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specialsports
12-29-2006, 01:27 PM
Well here I am fully subscribed to this forum and will be looking for lots of info and discussions on cars, bikes, etc.
I am in the twilight years of my life, but I refuse to grow up or act my age!
My hobbies are as follows, bare-foot water skiing, competition water skiing inc jumps, slalom, etc. Powerboat racing in the winter but not as much now, have just sold my boat.
I have four motor bikes, Kawasaki ZZR road race, Royal Enfield 500 trials, Two Honda 750 K2.
Four cars. Alvis Speed 25 Charlesworth 1938, Daimler Barker Special Sports 1950, Daimler V8 2.5 1963, Austin Healey 3000 mk111 BJ8 1968 triple carb model. Plus a few other odds and sods.

Basil
12-29-2006, 01:36 PM
Welcome aboard Brian! (Folks, I know Brian from another "Daimler" forum. He has among his collection the same model Daimler as I do, the Barker Special Sports, only his is 1000 times nicer).

Brian, we don't quite yet have enough Daimler owners here to warrent a separate forum, but the "Other British Cars" usually works quite well (and for your V8, its close enought to Jaguar I think). Glad you finally made it over here!

Cheers,
Basil

DART
12-29-2006, 02:32 PM
Ahhh, another 2 cars closer to our own forum. Welcome Brian.

terriphill
12-29-2006, 11:49 PM
I am not sure what you mean by "twilight" years, but I know that the further I get along in this game the more fun it is...In the past few years I have learned to remodel my home (I actually have done two kitchens, added closets, learned to build cabinets) We grow a huge vegetable garden where I have learned to can all types of vegetables, salsas and specialize in jams and jellies, I have learned to quilt and now I am in the process of learning how to rebuild and restore cars. The older I get, the more I seem to be able to learn. I can't wait until I retire and have real time to play. My husband and I are looking for about 5 acres in the middle of nowhere to build a small haouse with a BIG BARN for all of our projects. Basically, I am not sure "growing up" is all that interesting....Welcome. T:)

specialsports
12-30-2006, 11:11 AM
Well I am 70 years old, a retired builder, and so to do what I still do as above is quite an achievement. I need to be extremely fit and healthy to ski jump & bare-foot ski on water at 60 mph, but I will have to stop soon, it is starting to hurt when I fall! I am known as an eccentric in my part of the world! But then you only get something out of life, if you put something in to it.

ecurie_ecosse
12-31-2006, 01:24 PM
Welcome Brian, eccentric or not if you are still barefoot skiing and jumping,well done.

Stuart.