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  1. James Shopland

    Dig for Victory Show

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    Now in it's 5th year, the Dig for Victory Show welcomes vehicle owners of all ages and types. Renowned for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the show is unique in that it takes visitors along a timeline of history, back to the 1940's giving a place for everyone. If you fancy a few days in the beautiful West Country, excellent company, great music and good cider - the Dig for Victory how is just for you. All forms, details etc. are available online via the web site: www.digforvictoryshow.com
  2. All are cordially invited to attend this show at a new venue just 1 mile off the A55 at Caerwys North Wales. This show used to be Held at Bodelwyddan Castle with a large military attendance but had sadly declined of recent times. The show is now being revived by a new committee at the farm where the North Wales Military Vehicle show used to be held, more details on the clubs facebook page or phone the chairman (Maredudd Davies) 07921719084
  3. As well as a Military Vehicle Collector I’m also a Volunteer Fireman on the West Somerset Railway in Somerset. I’ve been asked by the West Somerset Railway Gala Team to help organise a military freight train loaded with WW2 vehicles and a static display of military vehicles, displays and reenactors at Bishops Lydeard station as a part of their usual Spring Gala on 22-25th March 2018. The WSR will have an American S160 2-8-0 freight loco available to pull the train, these engines were made in the USA and shipped to England and Europe as a part of the war effort in the run up to and after D-Day. Many operated in the UK during 1944-45 including from Taunton shed. As there was a big military base on North Hill in Minehead a military train hauled by this type of loco taking vehicles down the branch is something the WSR wants to recreate as a part of its larger Spring Gala. The WSR also has enough genuine war department wagons to make a train including flat wagons for vehicles, open wagons for kit, closed wagons and brake vans to ride in. Therefore the plan is to have a totally authentic military train loaded with WW2 vehicles running over the line, plus a display of static vehicles and displays at Bishops Lydeard next to the station platforms. It’s in planning currently and I have some details to thrash out so is all subject to confirmation which I will give as soon as I can so I just need to know who is interested at the moment. No commitment of course and as always you can just turn up to be a part of the display as you wish. However I do need to be a bit more organised for the vehicles on the train and reenactors or uniformed owners to man it, as the plan is to allow you to ride on the military train in brake vans plus some will hopefully be able to get a trip on loco footplates over the line as well. Therefore could you contact me if you would like to: 1. Have your vehicle on the train (up to GMC sized WW2 vehicles). 2. Ride in the Brake vans on the train over the line (20 miles each way) and help ‘guard’ it when it sits in the stations ( In British, American, Home Guard, uniforms for this) and talk to the public. 3. Just come along to Bishops Lydeard with a vehicle or display or re-enactment (not just WW2). British, American, Home Guard & Civilian only please. No Germans or Axis. I plan to try and arrange some footplate passes to ride over the line on the locomotives (others will be running as well over the gala) and to have some free tickets to travel on the normal passenger trains that will be running for those in uniform or civilian period dress who bring a vehicle or display in addition to being able to ride on the freight train itself. Could you please drop me a line on andyfnorman@yahoo.co.uk or ring me on 07590 487885 or of course reply on here. I have a meeting on the 5th Jan so if anybody is interested if you could come back to me by then that would be great, that’s not of course a deadline in anyway it would just help me to know some reaction when I’m talking to people then.
  4. I’d value people’s views but it seems that the bubble regarding vehicle prices is about to or has burst having just seen yet another auction result (on here) for a Jeep set at £11-13k guide price (usually on the low side) but sold for £10k. As a long term collector I like many others have seen prices soar to a point of being only now open to a rich few, jeeps at this value are manageable and not likely to drop much due to the size/fun/practically of them but prices have clearly settled from last year, its mainly slightly rarer vehicles, bigger and more impractical vehicles which have traditionally been advertised a few thousand more than the last one every time one goes on the market until they are £20-30-40 or 50k plus that appear to be stagnating. I’ve been tracking a number of vehicles in the last year or so now here, in a number of other places including eBay (once you take out the scam ads !!!) and auctions and currently I have seen an increasing number of higher priced vehicles doing the rounds but not selling with some bids which to me seem reasonable and even higher than previous others have sold for but still £10k or more short of reserve. My view is I’m a buyer of vehicles as a collector who has space to house them and a little cash but not at some of the price levels people are asking. Of course last year saw the mega rich with bottomless pockets buy Jeeps at £70-80k on occasions but these were exceptions to the norm and in the same auction a Sherman failed to get reserve. Currently there are 3 vehicles on the market I would buy for my own use at this moment in time which it wouldn’t be fair to name on here but I would buy and pay cash for today but I’m not so desperate I would pay the asking price so I don’t even make the phone call and there must be many people like me out there who like me would push the boat out a bit but not go crazy. I think the number of buyers who have large amounts of cash and want a particular vehicle is diminishing, low interest rates have been around for a long time now so the people who bought a vehicle because their money isn’t earning interest and it’s an investment have spent up, vehicle owners are generally getting older so the numbers of vehicles coming onto the market is increasing and will increase greatly in the next 10 years when the family sell them off as they go to a better place (if I’ve just put you into that category, sorry !!) and we are in uncertain times so there is less money for luxuries. The market in classic cars, tractors and lorries has already reduced and suffered the same as the ‘investors’ leave the market due to diminishing returns. What’s your view ? Or am I wrong and do people see the first BSA M20 hitting £10k and a Bren Gun Carrier hitting £50k and actually selling for that in the not too distant future ?
  5. Back for the third year with even more going on than last year. The event is open to all military vehicles and camping is available to military vehicle owners. There will be a large trading market, military/classic vehicles, tea dances, outdoor concerts with Lola Lamour/ Katie Lancaster etc.. vehicle parades, NFS/AFS air raid on the Golf hotel(lots of pyro's, fake blood casualties and wartime fire engines), two areas for re-enactors one of them being wooded, Arnhem memorial parade, vintage bus rides. The whole village(small town) takes part, BBMF flypasts and much more..... contact Stuart: stupot667@talktalk.net or 01526 353215 or visit www.woodhall-spa-40s-festival.com Some interesting ww2 vehicles both armoured and soft skin are coming.
  6. Hello everybody.This is HMVF Member,OSHKOSH,introducing myself to members of the HMVF:-D I actually joined the HISTORIC MILITARY VEHICLES FORUM on Thursday,17th February,2011,and have been reading it on and off ever since:-D Anyway,I'm a Motor Vehicle Enthusiast very interested in motor vehicles of all kinds and types:Motorcycles,motorcars,lorries,motorcoaches,fairground vehicles,buses,military vehicles,traction engines,steam lorries,etc.......and since the military operate a wide variety of different motor vehicle types,the HMVF is just up my street:-D Although,for reasons of time and expense,I manly concentrate on the heavy stuff:Lorries.motorcoaches ,softskin military vehicles,buses,fairground vehicles,etc.Anyway,I hope to write several posts on this forum:-D Edit:More information:I forgot to say that I am also a Radio Enthusiast,in to radio history,shortwave radio,Amateur Radio (as a SWL = Short Wave Listener),military radio,etc. And I also love music of all kinds from classical to the latest music,including,of course,Jazz and music of the Big Bands such as Glenn Miller,Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw - very appropriate when you are in to World War Two military vehicles,aeroplanes,etc,etc!:-D Come on with The Andrews Sisters as well!:-D OSHKOSH. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE:- Renault Clio France Vs Britain Twice The Va Va Voom - Classy,clever,sexy,funny,full length version of the very stylish and entertaining TV Ad',with great and appropriate music.2005.Now superseded.YOUTUBE.
  7. Hello everyone, I work for a news agency in Birmingham called Caters (catersnews.com). We're currently looking for anyone from the UK who owns a large military vehicle and uses it on a daily basis to for menial day to day things like an outing to the shops or picking the kids up from school for a story for the UK national press. I hope you dont mind me posting here as there is no other forum i can find which has access to a wealth of military vehicle enthusiasts. If anyone could point me in the right direction of a thread to post in i would be eternally grateful. Just to be clear as well this is not spam. Thanks in advance.
  8. Good afternoon to you all I have been advised by a current member of HMVF (Tony Pearson) that it would be a good idea to join the forum and introduce myself. My name is Andy Sutherland and we have recently bought a house in Normandy. Some of you may know it already, Ivy House situated directly behind Utah Beach. Ivy House is only five minutes walk from Utah Beach and we offer self catering accommodation and bed & breakfast accommodation. We bought the house and business from Steve and Sarah Lee in September 2010. I am English and I am married to a French woman. We have three (almost four) children and we decided to up sticks and live in Normandy. My wife found it hard to settle in England and I promised her that we would move back to France one day. That day came and now we find ourselves in Normandy. I am not a reenactor or military vehicle owner; however, I am very much interested in the history of the war. I am in awe of the work and commitment that re-enactors and vehicle owners put in and we would love to welcome you to our new home. Whilst this may sound like a cheap plug for our business, we see it slightly different. We want to do our bit to keep the memory alive of what happened in this area all those years ago. That is why we actively encourage people from this scene to visit our home. We would like to offer any re-enactors or vehicle owners a 10% discount on our prices. I would also like to share a few beers and listen to your stories! If you would like to stay at our new home, then please do not hesitate in contacting us. We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Regards, Andy and Emma Sutherland http://www.utahbeachnormandy.com
  9. The Northern Military Expo is back for a second year again being held at Newark County Showground on Sunday 6th November 2011. Doors will open to the public at 09:00 until 16:00 With up to 200 trade stalls we are hoping to grow on the success of last years show and take that through to our TWO 2012 Show's. NEW in 2011, Autojumble immediately outside the show building for those who have bits and pieces they want to sell and don't want to stretch to a trade stall in the main hall. The choice of location is perfect. All the facilities we need in one place and all in doors. The George Stephenson Hall at Newark County Showground has been built in the last few years with just this type of event in mind. With both a bistro cafe and toilets in doors its ideal for this type of show. After successful sales last year we will again be setting a side an area on the day for those visitors and traders who wish to display and sell vehicles, this will be immediately outside the main entrance. Meaning anyone entering the event will need to walk passed this area and in turn any vehicles which are on show. Classic Cars or Military are welcome and pitches are only £10 each. For more information please feel free to contact us or join our mailing list via the website.
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