Author Topic: Sign-written Cars  (Read 1928 times)

ABlipInContinuity

Sign-written Cars
« on: May 28, 2008, 10:50:15 am »
I don't understand why people driving cars advertising their own business (or at least a small business) can't realise that poor driving is hardly a way to attract customers.

This morning I give you Absolute DJs of Manchester whose vehicle, a black Nissan Pathfinder registration J7 GDP which I met close to the website registrant's address.

They overtook passed barely passedme, drove in the cycle lane, tailgated the car in front and then blatantly ran a set of red lights.

If you are in the area you may want to use extra care when you see this Vehicle.

Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 11:07:49 am »
There was a letter in "Viz" some years ago, which asked (I paraphrase freely):

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Why are those "Earn £1000 A Week - Ask Me How!" stickers always on the back of an F-reg Nissan Sunny?
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 11:14:31 am »
LOL!  I have to be careful of this, with a sign-written bike.
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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 11:34:14 am »
If it doesn't actually try to kill me, I don't mind what it has written on the sides.
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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 11:57:12 am »
But if it does, and has, then it's great for reporting!!!
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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 01:06:39 pm »
But if it does, and has, then it's great for reporting!!!

Easier to identify and give the company a quick call.

Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 06:35:59 pm »
Slightly off-topic perhaps, but maybe worth telling.

Back in the day I had a Belgian reg fully sign written team car over here.

So did another team official.

He drove in an "interesting" manner, I was regularly being given grief by people whom "I" had cut up over the previous days. For some reason they wouldn't believe that there were two near identical cars in the area.

Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 02:06:49 am »
LOL!  I have to be careful of this, with a sign-written bike.

It's why I've started wearing full ACF kit on every ride :demon:

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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 09:57:13 am »
If it doesn't actually try to kill me, I don't mind what it has written on the sides.

Oh, I dunno, after a few grocer's apostrophe's (sic) I start getting a good Radio 4 grumble  O:-)
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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 10:17:15 am »
Oh, that's true.

I keep a Sharpie zip tied to my frame for those "scribbling down numberplates" moments.  It would come in handy for grammar correction as well...
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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 11:18:33 am »
If it doesn't actually try to kill me, I don't mind what it has written on the sides.

Oh, I dunno, after a few grocer's apostrophe's (sic) I start getting a good Radio 4 grumble  O:-)

I'm rather fond of the vans I occasionally see round here sign-written with "Welding Mobility And Son".
 
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Re: Sign-written Cars
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 11:27:25 am »
Maybe the son's first name is "Shop"?
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