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Old 09-23-2008, 11:47 PM
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Polish what Les? Tell me more

Stuart, where are you going? PM me and I'll give you the lo-down, and let you know what to avoid.

For reference, take the list of things to avoid, change the title to "Things to Do" and you would have Rebel's holiday itinerary

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Hey guys,

Looks like we having the making of a great lounge - Pool Room.

The famous fighting sticks line of .."tell him he is dreaming"..

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Cameron,

I thought the games were very well presented. The organisation that must have gone into the two ceromonies was sensational and it looked good on television here.

I was in China around 18 months ago and I could see the start of the beautification of the city, the approached from the airport etc.

I'm guessing that they must have planted thousands of mature trees over the last twelve months or so.

The things that I could remember as an eyesore appeared to be removed or covereds up. Whilst I was there, every building had a construction crane on it and it was obvious that these had all been removed.

The Beijing city area was going through a major clean up, with a lot of the old houses streets etc being torn down whilst I was there - guess that this area is all the gardens and new street now..

The television coverage focused on a lot of the history/heritage buildings. I watched a tour one early morning that took the viewer through the Emperors summer palace and lakes gardens, it was a blatant tourism promotion.

It was very well done on their part to promote China to the world. I did hear $46 billion was the cost. Mmmm how much is that a head..

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AC Andy

Mate well done with both the limo business and the choice of cars. They look great with those big 22" wheels..

Perhaps a club event coming up..

...How is the Cobra coming on.?

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Bernie,

they planted 10 million trees and 40 million flowers for the games.... It's a transformation.

I will be very interesting to see what happens now. will it continue or be forgotten.

And I don't forgive you for not letting me know you were in Beijing...

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Cameron,

Sorry I did not realise you were there.

I was in Beijing and then went onto Cxan - spelling - to see the terracota warriors and the region. Then down to Shangia for a week or so. Did all the region there and spent a few nights over the river in the nightclub bar area - the Bound.

Yes will be interesting to see how quickly they re start the industry and the economy now that the eyes are off..

I also spent a lot of time out in the outer ring road area loolking at business there. So may have been very close to you.

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Hi Bernie,

You can check out the Chryslers at our website:

www.affinitylimo.com.au


It is big difference going from driving a bobcat in the dust and mud to putting on a suit and being a chauffeur!

As far as the Cobra goes, it is coming along well, not as quickly as i would like but getting there nonetheless.

We have a new fabricated front end in place with AP Racing 6 pots on the front, the rear has been converted to outboards with 4 pot AP's on the back. The Konis are all in as is the fuel tank, pumps, swirl pots and lines.

The dash is mounted, as well as the seats and harnesses, the floor mounted pedal box is in along with the reservoirs.

Still waiting for the 8 throttle body fuel injection to be finished but i have the majority of the other go fast parts for the 460.

Hopefully once the injection and motor are done, we wont be too far away from being able to fire it up!

Cant wait!

This Pool Room is a great idea Bernie, should provoke some interesting conversation!

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It's Xian, but don't worry, unless you live here it's all a bit confusing.

I have been watching the Golden Arches in the city. Interesting challenges but they look to be doing OK. One has opened near us, it's a bit quiet at the moment, but time will tell if the locals catch on, or can afford it!

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Hi Bernie & All,

Just saw your post on CC and thought that I would drop in and see what you have going on. One site that I belong to calls their Chat Room the Water cooler.

Looks good and so far some interesting posts. But don't forget us on CC.

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Watch the parallel olympics ...wheelchair racing, spinouts and rollovers. Murderball crashes and mayhem. More violence than demolision derbys
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for our international audience an 8 min documentary on the cultural meaning of the POOL ROOM



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Well that was 8 minutes I will cherish forever. Brought tears to my eyes.




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After watching that 8 hour...eerrr....minute video,I now understand the standards y'all have set for this thread.

With all y'all's verbousness (is this a word ?) and efforts.I have no doubt y'all will be able to get close to those standards.

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LoBelly...have they made that into a TV series?
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My favouite line in the movie:

"what is it with wogs and cash!"

Seen it many times and I watched the clip twice.

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Hey Jamo, it is a movie.
http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Michael.../dp/B00001U0DW

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Castle_(film)

The parents are the same as my wifes parents.
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Not to my knowledge

When I was looking for the clip on YouTube I did come across something that looked like a series by the same name but I don't know if there is any association with the production company.

That 8mins is basically the opening sequence to the film that goes on to describe the family's efforts to resist their house being compulsorily acquired for development. (small [clueless] guy(s) vs. big business)

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AC ANDY

Andy,

Now I was suggesting 22" wheels - you already have them. I should have known. They look fantastic.

Good luck with the new venture. Getting off the earth moving equipment will be good for you, as this may not be as hard on your body.

Mmmm or perhaps harder..



It's great to see that the Cobra is moving ahead as well.

I have been a little busy here with some renovations and works at the store. So I have not spent the time I would like on the GT40. But will get there soon...

Are you going to be at the Nationals or working?

Cheers

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