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Talkingcars 11 years 1 month ago #17879

Talkingcars - thats me - I use it everywhere on the net (apart from twitter where it is Talkingcarz) or where one has to use ones real name - James Davidson.

Why Talkingcars? - because I like talking about cars although I have had a talking maestro and converted a mini and a metro to talking cars.

I have always loved messing with cars since I graduated from push bikes, modified them as well.

Currently we have a small fleet -
MGZS180 - daily driver and family barge
MGZR160 - wifes car/does about 3 miles a week
MGF VVC - child free plaything
MG Maestro EFi with T16 tubby lump - my toy
Rover 111 - sons learning car
Rover Maestro diesel - slowly being stripped

mmmmm do you notice a theme?

details of some of my previous cars are at

I currently work for a civil engineering merchant, employed as a releif driver (LGV C+E/crane) but am trying as hard as I can to progress within the company. Previously I have done clerical and sales work in the airfreight industry, several driving jobs, worked for a local VW dealership and spent 8 years as a driving instructor. More details are in my web CV at

I have been doing a degree with the open university on and off for the last 10 years, this is also where I meet my wife.

I live with my wife, Gemma and our 3 youngest (16/14/11), all the others having flown the nest (23/21/20/18), I hasten to add that these are the results of a previous marrage each.

When not working or doing the family thing I seem to spend most of my time on the house, currently work towards finishing the 3rd reincarnation but then I have been here nearly 21 years.

I was born in 1964, guess that makes me the upside of 40.

Home to black MGZS180, yellow MGZS180, blue MGZR160, green MGF VVC and red MG Maestro T16.

MG - the friendly marque.

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Talkingcars 3 years 1 month ago #188381

A quick update -

I still live in the same house with the same wife and work for the same company but am now the Transport Supervisor (mix of compliance, admin, relief driving, management H&S etc). But all the kids have now left home.

We still have the ZR (does even less miles now), the T16 maestro (waiting for me to finish the VVC and 1.8i) and the VVC.

We also have a 1.8i mk1 that was free requiring some TLC and my son to learn to drive (he's only 25!), his 111 rusted away.
The ZS was scrapped (still have the engine which is to go in the maestro) replaced with another which has now gone back to it's PO an I now drive a Alfa 159 Lusso 3.2 Q4 as my daily.

Home to black MGZS180, yellow MGZS180, blue MGZR160, green MGF VVC and red MG Maestro T16.

MG - the friendly marque.
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