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One of the great things about the UK is when the sun comes out, so do a lot of great cars. Today is probably the nicest day of the years and we had to go into London for a few things. Over a 6 hour period ran across:

2 Bugatti Veyrons
3 Cal Spiders
3 430 Spiders
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599 GTB
2 458s
360 Modena
550 Barchetta (rosso corsa and stunning)
A bunch of Lambos
Delorean

etc.

Just walking around makes for a good day out.
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Who needs car shows when you can see all that just wandering around!

Enjoy it. If the weather this side of the Irish sea is anything to go by, those cars will be back in their heated garages very soon.

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
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Still have to see a veyron in the flesh....I am not sure there is one down here and if there is, it is likely in the Cape (Cape Town) in Rupert's collection.
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One of the great things about the UK is when the sun comes out, so do a lot of great cars. Today is probably the nicest day of the years and we had to go into London for a few things. Over a 6 hour period ran across:

2 Bugatti Veyrons
3 Cal Spiders
3 430 Spiders
612
599 GTB
2 458s
360 Modena
550 Barchetta (rosso corsa and stunning)
A bunch of Lambos
Delorean

etc.

Just walking around makes for a good day out.
Even on a bad day the cars in London are stunning.

Stayed at the Ritz a few times and the cars that go in and out of there are incredible.

FF 16M Speciale
Lamborghini SV Roadster
Carrera GT GT3RS Viper ACR
Bentayga 69z28 Healey
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Not often you see weather in the UK this time of year with a low of 58 F and a high of 79 F. Late summer and you earned it this year.

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because you spent the whole day at Harrods?
Not at all. Did walk past it but only briefly.
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Not often you see weather in the UK this time of year with a low of 58 F and a high of 79 F. Late summer and you earned it this year.
Taz, we made a lot more than that! Reckon on close to 90 F!!
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Taz, we made a lot more than that! Reckon on close to 90 F!!
Come on Mark we have not dealt in the old American colonial figures for as long as my great grandma can remember.

We deal in degrees centigrade and its a high of 30C today.

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Come on Mark we have not dealt in the old American colonial figures for as long as my great grandma can remember.

We deal in degrees centigrade and its a high of 30C today.

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Decimal currency? It'll never catch on!!
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It was a beautiful day today

Spotted a 308GT4, 328GTS, 2x 360, 550, Daytona Spyder, Caterham Superlight and a K'egg going hell-for-leather...


Also 3 x458s, 599GTO and Team Cedric (2x 430 Scuds?).


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Well ... around 30C in Oporto (Portugal) too... and what a beautiful beach day it was :-)



And my list has:

(1) 458

(2) 430

(1) 360 spider

(1) 575

(1) 348

(1) Testarossa

(2) 456

BUT...ok ok it was all in a car show...so I guess that doesnt count :-(

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Sorry about that. Did not realize you had become so Europeanized. Next thing you know, it will be km/hr and liters/100 km. From the folks who invented QFE, I am surprised. Do you measure rainfall in inches or centimeters? Seems like I should know after living there for 6 years, but do not remember. Is a person's weight in Stones, lbs or kgs? Always liked stones, but multiplying 14 in your head is a bit of work.

I check the London weather daily because my daughter lives in Dartford. 58 F=14 C, and 79 F=26 C. (F-32)/1.8=C, to be pedantic. 1.8C+32=F, [email protected] Spare me (and you) from the cross-over point.

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It was a beautiful day today

Spotted a 308GT4, 328GTS, 2x 360, 550, Daytona Spyder, Caterham Superlight and a K'egg going hell-for-leather...


Also 3 x458s, 599GTO and Team Cedric (2x 430 Scuds?).


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Where did you spot the Egg?
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Where did you spot the Egg?

6 cars in front of me


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I check the London weather daily because my daughter lives in Dartford.
That is about 20-25 mins from where I work just along the A2.


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My daughter is married to a British computer engineer and loves it over there.

Nice thing about the UK was several Ferrari dealerships within 2 hours. i used the one in Colchester because it was the closest. My nearest ones in the States are ~400 miles distance.

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My daughter is married to a British computer engineer and loves it over there.
Next time you're visiting drop me a line and we'll arrange a run out with the ScudItalia guys!


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Sorry about that. Did not realize you had become so Europeanized. Next thing you know, it will be km/hr and liters/100 km. From the folks who invented QFE, I am surprised. Do you measure rainfall in inches or centimeters? Seems like I should know after living there for 6 years, but do not remember. Is a person's weight in Stones, lbs or kgs? Always liked stones, but multiplying 14 in your head is a bit of work.

I check the London weather daily because my daughter lives in Dartford. 58 F=14 C, and 79 F=26 C. (F-32)/1.8=C, to be pedantic. 1.8C+32=F, [email protected] Spare me (and you) from the cross-over point.
I really don't care what measurement system they use but as qualified chartered engineer I find it frustrating that the media use centigrade to describe temperatures that are below freezing and then suddenly switch to Fahrenheit when it gets to summer (above 100) temperatures so that they can sell papers.
IMO thickos work in media but I am a biased scientist......
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I really don't care what measurement system they use but as qualified chartered engineer I find it frustrating that the media use centigrade to describe temperatures that are below freezing and then suddenly switch to Fahrenheit when it gets to summer (above 100) temperatures so that they can sell papers.
IMO thickos work in media but I am a biased scientist......

It is confusing that for some things in the UK centigrade/metric is used, for others it is the old Imperial measurement system.
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