: Hi new member/owner



johnny b uk
11-19-06, 11:14 AM
Hi to everyone. my name is john and i live in what some of you affectionately call the 51st state- yep good ole england, home of rolls-royce, bentley, aston martin, ridiculous taxes and the continual harrasment of anything we enjoy- anyway, enough about all that. I am the owner of a company specialising in the restoration of Jensen motor cars, from the mighty chrysler 440 powered interceptor to the humble lotus powered healey. I am nearing my 50th birthday so i remember well the american muscle car era and i am fortunate enough to have owned, in my time, a 1970 bullnosed 455 ho trans-am, a 1969 351 mach1, and a 1970 351 mach1. My passion for american cars has been with me since my childhood days- once you have seen and heard an american v8 launch from the traffic signals- boy your adrenaline takes over and you are hooked :thumbsup: sadly these cars have long since gone to new owners. I presently own a 1976 jensen interceptor and a 1990 mustang 5.0 gt 5 speed which i installed a vortech supercharger on :eek: what a great fun car that is :) Never owned a caddy, all my old mates said they was for grannies-how wrong they all were :tisk: Got married 14 years ago and chose a 1957 pink cadillac as a wedding car-absolutely gorgeous, got hooked on the luxury and sheer ride quality, i promised myself a caddy one day. Got one at last :) a 4.5 liter 1990 seville sts, the ride and quality is equally comparable to the rolls-royce silver shadow i once owned. I absolutely love my new toy, drive it everywhere, dont care about the dic constantly reminding me of the 16mpg average. i am presently reading my way through the threads on this forum and i can see already that i couldn't have chosen a better one :highfive:

Boombotz
11-19-06, 11:56 AM
Welcome Johnny.
Glad you found us. We have a lot of members across the pond. Good luck.

Jesda
11-19-06, 12:27 PM
Awesome, another Briton! Cheers!

Would love to see pictures of that '57

90Brougham350
11-19-06, 12:29 PM
Howdy! Welcome to the forums, you'll be addicted in no time! Post some pics of those ride!

urbanski
11-19-06, 12:40 PM
51st state = canada

welcome!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-19-06, 12:57 PM
Welcome, it's always good to have people join from the motherland!


1990 STS? Nice! That was the year of the HO 4.5 and the 4 place seating. Last year they had the 4 place seating, as the 91 STS didn't have it.

CadillacGurl
11-19-06, 12:57 PM
Welcome Johnny! As Jesda and 90Brougham said please post some pictures of your cars!

CIWS
11-19-06, 12:57 PM
Greetings and :welcome: to the forum :)



51st state = canada

welcome!


I thought it was Mexico....

urbanski
11-19-06, 01:16 PM
texas = state of mexico

Boombotz
11-19-06, 02:33 PM
51st state = canada

welcome!
I always thought it was Puerto Rico.

xxpinballxx
11-19-06, 02:41 PM
Puerto Rico is the 51st state according to my records but anyways.....
Welcome and hope you enjoy this site as much as we all do!!
lots of people here with alot of knowledge....great fun here!

urbanski
11-19-06, 02:43 PM
:haha:

Phantom&RedGoat2004
11-19-06, 03:50 PM
51st state. Is it Puerto Rico? Guam? No. We don't have one, but between the coices currently present, I'd say I like England the best. The use as much of our tax money as they put in - zero. A lot better than I can say for our bordering countries, and leaching "territories". Welcome to the forum, and I'd love to see some pics of your Caddy.

Side note: One of my dream cars has to be a Corniche Convertible - God bless the British for that.

dp102288
11-19-06, 09:28 PM
:welcome: to the board. Don't let the Lounge frighten you. We are all usually :alchi: :D

If I remember correctly, doesn't Texas still have the right to divde itself into 5 seperate states, which has to accepted by the fed gov't?

51st state...I'm saying Canada!

AlBundy
11-19-06, 10:29 PM
:welcome: :dance: :eyebrow: :banana: :hi2u: Welcome to the forum. If you do a search you will find some of the technical discussions very informative as well as entertaining.:worship:

johnny b uk
11-20-06, 02:58 PM
Thanks to you all for your kind welcome, i will dig out pics of my early rides and jesda, i'll dig out wedding pics and post caddy for you, i got more pics of the car that day, i wasn't interested in the new missus :thepan:

JRau
11-20-06, 09:30 PM
Welcome aboard! Glad to have you. Looking forward to your pictures.

JRau in central Iowa

Florian
11-20-06, 11:21 PM
51st State is Rosie O Donnells ass.


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slk230mb
11-20-06, 11:31 PM
I always thought it was Puerto Rico.

:yeah:

dp102288
11-21-06, 09:28 AM
51st State is Rosie O Donnells ass.


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I changed my mind, his answer is better! :rofl:

johnny b uk
11-21-06, 02:26 PM
I dunno, I thought Rosie O Donnel had a very nice ass :confused: but then i've only seen it on the tv- not close up n personal like. nowthen, if any of you guys have an intimate photo of this particular ass, perhaps we could take a look and have a vote on it :)

P-Funk
11-21-06, 03:21 PM
nowthen, if any of you guys have an intimate photo of this particular ass, perhaps we could take a look and have a vote on it :)

:tisk: Please don't.

Adam
11-21-06, 10:27 PM
I dunno, I thought Rosie O Donnel had a very nice ass :confused: but then i've only seen it on the tv- not close up n personal like. nowthen, if any of you guys have an intimate photo of this particular ass, perhaps we could take a look and have a vote on it :)

hmmm... must not get good cable reception in England...

:welcome:


51st State is Rosie O Donnells ass.


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POST OF THE WEEK! :hilarious:

TomDeville
11-22-06, 01:35 AM
A Warm Welcome To The New English Guy.

:cheers:




TomDeville:cool2:

JimHare
11-22-06, 09:54 AM
Welcome, Johnny_B, glad to see you found the forum here. As others have noted, there is a fount of information available here, most of it good. As someone else in your age group, I too remember the halcyon days of the 60s and early 70s muscle cars, before the EPA, DOT, NHTSA and other grannies got their hands on them.

Love that Jensen Interceptor - always thought that was a nice looking car.

My Brit entries have ranged from A-H Sprite and MG Midgets to a '73 XK-E convert. Apart from the Lucas electrics, Jolly Old used to make 'interesting' cars...

Cheerio!

dp102288
11-22-06, 11:27 PM
:welcome: to the new guy...lots of people from England here. Hope to go one day.

johnny b uk
11-23-06, 03:19 PM
Hi jim hare, good to hear that you loved the muscle car era as much as i and many others did, i am extremely interested in the revival i have seen of late with the mustang, challenger and camaro, hope to see a return of the pony wars, sure would love to live the muscle days again. We did a few interesting things over here namely the jensen interceptor, the 215 buick powered rover and of course, who could forget the little 260 ford powered sunbeam tiger! unfortunately all with Lucas Electrics, ah the good old prince of darkness

AlBundy
11-23-06, 06:44 PM
Rossie O'Donnell's ass=fill two ballons with mash potatoes and smack that booty.

dp102288
11-24-06, 09:38 AM
^^ Excuse me, I have to go :vomit: now.

johnny b uk
11-27-06, 04:36 PM
Hi dp, is it rosie o donnels extremely curvy booty ( on english cable) that makes you vomit or brit cars with lovely american engines and not so lovely lucas electrics

CIWS
11-27-06, 05:39 PM
Hi dp, is it rosie o donnels extremely curvy booty ( on english cable) that makes you vomit or brit cars with lovely american engines and not so lovely lucas electrics

I think it's the thought of him in the back seat of a brit car w/ a lovely american engine and his hands stuck to the seat beneath rosie o'donnel's curvy booty.

:eek:

johnny b uk
11-27-06, 05:50 PM
Interesting scenario CIWS, but i'm not too sure whether rosies booty (bless her) would actually fit in the back seat of a brit car

Phantom&RedGoat2004
11-28-06, 05:28 AM
Rossie O'Donnell's ass=fill two ballons with mash potatoes and smack that booty.

Not mashed potatoes, cottage cheese...:vomit: She's such a pig.

Lady Danielle
11-28-06, 05:42 AM
Welcome

dp102288
11-28-06, 09:50 AM
Hi dp, is it rosie o donnels extremely curvy booty ( on english cable) that makes you vomit or brit cars with lovely american engines and not so lovely lucas electrics

WTF did he say to me? :confused: