Ariel Atom: deciding when to drive home

Ariel Atom: deciding when to drive home

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GFWilliams

4,868 posts

168 months

Tuesday 13th March 2012
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Lordbenny

7,704 posts

180 months

Sunday 25th March 2012
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Great story...

I read it and then realised that I saw your car parked up by the Swan & Sugar Loaf a couple of weeks ago! I live in Coulsdon and own a Westfield, I drove in home from Chorley, just North of Manchester last November. Ok, it wasn't in the snow but I have an idea of what you went through! wink

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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Coulsdon + Westfield / Croydon + Atom = Hoon!


Lordbenny

7,704 posts

180 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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DonnyMac said:
Coulsdon + Westfield / Croydon + Atom = Hoon!
laugh

I get out quite a lot with some local Westy boys. They plan some great runs into Surrey that include brekkie and some great roads. Were going to the kit car show at dettling in a couple of weeks and Im at the Sunday service at Mercedes Benz World this Sunday.

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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Lordbenny said:
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I get out quite a lot with some local Westy boys. They plan some great runs into Surrey that include brekkie and some great roads. Were going to the kit car show at dettling in a couple of weeks and Im at the Sunday service at Mercedes Benz World this Sunday.
Would love to come along with some like minded local drivers. SS is off for me as I'm out of the country, but anything else, feel free to ping me an email and I'll try and misbehave biggrin

Lordbenny

7,704 posts

180 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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DonnyMac said:
Would love to come along with some like minded local drivers. SS is off for me as I'm out of the country, but anything else, feel free to ping me an email and I'll try and misbehave biggrin
Cool, Im sure your car will pull a crowd at the Surrey owners club meet at the Parrot, Okley. Next one is on a Tuesday evening, I'll let you know the date soon and we can go down together with another Steve another Westy (Megabusa) owner from Wallington.

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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Excellent news, may even wash it.

Johnson SE

84 posts

172 months

Sunday 1st April 2012
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Just seen this brilliant write up.

As Lord Benny said we will have to meet up and have a blat somewhere. Is it supercharged by any chance?

Btw whose is the Westie in the first pic with the cage?

I saw a red/black Atom on Friday night around 7.30 in Carshalton as well do you know him is he on here?

Cheers

Steve

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Hi Steve, just back from hols...

I don't know the guy, but there is one chap on the Atom Club forum from Sutton way so could well be him.

Looking forward to catching up with you guys when you've got a date for the diary.

See you soon,
D.

Lordbenny

7,704 posts

180 months

Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Detling kit car show on Sunday! If you're in a kit you get in free!

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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Are you guys having a run down there?

Here's the car after detailing

http://www.youtube.com/embed/EDAaR9QwkMg

Johnson SE

84 posts

172 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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Yes we are meeting up on Sunday to have a blast down there,you're more than welcome to tag along.

The car looks very nice in the video.

If you cant make Sunday we have a meet at the Parrot Inn. Its touch and go if I will make it as the new workshop seems to be engulfing my life at the moment frown

Going to fit some new bits to my car tomorrow hopefully if not its just going to get a wash ready for Sunday smile

sneaky schnell

1,330 posts

166 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Great thread.

Thanks for sharing your completely mental experience.

Dalto123

3,177 posts

124 months

Saturday 9th June 2012
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DonnyMac, were you by any chance in Croydon today (purley way nr Ikea) in the Atom? Only I think I spotted you tongue out

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Saturday 9th June 2012
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I certainly was - but not for long though wink

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Here's the Atom on the TopGear track @ The SuperCar Event

Do you think the passenger enjoyed it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHOMkBz7RDc

Boydie88

3,282 posts

110 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Boredom at work has driven me to new parts of the forum and to here - I've long decided an Atom is a necessity in life at one point so I thought I'd have a read around here.

This story is fantastic. I was bricking myself when I went to get my first VX in the rain 30 miles away!

Hats off to you. Can't imagine what it would be like seeing an Atom in the snow let alone driving one, and driving one for that many miles.

Truly awesome. Happy motoring smile

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Hi Boydie,

Thanks.

I don't have access to your profile from the phone, but if you're local happy to take you for a spin to speed up your Atom purchase.

All the best,
D.

Boydie88

3,282 posts

110 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Thanks for the offer Donny. I'm the other side of London in North Herts.

However good the PAX ride would be, sadly my Atom purchase won't be for at least 5 years - unless my career progresses quicker than I could hope for.

Until then I'll be sticking with cheaper lightweights with at least and option of a roof so I can get to work during weeks like this.

Seany88

1,242 posts

181 months

Friday 17th August 2012
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Just read this and wanted to say that it was a great read and has brought back many memories of THOSE journeys that happen, because of situation and stubbornness that end up being great moments in life and enjoyable tales to tell...after enduring hell tongue out

Sounds like an awesome car mate, congrats!