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The Greek islands are great for spotting tat. Last year in Rhodes I saw a MK4 Cortina, Opel Ascona, FSO Polonez, Vauxhall Belmont, a 70s Corolla amongst others.

 

Which island did you visit nebuchenezer?

Santorini,

 

Been going there for years

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Even Moar shite:

 

A Hyundai of some sort

 

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Tragic 205 GTI

 

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Another Hyundai

 

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Tipo

 

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A couple of about 20 bolintion E36's zooming around the place - all seem to be 318i's with 'lloys and zorsts - M powah!

 

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A lovely old transit

 

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Also saw what I thinkwas a fiat 127 and some sort of Lada that I did not recognise - Natrellemont they were hiding when the camera was about.

 

Most of the rest was small morderns of all types.

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Just back from a week in Kefalonia and rather than start a new thread for the pics of the shite I saw I thought I'd re-use this one if that's OK with you all.

 

We landed on Tuesday at the impressive* airport and then enjoyed the walk across the tarmac to the arrivals hall.  Gave me chance to sneak a pic of the airport rescue set up.

 

 

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The middle one, according to my fire engine licking mate, is an Italian built Astra....

 

After collecting our bags from the luggage carousel (yes, there's only one), we found the rep and were told we were on bus 3, outside, turn right and hidden behind the hedge.

Hiding modern Mercs or a Neoplan behind the hedge is one thing, but not this.

 

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The last S215HD rolled of Setra's production line back in 1991.

 

An hour and a half later, and Mrs BMH had bagged the front seat, we arrived in Skala. Outside the apartments were these two.

 

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Cinqs are quite a common sight, the Almera had a reg that used to be the local mark around here.

Beer and rest time.

 

On Wednesday morning I walked around the area to see what there was and get a price for a hire car (ended up with a Panda for three days, 75 euro coins) and came across this little lot.

 

Firstly, who said BL's products were agricultural in nature ?

 

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That's a Mondeo behind it,  and this is the lorry to it's left, drool time.

 

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A short walk around the corner produced this little collection of loveliness.

 

Fiat Fiorino being consumed by a triffid.

 

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The local dogs and goats weren't too happy about me getting closer to this Mk II Transit.

 

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This nearly took my breath away, a 1940's Dodge which was right hand drive, with just the right amount of patina.

 

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Rover 25 anybody ?

 

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or perhaps a Toyota pick up is your cup of tea.

 

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Walking back to the apartments I found this Niva.  They are pretty common on the island, this one though looked fucked and appeared to be another trifids next meal.

 

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I'll post some more later (garden to start weeding before Mrs BMH gets back) if anybodies interested.

 

 

 

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We landed on Tuesday at the impressive* airport and then enjoyed the walk across the tarmac to the arrivals hall.  Gave me chance to sneak a pic of the airport rescue set up.

 

Thanks for these m8.

 

I first went there in 1988 and the airport was just an airfield - customs consisted of a guy sat at a small desk on the tarmac checking passports. Also with him was a sub-machine gun wielding security guard. So it is an impressive place now, relatively speaking!

 

Not sure if you saw them, but there are likely two identical Honda Accords likely to be smoking about on UK plates. One was my parents old car and the other belonging to a English lady who worked in one of the Tavernas in Katelios - so down near Skala. that was a while ago mind you.

 

Great place to visit, steeped in history and beautiful too. Last time I went my pregnant  (ex) wife, two young daughters and I very narrowly avoided being hit by a crashing fire-fighting plane. Honestly.

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On the Thursday we went off in the hire car, and this is what I managed to find.

 

We started in Poros, which is where we stayed the last time we came to Kefalonia, about 25 years ago.

 

A couple of Mercs and a Transit sit by the sea, probably for ever.

 

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The port of Sami plod mobile.

 

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A common site, both the Accent and a car with a strimmer on the roof.

 

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Chod gathering.

 

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This was still in use.  What I failed to photo was the fact that directly at the side of me when I took the shot somebody had built an inspection pit in to the edge of the road, marked only by a red line around it.

 

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Years ago this mighty* Zundapp powered this contraption around the local streets.

 

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The Friday saw us out around the island again.

 

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We then came across these three vehicles. Looks like somebody needed a rear axle of the Cabstar ? whilst the Lada was being used as a store.

 

As for the blue car behind, anybody want to guess ?

 

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Easiest way to spot abandoned cars in Greece is the lack of numberplates. In effect de-registering the vehicle, it's very difficult to reverse it so it's more or less scrapping by paperwork.

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I haven’t been to Greece since I was 6 but I know someone from Greece who has a mate there who drives a Fiat 126 with a sticker that reads ‘Yes, it’s slow. What did you expect?’

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More chod.

 

Late 70's early 80's Neoplan,

 

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A magie fire engine, not sure why it has green lights not red.

 

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I didn't see this until I pulled up to photo something else. Not sure myself what it is.

 

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Hidden just down the track was this collection of chod.

 

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I'd actually stopped to photo this old butchers van that had clearly been given the chop by it's former owners.

 

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Hidden just past it was this Rover 214Si

 

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Whilst behind that was this Ford.

 

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Almost there now.

 

Last day with the car and we went into the capital, Argostolion.  In the lines of euro boxes I found this,

 

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After a strong coffee to recover, we'd barely walked 50 yards when this came into sight. Cannot remember when or if I've ever seen a Ford 12M before.

 

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"Autoshite vehicle rental, how can I help"

 

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On the way back we took a few back lanes,

Simple Greek engineering.

 

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Lada anybody ?

 

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Final stop, on the outskirts of Skala was to photo this Datsun 120 that I'd seen running around.

 

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and the final episode. More Skala chod.

 

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Badge engineering

 

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Arte farte picture

 

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The owner of this RD350 admitted that if he left it unattended in England it would have been gone in 60 seconds and he'd be kissing goodbye to his 3 and a half bags of euro coin investment.

 

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Ring Ring, "Autoshite home furnishings department, how can I help ?"

 

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I love Kefalonia and am getting married there this year in Skala. I’ve seen that 4 door 127 so many times now!

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Just outside Skala someone is running a UK registered Rover 45. Brave trip that one!

 

 

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All the best to you and your intended one.

 

I can see why you chose Kefalonia, after all which would you prefer the background to your wedding photos to be, this lovely view

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or this one of Manchester when we landed.

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Myrtos looks bloody lovely, but I found it not so nice once you get there.

 

When I first went there, the road down was a dirt track in terrible condition. Actually only about half the roads on the island were nothing more than tracks.

 

Lovely place.

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