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« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2008, 08:11:19 PM »
My angle is thus.  All cars are exported,sold or whatever new.  Fine. KR's came to the UK etc etc.  I heard that you were slung out the Schmitt club in the 70's if you sold to a German (urban myth?) . So it's been an emotive issue..

Peels were only sold on the IoM and GB. Bar a few that escaped. USA,Canada for evaluation etc...

It's a shame however to see them exported after residing here for so long. Now that Peels are very good news I fear should a Peel be marketed on the world stage it will probably go abroad. I say "probably".   The good thing is there's all but zero supply of Peels.   Owners generally like them more than their value.

Now it's common knowledge that most Manx Peels were plundered since the 60's.   I was talking to a bloke who works in Douglas in my line of work.  I mentioned how I liked the island etc. And my enthusiasm for the micros. He said he was well aware of the micros. But they had ALL GONE.   He wasn't best pleased.  It's a shame. Like the rainforests are dissapearing etc.  No-one does anything and shrugs their shoulders.

It's a freetrading world. Sell to who you like.  But it's in my opinion a shame.   

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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2008, 08:15:57 PM »
Hi Guys

Has anybody discovered if the car museum in Tie Land has a web site?

When I win the lottery and go on my around the world trip it would be well worth a visit, if it exists.

There are so many excellent car museums in the world and it is good to see old vehicles, that you normally only get to see in books, in the flesh. Yes it would be even better to drive them. But seeing them in a collection is definitely better than having them hidden away by Eccentric collectors. ( does that sound familiar)

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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2008, 09:45:57 PM »
http://www.artura.de/pageID_979051.html This link takes you to the museum, click right (weiter), to show the extent of the collection, though it isn't limited to just micros as can be seen in these clips:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yHqFN5hwkLg
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JAUV_h5nj-U

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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2008, 10:01:34 PM »
 Ooh look, a Mini-Comtesse on the second-from-last page!   :)

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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2008, 10:27:27 PM »
How do you find these clips etc. Mike?  A few years ago I saw a Pathe News video showing an Earls Court motorcycle show circa 1954/55. It showed an NSU Quickly moped, Vincent motorcycle and a GORDON threewheeler being driven down an unmade bumpy road. Can't seem to find it anywhere now. Rob.D.

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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2008, 10:17:27 AM »
Dear Blob

Thank you for finding the two amazing video clips of the microcars in the Jesada Technik Museum. They seem to have more microcars than I could find in all the French Museums I visited this summer. Looks like it is well worth a visit on a world trip.

I was not able to determine the link between the Video clips and the web site as the web site was in German and seemed to show a German collection. Having said that one or two of the vehicles look to be in the Video clips.

Has anybody been to the Jesada Technic Museum?

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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2008, 11:08:30 AM »
Hi Chris, the German website's Artur Bohnerts and the images are from the museum in Thailand. Rob really it's luck, I've found most of the footage from motor shows but I'm still looking for any Gordon ones, on the Pathe site footage is never under the term microcar, I just search for obscure things like 'Frankfurt' or 'Paris traffic' and then only look at clips that are from the 50's.

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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2008, 11:58:09 AM »
Dear Blob

If I remember correctly Artur Bohnerts is the man showing the oriental presenter (young femail interest to generate contrast between old and new, oriental and european) around the museum. So does he own the museum and who is he?

Can anybody tell me as I am thick ( unable to read German)?

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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2008, 09:35:44 AM »
Hi

More info on the museum

The phelang speaks good Thai :-

http://www.thailandtraveltours.com/news/5-jesada-technik-museum-nakhon-pathon.htm

Museum has lots of stuff, even a submarine soon.

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« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2008, 12:33:14 PM »
Just found out, not less than 8 cars are going to Thailand, as, there is another microcar museum.
Folks, we should keep our cars in our hands !!!!

There would seem to have been a number of your who were lucky enough to get to the Auction, could anyone help with information as to the new owners of the more unusual cars.  It would be nice to be able to make contact with them and bring them into the fold.  Three of the vehicles Lot 1 Bamby, Lot 23 Nobel and Lot 30 are already on the Register so obviously I am extremely interested to know their new owners.  If you managed to acquire anything unusual from there please make contact.  Jean
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« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2008, 06:24:19 AM »
Artur Bohnert bought 4 vehicles via his German ebay a/c in my first http://BuyVintage.co.uk auction in March 2008.

Despite several letters saying he would come and collect and pay he never turned up and in the end we had to give up and resell them.

I think 'Artur Bohnert' is actually from Thailand and using this German name.

Hello
   I will move the car to Germany, and then move to microcar museum in Thailand. Now we have about 200 micro cars. But now I am in Thailand. I will fly to Germany in next 2 weeks. Then I will go to see you for collect the car.
Now we suucess with e-bay, so you shoudn't sell to someone else. And I already order container for shipping to Thailand.
Anyway could you please give me your address and number telephone to me? I would like give money cash. I hope you understand me. In Thailand, we don't have this car. We would like to show English micro car. Please help me..
Best regard
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