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Autobianchi van
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:36:36 PM »
Bit astonsihed to see this rusting by the roadside yesterday
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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 07:39:52 PM »
i am too you don't see many of those Rovers around now  :)


i took mikes Autobianchi estate ( same but with windows ) to the last Stoery rally along with Mike (Trojan convertible) and Bob ( schmitt) it went very well AFTER losing all it's injin cooling shrouds on the way there on the M25 in Essex !!
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 07:49:32 PM by richard »
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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 11:03:54 PM »
I remember it well, especially me waiting patiently at the pre arranged meeting place, the little chef on the A12 for you two. Proceeding on my own to the ferry terminal at Harwich wondering what had happen and thinking shall I drive to Stoery on my own? It seems strange now that it was only a few years ago and still none of us had mobile phones to keep in contact with each other.

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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 08:21:29 AM »
Very true Bob - but we found ways of signalling our intentions between cars . Ho ho ho .my first mobile was 2003 and I didn't send a text until 2004 hard to believe it's so recently
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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 09:41:55 AM »
As I recall you and Mike just got there as they were pulling up the gang plank! After that it all went smoothly apart from me running out of petrol on the autobahn and of course the now famous biscuit nibbling incident! :D

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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 09:48:15 AM »
Look forward to another trip abroad with other like minded pals . DWAC ?
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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 01:27:39 PM »
it went very well AFTER losing all it's injin cooling shrouds on the way there on the M25 in Essex !!

There were probably stolen. They don't call Essex 'the Badlands' for nothing you know! :D
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Re: Autobianchi van
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 10:21:18 PM »
Actually they were scatter in a million pieces all over the carriage way! Its amazing the car went on to do the five hundred mile trip with out a cooling shroud! The weather was quite hot in Germany too!