Hold(en) my beer - Monaro, Ute and Commodore content

Hold(en) my beer - Monaro, Ute and Commodore content

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SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Saturday 6th July 2019
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Calling it and heading home. Will fight again another day!

ZX10R NIN

23,999 posts

102 months

Saturday 6th July 2019
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Luv it great work.

Mr Tidy

17,113 posts

104 months

Sunday 7th July 2019
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Love it OP. thumbup

I know Tobacco sponsorship has been outlawed for years, but the JPS livery was/is just so good - and anyway back in the day I used to them. rolleyes

Pit Pony

5,750 posts

98 months

Sunday 7th July 2019
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Mr Tidy said:
Love it OP. thumbup

I know Tobacco sponsorship has been outlawed for years, but the JPS livery was/is just so good - and anyway back in the day I used to them. rolleyes
I know you are right.

In fact i can think of a few classic tabbaco company advertising logos and graphics that have visual impact.
In all cases I'd struggle to keep my principles in tact and not just live with the graphics


OXCiD3

1 posts

41 months

Monday 8th July 2019
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gregs656 said:
I like these.

Got pics with the tent up?
Previous owner here.

Here's a pic from when I took it to Le Mans in 2018:


That's a full sized Mattress in the back.


With a fluffy cotton duvet and memory foam pillows. Because just because you're a bogan at heart it doesn't mean you can't be comfy.



Edited by OXCiD3 on Monday 8th July 22:20

hyphen

26,262 posts

67 months

Monday 8th July 2019
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Love it thumbup

And glad you are keeping the decals, adds to the look

Turn7

21,085 posts

198 months

Monday 8th July 2019
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Love a pick up...so very nearly bought a P100 many moons ago....

Loving the logos as well, enjoy!

SturdyHSV

Original Poster:

9,034 posts

144 months

Monday 8th July 2019
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OXCiD3 said:
Previous owner here.

Here's a pic from when I took it to Le Mans in 2018:


That's a full sized Mattress in the back.


With a fluffy cotton duvet and memory foam pillows. Because just because you're a bogan at heart it doesn't mean you can't be comfy.



Edited by OXCiD3 on Monday 8th July 22:20
Cheers mate wavey the ones I took were obviously far too big to upload and it's such a faff resizing them with a phone.

I slummed it in comparison, I'm thinking of heading in to Europe with it during the summer shutdown so I may copy your (excellent) idea...

aka_kerrly

12,205 posts

187 months

Tuesday 9th July 2019
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Love it, a very versatile vehicle, I'm planning on sending a picture of the tent setup to a mate of mine as that would be ideal for him as he is the laziest camper i know.

Im lucky to have had a go in a few Holden/HSV Utes an saloons including Walksinshaw racing specials (inc a ex Walkinshaw owned car) as my former boss is a mad Holden fan, although currently Holdenless as he sold a few to Elite/Precious Metal on here - i can highly recommend buying either of them.

Oh an the JPS livery HAS TO STAY or how about for next year doing a TWR tribute as Walksinshaw has quite the history of racing Holdens, the Griffin part in particular stretched down the side to look like it's leaping out the truck bed into the door !!





SturdyHSV

Original Poster:

9,034 posts

144 months

Tuesday 9th July 2019
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aka_kerrly said:
Love it, a very versatile vehicle, I'm planning on sending a picture of the tent setup to a mate of mine as that would be ideal for him as he is the laziest camper i know.

Im lucky to have had a go in a few Holden/HSV Utes an saloons including Walksinshaw racing specials (inc a ex Walkinshaw owned car) as my former boss is a mad Holden fan, although currently Holdenless as he sold a few to Elite/Precious Metal on here - i can highly recommend buying either of them.

Oh an the JPS livery HAS TO STAY or how about for next year doing a TWR tribute as Walksinshaw has quite the history of racing Holdens, the Griffin part in particular stretched down the side to look like it's leaping out the truck bed into the door !!
Agree the JPS livery is probably staying for the foreseeable future, it just works so well hehe

markone2

19 posts

142 months

Saturday 13th July 2019
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14 seconds ? for standing 1/4 mile...WTF are you guys playing at ?, you already have one VX Commodore Ute road car
in your fine land,..........affectionately known as LBT , ex Aus , belongs to a gent named Darrell and runs a genuine 10 second
1/4 mile all day every day...then again it was built and tuned in Aus....Cheers M

SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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markone2 said:
14 seconds ? for standing 1/4 mile...WTF are you guys playing at ?, you already have one VX Commodore Ute road car
in your fine land,..........affectionately known as LBT , ex Aus , belongs to a gent named Darrell and runs a genuine 10 second
1/4 mile all day every day...then again it was built and tuned in Aus....Cheers M
It's had a remap at best and I've no interest in drag racing it, if it ran 10s I think we'd all be pretty surprised hehe

Continues to serve as a comfy daily, tank to tank worked out as a touch under 21mpg, ultimately not too bad for the amount of fun it is.

Occasionally warming to the auto

SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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Popped over to Santa Pod again to support some friends racing at Bugjam. Obviously it rained all weekend so not a whole lot of use, but the tent did its job and I gave them a hand towing the 'rat-a-van' back to the lockup hehe





Getting about 450km from what seems to be about a 60 litre tank. Apparently it's 65 litres, but the last 5 are used to cool the fuel pump so you can't actually use them.

No problems to report, uses no oil, desperately needs the LSD replacing, in the wet it's literally preposterous hehe

Planning a 2 week European road trip during factory shutdown mid August, may need to up the mileage on the insurance at this rate!

SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th August 2019
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So in the interest of building up enough social pressure that I have to, I have been informing everyone of what I'm doing over the summer shutdown, which starts at the end of this week. General plan is 'to drive off in to Europe'.

It is a 'plan' in the loosest possible sense of the word, other than a few things...

The first weekend a friend is visiting his parents' in France, so I'm driving down there at some point so I can at least start the 2 weeks with a shower. I want to go to the Alfa museum, thus Milan is inevitable, Monza is thus nearby, and Lake Como also. The final weekend there's a WRC round in Germany and a friend lives in Cologne so that seems a good place to stop. I found out the other day that the Monday is a bank holiday too, so that means I don't have to drive back on the Sunday = result.

I've decided as a rather silly way of picking places to go that I'm also going to take a few watches back to visit their headquarters (sorry, the thread should have a 'pompous watch prick' disclaimer hehe).

A colleague recommended the automobile museum in Mulhouse too, so that's on the cards. I'd also like to go near Grindelwald and Eiger simply for Gran Turismo reasons getmecoat

General plan is some France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. I have no plans on where to stay, but the Ute tent will always be available, and fortunately as I'm not 'inside' the vehicle hopefully there won't be any issues with interesting rules in Switzerland. Expecting roughly 3,000 miles.

I will try to update the thread with anything interesting that happens, I imagine it won't be as action packed as some people manage on these sorts of things, but I'm hoping that a JPS liveried pickup with a V8 should at least generate some good will amongst the odd local, because Allah knows my personality certainly isn't going to hehe

Mr Tidy

17,113 posts

104 months

Thursday 8th August 2019
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That sounds like a fantastic trip - have a great time. thumbup

And hopefully you'll let us know how it goes!

SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Friday 9th August 2019
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Well I've booked the chunnel for tomorrow at about half 1. Mate's parents' place is about 7 hours South of Calais, interestingly the route there takes me right through Le Mans, so I may well crash there for Saturday night as I know my way around and it'll be interesting to see it outside of a 24 hour week.

There was also a little bar in Spay near where we camped with a lovely barmaid called Marine hehe

But who am I kidding, I'll be sleeping next to an open air stter on the side of a motorway, at least I've got a few books to read thumbup

BrettMRC

2,498 posts

137 months

Friday 9th August 2019
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"in the wet it's literally preposterous"

Right, I now need one of these, or maybe a monaro.

Great choice biggrin

SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Well it's time for an update... To put it concisely, the diff is fked hehe

I'm staying in Le Mans this eve but it'll be a recovery job tomorrow. Baaaaad noises around roundabouts / in a straight line, generally everywhere. Who would have thought that all my wanton abuse would come back to bite me hehe

I have managed to randomly end up in the hotel the (non-mechanic) corvette team use during the 24 heures, the most friendly receptionist said to come see her during next year's race as she gets a few passes, we shall see!

Of a more PH vibe her Peugeot 307 has so far been all over France, Austria, Germany and England, and she's having it flown (at no small cost!) to America next year, fascinating people's attachments to metal boxes!

Currently sat by a lake with a beer so it could be worse, Sheila will be getting a truetrac as she deserves and all this one wheel peel mess will be resolved once and for all.

Turn7

21,085 posts

198 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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elevenses for fun...... wink

SturdyHSV

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9,034 posts

144 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Turn7 said:
elevenses for fun...... wink
The temptation to send it to hell is strong, if she's happy for me to kill it in the morning then I shall upload the video hehe