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    Well it was over 100 miles for me. I had booked the Shorland in but with heavy rain forecast (that never happened) I thought better of it & took the boring stuff.

    As it was it took 5 hours, of which one hour was spent travelling 3 miles to get past Salisbury.

    The highlight for me (yes apart from seeing the weazles & that lot) was when this turned up on Sunday for a few hours. No guns or flags here, a few minor concessions to modernity but pretty original. Particularly when you consider that in 1965 this was re-bodied with a car & used for stock car/banger racing. It is a tribute to the vehicle's design that it withstood all that nonsense & was rebuilt by the present owner from another Humber. I just wonder if any other vehicle, of any type, survived banger racing to be rescued & restored to its original configuration?



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    What a good weekend. Well done to Paul and team they even organised good weather. A total of 340 miles. Nice to meet Simon Stolly for the first time Thanks for the beer.
    Stopped at Pease Pottage Services for a breather and a cool off met Lauren Child
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    A cracking weekend. There were a few odd individuals there though:



    Lots of interesting vehicles there as well:



    What is this one. Something russian masquarading as German:















    This is a directors trailer. Cant think of any others i have seen in the UK.


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    Here are a few other interesting things.




















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    Looks a good show...



    Quote Originally Posted by Great War truck View Post
    This is a directors trailer. Cant think of any others i have seen in the UK.
    I know where there's a restoration project for sale..
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    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great War truck View Post

    Lots of interesting vehicles there as well:

    This is a directors trailer. Cant think of any others i have seen in the UK.

    Hi
    Rex Cadman has one for sale at the war and peace show page Price: 2500
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    I heard something on the Radio 2 6pm news tonight about a WWII re-enactor at a show at Evesham who was very badly burned when a grenade exploded in his hand?

    Anyone know anything about this story and/or who is was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M5Clive View Post
    I heard something on the Radio 2 6pm news tonight about a WWII re-enactor at a show at Evesham who was very badly burned when a grenade exploded in his hand?

    Anyone know anything about this story and/or who is was?
    From what I've been told by someone who took part in the battle, the guy was removing a pyro that had failed to go off, you can only put that down to bad practice & inadequate training.. the power source should always be removed from a pyro & the ends shorted out before you go anywhere near the the pyrotechnic... no excuse for not observing that one.. the only guy that should remove missfires is the guy who set them, so I take it it was he that got injured... maybe Paul can give you a bit more info... hope HSE don't show too much interest..
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