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#1620283 - 10/05/2018 20:37 Interesting customer...
Jim_Clennell Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
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I picked up a car from a customer this morning. It's a Golf GTi on an 07 plate. Nothing particularly special, although he had a few other cars in the garage, including a LaFerrari, a type 35 Bugatti,
a pink Austin A35 (looking rather sorry for itself) and about 30 other cars and bikes.

I kept my fingers in my ears while I was there, mind...
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#1620284 - 10/05/2018 21:27 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Nick Mason, perchance?

Provider of drums to the best band in the world??

Woweww

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#1620285 - 10/05/2018 22:45 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: HiraethHuw]
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Originally Posted By HiraethHuw


Provider of drums to the best band in the world??


I thought that was Andy Hargreaves..?
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#1620286 - 10/05/2018 22:47 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Had to Google him.
I'm a clot?
Nah...

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#1620288 - 11/05/2018 07:53 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I woke up still excited about your experience!

Did you meet him? Dud you see his helicopter too?

I bet he'd like your Jag.

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#1620311 - 11/05/2018 13:15 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Didn't meet him (or his chopper!), I'm not kidding myself about our importance! But the guys were real petrolheads, who love their job and realise what an amazing opportunity they have. We swapped stories of Harleys with flames (more on that soon...), but didn't mention the Jag. Next time!
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#1620328 - 11/05/2018 18:20 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I've underestimated his wealth.
In my head I had a pic of him leaning on a gate outside of his farm house. Didn't think he'd have staff looking after his motor collection - what a job that would be.

He could be a regular customer of yours.
Maybe they're testing you our on the Golf before you get to work on some of the others.

Keep us posted please?

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#1620483 - 15/05/2018 14:42 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: HiraethHuw]
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Originally Posted By HiraethHuw


Provider of drums to the best band in the world??

Woweww


But Keith Moon died years ago? :-)

MM


Edited by Master_Mariner (15/05/2018 14:43)

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#1620492 - 15/05/2018 16:50 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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There is a program on Sky Arts, called Brian Johnson meets... Episode 3 is Nick Mason and about half way through, they talk about his cars, resulting in a ride in the 250 GTO... Apparently that car was put down as collateral to under write a come back tour due to potential legal cases over use of the bands name after 2 members had left and could possibly restricted the use of the name.

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#1620506 - 16/05/2018 06:13 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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The GTO was there. Apparently, it raced in anger every year from 1962 until 2014.
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#1620508 - 16/05/2018 10:11 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I thought the 250GTO had been raced more recently than that at places like Goodwood. I met one of the guys who looks after the cars once, I'd asked him what he did for a living and he said he had the ultimate boys job. His own car was a scruffy old Fiat Uno, but he got to drive the ones he looked after occassionally so he was happy!
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#1620521 - 16/05/2018 21:27 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I’ve had a couple of race driving coaching days with Mark Hales who has raced many of Nick Mason’s cars for him and I have their joint book “Into the Red” where each describes their view on each of the amazing cars.
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#1620617 - 19/05/2018 22:14 Re: Interesting customer... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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We were told that they decided to stop racing the GTO just because it had become an issue even transporting such a valuable item - never mind punting it round race tracks! It was a really great experience to see round such an amazing collection. Don't know if we'll get another chance to see it, but if not, I won't complain!


Edited by Jim_Clennell (20/05/2018 16:36)
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