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Dollywobbler's Invacar - Roadtripped and broken. Car only slightly.

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#2821 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:06 PM

Now with video! Which I have posted elsewhere as well. Sorry.


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#2822 OFFLINE   Anglevan

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:16 PM

I really enjoyed watching that - all credit to you and in such a short space of time. Hope TWC stays in your fleet,it's certainly earned its place... 


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#2823 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:26 PM

I really enjoyed watching that - all credit to you and in such a short space of time. Hope TWC stays in your fleet,it's certainly earned its place... 

 

I really don't want to sell her, but what the heck do I do with an Invacar? Another 380-mile round trip is not appealing!


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#2824 OFFLINE   Anglevan

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

I really don't want to sell her, but what the heck do I do with an Invacar? Another 380-mile round trip is not appealing!

 

yeah 100% get that, when I drive my Moke kit I don't half feel it. Most i've ever driven that though was about a 24 mile round trip and that was enough!!



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:33 PM

How about filming a documentary taking the Invacar round previous recipients of them to record their feelings about getting a means of mobility and their recollections of them. It sounds like the sort of thing that the BBC would fund.....
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:55 PM

40 years of motability this year too, so a celebration of progress seems fitting.

Autotest against a Metro with hand controls?
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:25 PM

How about filming a documentary taking the Invacar round previous recipients of them to record their feelings about getting a means of mobility and their recollections of them. It sounds like the sort of thing that the BBC would fund.....

 

Pardon the pun but this idea definately has legs, hubnut gets a tad more serious. I've always fancied writing to previous owners of my cars for their recollections of ownership etc but this would take it to a more serious and poignant level  


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#2828 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:58 PM

I’ve stopped watching the video just to announce that I NEED that Samba cabriolet you shot coming in.

The Avenger and Rancho would be good as well.

Video now being resumed.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:05 AM

I reckon you should PLAH out the Invacar, leather, plush carpets the works.  For utter hilarity ensure you have picnic tables.


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#2830 OFFLINE   Christine

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:33 AM

That rhymes !  The AC Invacar vanden plah  :-D



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

It only rhymes if you're very posh.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:51 AM

Keep it, not sure how far the weekly shop shop is but they are great for supermarket parking. 


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:02 AM

Keep it, not sure how far the weekly shop shop is but they are great for supermarket parking.


In the disabled spaces?
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#2834 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:51 AM

In the disabled spaces?

 

That's really not necessary. In an Invacar, a normal parking space feels like a disabled one. 


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#2835 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:56 AM

How about filming a documentary taking the Invacar round previous recipients of them to record their feelings about getting a means of mobility and their recollections of them. It sounds like the sort of thing that the BBC would fund.....

Also 70 years of the NHS, commemorate both with an Invacar trip down memory lane... it would make a great TV programme and also a book... capture the social history of the Invacar and the stories of the actual people who used/remember their family/friends using one, before they are no longer with us.


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 11:03 PM

commemorate both with an Invacar trip down memory lane...

 

I think it's a great idea (although I admit it's easy to suggest someone else doing it!) as even I get nostalgic hearing the sound of the engine. Imagine how much more poignant it must feel if one of these was your lifeline for several years?







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