I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by citronut » 12 Jul 2014, 11:37

CitroJim wrote:
No chance of getting a photo as I was driving.

It had something like 'Cuisine' in green leters across the top of it...
so you were in low flight in the C1 when you saw 1 then Jim :o :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Jul 2014, 11:59

It's back!;

http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/james ... sort=3&o=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/james ... sort=3&o=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The ice creams are nice. I had a 'Fruits of the Forest', for £2. Decent sized scoop, and it didn't melt very quickly, in spite of the heat. The H Van is run by 'Forest Fruits'.
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 12 Jul 2014, 12:28

citronut wrote: so you were in low flight in the C1 when you saw 1 then Jim :o :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
Yes :-D For such a little thing it's surprisingly good on a journey. Seats are excellent..

Ride is not quite V6 Xantia Standard though and the cruise control is rubbish :twisted:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Jul 2014, 21:53

James

I think you have worked your way to another 99 points with this, and more importantly with the "selfie" you linked to. :-D

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Its the joining in that counts, so Big Chief I-Spy has put away his usual pedantic nit-picking about it not being quite the official "Jamie Oliver" ice cream van, and has made only a one-point deduction.

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Or am I wrong, the vans look pretty similar, but with a different paint job.......but one is on French plates, and the other on UK Plates.


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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Jul 2014, 02:15

CitroJim wrote:Saw a cream H Van travelling east on the A303 this morning down in Wiltshire.

No chance of getting a photo as I was driving.

It was a catering wagon. It had something like 'Cuisine' in green leters across the top of it...
I am bit disapointed you didn't do a u-turn Jim and pin down a few more precise details. If the H was travelling east was it heading for Stonehenge I wonder, or was there some street food festival going on in Basingstoke?

As a regular traveller on the A303 you may or may not be aware that it is probably the only trunk road in Britain that has a track on a British Number 1 selling Album. Not quite get your kicks on Route 66 though..

It also featured in a BBC Four Documentary with a bloke driving its length in a Morris Traveller. Its probably only for the A303 purist, or for members of the judging panel of the World's most boring documentary awards.

Oh dear......here are the links.....



BBC Four Documentary-A303 Highway to the Sun

enjoy

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 13 Jul 2014, 04:56

Excellent Neil, the A303 documentary is a fixture on my video recording thing. I really must burn it off to DVD one of these days as I love it. Mainly because I know the road like the back of my hand...

Never realised there was a song about it...

Sadly, where I spotted the H was on a stretch of the '303 with limited interchanges. By the time I'd done a u'ey it would have been well gone and impossible to catch again. It was moving at a reasonable pace...

I was sad not to see the Yapp H in its usual spot yesterday. It seems these days it's only there on weekdays.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by old'uns » 18 Jul 2014, 14:11

well i'm back after 7 weeks :lol:

H's were a bit thin on the ground probably because they're all working their way to Blighty :)

both my spots will be well known and photographed by anyone at the LM Classic but i'll give it ago for some points .......

'scuse the quality of this one....probably in the busiest part of the Village and i wasn't about to risk my life.....

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this one was actually working for its keep.....

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Jul 2014, 16:01

Welcome back..looking back I think you were offered 49 points for this

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: Yes often 50 points would be awarded for an unusual spot and I think there has to be bit of credit given for it being a genuine French sighting. However a go-er it is not, and Timmo got the point deducted for the tow rope on one of his spots.

Then again lets compare it in attractiveness to this, there are some more attractive ones out there waiting to be spotted:-

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So, in summary how about a 49 for the scrap van, with a 51 waiting if you come up with something attractive for your second spot! :)
Well you have surpassed yourself with a nice pair of HVan Spots..at le Mans no less?

Big Chief I-Spy is in generous mood.......How about a pair of 51's , 102 points for the pair :?: :)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2014, 23:50

Spotted another HVan today, but rather than collecting points I may be forced to deduct some.

It was "Pizzette", spotted at the Boilershop Steamer earlier in the thread, in it's Italian Flag White Green and Red Livery

It was on the back of a Lorry heading south on the A1 near Morpeth in Northumberland about 9.30 ish tonight. I have my doubts that it is "runner" particularly seeing it's still on French plates.

So being hard on myself I am down to 249 points

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by BW » 23 Jul 2014, 17:40

Here's a novel use for an H van.
http://www.bonvoyagehearse.co.uk

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Jul 2014, 21:32

BW wrote:Here's a novel use for an H van.
http://www.bonvoyagehearse.co.uk
Excellent spot BW. I think thats worth a few points even though you haven't seen it in the flesh.
I think its appropriate to post up the picture in the body of the thread......

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Big Chief I-spy likes that one........have 50 points on me!

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by BW » 23 Jul 2014, 22:14

Very kind.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Jul 2014, 06:10

This Vietnamese Toy Manufacturer classifies the Citroen H as a "Great British Farm Truck" :)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by VertVega » 28 Jul 2014, 20:22

An unexpected and nice surprise spotting in Budapest last week :)

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The location was at the beginning of the pedestrian street area called VACI utca.
You can check the location by copy & paste GPS coordinates into google maps:
47°29'47.8"N 19°03'03.5"E or 47.496611, 19.050972

And one more pic taken at around 21:30.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Jul 2014, 21:50

Excellent pictures and the full 51 points for a geniune overseas spot. Budapest, Vienna, and raking through the older pages of the thread, I did extract this picture from the "Spotted Xantias and other French Stuff thread" some connection with 102 dalmations i think. Should take your points total to around 153 for 3 overseas spots!

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