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post #1 of 14 Old 09-19-2011, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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A visit from the boys in blue

This morning the police arrive. Some residents in the street have reported that in flagrant breach of the law I have parked my car on the 5m wide pavement and who do I think I am just because I drive a flashy car. After explaining that I arrived home at 1am after a 17 hour drive through fog and rain and intolerable traffic (can you hear the violins playing?), crawling around the neighbourhood unable to finding parking, I chanced upon a lucky break. A large sleeping policeman with a wide enough gap between parked cars that gave me access to the pavement in front of the apartment. After the cop tried the heavy clutch for size, he accepted my explanation that I was exhausted from pressing same for the past 17 hours. It was not an option to park at my garage and catch a bus home as there were no busses then. For dramatic effect, to appease the upset residents, the cops watched me fire up the car and head to work. Another lucky break, they were cool guys who appreciated the dirty beautiful Michalone.

Here are the pictures of the offending pavement parking...
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-19-2011, 07:45 AM
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Wonders never cease David. If I saw such a sight as your beautiful 308 on the pavement in front of me I would be thankful that my walk to work/shop/cafe/school (delete as appropriate) had been made that much better today.

Glad to hear that the local constabulary were more appreciative of moving metal art than your less informed and tolerant neighbours

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A visit that results in no fines and no tows - is a good visit
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The conversation began with fines and towing. Happily the officers were cool and the conversation ended with Michelin versus Pirelli and the fact that the car is older than each officer! The Michalone has added some more fans to her allure!

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I'm surprised the (jealous) resident didn't also complain about how loud that little red car was.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-19-2011, 12:50 PM
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hey

i like your car !!!.,,,,
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i like your car !!!.,,,,
Me too. And I like Amsterdam police!
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what wheels are those? they look great!
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-19-2011, 07:09 PM
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Chas- Those are competition Stratos wheels.

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Chas- Those are competition Stratos wheels.
so they are!

I thought they looked familar

thanks Taz!
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David, I like to hear stories with a happy ending!
Not all boys in blue are bast****.

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It is good to see that the Amsterdam police showed good taste and common sense.
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-20-2011, 07:00 AM
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I kinda like those wheels...wonder how they would look on a black car though!!!




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Patrick- Great, I would think. Gold or silver.
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