28 years ago..........

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  1. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    .....i started driving on the Queens highway.

    17 years old, wet behind the ears; but little old me had a 950cc Fiesta babe magnet. For all the freedom it gave me - it might as well have been a Ferrari :smile:

    And on day two of my driving life (Might have even been day 1) - i got a puncture.

    Fast forward 28 years; and today i've just had my second ever puncture !

    £16.80 it cost today. Call it £5 back then; so thats £21.80 in 28 years of motoring on punctures.

    Thats 0.00213 pence per day. Good value i say :smile:
     
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  2. stevef175

    stevef175 Gold Member

    85
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup
    Jammy Sod!!!!


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  3. Mitchy197

    Mitchy197 Paid Member

    18
    Clio 197
    Lol, never had a puncture on my own car however my first time ever driving a van (merc sprinter) one of the tires decided to explode all over the motorway about 200 miles away from home, exciting stuff haha
     
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  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Unreal isnt it !

    Ringing the Guinness book of records in the morning to stake my claim......... :smile:
     
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Only ever had 1 puncture(well more like a blow out!!
    Think I must've been 17/18 as well lol
    Was in my fiesta 1.1 popular plus on the M1 on my way to a dirty weekend in blackpool:wink:
    Scared me s******s not that I let on to the bird I was with:grinning:
     
  6. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    You had to mention yours was a 1.1 too didnt you. I used to envy you boys......
     
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  7. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Not saying a word because knowing my luck I'd do all four
     
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  8. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
  9. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    540
    Leeds
    RB 200 cup
    Serious!
     
  10. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Epic post! Brilliant Shuv.

    I've only ever had two as well. One was about three or four years ago in the BMW. And the other was in the early 90's in my 1.4SR Vauxhall Nova on the bloody motorway. The Nova had a cheap spare in the boot. The BMW... well nothing is cheap there and there's no spare obviously!

    Loving the price per day. :smiley:
     
  11. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Inverness
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    I've long since lost count of the number of punctures I've had. In my works van I was getting 1 every 2 weeks or so at one point, mainly due to being sent to take stuff to the tip twice a week. Not the public tip, but the one where the dustcarts go. Not my favourite part of the job. Probably had 4 or 5 on my own vehicles since taking to the roads on 7/12/1976 on my "nifty fifty" with something like 3.5 screaming horses! I was a GOD!!!
     
  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    We were all Gods John.

    Even if only in our own minds.....
     
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  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    lucky bugger :poke:
     
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  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    With 1.4 sport sticker and a chrome tailpipe:grinning:
     
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  15. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Ive had the one also, again before I hit 20!

    Was a jaggered bit of curb I put it down too, ripped my tyre all the way round (will try and dig up a picture at some point)


    Quite some time there Shuv, I was only a twinkle in my old mans eyes and an egg swimming about when you started to drive - hah!
     
  16. Cossers

    Cossers Paid Member

    282
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Jeezz, I've had loads tbh, prob 20+ at a guess, rural roads I guess, lots to large thorns believe it or not!
     
  17. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Impressive time gap there Shuv! Surely it's got to be a pretty unique statistic!
     
  18. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Only 2 punctures, lucky man. Tyre place where I live fixes punctures for a fiver still.
     
  19. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    I've yet to find a place in Leeds that actually fixes punctures.... 'Nah, you need a new tyre mate...'
     

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