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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 06:35:56 PM »
an ausfahrt

Isn't that what you get when driving a pony and trap?  :P
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 07:36:21 PM »

Thank you Richard no more 'barns' and thank you Isetta Owner for tweeking my picture.

Yes,as Al says  great memories of days gone by.  Polite German lorry drivers in huge vehicles  holding back to allow a stream of microcars across the cobbles of the Hamburg dock area to the Autobahn so that we didn't get separated from our unknown  guide on a Heinkel Scooter.  Then when we returned to Harwich being hassled by impatient English drivers on the roundabout as we came off the ferry!

Great BBQ's provided by Otto for his foreign guests.  Edwin (who spoke no German) sharing jokes the Herr Kleinschnittger (who spoke no English) over beer and beef steaks in the warm May evening. Friendships forged to this day even if its only exchanging Christmas greetings, whilst others have sadly passed away. You young'ns missed a lot. Even that last Story in 2002, Andrew and I were there having flown over without a car, the atmosphere was so very different from the 70/80's, it all seemed much more commercial from our memories of the early days. Jean
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2013, 07:52:37 PM »
There's just no getting away from it - nostalgia aint what it used to be  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 08:20:13 PM »
You would never have got away with a joke like that in the 'good ol days'!!

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 08:50:51 AM »
Mischievious mockery emanating from the microcopc  micronaut - that's from the good old days
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2013, 10:08:49 AM »
My fav on a run is a Bourbon MkD tourer.

Tunnocks, not posh with two Ns?

I fear the commercial side was one thing that helped persuade Otto to knock things on the head. I was guilty of succumbing that last time but the whole ethos was that it was about driving silly little cars to and then from the event if at all possible. 2002 saw a group of wealthy foreign buyers turn up and have a competition to see who could buy up the most cars. It was the day I think I knew that the Microcar thing had changed towards another entity. Perhaps it was like the teenage years, a loss of innocence. I do not say that is a bad thing. Its different and it holds little interest to me. Now where is my Goggo saloon in its school girl uniform?
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 08:39:45 AM »
I guess the ideal one for nibbling whilst driving would be a Biscuiter!

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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2013, 08:52:19 AM »
And I guess any form of cracker would give a link to the (chassis less) Bruetsch's ;)
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 11:38:45 AM »
I'm told Bond Bug drivers prefer a Jaffa cake.

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 07:08:09 PM »
The Tuc cheese foam sandwich of confidant French Fridge rigid structures.

Back to schmitting and it was not unknown to attempt to throw ginger biscuits, or suitable structurally strong but not hard flat sweetmeats through a middle schmitts window to the third waiting pilot on the other side while taking up two lanes of the motorway. Either that or pass a banana to chum only to have the skin returned via when you weren't looking. This is real schmitting where you trust the skills of your oppos. Sadly a rare occasion these days. Indeed just like on a run to Story.
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2013, 06:16:23 PM »
A while ago, when I used to have an Isetta. Guess it was taken in 2002, at the last Stoery meet.
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Re: Story road sign photo's.
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2013, 09:03:34 AM »
Thats a great pic!  It demonstrates the danger of leaving your car parked near Andy Carter, five minutes later a fiberglass one appears! ;D ;D ;D