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Old 12-02-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Lee_D
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Just thought it worthy of mention but recently we've seen a monumental trend
in motors being screwed which have GPS mouunts on display.

Those mounts having been taken even though the gps was removed as well.I've
tucked mine away as a result (yes I admit I was bone enough to leave it
there).

Just though worthy of passing on given many on the group will have them.

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Old 12-02-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Lee_D wrote:
> Just thought it worthy of mention but recently we've seen a
> monumental trend in motors being screwed which have GPS mouunts on
> display.
> Those mounts having been taken even though the gps was removed as
> well.I've tucked mine away as a result (yes I admit I was bone enough
> to leave it there).
>
> Just though worthy of passing on given many on the group will have
> them.
> Lee D


FFS, they will nick owt these days, you can see why they would screw the cars with the mounts to see if
they are in the glove box etc. But to nick the mounts worth about a tenner??? Loonies!

My mates, who's an inspector at Bradford central told me something similar.

Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984) in my
first year of work as a apprentice motor mechanic. We used to gte sent out in the 109 with trailler to
pick up breakdowns (by feck, there was a lot back then!!) We got to Keighley to rescue a stolen recovered
Jaguar. As we turned the corner we could see the back end of a virtually brand new XJ6 in a rather
fetching Lilac colour (no, not kidding) but it looked a bit odd. It was then i noticed the front of the
car was missing, literally cut off the car with grinders & gas axes. They had chopped the front off the
car (I still presume for the 5.2 engine as it was new) in the middle of the street, ok it was a quiet
street etc. You should have seen the owners face when he came to look at it.

Thats where i got my love of Landies from, we used to go out all over the north of England in all weather
in a 109 that would NEVER start first time, stank like a mouldy fishpond that a dog had pissed in & was
colder than a stare from the ice maiden. I thought to myself, what better car to fall in love with.
Although, it was a very close second to the first car I ever drove, a Rover SD1 Vittesse Police spec car
(we used to service them)

Those where the days, as the biggest dealership for miles we got the Rally cars oin to use the facilities
for the RAC rally etc. I sat in many a 6R4 & tony Ponds Rover etc! Not bad for 16/17 year old!

Nige

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Old 12-02-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: GPS Mounts on display

>
> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for Appleyards

Rover garage (BL - 1984)

Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987

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Old 12-02-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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TonyB wrote:
>> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for
>> Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984)

>
> Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987
>
> TonyB


Not on Canal Road matey, it was a proper BL dealer! This was 1984! My first job was to service a feckin'

Hang on, the Volvo garage that is there now was a Vauxhall dealer, just under the bridge on Canal Road,
don't think it was called Appleyards though?

Those were the days..............

Nige

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Old 12-03-2005, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:3vc6blF15bi8lU1@individual.net...
> TonyB wrote:
> >> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for
> >> Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984)

> >
> > Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987
> >
> > TonyB

>
> Not on Canal Road matey, it was a proper BL dealer! This was 1984! My

first job was to service a feckin'
>
> Hang on, the Volvo garage that is there now was a Vauxhall dealer, just

under the bridge on Canal Road,
> don't think it was called Appleyards though?
>
> Those were the days..............
>
> Nige


No, Appleyard Contracts, they did leasing for company cars. Leeds I think. I
bought my old company car off them when I got a new one.
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Old 12-03-2005, 03:01   #6 (permalink)
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....and TonyB spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...


>> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for
>> Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984)

>
> Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987
>
> TonyB


Appleyards in Leeds? Regent Street? Nearly bought a Mini Metro off them in
87. Their salesmen were trained in a new technique which was so aggressive
I walked away and bought a Renault over the road out of spite. It was
called the Pendle Technique or something. Anyone heard of it? Funny, cos I
work in Sales now and no-one I work with has ever heard of it. Nasty stuff,
involving lies and keeping you locked in rooms with your car keys in the
salesman's pocket.

That's my memory of Appleyards. Ah, the days of British Leyland!

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Old 12-03-2005, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
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On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 10:24:18 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:

>...and TonyB spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>
>
>>> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for
>>> Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984)

>>
>> Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987
>>
>> TonyB

>
>Appleyards in Leeds? Regent Street? Nearly bought a Mini Metro off them in
>87. Their salesmen were trained in a new technique which was so aggressive
>I walked away and bought a Renault over the road out of spite. It was
>called the Pendle Technique or something. Anyone heard of it? Funny, cos I
>work in Sales now and no-one I work with has ever heard of it. Nasty stuff,
>involving lies and keeping you locked in rooms with your car keys in the
>salesman's pocket.
>
>That's my memory of Appleyards. Ah, the days of British Leyland!


Had a Jag from Canal Road a few years back...

Nige - want to organise a 'satisfied customers reunion'? :)



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Old 12-03-2005, 14:01   #8 (permalink)
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> Appleyards in Leeds? Regent Street? Nearly bought a Mini Metro off them
in
> 87. Their salesmen were trained in a new technique which was so

aggressive
> I walked away and bought a Renault over the road out of spite. It was
> called the Pendle Technique or something. Anyone heard of it? Funny, cos

I
> work in Sales now and no-one I work with has ever heard of it. Nasty

stuff,
> involving lies and keeping you locked in rooms with your car keys in the
> salesman's pocket.


Ha ha. Rings a bell. My company gave me a limit up to which I could buy my
company car.
Walked into the BL dealers in Chatham and wandered around for a good half
hour looking at the cars.
No salesman in sight. I went out and found a fitter who said the salesman
was at lunch but he would be back soon.
Ten minutes later, in walks scruffy salesman. "What djer want? " he growled,
sitting down with his newspaper. On being told I was interested in buying a
Maestro he asked me to come back the next day when he would have more time!

I bought a Mazda.

TonyB


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Old 12-04-2005, 03:01   #9 (permalink)
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Tim Hobbs wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 10:24:18 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
> <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>> ...and TonyB spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>>
>>
>>>> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for
>>>> Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984)
>>>
>>> Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987
>>>
>>> TonyB

>>
>> Appleyards in Leeds? Regent Street? Nearly bought a Mini Metro off
>> them in
>> 87. Their salesmen were trained in a new technique which was so
>> aggressive I walked away and bought a Renault over the road out of
>> spite. It was called the Pendle Technique or something. Anyone
>> heard of it? Funny, cos I work in Sales now and no-one I work with
>> has ever heard of it. Nasty stuff, involving lies and keeping you
>> locked in rooms with your car keys in the salesman's pocket.
>>
>> That's my memory of Appleyards. Ah, the days of British Leyland!

>
> Had a Jag from Canal Road a few years back...
>
> Nige - want to organise a 'satisfied customers reunion'? :)


hreheheheh - the real funny bit is my mate & next door neigbour was probably the sales manager when you
bought it!!!!!

His name is Mark, he's a skinny tall lad!

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Old 12-04-2005, 05:01   #10 (permalink)
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On Sun, 4 Dec 2005 10:44:28 -0000, "Nige"
<nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

>Tim Hobbs wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 10:24:18 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
>> <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:
>>
>>> ...and TonyB spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>>>
>>>
>>>>> Reminds me of a very funny day of my youth. I was working for
>>>>> Appleyards Rover garage (BL - 1984)
>>>>
>>>> Appleyards? Bought my cavalier off them! 1987
>>>>
>>>> TonyB
>>>
>>> Appleyards in Leeds? Regent Street? Nearly bought a Mini Metro off
>>> them in
>>> 87. Their salesmen were trained in a new technique which was so
>>> aggressive I walked away and bought a Renault over the road out of
>>> spite. It was called the Pendle Technique or something. Anyone
>>> heard of it? Funny, cos I work in Sales now and no-one I work with
>>> has ever heard of it. Nasty stuff, involving lies and keeping you
>>> locked in rooms with your car keys in the salesman's pocket.
>>>
>>> That's my memory of Appleyards. Ah, the days of British Leyland!

>>
>> Had a Jag from Canal Road a few years back...
>>
>> Nige - want to organise a 'satisfied customers reunion'? :)

>
>hreheheheh - the real funny bit is my mate & next door neigbour was probably the sales manager when you
>bought it!!!!!
>
>His name is Mark, he's a skinny tall lad!
>
>--?
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>Range Rover LSE (Bob)
>
>'"gimme the f*ckin' money"
>


Maybe, but the bloke I dealt with was Tim summat or other and I think
he was Sales Manager. Bumped into him again at Audi Wakefield, where
he had come in as Dealer Principle (whatever one of those is).

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