Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by myglaren » 09 Oct 2016, 19:37

Certainly seems to amuse the onlookers!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by xantia_v6 » 09 Oct 2016, 19:40

myglaren wrote:Certainly seems to amuse the onlookers!
The guy holding onto it is the driver, reversing it into a parking space (no reverse gear).

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Oct 2016, 20:38

xantia_v6 wrote:I think that brings us to:.....

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I have a photo from the front, but that would give the game away.
The best match I can find so far is a Velorex from Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by xantia_v6 » 09 Oct 2016, 20:45

Yes, you got it.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Oct 2016, 20:59

xantia_v6 wrote:Yes, you got it.

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Got it with "Three wheeler based on motorbike leather cover". Google did the rest :!: :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Oct 2016, 23:23

CitroJim wrote:
That vehicle looks like a 4WD Austin J series or a Commer...
It's basically a copy Austin J plonked on the chassis and running gear of this, so you are spot on with your observation.

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but continuing to this day , in no small way down the terrain and weather conditions which it suited well with its 4WD and high ground clearance. There was even a hydropneumatic suspension prototype in the 1950's which impressed in trials, travelling at speed over rough ground, but was ultimately rejected by the Red Army as too complicated, and never made it into production. New ones cost around 15,800 Euros.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Oct 2016, 06:33

xantia_v6 wrote:Yes, you got it.
Am I right in decoding the registration plate as being French from Departement 21 Cote D'or with that little assembly taking place in France? Underneath the leather does there lie a JAWA motorcycle?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Oct 2016, 09:32

Just a recall for our trio from Mammoth Country

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Not too difficult...not a vast array of possible manufacturers to filter through to come up with the answer.

In the meantime here's a one-spanner degree of difficulty whatsthisthen? Its got the full reg there and without checking I'd say dutch or eastern european....but the burning question .....Does it warrant a place at the Bakelite Museum in Somerset?(the setting for the picture)....is it indeed made out of bakelite?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2016, 09:35

That's a Trabant and made out of a material called 'Duroplast' Neil, a material made from cotton rags soaked in resin allegedly!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Oct 2016, 10:05

CitroJim wrote:That's a Trabant and made out of a material called 'Duroplast' Neil, a material made from cotton rags soaked in resin allegedly!
Excellent work Jim......bit more substantial than elast-o-plast then. Only Trabant I have come across was light blue.
Any ideas on the bike?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2016, 10:20

No, the bike is a mystery to me... Not been into bikes long enough to recognise the oddballs yet Neil!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Oct 2016, 12:04

CitroJim wrote:No, the bike is a mystery to me... Not been into bikes long enough to recognise the oddballs yet Neil!
Nothing I like better than an oddball :!: :-D

I don't have a great knowledge of bikes but the internet sure does, and I also like a bit of clue solving! First thing I noticed was the wheels.....8 "spokes" if my eyes are not deceiving me....must narrow the options down straight away.

Yes they are bike wheels....but not as I know them Jim :-D all mine have had wire spokes. They look like "alloys" or "plastics"....maybe even "carbon fibres"

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Oct 2016, 12:20

Its only a ITERA all plastic bicycle...................

Well done I.N. Ternet :!: :!: :-D

...and as you might expect there is a Wiki page devoted to the "Plastic Bicycle"

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Oct 2016, 00:17

A unique double here...a whatsthisthen? and an AA Box (No.553 in the background (not one of the 19 if thats any help)).

I think there are one or two members of the FCF, who could recognise the car straight away.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by myglaren » 15 Oct 2016, 06:36

Certainly recognise the boot arrangement but putting a name to it is not happening :(