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NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 20 APRIL 2009

Hello and welcome again to Miliblog !

Well what exciting new stuff do we have for you this week. Firstly we’ve added another 100+ photos from the collection now taking us to over 2,100 in all on the website. With this amount and the number of visitors each day means our website designer is working on increasing our bandwidth to make the downloads faster for you. I know how irritating it can be wanting to see the photos but having to wait.

So where are these new photos ? Well all over the place ! We have some more British 1980′s + tanks in thier section, we have some more British WW2 Medium Weights and at last we have started the WW2 preserved German vehicle section. This was a nice VW Schwimmwagen at the Class Car Show at the NEC in Birmimgham in November 2008, which was a jaw-dropping moment when I saw it. Despite lying on the floor in front of it and having a tantrum, they wouldn’t let me take it home !  But one small criticism is the camouflage. Is it more Maori rather than German ? What do you think ? Email me and let me know !

Looking back through the collection, I came across some photos of a show I attended back in 1977, which was the Himley Hall Classic Car Show, nearly Dudley in the West Midlands. So I thought i’d start a ‘shows visited’ section, which you can visit.

Also I came across some holiday photos when we were in Malta and Cyprus. I’ve added in the Bedford OYD with the broken back into the British WW2 Medium Weights but shown one below to whet your appetite. The Thornycroft crane was in Malta in 1990 at a delightful bay called Marsascala and was being used to lift heavy building blocks. However I understand since from a contact in Malta that it’s no longer there.

Bedford OYD 3 Ton GS (AF-413)(Cyprus)

Bedford OYD 3 Ton GS (AF-413)(Cyprus)

Thornycroft Amazon WF swb Cole Mk7 Crane (S-8563)(Malta Marsascala)

Thornycroft Amazon WF swb Cole Mk7 Crane (S-8563)(Malta Marsascala)

Authors Ford GPW Jeep and 2 Mates at Himley Park Show 1977

Authors Ford GPW Jeep and 2 Mates at Himley Park Show 1977

VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen at NEC Classic Car Show 2008

VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen at NEC Classic Car Show 2008

Entered my Ford GPW Jeep with two friends from college to this show and took photos of the other military vehicles. They don’t look too impressed but Simon Garner on the left was into Ferraris and Kevin Allen on the right was into Lotus Elans. Simon went off to achieve fame and fortune in the steel stockholder industry and probably has his Ferrari now, while Kevin went off to be a teacher in London. If you’re out there guys……..  I’ve added the shot of the Dingo with the chaps working on the radio for the people themselves. Left is Tony Whitehead, who owned the Chevy 15cwt GS here, middle is Les Bouts and on the right is Tony Mansell, all early members of the MV hobby. The Standard 12 Utility belongs to John and Mary Worthing, later world famous for their range of canvas covers and accessories.       

It was a nice afternoon with many other classics, as you can see in the background, now if only I’d taken some photos of them as well !

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