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Jonathan Poll

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Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« on: July 13, 2012, 12:11:36 AM »
Hey all,

  Perfect time for adding the "Off Topic" section on this site.

We were recently invited to a Barbecue at a friends, and asked if we could bring our Bentley, becvause they had a friend over who loves old cars, and is currently touring the world in his home built car he made out of scrapyard metal. All the tubes for chassis etc were made with old Bull Bars, kept in there original form, not even bent for the car!

He has been travelling for 5.5 years, he has been through 92 countries. All of his stories are fascinating. From his travels, to his car barnfinds (he discovered a VERY special E-Type, and other cars!).

You can read up more on his website http://www.OurAdventureBug.com/

They came over for dinner tonight, and we took a few pictures next to a couple of our schmitts. He loved our whole collection, and was suprised how much space there is in a Nobel!

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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 09:31:21 AM »
That's a great car, I always like anything hand made, with ingenuity and improvisation over pure styling, will look at the site later, sounds a fascinating person.
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »
That's a great car, I always like anything hand made, with ingenuity and improvisation over pure styling, will look at the site later, sounds a fascinating person.

Yeah, he was telling us stories from when he was arrested from the Talibans, brave enough to escape during the night, to attending a funeral of someone he didnt know!

I had a go next to him in the car, and its great...
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 05:09:58 PM »
always plenty of room in a nobel - no one wants to be seen in one  ;D
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 06:21:38 PM »
Still better than a Gordon  ;D ;D
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 06:46:21 PM »
correct plenty of room in a Gordon - i wonder why ?
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 01:26:07 AM »
correct plenty of room in a Gordon - i wonder why ?

Especially as it was a tonic to drive with a limey.
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 08:22:19 AM »
I'll drink to that!
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 12:19:52 PM »
correct plenty of room in a Gordon - i wonder why ?

Billy no mates cars  ;D
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 10:14:38 PM »
Don't forget that a Gordon was driven from Lands End to John O'Groates in 24 hours in the 1950s.
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 10:26:12 PM »
ah but the worlds a smaller place nowadays ! i dont think it would be possible to do it in so little time nowadays - would it on the original route ?
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 01:18:24 AM »
Don't forget that a Gordon was driven from Lands End to John O'Groates in 24 hours in the 1950s.

Is it still there? Might be another one to find.
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2012, 12:12:41 PM »
no al they did bring it home again !  ;D ;D i met the guy that did it - cross it off your list  :)
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Re: Around the world in a Strange Rover!
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 10:01:04 AM »
no al they did bring it home again !  ;D ;D i met the guy that did it - cross it off your list  :)

Damnation, another cunning plan foiled. Mind you Grant is halfway there to start with.
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