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About Dave

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    Admin - Site Owner
  • Birthday 07/07/1970

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    Hi, I'm Dave, the founder and owner of Civic5.com. I have been into cars my whole life, spending time restoring classic 70's fords then moving into the Honda scene. Have now been a fan of Honda's for years.

    So, bit more about me. I'm an old git, and was with Dawn (aka Civic5 Moderator crazzzydawn in the forum) for 21 years, married to her for 17 of those years. She helped me set up and run the club and site from the start, and it was Dawn that got me into Honda's! Sadly, she passed away after a very brave fight with cancer (Jan 2013) and is very much missed by myself and a lot of the members here. Her spirit in the club lives on in her car, her beloved Civic Aerodeck ES known as "DD" in the forum (Dawns Deck). It's a car that's been tastefully modded, and one I will keep for ever.

    Recently, I met my new partner Gayle (aka Gayle in the forum) and she has been amazing! She's totally turned my life around, and makes me happy. Luckily, she's a petrol head too! She's also become a big part of Civic5, and loves the Honda scene now too! We got married in June 2017.
    Anyways, enough about me! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and welcome to Civic5

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    41-45...Midlife crisis!
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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  1. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Thanks Ali. Yeah was nice to meet up with another enthusiast of the mx5, specially the mk1. Met Robin a few times but hes usually in his mk2.5 so first time seeing this mk1. Correct on the lowering, Eunos is on Koni street kit. Mine is on brand new oem spec suspension. Forgot to add the pics of Mindys interior as that's had a nice upgrade that i forgot to post up!
  2. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Sooooo, went out with Mindy today as had a wee meet arranged with one of the members from mx5oc.co.uk (Robin). He had just got his Eunos back on the road after a lot of time, work and money spent bringing it back from the risk of being scrapped to an absolute stunner! Met over in South Queensferry, Down by the Forth Rail Bridge. It was too busy there for a wee photoshoot, so we headed over to the marina. Had a passenger ride in Robins mx5 and that thing can shift! It's a 1.8 auto, but being the Eunos import the box has sports mode and it really makes a difference! The whole car has had a body rebuild and also all the chassis/suspension replaced with brand new (inc wishbones etc) so feels really nice (and looks really nice underneath too!). We had a coffee and a good long chat in between the photos, so really nice day. Weather was really overcast (hence some of the photos being slightly dark) but no rain. By the time I got home, the bloody sun had come out! Typical!. Anyways, Mindy enjoyed the run and meeting up with her playmate (she's already met Robins wifes MK2.5 MX5 Sport) and we had some American tourist lady come over to us to talk about the mx5's! So all good! Here's some of the photos. Hope you likey!
  3. Spotted a clean civic mb in pirates black. Different alloys and was a Y reg so one of the last ones. Had a bit of fun with it on the Gladsmuir to Haddington road (I was in my MX5). Anyone from here?
  4. Spotted in Aldi car park. Red aerodeck, lowered, white alloys, exhaust, looked really sweet. Reg was NLP. Deffo sure this was a civic5 car before, looks really familiar.
  5. Dave

    Vtis project

    Awesome news mate! Hope you said hi to Rich and the guys at Dynodaze for us. Shes looking amazing, must be great to be able to drive her again.
  6. Perfect bud, i'll send you a pm with my number as think its changed since last time i saw you.
  7. Dave

    ABS Modulator -urgent replacement

    Welcome to the club. To be honest you are probably better sourcing one second hand as i believe Honda may charge a fortune for one. Try giving our trader Naz (10000RPM) a message as he may be able to help you out. Naz has decent prices and always helpful. @10000rpm
  8. Were away on hols in June but thinking maybe July or August? Man I'm in Dalkeith every day, work there! Was brought up there too! Need to hook up soon so I can see your MB6 in the metal mate!
  9. Awesome update mate!! A lot of time and grief youve had to endure but the end result is worth it. Have you moved down south? I though you'd moved to near Edinburgh? Talks are in place of a special civic5 meet so hoping you can bring her along! Not seen you (or the car) for ages!
  10. Dave

    Hatch or aerodeck

    Was indeed. I think you could get a retro fit cruise control but Honda never offered it. Deffo missed opportunity Evo slayer!! Lmao
  11. Dave

    Hatch or aerodeck

    Oh yes, especially in DD's case! ES actually stood for "Executive Sport" although to really confuse things, laterly the very last "ES" Aerodecks and hatchs were badged as 1.6iES Executive Sport ( there being a tiny wee badge next to ES saying "executive sport". The 1.6SE was also similarly badged the same, only "Sport Executive"! I remember being in our then local Honda dealership Chatham Honda and asking the sales guy about the model badging and what was what and he just shrugged his shoulders and said "buggered if we know!" Lol And to add a final twist of confusion, I also saw a "1.6iES Sport Executive" . Seems Honda just flung badges on them at the end just to get em shifted/use up what was left, pretty much standard for any car maker at a models end of life.
  12. Dave

    Hatch or aerodeck

    Should have the following as standard: Leather interior (black or cream) Top tinted windscreen Headlamp washers Wood trim to dash and centre console Instrument panel dimmer switch 4 x electric windows Electric and heated door mirrors Electric tilt/slide sunroof Air conditioning 14" (15" option) alloys Either single shot Pioneer cd player or optional Pioneer cd multichanger in boot (Pioneer radio cassette in dash)(optional extra remote control for stereo on steering wheel) Colour coded mirrors, door handles and bumpers Front and rear mudflaps. Slightly dark tinted windows in boot.(Aerodeck) Carpet car mats. Think that's the lot!
  13. Dave

    Hatch or aerodeck

    I saw that aerodeck too while browsing autotrader Gerry! Pretty nice condition, and being the ES full leather too.
  14. Dave

    The story of my MA8!

    And so the real story begins!
  15. Dave

    Need cheap set of headlights ASAP

    Give Naz a pm mate, hes bound to have a set somewhere. @10000rpm