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  1. Thought I'd start a thread for humorous and/or thoughtful postings about life in general. Please keep everything in good taste. I hope this becomes a daily draw and brings lots of past Smart members back to the site, along with newbies also. So, here we go.....
  2. Quote of the Day: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela
  3. Grandstyle into Glenn’s for burned out bulbs. Rear left turn signal bulb replaced, and it was found that wrong bulb in front left turn signal was causing rapid flashing. Replcement of this bulb to the right one solved the problem. Both spots burned out separately about a month ago. Replaced both H3-55 watt bulbs.
  4. Quote of the Day: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw
  5. Quote of the Day: “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” ~Jim Rohn
  6. Quote of the Day: “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~Leo Tolstoy
  7. Quote of the Day: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ~Warren Buffet
  8. I had my ’06 Canada1 gone over by a professional appraisor today. Req’d by my insurance company, the appraisal is used to establish the ‘Agreed Upon Value’. The insurer needs it updated every 3 years. I’ll see how it compares with appraisals from 2012 and 2015.
  9. Quote of the Day: “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ~John W. Gardner
  10. Quote of the Day: “You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.” ~George Burns
  11. I left this post at the end of the thread for Plunkett’s Show&Shine August 02nd...... ””Was wondering about State & Main, a new restaurant near Wonderland and Oxford for September 04th. A friend tells me it’s very good. She and her family were there last week. The 04th is the day after Labour Day, so maybe we shouldn’t plan to go too far. Thoughts ?? Suggestions ?? Please exercise your 2 cents worth.”” Haven’t rec’d any feedback from anybody, pro or con, so I’ll just go with it. Tuesday September 04th, 2018 at State & Main, 671 Wonderland Road North, London N6H 0H9 (519) 473-5887 A 6:00 PM’ish ‘soft’ start, as usual. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  12. Quote of the Day: “Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, 'That's nice.'” ~ Penn Jillette
  13. Quote of the Day: “By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.” ~George Carlin
  14. Quote of the Day: “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” ~J. Robert OppenheimerOn this Day: In 1945, The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
  15. Thanks to my magnetic personality, charming demeaner and overall good looks, I have once again been able to set up a Smart Car night at the weekly Plunkett’s Shown’Shine, in conjunction with the Hyde Park and District Lions Club. I requested and we have reserved Thursday, August 02nd. I’ve also requested and reserved our placement around the lake, as in years past. I hope as many Smarts as possible an come out. After all, this is our only real charity effort as a club (entry by donation). Plus we all do our best to eat as many hamburgers and hot dogs as possible...... also for charity. Make a note. Reserve the date. See everybody there. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  16. Quote of the Day: “To succeed, jump as quickly to opportunities as you do at conclusions.” ~Ben Franklin
  17. Mike..... get in touch with James (ETHICAL BEEF), the owner of the Busa that was in London last night. He got over a year’s worth of experience in the car’s driveability. No reverse is a major downside and, ya, he said it’s noisy as hell when he puts his foot in it. He mentioned handling was OK, until you let the dogs out. Then it becomes squirly due to excess power. He lives near Bayfield, so almost all his travel is on 2 lane highways. He’s also had a number of other Smart cars for years, so he’s got good comparative experience.
  18. Willy’s just posted.... “”Great turn out and sorry I couldn't make it....there needs to be more events just to get more Smarts together as a group....a bit closer to TGA.....just asking is”” So.... set up a ‘get together’ in your area. 1) Pick a date..... a Saturday might work best for a one-off event. Or maybe a Sunday brunch. Our outings evolved into usually the first Tuesday of every month, after trying every weekday and various dates. I suggest you post out 3 weeks in advance of the outing, to give plenty of notice to anyone wanting to attend. 2) Pick a restaurant..... GOOD FOOD, lots of parking, convenient access, easy to get to (nothing down town). 3) Pick a time..... Dinner, maybe 5PM start. Brunch, maybe noon start. 4) Start a sign-up thread like you see us do, with all pertinent info including map or directions and restaurant‘s web site. 5) Make an initial ‘flexable’ reservation with restaurant, and update it based on sign-up numbers. If you organize something in the GTA’s west end, you just might see cars from as far away as London show up. 6) Regularly updating your thread with ‘reminder’ posts, to keep the event in front of club members. 7) Enjoy the first event, no matter how many Smarts show up. Just remember, your ‘next one’ will be bigger and better. Solicit suggestions on day, date and venue for the next event while at the first one. Get participation from everyone. Good luck and have fun !!
  19. I think there were a dozen cars..... great turnout for holiday season and just before a long weekend. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I’m sure there will be pictures posted. I know William (Huronlad) enjoyed himself. He won the event’s 50/50 draw, around $250. I also hope somebody posts who was there, and where they were from. Sorry I wasn’t much company..... had pneumonia and felt lousy. Hadn’t planned to go. But the lour of a Smartzuki Hiabusa was enough for me to show up, bringing a very dirty Canada1 with me. Damn that Busa is loud !! And it’s obviously one of the loves of James’ life. Was wondering about State & Main, a new restaurant near Wonderland and Oxford for September 04th. A friend tells me it’s very good. She and her family were there last week. The 04th is the day after Labour Day, so maybe we shouldn’t plan to go too far. Thoughts ?? Suggestions ?? Please exercise your 2 cents worth. Ciao, Bill
  20. Quote of the day: “If you want to be trusted, you have to be honest.” ~ Anonymous
  21. Weather forecast is for a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 26c. NO rain is forecast. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) John 3) Ron & Dot 4) Larry & Gail 5) Liz & Glenn 6) Wild! 7) William 8) Todd 9) Willys and hopefully the better half, but it's a long drive but looks like a great time. 10) John and Elaine 11) Kevin 12) Ralph & Monica 13) ETHICAL BEEF. “Smartzuki” Busa Powered 1300 cc 14) 15) 16) 17) 18)
  22. Quote of the Day: “August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” ~Henry Rollins8
  23. Quote of the Day: “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” ~Casey Stengel
  24. Quote of the Day: “Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” ~Benjamin Disraeli
  25. Quote of the Day: “You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” ~Vernon Howard