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#1612232 - 27/11/2017 10:41 See you guys around.
patch234 Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7635
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Well, after numerous coupe's owned and large amounts of cash spent on them. It's time for me to part company with this marque and I must say, it's been a fantastic experience. But the last one has now gone and there won't be any others to come.

I can't say that I will be visiting the forum much anymore, it's time to move on. Not one for posting messages such as this, usually, when I am done with something there is no announcement made. But the forum has been a fantastic resource for me and it's always been a pleasure to come on here.

One of the reasons I am posting as I want to remove myself from a parts group I created on FB. I can't do it until I put in a admin person to continue the moderation of the page. There are around 580 members presently.

Group can be viewed here > Facebook Group

Anyone want to take this on?

As I say, had a fantastic time and I hope the forum continues for a long time after this post appears.

Been a pleasure to get to know you guys, good luck all and Long Live the Coupe

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#1612233 - 27/11/2017 11:23 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
magooagain Offline
Club member 259
Forum is my life

Registered: 22/10/2008
Posts: 6410
Loc: ked
wave wave Good luck for the future.
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#1612234 - 27/11/2017 11:30 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
Edinburgh Online   content
Club member 225
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 04/03/2007
Posts: 9960
Loc: Auld Reekie
This is sad news Phil...in spite of you (and many others) having "retired" in the past then partaken of the rejuvenation drops you make this sound worryingly terminal frown

The amount of time and money you've put into maintaining the numbers of coops on the road is immeasurable and that's not including the hundreds of hours of elbow grease involved in the countless detailing challenges you've undertaken.

I hope you are not succumbing to some far-away political maelstrom and running for head-of-state, or even running an illicit inter-planetary grass-seed smuggling operation laugh

But do pop by whenever and post links to your latest creations smile

Arrivederci mate wave
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#1612236 - 27/11/2017 11:38 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
GrahamL Offline
I need some sleep

Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3471
Loc: Pothole City
Don't worry we'll still be here when you get your next coupe. wink

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#1612237 - 27/11/2017 12:19 Re: See you guys around. [Re: GrahamL]
patch234 Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7635
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Originally Posted By GrahamL
Don't worry we'll still be here when you get your next coupe. wink


Not this time Graham....I know myself well enough to know when I am done. This of course means moving on, new horizons and positivity, not sadness over some perceived loss (Hey, check out the philosophy here).

Cheers Ed. There is a move on the cards for next month actually, not head of state, but head of something else smile Meaning less time in the UK, nothing new there then smile

Anyway, what about this FB group folks? It's hassle free, not the usual FB antics and very simple...
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#1612244 - 27/11/2017 14:02 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
JKD Offline
Forum is my job

Registered: 20/09/2008
Posts: 4390
Loc:
Nooooooooooo!!!! frown

patch you can only leave Coop ownership once you have owned all the models! And if I'm right, I don't think you've ever owned the 1.8 16v. chinny

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#1612247 - 27/11/2017 14:44 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
GrahamL Offline
I need some sleep

Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3471
Loc: Pothole City
Originally Posted By patch234
Not this time Graham....I know myself well enough to know when I am done.


That's exactly what I thought too. laugh

I guess the difference is you're getting out while prices are low so are unlikely to be tempted back as I was by a major drop in prices, but if someone had told me after I got rid of my first coupe that I'd own another almost identical one 8 years later I'd have thought they were mad.

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Anyway, what about this FB group folks?


Can't help there, I have nothing to do with that stuff.

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#1612248 - 27/11/2017 15:26 Re: See you guys around. [Re: JKD]
patch234 Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7635
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Yes, I owned a LHD 1.8 (16V, inky) on UK plates when I lived in La Manga in Spain. My Dad drove it down from the UK with mother coming along too. They enjoyed it. Sold it in Spain before we left.

It's the 16V Turbo I have never had. Too bad, nevermind smile
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#1612252 - 27/11/2017 16:01 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
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Club member 1313
My job on the forum

Registered: 23/10/2013
Posts: 1250
Loc: Staffs
Shame you didn't get to sample one in 16vt flavour.
It's the best one! Are you sure we can't tempt you with one more? wink

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#1612270 - 27/11/2017 18:21 Re: See you guys around. [Re: Dazvr6]
Theresa Offline
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Registered: 04/06/2006
Posts: 22716
Loc: North Wales
Sorry to see you go Phil and hope you will be back one day or at least pop in here and say hi smile

It's been a pleasure to meet you in the past and hopefully will do again one day in the future.

Good company at past AGM's and great videos and 'sound off's' at meets like Cosford cool

Take care Phil and I wish you and your family well and all the best for the future smile

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#1612281 - 27/11/2017 23:40 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
ioksotot Offline
Club Member: 29
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 27/06/2008
Posts: 647
Loc: Kingston-upon-Hull
Sorry to hear this Phil, take care and pop back from time to time smile

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#1612287 - 28/11/2017 07:38 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
Jim_Clennell Offline
Club member 105
Forum veteran

Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 16223
Loc: Corridor of Uncertainty
Don't be a complete stranger, Phil. You've done such a fantastic job of promoting the Coupé over the years - thanks for everything. I'll keep up to date with your amazing pitch construction expolits over on FB!
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#1612302 - 28/11/2017 11:30 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
samsite999 Offline
I AM a Coop

Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11045
Loc: ,
hahahaha, thats what they all say smile

Till next time Phil, enjoy the brake and just remember... time heals almost all wounds.
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#1612305 - 28/11/2017 11:56 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
JKD Offline
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Registered: 20/09/2008
Posts: 4390
Loc:
Originally Posted By patch234
It's the 16V Turbo I have never had. Too bad, nevermind smile


If this was a movie, after the credits have finished, there would be a scene of Phil stationary at red traffic lights in a black Ferrari F355. A guy in a red Coop pulls up next to him and says, ''Nice car! What's the retail on one of those?'' Phil looks at the Coop's B pillar and sees a 16V Turbo badge on there. He calmly looks at the guy for a few seconds and then suddenly and quite hysterically, he starts yelling, ''SELL ME YOUR FIAT COUPE!!!''

Basically it sets up a sequel.

laugh

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#1612306 - 28/11/2017 12:08 Re: See you guys around. [Re: JKD]
BBR Offline
Club member 1435 - Membership
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Registered: 15/05/2011
Posts: 1626
Loc: Hemel of the Hempstead
Originally Posted By JKD
Originally Posted By patch234
It's the 16V Turbo I have never had. Too bad, nevermind smile


Basically it sets up a sequel.

laugh


Roll on patch234 2 laugh
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#1612322 - 28/11/2017 14:39 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
patch234 Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7635
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Interesting concept that. The Ferrari 355 part smile

So let's assume no one wants to take on the small FB group .... For the love of the marque someone needs to give it a try. It can always be passed on...
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#1612324 - 28/11/2017 16:03 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
Submariner Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 1147
Loc: Kent
with the cash you have spent on the Coupe (s) you could of had a lovely 355 and some....surely. I'm still smarting from you beating me to the Chrono LE by about 3mins. banghead

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#1612334 - 28/11/2017 18:05 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
patch234 Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7635
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Yeah I must be in around 70K at least. I dare not count. Anyway, new admin found for the FB group. Good luck all...

Phil
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#1612339 - 28/11/2017 18:36 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
JKD Offline
Forum is my job

Registered: 20/09/2008
Posts: 4390
Loc:
Take care Phil, wishing you all the best for the future! wave thumb

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#1612358 - 28/11/2017 21:40 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
Gripped Offline
Club member 1144
I need some sleep

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 3017
Loc: S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Good luck Phil.

I washed my cheap old Coupe on the weekend, and glanced back and realised there is something very special about the car....

Maybe you'll be back Phil. Even in a few years when the Coupe scene has evolved into something different.

If not, best wishes for the future. thumb
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#1612364 - 28/11/2017 23:10 Re: See you guys around. [Re: Gripped]
came2dance Offline
I AM a Coop

Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 13193
Loc: england
Hey all the best Phil. Another one of the good guys gone frown don't let the grass grow under your feet mate. (I may have done that joke before <yes it was a bloody joke!> ) I suppose it will be driving miss daisy now laugh
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#1612366 - 29/11/2017 02:10 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
AnnieMac Offline
Club member 1580
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 15/04/2013
Posts: 1009
Loc: Berkshire
Phil - what car will you be driving instead?
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#1612407 - 30/11/2017 10:36 Re: See you guys around. [Re: patch234]
samsite999 Offline
I AM a Coop

Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11045
Loc: ,
Knowing location, Donky
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