Are you a hoarder?

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In my loft I have countless 'Haynes' manuals of my old cars, including all my Triumphs, Vauxhall Cavalier, Escort XR3, Audi 80...

I am, by definition, a serial hoarder that drives the family mad. What do you hoard and the influence it has on family perception(s).

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Guilty as charged. I hoard cars – and everything to do with them: spares (even for long-since sold classics), models, books etc – and I also hoard music with stacks of vinyl and CDs all over the shop (though now mainly all over the shop in the garage nowadays. I appear to have three complete interiors for a Triumph 2000, but worst of all is the fact that I keep broken parts, too! Yup, old master cylinders (at least they can be repaired I guess), gearboxes, dials, a bumper horribly mangled in a crash. Save every bill and receipt and photo and tax disc etc as well, but of course not neatly in history files for each car, but all lobbed into a couple of cardboard boxes that will never get sorted through and organised. I even save all the old insurance certificates for absolutely no reason that I can think of.

Sometimes I feel I am fortunate that my family will have me in the house at all.

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James Elliott wrote:

Guilty as charged. I hoard cars – and everything to do with them: spares (even for long-since sold classics), models, books etc – and I also hoard music with stacks of vinyl and CDs all over the shop (though now mainly all over the shop in the garage nowadays. I appear to have three complete interiors for a Triumph 2000, but worst of all is the fact that I keep broken parts, too! Yup, old master cylinders (at least they can be repaired I guess), gearboxes, dials, a bumper horribly mangled in a crash. Save every bill and receipt and photo and tax disc etc as well, but of course not neatly in history files for each car, but all lobbed into a couple of cardboard boxes that will never get sorted through and organised. I even save all the old insurance certificates for absolutely no reason that I can think of.

Sometimes I feel I am fortunate that my family will have me in the house at all.

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...  : - )

That's pretty bad, James. Gotta confess car stuff isn't that extreme, but hi-fi components: amps, knackered CD player, Midi system, old WWII books,approx a 1000 records of all sorts + nearly the same cds. All this crammed into a smallish bungalow.

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Apart from too many (six) classics cars to drive in my free time ,

and too many (over 30) scooters to restore,

magazines since I was 12,

car books,

car related posters,

car parts obviously,

and since I got myself a small warehouse I started colecting and restoring old furniture.

Its way out of hand...

 

 

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Cor BB thought bI was doing well with 10 bikes,(2 in bits,)well one is an Aprilia Maxi Scooter,based on the PiaggioX9, just got her re MOTd last week, a courier picked up an Electric Evader 1000watt scoot I sold on Fleabay.

Sometimes I see drones of Wasps,on outing around here, but they never acknowledge a friendly nod or wave, neither do bikers, unless I,m on a'real'bike-I also have a 90s Aprilia with a water cooled rotax engine, six speed box and 33 BHP. I sold a Yami engined Vtwin Sachs and got a honda Copy CX trials bike, (no trials as yet except for a new exhaust needed). Then there is an MZ trials bike and a CZ in bits, a home built Road Legal Pit Bike with a Honda c70+110 pit bike head and crunch box, a trials 90 cub and a Honda Custom job.That leaves zero space for any other cars but I have to say with a heart condition reliability takes precidence, especially as my hobby is refurbing even on occasssion restoring wooden classsic boats,(currently)but I would stilll like another Vitesse Convertible.

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I'm having a good clearout, hence why I'm posting at this unearthly hour. The bins have never been so laden...

Suppose you could call it Bin Laden (apologies, it's late - well past my 'Janet and John' reading time).

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Well if it's guitars, and I am not sure three constitutes 'hoarding' but......

the standard old Fender Telecaster has always been a favourite, I have tried most of the other obvious choices but always come back to the Tele'. The white one is a rare mid-fifties Maccaferri, I bought it on impulse because Django always played Maccaferris, but not this one. It is all plastic, but not a toy, it was revolutionary in it's day and plays as good as any other. The blue thing is a cheap $100 box, not much tone, but good for finger picking though.

C.M.

 

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Yes very poshe, the Telecaster and Jeff beck's favoured axe I believe, not to mention a great many others- I just love the things wholesale but never mind Burnt out Astons I was watching repeats of guitar heros, on the Beeb and they reckoned Jimmy Hendricks guitar he set fire to at Woodstock, went for £280,000 in 2008-me I'll stick wid my ol things and put the balance away for a rainy day. Legend has it when asked how he felt about being the greatest guitarist in the world, Hendricks laconically replied, donknow man yu had better go an ask Rory Gallagher that, and yep nice sentimen he was my favourite too

some tucked away trinkets , I have various belt buckles, this the most prizedT

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Yes very poshe, the Telecaster and Jeff beck's favoured axe I believe, not to mention a great many others- I just love the things wholesale but never mind Burnt out Astons I was watching repeats of guitar heros, on the Beeb and they reckoned Jimmy Hendricks guitar he set fire to at Woodstock, went for £280,000 in 2008-me I'll stick wid my ol things and put the balance away for a rainy day. Legend has it when asked how he felt about being the greatest guitarist in the world, Hendricks laconically replied, donknow man yu had better go an ask Rory Gallagher that, and yep nice sentimen he was my favourite too

some tucked away trinkets , I have various belt buckles, this the most prizedT

Did you have the unbuttoned shirt and HUGE medallion?

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Shuffles off contemplating ignore button

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GBt wrote:

Shuffles off contemplating ignore button

That's a 'YES' then? Hehe...