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Wales Oppomeet. Places to stay and confirmation form Wales Oppomeet. Places to stay and confirmation form

With the 5-day Wales meet less than 6 weeks away it’s time for us to start booking some places to stay. Who want to join us?

Project restomod (1987 Peugeot 205 CTI) is getting fancy Project restomod (1987 Peugeot 205 CTI) is getting fancy

While my mechanic friend is working on the engine, transmission and suspension swap on my 1987 Peugeot 205 CTI I’m working on some of the electrics. Auto dimming mirror (just needs power) with rain sensor for auto wipers (not as easy).

Wales Meet coming in 2 months. More details here! Registration form added! Wales Meet coming in 2 months. More details here! Registration form added!

As stated last Summer, we’re planning on doing a big European meet in 2018. There has been some talk about a trip to the Nurburgring in Summer but the most concrete plan now is the Easter multi-day meet in Wales (UK). It’s time to talk about details and inventorise who considers joining. Registration form added!

200k miles (320k km) surpassed 200k miles (320k km) surpassed

Whoever said the French or the Italians (it was built by Pininfarina in Italy) can’t build reliable cars really has no idea. My Peugeot 406 coupe has surpassed the magical threshold of 200k miles. Serious issues during my ownership: none.

Twingo bros, it's time. Here is your perfect import candidate! Twingo bros, it's time. Here is your perfect import candidate!

There have been all these dreamy Twingo posts. What I have here is a very early ‘93 Twingo in great condition, an odd (=brilliant) “United colors of Benetton” edition and it only costs €900. Time to put money where your mouth is!

Oppo upholsterers, assemble! Oppo upholsterers, assemble!

I want the seats (front and back) in my 1987 convertible (Peugeot 205 CTI) reupholstered. Black poor quality/worn fabric replaced, colored unworn fabric retained (because originality). New leather for the steering wheel. What would a decent price be for this job?

Car stereo advice for an 80s car requested: New or old (+aux-in)? Updated Car stereo advice for an 80s car requested: New or old (+aux-in)? Updated

My 1987 Peugeot 205 CTI, which is being restored/restomodded, needs a radio. I’m looking for something with USB while not looking entirely out of place in the very 80s dashboard. I haven’t really found anything I like, so I’m looking for some advice.

Some say Oppo is slow today Some say Oppo is slow today

So let’s discuss things. Let’s say you’ll magically end up in the UK (Wales) next Spring. You’ll stay for a week. You’ve got a few mechanically inclined connections there. Would you get a rental or an old banger for the price of a decent rental? And what kind?

Next season Jalopnik's "Car vs America" TV-show idea pitch Next season Jalopnik's "Car vs America" TV-show idea pitch

After watching the first episode of Jalopnik’s “Car vs America” show and thinking about a big (likely dozens of Oppo readers) trip we’re organizing/planning right now, an idea came up which might be an excellent and rare opportunity for a potential episode for the next season of “Car vs America”.

People ask me why I own 3 versions of the same car People ask me why I own 3 versions of the same car

Chris Harris of Top Gear gets it. Thank you Chris, for showing the world I’m not mad. And for further inflating prices. Slow car fast ftw!

Europpomeet location(s) and time: questionnaire. Decision time coming up! Europpomeet location(s) and time: questionnaire. Decision time coming up!

Edit September 25: We’re about to pick dates for the multi-day Wales meet in Spring 2018. Anyone who wants in on the discussion, now is the time. 24 people filled in the questionnaire, including 3 Americans. Signing up for the actual meet has no deadline.

The best type of vacuum cleaner for a BMW is made in Germany. The best type of vacuum cleaner for a BMW is made in Germany.

... but it took a few Poles to figure that out. (73 seconds video)

I just found a few boxes of OEM BMW E30 parts (EU market). I just found a few boxes of OEM BMW E30 parts (EU market).

Are they worth something or should I just dumpt them at the trash?

2018 Europpomeet Wales brain fart: don't rent, buy a beater! 2018 Europpomeet Wales brain fart: don't rent, buy a beater!

So, it looks like we might be going to Wales around Easter 2018. With a big group. Many from outside of the UK, who will be flying in. But what to drive? A pathetic Opel Vauxhall Corsa rental? Why not buy a beater instead? Who can find the best beater?

... and this didn't even happen in Russia! ... and this didn't even happen in Russia!

A 28 year old was apprehended by Dutch police. He was driving his 20+ year old Renault Twingo without insurance, a lapsed inspection, a suspended drivers license and with an alcohol odor. But, most surprisingly, he had two stolen lampposts on his roof. But that wasn’t all:

Future Europpomeet polls preliminary results (+ link to polls) Future Europpomeet polls preliminary results (+ link to polls)

Earlier I posted a few polls about preferred location and month for a future meet in Europe. Here are the preliminary results.

I've finally posted my ad online :( I've finally posted my ad online :(

It’s painful, but it has become time to say goodbye to my 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi. My bone stock, utterly original weekend toy. Luckily (for me) the value of these has gone up considerably. Still, it does hurt.

My parents just bought a 'new' car My parents just bought a 'new' car

And it’s the perfect car for the elderly. A compact crossover. Technically an MPV, but that’s about the same. It’s a Nissan Almera Tino, the direct predecessor of the Nissan Qashqai.

Future Europpomeet: where and when? Polls! Future Europpomeet: where and when? Polls!

Given the success of the previous long weekend meets at the Nürburgring in March and in the Alps in June we thought it would be a great idea to have a poll for a future destination. There are 4 polls below:

Scam a scammer?

I’m selling my classic and a scammer replied. The old ‘I’m at sea, I’ll pay you with PayPal and I’ll send a shipper over” trick. I was wondering if I can counterscam.

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