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Hello from an old member maybe

Post  laughsplace on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:55 pm

hello folks .. hope everyone has thier memory chips intact for this introduction....

if any of this jogs the old grey matter let me know....

ok here we go details may be a bit hazy as it was a long time ago..

so we are going back to when i was aged between 16 and 18 here , that was 1885-1987. At some point during that time i became interested in the funny looking little car at a kit car show at what i think was the Royal Show Ground in Stonliegh,i became friends with club members but i did not own a scamp ,at the time i was made very welcome into the club ..

so onto a few things i remember from back then if any of this rings a bell let me know..
for a start at the time i would have been using a 50cc moped to get around...
one of the members had i yellow Bond Bug..
someone turned up at a show with a scamp with a metro front end bolted on ...
i remember a very long scamp that i think had black wooden sides a mkII i think
there was a show at Newark show ground ,at night there was some kind of disco,pub thing ,walking to there from where the cars were parked one of our group got attacked by a guard dog that was patrolling ...

another big thing that sticks in my head was going with someone,or group of people,to what i could best described as the middle of knowhere,i believe it was somewhere owned by Robert Mandry ,while we were there i remember seeing a chassis for that mid mounted engine off road thingy ,what was it called, oh yeah an RTV?..and in another area there were some panels from the Bedford Rascal,something to do with making trailers ...

also remember visiting some members in the birmingham area ..edgebasten i think ...

anyway ..enough waffle ..drop a reply if any of this rings a bell ..

p.s ..still not owned a Scamp sorry...

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:21 pm

I've probably met you somewhere along the line.The long one with the Metro bolted on the front end will be Robin Grayson's 6 wheeler and the long one with the plywood sides I remember but i can't remember the owner's name,I remember him saying he built it to take sheets of ply in it,that'll be this one below;


The off road mid engined thingy,the RTV was something that made it to tv on Tommorrows World. Andrew McLean,the current owner of the Scamp project,who is this year celebrating 25 years of ownership,has 2 of them for restoration.The Bedford Rascal panels were pick up bodies that Robert Mandry was converting into tipper trailors. I at the time had a Mk2 van(the one below).
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Post  laughsplace on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:58 pm

the one i refered to with a metro front end was a normal .. not a six wheeler..and it was a red one,and at the time i first saw it i think some of was held together with tape because he had only just done , something to do with an accident i think ...

the plywood sided one i remember was a lot longer than the photo,and never had anything on the roof...

that blue one with the white sides i remeber i think ..

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:03 am

Not a very good picture,but I think you mean this one,complete with crumpled wing;


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Post  laughsplace on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:42 am

yep ..i think thats it ..so yes it was a six wheeler ....any idea what year that was took ? i think thats at Stonliegh....

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:55 am

The offroad thingy was originally going to be called the GOAT (Go Over All Terrain) and pretty well lived up to this name as long as the terrain was just rough and not deep mud. A Mini engine & automatic gearbox turned sideways drove front and rear wheels through two Triumph Herald diffs, and the front and back halves were articulated rollwise so that all four wheels were always on the ground. Sadly I don't have any pix.


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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:42 pm

Yes it was Stoneleigh,probably 1987 ish,
The go anywhere vehicle that Robert built was an RTV (rough terrain vehicle),automatic A series engine under the floor of the back section,driveshafts to Triumph Herald differentials,out to mini hubs with the big baloon wheels.It had an achiles heel though,with the massive baloon wheels the mini driveshafts couldn't take it,the project was sold on and a larger Ford based one was made,after that who knows,and as I said before,Andrew Mclean has 2 for restoration,like the one below;





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