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Post by scmarf on Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:25 am

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Hello. We are Andy and Kathy. We live in Lutterworth which is handily close to M1 junction 20. Our interests are walking and we just joined the National Trust.  I have been an engineer for the last 47 years but was made unexpectedly retired in August last year scratch head. My main hobby is working on old cars - mainly Reliant Scimitars.

We sold our folding camper a couple of years ago because it was so heavy to move it was doing my back in and as we didn't have the boys at home any more, we didn't really need the space it provided any more. Now I am no longer working, we decided we might be able to get enough use from a Motorhome to justify the investment. After a lot of research, we went out to find an AS Symbol - and came back with a 1998 Clubman GL! confused3 

We have just returned from a 'shake-down' weekend in Cambridge which we enjoyed but - predictably - I now have a long list of jobs to do on 'Rowell' as we call her. First job: find out why the bed has been screwed down  confused3 .

I hope I will be able to get some tips on techniques and suppliers on the forum. We plan another short trip to London in a week and then the main holiday in Devon in May.

I will be back soon to track down all you lovely Clubman people.

TTFN

Andy and Kathy
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Post by Askit on Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:19 pm

Welcome to the forum Andy and Kathy allthumbz

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi Kathy & Andy
Welcome to the forum from a chilly day in Bridlington.
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Post by Ramblers on Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:19 pm

Hi Kathy and Andy and welcome to the forum from a sunny Melton Mowbray. 

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Post by Paramedic on Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:50 pm

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum. Other Clubman owners are sure to offer advice in due course.
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Post by roli on Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 am

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Hi used to be pally with a chap that was into Simitars, well his whole family was and in our tugging days rallied with them a few times.  What a contrast a Volvo 240 Estate in the middle of a load of Simitars

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Post by bikeralw on Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:49 am

Hi from the High Peak. A garage just down the road to Ashbourne used have a forecourt full of Scimitars, maybe you've dealt with them.
Remember not to fall foul of the LEZ when you venture to the big smoke..
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Post by BobK on Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:10 am

Welcome to the forum from another former Scimitar owner, a series 5a.    Still do a bit of pottering on old cars, just to keep my hand in. Enjoy your Clubman.   allthumbz
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Post by MelB on Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 am

Welcome to the forum from S.Yorkshire.
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Post by scmarf on Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:22 am

bikeralw wrote:Hi from the High Peak. A garage just down the road to Ashbourne used have a forecourt full of Scimitars, maybe you've dealt with them.
Remember not to fall foul of the LEZ when you venture to the big smoke..
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Good point Al (LEZ).

The weekend in London has now become a weekend in Gloucester for that very reason! Trying to have a go at some of the cheaper end of the Thames path with big sis and brother-in-law in their Burstner.

Scimitars: Wherever I go I am never far from someone who used to own one or knows someone ..... etc. They made quite an impact in their day. Quite fitting then that the designer Tom Karen who is now in his 80s and the nicest bloke you could wish to meet got an OBE in this years honours list. allthumbz

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