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Stuart Cyphus

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2010, 05:55:39 pm »
 I now anticipate a rush of postings all over the place from the entire forum as everyone attempts to reach 1,000 posts & bag themselves a year's free subscription to Conveyancer.....    ;)


 Just spotted this below. Awwwww   :)  ;D Thank you!  :-*
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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2010, 06:02:25 pm »
Happy 1000th posting Lord Cyphus, heres to the next 1000.  The picture you want so much

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2010, 06:12:07 pm »
 Oooohhhh dear oh dear, it just gets better & better!  :-*  I still think this is one of the more enigmatic bubble photos I've came across. A small car half-hidden in the weed. Slightly battered. Face turned away from the camera, gazing out to somewhere we can't see. Slightly washed out colour grain of the photo. For some reason I always feel it sums up the whole finding & rescuing phase of the 1970s to me. Yes i know I'm weird. The other photo which does it for me in the same way is the famous one of the KR175 on the roof of Tony Marshall's Austin 1300. I'm intending to have both pics framed.....

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 06:16:27 pm »
Correct Stuart, nothing beats fading treasure. Anyone know the name of the English film which had a KR 200 in it, I think it crashes into a quarry. Another one I want to add to my collection!
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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2010, 06:27:21 pm »
And another one to keep the thread going !.  All these nostalgic pics will be available soon to view on the NMCR website once they have been collated and dated in year/venue order.  More are required from the 70s-80s if you happen to have any ?




This is the way Peels should be treated, as crap fibreglass useless cars and not mega valuable art drivel that in now sadly the norm

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 07:42:05 pm »
This is the way Peels should be treated, as crap fibreglass useless cars and not mega valuable art drivel that in now sadly the norm

Steady on dear boy!  But it's great to see them sitting around decaying in days of yore...

Here's my P50 as exhumed after 40 years in a tyre shed.  Note the og Avons.  Also note the yellow has faded to white on the windscreen post.  However take a look at the floor near the handbrake and the door. I see yellow where the fleck has worn off. Or do I? So maybe it was a yellow car from the works?   

Don't matter anyway I want it white!    

Any more pics of old machines as discovered?  
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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2010, 07:52:23 pm »
I knew that would get a responce from Perry.....
Great shot of your P50.  The inside under the stone fleck would normally be bare fibreglass mat as it was the underside of the car that was gel coloured or painted.  That said it could easily have been paint yellow from new to make it more noticed on the busy London roads.  My battleship grey Scootacar Mk111 was paint red by the supplying dealer as the buyer wanted to be noticed by other road users.
Another pic from the archives.  A Tina engined Trident but where and when and who are the dodgy looking blokes lifting it up  ???

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2010, 07:53:51 pm »
Peter Sellers and Kenny Everett?!
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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 08:00:43 pm »
I knew that would get a responce from Perry.....
Great shot of your P50.  The inside under the stone fleck would normally be bare fibreglass mat as it was the underside of the car that was gel coloured or painted.  That said it could easily have been paint yellow from new to make it more noticed on the busy London roads.  My battleship grey Scootacar Mk111 was paint red by the supplying dealer as the buyer wanted to be noticed by other road users.
Another pic from the archives.  A Tina engined Trident but where and when and who are the dodgy looking blokes lifting it up  ???


Is it trying to take off?!  I spy Carter witha big smile on his face!
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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2010, 08:06:23 pm »



 I spy Carter witha big smile on his face!

Having just bought it for £5 in 1977, no wonder he is smiling

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2010, 08:08:21 pm »



 I spy Carter witha big smile on his face!

Having just bought it for £5 in 1977, no wonder he is smiling

That much?  Must have been feeling generous that day..   
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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2010, 08:18:09 pm »
Whats the truth about the Tina powered thing? Did they really make some at the factory or is this a myth?

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2010, 08:39:43 pm »
Anyone know the name of the English film which had a KR 200 in it, I think it crashes into a quarry. Another one I want to add to my collection!
Probably 'side by side', an awful 70s glam rock film that starred KR200 WOU176.  Write in to Rumcars News for further details as Tony Marshall was involved in the film and will be able to tell you much much more. 

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2010, 09:13:03 pm »

Another pic from the archives.  A Tina engined Trident but where and when


 Burford 1979.  ;D  Quite an important year at Burford '79 was. Not only did six Peel's line up, a recold which would not be beaten until the Peel Rally of 2005, but also seven Scootacar's, a turnout which would not be bettered until Cambridge 2008. I've got an idea this was also the year in which the soon-to-be SMCC Astra first put in an apearance too.

 For extra bonus points, & three years free subs to Conveyancer, name the six Peel's in attendance.   8)

 I really must get on & write my next intended work: The Histrory of the National Microcar Rally.....

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Re: One good reason to buy a camper van
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2010, 09:26:47 pm »
It cannot be 1979 Stuart.
It's either 1980 or 1981