From: Ret. on 5 Apr 2010 09:29
Clive George wrote:
> On 05/04/2010 14:07, Shaun wrote:
>>> Why does that need a mechanic rather than someone with a spanner?
>> Take the steering wheel off your car and you'll find out.
> Remove central cover. Apply appropriate spanner. Turn nut. What's hard
> about that?
> (though I'll agree Brim's car will require more care :-) )
Remove central cover, pick up broken spectacles smashed by exploding
From: AlanG on 5 Apr 2010 09:57
On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:57:57 +0100, "Fredxx" <fredxx(a)spam.com> wrote:
>> So you're a man with a spanner.
>Aren't most mechanics?
Try and get your head away from vehicle mechanic.
From: Ret. on 5 Apr 2010 10:05
> On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:57:57 +0100, "Fredxx" <fredxx(a)spam.com> wrote:
>>> So you're a man with a spanner.
>> Aren't most mechanics?
> Try and get your head away from vehicle mechanic.
Why? Is he likely to hit it with his spanner?
From: Adrian on 5 Apr 2010 10:42
Bill <Bill(a)birchnet.demon.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
> I wonder how many of the cars shown in the photos are actually from the
> scrapage scheme? Thurleigh has been used for many years prior to this
> for storage of new and 2-3 year old fleet vehicles.
I'm not seeing anything in the more detailed pic that isn't plausibly
I'm only surprised that the media haven't kicked up about the
ridiculously pointless waste before - I s'pose it's pure coincidence that
it's just finished?
From: Simon Dean on 5 Apr 2010 11:04
On 05/04/2010 10:08, Ret. wrote:
> Sitting nose to tail on a disused airstrip, these cars form a tiny part
> of the massive backlog of vehicles destined for the scrap heap.
> The number standing idly on the runway has swelled to around 14,000 as
> mechanics struggle to cope with the popularity of the Government's
> scrappage scheme, which ended last week.
> The former airfield in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, is one of a number of
> 'holding areas' packed with vehicles sold through Lord Mandelson's
> �400million incentive scheme.
> Read more:
> Just look at the images on this link of the thousands of mostly
> perfectly good motor cars just waiting to be crushed. It's ridiculous.
> These are not 'old bangers' in the main.
If that's true, that's quite disgraceful. They could easily be sold on
to someone with a really really bad car, or perhaps given to some
charities or something, even auctioned off. But stripped and crushed?