Secret Scotland

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Neeb’s wheels 8A

Time’s flashing by, and I can barely believe it was February 2014 – 3 years ago! – that I caught the rear of this yellow beastie. It’s detailed in that post, so no repeat needed here.

I thought it had gone for good, as I can’t recall seeing it since then, but there it was (191 G makes it easy to spot), in the same place, and still looking new – if in need of a wash to lose the black winter grime we seem to suffer once the roads have been gritted.

The “Neeb’s wheels” title also seems to have become something of a jinx.

While my neighbours were bringing home reasonably interesting cars back then, they’ve become much more conservative, and taken to buying Q-cars… basically standard looking cars with no obvious evidence of the massive engines and handling packages wrapped inside bodyshells with few (if any) badges or fancy trim to betray their performance.

While my skilled eye can spot them from the various wheel, tyre, and suspension changes these need compared to standard, there’s usually little to see in a pic.

Then there’s the similarly disappointing trend to buy big 4x4s or SUVs, again lacking in any photo opportunities.

I just passed one neeb’s new top of the range Land Rover (not even a Range Rover) and was amazed to note that this vehicle has now become so tall… I cannot even see over the roof when standing beside it!

 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

I’m glad I get more chances to get into Glasgow city centre these days, where there are still people who buy ‘proper’ sports, performance, and super cars rather than expensive souped-up vans. BMW has a lot to answer for, for its cleverness in creating the X5 all those years ago.


February 13, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian, photography, Transport | , ,

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