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Another one - 74 "Spotty Herbert"

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by melissa, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes - that's what he called it :rolleyes: - we dragged this one away from Adrian (Mordred) after spying it on our recent trip to Tassie. As a 50th birthday present, how could I not buy it for him?

    Plans - keep it original - Martini Olive (probably the ugliest colour VW used - in my opinion) will stay and just be tidied up. Needs an under dash tray and a middle seat and he will stick roof racks on for the SUP.

    It is currently on the Spirit of Tasmania and will be home by the end of the week.

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    Driving off from Adrian's
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    He made sure he bought some supplies for the trip home.
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  2. old grey

    old grey Well-Known Member

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    Beer and a new bus ! Gotta love that.
     
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  3. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Nice!, the colour gives it character
     
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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Love it !!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  5. Ninga

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    That bus is going to a good home!
     
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  6. Grantus

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    You got the VW infection bad Melissa! :eek:

    No wonder your Shannons premiums are so reasonable............. you get a "fleet" discount! :D
     
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  7. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes - if only the RTA were as flexible!
     
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  8. cbus

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    time you bought 3 the same year and colour so you can just swap plates :rolleyes:
     
  9. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like Martini Olive! Looks like a great bus and nice know who it came from and how it was care for.

    I can remember returning to the Kombi fold 11 years ago when I was also turning 50 and a Kombi was my special birthday present.

    You celebrate your 50th on the same night as our Gala evening of next years Bus Stop, are you going to follow the 50th birthday tradition?
     
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  10. melissa

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    No, not me - I think we have enough regos with 2 motorbikes, one split, one golf, one new beetle, one Touareg , 2 bays and a Daihatsu Charade.
    The gala night will be enough for me - I was thinking of maybe a trip to Bali for my present but I won't be able to afford it after Little Red's new motor and buying Spotty.
    She is visiting friends tonight.

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  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I admit my sight is not as good as it was before 50......

    But did you say, "and a Daihatsu Charade.":eek: o_O
     
  12. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow how grown up is River? So Spotty's first accessory is a Volkstrim steering wheel cover......NICE
     
  13. melissa

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    Yes - I did mention it the other day in the Shannons thread - its the wild child's.
     
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  14. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes he is and Spotty is very lucky
     
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  15. Syncro27

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    The other yellow bay will now be very jealous.

    Who gets the garage space???

    Maybe a rotational thing....
     
  16. melissa

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    We recently had a concrete pad put out the front - I think its going to end up with some sort of cover.
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    The Touareg has been parking there but I will have to move now :(
     
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  17. Squidy

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    Nice one Mel, I'm sure Scotty will have many good times in it ! Spotty Herbert made me chuckle
     
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  18. Grantus

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    We've used the Coolaroo brand shade sails from Bunnings, that last well and are a fraction of the cost of getting custom ones made.

    Last trip to Bunnings, I see that Coolaroo now make a rain proof one, in a 5m x 3m option.

    Adding the coverage already from your eaves, it may be a good and economical solution perhaps...........:rolleyes:
     
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  19. melissa

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    He made it home safely with absolutely no issues (of course) - except for swearing at the GPS when he wanted to find a motel in Yass. Photos tomorrow.
     
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  20. Ninga

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    And how great are Necro's stubby holders!
    River sure has grown up :rolleyes:
     
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