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Russ1971scamp
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Hi All
Myself and Sami looking forward to meeting up with you all in the near future.
It was great to meet and chat with a few of you sunday at the Nec Classic car show....
Recently we have got ourselves a Mopar.... 71 Plymouth Scamp 318 - this a california car that we believe entered the uk in 2015, we bought it off Drag Racer Ian Turburville and what a cool guy he is......
A little about us, my first v8 car was when i was 18 i had an Aussie Ch Valiant with a 360.... a lot of car at 18 but all them years ago and that was many years ago insurance was easy etc etc, while that was being ripped about and modded i ran a daily driver 77 camaro six cyinder...also a work friend at the time had a 79 403 trans am followed a 70 351 cleveland mustang ( that was quick).....we was a regulars at Lakeside Cruise essex and chelsea. Hopefully there are a few southern members who remeber the Lakeside cruise.......A house came along and i had to grow up just a little, so cars went to the background and sold off... Then i met Sami and she loved the idea of American cars and we bought a 71 shark nose camaro and regulary visited Guildford cruise and the Pod, we was also blessed with North Weald Drag strip only 40 mins away...our boys came along, money ran out and the Camaro got parked up in a garage.... we still have the camaro but taking it off the road was a major bad decision --- its now in need of major resto....bugger.. well jump forward 20 odd years after parking up the camaro .... and the hunger for v8 was to much... now we love going to shows and the pod every year but theres nothing like being back on the road in a v8...(plus i might now get motivated to restore the chevy) you may of noticed i love all american marques..Brandon our eldest is driving and a car nut...his super low wide arch mx5 grabs attention..... Now i am a fossil when it comes to social media but i do have an instagram account @russ1971camaro should you like to a small glimpse into our lives.... for now i am enjoying where i started back in the seat of a Mopar... oh i will eventaully update my instagram name to respect the Scamp... Russ & Sami
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Welcome to the Club!!!

Glad you enjoyed the NEC.

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Lovely story Russ,looking forward to meeting you,welcome to the club 👍

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Welcome to the mad house, there's quite a few of us here that used to go to Guildford cruise, Chelsea cruise and Lakeside cruise and others back in the day
Are we there yet dad ..... 10 to the gallon but worth it.

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Welcome! I remember the Lakeside Cruise from the late 80's, still got some photos Printed not digital) of Mopars from then, way before I actually owned one.

Pics of the CH would be good, I have an Aussie Charger as well as the Challenger.
Scamp should be lots of fun.
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i too have some old lakeside pictures i will have to dig out. Pictures of my old 360 well just like u i only have proper photos.... i will have to photo the photograph and upload..... thanks all for the warm welcome..

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Welcome aboard.
Remember it being at this years nats too.
I like the look of them HP ex manifolds, cool.

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Welcome :thumbright:

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Hello :)
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hello there :hello2:, nice car you have there 8-)
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Time on my hands.. the Scamp garaged 12miles from home,(i am not sure if Boris includes driving to fix up old skool ozone destroyers as essential journey)
So time to dig out some photo's of my first v8 aussie style...

Strangley even then my car headed towards matt black...blatantly all health and safety rules out the window in the 90's for engine pulls..
Not sure if the neighbours appreciated the early mocked up glass pack exhaust, moved home not long after that photo.....

These are the only photos i can find at the moment, it i find the others where it ended up in primer yellow and ( don't shout at me) a mustang 427 scoop fitted to the bonnet, i will upload.

The car was sadly moved on way to early, never finshed and never got the full appreciation it deserved....would i have still modded it if i had it today.. maybe not....i would probably love it as a mile munching family cruiser...
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That looks nearly identical to the one near me that just sold, CH 360. Great cars.
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You never know...... the car was sold to NYR recovery here in kent-- to owner neil yates, apparently he was taking the engine for his trans am....
maybe it was a trans am tribute car or was it a pontiac ..... a 360 mopar in a gm product..... naughty naughty..

i persume the rest of was scrapped.... sad...as i never heard anymore...

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