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Road Legal Bamby needed
« on: November 03, 2009, 04:52:43 PM »
I have received this email from Oisin Tymon of Top Gear and wonder if anyone would be prepared to help?

I am developing another film, which is for the current series of Top Gear and would be interested in possibly getting hold of a Bamby. Do you know if any of your members have a road-legal Bamby? We would like to borrow one of the cars to shoot an interesting film with our presenter James May.

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 06:41:23 PM »
Oh dear here we go again, what next a £40,000 Bamby  ;D

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 07:35:42 PM »
I don't have my road legal Bamby anymore but if I did I wouldn't let the three stooges anywhere near it!

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 07:57:11 PM »
Oh dear here we go again, what next a £40,000 Bamby  ;D

well, obviously if Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear says it, it must be true!
Unfortunately it looks like it will be appearing with James May, so that may bring the value down some. :-\

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 08:38:35 AM »
I have much greater respect for JM, he has a wide range of interests and appreciation well beyond Porscherarijaguamborghini. For a while he was the underdog on TG but has now made all sorts of programs on a variety of subjects, and he actually likes classic cars.
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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 11:27:39 AM »
I tend to agree Marcus, he is the only one who isn't a complete imbecile! Even so, a Bamby on loan to that team is still likely to be crashed around corridors, blown up from underneath by a remote controlled car, dropped from a crane onto a caravan, or worst. :D :D

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 02:45:45 PM »
perhaps someone should simply contact them and ask them if the car will be a reference or "background" vehicle or if they intend to drive it.

I suspect they want it simply as a something to pan the camera over to.
Remember the Eastern Bloc cars episode where they showed a Velorex?  It just sat there while JC insulted it.

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 03:26:36 PM »
Its academic anyhow because I doubt there are any road legal ones. If there are there shouldnt be unless grossly modifed! They were death traps. Dispite this I still have a soft spot for them. Cute!

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 05:01:49 PM »
I can take it that no one can help then!   Jean
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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009, 05:15:33 PM »
I I doubt there are any road legal ones.

 There is indeed at least one road-legal Bamby out there right now! It lurks in Surrey & I know becuse I attempted to buy it earlier in the year. Alas, Artura (arthur Bonhurt, he of the Thiland connection) had got there before me with a truly silly offer of almost-Peel-like proportions (and I thought my offer was going it a bit for a Bamby) The owners turned down both offers.

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 05:29:16 PM »
How about yours Jean? Or is it for static display only. I suppose being an early one it's even less likely to survive the TG treatment.
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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2009, 10:43:45 AM »
Bob, Sadly my is not road legal for various reasons but mainly the breaking system needs attention.
Stuart, Do you have an email address for the the gentleman in Surrey?
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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009, 12:52:12 PM »
Hi Jean. I know. I think it was Blob that suggested your.

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009, 08:43:12 PM »
As top gear have just destroyed 30 Reliants for their mph live show i certainly wouldnt want to help them if i owned a bamby >:(

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Re: Road Legal Bamby needed
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 11:24:45 PM »
As top gear have just destroyed 30 Reliants for their mph live show i certainly wouldnt want to help them if i owned a bamby >:(

I totally agree with you Dan. For sure !!!