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by Dobie177
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: A newbie saying hello...

I meant to ‘catch up’ to check progress! Congratulations! You won’t regret it. If you can find a *PG 000 C or *PA - *PH -*GT that would give a great authentic look! I didn’t think *GT would work being London (rather than Surrey). There are some *GU plates - also London - but I presume as wrong as, ...
by Dobie177
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: A newbie saying hello...

I meant to ‘catch up’ to check progress! Congratulations! You won’t regret it. If you can find a *PG 000 C or *PA - *PH -*GT that would give a great authentic look! Thanks Nic. Re the reg, I have tried. Very few Reg sites have a friendly “suffix” search function- and those that do don’t have any of...
by Dobie177
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: A newbie saying hello...

Just a brief update, and a thank you... I have now formally placed an order with Gerry and so it’s just a matter of being patient and using the time wisely for further research and gathering the “right” bits as they come up. I’ve also just secured a perfect donor car to (hopefully) ensure that I obt...
by Dobie177
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: T289R South East - The Hub at Bodiam, Sunday 12th July
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: T289R South East - The Hub at Bodiam, Sunday 12th July

Looking forward to it. I’ll be in a Land Rover but looking forward to meeting other T289R members for the first time and seeing/ chatting about cars as I start my journey to ownership.
by Dobie177
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: A newbie saying hello...

<t>Hello Howard,I might have something you might be interested in.Its a Hawk 289 registered car.It was IVA'd two years ago age related plate.Anyway for the past two years I have been taking flying lessons and am thinking of purchasing a microlight aircraft so will need to sell the car.About the car...
by Dobie177
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: A newbie saying hello...

Welcome to the club Howard. I would say not to be concerned about a lack of technical knowledge and don't let that put you off considering a build. Gerry's kits are fantastic and go together very well. When I built mine I had barely picked up a spanner before and it was one of the most fulfilling e...
by Dobie177
Sat May 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

Re: A newbie saying hello...

289’s do come up for sale occasionally but I suspect you will need to be patient. Best of luck in looking. Envious that you have had a couple of Aston’s. Which models? Peter C Thanks Peter - I’d reached the same conclusion re the need to be patient... and, whilst I’ve read loads, there is still so ...
by Dobie177
Fri May 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: A newbie saying hello...
Replies: 23
Views: 3981

A newbie saying hello...

Having joined the 289Register a couple of weeks ago, it was a treat to receive a welcome letter and a couple of back issues of the newsletter in the post this morning. It was also suggested that I introduce myself... :D I'm Surrey-based, a family man and very much a petrolhead - albeit with a rather...