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Google maps caught me!

PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:04 pm

So my wife is always saying that I spend all my time working on the car - now she has proof!

I was showing her the Street View feature.. we go to our address,, notice my daily driver so I must have been home that day... & then move the viewpoint & voila:

GoogleMaps_Caughtme.JPG and
Guilty as proven my lord!
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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:12 am

Is the daily driver a M100 ?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:46 am

Blimey Phil next to that Elan you look about 6' 9" - you absolutely sure you can get in it?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:22 am

gherlt wrote:Is the daily driver a M100 ?


No, E46 M3 Cab
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:23 am

elanfan1 wrote:Blimey Phil next to that Elan you look about 6' 9" - you absolutely sure you can get in it?


I'm 5'10", my brother in law is 6'3" & he looks like he's in a noddy car when he accompanies me...
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PostPost by: elansprint » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:54 pm

I must admit I like to keep the garage doors closed keeping the contents away from prying eyes went on street view and sod me there is the garage door open with the TVR's on full view
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:08 pm

elansprint wrote:I must admit I like to keep the garage doors closed keeping the contents away from prying eyes went on street view and sod me there is the garage door open with the TVR's on full view
Ian



Phew, that was a bit of luck. They won't see anything worth nicking then :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol:
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PostPost by: rjaxe » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:21 am

Ian, I had the same shock myself. My ?lan, residing in the garage, was shown in street view with its number plate clear for all to see. I am now anticipating seeing it for sale at a bargain price. Google Earth did respond to my complaint and have now blanked out the number plate. I assume they have some APR type system to automatically eliminate these details which failed to work with the grill mounted ?lan number plate.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:11 pm

The fact that people aren't up in arms over things like this just amazes me. This is akin to being stalked.
This is being done by a private share holder owned company.

At least when governments do this you know who the enemy is. But when a private company is allowed to take pictures of you, your house, your family..................this is crap.

You should be pissed off instead of being pissed on.....................
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:10 pm

When I built my home, I went to great pains to shield what I was doing in the garage and shop. My garage/shop is beneath my house and you have to drive down a driveway to enter from the rear. From the street, all you see is the house,the driveways and the mountains in the distance. The closest exposure to Google Earth was when a good friend was over helping with race car, and the aerial view showed his vehicle parked in the driveway, behind the garage doors. Initially, there was a 10 foot extended self supporting deck extending over the garage/shop door entrances. This further shielded what was going on. Now that I have added an additional attached garage area behind the shop section, nothing can be seen of the shop area, even when standing in the driveway behind the house. I love it when a plan comes together.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:21 pm

Google street view were not allowed down our private road but Bing maps show my Sprint on their "bird's-eye view photos and I am in the back garden testiculating at the aircraft!

If I had another brain cell I would perhaps be able to post a screen shot.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:53 pm

prezoom wrote:When I built my home, I went to great pains to shield what I was doing in the garage and shop. My garage/shop is beneath my house and you have to drive down a driveway to enter from the rear. From the street, all you see is the house,the driveways and the mountains in the distance. The closest exposure to Google Earth was when a good friend was over helping with race car, and the aerial view showed his vehicle parked in the driveway, behind the garage doors. Initially, there was a 10 foot extended self supporting deck extending over the garage/shop door entrances. This further shielded what was going on. Now that I have added an additional attached garage area behind the shop section, nothing can be seen of the shop area, even when standing in the driveway behind the house. I love it when a plan comes together.


Except now you've told the whole internet about it!
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:12 pm

elansprint71 wrote:........... testiculating at the aircraft!


I'm impressed, wish I had the b*lls to do it :lol:

That said, I think I'll pass on the picture thanks. :wink:
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:15 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Except now you've told the whole internet about it!



Not only that, you've also given us the chassis and type number of your Elan


Now, if we could just have your bank details ......... :shock: :D
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PostPost by: elansprint » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:59 pm

They have blanked the number plate but you know the address to look on there in the first place . John the sprint is in the garage locked away to keep the Norfolk pikes out LOL
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