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Enthusiasts share pictures of themselves with their cars & motorcycles

One of the reasons I chose the Mahindra Thar's mStallion engine is to balance out the petrols & diesels in my garage (else the Superb 2.0 TSI would be the sole petrol).

BHPian Jeroen recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

When I got my Mini and posted about it on the forum I had loads of very encouraging responses. Also, several members, including GTO, requested me to provide an update on my whole fleet.

Like I need encouragement to show off??

Happy to oblige of course. So here we are:

From left to right:

My latest acquisition. My Mini One, 2010 one owner, dealer maintained. I have had it for two weeks. Love it. This thing is a hoot to drive. On top of that, I am getting great fuel efficiency, 1;17. Compared to my Jeep and Jaguar that is more than double. Also, the Mini just eats Euro 95 E10. Whereas my other cars all require Euro 98 euro 5, with no ethanol.

Next, my 2002 Jaguar XJR (308). Bought it, second-hand from eBay whilst I worked and lived in the USA from 2009-2012. It was my daily drive in the USA and I brought it back to the Netherlands.

Well over twenty years old, but goes like stink. Nothing beats a 4.0L supercharged V8. I leave Tesla owners completely shattered and frustrated in my wake.

When all is said and done, this is just the ultimate highway cruiser. Nothing beats British wafting along!!

Next, my 1998 Jeep. Also 4.0l, but 6 cylinders in line. Only 180HP. You wonder how the Jeep engineers managed to extract so little power out of such a huge lump of iron!! Love my Jeep. It's my second one. We had an identical Jeep whilst living in Kansas City, USA.

My first and only true love (apart from Mrs. D obviously). My 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider. I bought it in 1995, fully restored. So hardly a classic at the time. This Spider has taken us all over Europe year in and year out. Stay tuned for more updates. Early September I am on a trip to Scotland in my Spider with my best friend and spanner mate Peter and his Spider Coda Tronca.

Next, My 1982 Mercedes W123. I love this car. Bought it in 2006 or thereabouts from Nico Aaldering—the guy who got hold of the Palmen Barn Collection. The W123 was the last of the properly well-engineered cars. The only car I can take a door card off and put it back on within 2 minutes, without breaking some clips and it won't rattle either. Love driving it, looking over that huge bonnet with the three-pointed star up there.

Fantastic engineering, but very very prone to rust!!

Lastly, Mrs D's daily drive. Our 2015 Ford Fiesta. We bought it in 2016 with only about 12000 km on the clock. Today it stands at almost 100K. Great little car, this one has the NA smallest engine of the lot. Still drives well. Never had any issues with it.

When I bought my Mini, I also posted about it on Facebook. Mrs D. had to point out to a friend of ours, Ann, that I had bought another car. A sixth car!!

So Ann, replied: "He needs some adult supervision". Well, I got this T-shirt, enough said!!

Here's what GTO had to say about the matter:

Thanks for sharing, Jeroen!

Sharing my garage.

The diversity is by design = a fast turbo-diesel sedan, a fast turbo-petrol limousine, a modern turbo-petrol Jeep, an old Jeep with a naturally-aspirated diesel and the beater car of the house. One of the reasons I chose the Thar's mStallion engine is to balance out the petrols & diesels in my garage (else the Superb 2.0 TSI would be the sole petrol). The diversity is such that the garage gearbox line-up now includes a 4-speed, 5-speed, 6-speed, 7-speed & 8-speed! No two colours are the same either. All this garage needs now is a fast 2-door sportscar.

And an old favourite from a 2018 article:

Here's what BHPian Mystic had to say about the matter:

Toyota Innova Crysta Z 2021 November Diesel automatic is the latest car I am driving now.

My tryst with various other cars prior to Crysta is covered in my introduction post.

Here's what BHPian Samba had to say about the matter:

I do not have a single pic of me with all my cars and the bike in one frame. So posting separately.

Here's what BHPian ashis89 had to say about the matter:

The annual Goa visit routine

An old habit of mine, to use the boot as a bench during breaks

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