What classic vehicles have you seen?

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2231 Post by Dick » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:35 am

After 15 years living 10 km from a tank museum i finally got round to visiting..so i saw lots of tanks including the only working king tiger... some had holes in them which made me feel sorry for poor bugger trapped inside.. there is also a section of the berlin wall and a trabant military vehicle... worth a visit if you're in the area..

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2232 Post by gazza82 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:57 am

Bovingdon? Last visited there about 15 years ago .. those old German tanks do belch out the exhaust smoke!
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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2233 Post by Dick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:35 pm

gazza82 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:57 am
Bovingdon? Last visited there about 15 years ago .. those old German tanks do belch out the exhaust smoke!
Saumur tank museum,
They didn't have anything running though :cry:

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2234 Post by GHT » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:45 am

Somebody that I know is a professional classic car restorer. He has a new project, it's called a Chevrolet Fleetline, unusual in that it's right hand drive. Not, as you might expect, for the Australian market, but South Africa. The art deco shape and two tone colour show just how much 'soul' is missing in modern cars.
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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2235 Post by megadethmaniac » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:14 pm

Opposite Bovington is Monkey world... You can hear the tanks running from aver the road there

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2236 Post by Dick » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:53 pm

megadethmaniac wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Opposite Bovington is Monkey world... You can hear the tanks running from aver the road there
Worth visiting both!

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2237 Post by gazza82 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:35 pm

Dick wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:53 pm
megadethmaniac wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Opposite Bovington is Monkey world... You can hear the tanks running from aver the road there
Worth visiting both!
Funnily enough I was discussing both with friend's today ... socially distanced and in the fresh air ... ;)
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2238 Post by gazza82 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:46 pm

Couple of weekends ago now (forgot all about it!) .. but spotted what looked like a '50s Chevy .. but station-wagon style!

Can't be 100% sure as they were a lot of charity walkers around obscuring my view and couldn't get the phone out in time to get a snap.

Heading north on Skirmett Road towards Hambleden in Bucks ..

I assume Chevy made such a beast? :?: Answering my own question - Yes. Just googled and it could have been a Bel-Air ... nice! :thumbs:


Update: Or possibly a Nomad? !!! Those chrome strips down the tailgate may be the clue ..
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"

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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2239 Post by gazza82 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:24 pm

That post above ... it was a Nomad ... I followed it last weekend ... might be on my dashcam card.

Then today spotted two Mk.I Escorts: one orange, the other pale blue with darker blue 'Mexico-style' stripes ... and an old Transit van. All in the garden of a house in the New Forest. Obviously a Ford-fan.

I was just lining up the camera for a discrete pic when a nice ParcelForce driver reversed his van into the garden and blocked my view ...
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Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

#2240 Post by Dick » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:55 pm

Recently I have spotted a pair of mustangs (old and new) on the same drive... i also stopped to assist 306 owners who had crashed into a ditch, husband was in the army and had spent the day drinking. His wife was not happy at all and borrowed my phone to call the police, they were reluctant to intervene as no one was hurt, although im not sure the husband is still uninjured as his wife was going to throttle him.. no pics as it wasn't possible and she's a big woman and i didn't want to get into her bad books...

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