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My UK visit

Discussion in 'Car Talk' started by jay_lancer, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. jay_lancer

    jay_lancer Active Member

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    I am from the UK, but I live in Thailand now.

    Last month I went back to the UK for 4 weeks to see friends and family and a few people have interesting cars so I thought I would post some pics if anyone is interested.

    First, my rental car, 1.4 turbo Vauxhall Corsa SR

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    Last time I was in the UK, my Sister and Brother in Law had a nice BMW 5 series Estate but that is gone and they now have this!

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    All electric Tesla, as a petrol head I am not sure I approve but the acceleration is awesome, unfortunately I could not try driving it myself because I was not on the insurance.

    My cousin's VW surf van

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    Since I was in the UK last time my brother bought an old 928, the V8 sounds amazing


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    another friend got this totally original e30 325i, shame it is not a 2 door though

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    Went to see my old mechanic and a few interesting projects he has along with this racing E36 M3
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    Anyway back in Asia now so modding my Lancer will resume soon :driver:

    cheers
     

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  2. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo Moderator
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    Nice cars. Hope you enjoyed your holiday......
     
  3. RENESIS VIII

    RENESIS VIII Senior Member
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    A lot of cars that can't normally be seen in Asia.
     
  4. Tom

    Tom Administrator
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    that 928 looks really good actually

    more photos please, and more of Thailand when you return
     
  5. jay_lancer

    jay_lancer Active Member

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    [​IMG]

    I am back now, my car fired up when I reconnected the battery but haven't cleaned it yet, will take more pics when it clean

    cheers
     

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  6. vr2turbo

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    In UK mod Contis, In Asia mod JDM.....lol:burnout:
     
  7. jay_lancer

    jay_lancer Active Member

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    They do have a JDM scene in the UK, they even have big organised meetings like this one:

    http://www.japfest.co.uk/japfest-donington


    Just I did not get interested in the JDM style until I moved to Asia

    cheers
     
  8. ^pomen_GTR^

    ^pomen_GTR^ Senior Member
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    hey.. my lil brother studying in Leeds....

    haha
     
  9. sweelt

    sweelt Well-Known Member

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    welcome back to asia...lol :itsme:
    Nice picture of cars.
    Time to wake up ur Lancer and put some muscle !!! :driver:
     
  10. vr2turbo

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    Oh! Big meet, in fact a fest......lol:driver:
     
  11. alcyon

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    Jay Lancer, are you of asian descent.
     
  12. jay_lancer

    jay_lancer Active Member

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    No, I am 100% Caucasian from UK (might have some French blood also from my real dad who I didn't know), but I have lived in Asia, This time in Thailand for over 2.5 years and previously for a work assignment in Singapore.

    I have attended some classes and done some self study and speak some Thai, and can read and write very basic Thai very slowly (I have not really mastered all the rules about how the vowels work yet though). I can communicate OK for many everyday things in Thai but I do not sound natural or fluent, I can talk to my GF mum who speaks no English, for example, but when my GF talks to her mum or her friends more quickly and using more difficult words I don't understand much. Also when I went to mod my car here, many shop's don't speak English but I have a Thai American friend who is also into cars so I take him along to help.

    cheers
     
  13. alcyon

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    Jeez, singapore is really not a good place to own a car..especially old ones..
     
  14. jay_lancer

    jay_lancer Active Member

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    Yes, I was only there for a few months for a work assignment for a Bank, so I didn't have a car. I understand it costs nearly the cost of a car to buy the COE to allow you to own it for 10 years, and the rules about mods are very restrictive.

    When they work assignment was finished I traveled round the region for a few months back-packer style, that was back in 2005 and feel in love with the idea of moving here. It took me 10 years to get to the point of achieving it in 2015 :)

    cheers
     
  15. alcyon

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    In that respect, I cant see myself being a singaporean, as car guy that isnt well off.
    At least in malaysia, anyone is free to buy a 20+ year old car for RM 3-5K, without much hassle, and drive it anywhere around the country. No yearly inspections needed,unless you let the road tax lapse for 6 months or more.
    Malaysia's road tax laws are stupid and restrictive though.
     
  16. vr2turbo

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    Initially I thought he was Thai......lol:rofl:
     
  17. vr2turbo

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    Only afraid when the time comes they might follow SG.....:bawling:
     
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    Big IF our public transport as good as in Sg. I don mind. :driver:
     
  19. RENESIS VIII

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    As a young fresh grad myself, many people told me why not consider going to Singapore. They told me about all sorts of nice things there especially the high exchange rate but when I mentioned about cars, they don't have anything to convince me back because they know how much I like cars and how I like to drive. :rofl:

    Although there is an option like working there for few years, earn some money and come back to buy a car that I want but I think that few years will be very hard for me to go through since I can't drive over there. Besides, if I got used to the high salary offered over there, I don't think I will be motivated to work anymore if I come back to Malaysia. This is one thing that a friend had told me before. He said many people who worked overseas with high exchange rates find it hard to motivate themselves to work as an employee when they came back to Malaysia because the salary is much lower than what they used to earn but the workload is more or less the same.
     
  20. vr2turbo

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    That have been an issue for years and years.......lol:driver:
     

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