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Rallye James
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PostSubject: Everyone loves a photo   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:33 am

For anyone who doesn't know me, I'm a photo whore, OK. If you already know me, you knew that already didn't you Wink

Will stick up a proper blog for the black Rallye later but for now, here's a bit of an introduction and some of my old cars.

It all started four years ago now when I bought a chavtastic 106 Rallye...



Paid too much for it, turned out to be a rusty shed, never mind. I dechavved it and it took from Land's End to John O'Groats, round the Nurburgring a couple of times, and more importantly, got me hooked on anything with the word 'Rallye' in it's name.





Had some silly wheels for a while...





And ended up looking like this...



Then I got tired of the rust, and it failed an MOT on the emissions, sold it for next to nothing and went looking for a GTi6. Next thing, up pops something Bianca White with rainbow stripes on the side. Throw in an added bonus of being 'famous' and I was off to Brighton to pick up a 306 Rallye.





Famous, I said. It was the ex Peugeot press car Rallye, meaning it had been well looked after by Peugeot. Err, yeah...



It slowly but surely got transformed, losing a wheel along the way (these Rallyes are desperate to shed weight Laughing )





It was a lovely car for cruising along motorways but it just never had the fun aspect of the 106.

In the meantime, my brother turned 17 and started looking for a first car that he could afford to insure. Naturally, along came Rallye #3. Not mine, but I reckon I drove it more than him Laughing

This time it was a 1.3 S1 Rallye. I've never had so much fun in such a small engined car! Coupled with a 266mm 306 HDi brake setup and an insanely loud Supersprint exhaust it was a little screamer.





Went through a few sets of wheels, got slammed, then he got a job on a farm, bought a Land Rover and this went.

So I decided I needed another 106 in my life. Had my eye on something a bit special, something I nearly bough a couple of years before. I took a plane to Newcastle and drove back in what is known as 'Rack' Very Happy



Those in the know will tell you there's three black S2 Rallyes in the UK, a RHD 16v, a LHD 16v and a LHD 8v. This is the one with the proper engine! Very Happy

Engine bay got tarted up (don't worry, I swapped that rusty manifold for a shiny Raceland Very Happy)



OZs got tried on for a bit, but realistically they were a bit big, so they're for sale now



Uber rare euro spec interior found its way in thanks to Chris



And I even went to Holland to pick up a LHD carpet for it, LOL. Also fitted the OE GTi headunit and a 306 stereo control stick.



And that's pretty much as it stands, with a few new decals added along the way.









Told you I was a photo whore... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:42 am

Really good post mate, your car is definatly loved.
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:43 am

Such a whore
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:01 am

Ah, do miss your old 106 James, was the car that made me (and a lot of other people!) want a Supersprint!

Miss the 306 too, Nurburgring was a good laugh. Just didn't look right with black bump strips and grey wheels at Combe!
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:13 am

Chris, Andy bought my white Ph3 strips when he bought the 306, so they'll be going back on. Them wheels I painted with some crap Halfords silver, so they look dark, but they're not grey! He also has a sexy Peugeot Sport Sparco bucket Very Happy

Kris, you knows it Wink

Huw, cheers, I love it too, makes me feel quite lucky to own it!
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:19 pm

Nice cars l remember your 106 and 306 well from my french days.

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Rear clip of an mr2 turbo would have being ideal its taken off in one piece. Remove the body work and your left with an engine/gearbox in the subframe with driveshafts & hubs etc all held together
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:32 am

great thread there james, as I said in your other thread used to love your old S2 infact it inspired me to do a few things on my car.
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:01 am

Haha, yeah, noticed the classic red bonnet lifters in a pic of yours with the bonnet up Wink I did them graphite grey on this one but they look more like dirty black Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:02 am

lmfao, yes those and the boot lifter were thanks to you
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone loves a photo   Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:34 am

The sound of Jame's supersprint was probably the decider for me when i first turned up for that meet.......... i will never choose anything else
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