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OK folks - Weymouth is a go!

 

We have the all clear to take part in the Sunday parade with the tanks and 'special' vehicles for those who would like to take part. This is a very special deal and you will be blown away by it. This is thanks to John Ilot from the Dorset MVT who has pulled this off for me - what do you expect - he owns a Mans Truck :coffee: - it is a brotherhood :pfrt:

 

Wewill travel from Maiden Newton at War via Dorchester to Lodmoor country park and meet up with everyone else there and then the parade leaves at 11:00 through the town and then park up. Once the crowds have settled down we would then head back to MNaW - a full day and a wonderful end to the weekend. We will be tight on MV numbers as the council will only allow 87 MV's in the parade - which has been the same every year so those of us who can't fit in with their own MV's I will make sure you squeeze in as foot soldier.

 

They is also talk of a steam train taking the reenactors back from Weymouth to MNaW - that one is thankfully out of my hands!

 

If we pull this off - along with MNaW and Weymouth Veterans weekend then I can safely say that Dorset is the place to be for WW2 history over that weekend and puts it fair and square on the map.

 

So the tankers - let me know if this appeals to you!

 

Kind regards,

 

JB!

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Hey Jack, you dont even have to ask if it appeals to me, you know I am well up for driving the distance on both days. As for the fuel cost, what price do you put on such a chance to drive again on British public roads with armour?

 

Jim.

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Keep me informed, PLEASE.

 

Jack - will you be at Weymouth this year?

 

I do not have a 'Mans Truck', but an 'Officers limousine'. That OK?

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Keep me informed, PLEASE.

 

Jack - will you be at Weymouth this year?

 

I do not have a 'Mans Truck', but an 'Officers limousine'. That OK?

 

Will be there Robert!

 

The Hellcat will be going this year too!

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Hi Jack,

 

So can I put my name down for this one?

 

Picture of re badged Jeep for your inspection.......

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

I have already put you on the list Paul :D

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I'm there with the M8 for sure like jim says here else can u do it

 

Tone what are you doing out of bed already?! And would be nice to have you and the M8 there :D

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Hi Jack ,

Please count me in to Weymouth with the M10 , i think if we are going to transport tanks down to Dorset then a 2 day road run makes more sence .

But to carry on from Jims reply , the fuel for the tanks is the cheap bit , its the track wear thats the expensive bit , about £50 per mile !!, second hand sherman rubber track from America is about 8-10 K per set and Adrian Barrell put new old stock rubber track on his Sherman when he restored it and has done approx 100 miles since and now his track is half worn !! so a 20 - 30 mile road run would cost £1000-£1500 in track wear alone and petrol about £ 160 , could we not use the track costs as matched funding re the Lottery application ??

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is the run into

Weymouth

 

going to have a police escort or do us bikers have an excuse to stop traffic again ??

 

Good question Nigel and I will get clarification from the Inspector but as you guys did such an outstanding job last year - as noted by the Inspector - I can't see any issues with us handling it again.

 

I am kind of thinking that I would like some sort of Police presence way up front of the convoy - just to cover all potential issues.

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Hi Jack ,

Please count me in to Weymouth with the M10 , i think if we are going to transport tanks down to Dorset then a 2 day road run makes more sence .

But to carry on from Jims reply , the fuel for the tanks is the cheap bit , its the track wear thats the expensive bit , about £50 per mile !!, second hand sherman rubber track from America is about 8-10 K per set and Adrian Barrell put new old stock rubber track on his Sherman when he restored it and has done approx 100 miles since and now his track is half worn !! so a 20 - 30 mile road run would cost £1000-£1500 in track wear alone and petrol about £ 160 , could we not use the track costs as matched funding re the Lottery application ??

 

That is a scary figure Adrian - I knew they were high but not to that extent. And that is a good point with regards to match funding and it will be a conversation I will have with them.

 

Keep the ideas and questions and feedback coming.

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Jack,

count me in on the Triumph doing outrider duties again (that is unless I can get the Chevy finished in time!)

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OK folks - Weymouth is a go!

 

We have the all clear to take part in the Sunday parade with the tanks and 'special' vehicles for those who would like to take part. This is a very special deal and you will be blown away by it. This is thanks to John Ilot from the Dorset MVT who has pulled this off for me - what do you expect - he owns a Mans Truck :coffee: - it is a brotherhood :pfrt:

 

Wewill travel from Maiden Newton at War via Dorchester to Lodmoor country park and meet up with everyone else there and then the parade leaves at 11:00 through the town and then park up. Once the crowds have settled down we would then head back to MNaW - a full day and a wonderful end to the weekend. We will be tight on MV numbers as the council will only allow 87 MV's in the parade - which has been the same every year so those of us who can't fit in with their own MV's I will make sure you squeeze in as foot soldier.

 

They is also talk of a steam train taking the reenactors back from Weymouth to MNaW - that one is thankfully out of my hands!

 

If we pull this off - along with MNaW and Weymouth Veterans weekend then I can safely say that Dorset is the place to be for WW2 history over that weekend and puts it fair and square on the map.

 

So the tankers - let me know if this appeals to you!

 

Kind regards,

 

JB!

 

Am I missing something I thought this was 2011 ? or did my resto take longer than I though :nut:

What date is it this year and are there any spaces left ? :undecided: cheers

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unless anything has changed I think you will find the dates are already set as the 23rd and 24th of june 2012,at least I hope thats right otherwise I will get very lonely on the campsite

Nigel

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Jack

 

Thats fantastic news well done matey!!

Please can you count the Bren carrier in again. I am still getting ribbed about my cornering. !! Ha ha!!

If it's half as good as last time I'll still be there and I promise my passengers will be period dressed.

 

Speak soon.

 

Barry

 

P.S How far is Weymouth from MN and how long will that take?

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