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Albert Goes to War #778131 07/08/19 12:17 pm
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Typically a couple of events were going on this weekend, and I of COURSE was at the Wheel in France...! Nothing for it then but to pick one and try to escape with enough time to enjoy, so I went for one I'd only heard about...

After leaving France at midnight, I arrived at home and dragged out Albert, we were off to War this very day, he burst into life and I set of to fill the tank with liquid Gold. Then the fun of fighting the traffic started, why were all these people around on a Saturday afternoon..? Albert took the fight in hand, and we arrived at our destination after a few hours, hot and bothered. Signed in to the event then off to find Baza and Bruvver Tony, for they had the wonderful idea of letting me kip in the tent with them... facepalm

Soon found them relaxing...

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They'd set up camp at the Capel Military show near Dorking in Surrey, and a wonderful event it proved to be...

Tony handed me this flag for Albert, and Baza had bought me a nice tool bag for him too...

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All the while Baza was on guard duty...

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Nothing for it then, but to have a quick mooch, I wonder if I have too many bikes sometimes, due to the space required. Wonder how the lad that owns this gets on...?

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Or come to that these..? Remember here dudes, ALL these vehicles are in private hands...

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Lots of Bits & Bobs on sale....

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But walking around the call went up, the show was closing and the announcement said to get over to the other field, so we did, just in time to see these taking off...

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Wonderful stuff, but back to mooching...

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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778133 07/08/19 12:19 pm
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And see what bikes we can see...

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Loads to see and do there, and of course the lads that *Live* their dream along with loud explosions and gun fire, marvellous stuff...

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Then it was over to the local pub for some light refreshments and a meal, then back to the show ground for the night's entertainment, with everyone dressed up in their best 1940's bib & tucker, I thought it strange that the music was all modern disco type stuff, and a bit of Micheal Jackson thrown in. Perhaps the organisers were having a laugh or something..? But the Real Ale beer tent was spot on, so not to worry eh...?

Next morning we awoke to heavy drizzle, and being Gormless we'd left all our cooking stuff out in the wet, and had great difficulty in getting it all up and running, but soon enough Baza was on the case and settled in to being the Chef...

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Knocking up a very reasonable breakfast...

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Then the rest of the day was spent mooching, and chatting with the people putting on the displays....

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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778134 07/08/19 12:20 pm
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Finally whilst mooching, we spotted a small remote control tank going around, it even sounded like a proper tank, had smoke coming from the exhaust and the people on it were moving around as if they were real, we all took a guess at how much it would cost to buy. From £500 to the grand guess of £1000, my Flabber was Gasted when the lad said it was EIGHT GRAND... help

He then said he had about 5 of them, and he used up all his retirement money on them, going to shows and displays, then he said "Well it's better than dropping dead watching the telly" and good luck to him says I....

And this is the very tank, as the battery was being charged up...

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A fine weekend's fun.... thumbsup


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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778139 07/08/19 1:22 pm
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That DOES look like a weekend's fun, look at all the old motorized equipment, it's almost like a steam show; some of that stuff is 70 years old now!

Lots of good pics there, thanks for that. Just got back from MidOhio Vintage Motorcycle Days myself, should get some pics up if I can figure out how to get them off of Zoltar.

Trying to imagine the bill when you fill up one of them tanks with diesel ... !!

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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778140 07/08/19 2:04 pm
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The 53 ton Chieftain tank has four gas tanks, and it'll run on ANYTHING flammable the lad said, petrol diesel kerosene gin vodka ANYTHING. Only trouble is, it doesn't do miles per gallon, it does gallons per mile. T'was a really interesting show that's for sure, and some of the Russian stuff I've never seen before, like the Gaz which was a Jeep copy. Make you wonder where they get their servicing stuff from..?

Guess it's like us when you think about it, join and club, and away ya go... thumbsup


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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778141 07/08/19 2:21 pm
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Shaun, I have to say there is none other that provides as full and rich an accounting of the nicest get-outs involving bikes and such.

"Second to None" and done.

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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778144 07/08/19 3:50 pm
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Looks like a load of fun ....


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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778190 07/09/19 2:05 am
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This wasn’t a show. It was an extravaganza! Thanks for taking us along Shaun.


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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778210 07/09/19 2:32 pm
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I say, simply smashing, old boy. Pip pip, cheerio, good day, what. laughing

Looks like a fine weekend of fun and camaraderie, right there, Shaun.
Thanks for. posting.


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Re: Albert Goes to War [Re: Kent Shaun] #778325 07/11/19 1:50 am
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Thanks for posting...hoping to get my flying flea battle ready for some similar events state side.


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