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Our colleagues at HIC have put together some squidoo lenses which have something for any Vee Dub fan who decides to check them out. For aircooled fans there are lenses on VW Beetle, VW Camper & Bus & VW Karmann Ghia, while watercooled VW fans are catered for with lenses on VW Golf & Golf GTi, VW Corrado and VW Scirocco stuff, with Polo, Passat, Bora and Lupo lenses in the pipeline.
Check out the Herts blog as well, for the pics and news from their visits to VW shows over the past few weeks.
While it seems unlikely that we’ll get a new Morris Minor anytime soon, there is mixed news for fans of the 2CV, which has received a modern update that Citroen apparently like, although nothing concrete has been forthcoming as yet.
For Fiat 500 fans, though the news is excellent, with the new 500 due in 9 months. And unlike the 90′s incarnation of the Cinquecento, this one will get all its styling cues from the Italian classic. Mechanically, though, components will be shared with the Fiat Panda and the new Ford Ka. You can find tons of classic Fiat 500 stuff here.
These eminently sensible cost saving measures mean that, unlike the MINI and Beetle, which have re-emerged as luxury hatches with a premium price tag, the Fiat Nuovo 500 will remain a true car for the people – the projected price tag is a mere £5000 – cheap enough to attract a whole new generation of young Topolino fans.
Fiat have put together a fantastic site, where you can play around with the design elements of the car, play cool games and competitions, and even try your hand at designing some sticker graphics – if your artwork is the best they’ll stick it on a real car.
You’ve probably noticed that postings have not been so prolific in the last couple of weeks.
We’ve been working on quite a few things here including the relaunch of the HIC website – www.hertsinsurance.com
The previous version was an unwieldy flash app. The new site is crisp, clean and much easier to navigate, as well as loading much more quickly. You can also get a quote and buy online.
A whole raft of other things are in the pipeline too – Bikesure will be getting an online quote facility early in the new year, and our car quotes are moving to a new computer system.
You may also have noticed some changes to the Adrian Flux website – www.adrianflux.co.uk – we’re trying to make the user experience as excellent as possible. If you can think of anything we’ve missed, drop me a line.
Just a reminder, if you missed the lunchtime bulletin, this story is on tonight’s Look East at 6.30 on BBC1, or Sky channel 981 if you live outside East Anglia.
you can view the current edition of Look East online from the BBC East site
The Flux segment begins at around 6m40s
Much excitement yesterday as the BBC turned up to film the grudge match of the football season so far. As King’s Lynn FC are set to travel to Bishops Stortford on Saturday for a crucial FA Cup First Round match.
In anticipation of this, an even more crucial footballing tie was arranged, between Steve Yardley, “Wam”, of Flux (based in Lynn) and Paul Challis of Stortford based HIC, the company Adrian Flux bought last year. Wam and Challis are both massive fans of their respective hometown clubs, and so the stage was set for a sporting fixture with more bite than Jermaine Defoe and Mike Tyson put together.
This was Extreme Table Football
HIC boss, Andy Morton, and Flux’s own PDA joined the fray and the stakes were high, both companies backed their respective champions by putting up £500 – the winners football team would win £1,000 in crisp folding money. Even the BBC turned up with floodlights.
A crowd gathered in one of the new Rec Rooms. The tension was palpable as the match kicked off. Despite a promising early 3-0 lead, the Flux team went in at the half-time break trailing 5-3.
The massive home support started to count though, aided by a cocky and overconfident half time interview from Andy, and Wam and PDA stormed into an 8-5 lead after the break. Chalmers and Morton managed to pull it back to 8-7, but Wam put the winner into the back of the net, and the packed room erupted, as the assembled Linnets fans anticipated a similar result on Saturday.
PDA’s victory celebrations made Alan Pardew’s verbal assault on Arsene Wenger sound weedier than Pee Wee Herman, and an intervention from the TFA seems likely.
All that remained was for the KLFC representative to be presented with the cash, and for Wam & PDA to receive the trophy from Look East’s roving reporter, “World Cup Mike” Liggins.
The whole thing will be covered on BBC Look East at 6:30 on Friday (tomorrow), as part of the build up to the Bishops Stortford vs Kings Lynn clash. Anyone outside East Anglia who wants to see it can watch BBC East on Sky Channel 981.
Wam’s classic quotes of the day:
Mike Liggins (BBC):
So, Wam, what does £1,000 mean to a club like King’s Lynn.
Maybe they could buy a few players.
Will you be at the match on Saturday.
Yes I’m taking the train. It’s at 8:56.