time to time the V8 Webmaster is sent amusing contributions from members - most
often from Alan Kingwell who seems to be a magnet for such material! - so we felt
other members might find some of them entertaining too. We turn away more than
60% of the material sent to the V8 Webmaster but for those with politically correct
sensitivities, please return to the homepage now!
has sent in this one - do make sure you have your volume turned well up
before you click start for this interesting video clip
is a pleasant spot, until
. . . . . .
low flying case
Kev Lillywhite sent this video clip just to prove that
we can still fly lower and faster than anyone else! Turn your sound up well.
further contributions to the series will be welcome.
Hunt Cooke has sent in this interesting study. 140220
quality control video
Heaton says "I came across came across this BL training video on YouTube
the other day I thought members might be interested. Its quite long but
its fun to play spot the TV actors still working!
exchanges between pilots and control towers
Hesketh-Jones has spotted these old gems.
Beadle has spotted this simpe test for AA and AAA batteries. 140202
lands at the wrong airfield
a clip of the large airforce aircraft landing and then how they got it out of
the small airfield. 140130 More
from Mario Kloostra in France. 131206 More
call from the boss - "is everything OK
at the office?"
Hesketh-Jones has spotted this one. 131027
typical. 131027 More
of Tim Birkin
Gammons has sent in this clip which catches the style and sound of the period.
Targett has sent in a link to a video clip
highlights the technical- emotional intelligence gap. In many ways the video hits
the nail on the head! 130902 More
feat of concentration & strength
Houslip has sent in a link to a video of something that takes a human to the limits
of coordination, concentration and steadiness of hand and eye. 300601
flying a PR Spitfire
down an American pilot who crash landed a PR Spitfire. 130531
seen at an MG workshops
Lane has sent in a photo of an amusing notice at Beech Hill Garage. 130528
contribution from John Targett in the US. 130522
from Gordon Hesketh-Jones. 130504 More
all think of the Titanic as having been a BIG ocean liner. Well, until now.
Compare the Titanic with the Allure of the Seas Cruise Ship.
How to start an outboard motor
short clip spotted by Nic Houslip. 130404
extraordinary outcome. 130404 More
Steve Deas has provided this one. 130315 More
A lap of le Mans with Mike Hawthorn
Morand has sent in a link to a film from 1957 with Hawthorn on a preview lap.
Horse meat jokes
are circulating! 130215 More
Fastest selling car accessory
Hunt Cooke has spotted a useful accessory. 130208
Supermarket promotion on petrol & burgers
Dunlop reports "a leading supermarket is now giving triple points on your
Club Card for all purchases of petrol & burgers with a promotion called "Only
Fuels & Horses"! 130121
Only B-29 Strato Fortress still flying
Houslip has sent in a link to a video of the only flying B-29 Strato Fortress
in the World. 130109
Helicopter landing on an offshore patrol vessel
Polley has sent in a video clip a Lynx Mk.80 of the Royal Danish Navy attempting
to land on the offshore patrol vessel Ejnar Mikkelson (P571) in heavy seas. 130108
Jubilee flypast from the cockpit
Kingwell says " forwarded to my fellow military enthusiasts - the air station
is RAF Valley. Be patient, the shot from the ground appears at the end."
Turn the sound off - most enthusiasts would prefer cockpit sounds rather than
the soundtrack distraction used here. 130107
Fiscal cliff explained
Lyons has spotted an explaination which focuses the mind. 080113
Panoramic view from the Shard in London
310m (1,007ft) up on the new building in London called the Shard you can traverse
360 deg and see London as never before. 130104
Valentino Rossi pulls off a miracle
sensational final lap - it came out of nowhere. You are witnesing a rare
gem. 130102 More
Amazing things you can do with duct tape story!
Dolbel says "I came across this one and I thought the V8 members may enjoy
it." This absolutely has to take 1st place for the the many uses of Duct
On a wing and a prayer
Kingwell has sent in a film clip of an extraordinary girl in the 1920s. 091112
Lane has been in touch with an urgent
Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!
from Ian Quarrington. 051112 More
Quarrington has spotted this amusing tale. 021112
Maiden flight for Mosq uito rebuild in NZ
Houslip has spotted these photos from NZ. 121030
Stonehouse has spotted this clip - they don't make
them like that anymore!
F/A-18 crash photos
Kingwell has forwarded these photos. 130912
US Air Force B-17 survival story
Kingwell has spotted an extraordinary tale with photos. 120912
Nice truck, fancy a ride?
Kingwell has spotted an advert for a vehicle from New Zealand. 160812
Kingwell has spotted this clipshowing how Germans keep the roadsides tidy! 310712
The Admiral's interview
of the Bremner Bird & Fortune broadcast in October 2007 - a classic.
Damaged RAF Kittyhawk P-40 found in the desert
Kingwell has sent in a link to a CNN report with a video clip. 140512
Hunt Cooke has sent in this video clip of Irish bungee jumping.
A dramatic surprise on a quiet square
Munro has sent in this link saying "this is brilliant!".
A Golf Masters Week joke
Kingwell has another contribution. 100412
Sometimes chocks are a good idea
Cornford has sent in a clip saying "another recovery disaster. In hindsight,
a wheel chock or two could have been helpful!"
Lorry leaves the road
Mike Lane spotted this BBC news clip. The driver was very nimble
leaving the cab. Just as well it was a LHD vehicle! 040412
pulled up for shooting a red light - ends up in court
Mike Lane has sent
in this amusing item.
Trouble with a wrong email address
Story from Julie Best. 280112
Hold on, where do you think
Skydiver grabs glider's tail fin - see this extraordinary
feat. 230112 More
Looping does need a little altitude
Alan Kingwell has sent in
a clip saying "I don't think that was quite the loop he was looking for!"
You know things are going wrong when Nigel Farage begins to sound
like the voice of reason! 150112 More
John Targett has sent in a contribution. 130112
How close can you get?
Driver has narrow escape from jack-knifed lorry
A dashboard camera catches
the moment that a driver in Russia narrowly avoids crashing with a jack-knifed
lorry on one of the country's icy roads. 120112
Franck Morand has sent in an amusing contribution.
Targett has sent in this useful charts. 091211
And more low flying aircraft
Gammons has sent in another four photos of aircraft flying very low! 031211
More low flying aircraft
Gammons has sent in another copy of an email with a collection of photos of aircraft
flying very low - sometimes unbelievably low! 241111
Nissan truck in landing emergency
Mike Lane has sent in a link to an amazing video clip
of helping an airliner landing. 221111
Low flying aircraft
Gammons has sent in a copy of an email with a collection of photos of aircraft
flying very low - sometimes unbelievably low! 211111
Motorcyle touring in the 1950s
Peter Beadle has sent in a link to a wonderful photographic record of touring
in Europe in the 1950s by motorcycle. 281011
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a puzzle - the answer is a surprise, or maybe
it may not be such a surprise! 271011 More
Thomas likes a useful website called Flight Radar which tracks most commercial
aircraft. In a busy airspace around London Heathrow the number of aircraft movements
is fascinating to watch. 251011
Quarrington, a keen follower of the rugby championship downunder, has sent in
a photo. 201011 More
Caught out in the rush to press!
amusing item is from Mike Thomas. 201011
Once in a lifetime event!
Alan Kingwell has sent in a photo which
will make you gasp! 151011
Moutain biker needs his helmet
Alan Kingwell has sent in a link to this extraordinary clip taken from a fellow
biker. 131011 More
Olympic medal shaped exercise kit
Mike Lane has spotted a
firm which has launched some kit to cover an athlete's rush for a medal! 121011
An extraordinary illusion
David Stonehouse has sent in this clip which . . . . well is
quite stunning! 101011 More
Super motor yacht launch
Don Avery has spotted photos of a proud
owner of an expensive new motor yacht putting on a lavish party for the launch
with an expensive crane and tackle . . . but then oh dear. 031011
warplane recovered after 60 years
Paul Mascall has sent in a link to a
clip relating a fascinating tale of how one of the P39s sent to Russia went missing
in 1944 but was found in a Russian lake in 2004 and is now being restored in the
plant where it was originally assembled in the US. 031011
The Backwoods Barbie clearly remains an extraordinary talent and an uplifting
Three days into her UK 2011 "Better Day Tour",
Dolly Parton reached Nottingham where this classic performer put on a two hour
plus musical marathon. The review in the Times on Wednesday 24th August 2011 was
a masterpiece with surgically enhanced portions of text! 270811
No Pick Up Required,
do you have a broom?
Russell has sent in a video clip taken on a motorway in Europe with the comment
above. 110801 More
The American biker is thought to have been paid
US$2 million for this stunt. After the jump the biker said he will never do it
again, not even for US$10 million . . see why! 250711
Possibly a pointless
Alan Kingwell has spotted this one saying "and how was your
day?". 250711 More
Magician in the park
David Stonehouse has sent in a clip which
is really quite disturbing. Make sure you have a glass of malt to hand before
you try this one! 210711 More
Ian Quarrington has sent in a tale of aircraft fuel.
Why do men die earlier than women?
Alan Kingwell has sent in some
research he has been conducting? 060711
Mike Russell has sent in a video clip and says
"here's a Toyota pickup commercial from Australia. Makes you realize how
boring our ads are!" 060711 More
Boob on local radio
Mike Lane spotted this amusing mistake on a local radio programme.
Tight take off
Ron Gammons has sent in a clip
of a light aircraft taking off from a grass field leading down to a lake. He says
"Blimey thats what you call close!!!" 280611
Advert for the MG6
Alan Kingwell has spotted the advert which says "It's
time to fall in love again" with the MG marque. 230611
Look back at
earlier adverts. More & More
International Space Station
Alan Kingwell has sent in a link to
an animation which shows how the ISS has grown. He says "I had no idea it
had grown to this size". 160611 More
Best card trick ever?
David Stonehouse has sent in this clip - but
how does he do it? 090611
Rowan Atkinson on
Derek Lyons has sent in a clip on how British boarding
schools know how to handle unruly students. 090611
Jeep strip down and reassemble
Alan Kingwell has sent in a link to an interesting clip.
Future of social networking
Peter Beadle has spotted a useful
prediction. 280311 More
Derek Lyons has sent in a tale which sheds
light on the financial crisis. 240311 More
Delta Pilot landing after Earthquake in Japan
Alan Kingwell has traced a report from
a pilot of his landing in Japan after the earthquake - an example of the 1% of
a polot's life when they really earn their bread! 220311
has spotted a clip of a rock band - Mick Jigger and the Zimmers! 210311
Speeding ticket, now pull
out and drive off
After the police patrolman finsihes speaking with a
speeding driver - what next? Contribution from Graham Cornford in the US. 200311
Ron Gammons has spotted another interesting aviation
What a sight - on the face of it!
Geoff Harris has sent in a link to a
clip saying "this
amazing show was projected on the face of a building
in Portugal. I've never seen anything like it before. I hope you
it." 180311 More
Has Angus been on the beer again!
An amusing contribution from Angus
Munro. 160311 More
Boeing building "Florida One"
Ron Gammons has sent in a
link to a fascinating clip of Boeing making an aircraft. 080311
How close can you come to death?
Peter Beadle has sent in three clips
which are hair raising
to say the least! 040311
More & More
Glen Gilbertson has sent in a couple of photos of two
HMS Cumberlands and says "how's this for a coincidence?" 020311
DC-3 - the workhorse still
Ron Gammons has sent in a link to some wonderful footage of DC-3s
working on a daily basis in Canada. 260211
For all who work with Rude
An award should go to the Virgin Airlines' desk attendant in
Sydney some months ago for being smart and funny while making her point, when
confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo. 240211
from the 1940s
Alan Kingwell has spotted interesting research of an innovative
aircraft. 230211 More
This redefines the term "blown" engine. 220211
John Targett has spotted this engineering
The hotel bill
Chris Yates' report of how a lady dealt with a
high room charge is interesting. 020211
More of Warden Callaghan
See another three parts of the tour plus an alternative
1). 310111 More
Warden at the Tower of London
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a link
to a memorable history lesson by a warden at the Tower of London. 310111
Reversing made easy
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a clip of amazing
skill reversing a timber lorry on a forestry access roadway. 240111
The Red Sparrows
Mike Lane has sent in a clip of a lighthearted aerobatic team with the exceptional
low flying. 240111 More
RAF Harriers say goodbye
Ron Gammons has sent in a photos
of a farewell flypast over 10 Downing Street. 220111
take off from a US carrier
Mike Russell has sent in this clip which is
astounding - one viewing will not be enough. 210111
The One Ronnie and
Derek Lyons has sent in this link. 100111
A Chinese Ming vase is up for auction. The bidding opens at
a half-million Euros and bidding is brisk. 100111
Which is quicker
- texting or morse code?
Ron Gammons has sent in a clip from a US TV show
where they carried out a comparative test. Who was quickest in sending and receiving
the same message? 090111 More
New cutting edge aircraft for the RAF?
With the sad end of the Harrier,
a new low cost aircraft is on trial! Mike Lane and Alan Kingwell have spotted
this extraordinary clip. 211210) More
Speech therapist at work
Mike Lane has sent in a classic.
Mike Lane has sent in a topical item.
Cabin crew dance the safety demonstration
Fred Jenns has spotted
this news clip and says "a lesson for Mr Ryanair?". 291110
Mid air wheel change in the 1920s
Alan Kingwell has sent in a clip
of one of his fearless girlfriends - it's Gladys Ingles, a wing walker with a
barn storming flying troup in the 1920s. 251110
Useful wine cellar
Russell has sent in details of a useful wine cellar. 251110
Car wash? - should have gone
Where does Alan Kingwell get them? 211110
The Banking Crisis
Peter Beadle has sent in a contribution.
If you have any vertigo problems then this video spotted
by Hugh Boddington may not be for you! 101110
film of the Model T Ford
Ted Lawrence has sent in a link to a useful video
of the Model T Ford production line and models. 101110
Why are some news items blown out of all . . . . . ?
and several other members sent in this photo of a flashy celebrity boarding a
helicopter with a question which should be easy for those with even a modicum
of knowledge of aircraft. - "What is the primary advantage of rotary-winged
aircraft over fixed-winged aircraft?" 101110
Stretching a point!
Kingwell has spotted this clip. 301010
Ron Gammons has sent in a clip of a Russian twin-jet
passenger plane, here converted to fire fighting, that needs no runway only a
boat ramp. It flies more like a fighter and the pilots use a real control stick.
Speed control methods
Mike Russell has spotted this item. (27.10.10)
Duck - there's a nail gun loose!
Mike Russell has found an amusing
clip. (27.10.10) More
Power drill at work
Mike Russell has found an amusing clip. (27.10.10)
Take care with
Mike Russell has found an amusing clip. (27.10.10)
Just cleaning the
Mike Russell has found an amusing clip. (27.10.10)
comes home drunk
Philip Morgan has sent in a link to a joke from the late
Clement Freud. (14.10.10) More
Fly in a U-2 spyplane
Alan Kingwell has sent in a useful link to
a video clip.
Photo taken on the hoof!
Rob Lewis has sent in a photo from the V8
Cambridgeshire Tour 2010. (12.10.10) More
Napier Deltic engine in action
Julian Evers has sent in a link to
a very simplified animation of a Napier Deltic 18 cylinder engine complete with
a recording of one running. These two stroke engines were originally designed
and and used in fast boats and then in the prototype and 22 production Deltic
(later class 55) locomotives of British Railways. (11.10.10)
Mike Lane's offerings for our webpage are usually
beyond the envelope, but here is an example of the lengths some firms will go
to get your attention! (7.10.10) More
Getting out of a difficult situation
Angus Munro has sent in an amusing
tale. (6.10.10) More
Mobile phone nuisance cured!
How often are you subject to the
loud prattle of someone on their mobile in a train compartment? The banality of
the use of those mobiles seems directly proportional to the airspace in the user's
cranium! Well George Wilder has sent in this clip with the caution "this
may be just outside the envelope of good taste for the V8 website!" (1.10.10)
Alan Kingwell has spotted a photo. (1.10.10)
Not a bog standard cat!
Ron Gammons spotted this clip. (30.9.10) More
How things can change so rapidly!
Mike Russell spotted this clip
which will make you think again about hanging around on the roadside! (30.9.10)
There are no fish here!
Peter van Ginkel in Holland has sent in this video clip. (28.9.10)
Angus Munro has sent in a useful animation of a gearbox in action.
Angus Munro has sent in a useful animation of a radial engine.
Alan Kingwell has spotted these dramatic photos. Copyright acknowledged.
Harrier makes a heavy landing
Alan Kingwell wonders what the pilot's
CO would say! (23.9.10) More
Temporary rules at a golf club
Mike Russell spotted this notice.
More of Fascinating Aida
The trio of ladies has recently released
a new Silver Jubilee CD which is well worth buying - listen to two tracks on "Health
& Safety" and a short one on "Gordon Brown"! (13.9.10)
Fascinating Aida poke fun at Ryanair!
The musical trio, Fascinating
Aida, will have you splitting your sides as they give the cheap airlines a going
over! The verses would make O'Leary blush! (13.9.10)
Alan Kingwell has sent in this clip - what an invention! (10.9.10)
An airline with a sense
Alan Kingwell has spotted these photos. (10.9.10)
Washington Post's annual neologism contest
Angus Munro has spotted
this item. (7.9.10) More
Man rushes out and jumps into a light aeroplane
A drunken spectator
at an airshow rushes from the stands and jumps into a Piper Cub and takes off
and it soon appears he has no understanding of how to fly an aeroplane. What follows
is horrifying until you learn . . (5.9.10)
Extreme X-Factor stage show
Alan Kingwell has spotted this clip which you will find very difficult to
sit through to the end! (2.9.10) More
Mike Lane has spotted another dumb blonde joke which
DBJ fans will enjoy. (2.9.10) More
This bloke is bonkers!
That was David Stonehouse's comment on sending
in this clip of a young man doing extraordinary tricks on his bike in Edinburgh.
But if he fell on those railings . . . . ouch!
Alan Kingwell has spotted this clip - where has that bottle been? (23.8.10)
into a pub . . . . .
Mike Lane has sent in a classic. (20.8.10)
Goldie Gardner on Bonneville
John Targett in Akron Ohio has spotted a link to an extraordinary
piece of film of EX-135 at speed on Bonneville in 1952. (17.8.10)
Alan Kingwell has sent in some heartstopping photos of "just a wee spark"!
Vulcan at 50 years
With his usual amusing approach to life, Angus
Munro spotted a photo of this beautiful aircraft. (13.8.10)
Ron Gammons spotted some extraordinary air-air photos which are amazing. (13.8.10)
sizes in a Turkish shop
Alan Kingwell has spotted this clip - there nothing
like a flash of inspriration when language is struggling to get the message over!
Road sign on a bumpy road
Mike Russell spotted this extraordinary
road sign seen in Africa. (9.8.10) More
Alan Kingwell has spotted some wonderful photos but
do turn your sound right down as there is a dreadful sound track! (9.8.10)
Motorcycle "globe of
Chris Hunt Cooke has spotted a clip which will get you spinning
in your chair! (4.8.10) More
Something to crow about here!
Chris Hunt Cooke has spotted a clip
which really is extraordinary. (4.8.10) More
A "Barnes Wallace" moment in golf
Chris Hunt Cooke has
spotted this quite extraordinary moment captured on video. (4.8.10)
EU and the debt crisis
Alan Kingwell has spotted this amusing spoof interview
with an Australian economics authority - " ah, now I understand . . . . or
do I?" (4.8.10) More
Motives for entering Parliament
Quotation heard the other day. (16.7.10)
Always ask - never assume!
Alan Kingwell provides another one. (13.7.10)
Will I live to see 80?
Ron Gammons has sent in an amusing contribution. (29.6.10)
Candle power needs explanation
Barrie Jones says "have a look at this short video clip.
explain to me how it works?" (26.6.10) More
What is this?
Alan Kingwell has sent is a teaser. (25.6.10)
New Boeing 797 airliner
Alan Kingwell has sent in some photos of a new
blended wing airliner.
New F/A-37 carrier aircraft
Alan Kingwell has spotted some photos
of a "secret" new aircraft undergoing carrier trials. (21.6.10)
Mike Russell has spotted a video clip of US style Michael Parkinson
show with a guest relating quite a story! (19.6.10)
Bank robber's "escape"
Alan Kingwell has spotted this clip. (19.6.10) More
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a video clip saying
"some people are so clever". (19.6.10) More
How customers react to a barber offering a
item in the UK! (16.6.10) More
Geneva Motor Show 2010
David Biddle has sent in a link saying "I
wonder whether some of our more depraved members might be interested in the new
models available at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show?" Some marketing methods seem
as popular as new cars! (14.6.10) More
Alan Kingwell has spotted a clip which highlights
how the content of a talent show has a different appeal for men and women. (14.6.10)
Alan Kingwell has spotted this saying "an advertisement
A320 landing - wow
Alan Kingwell has spotted this interesting clip
of a difficult landing saying "Kwik Fit had it sorted early next day"
Ideal for catching speeding cars but . . Alan Kingwell as spotted
another interesting item. (19.4.10) More
Gear up landing
In 2006 a pilot had to land a King Air light aircraft
with the landing gear up. Alan Kingwell says "Some pilots couldn't land like
this with their wheels down!" (15.4.10) More
Do you believe in the Faraday cage?
Alan Kingwell says "see
this video clip of power line maintenance!" (15.4.10)
Flying high with
Something to sing about! (13.4.10) More
Heavy lifting with the Antonov 225
Alan Kingwell has spotted some
more photos of the Russian behemoth. (13.4.10) More
V8 Hotel in Meilenwerk, Germany
V8 Hotel, which opened in September 2009, invites you to spend your stay in a
special atmosphere. There you can marvel at over 25,000 square metres of beautiful
classic cars, sporting classic cars, exclusive cars and special items. A magnet
for car clubs and a pearl for individualists. Contributed by Walter Kallenberg.
Letter of the year?
John Hoyle has sent in an amusing letter from a lady
to her bank manager which was published by a newspaper. (13.4.10)
Character analysis in school
Joan Cripps has saved some letters to the editor of a leading
UK daily newspaper with contributors' recollections of comments in school reports.
crash in Dublin
Mike Russelll, one of our magnets for contributions for
the V8 Idle Moments series, has spotted this classic! He says "the second
picture says it all . . . " (1.4.10) More
Move over! - get a PRAT badge
George Wilder has spotted this amusing
contribution to the April Fool tradition. (1.4.10)
Boss Hoss V8 ZZ 502 motorbike
Walter Kallenberg has spotted a photo
of a V8 powered motorbike in the US. See also the clip of Jay Leno's Boss Hoss
502 V8 bike. (31.3.10) Photo
Who stole the copper clappers?
Alan Kingwell has found a clip of
what must be America's version of the Two Ronnies! (25.3.10)
Parking is fun
David Stonehouse has sent in a clip - you would never believe parking was
such fun! (23.3.10) More
New words, new meanings
Derek Lyons has sent in some new words from
a Washington Post competition. (19.3.10) More
Statue of Liberty in
Iowa in 1918
Alan Kingwell has spotted an extraordinary photo which was
taken in 1918 with 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge
in Iowa. Alan says "my American Great Uncle Dwayne
is the third chap on the left in row 127!" (16.3.10)
Why I joined the RAC!
Robert Crowson has sent in a short clip with
an uplifting message. (16.3.10) More
Unloading an excavator
Chris Hunt Cooke has spotted this
clip of how to unload a digger from a truck without ramps or a crane? "Elf
and safety" would have a fit! (12.3.10) More
Virgin Atlantic goes back to 1984
Recall the original advert from
1984 with the "red hot crew" and the bricks that were mobile phones!
See also a spoof advert too! (12.3.10) 1984
An uplifting episode!
David Stonehouse lives out on the frozen wastes
of Lincolnshire and has sent in a sizzling clip that has clearly warmed his extremities!
Time machine looks forward
Sent in by George Wilder. (7.3.10)
New Winter Olympics event
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a clip of an event which looks fun - some would
prefer to have no truck with it! (6.3.10) More
Signs of Spring coming?
Ron Gammons has sent in this item
saying "this photo was taken by a friend in the Charente in France . . .
. . . . on seeing the photo I am sure many members will be saying "and about
time too!"" (5.3.10) More
Practise safe tax!
Peter Brookes' cartoons in the Times newspaper
are usually very good but the one in this mornng's issue is priceless! It hits
many spots. Sadly the underlying story is not good news. (2.3.10)
Neighbourhood watch scheme in action!
Alan Kingwell has spotted this
photo. (1.3.10) More
AA recovery service in action
Chris Hunt Cooke has spotted this clip
of the AA on a
recovery role. (28.2.10) More
David Stonehouse has sent in this clip - it
must be dreadful making a balls-up over telling the time! (25.2.10)
Clampers on Shoreditch
The unholy works of the clampers spotted by Alan Kingwell.
What would have Dave Allen made of it? (25.2.10)
Old lady speeding and the young policeman
Another amusing encounter!
A crash and a flash!
David Biddle has sent in an interesting newspaper
clipping from the US with a cautionary tale for classic vehicle enthusiasts. (23.2.10)
No Sir, we're just fishing!
Alan Kingwell has sent in another
interesting contribution. (22.2.10) More
Speedy lawn mowing!
Rob Lewis has sent in this clip. (21.2.10)
Chat up line
in an airport lounge
Alan Kingwell has spotted another one.
this in my local Sainsburys
Alan Kingwell has sent this clip of an extraordinary
shopper in a supermarket. (17.2.10) More
Swiss mountain ride
Ron Gammons contributes this extraordinary clip
and says "I love the way he uses the rally drivers pendulum technique to
swing into the corners. " (17.2.10) Link
Take longer to look for bike
Ian Quarrington likes his bike as well
as an RV8 and Lotus, so reminds us to "Think bike!" (16.2.10)
Innovative answer to
Chris Hunt Cooke says "you would have to find somewhere
else to put the fuel tank when fitting this gadget to an MGB." (12.2.10)
Ian Quarrington has spotted this classic. (12.2.10)
down the street and wow - then bam. What a balls up! Spotted by Chris Hunt Cooke.
How did they make this?
Alan Kingwell has sent in a clip
with that comment. Quite extraordinary. (5.2.10)
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a clip of spark plug manufacture
in China. (4.2.10) More
Clamper and the lady 4x4 driver
Chris Hunt Cooke says of his contribution
"the clip shows the danger of wheel-clamping a determined lady!" (3.2.10)
The pleasures of making
John Targett has spotted this clip of a saucy stage
the US! (1.2.10) More
Radio mistake with a dedication
Alan Kingwell has sent in this teaser
with the comment "they're a bit slow up there!" You might think the
joker's tease is a bit of a hard one to spot too! (26.1.10)
camera fine for a stationary car!
A man from Nottingham has been caught
"driving" at 0mph by a speed camera - not once but twice. (26.1.10)
Ian Quarrington has spotted this one. (25.1.10)
Exam questions and answers
John Targett has spotted this - rather than admit defeat in the face of tricky
questions, some pupils today decide to take a more creative approach to their
answers. After scouring exam papers and speaking to teachers, humorist Richard
Benson has collected the worst student howlers in a new book. (23.1.10)
Lady pilot has real skill
Ron Gammons has spotted this clip and says "Anybody
for a flip? The lady's got some skill that's for sure! (19.1.10)
How useful is duct tape?
Alan Kingwell has spotted this tale of how the famous tape was useful yet
again. (16.1.10) More
Speed can kill, but state surveillance is just a pain
in the wallet. (15.1.10) More
The day of reckoning
This amusing piece was in a circular email
from Adrian Flux letsus in on six techniques to invoke your virtual halo at the
gates of Magistrate hell. (15.1.10) More
Honey I am home!
A wonderful advert from Norway - more, more you
or even mor mor! (15.1.10) More
New Chevy Billboards
flight simulation into the Hudson
Kingwell has spotted this clip - Capt. Sullenberger is flying again! (14.1.10)
Terry Starkey has sent in a collection of Chevy billboards.
An amusing tale of a tree-hugger caught out by environmental PC procedures! (13.1.10)
at London City Airport
Alan Kingwell has spotted this clip of a BAE146
making a landing at the tight City Airport. The passengers and crew probably needed
a change of underwear. (12.1.10) More
Helicopter rescues a
Watch a helicopter rescue a deer from a frozen lake. This
is an example of how a helicopter pilot who saw an animal in difficulty worked
out how to fix it. (12.1.10) More
Mother of invention
Angus Munro has spotted an interesting transport development!
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a tale with a photographic record
of a classic disaster. He says "I think this went round before, but still
. . . . . . ". (12.1.10) More
fastest rail train
At 574.8 kmph or 357.2 mph or Mach 0.482 . . wow! In
particular watch the train going under a bridge. This is fast! (8.1.09)
Fred Jenns says it is Woodcote Green 1465 offered at the
USS Auction mid March last year. It's being offered around again. (8.1.10)
Alan Kingwell has spotted this video clip. (7.1.10)
Tiger by the balls!
John Targett has sent over another item in this saga
that has gripped the US by the . . . (7.1.10) More
What's this pilot on!
Ron Gammons has another clip, this time of a navy jet fighter. Do they have a
sanity test for pilots?
There's a tyre on the
Brian Osborn has spotted this clip from downunder. (19.12.09)
landing in Guadeloupe
Another clip from Ron Gammons with the comment "go
round!". (18.12.09) More
How to change a fan belt
has sent in this video clip with the comment "ouch!". (18.12.09)
Alan Kingwell says "not one to try at
Best Levis commercial ever
John Targett has spotted this one - not to mention the great music! (18.12.09)
Woods Collectable Plate Collection
from Ohio has sent in this video clip with the comment - the hits keep coming,
it's merciless! (17.12.09) More
Looking for a
Geoff King has spotted a contribution to our series which made
him chuckle. (24.10.09) More
An active website!
our passengers safe in the air"
has sent in this clip of a budget airline cabin briefing. Is this how things will
go in 2010 - even the seat belt is an extra charge! (21.10.09)
of age concern!
Kingwell says "This company has a sense of humour and a great computer programmer
who has too much time on his hands." Check it out for yourself. (6.10.09)
John Targett has sent in an amusing item. (5.10.09)
traffic movements viewed from space
Alan Kingwell has sent in this clip
which is simply fascinating. (3.9.09) More
on the Welsh hills! Brian
Osborne has spotted an amusing clip which shows what Welsh sheep farmers get up
to on the hills - they are the Baaa-Studs! (27.8.09)
How to avoid bird
mess on your car!
Mike Russell has spotted a wonderful device for dealing
with pigeons leaving deposits on cars. (19.8.09)
Drunk driving - a clever ruse!
John Targett near Cleveland in the USA has sent in this one. (19.8.09)
to change a tyre
David Stonehouse has spotted this extraordinary video
clip on how to change a tyre - on the move! (9.8.09)
Mike Russell is manning the Swine Flu hotline in Flackwell
Heath and clearly feels that humour is the best approach! All groans to Mike please.
MGLive! 2009 DVD
See a clip of the DVD on YouTube. (30.7.09) More
DeNiro do this without laughing?
That's the question from Alan Kingwell
who has spotted this clip of a spoof presentation. (28.7.09)
has sent in a clip and says just imagine what is at stake should you mess up the
Alan Kingwell has sent in this clip of an
plane taking off in Australia. Strewth mate! (29.6.09)
service at the filling station!
after Clinton left the Washington DC area, John Targett has sent in a local school
photo. (24.6.09) More
Enjoy your weekend
fellow 'petrolheads' !
has sent in this clip of an enthusiastic windscreen polishing service - the attendant
does a good job with the buff! Mike has been hunting around Buckinghamshire for
a similar filling station and his heart is suffering! (15.6.09)
Walter Kallenberg has sent in a set of photos that
will get the "petrolheads" excited. (10.6.09)
Wynn's solution for a starting
Alan Kingwell and Chris Hunt Cooke have spotted this clip with
a spoof advert. (5.6.09) More
Alan Kingwell has spotted what he feels is a brilliant example
of a home security initiative. (24.5.09) More
A jail keeper's
life . . . .
Alan Kingwell has spotted a clip. (8.4.09)
Mike Lane has sent in this clip - this joke even silenced Graham
Norton! (8.4.09) More
Top this for a speeding
News item sent in by Bill Cole. (5.4.09)
BMW spoof for
Just how close can you get to the rally car action? Well see this
clip from the Circuit of Ireland Rally in 1995. It redefines the term "close
shave" to be sure!. (3.4.09) More
Did you miss it? (2.4.09) More
Five surgeons chat after a day in the theatre
Mike Russell has
sent in an amusing piece which has a topical twist. (12.3.09)
Who is the banker?
Lawrence has sent in a joke which is doing
the rounds. (11.3.09)
Emergency instructions card
on a low cost airline
Alan Kingwell has spotted another topical gem from
a new low cost airline that keeps seat prices low but never mind the extras! (10.1.09)
Alan Kingwell says "It made James May's eyes water. It would
have affected me further down!!
Ian Quarrington has sent is some slides of conditions on the Russian
Federal highway from Moscow to Yakutske. (5.3.09)
Fires in Victoria
Mike Russell has sent in a clip of an extraordinary card trick by Bill Malone.
Steve Foldhazy from Australia haqs sent over a set of
photos of the recent
fires. (25.2.09) More
So that's how it's done!
David Boniface in Tokyo has sent in a clip of a slick show with "magical
effects" which does the unthinkable - it reveals how it's done! (25.2.09)
off the car!
What do you do when a cyclist uses your car as a convenient
object to lean on when waiting at the lights? Mike Lane has the answer. (24.2.09)
Alan Kingwell has sent in a clip
of a penguin being chased at sea. (24.2.09) More
John Targett spotted these new definitions in a Washington
Post report. (24.2.09) More
Customer feedback at Stoneleigh
Here is a poster seen on the Hoyle
Engineering stand at the MG Show at Stoneleigh on Sunday 22nd February 2009. (23.2.09)
Jazdy - mystery driver in Ireland!
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent in a link
to a BBC report on how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver. (20.2.09) More
Views from the driver's
seat on the track at Spa
1 and Clip
you can learn from an encounter on an airliner
Ian Quarrington notes "it's
interesting who you meet
as fellow passengers on flights!" (13.2.09)
Julian is getting into his stride with another video
clip. (13.2.09) More
Julian Holmes has sent in a short video clip of a sad character undertaking a
test of a firework he had
made. (13.2.09) More
Alan Kingwell has sent in a remarkable video clip of a motor
cycle stunt man in action which will leave you . . . well stunned. (13.2.09)
ride in an F/A18
Mike Russell has sent in a set of video clips. Sound
on and ready to roll! (11.2.09) More
Alan Kingwell has turned to tourism - Pulpit Rock high above a fjord
in Norway. (11.2.09) More
Alan Kingwell has sent in this clip saying "how can you stop
that wretched bleeping alarm? He wants no truck with them!" (11.2.09)
David Biddle says "Best to try this when you are NOT
at your most alert!!!" (7.2.09) More
what it it?
Hunt Cooke has sent in this video clip saying "This is how they deal with
snow in the Rockies, even if it is the wrong type!" (7.2.09)
Mike Russell has sent in a link to an website where you can test your
performance in the slips! (30.1.09) More
Gongs on display
Alan Kingwell has
sent in an amusing photo of Prince Charles inspecting the troops. The hands say
it all! (26.1.09) More
Another seal problem for the website Brian
at Stafford Vehicle Components has sent in a contribution that makes a monkey
out of vehicle seals! (23.1.09) More
Tony Benn in leak
An amusing item appeared in the Times yesterday. (23.1.09)
on the Nürburgring
Konz says "have a look here and enjoy it" - a V8 at speed on the Nürburgring.
ditches in the Hudson River
links to a BBC News page and a video clip:|
BBC News link
BBC News video link
released by the New York City Harbour authority show the plane hitting the water
and passengers sitting on its wings awaiting rescue. |
crash - slides of the ditching in the Hudson and rescue. (30.1.09)
Taking health and safety seriously
Steve Carr has sent this contribution.
News of an ancient monument!
Tony Robinson discovers an archaeological
find of a more recent age! (16.1.09) More
Mike Russell has sent in an interesting test for
globe trotters! (14.1.09)
A maths question
Ron Gammons has spotted this one which will test those keen to flex their
maths abilities! (12.1.09) More
Now that is real spin!
Mike Russell has spotted an amusing example
of spin by a politician. (12.1.09) More
to spot an expert!|
Warwick Gilbert has sent in a telling tale of a Queensland
jackaroo meeting a yuppie in a BMW and designer suit. (11.1.09)
happens when the balloon pops!
says a small video camera has been developed in Japan which shoots at 2000 frames
per second in high-resolution, full colour. (8.1.09)
A Plea For Help In This Holiday Season
Alan Kingwell has found a topical
item with a plea for help for a part of society suffering hard times! I think
the next plea will be to help hedge fund managers who have made losses misjudging
their parasitic short selling stock market activities on vulnerable shares! (7.1.09)
A tale of two
Mike Russell has sent in a contribution for the series - it seems
he is already into his cups for celebrating the New Year! (31.12.08)
car roadside breakdown service!
John James has had a seasonal greetings
card from Monaco!
when I am talking!
Alan Kingwell has spotted another gem. (22.12.08)
Alan Kingwell has spotted an extraordinary feat of loading
up an excavator. (18.12.08) More
Would you drive an old Lada?
Chris Hunt Cooke has sent is this clip
saying "What happended to the driver?" (10.12.08)
Kiwi bacon advert gets the
Mike Russell has spotted this compelling commercial for
bacon downunder! (10.12.08) More
Jobs in a bear market
David Boniface has sent it this clip saying
"isn't it comforting a buddy is taking photos at such a time!".
is essential for winter parking
Jonathan Smith in Oslo has sent in this
one. That urge to get off road lurks in every urban 4x4 user - maybe mounting
a pavement or . . . . . (29.11.08) More
Ian Ailes has sent in this video clip of a boat unloading bricks
in Bangladesh. Quite an amazing feat particularly when you think of the weight
of bricks. (27.11.08) More
Bumper sticker sent in
by Mike Russell. (25.11.08)
was at the beauty shop for nearly two hours.|
And that was only for the estimate!
Speedy stair lift
Cryer is always good for a gag. (25.11.08) More
Mike Russell has spotted a video clip of a car park disaster!
The little old
lady confesses all
Another contribution from Alan Kingwell.
Alan Kingwell has spotted a couple of video clips on male priorities as additions
to the series. (4.11.08) More
has spotted this one and says "whoever you thought was the best pilot has
just been edged out by this guy. Unbelievable!" (1.11.08)
has been in touch to say "better people than I have declared it fake, pointing
out that the aircraft rolls towards the remaining wing . . . . since the wing
produces lift its unlikely to be able to do that, secondly as the plane taxis
to a halt the shadow under the aircraft looks very much as though the other wing
is still there. As one correspondent wrote " for a moment I was real worried
that there just might be a better pilot out there than me . . . . . the relief
when the fake was identified was massive""! (14.11.08)|
How to deal with
unwanted cold calls!
Mike Russell has spotted an audio clip with a very
effective way of dealing with those wretched unidentified cold callers offering
investment services and free offers! Get you own back on the blighters! (31.10.08)
An answer to supermarket door dings!
Mike Russell has sent in this video
clip and says "At last the answer to supermarket door dings! Why didn't the
RV8 come with this as standard?" (24.10.08)
Alan Kingwell has sent in another contribution for the series and says "what
a brilliant idea!" (19.10.08) More
City banker jokes
Mike Russell has spotted the inevitable flow of
City banker jokes in the wake of the credit crunch. (15.10.08)
the wake of a shipping mishap off the
coast of Australia On
August 19th 2007, an oil tanker split in two off the coast of Australia, dumping
20,000 tons of crude oil. This is a clip of a member of the Australian Parliament
who appeared on a TV news programme to reassure the Australian public.
Paul Mascall subsequently mentioned
"I think I should let everyone know that the Australian shipping mishap clip
is actually a comedy turn. The interviewee is a chap by the name of John Clark
and he is very good at this straight-faced stuff. I thought you should know that
we are not as daft as some might think!" (10.10.08
& 2.1.09) More
times of the Avro Vulcan - a British
Dave Hewston has
sent this 28 page PDF which is good. (7.10.08) More
News from the US!
Gordon Hesketh-Jones has spotted this news item from
the US! (3.10.08) More
It's all about customer satisfaction!
Alan Kingwell has sent in a video clip with the comment "this
chap has too much time on his hands . . " (29.9.08)
A brief contribution to the series which shows how difficult it can be to satisfy
customers! (26.9.08) More
Russell has spotted another amusing poem by that national treasure, Pam Ayres,
with the title "Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Tits".
a similar theme was "The Wonderbra".
Mike Russell has spotted this clip and says "Now this is what I call
a snake . . . Captured in the back yard of the chef from the Shangri-la Hotel,
Penang". (12.9.08) More
rises to the occasion!
David Boniface in Tokyo has sent over this amusing
clip! The waiter certainly knows how to charm the ladies! (12.9.08)
Olympic coach shows how it is done!
has spotted this clip of Paul Hunt, a gymnastics coach for the US team, with a
demonstration of a workout on the bars! (9.9.08)
the tricky lawyers!
Gordon Hesketh-Jones has sent in an amusing tale.
Learn to fly with American Aviation
One hell of an advert! (23.7.08)
"Have you ever seen a Toyota broken down?" is the
strap line. Contributed by Guy Woodford. (18.7.08)
Making an impression
at a drive in bank
Alan Kingwell has sent in this video clip recorded
in July 2008. (18.7.08) More
Mystery of a painting
Tony Lake has spotted this audio clip of a joke on an Australian
radio channel about a painting on display at their National Gallery. Fortunately
the painter provides an explanation! (16.7.08) More
does not like aircraft in their area!
David Hewston has sent this photo
as a contribution to the series and says "I'm told that it increased flights
over the area!" (14.7.08) More
Storm over a tax on DD bras!
A report from City Spy in the London Evening
Standard newspaper yesterday says that busty ladies have hit out over suggestions
that M&S has a £2 surcharge on bras above a DD cup! (11.7.08)
More than DD
flying together at the Waddington Air Show on 5th July 2008.
Video clip via Ian Quarrington.
Sorry out of use
Peter Brookes' cartoons in the
Times usually get under the skin of any topical news item and are always entertaining,
but his "Sorry out of use" scene at the pumps which appeared in today's
issue really sums up the present situation! At the other end of the spectrum in
terms of subtlety is a logo from the USA spotted by that idle moments magnet,
Alan Kingwell. (29.5.08) More
back over the Derwent Dam in Derbyshire
for the memorial flypast for
the 65th anniversary of the Dambusters operation. (22.5.08)
time I remember driving was to that memory enhancement seminar!|
has sent in a video clip of a most amusing song. Does anyone know who the singer
is? (30.4.08) More
Crowson posted a note on the V8BB with the answer: "the mystery singer is
Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot. Our younger members will recall his hit of 1970
- If You Could Read My Mind". (28.6.08)|
What's the main
reason for motorbike
accidents in Jamaica?
Alan Kingwell's careful
research of motorcyclists in Jamaica has discovered the reason - quite surprising
really. (27.4.08) More
Devil's Swimming Pool
Another item from Alan
Kingwell. (22.4.08) More
Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours
Mike Russell has spotted this one. (21.4.08)
Not such a clever way to shop
Beware of membership rip-offs with some online discount stores
is the message in the latest contribution sent in by Gordon Hesketh-Jones. He
has passed on a note from one of his friends of their experience with an online
discount store that requires users to sign up for "membership". As his
friend says "this is just me passing on one of those life experiences that
may save others from the same grief". (7.4.08)
has sent in a video clip where this expletive seems appropriate!
on after a mid-air collision
Ron Gammons has sent in this one and says
"One worth a watch . . . what's keeping it up!"
Giving a Russian
helicopter a wash
Alan Kingwell has spotted another gem and says "Oh
dear!! - or something like that in Russian". (31.3.08)
Hillary's driver get a smile on his face?
Mike Russell has spotted a
cruel joke of Hillary on the campaign trail.
delivery with no expense spared!
Ron Gammons has spotted this one - priceless.
a bad day on the freeway
Alan Kingwell has sent in this video and says
"how did they fim this? - it's great". Simply breathtaking. (29.3.08)
Irate letter to a minister from a passport applicant
has sent in this item. (12.3.08) More
Announcements on the London Underground
has sent in a selection of announcements heard on the tube. (10.3.08)
How to get someone
to cough up!
An amusing contribution from John Targett. (4.3.08) More
Horror landing in Hamburg
a hairy landing in Hamburg were on UK TV this eveing. See the video and Spiegel
report. (3.3.08) More
has sent in a clip of some crosswind landing tests at a Brazilian aerodrome. (13.2.08)
When does stop mean stop!
Mike Lane has sent in this contribution
to the series with the comment - at least it's clean! (11.2.08)
Now that's what I call low!
Aviator Ron Gammons has sent in a clip of a Jumbo landing in windy conditions
- and it is low! (8.2.08) More
Fred Jenns has sent in a set of clips from adverts in
the US for an in-car device known as a trunk monkey and says "I so want one!".
It's good to focus on what's important!
has spotted this useful sign which suggests it is health and saftey first and
then just possibly the real message might be seen! (6.2.08)
Bridges - civil engineering feats
has spotted some extraordinary roads and bridges. (3.2.08)
Photos of the
has sent in a collection of photos voted "Best pictures on the internet 2007".
When the shark
Alan Kingwell has spotted another scary
that trailer ahead!
has spotted some eye-catching trailers! (30.1.08)
take care at the filling station
has sent in a caution for ladies on petrol filling station forecourts. (24.1.08)
Chris Hunt Cook has sent in this action clip. (22.1.08)
the cap fits!!
miss an opportunity for a free beer at a bar - even a Bud - but oh dear at what
a price! (9.1.08) More
has spotted a video clip where a blond get into a hot spot! (9.1.08)
he be institutionalised?
has sent in this curious test - and seems to have failed to pass! (6.1.08)
has sent in a video clip and says "no different to Eastleigh on a bad day,
and many are the same planes that Flybe uses!!!!" (5.1.08)
mystery of the horse's ass
has unearthed this curious explanation of how the horse's ass controls so many
production ends - a report spotted by John James. (1.1.08)
by speeding cars outside your house?
Russell has seen this German video clip for preventing cars speeding past your
house and says "I think I might get one in the New Year sales!".
playing the jingle for Victoria Bitter
has spotted this musical piece by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. (21.12.07)
tolerance speed camera!
Quarrington has spotted a speed camera with a distinctly zero tolerance approach!
Kingwell is a magnet for racy video clips and here is one which underlines how
important it is not to lose your marbles! (19.12.07) More
from the mighty Merlin
loves the sound of the Merlin engine and has sent in a clip of the BBMF 50th Anniversary
at Duxford. (18.12.07) More
are my testicles black?
Targett has sent in an old joke which I fear may bring on a spate of similar material!
feels this video clip from Santapod is for those who champion the "under
dog". (15.12.07) More
another landing in Lisbon!
has sent in a video clip commenting "here's one for those of us who fly to
the Continent at all times of the year" and enjoy landing in a variety of
weather conditions! (15.12.07) More
small, nine out of ten cats prefer them!
has sent in a video clip of how a cat gets out of a tight spot! (11.12.07)
wanted a dream in the dining room!
Skerrie "wanted a dream - a Ferrari in the dining room!" So he set about
making a perfect scale model of a 312PB (8.12.07)
proof reading in the monastery!
has spotted this timeless piece - oh the consequences of slack proof reading in
the monastery! (3.12.07) More
What a picture!
Angus Munro in Stavanger has spotted an extraordinary photo and comments
"Sometimes nature smiles upon us . . . . what a picture". (27.11.07)
the attraction of leather?
Lane regularly sends in contributions for the V8 Idle Moments series which are
way outside the envelope, but at least this one has a tenuous link with cars!
Whoops - that's
a big one!
has sent in some photos of what we believe is a report of a Toulouse ground-test
accident last week with an Airbus A340-600. (25.11.07)
Ferrrari on the road!
Hunt Cooke has spotted this video which certainly grabs your attention by sight
and sound! (25.11.07)
Costly way to
get into your car!
has spotted this video clip of an extraordinary way to get into a car! (22.11.07)
Missing red hankie
Martin has sent in this video clip of another of the US stage shows with polished
tricks that leave you simply stunned as to how they do it. This one is the Missing
Red Hankie Trick. I did not see Piers Morgan in the audience this time! (22.11.07)
Don't honk at
Lane has spotted this short video clip with a caution - don't honk at Granny!
Dumb pilots are overpaid and underworked!
has spotted another aviation contribution - seems landing this aircraft was quite
a handfull! More (17.11.07)
Zapping a radar
Gammons has spotted this amusing tale when a Tornado jet flew low over a police
radar check in the Borders.
The big squeeze
at the toll booth
these drivers must have assumed there were pay points on each side of toll space!
This is your
captain speaking . . .
gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. Firstly I'd like to thank you for choosing
to fly Mandarin Airlines . . More
Stay of the course or else!
of the golf course - take care, you could have your balls removed! More
What a wonderful
and Sam, two elderly friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch
the squirrels and discuss world problems. One day Bill didn't show up. What next?
An amusing item from Gordon Coles. (2.11.07) More
has spotted a video clip of the DeHaviland Mosquito, an extraordinary aircraft
for its time. (20.10.07) More
Low pass by Blue Angle #5
has sent in a clip caught by "Byron" of a jet making a low pass at high
speed over water. Stunning. (20.10.07) More
Vulcan flies again!
a wonderful sight yesterday as a Vulcan took to the air again. Terry Starkey loved
it. We have traced a link for the video so you can enjoy it again.
The big kite
Gammons has sent in a video clip of an extraordinary gathering of hang gliders
in formation. The photo shows the well cordinated break-up just beginning. (18.10.07)
Consequences of a butterfly landing on a wing mirror
Cooke has sent it this clip which "show how chain effects can happen accidentally!".
You had best enjoy this one without further comment. (18.10.07)
Example of a multi-user space!
Bolt has sent in a video clip of a scene in Bangkok.
amazing. (17.10.07) More
Cleaned up and pure!
Munro has sent in a vido clip which shows how the environment can be cleaned up.
I half expected to see some trolls emerge at one stage! It may take 10 seconds
or so to download and start even on Broadband. (15.10.07)
Psychiatrists on emotional extremes
John Hilleard has sent in this brief but amusing exchange. (11.10.07)
Mind that chainsaw!
Boniface has sent in a video clip of an amazing stage show with a chainsaw! How
do they do it? (10.10.07)
Does it count as a goal?
has been watching the rugby recently and surprisingly feels one football team
seems to have found a way of making matches a little more lively. The video clip
shows a powerful goal, but did it count? (9.10.07) More
a storm in a widow's barn
Mike Lane has spotted an amusing V8 Idle Moment.
Doctors and decisionmaking
Russell has spotted an amusing V8 Idle Moment. (30.9.07)
Coltrane says "the V8 is the absolute business"
on a short video about the V8 and why it inspires affection - magical comments,
wonderful sounds. (27.9.07) More
The sound of
a Bentley Merlin
has spotted another gem - the sound of a Merlin engine in a Bentley with the crackle
as it opens up! (27.9.07) More
says "shut the study door, ask the wife to go away and turn the sound
up!" It's a wonderful video clip about superchargers. (27.9.07)
Now that's what
I call a burnout!
has sent in this link. The comment "I have to admit I always wondered what
would happen if you landed with the parking brake on. I guess I know now. Youve
got to give the guy some credit for keeping the aircraft under control" is
priceless. (25.9.07) Burnout
John Targett has sent in some road signs.
a local garage
It was inevitable that another blonde item would appear
and this one from Ian Quarrington has a motoring connection. Two dumb blonde jokes
must be enough. (10.9.07) More
Captain - there's a bridge ahead!
is in flood and and a boat towing coal barges approaches a bridge . . . Alan Kingwell
has found this sequence of photos - without them you simply would not believe
the tale! (6.9.07) More
real cool - what about removal?
a former V8 Roadster enthusiast, has sent in a link to a YouTube video which is
. . well you had better judge for yourself! (6.9.07)
the Goodwood Revival 2007
|The air displays
at the Goodwood Revival are a pleasure to spectate - but they were cutting edge
fighters of their day. (4.9.07) More
11 in action
PL965 of The Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald in England is owned and
operated by Peter Teichman. The video spotted by Terry Starkey is a delight -
both the sight of this aircraft and the sound of the Merlin. (4.9.07)
Mike Lane has come up with what he terms a "Friday joke"!
V8 Idle Moments can surely have one dumb blonde joke, but that will be more than
enough. (31.8.07) More
Don't step on the ducks!
Robert Crowson has sent in this classic.
Hot air balloon
has sent in amusing contribution - a conversation between the occupants of a hot
air balloon and someone on the ground. (27.8.07)
Amazing musical instrument
as sent in a video link from his daughter showing ''The World's Most Amazing Instrument"!'
Suggested auto-responders for emails
Ian Quarrington is plagued by
spam emails as we all are and has a series of auto-responder messages which could
deal with all your emails whilst you are out! (21.8.07)
Ronnie Barker remembered
David Boniface in Tokyo spotted this the other day and has sent it in commenting
"this was originally shown on on BBC TV back in the seventies". (16.8.07)
Manure or a right load of .
. . !
Hesketh-Jones has sent in this one saying "they do say one should learn something
new every day". (14.8.07)
Thoughts whilst enjoying a Summer drink
Another contribution from
Ian Quarrington, presumably from a source in the US (14.8.07)
For those who love aircraft
has a series of photos of aircraft which are quite stunning. Copyright to each
image is acknowledged. (13.8.07) More
Mid Ohio race meeting
in Ohio has sent a video clip of an absolutely terrifying incident at Mid Ohio
last year during a Rolex Sports Car round; kudos to BMW, the driver was not badly
hurt. Dizzy maybe! (12.8.07) More
- can this really happen?
has come up with another video clip from a US TV series through his chum Phil
Taggart in Oregon. It is slick and quite amazing! We have another
from this series below. More (8.8.07)
and the Cabbie
Another lighthearted contribution from Gordon Hesketh-Jones.
Clare . . . . . what are you doing?
has spotted another short video on a topical subject - office workers having to
step outside for a smoke but . . . .
Seen in Guildford . .
Kingwell, never slow to spot good marketing strap line, has come up with a shocker
here - in genteel Guildford of all places! On reading the message - phew, that's
a load off my mind! (26.7.07)
Blend it like . . . !
has sent in this link to a video demonstrating the blending power of a Blendtec
blender! Oh that I had one when mobiles go off on the train! (25.7.07)
Isn't it nice
when things just work?
Cooke has sent in another of video clip. It is proving very popular. More
Read the background. (25.7.07) More
in the wild!
David Boniface has sent in this extraordinary natural history
video clip! (25.7.07) More
Bought a barn "as seen"!
has sent in a note - "a
couple came across a farm in Portugal for sale and bought it without looking what
the barn contained. As the property was "sold as seen" they became the
owners of everything within the barn . . . . see what you think . . . . . the
barn doors were welded together, but look what they found when they gained access
. . ." . . More (23.7.07)
to the V8 Idle Moments series from Gordon Hesketh-Jones in Cornwall. This tale
about how an undergraduate finds funds for college is a classic of its type. (20.7.07)
that cake . . !
has sent in a video clip which . . . well what can you say but "Mom, please
do be careful with that cake!" Some party! (18.7.07)
Toll booth -
what toll booth . .
Cooke spotted this clip taken in May 2007 of a motorway toll booth - oh dear someone
has overcooked it! (15.7.07) More
Renault F1 car sounds good!
engineering crew is warming up a French Renault F1 engine (V10) using computerized
engine control from a laptop. Chris Hunt Cooke feels it sounds good! (15.7.07)
How does Gordon
get away with it?
uses his MGBGTV8 a great deal and when planning his next trip to Ireland with
his wife Jennifer, he was reflecting on the 535 miles return route via Rosslare
in Eire by ferry to Fishguard in Wales and then driving home to our home in
West Cornwall through the night once we reach Fishguard! But how does he get
away with such long sections?
Russell has spotted this photo of a maintenance gang erecting some pavement bollards
and getting themselves into a tight spot! (9.7.07)
They will make you groan
sent in these one-liners with the comment - they will make you groan! (6.7.07)
Heard at a dress shop
went into a dress shop.|
The assistant said "this dress is so sexy it will give your husband
The lady said "that's interesting, does it come with a brain!"
Mike Lane has sent a clip of some snowborders having fun until
. . . (5.7.07) More
Car crash - one car or two?
of MG driving is Safety Fast! so photos of this serious crash leave you thinking
how did the driver escape unhurt? (5.7.07) More
RV8 on TV with
Jeff Swann found another video clip using an RV8. Stuart Middlemiss commented
"an RV8 was also used in an episode of 'Lovejoy', the British TV series with
Ian McShane playing an antiques dealer (of sorts)". (1.7.07)
A movie with leading lady RV8
Andeeas Stelloh posted a note on the V8BB saying "does anyone
know a movie in which Kyle Mclachlan drives an MG RV8? I saw this film seven or
eight years ago on German TV; it was the "activator" for my RV8-Passion!"
Stuart Middlemiss came up with the answer - "I
think it may have been a movie called "Solitaire for Two" starring an
actor called Mark Frankel who looked rather like Kyle Mclachlan. A theatre trailer
is available which features what I should imagine was an RV8 press car".
Alan Kingwell has this piece which tries
to understand an engineer's mind. (28.6.07)
Why grandmothers shouldn't
Another extraordinary video clip from Alan Kingwell - just where
does he get them! (28.6.07) More
RV8 members with a reimported RV8 who are not sure whether
their aircon system is working well might like to use an attractive test suggested
by Alan Kingwell. (28.6.07) More
Dealing with negative people
Gordon Hesketh-Jones provides something
to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade.
So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less
tries to make your life miserable. (28.6.07)
Violent storm in Newcastle
Jim Dolbel has sent over some pictures of an unprecedented violent
storm tthat hit Newcastle Australia. Jim notes Newcastle has a high population
of MGs and two MG clubs and hopefully the storm has not damaged any of our treasured
MGs. The storm caused a billion Australian Dollars worth of damage and the city
is still counting the cost. (20.6.07) More
Who needs a delivery truck in Vietnam?
Jim Dolbel, who runs the popular
RV8 website downunder, has sent in a set of
slides. You would not imagine so much could be carried on a moped! (19.6.07)
|We have had
very few contributions to the series from Alan Kingwell recently but he has suddenly
popped up with this shocker about sweets! (15.6.07)
Annoying office colleagues
Mike Lane has sent in this video clip
which has a message - a rapid cost benefit analysis can be useful! (8.6.07)
Selling Toyotas in Scotland
Angus Munro has sent
in this amusing advert via Stuart Middlemiss which might better be titled "Never
touch a parked Toyota in Scotland!". (7.6.07)
Juggling to music -
Boniface in Tokyo has sent over this video clip of an amazing juggling act. You
will need sound. The synchronisation is uncanny. The download
is 4.5MB but it streams. (7.6.07)|
man riding his Harley along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above
his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have tried
to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish". (17.5.07)
Fancy a takeaway?
Boniface has sent in this video clip of a fishy tale - some takeaway! More
Fire hose rodeo
What seemed like a good idea was fun for the
spectators but a painful experience for the rider! (8.4.07)
More . .
David Boniface has a video clip of a fire sprinkler test which went
wild. (8.4.07) More
More lucky moments on a rally section
has sent a couple of breathtaking video clips of a near miss on a rally section.
and Very lucky
Spitfire Mk IX
Terry Starkey sent it in this photo of a Mk IX which is a wonderful sight.
(3.4.07) More . .
Spitfire is one of the most beautiful aeroplanes and of course a cutting edge
fighter in its day. |
Beware the treadmill!
Alan Kingwell has sent in a short video clip
which shows just how dangerous home workout equipment can be in the wrong hands.
Idiots at large
James Heaton has sent in two extraordinary
video clips which he feels "might raise a smile from V8 Idle Moments enthusiasts".
- Insanity on the
Alan Kingwell has sent in this
amusing encounter with the pharmacist. (29.3.07)
More . .
officers beavering away!
Terry Starkey has sent in a copy of some correspondence
which shows how bureaucratic process can fail to see reality. (29.3.07)
More . .
Now that's impressive!
Three video clips of parking techniques from Terry Starkey who comments "
So cool, oh so cool! Any ideas on where we could start practicing?".
1 - Parking 2 - Parking
On the edge
has sent in a copy of a remarkable cycle route. Copyright of Victor Lucas is acknowledged.
(28.3.07) More . .
has sent in this video clip which he notes "takes over three minutes to run
but is quite incredible!". The download is almost 6MB. (22.3.07)
This video clip sent
in by John Targett in Ohio seems to have been made by the Norwegian equivalent
of John Cleese. It suggests helpdesks may well have been in use several centuries
helpdesk & Johann
The growl of the exhaust and wind in your hair
Lane has an amusing tale of an RV8 member enjoying the sound of a new twin exhaust
mist turns blue
Niagara Falls frozen - in 1911!
has sent in a rare photo of a big freeze in 1911 when Niagara
Falls were completely frozen. Quite extraordinary. (25.2.07)
Firefighting in the marketplace!
Russell has sent in this video clip with the comment it shows why firefighters
are not often privatised! (1.2.07)|
An eye for the lady!
Another contribution to the V8 Idle Moments
series from Gordon Hesketh-Jones in Cornwall. He certainly has an eye for this
type of material! (1.2.07)
for the lady
Political adverts & good taste
contribution from Alan Kingwell who comments "As good a reason as any
to choose a political candidate...." . Seen on a billboard in the US.
a political party
Scottish drink drive test
short video clip from our regular contributor Alan Kingwell with an amusing sobriety
Motor-mouth a nuisance?
You might say that, we couldn't possibly comment!
Seen on the latest cover of the Radio Times. (23.1.07)
Heard in court
Hunt Cooke came across a book called Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured
Moments in Courtroom History, which has things people actually said in court,
word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment
of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place. (20.1.07)
Heard in court
Heard on the Grapevine
Stuart Middlemiss, one of the V8 Burblers from Norfolk, has sent in
a brief news snippet of a development in wine making heard on the grapevine.
on the grapevine
Starkey (Le Mans Green 0786) from Norfolk has sent in this series of photos from
the back of a cargo aircraft and says "This came from one of my MG friends
in the USA". (19.1.07)|
The Secret behind the number 11 is Pretty Chilling
Quarrington, the organiser of the V8 Curry 2007 on Saturday 24th February 2007
in Cambridge, has sent in this extraordinary item! (17.1.07)
Two hands on the tiller!
Smith in Oslo enjoys the V8 Idle Moments webpages and has sent in this amusing
video clip. (15.1.07)
hands on the tiller
Jim Dolbel, who runs the
excellent rv8.com website downunder, has sent in this slide show. It simply defies
colourful buttons for 2007
Targett, an English V8 member living in Ohio USA, has sent in eight colourful
saucy buttons for 2007. (10.1.07)|
More air traffic gems
John Targett, an English
V8 enthusiast living near Cleveland Ohio, has sent in some more air traffic control
exchanges which are real gems. More . . . (27.12.06)
What are your best three V8 Idle Moments?
the last few days before Christmas and the New Year, we are running a lighthearted
survey to find which three V8 Idle Moments are most fun for V8 enthusiasts. It's
a very simple questionnaire.(21.12.06)
Idle Moments for 2006
Man of the Year Awards 2006
Lane has sent in three contenders for the annual Man of the Year award. He says
"bet you know someone who would fit the bill?" Maybe but hopefully not
a V8 enthusiast! Man of the
Year Awards 2007 (21.12.06)
ATM theft scam
Hesketh-Jones has provided an interesting slide show on how the ATM card scam
is operated. A useful caution in the run up to Christmas so you can keep your
eyes peeled for signs the miserable low life who are using the scam are at work!
The six smart ass answers of 2006
John Targett, an English V8 enthusiast living near Cleveland Ohio, has sent
in his suggestions. (11.12.06)
smart ass answers
What is Bush senior saying to GW?
has sent in this timely item. But what is he saying I wonder? (8.12.06)
Driving in Bolivia
David Boniface in Tokyo
has sent in this hair-raising clip of roads in Bolivia. (3.12.06)
Driving in Bolivia
of road safety genius
The video clip was picked
up on 9th November 2006 and posted as a V8 Idle Moment. In today's Sunday Times
in the UK it has been picked up as a news item because the PC bandwagon is swinging
into action (so to speak) with the usual cries of "it's degrading".
British Labour MEP, Mary Honeyball, bounced into action saying "it's tantamount
to soft porn" which
needs to "be raised as an issue with the women's rights committee in the
Well I suppose they need something to complain about but surely there must be
many more areas needing far more urgent attention! (3.12.06)
Flash of road safety genius & Speed
Another use for a dead V8 engine
has spotted this one! (24.11.06)
The All Blacks and their haka,
plus the answer from Scotland... another
video from Alan Kingwell! (21.11.06)
What do retired people do for fun?
Derek Lyons is not a V8 owner but enjoys
the V8 Idle Moments webpage and has sent in this contribution which is an amusing
Speed bumps Danish style
has spotted this video clip which clearly gets drivers taking note of speed limits!
The original link closed down, so we have tracked down the original file so it
is up and running again. (9.11.06)
Facilities for drink drivers
Alan Kingwell has
sent in another item for the V8 Idle Moments series. (7.11.06)
Facilities for drink drivers
Another accident with a fishing boat!
Mike Russell has sent in this story
and photo of another accident with a boat! (5.11.06)
Fishing boat accident
Alan Kingwell has sent in another video clip which shows how
misfortune can strike those unfamiliar with small boats! Apologies for the ghastly
sound track! (5.11.06)
with small boats
A modern Noah's Ark tale
release of the Stern report yesterday on the environmental consequences and economic
costs of global warming, Chris Hunt Cooke has found an amusing tale of a modern
day project to deal with the coming flood! (31.10.06)
Modern Noah's Ark project
your reaction time with this special test. One driving manual says the average
driver's reaction time is: 0.75 seconds or 1 car length for every 10 mph! (29.10.06)|
Man walks into a restaurant with an ostrich . . .
Hesketh-Jones has sent in this amusing shaggy ostrich tale. (21.10.06)
What's with the ostrich?
planning advice in Northamptonshire!
Alan Kingwell's latest contribution
came with the comment "you just could not make this up!". (8.10.06)
Alan Kingwell has found this clip of a very local no frills airline! It is
quite a large file to load (6.07MB) but will amuse many. (8.10.06)
How to stack tyres
John Watson has sent in this amusing clip from an Australia
saloon car race. (4.10.06)
to stack tyres
How the hell did he survive?
a rain soaked freeway in Los Angeles, a nightmarish accident - but it gets worse!
This is an incredible video clip of survival against all the odds from David Boniface
in Tokyo. 3.73MB (5.9.06)|
Air bags now available on motorcycles!
Kingwell reports he is proud to be the first motorcycle trader to offer AIR BAGS
as Optional Equipment. (5.9.06)|
Boniface in Tokyo has sent in this amusing clip - whether the image is stronger
than the message is quite a concern! (30.8.06) |
Things you won't see on CNN
Kingwell has sent in a slide show and comments - they are just amazing! It's just
as well we don't see them!! (30.8.06)|
Amazing quick changes!
to do with cars, but the speed with which one woman can get ready should be an
example to them all! Another one from Chris Hunt Cooke. (30.8.06)|
Chris Hunt Cooke has found a set of road signs which
grab your attention! (3.8.06)
Effective use of outdoor signage?
to the V8 Idle Moments series has been sent in by David Boniface in Tokyo. Quite
an effective way of getting a point over to an audience? (28.7.06)
VW jet car!
John Watson from the MGB Register has sent in a set of slides his son
has traced on an extraordinary car which is claimed to be street-legal. Quite
how the owner gets insurance is beyond me! (18.7.06)
VW jet car
Some extraordinary pictures!
Gordon Hesketh-Jones has sent in some pictures
as a set of slides. They quite take your breath away! (11.7.06)
As the UK and parts of mainland Europe bask in hot
weather, this incredible winter scene from Versoix, a town near Geneva on Lac
Leman, has been sent in by David Boniface in Tokyo. (7.7.06)
the fox hat!
David Boniface in Tokyo has sent in a short clip which raises
a chuckle. (5.7.06)
Sign in a Saudi supermarket
Gordon Hesketh-Jones saw
this one the other day - cut price offer! (5.7.06)
Airline cabin announcements
Targett, and English V8 enthusiast living in Cleveland Ohio, is a frequent flyer
and hears a variety of cabin announcements. All too rarely, airline attendants
make an effort to make the in flight "safety lecture" and announcements
a bit more entertaining but here are some real examples which certainly grab your
Why men shave!
Mike Lane sent in this clip which is worth noting for some
of our unshaven younger members! (20.6.06)
of driving in Russia
David Boniface in Tokyo has sent a video clip of
a series of traffic incidents in a road tunnel in Russia. He says "this
is unbelievable - the message is don't drive in Russia!" (1.9MB)
Who needs traffic lights?
David Boniface in Tokyo has sent in a video clip which provides quite extraordinary
proof that traffic flows well without traffic lights and roundabouts!! (2.8MB)
Warning flags for dangerous
drivers - have you seen any yet?
Alan Kingwell has sent in a notice he
has seen noting the rapid increase in the use of a warning flag for dangerous
Why do women live longer than men?
Kingwell, our regular magnet for material for V8 Idle Moments, thinks he has found
the answer to the eternal question - why do women live longer than men?
Tyre changes can be dangerous!
has three video clips which illustrate where tyre changes can be dangerous. Files
sizes are 1.93MB, 1.40MB & 1.56MB. (9.5.06)
Cones out - Lady
in distress - Double trouble
Bad day verse for John Prescott
send a women's pulse racing!" unless he was on top of her, in which case
with his great bulk the pulse might stop needing a fork lift truck to remove him!
Prescott is famous for owning two Jaguars so has been popularly known as "two
Jags Prescott" - but now that has become "two shags Prescott"!
Pam Ayres delivers recitals of her poems in a rural Oxfordshire burr. In four
verses she pokes fun at a shamed man. Copyright is acknowledged to both Pam Ayres
and the Daily Telegraph for this piece and photo. (8.5.06)
members may not have seen the lurid news reports of the UK deputy prime minister's
affair with his diary secretary but Pam Ayes, the popular supplier of comic verse
to Middle England for almost three decades, has come up with a short poem which
is rib tickling. Pam Ayres comments "he seems like the last person who would
I Am Ready Mr Prescott
Mental Health Hotline
Quite where Alan Kingwell gets these non PC items
we are not quite sure! (2.5.06)
Spectators at rally events often seem
very close to the action
Alan Kingwell has found two short video
clips called "lucky guy"! I think the second one looks as if he should
be certified! (2.5.06)
Guy 1 and Lucky Guy 2
Chris Hunt Cooke feels this is
one of the more tasteful adverts circulating at present (2.18MB). (25.4.06)
the development of computers and cars
For those of us who feel only the
deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read
on. Alan Kingwell has sent us a report of a claimed amusing exchange of
views between senior representatives of the computer and automobile industries.
A lap of the old Nurburgring
John Targett has
sent in a link to a long clip of BMW team driver Hans-Joachim Stuck on the old
14 miles Nurburgring which was last used for F1 racing in 1976. Turn up the volume
and sit back for quite a lap! (16.4.06)
of the old Nurburgring
Dangers on the hard shoulder
video clip comes from David Boniface in Tokyo and is worth noting - 0.661MB. I
must say the patrolman seems extraordinarily laid back throughout! (15.4.06)
Hard shoulder risk
security barriers - do they work?
Brian Moyse has sent in a clip with
the comment "Have you ever wondered how one of those concrete anti-suicide
bomber barriers might perform? Well check out the attached clip!" (1.78MB)
Dull day at the dry cleaners!
sent in this video clip with the comment "I'm going to take my own dry cleaning
in future!". (31.3.06)
Old dog, leopard and monkey
An amusing tale from
Howard Gosling. (27.3.06)
Hairy hill climb run
John Wallis sent this link to
a video clip of a very rapid hillclimb run in an Audi R8 up a mountain road. It
has come via John Target out near Cleveland in Ohio. (27.3.06)
R8 hillclimb run
on the beach!
Kingwell is well known as someone who can speak at dinners and have you rolling
in your seat with tears running down your face. He is a magnet for items for the
V8 Idle Moments page and here is another in a lighthearted, possibly even in an
uplifting way! (19.3.06)|
Maintaining the working parts!
A motor mechanic and heart surgeon discuss
the finer points of keeping the motor going! This one is from Mike Lane who thought
it was a good addition to the V8 Idle Moments series. (9.3.06)
Maintaining the working parts
Perfect car for women!
is from Chris Hunt Cooke (1.59MB). (7.3.06)
Anyone for a holiday in Penrith!
sent in a photo of an extraordinary sign on Penrith station. (5.3.06)
Day, May Day - I'm sinking!
An amusing video clip, possibly portraying
a stereotype, but amusing nonetheless. File size is 2.52MB. (21.2.06)
May Day, May Day!
phone rings in the changing room
at the golf club . . . . . . . Is this the
This one is from Mike Lane. (14.2.06)
Mobile phone call
credulity - an elastic band story
Alan Kingwell has sent another brief
video clip which is a hilarious little gem. (9.2.06)
Another amusing item from Alan Kingwell. (9.2.06)
Heard a "pop"
in the engine bay!
David Boniface from Tokyo has sent these slides - what an extraordinary
tale. 0.69Mb (30.1.06)
was the cause?
A man goes to see his Doctor
Most of the
contributions from Phillip Morgan are far too racy for this website but this contribution
may appeal to some.
"Doctor, I think I have caught that bird flu that's
going around" "What makes you think that, sir?" "Well . .
. . . . . . . . . Continue
Payment options at a Greek
|A toll booth
in Greece offers a number of payment options but "other means of payment"
is a puzzle. Yes another one from Alan Kingwell who comments "why not!".
Royal command performance
Alan Kingwell has sent in an amusing encounter
with a pair of tight shoes! (30.11.05)
How soft is that bed!
German shoppers testing
beds find a bed which is surprisingly soft! This one has been sent over from Tokyo
by David Boniface. (30.11.05)
An unusual service!
Al Riches from Canada has sent this one in under "things you do not
see very often!" (15.11.05)
Yoga - Indian style compared with Irish Yoga!
V8 Idle moment from Alan Kingwell. (9.11.05)
Landing a helicopter on an oil rig is a routine
matter - fortunately in this case there were no serious injuries, just hurt pride!
Tim Hipwell has supplied this one. (2.11.05)
one from Alan Kingwell. (2.11.05)
a gentle bath
How men and women see bathtime in a different light! Another
clip from Alan Kingwell. (30.9.05)
Quite mobile in fact! Another
V8 idle moment from Alan Kingwell - 1.52MB video clip.
On old joke but this time as an amusing video clip. Where
does Alan Kingwell find these? He is a magnet for these things!
File is 2.46MB
sign in a multi storey car park in
High Wycombe. (16.6.05)
Car park sign
is a car advertisement from New Zealand. When they finished filming the ad, the
people who made it noticed a ghostly white mist moving along the side of the car
and a very strange sound...and they have it all on tape! The strange sound is
quite low so you need the volume turned up. The ad was never put on TV because
of the unexplained ghostly phenomenon. About halfway, as the car goes past the
three tall trees, look closely and you will see to the left lower side a white
figure crossing in front of the car, and then following it along the road. This
is for real and is seriously spooky! This addition to V8 Idle Moments comes from
the magnet for these clips, Alan Kingwell!
Do make sure your video player
screen is large and the sound is turned up or you may not see it!
John Targett has sent
this clip from Ohio in the USA (31.5.05)
you see them, now you don't!
Kingwell, a magnet for contributions to the V8 idle moments, provides this entertaining
2.99MB this audio file will download briskly on broadband but up to 20 minutes
on a slow dial up connection.
Thanks to www.testofcharacter.co.uk
this audio file will download briskly on broadband but up to 3.75 minutes on a
slow dial up connection.
1.26MB this audio file will download briskly on broadband but up to 9 minutes
on a slow dial up connection.
An extraordinary scene on this video
you do not see very often|
Cloud formations are worth watching!
is this scene
a stop to bad spelling!
women cannot fix cars|
Wondered whether the photo is evidence of
an over inflated claim!
Kingwell sent this in a week or so ago. (12.4.05)
a well known after dinner speaker and wit and former V8 enthusiast, is a magnet
for the cheeky and sometimes irreverent animations. This one he felt was too good
to pass on. I suspect the Norsemen in the longboat will be after him before too
physics? - or what goes down must come up!
Gosling has sent an extraordinary sequence of photos of a vehicle recovery
which is simply amazing! (23.12.04)
Airport is a pleasant spot, until . .
Kingwell has sent in this one - do make sure you have your volume turned well
up before you click start this interesting video clip.
You will need Windows Media Player or similar. (23.12.04)