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  1. Every time one of your interesting and well documented restoration epics nears it's end, we all start to feel a little bit despondent. Then before we know it off you go again, the Gosling gestalt relentlessly getting stuck into another one, and the new years off to a cracking good start! Thanks chaps for all the knowledge you share and good luck with the Peerless. Happy New Year. Bernard
  2. My thinking is that your enjoyment of any show is mostly down to your own attitude, go looking for perfection with pre-conceived prejudices and you're sure to be disappointed. I have no interest in toilets or food and beer prices at shows because I take my own, I very rarely buy from the stalls, I had no problems with staff at all. I feel no need to analyse or question the owners actions, I live in the moment. I had seven busy days there and I had a great time every minute of that time, meeting many old friends and making new ones, driving around in my own vehicle and others as is only really possible at W&PR. I put a walk talkie in my exhibit so that I could interact with MOPs from a shady spot some way off, which was properly hilarious, I kept it up till I succumbed to witty banter overload. I went in the arena three times (why so few people partake in showing their vehicles in the arena is always a puzzle to me) and went on a couple of convoys, even went out on the road to the garage for petrol on the Cent ARVE ! And loads of other stuff. I thought the Spitfire bar and stage was a great improvement this time. Roll on next year! Bernard
  3. Hard decision the make when it's been so long Cliv, had the same when I sold Forceful, but at least I knew he was going to a good home, the upside is all that blimmin' tapping on the side is behind you now..... Bernard
  4. Hi Steve, they mostly all seem to be there for me, just a few ex members ones missing. Are you looking in the right place? The gallery is separate from this index: http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/5202-scammell-explorer-gallery/ Bernard
  5. Excellent! Free drinks will certainly attract the next generation, I'll have a pint of Spitfire please, with a whiskey chaser.... Cheers 🍺πŸ₯ƒ
  6. Sign of the times methinks. This used to be the place to visit for Scammell info, but almost all the Scammell owners that used to post or visit here now use private Facebook groups, there are at least three groups. As a repository for info FB is no substitute for a well run forum, so we're loosing books, DVDs, old photos, forum threads, and no one under 30 talks to each other in words longer than two sylables anymore. We're doomed, doomed I say!
  7. Since I sold Forceful I do mostly mixed shows with Rugged and car shows with my '28 Chevy. W&P is the only military event I go to now, only missed 3 and I always have a great week, don't get bogged down with the politics and as I have a loo in my camper van never had a reason to complain, it is what it is. The Rugged One should be fully road legal soon, but will I have the fortitude to drive him all the way? 😰 Bernard
  8. Was talking to a couple of ex MV owners at a car show the other week who said much the same thing, not only abut HMVF but the scene in general seems to have peaked and be somewhat on the decline...
  9. Nice find Olaf, the mud surfing handles at the rear end indicate a high grin factor, English weather permitting!
  10. Nothing at all on this site lately, has the fun gone out of it? Is any one else going? If not why not? Just asking, wouldn't like to be the only one going.... Bernard
  11. But one day ,the ants might come after you Mike, forwarded is forearmed !
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  13. Don't miss this bit either folks. ο‚·" in respect of vehicles that have been commercial vehicles, changes which can be demonstrated were being made when they were used commercially." These two point should be ample grounds for them accepting any diesel conversion, especially a Cummins that fits the space without any other alterations, and preserves the look, shouldn't they? Don't overthink this, they have given modified car owners plenty of wriggle room with this new definition, because the 15% part was a bit silly, and a lot get there cars tested anyway, but a test for Scammells and the like is a bit more problematic than for a car. If you declare a modification you will have to get a test, but don't phone them and ask, as I see it if you think you're within the rules just don't declare and carry on as usual. PS. the main reason for all this may be just a way of getting wildly modified vehicles to be seen by testers, who will have to tick a box on their screen to stay the vehicle matches the details in the V5c, if not then the vehicle will warrant further inspection by VOSA.
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