A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 17 Mar 2019, 23:24

Odd to see the Commer looking positively modern in the company its keeping ! CA Conversion is downright ugly too, surprising really, always thought the CA kinda cute.

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Post by van ordinaire » 19 Mar 2019, 23:29

Zelandeth wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 02:04
It's funny how you start noticing older campers much more once you have one - and that the drivers do generally wave to you on the road. VW camper drivers seem to be the exception...I get the impression that if it doesn't have a VW badge on they refuse to acknowledge the presence of it on the road.

That's because they have VW's not campers - in the same way (although the exact opposite), as I've mentioned before, that Roamahomers don't acknowledge, if they even recognise, C15's.

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by xantia_v6 » 15 Apr 2019, 01:56

From the producers of Project Binky (mentioned on this site a few months ago), comes "The Escargot", which although (misleadingly) not French, may be of interest to those who frequent this topic.


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Post by van ordinaire » 18 Apr 2019, 23:02

I quite enjoyed that (although not fully understanding their design philosophy) - so how/where do I find Pt2 et seq?

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Post by xantia_v6 » 19 Apr 2019, 01:37

They have not done part 2 yet. Check back in a few weeks, although it is not clear how they will multi- task between that and their other project (Binky) which must still have a few months to run.

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by bobins » 19 Apr 2019, 09:28

xantia_v6 wrote:
19 Apr 2019, 01:37
They have not done part 2 yet. Check back in a few weeks, although it is not clear how they will multi- task between that and their other project (Binky) which must still have a few months to run.



Who are you trying to kid ? By the time they get Binky on the road, private ownership of cars will have been banned :rofl2: Wars have been started, fought, and ended in less time than it's taken to put Binky together :lol:

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Apr 2019, 07:50

At its simplest, there is the car designed for a nap, or maybe the odd overnighter on the road...
Peugeot 403 from the 1950's even put their "couchettes" in the brochure :-D

brochure at curbsideclassic.com

And in a clever move, it allows the front seat passenger to enjoy their couchette, while the driver remains bolt upright for a bit of overnight driving.
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more 403 here viewtopic.php?f=2&p=607119&sid=a0dfa82b ... 7a#p607114

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Post by bobins » 12 Jun 2019, 19:46

xantia_v6 wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 01:56
From the producers of Project Binky (mentioned on this site a few months ago), comes "The Escargot", which although (misleadingly) not French, may be of interest to those who frequent this topic.



For those that enjoyed episode 1, we now have episode 2 - the engine removal :-D


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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jun 2019, 21:51

Hawick Morrisons :-D

Interesting/Unusual well the coulour is, and is the reg a bit new for a T2 Bay Camper? Have to look it up.
Could be a Brazilian of course.
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Jun 2019, 18:24

There are a lot of very new very expensive camper vans, sat on driveways doing nothing, most of the time.

Had a chat with the owners of this one. By no means new, not exactly concours d'elegance, but well used.

On a little tour round the country starting off from their home at Crosby nr Liverpool.
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I think I have seen one of these in the pages of our very own French Car Forum!

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Post by van ordinaire » 17 Jul 2019, 20:50

Ye gods & little fishes, have I realy been away that long? Anyway that's a "Flying Pig" i.e. a MkIV (I test drove one once it was ENORMOUS fun on my local narrow, twisty, hilly lanes!) The one before - MkIII (yes, really) (had 2 of those, at the same time) is probably the one most associated with Z Cars, but when the series started they employed the still current MkII's.

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Post by bobins » 21 Jul 2019, 13:20

From the Amberley museum classic car show.
http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/2019-events
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Fiat 900T ext - own work
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Fiat 900T front - own work
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Fiat 900T - int - own work
Mmmmm! Plastic, tartan, and Formica - what a gorgeous combination :-D
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Fiat 900T history - own work
And something a bit older, an A60 Suntor conversion....
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A60 int - own work

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2019, 18:21

Ah...formica....the smell of boyhood trips down to Tynemouth, there was/is a factory down the coast road!

Excellent stuff Bobins esp the little FIAT

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by white exec » 21 Jul 2019, 18:50

And the A60 Suntor complete with tartan rug, umbrella and panama hat!

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Post by bobins » 21 Jul 2019, 18:58

A bit more tartan from this one. You get 10 points and a family sized tube of Smarties* if you can guess the car this is sitting in :-D

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Tartan seat - own work