Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show is where I am going Wednesday 10th October. Then a thought occurred to me about cars, of which I am a sucker for I may add.

I drive nice cars and expensive ones too but what does it say about me? my personality? I then matched my cars against me and there was a clear alignment right or wrong.

Some of those things were modern, colorful, different, lots of power (not ego here), quick, serves a good purpose and more.

So then I thought does money have a correlation and of course it does because it quite often reflects the car you buy but the car you buy can still represent you. £1,000 car still still be colorful, different, lots of power (not ego here), quick, serves a good purpose and more but not modern and with it !

Now we get into the psychology of oneself in car acquisition but that's another subject :)

Okay this may be a ramble but look at your car and see if it is you if not change it I know a good salesman (I could have put a car sales pitch in then but didn't ha)

Lyndon

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Feel good about Tweeting this .... www.newdawnproject.com take food-growing kits to the hungry. They need a Land Rover now. We only need to dig in our pockets. #4x4xfiver" Thanks Martin

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Sadie Murray

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Yes indeed Carolyn... I included that on my profile including Myers-Briggs as part of a basic glimpse into my "personality". I enjoy using these instruments and it always makes me smile when they come close or spot on with the good the bad and they ugly! ;-) We are indeed a classic-style personality..

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Carolyn Williams

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Paris Motor Show

Happy Wednesday Lyndon, Sadie and contributors Sadie telling us her car test personality was a Porsche reminded me I'm a Porsche 911! we share the same car. but still love the Merc SLK. Now I've recalled who gave us this amusing social quiz and here it is: Paul Simister wrote What Sports Car Are You And What Would You Want To Be "I had a message from a new contact overnight and looked at their profile which included "your personality as a sports car" test". Me a Porsche 911! You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it ;)

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devena angel

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Paris Motor Show

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Fred Rutgers

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Paris Motor Show

I guess my immage is a humvee.... I'm huge, Dig in my heels, And move forward when the going gets tough! Yep I can be thirsty too ;-)

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Sadie Murray

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Paris Motor Show

Lyndon, I'm a Porsche 911! (my personality car that is :-) "You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it." Matches me perfectly!!!!! How is that for bragging rights? :-)) Profitez du salon de l'automobile de Paris !

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

One of the best Land Rover experiences I recall was a drive in South West Algeria in an old ex-army field ambulance. The back was big and the steering wheel like something off a tractor. The turning circle was huge, so we were fortunate that the destination involved mainly straight lines, all be they minus any form of road. We bounced about, got dust in through every gap and sweated buckets in the baking heat, it felt like a scene from Ice Cold in Alex. I though fondly of smooth roads and air conditioning, of in car entertainment and auto-cruise, then this nano second of day dreaming was replaced with the sheer whole body experience of driving this old Land Rover to its destination at the land mine hospital. In my younger days I'd spent time at Rolls Royce Crewe, seeing how they crafted walnut veneers for the dash, or selected skins for the seats. Sat in this dusty old ambulance some years later I reflected on the words 'fit for purpose' and how this machine was built purely for function and interestingly, born as a breed of car, to Maurice Wilks on a sandy beach at Rhosyr, Ynys Môn, in 1947.

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Fred Rutgers

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Paris Motor Show

I have diven both old bangers and 100.000 plus 4x4's. Fter 2 weeks it makes no difference they than are just your car!

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Yes, 100% agree Jane, it's that recognition of the value of every person that shifts the thinking on from ideas of charity. Inclusive trumps exclusive, partnership trumps patronising.

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Aside from the blissful silence one can experience in the cosseted luxury of the aforementioned Bentley and aside from the fact that the cause we speak of is at the "prevention level" rather than the stickling plaster of conventional aid and charity. The world is changing rapidly and if you spend any time in the worlds poorest places, then you'll know change is happening and it's neither pretty or discriminating. This film is from Spain this year and directed at the US viewer, but the images speak volumes of the need to build bridges quickly between all parts of our society. I say, forget ideas of charity and remember we all have a capacity to respond to the big issues of our time, we all have something to contribute, be that our time, our money or our influence. Every contribution towards this is valued and makes a difference.

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Could be a new form of ultra brave contact sport James. Driving said glossy car around 1. Social Housing Estates, 2. Favelas, 3. Slums, 4. Shanty Towns and 5. Ghetto's Survivors get to keep what's left of their cars as a momento to hang on their walls at home. Most likely this may something small like a key fob or a gear knob ;-) The reality being, the world is getting smaller by the day. The poorest people have the same psychology played on them as the wealthiest people so what inspires one person to buy a luxury car will equally induce the same desire in a resource poor person and there's one hell of a lot more resource poor people in the world right now too. The end result is anyone's guess, but I can say with a degree of certainty, we ain't seen nothing yet in terms of social unrest and unless we take urgent action to bridge the poverty gap between people and nations there's much worse to come.

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James Coakes

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Paris Motor Show

Chickens are one species where impressive feathers are used by the cock to denote the alpha of the species, so it's not unique to humans.

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dianne J brabham

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Paris Motor Show

After being a rep for so many years I just drove whatever war provided! One day I may have a jag but unless I can afford brand new off the production line at Castle Brom with all the extras I want I'll just drive whatever is there!!

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

A most excellent exchange of energy Carolyn, just think, for the price of one Bentley it would set off a chain reaction involving hundreds of volunteers around the country. There's lovely ;-)

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Carolyn Williams

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Paris Motor Show alongside Social Consciousness

Brought up by a pure Leyland Dad, I'd say I've always wanted a Sports Merc SLK! Grrrrowl ;) Much to my late dad's raised eyebrow, to suit my budget I enjoy the slim new Fiesta in white. She's cool and it has all the techie bits I need and boot space. Now with regards to fitting in a New Dawn Kit in this boot Martin, I'd rather volunteer to train up your Men in internal and external customer relations!. Deal? Cx

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Anna Figiel

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Paris Motor Show

I purchased my first own new car in 2009, when my desired model came in 5 shades of grey/silver/black ... or red. I chose red. The salesman didn't really approve, claiming that most people prefer metallic or black and that my car's resale value wouldn't be as high in red. Well, that was just fine with me - I'm not most people and I want to enjoy my car while I'm driving it, rather than focus on an extra £200 or so if and when I come to part with it. When I arrived at the showroom to take delivery, the salesman was more upbeat as apparently my shiny red SUV with its tasteful chrome running boards fitted as extras had attracted attention on his forecourt. It did look rather stunning - and someone had actually enquired about buying it! I love driving something different in a colour that suits my personality - perhaps in my case it's also my replacement fire engine! And my car's also easy to find in a multi-storey ;)

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Many thanks William and thanks for all your support to date, very much appreciated :-)

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Interesting, Comment Hidden!! I wonder what could possibly be controversial about cars? Here's an interesting fact. Did you know that ... for the price of a Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 V8 and in partnership with CSV The UK's volunteering charity, we could put a fleet of 12 Land Rover Defenders around the country to cover every UK region. This would enable teams of 4 volunteers in each vehicle to visit 2,340 UK schools and inspire a minimum of 1.4m young people who in turn would help change the lives of 18,720 refugees of all ages. We could also visit the same number of local businesses, 1 per day for 39 weeks and increase the number of refugees participating in their family garden project to 37,440. Phew, that's a lot of people peeps, sure does make you think about bang for you buck!! :-)

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Lyndon Wood

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Paris Motor Show

Yummy I want one :) ">

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

That's right Julia, they don't need to go in a saloon, but that's all we have access to, hence the urgent need for the Land Rover to complete the end to end development story :-)

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Ah yes, good point Julia, they fit into the back of a Defender, but you'll struggle getting one into a family saloon as the food kits are a two man lift and full to bursting with tools and seeds :-)

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Land Rover cause related projects. Let's add a new project to their impressive list ... Algeria/Western Sahara Sustainable Food Security for Vulnerable Families

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

Nice one Carolyn ;-) "Money is like water, it flows in and out of our lives, some times as a trickle, sometimes like a mighty river" Lynne Twist - The Soul of Money

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Carolyn Williams

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Paris Motor Show

Enjoy the Show and more importantly the car power Lyndon. C'mon encourage some sponsors for ☀ New Dawn ☀Land Rovers☀ plus ☀Kits? Cx

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Martin Dewhurst

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Paris Motor Show

If you're even remotely inspired by this and good at arm twisting for causes Lyndon, we're looking for a sponsor or sponsors for a Land Rover Defender 110 please, it's for 12 months and will be used by volunteers to tour UK schools and public events to promote the sustainable food growing kits. Shameless plug and why not? PS the whole project has been developed in partnership with and support from a team of Ecademists :-) Thank you to (in particular order and to name but a few) Stephen Bailey, Mike Turner, Alan Rae, Mark Wing, Anthony Madigan, Andrew Horder, Marcus de Maria, Warren Cass, Sue Richardson, Ed Percival, Derek Sorenson, Angus Whitton, Julia McDaid, Carolyn Williams, Andreas Wiedow, Katie-Ellen Hazeldine, Mike Freddie Gordon, Jane Hatton, Jayne Thorpe, Paula Lucey, William Buist, Jo Berry, Georgina Lester, Penny Power, Vedad Rusidovic, Phil Shepherd, Phillip Khan-Panni, Marcus Cauchi, Fraser Hay, Brian Mullis, Richard Bellars, Bill Lao, Bruce Lamb, Anne Quinn, Tracy Sheldon, Dean Grimshaw, Stuart Harris, Steve Holmes, Steve Hall, Bob Griffin, Elaine Gold, Dianna Bonner, Liz Harwood, John Amy, Richard J Francis, Mike Segall, Harry Singha, Jim Tuffin, LaRae Wilkins, Rob Killen, Wayne Conyers, Mike Segall, Richard Evans, Nighet Nasim Riaz, Karin Sebelin and many more :-)

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Lyndon Wood

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Paris Motor Show

Wonder what a tractor says of a person ! apart from probably a farmer :)

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Phillip Khan-Panni

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Paris Motor Show

I'll top Andreas's bid. £1,001.

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Andreas Wiedow

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Paris Motor Show

Let me know about your new one from Paris and whichever of your current ones comes for sale not higher than £1,000, please ;-)

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