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  • Sean1975
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    I now own the elusive R519RVJ recently contacted cris Goffey and he remembers doing the shoot

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  • steve smith
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    the monty details

    The enquiry is complete

    The vehicle details for F626 EKU are:

    Date of Liability 01 08 2001
    Date of First Registration 22 06 1989
    Year of Manufacture 1989
    Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1994CC
    CO2 Emissions Not Available
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Export Marker Not Applicable
    Vehicle Status Unlicensed
    Vehicle Colour GREY
    Vehicle Type Approval

    Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
    6 Months Rate 104.50
    12 Months Rate 190.00

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    Top Gear Clips

    R519 RVJ was the reg number of the Midnight Blue example that Chris Goffey drove on Motor Week. He reminisced about driving the Maestro at its original press launch back in 1983 in Spain and managing to turn his press car on its roof. Despite broken glass everwhere, the car having suffered extensive damage and Mr Goffey still being held upside down in his seat by his seat-belt, the voice synthesisor advised him of "low oil pressure". He also said how underrated the Maestro was.

    I actually met him on Press Day at the 1999 London Motor Show and asked him about the road-test of the MG Maestro Turbo on Top Gear. He recalled it was filmed in Wales on some lovely driving roads (probably the same ones that the current Top Gear team use) alongside the Vauxhall Astra GTE 16-valve. Several years ago I contacted Mr Goffey and he signed a photograph I had recently taken of the white MG Maestro Turbo press car that he had originally driven in the programme, which I then gave to the current owner of the car. A very obliging man and he didn't have a bad word to say about the Maestro. Perhaps he's a closet fan of them!

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  • D87SMW
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    Yes that is the one I remember. I think it was an R reg, but I've never seen it again, so I can't be sure. Would be great to finally see it again if it was found somewhere.

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  • John S
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    That IS an elusive episode and one which I am dying to see. Chris Goffey is a legend, just doesn't raise the laughs only Clarkson and co. ever could.

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    Old Maestro Clips

    The Ledbury Maestro was reviewed by Vicky Butler Henderson on Top Gear, while Chris Goffey did a similar review on Motor Week which was aired on the Granada Men and Motors channel - I have got the actual date it was first aired somewhere, although I do recall the car was finished in Midnight Blue. Chris Goffey also did the original review of the MG Maestro Turbo when he was a presenter on Top Gear, with the episode being aired in May 1989.

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    Talking about Second hand cars in a very old Top Gear clip a Maestro appears. Also a Montego makes an appearance.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha-hch1FacI

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  • Captain Slow
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    If I can find the video and my copy's any good I'll stick it on a DVD - maybe you could get it reproduced as a club thing?

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  • Austin-Rover
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    It would be nice to see a decent copy of the Maestro clip with Viki Butler-Henderson. I've only ever seen poor reproductions of it.

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  • Captain Slow
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    Originally posted by MaestroSpecial View Post
    I know the difference between men and women, Sam.
    You learn something every day, my friend

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  • D87SMW
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    Originally posted by Captain Slow View Post
    Wasn't that VB-H? If that's the one you mean I have it knocking about here on tape somewhere.
    I know the difference between men and women, Sam.

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  • Captain Slow
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    Originally posted by Russ View Post
    I remember the first one being on ,what was that chaps name?
    Steve Berry. He does the odd thing for Classic gear on ITV 4 now, looking very old

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Thats it. I thought it was Enya at first.



    That red Astra is just like the old one we had. It was shiny but later on the paint decided to go dull. Good car though the man up the road had it for seven years when we brought it off him and we had it for about five or six years.


    I found this one. Its on the Rover Metro.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBZ46...eature=related

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  • Russ
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    Originally posted by Olympic View Post
    In the Astra review does anyone know what that song is at 0:13?
    Theme from Harry's Game by Clannad

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Captain Slow View Post
    Olympic, in the related links from the 800 one is this.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPsn1...eature=related
    Thanks for that Sam. That was a really interesting review of the Rover 200. Chris Goffey did really good reviews back then.

    In the Astra review does anyone know what that song is at 0:13?

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