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What a coincedence! (KR200)
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:43:28 PM »
My dad, my brother and friends went to a car meeting in Toulouse, and they suddenyl saw a schmitt! My dad parked his Bentley next to it, trying to0 find the owner, but couldnt find him... Next thing he sees, is the schmitt driving away... Anyone know who owns it? It has german plates.

  Here is the pic :)
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 10:20:57 PM »
lovely pic too jonathon. when i was your age exactly my father had just finished restoring a 1927 2 litre Lagonda - british racing green , fabric covered body . almost identical in looks to your dads bentley . the same designer . great memories the noise of that engine at full blow and that strange juddery take off from stationary . is nicks like that ?
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 08:02:01 AM »
Met a Schmitt owner from Toulouse but at the time we were talking KR175. Do not recall that car pictured coming up in conversation though there was meant to be a couple of others in the area (French area being within 100 miles!). No idea of name now but it will be on file somewhere. He was chums with the Panhard man from Pescuadoir across the bridge from where all the rare scrap cars used to be. Fantastic to have seen this and of interest to us were a rare Bernadette scooter with fireman's helmet front wing, Terrot, Mochet, Arola and a special Simca Coupe. I nearly bought a La Licorne and Renault NN looking type doctors Coupe with the same 6.2lt engines in. Rather glad I did not really as very thirsty, firing every lamppost and actually not greatly valued as they are monsters out of date when they were made in the mid 20's. Both RHD as they were cars for the wealthy and chauffeur driven. The Coupe had been converted to a pick up in the war. Place was a gold mine and France used to be full of these caches of stuff if you could get in. Many are now dispersed as this lot have been netting the wise owner a lot of money.
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 05:28:09 PM »
lovely pic too jonathon. when i was your age exactly my father had just finished restoring a 1927 2 litre Lagonda - british racing green , fabric covered body . almost identical in looks to your dads bentley . the same designer . great memories the noise of that engine at full blow and that strange juddery take off from stationary . is nicks like that ?

Well, at idle, it sounds like a tractor, but at fast speed, it goes like a modern car! Stil sounds nice though :)
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 05:39:38 PM »
Nice photo, somehow a picture of two very different cars is always interesting, I nabbed this one near the Design Museum.

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/Captain_Bubble/SDC11980.jpg

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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 06:35:15 PM »
Nice photo, somehow a picture of two very different cars is always interesting, I nabbed this one near the Design Museum.

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/Captain_Bubble/SDC11980.jpg

 A few months later my girlfriend was chatting to a fellow on Facebook and she mentioned my bubble car. He asked if it was "One of those ugly Issettas?". When she told him it was a Heinkel / Trojan he was ecstatic and said they are one of his favourite masterpieces of car design.


It turned out that he is a designer at Rolls Royce cars!

Haha!

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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 06:48:12 PM »
...or my old Velorex next to ANYTHING, even a bag of rubbish would look smart next to it!
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 08:06:58 AM »
...or my old Velorex next to ANYTHING, even a bag of rubbish would look smart next to it!

Do not tell Gerry that! Velorex, the only car supplied with its own bin liner!
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 08:13:44 AM »
"Grotbag" was endearingly grotty!
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 10:00:37 AM »
And here is Grotbag.


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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 02:11:03 PM »
And here is Grotbag.




Better condition than my dads ;) his one is still in the barn, half completed, no skin on it yet (but we have one)
One of our friends called it the "flying turd" lol
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 09:32:11 PM »
Cheers Rob, I'll take a screen shot of this page and keep the photos in my album, if that's OK with you!

Mine was not really too bad beneath the sad remains of the skin, and drove nicely. People could not believe their eyes when they saw that driving around Central London, especially when one of my drum kits was strapped onto the back shelf!
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Re: What a coincedence! (KR200)
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 08:28:05 AM »
Look out for the Czecho Skins. MInd you skin head gangs seem to have died out rather pleasingly.
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