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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    A lot of people have moved on, the core posters from about 5-10 years ago mostly no longer own Novas
    Sadly I still own a Vauxhall, thankfully its not a Nova

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    I'm not angry, I'm just... disappointed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    A lot of people have moved on, the core posters from about 5-10 years ago mostly no longer own Novas
    This. Get busy living or get busy dying i guess.

    Last Vauxhall i owned was around 2013, no need or want to buy a project car anytime soon either .

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    I've said it before (usually the every 6 months or so a thread like this crops up), and I'll say it again.
    Social media hasnt "really" taken over from the forum persay. Yes there is a fuck load of traffic over the two PNG groups there and the few other nova groups I see, BUT I'd say 95% of it is just people selling shit, and that selling shit is posted everywhere.
    The 5% is then made up of Event/Forum related posts that aims folks back here and the odd technical question that will usually wind up with a link back here.
    I look on many other "groups"/"clubs" on facebook and their traffic is equally average. Even the most recent "big" one that started last year look to have plateaued in terms of posts etc after a massive rise. Fair play to the fellas there.
    As Jacko said, many of the proper old skool folks have moved on, or are moving on.
    Time is the enemy, I've had a fuel pump and gasket for the 1.2 for about 2 months now, it takes all of 5 mins to fit an I only got round to it yesterday as I was WFH and had a spare few mins

    The WHOLE car scene has changed massively over the past 5 years or so, Everybody wants to "run a club" (fuck knows why its hard bastard work, hence being 2 years behind on club packs), so when you goto PVS, TRAX or Coombe you see about the same number of cars but scattered over around 5-10x more club stands than ever before.
    When I walked round RRG on the sunday and counted atleast 10-12 Novas dotted about that werent on our stand, I'm not saying everyone has to show with us, but imagine having a stand like the Golf folks with 20 Novas all looking resplendent in any phase of work/look/build.

    Then you get that many many young folks either cant be arsed with Driving so arent into it, or they have cars on the tick meaning all they do is put big wheels on and line the pockets of the car polish suppliers. I've no problem with that, if thats your thang then all power to showing it off.
    Also add in the HUGE disdain currently being held for any recent Vauxhall car from the die hard fans because they are mostly PSA products, so thats turning folks away believe it or not.


    rant over

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