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5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« on: April 01, 2011, 08:23:33 PM »
back in my old photo box.

my first ever bubble meet was the heinkel/ trojan agm at crick, northampton in maybe 1987 . i attended because i had only just found out that the company who made the families Trobike also made "bubblecars" - what on earth were they ? one  of the first i saw was crammed with 5 occupants - having driven there (probably not very far !!). i never met him again . he looks like georges neighbour in george and mildred . big al was also there but in a schmitt also peter green in a trojan . i first met g-o-g-g-o that day but it was just after his stroke and he was bubble less.
a pic here of the family warren circa 1965 on the trobike ( which i still have)  the annual trip to wallasey military tattoo to see the white helmets  army motorcycle team fresh in our minds .
how on earth did the bike survive such treatment and can anyone beat 4 on a trobike - or 5 in a treinkel for that matter
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 08:35:34 PM »
Great pics, very evocative. On you tube there is a video of a lot of people getting out of a Heinkel or Trojan, possibly 5 or 6, but mostly small children. I did get 9 in my Mini Clubman Estate with the back seat down and everyone piled in on top of each other for a race on the empty roads of far western County Cork. $ is my max in my Trojan, nephew and nice in back, but they both already a lot taller than me!
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 08:44:33 PM »
eh marcus ? what was nice in the back you never said .

i mentioned white helmets army display team . we have cine-  now thats evocative . very throaty triumph twins jumping through fire and riding with bikes piled high with displaying army members . whilst on the subject of displaying members , youtube purple helmets motorcycle display team . GREAT STUFF
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 09:13:56 PM »
Ooops, I meant to put 9 in the mini, 2 in front and 7 in the back. I was racing a Citroen (BX?) with 12 in!
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 08:58:56 AM »
 The BUMS all piled into Bumbly, Dave Hambledon's Trojan, and went into Bath for a Pub visit where there was a quizz , from the remote campsite out near Salford. That would have been Eccles, Al Bum, Fletch, Beau Geste, Barking Pumpkin and Cousin It. This meant several people stood up out of the sunroof. Going round the roundabout onto the A4 at rather to much pace we had a chorus of 'We are all going to die' but missed the approaching curbing by inches. I seem to recal that, possibly, Cousin It sat on the boot rack for the return journey in the dark rather than on my lap! This massive overload was still transported over a very steep hill both ways by the Trojan. Another reason why Trojan's are better than Isettas. There is more scope to break the law efficiently!
 Interestingly such a Saturday night quiz off campus now would never work. Half the poor dears cannot leave their camper-vans and many of the rest would not drive their Microcars at night. On Sunday morning the entire camp site would decamp up to Victoria Park for the main event where the day visitors mainly drove their Microcars into the City. Not now they wouldn't. Ah, the days of proper rallies.
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 05:24:34 PM »
back in my old photo box.

my first ever bubble meet was the heinkel/ trojan agm at crick, northampton in maybe 1987 . i attended because i had only just found out that the company who made the families Trobike also made "bubblecars" - what on earth were they ? one  of the first i saw was crammed with 5 occupants - having driven there (probably not very far !!). i never met him again . he looks like georges neighbour in george and mildred . big al was also there but in a schmitt also peter green in a trojan . i first met g-o-g-g-o that day but it was just after his stroke and he was bubble less.
a pic here of the family warren circa 1965 on the trobike ( which i still have)  the annual trip to wallasey military tattoo to see the white helmets  army motorcycle team fresh in our minds .
how on earth did the bike survive such treatment and can anyone beat 4 on a trobike - or 5 in a treinkel for that matter

Wow! ONe day, I will make a small website with all of my dads old icrocar photos... That was when you could find trojans in the back of gardens... My dad was given one by an old lady, and in the end, the lady gave him 5£ towards the restoration!
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 10:25:51 AM »
by the way the trobike pic is printed from a transparency - a slide . it looks very clear on the slide , i had it professionally printed up years ago but was always disa pointed in the result .  :( does anyone know if i could get a better print off my seemingly good slide . thanks
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Re: 5 in a Treinkel and 4 on a Trojan
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 08:22:02 PM »
by the way the trobike pic is printed from a transparency - a slide . it looks very clear on the slide , i had it professionally printed up years ago but was always disa pointed in the result .  :( does anyone know if i could get a better print off my seemingly good slide . thanks

The image looks very grubby, the colour is a bit out and there are a lot of dust marks and scratches particularly that large crease just above the top of the fence most of which I guess must be on the print rather than the slide. All of those defects you can fix quite easily in Photoshop or Gimp or by rescanning the slide. Unfortunately the original photo is blurred and looks like fairly grainy, low resolution film and those are issues you're stuck with.

There's a link for gimp here http://www.gimp.org/ if anyones interested.
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