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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Jul 2015, 17:25

Can I include a replica Fokker Tri-Plane? I was working yesterday, and I saw this weird aeroplane flying over the motorway (sorry, I cannot remember which one). As we got close I saw the reason it looked odd, it was a tri-plane!
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 20 Jul 2015, 17:32

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Can I include a replica Fokker Tri-Plane?
Why not! It's a classic 'plane and we have the precedent of featuring classic railway locomotives in these parts. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. :-D

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Jul 2015, 17:36

CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Can I include a replica Fokker Tri-Plane?
Why not! It's a classic 'plane and we have the precedent of featuring classic railway locomotives in these parts. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. :-D
Next we will be spotting comedic actors. We could (technically) start off with Steve Martin and John Candy!

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by DickieG » 20 Jul 2015, 18:02

How about these two beauties? Both were absolutely mint in the extreme, the attention to detail on both was simply breathtaking, not a spot of dust anywhere including the chassis and the underneath of both trailers, stunning.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 20 Jul 2015, 18:52

Gorgeous 8-) Proper lorries!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2015, 20:18

CitroJim wrote:Gorgeous 8-) Proper lorries!
Yes, a very nice pair of Dunstable's finest! According to Autotrader vehicle check a Bedford 1946 O-Type, and a Bedford 1954 S-Type.
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Can I include a replica Fokker Tri-Plane?
Why not! It's a classic 'plane and we have the precedent of featuring classic railway locomotives in these parts. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. :-D
Next we will be spotting comedic actors. We could (technically) start off with Steve Martin and John Candy!
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Come on a Messerschmitt or a Heinkel might scrape a few points, but surely not an old Fokker :)

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by MikeT » 20 Jul 2015, 21:20

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Quite a long list Mike , the ones in the book are.....Regards Neil
If my arithmetic is accurate (getting less likely nowadays) I clocked a all-up total of 530 points.

If others are interested, I've a couple of videos from this year. First two vids are of the Tractor show at the village festival, followed by WWI replica mono, bi and triplane display earlier this year at Boldre








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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2015, 21:56

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Can I include a replica Fokker Tri-Plane? I was working yesterday, and I saw this weird aeroplane flying over the motorway (sorry, I cannot remember which one). As we got close I saw the reason it looked odd, it was a tri-plane!
Was it this one James?

"Aviation enthusiast Paul Ford has built himself an exact replica of the Red Baron's Fokker triplane. He spent endless hours, and £180,000 on the aircraft - and it's now available for passengers to take part in mock dog-fights. The original Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker, a German World War One fighter plane, was made famous by Manfred Von Richtofen, 'The Red Baron'.

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I think some points for an unusual spot may be warranted, how about achtundzwanzig?

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Jul 2015, 22:23

Well, I wasn't THAT close to it, so I couldn't tell, plus I was also driving on a motorway, so I didn't have time to take in details (apart from it had 3 pairs of wings, that is!).

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2015, 22:46

The WWi dogfight in Mike's video was most likely staged by the The Great War Display Team including

The Sopwith Triplane

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and this Fokker DR1 Triplane

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regards Neil

PS upcoming gigs

July 2015
Folkestone, Kent. War & Peace Revival Festival, 25/26th July, Full Team (Confirmed)
Henlow, Bedfordshire. Families Day. 29th July (Confirmed)

August 2015
East Kirby, Lincolnshire. 1st August. (TBC)
Ibsley, Hampshire. By-gone Days. 2nd August (Confirmed)
Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. 8th August. Full Team (Confirmed)
Herne Bay, Kent. Amy Johnson Memorial Airshow. 15th August, Full Team (Confirmed)
Shoreham, W Sussex. 22nd/23rd August. Full Team (Confirmed)
Dunsfold, Surrey. 29/30th August (TBC)

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2015, 18:44

Down at the retail park on a Monday

In the usual sea of ordinaryness, this caught my attention and bagged me 10 points.

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The curvy outline of the Beetle became world-famous because, wherever it was sold, people found its build-quality and reliability outstanding. It appeared in the late 1930's as a German 'people's car'; the last of over 21 million examples was made in Mexico in 2003. Over that time, its rear-mounted, air-cooled engines ranged from 1.1 to 1.6 litre.
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 21 Jul 2015, 20:25

E-type Jag spotted today...broken down in a cloud of steam just off the A421 coming into MK.

Stopped to offer help and the guy looked at me as though I was some sort of lower life form that had crawled out from under his shoe, and proclaimed that he didn't need assistance from "people like me." Okay then...will keep the bottle of water in my boot to myself, and won't offer to get him to a safer stopping point. My departure might have been a bit sootier than was strictly necessary...

Hope both his cylinder heads are cracked.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 Jul 2015, 20:44

ask Healey owners about Jaaaag owners........lol all the rude jokes you can think of and normally based on a form of what used to be regarded as "self abuse"
what a dick

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by daviemck2006 » 21 Jul 2015, 21:29

Snooty git of a jaaaagwar owner. For all he knew you could have been a master mechanic employed by jaaaagwar helping your eccentric uncle with his silly french thing hahahaha
I hope both his heads are cracked, his radiator burst and his big ends gone[emoji13] [emoji23] [emoji23]

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2015, 22:36

Zelandeth wrote:E-type Jag spotted today...broken down in a cloud of steam just off the A421 coming into MK.

Stopped to offer help and the guy looked at me as though I was some sort of lower life form that had crawled out from under his shoe, and proclaimed that he didn't need assistance from "people like me."
Unbelievable! Unfortunately I don't think there's any cure for what that guy has got. He could try an A-Hole transplant, but I'm afraid that the A-hole would probably reject him :)

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