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    ...amazing...

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    So I had this pushy bright spark rings me up and asks if he can view the PEARL OF THE EAST . ROLLER
    so he turns up and looks at the five 1908 SILVER GHOSTS —- i like those — how about i buy the lot —- give me the sole agency —- i give you a fixed price —— all sales go through me ?????????

    SEX AND TRAVEL SUNSHINE !!!!!! Nobody — and i do mean nobody tells me what and when i can fernagle my bits and pieces . Would have meant a few grand going into the coffers , but i love my freedom and thats never going to change . Guy went away empty handed —- but he is coming back Sunday morning to try and sweet talk me ——- well, good luck with that one .

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    ...it can be lonely at the top jack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUJIMO View Post
    ...it can be lonely at the top jack...
    Wrong again Fuji——— i was never at the top——plus , i have never been LONELY. Always too busy .

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    Now comes the tricky bits —- finishing the bodywork. Making the seats and upholstery——fernagling the handbrake — gearshift—and custom box to house them. Number plate—-exhausts —hood belt—crystals for the lights —- dash instruments —- and a hundred and one things that need doing before it finally goes out of the door . Still, i have a clear and uninterrupted day to break its back.

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    THIEVING -ROBBING—CROOKED—BASTARDS WHO ARE THE INLAND REVENUE . Have just hit me with another 10,000 tax bill.
    Was a time in England when an Englishman’s home was his castle, you could own one house —- change it whenever you like —- up or down—- you never had to pay a tax on it .
    A while back , government decided they weren’t getting enough tax from the thrifty house owner . So they imposed a “HOUSE TAX” .
    Below 250-000 [there is no such thing as a house below 250,000 anywhere in the uk] no tax .
    above That threshold you pay anything from three to ten thousand. No escape —no ifs -buts or appeals .its the law !!!!!!!!
    So, being the gentle citizen that i am — i bought a house —- just a small two bedroomed terrace house in a quiet West Sussex village . If all else fails - we had at least , a roof over our heads and it was paid for . Bear in mind— that is the only house i owned . I lived in a rented house for the next ten years .
    I did rent out the house —- paid the feckin revenue people tax on every “UNEARNED INCOME” POUND I EVER RECEIVED . For the next nine years .
    decided to buy a small house in my village . I was able to do this by selling the terrace house .
    Of course the value has increased a fair bit [one of the reasons for buying it in the first place] It’s ok though — because its the only house i own- WRONG-WRONG-WRONG— GIMME TEN GRAND —-
    England is not the place it used to be —— you have to be wealthy to even visit or travel through it these days —let alone reside here .

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    You make me feel better about my property tax bill this year.

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    Jackie: I think I see a move to Florida, USA for you in the not too distant future. Sunshine thruout the year (like NO SNOW), no income tax and a lot less "House Tax" and you can buy a house for 1/3 of what you pay in UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotary John View Post
    Jackie: I think I see a move to Florida, USA for you in the not too distant future. Sunshine thruout the year (like NO SNOW), no income tax and a lot less "House Tax" and you can buy a house for 1/3 of what you pay in UK.
    No chance of that Johnno. Afraid I’m too English —- main reason is the plain simple fact that the immigration people would not let me in !!!!!!!!
    What use is a 90 year old contrary old bastard to the USA?????????
    Nothing left to offer except an old and pretty much useless shell . Good example of what happens to a human being that doesn’t stick to the rules — grabbed it by the testicles and squeezed the life out of it.
    I’m a prime example of the result of a great life up to now !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackiewilson View Post
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    I use common sense at all times . [my own version]. I have been known to have got it wrong—— last time was 1980 over the introduction of the safety cell.
    Well I am glad the Safety Cell became a standard in many forms of racing. I first saw a real safety cell used in the Unlimited Hydroplane boats (they copied what military fighter planes were using).

    The first time I saw a Turbine powered Unlimited was in San Diego. And I got a little anxious for the Budweiser driver. He approached the corner near wide-open, and I did not know if he was going to make the turn or barrel roll. He set & hooked his skid fin and scream around the corner. Truly a high speed skill.

    ~~~~~
    And here is that Bud driver Kropfeld, with owner Bernie Little and future VP (at that time) George Bush Sr.

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    Gary and Lou were going to be my surprise guests at my party next Sunday. However Gary called me to say they would not be coming as Lou had a Bad fall and split her head open. After being taken to hospital and having the wound stitched , doctors advised her it would not be a good idea to fly, hence the visit being cancelled . Not the best start to the week.
    All the geico toys have gone , no sign of them left at the STUART facility.
    HUSKI race team will be fielding two race boats with Steve and Pat as the jockeys —- no surprise as to the throttle Man in the second rig . Been around as long as Stevie ?????
    Gary and LOU will be running the team , racing begins in March —all being well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake X Kid View Post


    never realised the unlimited had the safety cell first—- i always thought it was F1 cars first. I know CHRIS HODGES was working on the MACLAREN cockpit long time before we got them in boats.

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    wilson clan in the USA with Gary Stray.[ Ratbag].

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    Told you you should of invited me. Unfortunately I am unavailable to step in.

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