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Phil 87

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Funny Product Reviews

23 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

I just ordered some Autoglym Active Insect Remover from Amazon (definitely needed after an hour driving today), and one of the reviews really made me laugh so I though I'd share it:


http://www.amazon.co... insect remover


Title: Great on active insects!

I bought this to try and clean my motorcycle helmet visor. As advertised, it removed all the active insects with no problem at all!
However, by the time I get around to cleaning the insects off of my visor most of the insects are pretty motionless, so I would recommend purchasing some inactive insect remover to finish off the job.
I have attempted to assess the personality traits of insects collected from my visor to verify the claim that "Stubborn insect remains may require second application". I have so far been able to identify traits such as "twitchy", and "relaxed" but I have not yet found a way to accurately assess whether a given insect is "cooperative" or "stubborn".


Maybe we can find some more funny reviews, especially videos would be good :)

Focus Crash Simulator Educates Young Drivers

14 May 2015 - 07:38 PM

Some of you might have seen this on the news this morning. I recorded it and thought I'd share it - it's definitely worth a watch especially for young drivers:



And here's a related news report: http://news.bbc.co.u...ber/8591581.stm


Apparently they're using Vauxhalls too, which seems more relevant.

Car Tax Due 11 Months After Car Registered?

06 April 2015 - 05:06 PM

I just paid my car tax but thought it wasn't due til the end of April which is a year after the car was registered. The letter I got says it ran out on 31st March, but I didn't notice that the first time I looked at it, just assumed car tax lasts for a year and not 11 months. Is this normal? I'm lucky I didn't get stopped by police for no tax lol. I hope this doesn't catch out anyone else.

Tie Fighter - Short Film

29 March 2015 - 11:29 AM

I just came across this on YouTube and thought I have to share it, for any fans of Star Wars or animation in general.



I can't believe it was animated by one person lol, took him 4 years but still, amazing. 

Ford Fair M1 Convoy 2015

20 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

I know it's over 4 months away but I think now is as good a time as any to start planning the convoy :)
This will be for anyone going south on the M1 to get to Silverstone on the morning of 2nd August. Here's a map of my route:
Some of us did this last year and driving down together was one of the highlights of the day, even though there were only 3 cars in the convoy (hoping for more this year). So anyone interested in joining the convoy please post below and I'll make a list :)
Update: I think we need to be leaving Woodall Services around 5:30am to give ourselves plenty of time, so we can hopefully arrive around 7:30 depending on how much time we spend meeting others along the way.
Here's the list:
Phil 87 - Fiesta ST3 - Spirit Blue
nath.mk7.st - Fiesta ST2 - Spirit Blue
Saulamandetra - Escort Van - Red
GingerFlame - Fiesta MK6 - Aquarius Blue
Charles2014 - Fiesta MK7.5 Titanium X - White
B49adam - Focus MK3
Danthorpe1983 - Escort MK6 - Silver
 Yunii - Focus Titanium - Silver

Chrispugh21 - Fiesta MK7 Zetec S - White (maybe)