Ariel Atom: deciding when to drive home

Ariel Atom: deciding when to drive home

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DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Tuesday 21st August 2012
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Seany88 said:
Sounds like an awesome car mate, congrats!
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GordonF430

185 posts

176 months

Tuesday 21st August 2012
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So off to collect my Atom. Leave Edinburgh Wednesday night, drive down in rangie with trailer, arrive at the factory Thursday morning, run car in Thursday morning, spanner check at factory Thursday afternoon, drive back to edinburgh Thursday evening........wtf was I thinking!

Can't remember when I was so excited to last drive a car!!!

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Tuesday 21st August 2012
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Good luck with sleeping tonight!

Look forward to hearing the run-in experience.

I'll be sure to pray for snow so you can get the full-on 1st drive you need!

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GordonF430

185 posts

176 months

Tuesday 21st August 2012
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Hahaha! Cheers for that. Did a track day at Oulton in the snow in my last Atom....had to stop on the drive home when I lost the feeling in my hands.......

Need a good sleep tonight as I'll do about 1000 miles in the following 24 hours!

stoocake

330 posts

133 months

Tuesday 21st August 2012
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Amazing story - only just seen it now but thanks for posting

searsy

208 posts

243 months

Friday 18th January 2013
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You seriously have too many toys! I did the purchase in NI, hop to Belfast via Southampton Airport then ferry to cairnryan & sprint back to Surrey in my old 147GTA in the summer of 2009, that was long enough....in the depths of winter with snow on the ground, I salute you donnymac, you are truly hardcore

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Friday 18th January 2013
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Bit parky outside, where's the winter tyres thread?


arebrec

3,541 posts

184 months

Saturday 19th January 2013
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thumbup Do you only use it when it snows!!!! smile

Glad to see you're still having fun in it!!

k-ink

9,070 posts

140 months

Thursday 6th February 2014
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Very cool cool

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Friday 7th February 2014
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I'm disappointed that it has yet to snow down here this year hehe

k-ink

9,070 posts

140 months

Saturday 8th February 2014
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My neighbour bought a 4x4 in the run up to this winter. I'll tell him he may as well have bought an atom instead. I note they come with a snow plough already fitted hehe

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Thursday 11th January 2018
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Well, it's been several emotional years with the Atom - it's time to hand the baton on frown

I need first refusal if any of you ugly lot buy it!

My beloved Atom for sale -
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Here's a walk around -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDAaR9QwkMg

Lighty

370 posts

168 months

Saturday 13th January 2018
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Good luck with it, she's a beauty !

DonnyMac

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3,634 posts

164 months

Sunday 14th January 2018
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Thanks: I'll miss this car more than any other.