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mark1gls
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by mark1gls » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:56 pm

If you can start a build thread as we always like a good project. :good:


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Jack92
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Jack92 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Hey James,
Welcome to the forum bud, all I can say is make a project thread when you get round to it. Very interested in seeing how you get on.. will be a stunner once complete I’m sure


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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by R32 james » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:59 pm

I will do guys.



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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by C 20 CCO » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:38 pm

what a really great place..... Had a good look around and like what I see, so I'm moving in.

I've owned a 1984 CL in white, a 1987 GT in cosmos blue a 1989 GTII in silver; and now a 1991 GTII in pearl green. The current car has a rear brake disc conversion, new fuel tank and stainless filler neck, jetex exhaust, GTi oil cooler, and scala alloys diamond cut and re-sprayed pearl green. Will get some pictures as soon as I dig them out.

Glad to be here.... :good: :yahoo:
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kind regards,

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You must first be young and stupid!

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:50 pm

welcome!

User name - refers to a registration number? sounds familiar from a few years back?


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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by 16v_coupe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:16 am

C 20 CCO wrote:what a really great place..... Had a good look around and like what I see, so I'm moving in.

Glad to be here.... :good: :yahoo:
Welcome :chill:


02 Bora Estate 1.8t, AWP, LB5N (FL)
88 Scirocco GT 16v, 2.0 9A, LP7Y (FL)
87 Scirocco GTX 16v, 2.0 9A, LP7Y (MD)
80 Scirocco Storm, 1.6 EG, L98F, GTG 951W (MD)
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by MRMENDER » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:30 pm

Welcome C 20 CCO :-)



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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by scrumpyone » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:25 am

Welcome to the gang


Dave

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VWChris101
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by VWChris101 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:07 pm

Hi everyone.

My name is Chris, I've recently joined after purchasing a Mk1 Storm that was highlighted on here. A quick potted history of me and a bit of fun too, hopefully.

I started in the automotive industry (we called it car mechanics when I left school in the Seventies, but heh-ho) by joining a VW Garage in East London as an apprentice mechanic (thankfully we call them technicians today). At the time it was a an hour and half commute each way from home and in the late Seventies and jobs weren't easy to get, especially if all you left school with was a wave from the Headmaster as he muttered; "thank goodness that lot have gone" under his breath. I was also dead-keen on cars!

For those old enough to recall the country was in meltdown - if anyone thinks Brexit is bad! - in quick succession we had Mr Callaghan, Mrs Thatcher, The Winter of Discontent, the Miners Strike was on its way and I'd joined a VW Dealer who essentially had two models, a Beetle (Type1) and a Camper Van (Type2).

All my pals were dashing about in Mk1 Cortina's of the 1500GT type or Mk 1 Escorts 1300E's, I had, wait for it - a 6 volt Beetle with a 1200 engine running on three cylinders. Could it get much worse! Almost. VW bought NSU which had the wonderful RO80 with a rotary engine. Light years ahead of its time but what a nightmare that car was!

Then VW turned the corner. It brought in the Golf (well strictly the Rocco was first) swiftly followed by other water cooled vehicles - the aircooled purists went mad, I recall. VW then bought Audi, which was then a struggling nobody and the rest is history. A great story of true strategic planning. Not unlike British Leyland......

I worked for various VW/Audi/VAG Dealerships in London. Becoming reasonably okay-ish. An aside. I do have great memories of those days. The people, the cars, the culture. It was great. Nostalgia's not what its used to be is it!

Fast forward to today. I've owned one or two businesses over the years. I still do today. The most successful being a body repair business I started with my business partners back in the nineties in East London. Still going very well, employing about 50 people today - if my old Headmaster could see me now......I've also been involved in several charities over the years like I'm sure many of us have. I am Chair of one we started about five years ago trying to get apprentices back in to our industry. It's what gave me my start. We've placed or helped a good few hundred young people and have plans for many more. Another aside, whenever we hold an apprentice/employer/schools "showcase day", we try and get some classics there, everyone loves them, the mums, the dads, the teachers. The kids? Well, i think they like 'em too. Difficult to tell what they like at that age isnt it.

I hope I can contribute a little to the Forum/Register and also help people out if they need it / if I can, without being a nuisance. Ask me any question you like, as long as its an easy one. Seriously, if I can help, I'm happy too.

That's me done. Hi to everyone.

Chris
Oh, nearly forgot, the Storm, the reason I joined! If anyone is interested in following the resto of the Storm I'm happy to post. As I said above, I dont want to be a nuisance and I'm not here to sell. Let me know. Bear with on the IT side. We didn't even have BBC Acorn computers at my school.....



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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by the edmundator » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:29 pm

Hi Chris, and welcome. I'm sure all of us will be keen to see your Storm restoration, so get a thread started in the projects section.

It's always good to have some proper VW mechanic experience available, too!


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mark1gls
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by mark1gls » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:37 pm

Hello Chris, yes please more info on your Mk1, we always love a project/restoration thread.
Any help and advice is always appreciated and your experience will be very welcome. :-D

Post up a picture if you can.


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Village Idiots
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Village Idiots » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:25 am

Indeed welcome to a really friendly forum.



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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by scrumpyone » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:03 am

Welcome along Chris, enjoy the ride.


Dave

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:50 pm

Chris - a big welcome.


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Jack92
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Jack92 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:00 pm

Welcome to the forum bud, get a project thread up be good to see


Jack
South East

www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse


Jack
South East

http://www.motorsportdiscounts.co.uk
Seat Leon 1.8T 20V - Track Car
VW Scirocco Scala 1.8 Inj - Toy
Ford Transit 2.0 - Work Horse