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Marius Schrenk
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Re: Regrets, I have a few

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 pm

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Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Regrets about life's choice's ...... not really.
I made them - based on the knowledge and insight I had at that time - and lived with the consequences of those choices - so - no real regrets or looking back at those choices with regret - as the information I had at that moment would make me make the same choices again.

What I regret is not expressing the appreciation and gratitude that I have for people that cared for me / trained me / helped me - assisted me - during my lifetime and career enough at the time. Some have passed and I would give anything to be able to thank them - with hindsight realizing what their efforts / love / care and insights meant to my life.

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Re: Regrets, I have a few

Unread post by flysouth » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 am

Not hanging on to every car, motorbike and boat I ever owned back in the day when they were merely "ordinary" and did not fetch crazy money!

MG TC 1946
MGB
Triumph TR3
Triumph TR4A
Lotus Cortina Mk1 with A-frame and ally panels
Austin Healy 3000
Jaguar MkII 3.4 ltr
Jaguar MkII 3.8 ltr
Jaguar 420
Jaguar E-type 3.8 Flat floor
Lotus Elite
Lotus Elan
Lotus 7
AC Cobra 289 - the original with flattened wheel arches and wire wheels
Honda CB77
BSA Rocket Gold Star
Matchless 650
Sunbeam Tiger 260
Austin Mini racer 1293cc
AC Cobra replica
Simmonds all-aluminium inboard-engined speedboat
Albatross speedboat

Many of these today would fetch in the millions of Rands - not back then though!

But of course even with amazing foresight, how do you keep them in condition without also spending a fortune on storage etc over all these years?
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Re: Regrets, I have a few

Unread post by Iceberg » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:24 am

flysouth wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 am
Not hanging on to every car, motorbike and boat I ever owned back in the day when they were merely "ordinary" and did not fetch crazy money!

MG TC 1946
MGB
Triumph TR3
Triumph TR4A
Lotus Cortina Mk1 with A-frame and ally panels
Austin Healy 3000
Jaguar MkII 3.4 ltr
Jaguar MkII 3.8 ltr
Jaguar 420
Jaguar E-type 3.8 Flat floor
Lotus Elite
Lotus Elan
Lotus 7
AC Cobra 289 - the original with flattened wheel arches and wire wheels
Honda CB77
BSA Rocket Gold Star
Matchless 650
Sunbeam Tiger 260
Austin Mini racer 1293cc
AC Cobra replica
Simmonds all-aluminium inboard-engined speedboat
Albatross speedboat

Many of these today would fetch in the millions of Rands - not back then though!

But of course even with amazing foresight, how do you keep them in condition without also spending a fortune on storage etc over all these years?
Sheesh, I would regret having spent money on all those cars instead of 1 or 2 very cool aircraft!
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Re: Regrets, I have a few

Unread post by flysouth » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:58 am

Iceberg wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:24 am
flysouth wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 am
Not hanging on to every car, motorbike and boat I ever owned back in the day when they were merely "ordinary" and did not fetch crazy money!

MG TC 1946
MGB
Triumph TR3
Triumph TR4A
Lotus Cortina Mk1 with A-frame and ally panels
Austin Healy 3000
Jaguar MkII 3.4 ltr
Jaguar MkII 3.8 ltr
Jaguar 420
Jaguar E-type 3.8 Flat floor
Lotus Elite
Lotus Elan
Lotus 7
AC Cobra 289 - the original with flattened wheel arches and wire wheels
Honda CB77
BSA Rocket Gold Star
Matchless 650
Sunbeam Tiger 260
Austin Mini racer 1293cc
AC Cobra replica
Simmonds all-aluminium inboard-engined speedboat
Albatross speedboat

Many of these today would fetch in the millions of Rands - not back then though!

But of course even with amazing foresight, how do you keep them in condition without also spending a fortune on storage etc over all these years?
Sheesh, I would regret having spent money on all those cars instead of 1 or 2 very cool aircraft!
Agreed - but these, except for the AC Cobra replica which I built 1988-1992 were all long before the flying bug bit!

Also most of them were not big money at the time, far from it!

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