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Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by Brogan, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    I thought it would be interesting to see why people have chosen the avatar they have.
    And if you don't have one, why not? :spank:

    Mine changes regularly :D but the current one is easy to explain.

    I've always liked McLaren.
    The original colour scheme on the old site was a nod to McLaren's M1A sports car seen here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:McLaren_M1A_at_Silverstone.jpg.

    When we did the new site I was determined to keep the orange theme and even went so far as to find the actual paint colour codes for McLaren Orange, as mentioned here: http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/company/company-mclaren-orange.php :D

    So the original McLaren logo was an obvious choice for me.

    (c_a_t, you needn't bother replying LOL )
     
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  3. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Well I will.

    My Full name is Lee Oliver Thomas Uxbridge-Smith and it just so happens that the initials spell out the word LOTUS. I have my parents to thank for this.

    Any other reason is pure speculation and conjecture on your behalf

    LOL
     
  4. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Erm... yeah, I come from England. And I couldn't be arsed to upload a different avatar!
     
  5. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    I chose my avatar for two reasons.

    1) It says what/who I am - a Severn-sider. i.e. someone who resides in a region beside the River Severn. Cider is a way of life. So much so, that it actually grows on trees around here! Severn Cider it is, then..

    2) It's very picturesque. Although, not to scale, of course, cos you can't see Stone Henge from where I live, like you can in the picture. Although, maybe if I drink enough cider....... :unsure:
     
  6. Andrea_Moda_Rules

    Andrea_Moda_Rules Podium Finisher

    I Like Brawn GP,
    I have a picture of a Brawn GP car
    I know of a website that reduced my pic down to avatar levels
    this is an f1 forum so a picture of a Brawn Gp car is applicable.

    hmmm........ Pretty boring dont you think
     
  7. Speshal

    Speshal Champion Elect Valued Member

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    In 1986 my dad was working as a helicopter pilot for the medical support team on the Paris-Dakkar rally and he bought me back a huge poster of the Porsche 959 signed by René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne and to an excited 10 year old this was (and still is) the best car ever made!

    That and I was also smoking 40 rothmans a day and felt they needed my money ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    I've always wondered what yours was Speshal :thumbsup:
     
  9. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    My God, I never thought I would say this but Speshal you have done something amazing.

    You have increased my list of stunning looking Porsche cars from zero to one !!! :cheer:

    I've looked up the road going version on Wiki and wow, it's a beauty. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    I saw one on the road....once.
    Just after it was launched.

    The one and only time I've ever seen one.
     
  11. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Avatar - James Hunt smokin' a fag. Nuff said!
     
  12. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    The VW singing dog.

    I like dogs, I have a VW and the advert is one of the few that I took any notice of and enjoyed immensely. The song is great (shows my age!) and the idea very clever.

    The other ad I like is check the meerkat. com!!
     
  13. sobriety

    sobriety Podium Finisher

    Mine was the Barry Sheene duck, i should really upload it again!

    Done.
     
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  14. Speshal

    Speshal Champion Elect Valued Member

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    It is indeed :D - Glad to be of service!

    I don't know if I've mentioned it here before but recently my brother went to Jordan on business and ended up going here - http://www.royalautomobilemuseum.jo/main.asp - The King's car collection - my bro said it was just amazing the cars and bikes that are in there and unsurprisingly enough he's got a 959 :D
     
  15. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    I've decided to change my avatar, to an image of a famous rodent, snapped sipping on his favourite tipple.

    Contrary to the ad for the black stuff, he obviously prefers apple juice. :D
     
  16. Amdathlonuk

    Amdathlonuk Somewhat related......... Contributor

    The 959 was always THE porsche.... :)
     
  17. Amdathlonuk

    Amdathlonuk Somewhat related......... Contributor

    What can I say?...... I'm VERY proud if my heritage.

    And it is the best looking flag in the world! :thumbsup:
     
  18. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    I have a soft spot for the Isle of Man flag, I like the sheer cheek of the flag of Libya, and then there's pure magic like Swaziland, Burundi and Cambodia.

    Either way, I've just always found it odd that the Welsh flag has a massive dragon on it. (It always meant I couldn't draw it quickly like the || French flag!)

    I dunno, it is utterly unique, which Romania and Chad seem to have forgot!
     
  19. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    I'm with Amdathlon, definitely the best flag in the world ;)
     
  20. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Without being discriminatory, is there anyone who is not Welsh here to discuss the flag?
     
  21. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    New avatar, explains itself really!
     

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