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  • Boy Racer Graphics

     Ray Sturman updated 12 years, 1 month ago 9 Members · 13 Posts
  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    June 9, 2005 at 7:04 pm

    We had a good laugh today.

    This fellow turns up today to ask if I could do some lettering on his car – a Toyota Celica

    Certainly says I 😀 (Alison recently lectured me on the importance of being civil to all our customers – not just the ones that I took a liking to – but all types, even boy racers and Bikers 😮 )

    What would you like done to the car?

    I was thinking of having the name “Celica” fitted to both sides. Starting from the back with a big letter “C” with the letters gradually getting smaller as it reaches the front of the car finishing with a small “A”

    No problem (says I) but how would you like it to appear on the other side?

    Exactly the same he says.

    Right (says I )- In this case the big “C” would start at the front with the small “A” ending at the back? Or would you prefer a small “C” at the front ending with a large “A” at the back?

    No – I want the big “C” on the back and the small “A” on the front on both sides

    But the other side won’t spell “Celica” says I :lol1:

    Just do it in reverse he says 👿

    But no one will be able to read it says I :lol1: :lol1:

    Yes they will – just do it the same as on the first side 👿

    I’m sorry – I don’t understand (says I) can you sketch me what you mean 😉

    He proceeded to try and sketch the other side and after a few seconds he gave up and said -I think I know what you mean. But I can’t get my head around it.

    I explained that the other side would have to be drawn one of the ways I had explained at the beggining.

    I’ll have to go away and think about it he says.

    Half an hour later he came back with a big smile. Realisation had finally dawned. 😳 😳

    A 50% deposit was paid – and he’s coming back tomorrow to have the lettering fitted.

    Honest – this really happened :lol1: :lol1:

  • David Rowland

    Member
    June 9, 2005 at 7:22 pm

    DROF and FORD

    PEUGEOT and TOEGUET

    CELICA AND ACILEC
    Has a certain ring about it

  • Paul Franklin

    Member
    June 9, 2005 at 7:41 pm

    If only he had rowed in in his KAYAK.
    Or one for the above poster.
    Evade, me Dave.
    Bound to be some boy racer palindromes out there.

  • George Elsmore

    Member
    January 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    T i T springs to mind :lol1:

  • Raymond Wiedenhof

    Member
    January 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Check out some images of Japanese "drift" cars the graphics read fine one side but not the other.See Phil if you took the time to understand your customers like the wife says" :lol1:

  • Paul Humble

    Member
    January 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    So what option did he take Phill?

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    January 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    You know, it was that long ago (2005), I don’t actually remember Paul :lol1:

  • Paul Humble

    Member
    January 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    lol, I never even noticed the date!!!

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    January 24, 2009 at 12:23 am

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 24, 2009 at 12:33 am

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • David Rowland

    Member
    January 24, 2009 at 11:32 am
    quote George Elsmore:

    T i T springs to mind :lol1:

    But look who was diggin up old threads

  • George Elsmore

    Member
    January 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Dave, I clicked on a very recent thread ie yesterday and there was a link to this old thread that Phill placed on

    so ner :tongue:

    T i T!

  • Ray Sturman

    Member
    January 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    In my spare time I like to race radio control cars, I have been involved in this for quite a few years and during this time have done a few write-ups for one of the internationally renown magazines. About six months ago I was sent a Nissan 350z drift car to review, the bodywork on these models comes pre-painted leaving me nothing more to do than position the decals, I took one look at the decal sheet and laughed out loud because it seemed that the manufacturer had printed half of them the wrong way round How wrong I was 😮 (I must be getting old) I suppose in these days of text speak etc making its way into the English dictionary we have to expect all sorts.

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