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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2015 01:19 PM
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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:
 
https://www.google.c...663!2d52.073301
 
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 :)
 
I'll update this post as we figure out the details, times etc, but I think I'll want to be leaving Leeds around 5am to 5:30 to make sure we can arrive at around 7:30 but no later than 8. This all depends on who else is joining the convoy and how long we spend meeting at service stations etc, but we have plenty of time to figure all this out closer to the event.
 
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 (maybe?)
Chrispugh21 - Fiesta MK7 Zetec S - White (maybe?)