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  1. Happy Birthday mate, hope you have a great day!
  2. Just going to bump this one in case anyone is interested. I have initially said we don't have any interest for this year, but if anyone wishes to go just post here (before the weekend) and I will get the wrist bands for you and post them before the event. The organizers have said they can probably fit the odd one in - understand with Fuel process as they are that its unlikely.
  3. Happy Birthday Sarah hope you have a great day! x
  4. Jees mate. Glad you are insured. Tree Surgeons, Fencing and roofing contractors are going to do well after this.
  5. In the Big Storm hope no one is facing too bigger clean up. How did everyone fair? We have to replace the shed roof and having removed everything which could be picked up and put through a window that's all for us.
  6. Hi Mate, not very, they tend to be a specialist club for 240z's we have done a few events with them and the guys we have met have been great. But as far as 350/370 - not very at all. Most of the posts are likely to be one of us I would expect. I know three members here who are members.
  7. The Zed had not been used much over the past couple of years and sitting outside the Carbon on the B Pillars had gone - so rather than struggle to get them off and then pay about £250 for two more bits of carbon I decided to wrap both of them - just need to leave it 72 hours to cure in the garage (the car is not coming out in this weather I remember the big storm when I was at College in the 80's) and they should be good but happy with the result. I went Matt Black Carbon - I did get some Red but it would have been a bit bright I think. I didn't take a photo of them before the new wrap - as It was ugly.
  8. Happy Birthday Mate, hope you have a great day!
  9. Yesterday I had the Zed in for its MOT and Service and after 7 years of being with the same dealer and having moved house and not really wanting a 3 hour round trip back to Letchworth in February - I took it to the dealer in Norwich. Over all they were very good, they didn't over charge me, they discounted items I already had (Air Filters) and they even included the Clutch change in the main service - so very happy. Nice show room, very modern, good coffee and generally nice guys. The Zed will be very happy with its new "doctors" Given the few miles it had done in a year (380) - I wasn't expecting much change from the previous year, and it sailed through its MOT again with no advisories The Pandemic has also put the Mileage back under, driving it as a daily for 6 years - the mileage had crept up - but its now below average and will likely always stay that way. I asked them to change the Clutch Fluid this time as it had sat outside not doing much for two years, they checked and it did need it - I have a theory the moisture in the fluid is a factor in the cylinder failures I may be wrong but my theory and so far well I have nothing to prove other wise as its on it 4th change of fluid, so that will hopefully help the clutch cylinder survive. I also had a complete fuel and oil flush. The car is just now sitting just under 47,000 miles. The Emissions test was fine, I had new Spark Plugs last service - so it was Oil change, Clutch, Brake Fluid this time. As always the car felt great after the service and the shudder from the clutch seemed to have gone again for a while. It did feel strange going to another dealer but in the end I don't think it was any more expensive, I have the year breakdown included in it and a nice new stamp in the service book. Like a passport a new place I have been. They said the car was in good nick considering its age and the fact it was a daily for 6 years.
  10. Looks good it is much closer to the original US Nismo - the 2013 only used the two tone and the US was never available in the UK so makes it very special in this country. Well done as Nismo intended it.
  11. https://www.edifice-watches.com/asia-mea/en/nismo/ Not sure about cost but the Honda Racing one when I did a search was £220 https://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/1270443/casio+edifice+honda+racing+collab+limited+edition+watch/?cm_mmc=SEM_Google:HS||Watches||Fashion||Medium:HS||Watches||Fashion||Casio:1270443&_$ja=acid:628-777-7884|cid:1527834135|agid:57834600945|tid:pla-1307373319663|crid:289792786692|nw:g|rnd:6637248227166368191|dvc:c|adp:|mt:|loc:1006598&gclid=CjwKCAiA6Y2QBhAtEiwAGHybPYFGYf6KJ1j2b_SGqvjezRC-8ENNpZ-lJXmeMRoJiuwSivvbXIASbRoCe_UQAvD_BwE
  12. Casio to Release Limited Edition EDIFICE in Nissan & NISMO Team Colors Watch Engraved with Traditional Nissan & NISMO Ace Number, 23 NEWS PROVIDED BY CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD 09 Feb, 2022, 06:30 IST TOKYO, Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the newest addition to the EDIFICE line of high-performance metal watches based on the concept of Speed and Intelligence. The EDIFICE NISMO Limited Edition EQS-930NIS is a special limited edition model created with NISMO, an affiliate of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. that engages in motorsport activities. EQS-930NIS EQS-930NIS NISMO red highlights on a black face The number 23 engraved on the bezel and case back Band textured to evoke the tread of a post-race car tire Inset dial evokes the color gradation of hot titanium NISMO is short for Nissan Motorsports International, Co. Ltd. This Nissan motorsports affiliate not only competes in races, but also proposes racetrack technologies and designs for use in Nissan road cars. The EDIFICE line of watches features dynamic design and advanced technology in a wide range of models from multifunctional chronographs, equipped with Smartphone Link and other functions, to standard watches with sporty designs. As a natural ally that shares the motorsports company's passion for utilizing cutting-edge technology in pursuit of ultimate performance, EDIFICE has been a NISMO supporter since 2021. The EQS-930NIS face and body design captures the spirit of NISMO and motorsports. The NISMO brand colors, red and black, feature prominently, with the inset dials, bezel sides, and buttons accented in red against a black base. The traditional Nissan & NISMO ace number, 23, is engraved on the bezel at the 23-minute mark, as well as on the case back. The bezel, band loop, and case back are all engraved with the NISMO logo. In addition, the inset dial at the 10 o'clock position recreates the color gradation that appears on a sports car's titanium tail pipe when the exhaust heat and the temperature difference between car parts cause the titanium to turn bluish. The surface of the urethane band has been processed to resemble tire tread after an intense race. The EQS-930NIS also delivers on functionality, with solar-charging system and stopwatch for practicality. With the release of this special limited edition model, Casio joins the legions of passionate fans who support Nissan & NISMO on the road to victory. SOURCE CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD
  13. I was looking last night at Autotrader and the depreciation on these is scary - give it 5 years and you could pick one of these up for the cost of a Juke. Also M5's seem to be depreciating quickly as well. Was surprised how cheap you can get a Audi TT for these days.
  14. Ooooo https://www.michelin.co.uk/auto/tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-5
  15. Did I hear something once about putting a wet towel in one of the pipes to reduce emissions? Or did I make that up... Of course even if I didn't make that up it relies on a friendly tester.
  16. It does feel a little like paying to reverse something to allow it to continue if I am honest. I now do less across all the cars we own than we used to do in a month - and use Public Transport more than before. Just keeping the cars now for pleasure. So I will continue to feel slightly guilty - strangely big 4x4's have always been targeted as polluting cars - if anyone ever looked at our CO2 there would be outrage 😍 I also agree I am not sure you do know which is your tree and indeed if its even been proved this is the answer to all the problems, trees need water and the more trees surely the more water they pull up - or is that the point - I am not a scientist to know. But surely eventually that unsettles soil and affects the water tables?
  17. A bit left field - but has anyone considered carbon offsetting their car - mine doesn't do a lot of miles these days, but conscious its also not the best thing for the planet either - feel free to slap me as appropriate https://tree-v.com/can-i-carbon-offset-my-sports-car/
  18. https://uk.motor1.com/news/563971/2023-nissan-z-weight-leaked/
  19. https://global.nissannews.com/en/releases/nissan-all-new-electric-compact-car-coming-to-europe? 2022/01/27 Nissan Micra successor to be built on new CMF B-EV Alliance platform Designed by Nissan, planned to be built at Renault ElectriCity in France Part of new Alliance 2030 roadmap focusing on pure electric vehicles and connected mobility activities PARIS, France – Nissan today announced an all-new compact electric vehicle coming to European markets. Planned to be manufactured in the Renault ElectriCity centre in France, the new car will succeed the iconic Nissan Micra as the entry-level vehicle in the Nissan line-up. The Europe region is already playing a key role in driving electrification under Nissan’s Ambition 2030 vision, with new vehicles and technologies arriving soon including the new Nissan Ariya, a new EV crossover and Nissan’s unique e-POWER technology arriving in Europe in the new Qashqai and X-Trail. The all-new electric compact car will further enhance this future line-up. Announced today as part of the new Alliance 2030 roadmap, it is designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault on the Alliance CMF B-EV platform. This platform enables the companies to maintain unique styling for their respective products, as demonstrated by the design preview of the new vehicle. “This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform, maximizing the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta. “This is a great example of the Alliance’s ‘smart differentiation’ approach. Succeeding our iconic Micra, I am sure this new model will provide further excitement to our customers in Europe.” The future compact EV was announced today as part of Alliance 2030, a common roadmap announced by Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors that focuses on EVs and connected mobility activities. The EV announced today adds to the portfolio of Nissan vehicles manufactured by Renault in France, which include Nissan’s portfolio of LCVs, notably the new Nissan Townstar, which is succeeding the trailblazing e-NV200 as Nissan’s small electric van. Further product information, including naming, launch timing and technical details, will be released in due course. Further information on today’s Alliance 2030 announcement is available at https://global.nissannews.com/en For more information about Nissan's products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube. ### Contact Katherine Zachary Vice President, Communications, Nissan AMIEO T: +33 1 72 67 29 22 E: kzachary@nissan-europe.com Paul James Director, Corporate Communications, Nissan AMIEO T: +44 7814 851943 E : pjames@nissan-europe.com
  20. Good to hear John, I think enjoy it, you don't have to commute so every mile you do is a mile you can enjoy, one day I may even see it
  21. I keep getting calls to sell the Juke back to my dealer , but your GTR is a one off. you are keeping it?
  22. I loved that car when I was growing up and the touring cars in particular. I think that's why I have always loved big wings on cars. I did drive a sapphire Cosworth at the age of 19 and while it was ok I think I preferred the Carlton GSi 3000 which I drove some times (if I was lucky) - with its digital dash. If you think though they wanted these sort of cars banned and put them against a GTR today and the GTR would lose it on the straights and the corners - actually I suspect a 370z would as well. How times change. I think if someone can fine a un-molested Impreza - that will fetch stupid money in the future. Especially if its any of the special models.
  23. Good to hear from you mate. Hope you are well.
  24. I can answer V1's as I asked Nissan in 2016 - here was the reply: Nissan said in reply to me about the UK we had (V1) MY13 (inc Part of MY14) 370Z NISMO – 120 Brought into/Registered in the UK - Some of these were still being registered into mid 2015 - there was a final black one if I recall which was over a year after I had mine. (V2) MY15 & MY16 – 180+ Registered in UK – Still on sale so growing number (as of 2016) - As mentioned How many isn't great (we have a Auto Nismo apparently which was never built) - but how many left would probably give a better indication after 2016 as there was only one Nismo model. Also towards the end it was really only Nismos being sold it was far the most popular model. Which makes younger GT's really rare. And Standard/Base model Cars are like Rocking Horse. So some of these V1's would have been written off since - not all of these would be on the road but if they all were there were only ever 120 Big wing cars brough into the country. The number of the car isn't a sequence though so we have some cars in the UK with low number and others with high, suspect they built them and sent them all over Europe.
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