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Hi All,

Those of you that I had the pleasure of chatting to at both Gaydon and Beaulieu will know that tomorrow I leave for my world tour!

I handed over the keys of my treasured vehicle this afternoon and my friend James became a 75 owner (well temporarily at least) so if you see any posts by a user called greddymop (don't ask me!) you know who it is.

Anyway, will try and keep in touch as much as possible and will see you all at the next meet after I am back.

Thanks to all!

Martin
 

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Hi All,

Those of you that I had the pleasure of chatting to at both Gaydon and Beaulieu will know that tomorrow I leave for my world tour!

I handed over the keys of my treasured vehicle this afternoon and my friend James became a 75 owner (well temporarily at least) so if you see any posts by a user called greddymop (don't ask me!) you know who it is.

Anyway, will try and keep in touch as much as possible and will see you all at the next meet after I am back.

Thanks to all!

Martin
Have a safe and wonderful journey

Bon voyage

MM
 

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Martin

Have a great time and remember to pop into an internet cafe every so often and give us an update. Prize for photographing a Russian or Argentinian 75 :)

Take care

Mike :)
 

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MikeM said:
Martin

Have a great time and remember to pop into an internet cafe every so often and give us an update. Prize for photographing a Russian or Argentinian 75 :)

Take care

Mike :)
Now that would be interesting, do we know globally how many cars were
Exported to each country (I bet Ian does) and more importantly actually sold in that countyry

but yes if you see any odd spec 75s or ZTs on your travel lets see them
 

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monkeysarm said:
Hi All,

Those of you that I had the pleasure of chatting to at both Gaydon and Beaulieu will know that tomorrow I leave for my world tour!

I handed over the keys of my treasured vehicle this afternoon and my friend James became a 75 owner (well temporarily at least) so if you see any posts by a user called greddymop (don't ask me!) you know who it is.

Anyway, will try and keep in touch as much as possible and will see you all at the next meet after I am back.

Thanks to all!

Martin
Martin

Have a great time and don't worry we will keep an eye on James or greddymop!

Cheers mate and take care

Ken
 

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There are the beasts - the 2 litre turbo rally car for the B roads, and the 75 for the commutes to work in the traffic! :shake:

Am just getting to grips with the 75 (though the fact the CD changer won't play any of my CD-RW's is slightly irritating.....), and have photographed every inch of the car to prove I can look after it!

Was good to see everyone at the Beaulieu over the weekend, and slightly tempted with the V8 MG (though prising me away from the GT4 is going to prove quite a challenge!)

First change to the car will be a single DIN unit for the dash to replace the existing Rover unit (it's the bottom line version - harmony I think it's called) and then get a set of the wheels like kandyman has on his - but financing two cars means these plans might have to go on the back burner for a couple of months.

Anyhow, there's my intro, and I'm sure I'll be coming up with pleanty of silly questions in the future!
 

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Have a safe journey my friend.
I'll look after the alloys for you until you get back.
18" straights, remember??

Luke & Lorna
 

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Hi All,

Thought I would just sign in and check on you all, and James (please observe NOS Diesel thread all you sensible members out there!)

Peru is incredible, been here over a month now and couldn´t be better. Have decided to extend trip to Bolivia and Argentina to add to Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand.

For those of you who are interested, check www.photobucket.com and search for saffib for photos.

Hope all is well for everyone!

Martin & Sarah
(please, please watch James, he has a vivid imagination and what seems to be a very large wallet, bad combination for my car!)
 

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Good to hear from you Martin (and Sarah). Sounds like you are having a good time :) Don't forget we need pics of 75's - surely they'll have them in Arentina ;)

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Hi Martin and Sarah

Just had a look at the pictures and it looks like you are having a wonderful time out there. :)

Well done and keep e'm coming

Take care on your travels

Ken
 

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Thanks for the replies! Nice to hear people are watching, some more pics up today (flew over the Nasca Lines yesterday) and will be more every week more or less whilst we are away, so keep watching.

No 75s as yet only one 25 and one 400! but will keep my eyes peeled and camera poised....

anyway, off to get on a 13 or 20 hour bus journey (we cant get a straight answer as to which it will be) to Cusco (and Macchu Picchu) so expect some good pics then.....

ta ta for now!

(James now on the ZT suspension thoughts, I am absolutely terrified of what i´m going to come back to!)
 

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Hiya

Hi All, just thought I would attach a couple of photos which I particularily like, hope everyone is OK back there, we have made it into Bolivia now after just over two months in Peru. We embark on yet another 12 hour rough bus ride tonight on our way to a nature conservation centre that we will be volunteering at for 15 days, before heading off to Argentina.

After that we have a short stint in Paraguay, off to the Iguacu falls (the largest waterfalls on earth no less!) in both Brazil and Argentina (they stretch across the border) and then down to Buenos Aires.

From then on it gets a bit sketchy, we hope to go down to the Welsh colonies in Patagonia and track down my girlfriends teacher who moved there when she was at school near Carmarthen, and see the breeding ground of some Southern Right Whales nearby, before then heading on to Santiago in Chile to fly to New Zealand on the 20th October!

Hope that everyone is OK there, we send group emails every now and then describing what goes on if anyone fancies listening in, if you want a giggle every now and then PM me your email address and we will see if we can fit you in!

Best wishes to all and their cars! (mine is OK from what I hear!) and have a great meet at Eden Park!

Martin & Sarah

Here are some pics, there are more on photobucket
http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/

Machu Picchu
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Peru/Martin_standing_Mapu.jpg
Dune Buggy!
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Peru/DSCN2452.jpg
Sunset on the Amazon River
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Peru/IMG_0529.jpg
Us and our Landcruiser for the Salt Flats
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Bolivia/IMG_2325.jpg
Flamingoes
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Bolivia/IMG_2156.jpg
 

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Best wishes to all and their cars! (mine is OK from what I hear!) and have a great meet at Eden Park!

Is that what James has told you? The truth is we have broken it up for spares:haha:

Sunset at the Amazon would make a great wallpaper by the way.

Enjoy and stay safe both of you and thanks for checking in with us.

Ken
 

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Hi Ken,

These are things not to jest about! Only kidding, wouldn´t put it past you all though, the car is prime stock!

There are a lot of pictures that are going to have to rotate as wallpapers I think, loving every minute of being out here, and have taken in excess of 2000 photos!

Anyway, thanks for your reply and nice to hop onto the forum once in a while to see whats on!

Regards

Martin
 

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Hi All,

Some of you may have noticed that I have been active on the forum the last couple of days, we are currently sat in Santiago, capital of Chile and are relaxing before our flight to New Zealand on the 25th. South America has been the most incredible experience, continually surprising us with the most amazing animals and scenery and we will be sad to say goodbye.

Our budget has gone well, so well in fact that we have decided to treat ourselves with a 5 day trip to Easter Island (expensive trip!) to experience the strange Moai stone heads and being on an island thousands of km´s from anywhere, we leave here on the 18th and get back on the 23rd to catch our NZ flight.

Unfortunately we have yet to see ANY South American 75´s, not even here in the capital of Chile, which is a very wealthy country with a high cost of living in comparison with most Latin American countries.

I have enclosed a couple of links to what I think are highlights of the last section of the South American part of the trip but as always there are many more in our photobucket account.

Caiman by our boat, Pantanal, Brazil
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Brazil/IMG_3231.jpg

Iguacu Falls, Brazilian side
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Brazil/IMG_3441.jpg

Buenos Aires main avenue at night
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Argentina/IMG_3706.jpg

Southern Right Whale breaching, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Argentina/IMG_3830.jpg

Cool ice-berg, Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Argentina/IMG_4130.jpg

Face of Perito Moreno, Argentina
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/Argentina/IMG_4157.jpg

As usual, lots more here! http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/saffib/

Hope everyone is well back home, been nice to have free internet and be able to spend time on the forum, especially interested in the Luxembourg meet idea next year, funds and job permitting!

All the best

Martin
 

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Hi Guys,

I saw you posted about the Lux meet, might be a nice holiday away :)

Thanks for the update of pictures, they look great And I am really jealous of you 2,
The picture of the Caiman looks scary and the killer whale looks fantastic

I wish I had done something like this when I was younger before I had a mortgage and a kid to pay for :)
 
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