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 Post subject: God I Hate Bogans
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:50 am 
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I suppose we get used to people wanting to have a chat when you are out in your Haffie. I am beginning to find it quite annoying but depending on the genuine interest shown and the demeanour of the person I am normally quite welcoming and try to be helpful.

Today I had to go and buy parts for my Landrover and pulled up outside the parts shop and went in and got my parts. When I jumped back into the Haffie the lady who had served me came running out enquiring about it - no issues she was interested and we had a nice chat.

As I was then about to back out of the car park and next to me pulls up a 30 yo banger - not one panel the same colour with dents in them all - then the driver who has a missing front tooth yells out - "Hey Colonel Where We Going" - at that point I nearly lost it but bit my tongue and just stared at the Bogan with a look of disdain as he got out his heap of crap - then I promptly stalled the Haffie in the middle of the road :o

God I hate Bogans

Garry


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 Post subject: Re: God I Hate Bogans
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:11 am 
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Why do you think Lurch is called Lurch? The clutches are very sharp along with the low gearing makes you start in 2nd so you have no torque unless you rev the engine quite hard and then you become the "Borgan"!!

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 Post subject: Re: God I Hate Bogans
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:17 pm 
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We don't mind people taking an interest or asking questions about our Haffie, the usual one is " does it float " to which we reply " yes like a brick " or somtimes " is it a..... Kit Car, Mini Moke, Jeep !! etc the worst ones though are the ' Numptys ' who think they no it all like ........ Drove one of them in the War, insists it s a Kit Car, made by VW, definately Chinese, etc etc, would be nice to here from other Haflinger Owners on how they get on with the public, any way Keep Smiling


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 Post subject: Re: God I Hate Bogans
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Ignorance is everywhere but there was a time I didn't know what a Haffy was or a Pinz for that matter! 3 Pinz's a Volvo and 2 haffys later here I am! ;)
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 Post subject: Re: God I Hate Bogans
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:25 am 
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Yes - genuine interest is to be applauded but smart arse yobbos - no thanks.

Woodman's experiences outlined above reflect my own - particularly if I am in my Landrover 101, especially when they hear the V8 and think it is some big block beastie rather than a pidley 110hp engine.

While it has been many years since my Jaguar was on the road - I dont recall the same level of attention I received in it as I do in the Haflinger.

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 Post subject: Re: God I Hate Bogans
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:41 am 
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Most of the interest in Haflingers fall into one of two categories:-

Those that know the name / vehicle: Some better than others!
Those that have absolutely no idea what it is: The ones that want to know if it is a kit car type.

Of these the nice ones are the ones who have seen them before but maybe only in a picture or a short video clip. They generally ask intelligent questions.
The ones from the second group include those who ask if it is amphibious or snigger at it's looks when they first see one. Those may or may not ask relevant questions.

The various car show I take Lurch to produce these types and you soon get to recognise which ones you are likely to have a long conversation with and those that will get one word answers. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: God I Hate Bogans
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:53 am 
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garrycol wrote:
While it has been many years since my Jaguar was on the road - I dont recall the same level of attention I received in it as I do in the Haflinger.

I had the good fortune / misfortune (take your pick) to go to quite a "posh" school in my yoof; Speech Day was always a mass of sundry Jaguars, Mercedes, Rollers and Bentleys etc, but it always amused me that when my father turned up in his somewhat battered LWB Haflinger it received much much more interest & smiles than the rest put together. 8-)

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