Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

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Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by MisterH » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:41 pm

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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by WillC9303 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:51 pm

I LOVE the Late Brake Show! Great that the 480 is getting the recognition that it deserves. Is the owner of F69NLP on the forums? I think I saw a video of that car in a comparison with an Aero deck a while back.
'93 480 Special Edition Two-Tone 2.0i

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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by MisterH » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:57 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:51 pm
I LOVE the Late Brake Show! Great that the 480 is getting the recognition that it deserves. Is the owner of F69NLP on the forums? I think I saw a video of that car in a comparison with an Aero deck a while back.
That would happen to be yours truly :D

The aerodeck was my friend Martin's
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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by WillC9303 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:33 pm

Nice car! I probably should have known seeing as the 480 in your profile pic is the same colour and spec :lol:
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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:34 pm

Haha, you kept that quiet! Very good. Car sounds great when he puts his foot down and some lovely camera angles showing the 480 off very nicely.

Hope you negotiated a blast in the DeLorean!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2006 Citroen C6 Exclusive 3.0 petrol/LPG
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by MisterH » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:44 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:34 pm
Haha, you kept that quiet! Very good. Car sounds great when he puts his foot down and some lovely camera angles showing the 480 off very nicely.

Hope you negotiated a blast in the DeLorean!
Apparently it had corrosion issues so couldn't be there for the shoot, ironic...
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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by Norm57 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:24 pm

Well done Ben I really enjoyed this. There is also a possibility that Classic Car Weekly will be doing a piece on the rescue cars,here’s hoping.

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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by MisterH » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:25 pm

Norm57 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:24 pm
Well done Ben I really enjoyed this. There is also a possibility that Classic Car Weekly will be doing a piece on the rescue cars,here’s hoping.
Ooh, I am in two minds over CCW. Sometimes the quality is hit and miss and I do find myself skipping a lot of it, but it is good for keeping a finger on the pulse of things :D
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Re: Have we got enough exposure for the Wedge yet? Jonny Smith and Someone familiar...

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:03 am

Well done Ben - great video, and no, we can never get enough promotion for our beloved wedges. You certainly are an excellent ambassador.
Fingers crossed CCW go ahead on the Rescue Group.
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