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  • 26-03-2020 10:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ FR85


    Hope everyone is safe!

    Just wondering with all that is going on at the moment are you driving your classic car? I know shows and meetings are gone but are you still going out for a spin?

    Strange times!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,453 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    Went out early last Sunday for a hour or so. Didn't stop the car or get out anywhere. With the weather picking up for a few days I'll try a go again this weekend


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    dropped the roof and went up by the Blue Light and Johnny Foxes yesterday. Met a white Triumph Stag and Merc Sl doing the same !
    (We didnt gather and kept our distance ! )


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Driven into work every day this week, in part as first dry week since I got it, and the empty roads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,173 ✭✭✭ homingbird


    The fear now is being pulled over by the cops as you are not suppose to be out unless for a message shopping.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,029 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    Quick question, due to tax mine from 1st April (only gets taxed for 6 months of the year). However, I'm thinking of holding off for the time being, because not sure if we should be driving them out and about etc.

    If I declare off the road for the minimum of 3 months, I assume I can tax from May onwards in bunches of 3 months again, and basically skip April?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,453 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    homingbird wrote: »
    The fear now is being pulled over by the cops as you are not suppose to be out unless for a message shopping.

    Looks like Leo has put a stop to unnecessary journeys.

    Stay safe folks, hopefully we'll have plenty chances for spins later in the year


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    I was all geared up to drive mine to a new workshop tomorrow morning to do lots of work to it over the next week or two.
    That's all gone up in smoke now, for now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ slipperyox


    Porsche 944S2
    Driven every day. the lidl shop, the dogs, the civic destroyer :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ FR85


    I was all geared up to drive mine to a new workshop tomorrow morning to do lots of work to it over the next week or two.
    That's all gone up in smoke now, for now.


    I actually have got my own back up and running in the last few weeks and was all geared up to go out......I'm guessing vital shopping can be done in a classic too!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 107 ✭✭ _ptashek_


    I did until yesterday, when taking the family out for a walk in a large park nearby, or going shopping, searching for bread making flour in vain. Won't be doing that now though.

    At least I'll have time to wash and polish it properly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    FR85 wrote: »
    I actually have got my own back up and running in the last few weeks and was all geared up to go out......I'm guessing vital shopping can be done in a classic too!!

    Made for it under the current circumstances I would say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    I use mine for shopping etc but I always go the long way round ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    antodeco wrote: »
    Quick question, due to tax mine from 1st April (only gets taxed for 6 months of the year). However, I'm thinking of holding off for the time being, because not sure if we should be driving them out and about etc.

    If I declare off the road for the minimum of 3 months, I assume I can tax from May onwards in bunches of 3 months again, and basically skip April?

    yes , the declaration period is an aberration, no one knows why you have to specify the period, it makes no difference as you can tax the car the day after the SORD if you so desire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    the sun is out today - so I might have to make an emergency trip to the shop for hand sanitizer!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20


    Im taking mine out during the week for a spin to the shops. Its a joy having so little traffic around.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,022 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Mine is kept a good hike away so no.


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ FR85


    RobAMerc wrote: »
    the sun is out today - so I might have to make an emergency trip to the shop for hand sanitizer!

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    Super little yoke!


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ FR85


    Andrewf20 wrote: »
    Im taking mine out during the week for a spin to the shops. Its a joy having so little traffic around.

    Being a Fiat 850 driver I have to agree! 🀣


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 362 ✭✭ Die Hard 2019


    When the nct runs out on my modern and petrol is 95c a litre at least I'll be happy in a 77 gas guzzler on my open road commute to work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    washed mine but that's the only thing happening,

    I wouldn't take them to the shops or similar, I think that sends out the wrong message.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Isambard wrote: »
    I wouldn't take them to the shops or similar, I think that sends out the wrong message.


    I think it's nice you say that, and I understand your POV, but persoanally I have no problem. A guy admired mine in Aldi the other day, so nice to bring a smile in these hard times. And twice I was stopped at a checkpoint and the guards made no mention of it.


    I'm driving about every 2nd day (have to check in on my mother) and alternate between daily and classic, allowing each to "self decontaminate" over 4 days!


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,029 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    I'm driving about every 2nd day (have to check in on my mother) and alternate between daily and classic, allowing each to "self decontaminate" over 4 days!

    Poo particles?


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ FR85


    Isambard wrote: »
    washed mine but that's the only thing happening,

    I wouldn't take them to the shops or similar, I think that sends out the wrong message.

    I went to the shop today in mine and the amount of people out walking along the canal was unreal, I was one bloke in a car, I think I'd be more isolated then them. I do see where you are coming from though about sending out the wrong message if you were going g out for the hell of it, my view on that has changed, but I see little difference in taking a modern or classic out to run an errand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,975 ✭✭✭ Thinkingaboutit


    Yes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 raehogan


    Finally cracked yesterday and took mine to Aldi. It was definitely very nice to see how people were delighted to see her and I will be taking her out again!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,524 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    Isambard wrote: »
    washed mine but that's the only thing happening,

    I wouldn't take them to the shops or similar, I think that sends out the wrong message.

    What wrong message? That i pay my taxes ?

    The Govt were quick to pressurise the Insurance companies into rebates: is it too much to expect the same rule apply to the State too ??

    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    I'm using my 88 S124 250TD every week to go for the shopping. The tax was up on the wife's daily so I declared it off road and the company car is up in the company's yard as Im not using it thereby saving a fortune in BIK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Agricola


    Mine has been needing the spoiler and sideskirt repainted for years. I'd normally be using it at this stage with all the fine weather but decided to use the time to finally order the paint etc and get down to it.

    As for the arguement you shouldn't really be using your classic in these times, whats the difference if you are genuinely out on an essential journey like shopping etc? Bit of the sackcloth and ashes about that. Nearly like things are bad enough we should self flagellate on our way into the shop as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Been mad busy so only got a chance to throw a shot of cheapish petrol into this and blow off the cobwebs tonight.

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