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Post by dave mc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:45 am

That's it ..... AVY46YO.

I'd forgotten all about him, I wonder where he's gone?
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Post by pandammonium » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:15 pm

He's gone, Eccles has gone, Slippy Tin (remember him?) has gone.

Is there something someone's not telling us?
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Post by Xetal » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:00 pm

Probably, but since they've not told us, there's not a lot we can do about it.

Perhaps we're considered incorrigible..... :shock:
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Post by pandammonium » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:03 pm

Does that make them corrigible?
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Post by pfmc24 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:47 pm

Incorrigible means: Incapable of being corrected or reformed.
Now I've got some corrigated sheet on my shed.
Does it mean that is incapable of being corrected or reformed?


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Post by Xetal » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:43 pm

(Groan) :roll:
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Post by pfmc24 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:17 pm

I did research on that one, less off the groaning!

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Post by pfmc24 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:18 pm

Whoops, I of course meant 'of' before anyone starts.

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Post by Jeff » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:09 pm

Whoa....This thread has gone off track.
I believe that the Invacars were made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, more famous for the AC Cobra, but were dropped when the Motability scheme came in which allowed disabled people to use conventional cars They could then use the motorways, which they couldn't using the Invacar.

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Post by verytalldave » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:48 am

I had a very good friend at college who had one of these. About 4 of us piled in it one day and went down the pub. When it got to a slight hill it just about got up. It was noisy and draughty and handled like very drunk pig. All its controls were on the tiller steering arm as I recall and had quite ineffectual cable operated brakes. I say "brakes", but I think it only had one brake on the nearside rear wheel.
He used to drive it like a sports car, often nearly tipping it over on its side going round corners on 2 wheels.
What a nice person he was. And despite being badly disabled he was always happy and laughing.
There is a lesson for us all there.............
Just incase there are a few out there who have yet to actually see one, here is a link where you can see all sorts of weird and unusual cars. The Invacar is the 2nd to last picture..........
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http://www.lexam.net/peter/carnut/oddball.html

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Post by verytalldave » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:05 am

I wonder how many here would remember the invalid carriages that were around BEFORE the blue invacars? Now you would have to be pretty ancient to actually recall seeing one of these death traps on the road - like I do. They were always painted gloss black and were shaped a little like the sidecar off a motorbike combination - but without the motorbike. They had a canvas weather cover and like the invacar had 3 wheels with tiller steering. I think they were battery powered motor using a lorry battery which obviously limited their range and use. I can remember seeing one just about limp up Maze Hill in Blackheath when I was a boy at less than walking pace.


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