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  1. NOBS will be based at St Aubin, but they usually meet up with the Etreham contingent at some point. I cannot make it this year, but hope it all goes well and the Trump visit does not clog things up too much. I remember standing around in the rain in the outskirts of Arromanche, waiting for ages for the Obama motorcade to clear off!
  2. Welcome, Jon! When you are in Normandy, you will likely come across the "NOBS" group of riders, based next to Juno Beach. John Tinley is one of the leading lights in that group and a long time Matchless enthusiast. I think he is still compiling a list of surviving WDG3Ls so will probably be interested in getting your bikes' details to add to that. He does not use this site, but does post on the BSA M20 site which is worth seeking out as it also includes all sorts on other WW2 bikes and their owners, events, buy and sell, etc. Ferg
  3. Currently on Milweb there is a little Austin saloon up for sale. Clearly the owner REALLY hates it............"1939 Austin 8hp, solid little car will make a great staff car. Was restored in the 80s now needs decommissioning. "
  4. Looks interesting! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Series-1-80inch-Land-Rover-armoured-1952-3/382859888688?
  5. Well of course you do have to make a sale at that price!
  6. David, this may not be relevant or possibly overtaken by new regs, but in the past I have had an Armstrong motorcycle (ex BAOR) and a grey import m/c, both with continental dipping headlights, but passed the MoT as they had beam converters (black tape applied to the glass to cut off the wrongly angled dip beam). The MoT certificate made note of the converters.
  7. It has got a price (listed over the photo; I sometimes miss that as well).....£21k!
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Barn-Find-Original-Ww2-British-Army-Willis-Jeep-Dingo-Vehicle-Canvas-Door/303090310642?hash=item4691971df2:g:X-4AAOSwHu9cg6Ok
  9. Ron's advice off another forum! For an M20, but this advice helps..... If you go for the 350-19's which most guys seem too, including me. Have a look at this range from 'Vintage Tyres' https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres/?type=tyres&diameter=59&width=75&search=1 I've heard good reports from guys who have fitted the 'Ensign Universal' for a real block tread look. But I've used the 'Dunlop K70' and the 'Mitas H-02' lots of times with no problems. I am however a cautious rider in the wet! I've found that the K70 on the rear wears a bit to quickly for my liking, and prefer the 'Cheng Shin' which has exactly the same tread pattern. https://www.wheelhousetyres.co.uk/3-50-19-57n-cheng-shin-c180-universal.html Ron
  10. FOUND! Happy ending........the rig was turned back as too heavy! Went back to its starting point. Lesson: stick to tried and tested carriers!
  11. A trailer was used. Possibly the bloke was picked up on a NRC for no tax/MoT and the rig is now in a Police compound. It has been reported to the Police. Fingers crossed.
  12. A photo of the Dodge innquestion. Note name on mudguard and Norwegian style tyres. It is hoped at this stage, this will turn out to be an innocent mixup, but if anyone spots or has any information, please let me know as the new owner is understandably very worried as anyone would be in this situation!
  13. Sorry......original now corrected. Thanks!
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