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This week We were looking back at some old EBC Brake photos and brochures from 'days gone by' which then got us talking about the first vehicles we all owned (some of these can be seen in our new 'Taking a Break' YouTube series Taking a Brake with the EBC Team | Episode 1: Group CEO, James Hallett - YouTube

So, the question We have is what was the first vehicle you owned and what was so special or, not so special about it?
Was there anything 'quirky' about it? Did it have a name? Did you do any special upgrades to it?

We would love to see photos of your first vehicle and will be sending some free EBC goodies (Cap, Mug, Pen, Lanyard, you know the sort of things!) to a randomly selected forum user.

Get searching for those old photos in those attics/lofts/garages/under parent's beds or just on your phone or computer if you are from the younger generation.

We can't wait to see what you all used to drive, and I am sure occasionally push!

My first car was a Renault GT Turbo Raider with the colour coded wheels. No real modifications to be done so kept it standard, which in those days was more than enough. I wish I still had it as it would have made me a small fortune......

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A bad pic of my 1st...a Euro Ford Escort Mk II. Lotsa great memories driving, tinkering. I still kick myself today for lettin' it go. Search & efforts to buy it back.... in vain. Reason why I got an R53...so reminiscent of that old Brit.


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A bad pic of my 1st...a Euro Ford Escort Mk II. Lotsa great memories driving, tinkering. I still kick myself today for lettin' it go. Search & efforts to buy it back.... in vain. Reason why I got an R53...so reminiscent of that old Brit.


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Wow, that's so much cooler than the beige hand-me-down Ford Escort that was my first car. It had powered seat belts, if memory serves. I had to turn off the ignition at stop lights or it would overheat after the fan stopped working permanently. Basically junked after it overheated at the local BK drive thru. That's still the most smoke I've seen coming from an engine since. Scarred for life. ;-)
 

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Wow, that's so much cooler than the beige hand-me-down Ford Escort that was my first car. It had powered seat belts, if memory serves. I had to turn off the ignition at stop lights or it would overheat after the fan stopped working permanently. Basically junked after it overheated at the local BK drive thru. That's still the most smoke I've seen coming from an engine since. Scarred for life. ;-)
Haha...w/ Ford, you can't raise the bar too high!!!...But that MK II was so loved.

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1983 Talbot Samba S all 79 bhp of it. That said it weighed only 850kg (1900lb) so it went OK. 5 very short gears helped, 80mph was 4700 rpm! Being the sports model it had better brakes too using the ones from a Peugeot 305 (a 2500lb car) so it stopped really well, enough to lock the rears as they had no load on them if you well trying hard.
 

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1983 Talbot Samba S all 79 bhp of it. That said it weighed only 850kg (1900lb) so it went OK. 5 very short gears helped, 80mph was 4700 rpm! Being the sports model it had better brakes too using the ones from a Peugeot 305 (a 2500lb car) so it stopped really well, enough to lock the rears as they had no load on them if you well trying hard.
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