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Goodbye my lovely

My 156 has been writen off by the dreaded M8. I miss here greatley
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Sorry to hear that

What happened ?
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Bugger! Pleased you're OK though mate.
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Yes I'm OK thanks. The story goes that I became part of the filling of a 6 car pile up on Wednesday night, on my way home. I wasn't quite as gutted as the young guy who managed to end up parking is 6 month old Audi TT UNDERNEATH a Citrion C6.
And all because of some wanger who decided to stop in the outside lane to see why the cops were on the hard shoulder with their blue lights on

I've been trying to get my phone to talk to my PC via bluetooth so I can upload the couple of photos I took. But I think they'r having a bit of a domestic at the moment.

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glad you are ok.

is it too early to ask what you are thinking of replacing her with?
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blimey - sorry to hear that Frank
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As said in my PM last night Frank, sorry to hear about your beloved 156 - but it's good to know that you are safe and sound

best of luck with your hunt for a replacement
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Oh no Frank

so many crappy drivers on the M8 it's untrue
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I hate that road, or rather a fair proportion of the drivers (if they can be called that, ) that use it, with a passion and try to use any alternative route I can find to avoid it. This gives me yet another reason to continue doing so. Sorry to hear the news Frank but glad you're still reasonably hael and hearty, .
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Only route I know from Paisley to Whitburn, WL anyone know a decent alternative to the M8 for that distance?
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Really sorry to hear that Frank - but glad you're OK! Hope you get an "upgrade" sorted so you can come for another thrash round the Highlands next summer. (ps carol sends her love!).

cheers, Mike
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glad you are ok.

is it too early to ask what you are thinking of replacing her with?
Thanks for all the kind thoughts.
Alex, I have my fingers crossed that all will turn out well. Watch this space I stuck a small deposit on something nice today, with any luck (and I must be due some by now), all will be revealed in the not too distant future.
Brad, you should give us a shout the next time you're coming back up the road. We can get together for a coffee and a blether mate
Dave, hopefully, next year and the opening of the remainder of the M74 will make life a wee bit easier on the M8. The wife keeps telling me that I should go to work on Pubic transport, but I did that on Friday. A journey that takes 35 to 45 minutes in the car took 1h and 50 minutes. I also have to say (don't tell Ray) that the bus driver was a complete suicida maniac A|ll I could think was 'If this idiot does what we 6 drivers did on Wednesday then me and a couple of dozen others could be in deep doo-doo.
As for getting the train... Expensive and very unreliable . Not to mention very, very overcrouded.
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I stuck a small deposit on something nice today, with any luck (and I must be due some by now), all will be revealed in the not too distant future.
HM would have said "DURT!!!!"
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Thanks for all the kind thoughts.
Alex, I have my fingers crossed that all will turn out well. Watch this space I stuck a small deposit on something nice today, with any luck (and I must be due some by now), all will be revealed in the not too distant future.
Brad, you should give us a shout the next time you're coming back up the road. We can get together for a coffee and a blether mate
Dave, hopefully, next year and the opening of the remainder of the M74 will make life a wee bit easier on the M8. The wife keeps telling me that I should go to work on Pubic transport, but I did that on Friday. A journey that takes 35 to 45 minutes in the car took 1h and 50 minutes. I also have to say (don't tell Ray) that the bus driver was a complete suicida maniac A|ll I could think was 'If this idiot does what we 6 drivers did on Wednesday then me and a couple of dozen others could be in deep doo-doo.
As for getting the train... Expensive and very unreliable . Not to mention very, very overcrouded.
It's a date, been a while since I've been up
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Sorry to hear that news Frank

Main thing is you're ok and it gets you into another Alfa

............or at least something Italian
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Did you manage to find yirsel a tidy wee GT then Frank?

Glad yir ok buddy, that road is an absolute bar steward at the best of times!
 
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Bad times Frank..........glad you are ok..........
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As the police were in the vicinity is the person that stopped to gawp in the outside lane getting prosecuted? Or they stopped for debris in the outside lane?

Jay Walking and Rubbernecking need to be made criminal offences.
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My 156 has been writen off by the dreaded M8. I miss here greatley
Sorry to hear about this

The important thing is you're okay though

What do the insurance company say?
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Bloody hell FF. Heard about the pile up on the radio the other night.

Shame about the car, however the fact that you are A-OK is most important of all. You had a lucky escape there and the bawbag that stopped should have the book well and truly thrown at him. Asswipe.
Look forward to seeing what you get next though. Suspect a 159.

Incidentally - I hear my prev 156 is up for grabs again . . . . . .
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Oh Sh*t!!!!! Glad you are OK Frank. That road is a real PITA.
Hope you don't have to much issues with the insurance side of things.
Look forward to seeing your new wheels.
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Thanks all. I'm happy with whay the insurance bods have offered me for the old girl. Graham, I don't want to tempt providence saying what I've found until the finance gets the go-ahead and the deal is signed. I'll just have to keep yu all on tenterhooks a wee bit longer
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sorry to hear about you car, And the C6! and the TT, a collectoin of really nice cars there. Glad to here everybody is OK.

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Must have been some whack. A C6 is a heavy car for a TT to become wedged under.
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