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06 May 2018 20:06 #27086

Hi all, its been a long time since i was last here, 2014 2015 if I remember right, where my first Kei Car love was (and still is) the Move. During 2014 i undertook a John o'groat to Lands end drive in Rambo (my hand painted scrap yard engined Move). It made it (just) and I vowed to do another such silly drive again.

Fast forward a few years to today and I find after the passing of my parents within a year of each other I need to get some distance away form home, work and the rat race in order to make some good memories for myself. Que a replacement car and the plans to undertake what is a very long road trip.

Not quiet a Kei Car but most defiantly in the spirit of things

30729385_10214876578160913_6401872962979808270_n by paul.bottomley , on Flickr

The route for the drive is the UK coast road, yes all of it all 5000 miles!

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/skirting-the-edge

So if your feeling supportive please donate.

I will update as I start do and finish the route.


Nissan Cube Z11 Conran 2006
Vauxhall Viva GT Mk1 1968
BSA Ariel 3 trike (lots of them)
Daihatsu Move (Rambo) LEJOG car sold
Daihatsu Move (FAP) sold

Constantly rambling here: www.annteak.com

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02 Sep 2018 14:48 #27293

Its been a while, but the story up to date is I left my house on the 2nd June and arrived back home 21 days later,

4706 miles. Using the closest roads to the edge (within reason)

12 car Ferries
3 Toll Bridges
2 Toll Tunnels
2 Toll roads

Max altitude 2053feet (Scotland)
Lowest altitude - 3 feet (in the fens)

Got as far South as you can (The Lizard)
Got as far North as you can (Dunnet Head Scotland)
Got as far East as you can (Lowestoft)
Got as far West as you can (Ardnamurchan Scotland)

Average MPG 39mpg

20180622_075914 by paul.bottomley , on Flickr


loads and loads of images here flic.kr/s/aHsmhTKzxm

I shall be at the KKITP meet next weekend as well....


Nissan Cube Z11 Conran 2006
Vauxhall Viva GT Mk1 1968
BSA Ariel 3 trike (lots of them)
Daihatsu Move (Rambo) LEJOG car sold
Daihatsu Move (FAP) sold

Constantly rambling here: www.annteak.com

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02 Sep 2018 22:26 #27296

Quite a trip, I'm envious. I remember your trip in the Move. Missing my old Mira Classic, so I'm always looking for an interesting kei replacement.

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04 Sep 2018 20:38 #27299

Blimey the road trip in Rambo, was far riskier.... second hand rebuilt engine fitted to a rusty Move three days before the trip and it lasted (just was down to 40mph on the return leg from Cornwall!),

October 2014 where did the time go!!!

20141006_095241 by paul.bottomley , on Flickr


Nissan Cube Z11 Conran 2006
Vauxhall Viva GT Mk1 1968
BSA Ariel 3 trike (lots of them)
Daihatsu Move (Rambo) LEJOG car sold
Daihatsu Move (FAP) sold

Constantly rambling here: www.annteak.com

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11 Sep 2018 15:25 #27302

Nice looking Cube! Looks like a clean example! Looking forward to seeing it at the annual meet.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1991 Autozam Carol Type-G
1994 Nissan S13
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact (Sold)
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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01 Apr 2019 23:01 #27514

Bloody love cubes. It looks smart with the wind deflectors, haven't seen many in the UK with them for some reason.

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