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Does the flag adorn your car?

Poll: Does the flag adorn your car?

Total Members Polled: 17

I have the SA flag on my car: 3
I don't have the SA flag on my car: 12
I have another flag on my car: 0
I have another type of sticker on my car: 3
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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Tuesday 10th May 2011
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This South Africa forum has to be one of the quietest on PH. Anyone here? shout

So, in a bid to get some conversation going, I put this to you: who has a South African flag sticker on their car?

Multiple choices for those who have more than one car.

Why? Or why not?

lenandsons

1,119 posts

139 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Proudly on my car. Both in SA when I lived there, then in the UK and now in Canada, and when I return home eventually it will be on my car there as well

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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lenandsons said:
Proudly on my car. Both in SA when I lived there, then in the UK and now in Canada, and when I return home eventually it will be on my car there as well
Which flag?

lenandsons

1,119 posts

139 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Technicolour Y fronts aka the SA flag

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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lenandsons said:
Technicolour Y fronts aka the SA flag
laugh

Love the description.
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Alfanatic

7,343 posts

125 months

Tuesday 6th September 2011
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No flags on my car. In fact, I don't think there are any SA flags in our house. No particular reason, though oddly enough I as a kid I used to walk around Boksburg in a parka with a huge union jack on the back... on the one day of the year when it was cold enough to wear a Parka in Boksburg.

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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That reminds me, I used to have a large St George's flag draped over the parcel shelf of my Ford Laser back in SA.

I took being a "soutie" to a whole new level. biggrin


Alfanatic

7,343 posts

125 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Ahhh I haven't heard that term for years! Funny how in SA I was a soutie and in England I'm a saffer. I feel like the man from Atlantis...

lenandsons

1,119 posts

139 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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I tended to confuse people back in the Republic, had the Cornish flag on my bumper and the Liverpool flag with a Springbok flag on the rear parcel shelf ... was fun watching the 1-2-3 specials trying to figure it all out smile

rossw46

1,168 posts

66 months

Saturday 26th November 2011
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Yup,I'm in the UK and have a South African sticker on my car!

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Saturday 26th November 2011
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rossw46 said:
Yup,I'm in the UK and have a South African sticker on my car!
How long have you been here?
What's your reason for having the flag?

rossw46

1,168 posts

66 months

Sunday 27th November 2011
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I came over in 2005,and only planned on staying a couple of years,save some dough,and go back to uni at PUKKE in Potchefstroom.I left after my mom passed away,just needed the get away from everyone and everything I knew for a while!

On a happier note,I ended up rather liking it,the money and lifestyle was/still is pretty good,I was able to buy myself a decent bike,I met a lovely girl,and managed to persuade my employer at the time to pay for all my studies.

I suppose the fact that I earnt really crap money (as a barman) back in SA didn't help the cause,especially when I got here and started earning some really good money,life just became a blast!

I adorn the flag,I guess,because although I won't likely ever go back (permanently at least),I still love the country,and I'm grateful for what it gave me in my youth,and I'm still a proud saffa.

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Monday 28th November 2011
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Sorry to hear about your mom, but really glad things have turned out well for you. thumbup

rossw46

1,168 posts

66 months

Friday 23rd December 2011
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Cheers pints.

I went back for 10 days a couple of weeks ago,and really really enjoyed being back for the first time in two years,thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my 'ol man!

The place looks as good as it could,and people seem to be doing pretty well over there at the moment.

Thought I'd stick up a few of my pics (As you can see,I thoroughly enjoyed the off road riding,even though I had my first off
within the 1st half hour biglaugh ) There's something that cannot be explained in words about being out in the middle of the bush in complete quietness.






























rossw46

1,168 posts

66 months

Friday 23rd December 2011
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And I agree,this SA forum needs to wake the &*^£ up,the automotive scene there is quite lively,always has been,maybe it the fact that TELKOM is crap and/or expensive???

Merry Xmas to you all.

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Saturday 24th December 2011
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Nice pics, and I agree with Ross.
We need to drag the South African petrolheads kicking and screaming in the century of the mopani worm. biggrin

Zeptepi

23 posts

54 months

Saturday 31st December 2011
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hi guys. Happy New year to you.

Regarding the apathy up on the S.A. section, I think that this can be attributed to the fact that most of the motoring P.H.ers have left South Africa and are either in Wimbledon, Australia or New Zealand.

I don't have a flag on any of my cars, but having CX registration and often being asked if I live in Knysna, I have a sticker below the numberplate on all of my cars saying "Plett. Actually".

wildheb

5 posts

58 months

Saturday 7th January 2012
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Personally I think it's more to do with the fact that the petrolheads in SA are out enjoying the weather and living their lives as opposed to sitting on their pc's or laptops etc .

wildheb

5 posts

58 months

Saturday 7th January 2012
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And no I don't have a SA flag on my car. I think if you are that patriotic then you should live there!

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Original Poster:

17,795 posts

100 months

Tuesday 10th January 2012
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wildheb said:
And no I don't have a SA flag on my car. I think if you are that patriotic then you should live there!
That would explain why I neither live there, nor have the flag on my car.