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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by myglaren » 21 Jul 2019, 19:53

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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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There was one in Hexham too, regularly caught fire :)

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2019, 21:56

bobins wrote:
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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

*- Terms and conditions apply :wink:

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Well I know the TR7 had a dabble in tartan, and I did see a special edition Citroen Visa which had the Tartan too, but I'll have a paddle around and come up with something better.

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Post by bobins » 21 Jul 2019, 22:04

One of those answers has earned you a family sized tube of Smarties :-D

You can claim your Smarties subject to the terms and conditions - which stipulate that they must be collected from here by you within the next 24 hours. You better get on your bike :lol:

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2019, 22:23

bobins wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 22:04
You can claim your Smarties subject to the terms and conditions - which stipulate that they must be collected from here by you within the next 24 hours. You better get on your bike :lol:


Well I would walk 457 miles
and I would walk 457 more
to be the man who walked 914 miles
to collect a family pack of smarties.....

but only if it was in a large and recyclable cardboard tube!

not this plastic bag thing!

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by bobins » 21 Jul 2019, 22:28

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 21:56


Well I know the TR7 had a dabble in tartan.....

Regards Neil


They also had a dabble in Denim :shock: See my post here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52801&start=2130#p614122
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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by Gibbo2286 » 22 Jul 2019, 09:00

bobins wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 22:28
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 21:56


Well I know the TR7 had a dabble in tartan.....

Regards Neil


They also had a dabble in Denim :shock: See my post here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52801&start=2130#p614122
:-D


Jeans was in the Genes in those days. :)

That A60 above, are you sure? I thought it was an A55 but I am aging a bit now.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jul 2019, 09:25

I have a feeling that your tartan pic could well have come from this particular manifestation of the TR7
from this really excellent article on the TR7 at curbsideclassic.com

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I did like this topical old advert
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Post by bobins » 22 Jul 2019, 11:31

Gibbo2286 wrote:
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That A60 above, are you sure? I thought it was an A55 but I am aging a bit now.


I'm only going on what the programme said, and I'd assume that's copied from the entry form ?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jul 2019, 16:16

Its lovely but its a pretty old-fashioned looking crate for 1970. I mean concorde had made its first flight and the yanks had been to the moon! Reg details describe it as a Morris Half-ton, and it has a 1622 engine which would put it in the A60 category. By the time 1970 arrived they must have just cobbled together what they could from their stock of old parts, called it any old thing, and attempted to get rid of a few a 1950's looking vans.

Saying that as I said at the top...its lovely!

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by van ordinaire » 24 Jul 2019, 00:13

I think that there were only Farina A60's, in fact I'm not sure that, although there were pre-Farina A55's, the commercial variants (Austin AND Morris) carried that model designation & weren't simply "1/2-tons"

A truly weird (even by Citroen standards) camper at the French 100th bash: imagine a caravan on a DS19 chassis cab - if you will/can/dare.
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2019, 08:36

van ordinaire wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 00:13
A truly weird (even by Citroen standards) camper at the French 100th bash: imagine a caravan on a DS chassis cab - if you will/can/dare.

Here's an image list of a few examples

Looking down the image list of an earlier search for "DS Campers" after it runs out of Citroen DS campers, I came across a 1972 Hanomag Henschel F35N Camper which caught my eye.
First appearance on the thread I think, definitely in the interesting category for me if slightly odd, and the base buses look good too...
1972 Hanomag Henschel F35N Camper
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1973 Hanomag-Henschel F20
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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by Gibbo2286 » 24 Jul 2019, 11:09

A very old company Neil and still going, here's a few of their products, I like the 'army bread' model :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanomag#/ ... rmany.jpg

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2019, 11:46

Gibbo2286 wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 11:09
I like the 'army bread' model :)


Can't find a close up of the actual Kommissbrot but this German field Bakery has quite a few loaves fresh out the oven...from https://ww1photographs.wordpress.com/tag/bread/

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Aug 2019, 08:44

Bargain of the week? All a matter of opinion, it was in nice condition. The VW camper in all its forms has achieved a certain "Status", and I would have one, but in my view usually/always overpriced, and an ill-founded impression of reliability.
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and here is an early "bay" on the road, or in the car park anyway...
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A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Aug 2019, 09:30

North American Indian Special. The Pickled Egg Jukebox obviously has to come up with some related tracks. Pop over and put your selections in.

A Cherokee, an Apache and a confused Navajo Apache.

I do believe there is a Sioux version too!
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Spotted a Cherokee today
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