scoobiefloz

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  1. Found this while surfing and had to share 1. Driving with a blindfold on in Alabama is not allowed It seems basic common sense you shouldn’t obscure your own sight while driving a vehicle. But apparently somewhere along the line this notion became a bit blurry for someone in Alabama, and the state found it necessary to outlaw blindfolded driving. 2.You can be fined for driving topless in Thailand According to Thai law, it is never okay to take your top off while on their roads. Despite the country’s often blistering heat, anyone caught operating a car, bike or tuk-tuk while topless will be slapped with a fine. 3. You must check for children hiding under your car before setting off in Denmark The Danes have a rather unusual law designed to protect anyone that may be working underneath a vehicle. To avoid being fined, drivers in Denmark must check to make sure there is no one under their car before starting the engine. This includes mechanics, or small children playing hide ‘n’ seek. 4. Dirty cars attract fines in Russia If you are the kind of car owner that cares little for the car wash, thank your lucky stars you don’t live in Russia. Moscow police have the power to dish out fines to any motorist with a car that is deemed to be too dirty. And it is entirely up to the officer to decide what counts as not clean enough. It’s not quite as severe but Brits can land a £1,000 fine if your number plate is too dirty. 5. You can’t drive on Monday in Manilla if your registration ends in 1 or 2 In a bid to restrict the heavy traffic build up in the Philippines capital, authorities have imposed restrictions on which cars are allowed in certain areas of the city. Based on the last digit of a cars number plate, certain vehicles are prohibited from the city on a particular day of the week. For example, any car with a number plate ending in 1 or 2 is banned from driving in Metro Manila on Mondays. 6. It is illegal to drive a black car in Denver, Colorado on Sundays America is notorious for bizarre, outdated laws – and Denver is near the top of the list with this odd sanction. State traffic law dictates it is unlawful to drive a black car on a Sunday in Colorado’s capital. Clearly a very old fashioned restriction, while it is still a legal requirement, it is a near certainty that this is no longer enforced. 7. Hefty penalty for running out of petrol on a German Autobahn Despite their lack of speed limits, Germany’s world-famous Autobahns still come with strict rules. Anyone that runs out of fuel on one of these high-speed roads will face a fine, and could even receive a driving ban in the more serious cases. 8. San Francisco bans the use of used underwear to buff or dry a vehicle One of the more liberal cities in America, San Francisco is rather picky when it comes to the car wash business. For commercial businesses, you can be cited if you are seen buffing or drying a car and you chose to re-purpose a pair of used underwear as a rag. But for private car owners keen to give their car a scrub, they are free to use as many pairs of stained tighty-whities as they like. 9. Every car in Luxembourg must have windscreen wipers, even if it doesn’t have a windscreen Luxembourg makes it a legal requirement for every car to have windscreen wipers, even if the car in question doesn’t have a windscreen – much more common among vintage cars. It is perfectly legal to drive without a glass shield for the driver, but miss the wipers and you’ll be awarded with a fine. 10. Headlights must be used 24/7 in Scandinavia Drivers must have their headlights on at all times when their car is running in Scandinavia, even when the sun is out. While handy for increasing safety during their notoriously foggy weather and short days, the law is largely designed for periods in winter where there is no daylight for weeks on end.
  2. Well spoiler No.3 (long story ) has arrived from the great US of A so hopefully it will be fitted correctly this time over the weekend. What is everyone else up to over the break?
  3. Hi and welcome. Glad to hear you got the Hatch back on the road. It's a good addiction to have.
  4. That is not what you want to come back from holiday and find. If it was heat I assume it have affected more than one area. I wonder if it is overspray from them not covering the spoiler properly? I am sure they will sort it if they are a reputable body shop. Fingers crossed.
  5. I found the thread, it was Ultra SR's they were talking about.
  6. Hi and welcome, 4 days? wow still at the beginning of the journey. Any pics?
  7. I read somewhere that they KYBs are in short supply, someone was struggling to find some 'genuine' ones and resorted to searching Europe . I will check my history and see if I can find it.
  8. This was an excellent event last year so there was no question it would be back on again this year. Fingers crossed the weather is as good again next year. Spotted the SIDC flags a few times in the video and even Don's WRX STI Let us know if you are coming so we can get the club stand organised. People Attending Floz Don
  9. As I stumbled across 'Knob Lane' last week it reminded me of all the funny place names I have seen over the years. My inner child has now decided to do a tour and collect them all in an album. So if anyone has suggestions I am starting to build the list.
  10. I am not sure what happened but you should now be able to post on the events page
  11. Below are the confirmed events and dates that have been added to the Events Calendar for this year. Click the links to view the event info pages. SHOWS 30th April - Japfest Silverstone 10th June - JDM Combe - Castle Combe 25th June - Tunerfest South - Brands Hatch 1st July - Japfest Donington 23rd September - Rally Day - Castle Combe 1st October - TRAX - Silverstone DRIVING 1st April - Wales Weekender 14th May - The Midlands Tick 19th August - The Brecon Loop 29th October - Subaru Loch-down
  12. Hi Leon77, the classic has always been my favourite shape especially in 2 door trim.
  13. did you manage to get a pic?
  14. I have my fingers crossed too
  15. Wow, quick thinking. Not sure I would be hopping onto the bonnet
  16. A lovely motor. Welcome to SIDC
  17. Only a few days until the big race. Watch the qualifying here.
  18. Anyone watch the races? Ash Sutton had a great weekend, managed to get 13th in the 1st race, having to start at the back after being robbed of the Pole. 3rd places in both 2nd and 3rd races is a great result. You would be fooled into thinking his was the only Subaru in the races, isn't there 4 cars? Something isn't right, Plato is very quiet.
  19. Interesting interview with Plato.
  20. Watch the Round 1 race live on YouTube
  21. Round 3
  22. It is at the end of October so should be fine
  23. I bet there are loads in the air box I was originally thinking of going up to the Scotland in July but decided to delay it to later in the year to avoid the terrible midges
  24. Thankfully the BTCC is free to view (in the UK at least) and is on ITV4 for most of the day. They show most of the support races too so if you love motorsports there is some great viewing and some close exciting racing. http://www.btcc.net/btcc-on-tv/