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When in America...

PostPost by: mark030358 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:33 pm

Hello, or rather Howdy,
Just a short story about cars. Arrived Houston about four weeks ago with a new job. Just got the apartment and needed a car... so I thought, when in America............ So I mozyed on down to the car lot and bought me some wheels...

A 5.0 Litre V8 420 Hp Gas Guzzler of A Mustang GT with California Pack. FANTASTIC

And yes I'm going to import her when my jobs over...

Mark

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:10 am

Yeah you will fit right in

Just remember when you get pulled over by the police in Houston keep your hands on the wheel in plain sight - they used to get very twitchy if they cant see your hands when I lived there!!!

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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:28 am

Mark, nice car, you'll love it! Keep right and shiny side up. Well, that last part's just like home. :D

In my three years living in Suffolk, I only strayed to the wrong side of the road once. Two years in country, I made a three point turn around on a narrow country lane and promptly went down the wrong side of the road. I was in my left hand drive +2 and I still claim that as my excuse (Yeah, my co-piloting ex-wife didn't buy it either).

...Rohan's right on both counts. You'll get stopped and keep 'em where they can see them.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:23 pm

Now you are living in true Texas freedom...........don't need a carry permit.
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:09 pm

Mark,
If you want something to do Saturday morning, and not far from you either, Lotus Owners of South Texas are meeting at Kenny & Ziggy?s Deli, 2327 Post Oak between San Felipe and Westheimer.
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PostPost by: jk952 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:33 am

Bud English wrote:
...Rohan's right on both counts. You'll get stopped and keep 'em where they can see them.



Years ago roaring back from Houston to Alexandria Louisiana near midnight one hot summer night in my non air conditioned car, lights appeared from nowhere quickly from behind; thinking it was illegal to drive without shoes, I bent down to put my shoes on while slowing to a stop for the police - highly not recommended...! fortunately I was still running on my cdn plates, and had a 'different' accent..... :)
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:51 am

Roger,
I'm living on Westheimer, at the Mullenium Heights and I work near PostOak, at the Bechtel office for an Oil Company. SO happy days I'll pitch up. Might even bring some pictures to prove I own a few Lotii :)

cheers
Mark

ps MAY have to bring my other half :)
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:24 am

mark030358 wrote:Roger,
I'm living on Westheimer, at the Mullenium Heights and I work near PostOak, at the Bechtel office for an Oil Company. SO happy days I'll pitch up. Might even bring some pictures to prove I own a few Lotii :)

cheers
Mark

ps MAY have to bring my other half :)


Excellent, see you there. I'll be in my scruffy Green Elise, with my missus too. I meant to tell you 10am meet time.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:17 am

Roger is it the same place this weekend for breakfast?

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