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Title: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on January 09, 2009, 02:26:46 pm
On eBay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140293618725&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140293618725&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123)

(http://i10.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/29/61/a64a_1.JPG)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Martini...LB on January 09, 2009, 06:03:06 pm
Didn't Greg from Sebring want to buy it?

>Martini...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Bas on January 09, 2009, 06:11:27 pm
I would like to buy it if they would consider delivering it in Le Mans this June.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: amazing 1 on January 09, 2009, 10:16:46 pm
Didn't Greg from Sebring want to buy it?

>Martini...

Pretty sure his wife said he doesn't want it.LOL
Actually he does 'want' it.Even went as far as getting quotes on shipping.
[$5000.00 USD]


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nopanic - neil on January 09, 2009, 11:15:19 pm
Oh to win the lottery.

how about going shares on it?  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: powermite on January 10, 2009, 08:51:35 am
if any of you want to know more,its a mate of mine who,s selling it.In fact its parked not a mile from my house.If you want any further info,I will help


PM


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on January 10, 2009, 11:12:38 pm
It would look fantastic in Brethren colours, Russ..  go on you know you wanna... I'll drive it! and it can live in the barn....  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on January 10, 2009, 11:28:13 pm
Someone from CA must buy it....I would but am skint.... dont let the amzing performance figures scare you! Go on... some one be brave!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lorry on January 10, 2009, 11:28:20 pm
It would look fantastic in Brethren colours, Russ..  go on you know you wanna... I'll drive it! and it can live in the barn....  ;
Come on, somebody (single) has to volunteer.  Its only 685

Anyone for a consortium?

Can you drive it on a normal licence?  Does anyone have an idea how much it costs to insure, to put on the ferry and will it tow? Do I see aircon?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: smokie on January 11, 2009, 12:17:14 am
Someone ask how many days it takes to drive to LM. ISTR quite a few...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Rusty on January 11, 2009, 10:31:23 am
It would look fantastic in Brethren colours, Russ..  go on you know you wanna... I'll drive it! and it can live in the barn....  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Hmmmm, It would save us 600 each year for the van hire. I'll keep an eye on it. ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nickliv on January 12, 2009, 12:04:26 am
It does about 6 MPG iirc.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lorry on January 12, 2009, 12:29:46 am
Hmmmm, It would save us 600 each year for the van hire. I'll keep an eye on it. ;D
Exactly - its a bargain


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Robbo SPS on January 13, 2009, 06:39:04 pm
HAve any of you read the sellers terms and condisions. Its like Mr Zarse wrote it..


Unfortunately, the Banana Boat Birth Agency was not used by my mother when I was born.
Therefore it is better not to ask for this service, every time this has happened in the past, I have reported to EBay including all your details in copy to the Serious Fraud Office.





Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Jack the Hat on January 13, 2009, 10:21:00 pm
I can not believe that this classic piece of Le Mans furniture is : A being sold : B on Flee Bay : this vehicle only has one home next to the circuit on MB and should be placed there , I have camped near this vehicle for a number of years and have stopped chatted to the guys and read the van. This vehicle should not be allowed to leave the Le Mans crowd. What a shame   :( :( :( :(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Kpy on January 14, 2009, 12:36:53 pm
I can not believe that this classic piece of Le Mans furniture is : A being sold : B on Flee Bay : this vehicle only has one home next to the circuit on MB and should be placed there , I have camped near this vehicle for a number of years and have stopped chatted to the guys and read the van. This vehicle should not be allowed to leave the Le Mans crowd. What a shame   :( :( :( :(

A clear case of "Put up or ........."   ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lorry on January 14, 2009, 02:24:03 pm
750 and it could be yours (but below the reserve)

Not a good price.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lorry on January 14, 2009, 02:27:51 pm
750 notes and it could be yours (subject to reserve)

Not a lot, is it


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: smokie on January 15, 2009, 10:34:30 am
This eBay ad mentions Popemobiles, but not "our one". http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330299932725#ht_636wt_1188


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Jack the Hat on January 15, 2009, 09:14:25 pm
Would be nice to add to the collection but 6 cars and a motorbike are enough for one man and if i accquired another vehicle Mrs jack the Hat would have me sleeping in the shed or the pope mobile  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 22, 2009, 08:52:48 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Brethren have some news that you may be pleased to hear.

Rusty and I took a roadtrip to Wales on Saturday to look at something rather special..... that being The Popemobile. ;D

Negotiations had been ongoing since the Ebay auction ended and a viewing and test drive were required.

We went, we saw, I drove and a deposit has been placed. (I Overtook a cyclist!)

She will be ours in the next few weeks and will reside at Pig Pen Towers and be subject to some extensive refurbishment of the somewhat tired interior will be undertaken.

I have never seen a TK cab, chassis and engine in such fine order. It really is amazing and makes it obvious that the 15000 miles on the clock in the immaculate dash are true.

We have bought a piece of both RAF and Le Mans history and will fettle, restore and improve to keep her rolling for many years..... but my god is it slow.... the drive back, M4, A34, M3, M27, A31 will be long and leisurely ( My mechanic mate is following in the technical support vehicle ) and will culminate in a welcoming ceremony at my local in the forest.

Watch this space for updates!

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: tn*c on February 22, 2009, 09:05:16 pm
Awesome mate you should have dropped in! We are 2 mins in car from the A34. Albeit 20mins in the Popemobile!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lorry on February 22, 2009, 09:08:10 pm
I'm sure I speak for everyone, when I say I'm very pleased that the Popemobile has found a suitable new home.

I'm sure its going to need some tender loving care, but anyone who can assess the condition of a Bedford TK cab, chassis and engine must have a hidden past that could prove useful


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 22, 2009, 09:12:48 pm
fantastic news, was only thinking the other day what happened to the pope mobile (when I posted the pope motorbike pic) Bass Charrington use to run loads of them in the 70s to deliver beer. So sounds like it indestructible, also seen ones posted on eBay fitted with power steering and extra power.

Good luck.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: powermite on February 22, 2009, 09:20:40 pm
Great news indeed.
PM


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: PrincessAlex on February 22, 2009, 09:22:27 pm
just to say hello one more time.Popemobile looks fantastic. can imagine some girls inside of it in bikini hehe.xx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 22, 2009, 09:29:06 pm
For those that are unaware... Princess Alex is Lady PP's friend. Beautiful Lady >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lawnmower Man on February 22, 2009, 09:33:18 pm
Great news.  Glad it's going to a worthy home.

t.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Dirk3D_NL on February 22, 2009, 09:35:17 pm
very good news!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Perdu on February 22, 2009, 09:43:15 pm
Rex  the princess can only further enhance your entourage mate..As indeed will the Popemobile

which engine does she (the Popemobile of course, Polish princess power plants are less readily assessed, I may need to do some research there!) have, is it the diesel or the wonderful all singing Bedford petrol engine (where the hell did I put that spare dizzy??)

Way back in the mists of time I passed my HGV in a TK, always had a soft spot for the beasties since then. (Did ALL my lessons in a very fast petrol RL then had no choice but to use the TK on test day, blooming RL had a whoopsie again...)  Happy days

Anyway congratulations mon ami, wont need to hide under any trees with her around when it is time for a weeeee, legit "up against a tyre" jobbie.

Presumably Rusty is hard at work, nose to grindstone working up a new livery for the beast. Skulls and crossed cutlasses figuring in her logo???


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Snoring Rhino on February 22, 2009, 09:46:06 pm
Very classy, I trust it will have a nice sutle paint job.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Barry on February 22, 2009, 09:48:56 pm
Good to see that it has gone to a good home, just keep Steve away from it on Sunday night ;D

Look forward to seeing it in all it's glory on BN, if it is ready for The Brethren trip this year.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Piglet on February 22, 2009, 10:27:05 pm
Fab news, well done guys.

I don't know about others but if you fancied having a restoration fund I'd put a few quid in.  It truly is a piece of history and I imagine the restoration is going to eat some pennies...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 22, 2009, 10:41:55 pm

which engine does she (the Popemobile of course, Polish princess power plants are less readily assessed, I may need to do some research there!) have, is it the diesel or the wonderful all singing Bedford petrol engine (where the hell did I put that spare dizzy??)

[/quote]
She is running a 6 pot 3.0 petrol with what appears to be a Zenith Carb. She runs beautifully and is so clean in the engine bay its unreal. I have never seen one that tidy!!
I will post pics soon.
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Steve Pyro on February 22, 2009, 11:06:58 pm
Great news Rex and Russ.

I'm glad to see the old girl's Le Mans history will live on and she didn't end up as a hen night party bus.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nickliv on February 22, 2009, 11:13:23 pm
Great news Rex and Russ.

I'm glad to see the old girl's Le Mans history will live on and she didn't end up as a hen night party bus.

Just what do you think it'll be used for the other 51 weeks of the year?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 22, 2009, 11:25:40 pm
Great news Rex and Russ.

I'm glad to see the old girl's Le Mans history will live on and she didn't end up as a hen night party bus.

Just what do you think it'll be used for the other 51 weeks of the year?
As she will be living with me then a weekly sunday outing will be in order plus other missions that are to be disclosed at a later date. She wont sit on her own, unloved etc. We have plans for her!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: tn*c on February 22, 2009, 11:32:38 pm
As she will be living with me then a weekly sunday outing will be in order plus other missions that are to be disclosed at a later date. She wont sit on her own, unloved etc. We have plans for her!! ;D ;D ;D

Are we still talking about the Popemobile or Princess Alex? ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: mgmark on February 22, 2009, 11:33:08 pm
Great news Rex and Russ.

I'm glad to see the old girl's Le Mans history will live on and she didn't end up as a hen night party bus.

Just what do you think it'll be used for the other 51 weeks of the year?
As she will be living with me then a weekly sunday outing will be in order plus other missions that are to be disclosed at a later date. She wont sit on her own, unloved etc. We have plans for her!! ;D ;D ;D

Well, 2 of the 51 weeks will be getting to Le Mans and back in good, leisurely fashion I would think.  Great news, look forward to seeing it on BN.  To preserve the lineage of history, I should imagine a blend of the RAF meets the Popemobile meets the Brethren a la Black Sabbath would be quite appropriate.....

I do hope this spurs Mr Z into similar action - the combination of this and the Commer together at Le Mans should be beyond compare...

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Leftie on February 22, 2009, 11:38:47 pm
Rex and Rus,

Congratulations.

Now, part of the Popemobile's history is the Red Dragon look you.

I hope you intend to keep the painted dragon.

Follow me, I'm right behind you, now.



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 23, 2009, 12:25:36 am
Great news Rex and Russ.

I'm glad to see the old girl's Le Mans history will live on and she didn't end up as a hen night party bus.

Just what do you think it'll be used for the other 51 weeks of the year?

Do you think it would go down well at Nurburgring 24hrs?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: jpchenet on February 23, 2009, 12:26:47 am
Fantastic News!!!  Well done guys!!

Look forward to seeing her at Le Mans again!

(On that note, will she be on BN or will a special trackside viewing spot be procured for her?)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: jpchenet on February 23, 2009, 12:27:55 am
Great news Rex and Russ.

I'm glad to see the old girl's Le Mans history will live on and she didn't end up as a hen night party bus.

Just what do you think it'll be used for the other 51 weeks of the year?

Do you think it would go down well at Nurburgring 24hrs?

Again, are we talking about the Popemobile or ...................  >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 01:17:39 am

[/quote]

Do you think it would go down well at Nurburgring 24hrs?
[/quote] I imagine she would but thats one hell of a fuel bill.... another year perhaps.... when we have done a Mad Max style tanker robbery.... obviously not using the Popemobile as that would look rather silly!  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Canada Phil on February 23, 2009, 01:39:50 am
The Brethren et al,
                        Did the purchase of the Popemobile include the Flag pole? And more importantly did it include the Canadian Maple Leaf and Stars & Stripes (Flags) which have flown high and proud on MB since 2001? Support for Leftie on the continued presence of teh Dragon too. The attendace board should also be retained to preserve the history. wether Rusty should be required to wear the pope hat i leave for others to decide 8)
 Canada Phil donated the Maple Leaf
 Pidge donated the Stars & Stripes
 for those coming to Sebring I can introduce you to Pidgeon.

Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: lady pig-pen on February 23, 2009, 01:58:13 am
please can i have some sympathy??????we have (finally) just gotten rid of all of rex's sh!t cars and now, not only do we have some massive truck thing that rex plans on parking in MY SPOT, but i have also been bored to death regarding all the details/future plans for it......and the LLLOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGG drive to le mans in it....i dont think anyone (but us) will be seeing her this year due to my point blank refusal to travel in her yet, i just want 1 year in a nice comfy car with a cd player....sorry, i bring my polski as a peace offering....x


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 02:20:10 am
The Brethren et al,
                        Did the purchase of the Popemobile include the Flag pole? And more importantly did it include the Canadian Maple Leaf and Stars & Stripes (Flags) which have flown high and proud on MB since 2001? Support for Leftie on the continued presence of teh Dragon too. The attendace board should also be retained to preserve the history. wether Rusty should be required to wear the pope hat i leave for others to decide 8)
 Canada Phil donated the Maple Leaf
 Pidge donated the Stars & Stripes
 for those coming to Sebring I can introduce you to Pidgeon.

Phil
I persuaded Jim to let us have the little flag pole but there was no mention of the flags. We will ask when planning our collection of the Popemobile. He was very quick to say that the giant flag pole is his... and his only
Regarding the Dragon now, its another story isnt it! We have said that she will always wear one somewhere on her along with words for Jim and his crew, and the RAF etc etc.
I will mention Phil,Pidge and the flags when we next talk to the boys.
Cant wait to get her home! Looks to be about a 5 hour drive ::)

T


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 02:56:30 am
One for the record


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nickliv on February 23, 2009, 09:29:31 am
As it's an old control tower, do you want me to pinch some obsolete kit from work for it?

Our Flight progress strips (The small plastic blocks we write aircrafts details on) are shortly to be replaced with an electronic version. So some of those should be available. (Just over a years time IIRC, that's a 'quick ATC project.... ::)) although a pinboard map of the circuit with pins denoting the location of various members of Brethren might be more applicable to its RAF heyday.

I'm pretty certain I won't be able to get hold of a radar I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Andy Zarse on February 23, 2009, 11:40:39 am

I do hope this spurs Mr Z into similar action - the combination of this and the Commer together at Le Mans should be beyond compare...

MG Mark

Regrettably, I fear not Mark.

Rex told me this news recently on a state visit to Zarse Towers. I have to say whilst I echo the sentiments of all on here, the Commer, for one, is deeply unhappy about matters. Setting aside the fact that the Commer probably won't be going this year as one of the boys just bought a Mercedes Sprinter, have you considered the socio-economic grouping issues?

You see, for around fifty-odd years Bedford and Commer were bitter rivals . They were near-neighbours and long term commercial enemies, scowling at each other from either side of the M1. Commer were based in stylish upmarket Dunstable, whilst Bedford's factory was in dreary downmarket Luton. The difference was reflected in the products too. Bedford were a typical General Motors product; built to a price with the ability to do the job, but gave no more than absolutely necessary. They were never built as well or as innovatively as Commers. Commer were all about contemporary design and cutting-edge engineering solutions such as the fabulously exotic TS4 two-stroke engines and their clever super-slick gearboxes. They always exceeded their design spec, their strength was legendary and could take abuse like nothing else. In essence they were a far superior product to anything Bedford could come up with. Bedford on the other hand, had a great dealer network and were sold on low price. They were, I suppose, ubiquitous, or as the Commer likes to say, "as common as muck". Such is the environment in which prejudice is born.

Enmity and longtime dislike flows in the blood, it's almost genetic, similar to pursuading Alf Garnet to stop calling black people "nignogs". You might be able to stop him using the word, but he'll still be thinking it. These vehicles come from opposite side of the tracks, with little in common. I'd go so far as to say the Commer is a racist van who will look down her nose at the TK.  Frankly I can't see them getting along too well.  :(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Andy Zarse on February 23, 2009, 11:43:24 am


I don't know about others but if you fancied having a restoration fund I'd put a few quid in.  It truly is a piece of history and I imagine the restoration is going to eat some pennies...

Ahem, it can join the bloody queue!  ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Andy Zarse on February 23, 2009, 11:49:03 am

which engine does she (the Popemobile of course, Polish princess power plants are less readily assessed, I may need to do some research there!) have, is it the diesel or the wonderful all singing Bedford petrol engine (where the hell did I put that spare dizzy??)

She is running a 6 pot 3.0 petrol with what appears to be a Zenith Carb. She runs beautifully and is so clean in the engine bay its unreal. I have never seen one that tidy!!
I will post pics soon.
PP

[/quote]

There must be a viable alternative to the hopeless Zenith carb, perhaps something is available from Weber? I reckon junking the one on the Commer and buying the Weber kit increased performance by a good 25%, and fuel economy by a similar margin. Easily the best mod I've ever done. I'll have a look into it.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: powermite on February 23, 2009, 02:30:32 pm
Will Rusty be giving the w@nking sock a rinse through before hanging it in the Popemobiles toilet?

PM


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 05:08:49 pm
I have just had a quote for the insurance from the broker I used to insure the Nissans with.

Fully comp with a 3000 mile limit, show cover, UK and European breakdown... blah blah blah


102.00 inc 5% IPT and 10 legal expenses cover

Now thats a bargain!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: powermite on February 23, 2009, 05:43:37 pm
Lord PP
I havnt heard TrayBoys name mentioned for many a year.If hes still about,I feel he would be ideal to take over from the Pope.

Pm


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Barry on February 23, 2009, 05:56:30 pm
Lord PP
I havnt heard TrayBoys name mentioned for many a year.If hes still about,I feel he would be ideal to take over from the Pope.

Pm

I would second that, I have an image in my mind of Trayboy wearing the pope's hat. ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Jules G on February 23, 2009, 06:15:57 pm
Congratulations LPP on a fine purchase.

look forward to seeing her in all her glory



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 23, 2009, 08:23:59 pm
Which member is this then?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2etGhVewsvQ


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 10:31:49 pm
Evening all... a bit of an update as yesterday announcement was a little hurried.
We have purchased the Popemobile between a number of us (not sure how many yet but will be core members so 6 probably) with a view to upgrading her facilities and using her as our annual team kit hauler and as SGT MJR Chop mentioned earlier The Brethren Mobile Command and Control Centre
Some owners will be sleeping in her and others are happy with tenting it so she wont be cramed full of snoring, farting, beer filled Brethren.

The livery is under discussion so cant say much more about that.

She will be centre of our setup and the roof terrace will house all the sound and lighting gear and the DJ's.
I think she will look stunning!

I am going to be driver and official keeper and she will live at PP Towers if she will fit down the lane, otherwise, at my mates farm.

Plans are to use her as often as possible and maybe make some money with her.
A local Polo team owner has already shown an interest in using her for their annual 3 day tournament as a judges box and I am looking to get her into the military vehicle line up at The Great Dorset Steam Fair... then there is the Goodwood Revival and such events.
Will be fun to have something to display and sleep in.

Regarding the offer of period equipment, I am looking to reduce weight as she is so painfully slow.
The body is a mix of steel and Ali and is fully soundproofed, the walls are 4" thick and stuffed with something and the ceilings are soundproof tiles which appear to be 2" thick. All the glazing in the control tower is what looks to be toughened glass and the roof terrace railings are galv. steel so may well be replaced with Ali ones (Fabricating mate has offered to make new for nothing if his Company name gets on her somewhere).

I have looked into a carb conversion but so far have drawn a blank. No conversions appear to have been made for that engine so may look into getting a manifold made and a twin choke downdraught Weber of some description  installed. Possibility of a stainless exhaust and manifold being made too (by the same dude that will do the railings.

Finally a set of bling Horsebox wheeltrims to tidy the wheels up.

Oh... and several of the access hatches are scruffy Ply so will be changed for Ali on timber frames.

She will be cracking when finished. ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 11:02:41 pm
I have just emailed The Great Doset Steam Fair with a request to be considered as an exhibit in the military line up.
Fingers crossed... and its free!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2009, 11:18:09 pm
Oh and finally... Private Tray Boy is alive and well in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
I think he will make an excellent Pope and can picture him sat on the roof in his underpants surveying his Vatican.
This is subject to team approval obviously... but he will get my vote! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Gordonwr on February 23, 2009, 11:27:12 pm
The trip wouldn't be the same without it at LM, and it sounds like the same engine that I used to strip down after I served my army apprenticeship all those years ago !!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: mgmark on February 23, 2009, 11:35:07 pm

I do hope this spurs Mr Z into similar action - the combination of this and the Commer together at Le Mans should be beyond compare...

MG Mark

Regrettably, I fear not Mark.....Frankly I can't see them getting along too well.  :(

Andy,

I am, of course, torn between these two, both sturdy and steadfast icons of UK industry and achievement, as they are in their own endearing ways.  The Bedford would provide an outstanding opportunity to indulge in some gratuitous firing of Verey and Schermuley flares from the old mobile control tower into the surrounding plebiscite of BN in the best "damn the torpedoes and repel boarders" traditions.  Quite fitting, given the likely additions to the Bedford of The Brethren's usual battle adornments of the Merchant Navy and RAF Ensigns and the White Star pennant, accompanied by stirring accoutrements of film and musical accompaniment.  Such a platform would not, of course, befit the Commer's superior social status, which would emulate that of a suitably refined detachment status, mobile Officers Mess to retreat to afterwards.  

And, yes, I had considered the socio-economic groupings, concluding that the Commer would, indeed, be the most appropriate flagship to represent the B and C1 professional grades (or whatever they are called these days) rather than other grades of a more "manual" nature.  I had made allowance for this in my comment on the now (apparently) erroneous assumption that the mighty Commer (and her custodian) would rise above the situation, and neatly complement the comparatively rudimentary nature of the Bedford and provide a suitable cross-sectional representation of such vehicles, with a "bugger that, I'm not letting the side down" clarion call.  

But seemingly not, and the base, easy attractions of - of all things - a Mercedes Sprinter appear to be too tempting.  A shame, as the legend already appears to have descended to gutter press sniping level before any engagement on the field of conflict, and the battle honour of "BN 2009" assigned to one of them, other than by default of non-appearance, would have a certain cachet and ring to it.......

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: PrincessAlex on February 23, 2009, 11:39:42 pm
do u think someone could be behind that glass bit on top? like two bikini dressed grls? :P ;P


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: mgmark on February 24, 2009, 12:06:33 am
do u think someone could be behind that glass bit on top? like two bikini dressed grls? :P ;P

What, as a variety of "entertainment for the troops" of for protection from same...??

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Leftie on February 24, 2009, 12:45:18 am

I do hope this spurs Mr Z into similar action - the combination of this and the Commer together at Le Mans should be beyond compare...

MG Mark

Regrettably, I fear not Mark.....Frankly I can't see them getting along too well.  :(

Andy,

I am, of course, torn between these two, both sturdy and steadfast icons of UK industry and achievement, as they are in their own endearing ways.  The Bedford would provide an outstanding opportunity to indulge in some gratuitous firing of Verey and Schermuley flares from the old mobile control tower into the surrounding plebiscite of BN in the best "damn the torpedoes and repel boarders" traditions.  Quite fitting, given the likely additions to the Bedford of The Brethren's usual battle adornments of the Merchant Navy and RAF Ensigns and the White Star pennant, accompanied by stirring accoutrements of film and musical accompaniment.  Such a platform would not, of course, befit the Commer's superior social status, which would emulate that of a suitably refined detachment status, mobile Officers Mess to retreat to afterwards.  

And, yes, I had considered the socio-economic groupings, concluding that the Commer would, indeed, be the most appropriate flagship to represent the B and C1 professional grades (or whatever they are called these days) rather than other grades of a more "manual" nature.  I had made allowance for this in my comment on the now (apparently) erroneous assumption that the mighty Commer (and her custodian) would rise above the situation, and neatly complement the comparatively rudimentary nature of the Bedford and provide a suitable cross-sectional representation of such vehicles, with a "bugger that, I'm not letting the side down" clarion call.  

But seemingly not, and the base, easy attractions of - of all things - a Mercedes Sprinter appear to be too tempting.  A shame, as the legend already appears to have descended to gutter press sniping level before any engagement on the field of conflict, and the battle honour of "BN 2009" assigned to one of them, other than by default of non-appearance, would have a certain cachet and ring to it.......

MG Mark

After 3 1/2 yrs in Naval school I never signed up. Although in October I did do a Ceremonial March Past in Hamble.

I agree with everything you said.

Leftie Snr (Vernon) worked in these 'Popemobiles' and developed the 'BABS' and REBECCA landing systems.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: badgered1 on February 24, 2009, 04:57:22 am
That is great news! I took a good look at it when I was at the 2004 Lemans and read the poster board they had on display. I look forward to seeing the refurbishment.

Chris


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 10:08:37 am
do u think someone could be behind that glass bit on top? like two bikini dressed grls? :P ;P
I dont see any problem with that!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on February 24, 2009, 11:25:55 am
Well done on a fine purchase of a piece of Le Mans history LPP and Co. My only experience of the popemobile is a quick wander round it on my 1st visit to LM 3 years ago so im looking forward to seeing her in full glory on a sunny BN this year.

Mike


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 12:56:50 pm
Well done on a fine purchase of a piece of Le Mans history LPP and Co. My only experience of the popemobile is a quick wander round it on my 1st visit to LM 3 years ago so im looking forward to seeing her in full glory on a sunny BN this year.

Mike
I'm not too sure that she will be making the trip this June due to the work that needs doing to bring her up to our required standards. We shall see!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: garyfrogeye on February 24, 2009, 01:01:50 pm
do u think someone could be behind that glass bit on top? like two bikini dressed grls? :P ;P

Should she be present this year, to save any embaressment and to quell the ardour of the troops, I will make the supreme sacrifice by offering myself up as a human shield by standing in front of the window, therefore obscuring the sight and preserving these fine lady's modesty.
Naturally I will be looking inwards so as not to be frightened by the marauding masses but also to make sure that I have both the front and rear within full view at all times.
No need to thank me.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Steve Pyro on February 24, 2009, 01:06:40 pm
Thanks for making the ultimate sacrifice Gary.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Bob U on February 24, 2009, 01:24:52 pm
Well done on a fine purchase of a piece of Le Mans history LPP and Co. My only experience of the popemobile is a quick wander round it on my 1st visit to LM 3 years ago so im looking forward to seeing her in full glory on a sunny BN this year.

Mike
I'm not too sure that she will be making the trip this June due to the work that needs doing to bring her up to our required standards. We shall see!!

The Brethren bash in August would be the perfect lauch date for the new Popemobile if she can't make Le Mans this year. Any outstanding work could be completed then as I'm sure there will be plenty of willing volenteers at hand.

BTW. Will she still be known as "The Popemobile" after the refurbishment or is there to be a renaming ceremony?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Trayboy on February 24, 2009, 02:05:25 pm
I think we should call it the Traboy-Mobile


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Trayboy on February 24, 2009, 02:09:42 pm
it's a very fine place to throw up in - marvelous!

Trayboy for Pope!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 02:17:35 pm
it's a very fine place to throw up in - marvelous!

Trayboy for Pope!
As mentioned previously, I can see you sat on the roof terrace in your underpants, pope hat on... surveying your Vatican... well actually leering at any women or boys that walk past!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Trayboy on February 24, 2009, 02:21:07 pm
yeah that would be good - lowering brown ones down on Froggy heads - innit?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Steve Pyro on February 24, 2009, 03:16:31 pm
Rex, having initially started this thread and brought to your attention the fact that it was originally for sale, I feel a little bit responsible now.

Maybe I should have a cold Leffe as a penance!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 03:33:26 pm
Rex, having initially started this thread and brought to your attention the fact that it was originally for sale, I feel a little bit responsible now.

Maybe I should have a cold Leffe as a penance!
I think that is a fitting punishment for your actions. Hopefully you will be having a cold Leffe on the roof terrace soon.

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on February 24, 2009, 04:24:15 pm
Just a passing thought while trying to kill the last hour of my day. Should the title of this thread maybe be changed from 'le mans popemobile for sale' to something like 'le mans popemobile/trayboy-mobile project' ?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 24, 2009, 04:35:59 pm
Rex, having initially started this thread and brought to your attention the fact that it was originally for sale, I feel a little bit responsible now.

Maybe I should have a cold Leffe as a penance!
I think that is a fitting punishment for your actions. Hopefully you will be having a cold Leffe on the roof terrace soon.

PP

Sounds so posh, 

drinks on the terrace, at your place in france. ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile for sale
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 04:43:39 pm
A name change for the thread would be good as she is no longer for sale. I believe that Mr Pyro would be the one to do that ;D


Title: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on February 24, 2009, 05:09:04 pm
Consider it done.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 05:13:27 pm
Thats Better ;D
Cheers Steve ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 05:20:09 pm
Just checked out Ferry costs for her and it's nowhere near what I was expecting.....

Britany Ferries Pompey Caen Sunday to Tues... 347. Not bad... 90 more than a car!

Getting tempted.....

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on February 24, 2009, 05:28:42 pm
You know its a good idea LPP. The 'CA BIG BASH ON BLEU NORD' wouldnt be right without it ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on February 24, 2009, 07:22:27 pm
Rex, I've just been chatting to a mate of mine who's very familiar with Bedford TKs.  He reckons the diesel engined version should give you 30 mpg and shouldn't be much of a job to carry out an engine swop (although the cab will need to be lifted off).
Bedford TK diesel engines are available via Army surplus.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 09:01:38 pm
Rex, I've just been chatting to a mate of mine who's very familiar with Bedford TKs.  He reckons the diesel engined version should give you 30 mpg and shouldn't be much of a job to carry out an engine swop (although the cab will need to be lifted off).
Bedford TK diesel engines are available via Army surplus.
Its a thought I had been looking into. One to run by the crew and see what they think. We have the facilities down here to do it easily and there is so much room that it may even be achievable without cab removal, using a bit of forest magic!
Engines look to be about 600 ish, up to 800 for a turbo one.... we shall see!!

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on February 24, 2009, 11:04:18 pm
A turbo Popemobile, whatever next.  Wouldn't a gas turbine be more appropriate?

Would a diesel increase the cruising speed? as a recall that it was a bit slow


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on February 24, 2009, 11:05:02 pm

Getting tempted.....


Go on, you know it makes sense. ;)

Get a crate of cider, vodka and a CD player in the back, that will amuse the Ladies on the way down. ;D

Then a referb over the winter and a return in all it's glory in 2010. ;D

 >:D



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2009, 11:41:14 pm
A turbo Popemobile, whatever next.  Wouldn't a gas turbine be more appropriate?

Would a diesel increase the cruising speed? as a recall that it was a bit slow
It is hatefully slow until it gets moving... when I overtook they cyclist I was doing about 20mph but once you get to 30+ she kicks her heels and starts to gallop. A carb change is planned as the Zenith? is tiny and a decent Weber twin, like Nick has offered would help. The Diesel options offer a similar performance in lower gears but with higher top end and economy. The popempbile is the luxury 4 speed so a box change would be needed too... I say leave her as she is for the time being and then make plans.
I drove back from Andover to home at 50 today as a test and it was ok... so those lovely french roads... windows down... I think we can live with 50mph. Jim "The Pope" said simon had 60mph once but it was scary. "Fcukin sh*t myself " was his description... we shall see. I remember having having 65 out of my ex wifes TL horsebox and that was ok..... ;D
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on February 24, 2009, 11:53:49 pm
A quick jaunt down to LM in June, will clarify the mind as to what needs to be done. >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on February 24, 2009, 11:56:28 pm
I used to get 60 and some out of our regimental RL with basically the same lump and crap carb

was enough to get from Brum at eightish and on an LZ at Thetford by half eleven ish, before they invented the A14

Mind you, no slowing down allowed even round the pair of 90s at Kimbolton

Just takes practise with the "behind your left buttock" gearchange

Err, JT Leavesleys near Alrewas on the A38 east of Lichfield often have Army surplusss reconned engines available, onnapallet ready to drop in the 'ole.

Want me to pop along for a butchers?

might talk the sweet lady into a drive out that way


bill


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 26, 2009, 03:07:36 pm
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......
I think she is getting jelous of her, and its still in Wales ;D

Just wait till its back at home.... it may become my new home!! :o

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on February 26, 2009, 04:00:24 pm
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......


Earlier in this thread she Lady PP was asking for sympathy ::) I think she is pissing in the wind on that one. Come on Rex try to get her to see the importance of it. If we have shite weather like 2001 & 2007 she will be glad of said vehicle then with a dry and warm place to sleep.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 26, 2009, 04:12:39 pm
Sympathy was mentioned.... No chance of that!!
I think she will come round to it in the end, you know, romantic weekends away etc etc! ;) ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on February 26, 2009, 05:23:03 pm
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......


 If we have sh*te weather like 2001 & 2007 she will be glad of said vehicle then with a dry and warm place to sleep.
There's always a sumptuous warm bed and shelter to be had in the Commer...

<Zarse strokes his dastardly waxed moustach and rubs groin area>


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on February 26, 2009, 05:28:19 pm
How does one dastardly wax a moustahce?

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on February 26, 2009, 05:32:01 pm
How does one dastardly wax a moustahce?

Dx

Easy...

(http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:TGe9lL8IUbweRM:http://ambermoon.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/dick.jpg)

Do you want to see a picture of a groin area being rubbed?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on February 26, 2009, 05:51:13 pm
As long as it's not in a 'I've got crabs' kind of way.

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nickliv on February 26, 2009, 10:17:00 pm
So the 'I've not got crabs anymore' kind of way is preferable is it Doris?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on February 27, 2009, 01:08:36 am
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......


Earlier in this thread she Lady PP was asking for sympathy ::) I think she is pissing in the wind on that one. Come on Rex try to get her to see the importance of it. If we have sh*te weather like 2001 & 2007 she will be glad of said vehicle then with a dry and warm place to sleep.

Bob,

You didn't mention the aircon' when it's hot outside.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: lady pig-pen on February 27, 2009, 02:17:32 am
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......


Earlier in this thread she Lady PP was asking for sympathy ::) I think she is pissing in the wind on that one. Come on Rex try to get her to see the importance of it. If we have sh*te weather like 2001 & 2007 she will be glad of said vehicle then with a dry and warm place to sleep.

yeah it'll be a godsend if it rains and 50 smelly men all sleep in it, snoring away....i can imagine how pleased i'll be that i can snuggle down between perdu and bob u (complete with last years trousers).....gosh im soooo lucky really   ;)  pink ted says if he were to be truely honest he'd rather stay out in the rain and get soggy then risk a chance meeting with the gimp in a darkened popemobile....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: lady pig-pen on February 27, 2009, 02:21:05 am


You didn't mention the aircon' when it's hot outside.
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leftie im ginger, i dont get hot, i stay in the shade at all times....it is a common sight at le mans to see rex one step behind me holding my parasol....maybe he could buy a little hand held fan instead and hold it in his other hand, far cheaper then this ruddy truck thingy...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on February 27, 2009, 03:22:48 am
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......


Earlier in this thread she Lady PP was asking for sympathy ::) I think she is pissing in the wind on that one. Come on Rex try to get her to see the importance of it. If we have sh*te weather like 2001 & 2007 she will be glad of said vehicle then with a dry and warm place to sleep.

yeah it'll be a godsend if it rains and 50 smelly men all sleep in it, snoring away....i can imagine how pleased i'll be that i can snuggle down between perdu and bob u (complete with last years trousers).....gosh im soooo lucky really   ;)  pink ted says if he were to be truely honest he'd rather stay out in the rain and get soggy then risk a chance meeting with the gimp in a darkened popemobile....
I am with you Lady PP The Gimp in daylight is scary enough
Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on February 27, 2009, 05:08:40 pm
Lady PP was horrified to see that there are 8 pages of Popemobile thread......


Earlier in this thread she Lady PP was asking for sympathy ::) I think she is pissing in the wind on that one. Come on Rex try to get her to see the importance of it. If we have sh*te weather like 2001 & 2007 she will be glad of said vehicle then with a dry and warm place to sleep.

yeah it'll be a godsend if it rains and 50 smelly men all sleep in it, snoring away....i can imagine how pleased i'll be that i can snuggle down between perdu and bob u (complete with last years trousers).....gosh im soooo lucky really   ;)  pink ted says if he were to be truely honest he'd rather stay out in the rain and get soggy then risk a chance meeting with the gimp in a darkened popemobile....

Well I'm shocked

I have no desire to share a darkened TK with any number of people, mates or not

At whch point I mention that I always sleep in air-conditioned* solitude, alone and on my own...  Although I would make an exception for a certain sophisticated French mademoiselle I met a few miles north of LM last year, but I expect no such great fortune at my advanced years...

Ms lpp a kind invitation into the lovely Popemobile, a very des res some years I'll be bound. I feel honour bound to decline.

tssk tssk

* Have you seen/felt/experienced the condition of some of that Sartheois air in June?  :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 28, 2009, 09:45:53 pm
Just had official permission from my old man for the Popemobile to live at Pig Pen Towers. The old PP loves anything mechanical and will probably wash her too... That saves on the 200 a year to keep her at Swinger Jimmys farm. ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Snoring Rhino on March 01, 2009, 01:55:18 am
So has the PopeMobile arrived in the haunts of Bashley yet? I ve a suitably tastless plastic gold centre chandleir (with on shade missing) and wall lights that I could donate if required???


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Truck on March 01, 2009, 07:57:36 pm
.......my old man .....
Accordong to Debretts, that must be Duke Pen of Bashley.

Anyway, buy him a caravan cleaning brush from Towsure


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 01, 2009, 08:51:40 pm
.......my old man .....
Accordong to Debretts, that must be Duke Pen of Bashley.

Anyway, buy him a caravan cleaning brush from Towsure
Thats the one... and its him that is responsible for my LM addiction. What sort of father takes a 15 year old beer enthusiast and a mate to Le Mans with one of his heavy drinking friends. A bloody good one!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 01, 2009, 11:13:47 pm
She now has her own facebook group and email address! ;D
Feel free to join!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on March 01, 2009, 11:14:30 pm
Thanks for the invite  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 01, 2009, 11:19:16 pm
Thanks for the invite  ;D

Your welcome  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 02, 2009, 11:58:06 pm
Popemobile Facebook group is building. Please feel free to join and add any pics or links you have. Cant wait to get her home and get to work. If you dont Facebook, then please Pm me if you have goodies and I will give you my email.
Cheers

PP ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 04, 2009, 12:04:24 am
32 Group memebers already... wooo ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 06, 2009, 04:00:02 pm
JP Chenet call me yesterday from RAF Halton. He had spotted a yellow Popemobile by the Gliding Club hanger!
I have just spoken to the chap that looks after it and he has loads of info on them at home. I have to call him back on Wednesday and he will give me a full run down.

His one is a 2.0L 4 pot petrol and he advised that going over 30mph is suicidal!!

I will update once I have spoken to him again.

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 06, 2009, 05:00:38 pm
There have been a number of suggestions for a rename but part of the sale agreement was that the name should stay the same, which we will have to honour. It can have 2 names of course ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 06, 2009, 11:45:18 pm
That is an issue I dont want to think about... although as it runs basic points, rotor arm and coil ignition with simple  belt driven fan and alternator... should be ok ???
All spares will be carried... and the oil bath air filter will be replaced with gusset of tights and a cable tie.. used of course!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on March 07, 2009, 12:31:35 pm
Its probably been set up to run on sh!te petrol, so a bit more advance (if it has any) on the dizzy may help.

As for the name, I think this is all back to front.  The Brethren should be renamed, probably to the Brothers, to maintain the religious theme.  So this now makes Rex Cardinal Pig Pen, and there can be no Lady PP, but there is scope for a Mrs Doyle (if you remember Father Ted), and several volunteers for Father Jack


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on March 07, 2009, 12:47:47 pm
The Brethren is surely an appropiate name, given the religious connections of the name.
Lady PP could be changed, an image of a Nuns wimple comes to mind. :P


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 07, 2009, 05:04:00 pm
The Brethren it is and The Brethren it shall stay. The Popemobile however will, while always being The Popemobile possibly become BMCCC. Brethren Mobile Command & Control Center as suggested by SGT Major Chop. We will have to run all this by her first as we dont want upset her.
It is hard to imagine the unbelievable misery she could unleash if angered... I mean just think about MOT time with an angry old girl not wanting to be poked and prodded by a strange man... it just dosnt bear thinking about!!
I believe Private Tray Boy is being up ranked to Pope Tray Paul and will be wearing the correct attire at all times, although I'm not sure if the real Pope uses his socks for "that" purpose or would be seen leaving his tent with a carrier bag containing what looked like left over sausage casserole.... :o I cant think where he got it from as we have never cooked that.
Crazy Undriveable Nutter Transporter is an option....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 07, 2009, 08:35:37 pm
Stink Pen, sgt major chop, is that a first name, major, or part of the rank?
Sargent Major Chop... you must now of him...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 07, 2009, 08:49:03 pm
Just found this...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 07, 2009, 08:59:35 pm
Just found this...

Bit posh - but still nice.

Could you re-mount yours? (Rex - not sexually, but on another truck -  ::) )


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 07, 2009, 09:08:44 pm
It just wouldnt be the same... modern high BHP, economy, power steering... I think we will stick with it as it is ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 07, 2009, 09:16:02 pm
It just wouldnt be the same... modern high BHP, economy, power steering... I think we will stick with it as it is ;D

Good - (but I had to ask)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on March 07, 2009, 09:24:53 pm
It's probably got aircon as well.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 07, 2009, 10:34:14 pm
looks like the pic was taken on Houx as there is electrical hook uo ;D

Glad to see you back in fine fettle humour wise Peter.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 07, 2009, 11:13:38 pm
Do some web surfing and found this, says it was taken at Brocklands. Not sure if is based there on just there on a day trip.

Anybody in Brocklands area might want to have a look.

(http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/big-lorry-blog/Brooklands5.JPG)

Like the orange


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 08, 2009, 02:42:04 am
A rather fine Livery on this one!
This is the ultimate "buy something unusual" and all the others appear out of no where thread. ;D

I'd like to suggest that anyone who finds /spots a Popemobile could forward contact details (if available) of the owners so we can create a register of these amazing creations and their current uses.
Or PM me a link..
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 08, 2009, 02:47:31 am
It's probably got aircon as well.
It has!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 11, 2009, 03:43:31 pm
Finally spoken to the boys and collection looking to be 4th April now... with a fresh MOT!!
On overnite stop is planned for the Friday night... in a town with 15 Pubs ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 11, 2009, 11:16:26 pm
Do some web surfing and found this, says it was taken at Brocklands. Not sure if is based there on just there on a day trip.

Anybody in Brocklands area might want to have a look.

(http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/big-lorry-blog/Brooklands5.JPG)

Like the orange

Is that 'Brocklands' or 'Brooklands'?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on March 12, 2009, 01:03:02 am
End vehicle looks like Brooklands - which is near Byfleet......and therefore not really on your way home Rex....have to get it another day ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on March 12, 2009, 10:00:20 am
Another picture, lifted from flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/allenthepostman/3340906311/sizes/l/)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on March 12, 2009, 10:00:41 am
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allenthepostman/3340906311/sizes/l/


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 12, 2009, 01:56:02 pm
End vehicle looks like Brooklands - which is near Byfleet......and therefore not really on your way home Rex....have to get it another day ;)
once ours is sorted... you never know ;) A man can never have enough Popemobiles!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 12, 2009, 06:29:55 pm
End vehicle looks like Brooklands - which is near Byfleet......and therefore not really on your way home Rex....have to get it another day ;)
once ours is sorted... you never know ;) A man can never have enough Popemobiles!

As I've temporarily moved back to Chertsey for the 'dole' registration etc, I'm about 4 miles away from Brooklands.

Shall I make a call Rex?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 12, 2009, 09:36:12 pm
See what you can find out mate... if its available then we shall see!!
Looks rougher than ours with the gutter rot and body rust so should be cheap enough... not like they are in huge demand!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 12, 2009, 11:06:37 pm
The plan is for a welcoming party on Saturday the 4th when we return home in the mighty beast.
First stop (apart from fuel!!) is my local, The Rising Sun, Wootton where it would be good to have a welcoming party waiting for the grand arrival. All the locals are primed and ready but it would be good to have a few CA'ers there too... with cameras.
Andy Zarse, JP Chenet and Vegas! have already expressed an interest and Rusty will be along too so we could make a mini event of it..
I can accomodate a few, Andy mentioned bringing the Commer and there is tent room at PP Towers and B&B nearby.
I can book our local Indian (who will hopefully be sponsors of The Popemobile) and a jolly good piss up can be had. I will need it after the drive home ;D
What do you lot think?
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 12, 2009, 11:38:22 pm
Can't think of a better 'Welcomming' party.

Logged into calender.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 13, 2009, 12:29:41 am
much as I'd love to I wont be able to join you

But I am having nightmares imagining you in the "Real" popemobile and Lady "dainty" PP driving in loving convoy down the road to Ruin  (oops Rouen, sorry)  Hers in pretty Barbie pink...

Let's hear it for the girls


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 13, 2009, 01:11:54 am
much as I'd love to I wont be able to join you

But I am having nightmares imagining you in the "Real" popemobile and Lady "dainty" PP driving in loving convoy down the road to Ruin  (oops Rouen, sorry)  Hers in pretty Barbie pink...

Let's hear it for the girls


Perdu, the Poemobile has been there along that road for many years. Give her some credit, she should know the way by now.

Besides LPP has been there since LM started.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 13, 2009, 02:01:24 am
much as I'd love to I wont be able to join you

But I am having nightmares imagining you in the "Real" popemobile and Lady "dainty" PP driving in loving convoy down the road to Ruin  (oops Rouen, sorry)  Hers in pretty Barbie pink...

Let's hear it for the girls
Now you've stirred a terrible thought...... Lady PP wouldn't be driving but there could be a Melans Melanmobile that could ride in rolling roadblock formation with ours... if QV is up for it, then it can live at mine.. Leftie.. phone Brooklands! NOW!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 13, 2009, 02:09:48 am
much as I'd love to I wont be able to join you

But I am having nightmares imagining you in the "Real" popemobile and Lady "dainty" PP driving in loving convoy down the road to Ruin  (oops Rouen, sorry)  Hers in pretty Barbie pink...

Let's hear it for the girls
Now you've stirred a terrible thought...... Lady PP wouldn't be driving but there could be a Melans Melanmobile that could ride in rolling roadblock formation with ours... if QV is up for it, then it can live at mine.. Leftie.. phone Brooklands! NOW!! ;D
Queen Vic has a text waiting for her when she awakens from her dole slumber... hehe >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 13, 2009, 02:33:58 am
Just checked my insurers quote and 2 can be covered at very little extra cost....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 13, 2009, 02:21:12 pm
"Perdu, the Popemobile has been there along that road for many years. Give her some credit, she should know the way by now.

Besides LPP has been there since LM started."

Yes Leftie I know that but Lady PP hasnt

and she is dainty, which I know acos of I have the photographs... (still)

And the thought of a pink Melansmobile wending its way in convoy with the old stagers is still tickling ME pink!

he he he


 :D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 13, 2009, 09:56:16 pm
Is this the 'melanmobile'?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa64/jjkt15/Cars/PinkPanther.jpg)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 13, 2009, 11:57:05 pm
Oh funnily enough that takes me back a good few years does that! I know 10-97.

Bloodyhellinawetdream can you imagine the Melans and Lady PP in a Panther on Bleu Nord with a couple of Gimpies?

That should put the sh!tes up the pikies, certainly does me!







Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 14, 2009, 12:46:30 am
Oh funnily enough that takes me back a good few years does that! I know 10-97.

Bloodyhellinawetdream can you imagine the Melans and Lady PP in a Panther on Bleu Nord with a couple of Gimpies?

That should put the sh!tes up the pikies, certainly does me!


Exactly what I thought.

Seeing that would really mean you malkng friends with them and surcumming to all their wishes.  >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 14, 2009, 01:39:52 pm
hmm fortunately I'm too old to submit to their sensuous blandishments

and my heart belongs to another  :angel:


but it could be fun to resist  8)

but nay, I were thinking of a "Popemobile Two" in a slightly more Barbie pink and "old Number One" in convoy

Trundling their merry way along whatever the host country are calling the N138 these days

Maybe I should get the Panther but have you seen the MPG'age of one of those lately, dammit there's a recession on  they tell me.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 14, 2009, 03:51:24 pm
Spoke to a guy today who has a white Rolls Royce which he uses for wedding, say's he is often asked for a pink Roller.

And worse, he is thinking of getting one in the future.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 15, 2009, 12:10:14 am
Spoke to a guy today who has a white Rolls Royce which he uses for wedding, say's he is often asked for a pink Roller.

And worse, he is thinking of getting one in the future.

Is his name 'Parker' by chance?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 18, 2009, 09:35:52 pm
Getting Bored... want her back now.. and next time Lady PP's parents are over she can be their home! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 19, 2009, 01:02:03 pm
"Getting Bored... want her back now.. ..

couldn't you try lying about the date....?

 ;)

"Sorry old chap, I thought it was April already...."

calm down laddie, wont be long now.

bill


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 24, 2009, 12:46:40 am
a friend sent me these pics,

Baby Popemobile?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 24, 2009, 02:32:20 am
Cool as... you will have Pm int morning. It is 24 Volt! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: F-Troop Mom on March 24, 2009, 09:49:10 pm
I wish I had my camera with me, it was late Saturday night at Sebring....I saw the Pope, he was looking for the protection of his Popemobile.  My husband was the only one around who knew what I was talking about when I got excited to see him.  Hope he shows up at LeMans.....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 24, 2009, 10:51:42 pm
I wish I had my camera with me, it was late Saturday night at Sebring....I saw the Pope, he was looking for the protection of his Popemobile.  My husband was the only one around who knew what I was talking about when I got excited to see him.  Hope he shows up at LeMans.....
Trust me... there will be a pope at Le Mans this year... and one driving back from Wales in 2 weeks time... very slowly! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on March 24, 2009, 11:59:02 pm
Pope Pig Pen does have a certain ring to it  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 25, 2009, 12:00:35 am
ommmmmmm
ommmmmmm
ommmmmmm

a prediction has just slapped me like a wet tangoing

I predict that as you get used to driving the Bedford and its quirky box it will actually drive faster than you are expecting

The "reach behind your left buttock and swing the stick into place" motion soon becomes somewhat easier and the engine will enjoy doing a bit, a bit more.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 25, 2009, 12:58:27 am
Pope Pig Pen does have a certain ring to it  ::)
Tray Boy looks more the part but PPP does have a ring to it...  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 25, 2009, 12:59:25 am
I agree with Perdu, the gear change takes a bit of time to get used to.

LPP, have you sorted out the DVLA 'Operators Lisense' etc? Even privatly owned it must be plated etc.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 25, 2009, 01:01:22 am
Pope Pig Pen does have a certain ring to it  ::)
Tray Boy looks more the part but PPP does have a ring to it...  ;D

My man, I don't do religion, thats what the wifey is for. Cardinal will be sufficient.

[Edit]  As the frenchies are mainly catholic, I would advise not placing 'Popemobile' anywhere on the dear ol'e motor, antagonistic comes to mind. We as CA know it's the PM and will address as such in reverence to it's LM history.

Would suggest 'Popey'.

Afterall, you wouldn't want to get barracaded on journeys on thier 'home ground' by the populas or the CRS, would you?

I know where your comming from though, but! ;D

[/Edit]


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 25, 2009, 01:08:01 am
ommmmmmm
ommmmmmm
ommmmmmm

a prediction has just slapped me like a wet tangoing

I predict that as you get used to driving the Bedford and its quirky box it will actually drive faster than you are expecting

The "reach behind your left buttock and swing the stick into place" motion soon becomes somewhat easier and the engine will enjoy doing a bit, a bit more.
Much like Lady PP, it has a lovely gearbox ;) and changing cogs was ever so easy with a good click click up and down change. The speed issue comes from its huge fat body and aerodynamic disability. Simon says it will hit 60mph but you have no steering as the plate glass and steel viewing area makes it so ass heavy. Perhaps wheelie bars would be an option... my drive back will tell all. Sure I will have an essay to type after that... and I hope lots of you will be there for the arrival.
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 25, 2009, 01:12:53 am
I agree with Perdu, the gear change takes a bit of time to get used to.

LPP, have you sorted out the DVLA 'Operators Lisense' etc? Even privatly owned it must be plated etc.
Last time I spoke to Simon we agreed for it to MOT'd (its a PHGV?) so has the same test as a car, so will have a years ticket when we get it. I should be an MOT Tester (sideline and bowstring) by the time its next due so all looking good. Woo


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on March 25, 2009, 01:24:06 am
ommmmmmm
ommmmmmm
ommmmmmm

a prediction has just slapped me like a wet tangoing

I predict that as you get used to driving the Bedford and its quirky box it will actually drive faster than you are expecting

The "reach behind your left buttock and swing the stick into place" motion soon becomes somewhat easier and the engine will enjoy doing a bit, a bit more.
Much like Lady PP, it has a lovely gearbox ;) and changing cogs was ever so easy with a good click click up and down change. The speed issue comes from its huge fat body and aerodynamic disability. Simon says it will hit 60mph but you have no steering as the plate glass and steel viewing area makes it so ass heavy. Perhaps wheelie bars would be an option... my drive back will tell all. Sure I will have an essay to type after that... and I hope lots of you will be there for the arrival.
PP

I'm banking on being there.

If I can find my photos, I'll bring them.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 25, 2009, 11:42:20 am
Pope Pig Pen does have a certain ring to it  ::)

As long as when he's driving back from wales it's not " Hope Pig Pen"  ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 25, 2009, 09:38:37 pm
There have been a number of people showing an interest in coming down for the grand arrival of the mighty beast which hopefully should be 5 pm Saturday 4th April at The Rising Sun, Wootton.
If people are looking to stay and join us for the proposed post arrival drinkies, Indian in the evening and more drinkies I will have to get some accomodation sorted as PP Towers is fully booked out with Zarses.
There are several local B&B's or a new Premier Travel Inn a couple of miles down the road, which may be more suitable as there is a pub attached and will probably be the same price.
Please could anyone interested PM me and I will get things underway.
It should be a good day ;D
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 30, 2009, 08:58:00 pm
It is happening this Saturday. She is all MOT'd up and sailed through with just a tyre and the usual emmissions issues. Insurance will be sorted tomorrow so the docs are here in time to tax her when we get to Wales Friday afternoon. Then its a night on the town and heading back late morning on Saturday.
The wait is nearly over!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on March 30, 2009, 09:31:17 pm
It is happening this Saturday. She is all MOT'd up and sailed through with just a tyre and the usual emmissions issues. Insurance will be sorted tomorrow so the docs are here in time to tax her when we get to Wales Friday afternoon. Then its a night on the town and heading back late morning on Saturday.
The wait is nearly over!!

Since shes mot'd and taxed is she coming to le mans???

I would love to see her there  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 31, 2009, 11:59:23 pm
I insured her today too... and at a very reasonable price on a 3000 mile limit. Fully comp including international recovery/breakdown, track day cover ??? and show cover. Under 103 all in... Now thats a bargain!
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 01, 2009, 12:03:40 am
I insured her today too... and at a very reasonable price on a 3000 mile limit. Fully comp including international recovery/breakdown, track day cover ??? and show cover. Under 103 all in... Now thats a bargain!
PP

 :o  wow thats great, more money for beer and petrol!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 01, 2009, 12:19:59 am
I insured her today too... and at a very reasonable price on a 3000 mile limit. Fully comp including international recovery/breakdown, track day cover ??? and show cover. Under 103 all in... Now thats a bargain!
PP

 :o  wow thats great, more money for petrol!
Wish me luck on Saturday..... It will be a long day.... Cant wait! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on April 01, 2009, 12:29:37 am
The trackday cover bit made me spill my coffee ;D
I wish I could be there to welcome her. Enjoy the drive home and remember to brake early.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 01, 2009, 01:04:54 am
The trackday cover bit made me spill my coffee ;D
I wish I could be there to welcome her. Enjoy the drive home and remember to brake early.
With Drum's all round it will be on my mind  all day... they were sharp on the test drive but after driving that far.....  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on April 01, 2009, 02:46:11 pm
They have great brakes those Bedfords, 'tisn't that you ave to worry about but the overtaking old ladies in their speedbuggies.

Remember to tell the throttle pedal what you want about ten minutes before you need it...

What with having to cart that replica of York Minster around on the back of the chassis, slowing down seems to not be a problem, it's all in the "need for speed" tha' knows!

Brakes will be fine I'm sure

but I have to be in John'O'Groats that day

:-[

Have fun getting to know your baby, wish I could be there


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 01, 2009, 03:23:11 pm
How cool to have a vehicle that has an air brake like the 55 Mercedes.  Shame it doesn't go down


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: F-Troop Mom on April 01, 2009, 03:51:22 pm
Saw this article today and thought of your Popemobile.....
(http://www.motorcities.com/media/images/640/09D00211123503AA.jpeg)
2009 Hyundai i10 'Religious Leader' Edition 


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 01, 2009, 04:52:01 pm
I thought it was the Japanese that made them smaller and cheaper, not the Koreans


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 01, 2009, 11:47:55 pm
LPP,

You need to speak to Vern' he drove some in the RAF and latter MoD iirc.

Haven't had a chance to get to Brooklands yet due to other problems, but I will promise to do the 'investigation'.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 02, 2009, 12:08:43 am
LPP,

You need to speak to Vern' he drove some in the RAF and latter MoD iirc.

Haven't had a chance to get to Brooklands yet due to other problems, but I will promise to do the 'investigation'.
After Saturday I will be able to have a full run down with Vern... Fingers crossed ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on April 02, 2009, 04:22:43 am
Hi LPP,
         Take it easy.remember she is tall so avoid low overhangs also top heavy so avoid sudden changes of direction. Leave plenty of room for the idiot drivers on the road gawking at you instead of looking where they are going :o
Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Snoring Rhino on April 02, 2009, 10:12:44 am
Make sure you dont get lost and get near the G20 sumit at the Excel Centre like the protesters in the Armoured Car - they migh think you are co-ordinating an air strike!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 02, 2009, 03:10:09 pm
Hi LPP,
         Take it easy.remember she is tall so avoid low overhangs also top heavy so avoid sudden changes of direction. Leave plenty of room for the idiot drivers on the road gawking at you instead of looking where they are going :o
Phil
We have a route planned which is all motorway and A roads without too many roundabouts and sharp corners so should be quite a pleasant drive (he says optimistically)
My braking space will be extended to allow room for idiot overtakers and judging by the looks we got on the test drive there will be plenty of gawking to be had...
Lets just hope she behaves herself. Fingers crossed!

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 02, 2009, 10:28:11 pm
Despite all my doubts in the postal service all the Insurance documents arrived today and she is ready to roll... we cant tax her as she is classed a PHGV which has to be done at a DVLA local area office according to the Pope crew, which are closed on a Saturday.
However we have some trade plates to use from the Popes so all should be cool... a little rule bending is always fun. Its Insured, Mot'd and the red and whites cover the tax as I am delivering it for the owners who have their own reasons for not being able to drive it. It will still be in their name as the hopelessly slow DVLA system wont even have received the document... as it wont have been posted ;D
A list of essentials for the trip has been made but any suggestions are welcome. I may have missed something... we leave after cucumber sandwiches and earl grey tomorrow afternoon.
I look forward to your considered essentials....
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 02, 2009, 10:37:20 pm
Just remember that when you get it back to PP Towers, as you exit the vehicle, you must give a short blessing and then kneel down and kiss the tarmac.

And may god bless all who sail in her ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on April 02, 2009, 10:58:02 pm
Bon voyage, may the RAC stay away from you and your road be clear. Brake early!  :police:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: SJ on April 03, 2009, 12:05:47 am
Have a great trip PP ;D

Look forward to seeing the old girl sausage-side soonest 8)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 03, 2009, 02:03:53 am
Thank you all for your kind words. My last post on the subject will be on our departure tomorrow.
I think wooly has a posh phone so may be able to give progress reports as we trundle... all I can say is... gulp!
And we still have a night out in Wales to deal with yet.... double gulp... woooo.
May the saint of  old 6 pots fly with us on Saturday.
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on April 03, 2009, 07:18:01 am
Good trip Rex and look forwards to seing the video of the massive traffic jams you cause appearing on YouTube soon ;-)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on April 03, 2009, 11:39:17 am
A fair wind Rex.  Keep the old girl shiney side up.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on April 03, 2009, 12:16:53 pm
Take her into the wind LPP. God bless her and all who sail in her. Have a good trip


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 03, 2009, 02:32:56 pm
And another thing, its people like you that give caravanners a good name. ;D

Bon Voyage - it looks like you may have a tailwind


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 04, 2009, 07:31:46 pm
Rex & Rusty,

Have a good day delivering the Popemobile to it's new home. Just sorry I can't be there for the 'arrival'.

Just have a good pi** up.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 04, 2009, 11:50:08 pm
Well - how did the trip go ?

and the drinking after ?


hope you all go there OK

Give us an update, were all keen to know!

WELL?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 04, 2009, 11:59:59 pm
Well - how did the trip go ?

and the drinking after ?

hope you all go there OK

Give us an update, were all keen to know!

WELL?


Neil, UK time is 2257hrs, they are still celebrating I think :laugh:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 05, 2009, 01:29:52 am
Late posting I know... She is home safe and sound and parked up close to home. A drive never to be forgotten and after the event, a real pleasure.
Myself, Lady PP and Wooly extend our thanks to Jim, Simon and Jeff with the LHD Twingo! for their hospitality and a fab nite out in Wales.
Totally knackered after today and then Ian's 50th party tonite.. Add more tomorrow. IT WAS A SUCCESS!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: TobyAnscombe on April 05, 2009, 10:31:47 am
Congrats Rex, I trust that photos will appear soon?



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on April 05, 2009, 02:28:43 pm
"after the event, a real pleasure."

I think I should have mentioned that it would be  :)

great news mon brave, now for BN and  the p1ssup to remind us of all other p1ssups...

way to go



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 05, 2009, 09:54:07 pm
Just sorting the pics now... She has been out today to my local for a lunchtime treat and appears to gather a crowd wherever she is parked.
Russ, Wooly and Clive got home in one piece today on the bikes and a good weekend was had by all.
Cheers to the Wills' for their food and booze last nite. Much appreciated ;D
I feel totally knackered.. Jim was right when he squeezed my arm muscle before the test drive and said " They'll get bigger"... My Buttocks ache from the clutch, throttle and cornering ass bracing, as does my back.
Who needs to go to a Gym... buy a Popemobile. I love her.
Myself, Lady PP and Wooly went up to Wales on Friday, stayed over, had a night out with The Pope crew, had a superb Indian, restles sleep and then undertook the mission in question.
I have still work out the MPG for the 160 mile trip but it was good... as she was unladen.
I hit 58 at one point and managed 45 - 50 most of the way on the M4, which is actually nicer than lower speed driving because the wind resistance lifts the front and gives much lighter steering and much less body roll.
She was not thrashed at any point and hills are 25mph in 3rd, if you try and do 30mph its revving too high for my liking and once you reach flat road 30 in 4th is fine to build up speed... basically 3rd gear is crap.
The highlight... and most stressful bit of the whole journey was the A35 from Lyndhurst to home. 8 miles of trundle road with so many fans of her following with no way of getting past.
The snake of cars behind was as long as mirrors could see and no attempt to go faster was made just because ;D
The stressful bit came from the alternator light glowing ( a slipping belt), being so close to home and knowing how many people were waiting for the arrival.
We made it in one piece and she behaved faultlessly.
As Jim "The Pope" said.... she hates hills and loves petrol.
A special thanks goes to Wooley "if I ever read Caution Jet Thrust again" for tail gunning for 160 miles and Lady pp for her help on the trip back, an extra set of eyes is always good and hers were spot on, and not a winge the whole way. Cheers Honey.
That about sums it up really.
The Popemobile is in safe hands.
PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 05, 2009, 11:05:17 pm
Lord & Lady PP

WELL DONE - your brought home that old kite home in style.

Great reading about the trip, can't wait to see the pics, great to hear that you all got home (and a great new home for the Popemobile) in  one piece.

Get you a beer or 2+ at Le Mans

YEA - there home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 05, 2009, 11:18:53 pm
Well done. 

Remember, only 9 weeks to spruce her up before the big outing


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 05, 2009, 11:44:27 pm
Popemobile collection


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 05, 2009, 11:46:52 pm
More collection


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 05, 2009, 11:53:16 pm
Finally... Robspot appeared... Nice to see ya mate. PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Snoring Rhino on April 06, 2009, 10:18:30 am
Top Job Rex, I will be interesting to see her trudling through the forest and getting more payback on the caravans.
It was good to see, LPP, Steve, Rusty and Wooley at the Suprise bash, see soon with some potential adornments.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 07, 2009, 01:26:45 am
Brilliant job Rex, hope to see her in the flesh again in June. I'm still looking for my photos of her.

Did Robspot put his his trousers in the hot wash?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 09, 2009, 09:53:19 pm
She is going for a bath tomorrow! Time to remove all the years of encrusted algea and filth. May even go a bit faster without that layer of dried gunge ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 10, 2009, 01:57:58 am
She is going for a bath tomorrow! Time to remove all the years of encrusted algea and filth. May even go a bit faster without that layer of dried gunge ;D

Brilliant news that she arrived safely at PP towers.

On the 'redesign' of her colours, there has to be a minimum of 4 flags. That is her heretage.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Martini...LB on April 10, 2009, 02:10:09 pm
Popemobile new colour scheme revealed....

>Martini...








Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 10, 2009, 09:46:58 pm
Have you been bribed by Lady PP.... that is ghastly! Matches Robs eyes! ;D
Plans are strictly P&C... but its gonna be good. That is all I say ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 11, 2009, 03:48:11 am
She had some spanner attention today. The belts that run the fan, water pump and Alternator were as slack as a wizards sleeve and the charge/alt" light had been glowing since the A 34 on the home trip.
Guess our tree cutting drive drained her reserves... half hour on tick over with the  volt light on full glow.
I think that some modern belts will help as the ones on her are skinnier than a super model and sit so deep in the pulleys... time for a new set of Gates fat belts to keep it all moving.
It was the first time for soooooo long that I have worked on something so "real"...a socket and a bar was all that was needed.... no shrouds to remove, no stupid wires to remove, just sit on the chassis rail, tension with one hand and nip up the nut with the other hand.
I also noticed that all the wiring connections on the elec' system are as dry as a dry thing so plan is to clean em all up when I put the battery back on board tomorrow. Oh.. and the main earth for the engine is sat in the most amazing place... where it gets soaked whenever it rains... hence the furry mount.
Tomorrow morning will see all the contacts cleaned and checked and then she will be left to slumber while we party at Zarse Towers. Sunday will see her parked up on the grass outside The Rising Sun, Its Mini Steam engine day. They all chuff up to my local pub from the Sammy Miller Mororbike Museum on their little steam engines.
We will be viewing from the roof terrace with legs on and all... To stop her swaying! weather permitting ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 12, 2009, 12:10:13 am
LPP,

Can you move the 'earth' below cab'?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 17, 2009, 01:06:35 am
Rex,

Planning on going to Brooklands this weekend. So find out a bit more of their 'Popemobile'.

Are you thinking of starting a 'Register' for these?

You also need to talk to Lefty Snr (Vern) as he did a load of test work in them.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 19, 2009, 10:47:20 pm
More popemobile's - this one was at an airfield near Luton.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on April 20, 2009, 12:23:33 am
Blimey! They're common as anything


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 20, 2009, 01:49:24 pm
More popemobile's - this one was at an airfield near Luton.
Was that RAF Marham by any chance?... JP Chenet spotted a yellow one there a while back.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on April 20, 2009, 02:16:40 pm
I was there on Saturday but I didn't notice one. Then again I wasn't looking.
MG Mark will know for sure.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 20, 2009, 03:25:38 pm
Checked with the people we were walking with - morning out to get th kids fresh air - as you do.

It was - London Gliding Club
Tring Road, Dunstable, LU6 2JP
Tel: 01582 663419

and if you look closely on google earth you can see it out in the field with the gliders

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=LU6+2JP&sll=52.232268,-0.468678&sspn=0.009357,0.027895&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=51.871121,-0.544003&spn=0.001179,0.004506&z=19&lci=com.panoramio.all&iwloc=lyrftr:com.panoramio.all,8212144101248343901,51.870887,-0.54451

and if you look at pic section - you can see it in the background.

And another pic - with its mate - 6 Wheel Range Rover - Cool

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=snbq6ygyn5t3&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=12515078&encType=1


Is this a new game - spot Son of Popemobile (son of the pope! can that be correct?   :))


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 20, 2009, 03:32:21 pm
It must be the one JPC saw as it was used by the gliding club. Will see what more I can find out.

PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: amazing 1 on April 20, 2009, 03:47:06 pm
How bout a couple of pics of the progress.
Cant wait to see it all freshened up,with the Brethren touchs.
Thanks
Randy


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 20, 2009, 04:42:53 pm
Are you going to have a sock flying above the Popemibile? ;) ;) ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lawnmower Man on April 20, 2009, 04:51:22 pm
Are you going to have a sock flying above the Popemibile? ;) ;) ;D

I don't think we will wantto see that Barry! >:D >:D >:D

t.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 21, 2009, 12:52:29 am
Are you going to have a sock flying above the Popemibile? ;) ;) ;D
How about a pair of Lady PP's knickers... she was used this weekend and had a decent flagpole installed. It was a friends 40th so she slept 4 in comort and had teenage girls dancing on the roof. Got her home today and had a blast in a Noble on the way back. Good to know a mechanic that get lots of exotica!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on April 21, 2009, 06:09:26 am
Hi Lord PP,
              If  the Bretheren are willing to continue the tradition of flyng the Maple Leaf I would be happy to Donate a Large one.
Canada Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robspot on April 21, 2009, 08:05:07 am
How about a pair of Lady PP's knickers... she was used this weekend and had a decent flagpole installed.

Zoinks!!!! Poor old Claire. She always gets a rough deal  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: BigH on April 21, 2009, 11:45:38 am
There can only be one pair of knickers for me, and a fitting tribute.....
H


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 21, 2009, 11:52:39 am
Nice pants!
I response to all the previous replies, yes you will all be kept updated on progress once the works commence, I am sure that all the flags will be flying.... once we get a big enough pole and no... Trayboys sock will not be flying... its too soggy and would get stuck to the pole ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Leftie on April 21, 2009, 07:33:03 pm
Rex,

I will donate my ceremonial Red Dragon.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on April 21, 2009, 07:45:11 pm
There can only be one pair of knickers for me, and a fitting tribute.....
H


Blimey H, those under cracker brought back shuddering memories of the long lost funfair and the infamous Erta, gord rest her gargantuan arse.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: BigH on April 22, 2009, 11:12:47 am
Yes, God rest her soul Rusty, and everything else.
In moments of caffeine induced twitchiness I often wonder where, and how, they buried her. There must be a headstone somewhere, in fact it's probably visible from Mars.
I'm a bit surprised at the French and their Health and Safety shennanigans about drivers and Hi-Vi vests. If everyone had a wear a pair of fluorescent knickers like these, they'd get a bit more respect I'd say.
H


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Werner on April 22, 2009, 01:13:14 pm
Yeah, those were the days...BTW her name was "IRTA"


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 22, 2009, 01:31:51 pm
I remember.... Its such a shame that the "real" funfair has gone. Finding strippers as a 15 year old nipper was a fantastic experience ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: smokie on April 22, 2009, 06:57:58 pm
I remember.... Its such a shame that the "real" funfair has gone. Finding strippers as a 15 year old nipper was a fantastic experience ;D

Yep, I recall the same, but at Wanstead Flats fair in the early 70s (and I think I would have been 13 or 14). For half a crown I watched a knife throwing act which culminated in a naked woman having large blades thrown at her - probably the first "real one" I'd seen....  >:D ::) >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 22, 2009, 07:05:54 pm
First year I went to LM I walked past the Wall of Death, and thought I've never seen that before, but I'm to intrested in my first race to go, I'll do that next year.

Mistake.

The following year it had gone, together with the strippers and assorted other intresting attractions.

Experience it while you can, the first lesson of LM.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on April 22, 2009, 07:34:39 pm
The LM Wall of Death was excellent Barry.

Motorcycles going around is chicken feed.  He fired up a VW Beetle buggy and drove that around!!  :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 22, 2009, 07:51:34 pm
The LM Wall of Death was excellent Barry.

Motorcycles going around is chicken feed.  He fired up a VW Beetle buggy and drove that around!!  :o


Now I know why the whole thing was shaking when I walked past!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Gordonwr on April 22, 2009, 08:18:50 pm
I seem to remember it was a Formula V race car ?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 22, 2009, 09:23:37 pm
The LM Wall of Death was excellent Barry.

Motorcycles going around is chicken feed.  He fired up a VW Beetle buggy and drove that around!!  :o


Now I know why the whole thing was shaking when I walked past!!!

Not saw the Wall of Death at Le Mans, but have seen one at Oulton Park years ago. The thing I remember is the whole structure shook when you stood on as they raced around the wooden slatted walls.


Mind you, wish I had seen these chaps.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 22, 2009, 09:48:18 pm
I watched the Lm wall of death loads of times. I seem to remember that they had a bike out front on a rolling road type thing with some chap doing all sorts of tricks...
Some of the rides looked rather unsafe too... the drop tower thing looked like it had been in the sea for a few years and real shotguns with more than one pellet in them... oh they were the days ;D
The big wheel still gives a good view though...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 23, 2009, 12:10:37 am
One more from the other nite... ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 23, 2009, 12:02:47 pm
I think that viewing platform could do with a pole in the middle of it.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on April 23, 2009, 12:39:36 pm

Some of the rides looked rather unsafe too...

The wooden track go-carts were most unsafe. The first year I went 6 of us all had a go, one guy decided to use the safety belt attached to the seat to be a little safer. A couple of laps in he was wacked up the arse and found out that the belt may have been attached to the seat but the seat wasn't attached to the cart. Most amusing to see him laying on the track still belted to the seat with every other cart swerving to avoid him. I have a photo somewhere, must dig it out.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Nordic on April 23, 2009, 02:02:49 pm
The old fun fair was good value, but you really had to be in the right mood for it.

We only tried the go karts the once, the same ones are featured on the film Le Mans, thats how old they are and they did not look new then! Once your time was up they put a barrier across the track, caught out a few people.

The strippers, well what can you say, about a 100 guys crammed into the back of a lorry to see some dodgy tarts. you really had to be there, it was hot and sweaty is all I can remember! Its bizzare to think that we even thought one was better than the other. Thats the power of beer for you.

The fattest lady, my brother had a post card with her on it for years. I expect he still has, then there was aligator boy and a couple of others over the years.

I refused to go on the rides on H & S grounds, the rollercoster seemed to be standing on various bits of random wood to make it level, not sure if some of the feet were even touching it.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on April 23, 2009, 02:03:45 pm
...... and real shotguns with more than one pellet in them... oh they were the days ;D

They still have those in France (just not at an increasingly sanitised LM) - went to the fair at La Rochelle last summer and about 6-8 stalls of them - great fun!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: amazing 1 on April 23, 2009, 08:42:50 pm
Thanks for the pics,makes me feel like I was there.

Randy


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on April 23, 2009, 08:56:28 pm
I was there on Saturday but I didn't notice one. Then again I wasn't looking.
MG Mark will know for sure.

Only just catching up - none that we have are yellow to my knowledge, all of ours in service have a red and white chequerboard colour scheme.

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on June 22, 2009, 12:50:32 pm
Now LM is done and dusted the transformation can begin........ watch this space ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on June 22, 2009, 01:50:50 pm
Regular progress reports with pics I hope.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on June 22, 2009, 01:58:56 pm
Thats the plan. ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Steve on June 22, 2009, 09:50:48 pm
The old fun fair was good value, but you really had to be in the right mood for it.

We only tried the go karts the once, the same ones are featured on the film Le Mans, thats how old they are and they did not look new then! Once your time was up they put a barrier across the track, caught out a few people.

The strippers, well what can you say, about a 100 guys crammed into the back of a lorry to see some dodgy tarts. you really had to be there, it was hot and sweaty is all I can remember! Its bizzare to think that we even thought one was better than the other. Thats the power of beer for you.

The fattest lady, my brother had a post card with her on it for years. I expect he still has, then there was aligator boy and a couple of others over the years.

I refused to go on the rides on H & S grounds, the rollercoster seemed to be standing on various bits of random wood to make it level, not sure if some of the feet were even touching it.

My mate still feels queasy when I remind him what one of the strippers did to him. Lets just say he still has this recurring taste of tuna.........or was it haddock????


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Pastis_JPC on June 25, 2009, 01:54:41 am
The old fun fair was good value, but you really had to be in the right mood for it.

We only tried the go karts the once, the same ones are featured on the film Le Mans, thats how old they are and they did not look new then! Once your time was up they put a barrier across the track, caught out a few people.

The strippers, well what can you say, about a 100 guys crammed into the back of a lorry to see some dodgy tarts. you really had to be there, it was hot and sweaty is all I can remember! Its bizzare to think that we even thought one was better than the other. Thats the power of beer for you.



I think some of the 'soul' went from LM when they moved (and castrated!) the fair.  Go Karts - 30 'beered up' guy's and foot to the floor racing.  What more fun can you have!?

Then down to the strippers tent to release all that pent up tension................................ :P


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on June 25, 2009, 01:43:14 pm
Rex - you could start a collection - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280362428637&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching

Perfect for Le mans - its a "Chemical Incident Unit"

(http://i.ebayimg.com/14/!BU+p6hgBmk~$(KGrHgoOKkIEjlLmVgL3BKQSG2ojO!~~_12.JPG)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: hgb on June 25, 2009, 08:38:48 pm
We need to reserve a space next to the toilets for this.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: fallauk on June 26, 2009, 12:10:09 pm
So does anyone have pics of the popemobile at Le Mans this year ?? - As didn't see it on its former spot in MB.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: DelBoy on June 26, 2009, 12:14:46 pm
So does anyone have pics of the popemobile at Le Mans this year ?? - As didn't see it on its former spot in MB.

Would have needed a rather large telephoto lens - the vehicle stayed at home at Chateau PP.

Del


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Truck on June 26, 2009, 02:30:50 pm
So does anyone have pics of the popemobile at Le Mans this year ?? - As didn't see it on its former spot in MB.

Would have needed a rather large telephoto lens - the vehicle stayed at home at Chateau PP.

Del

Well they said they could see it from the Radio Le Mans booth!

Could there be an imposter?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on June 28, 2009, 02:40:33 am
Rubbish. The beast is slumbering at PP Towers until its grand entry in 2010.  Any reports are bollox. PP


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: fallauk on July 01, 2009, 03:50:05 pm
Looking forward to the new paint job and new look next year


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on August 08, 2009, 04:15:32 pm

Rex - this could be your next project. - http://englishrussia.com/?p=1779

(http://englishrussia.com/images/cool_car/1.jpg)


and

Andy Z - a vehicle for your flair and style (could live with the Commer) - http://englishrussia.com/?p=381
(http://englishrussia.com/images/brdm/1.jpg)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on August 10, 2009, 03:20:08 pm
That first one makes a Hummer look a bit twee. Can you drive them across the channel too?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: LangTall on August 10, 2009, 03:27:59 pm
You mean without the use of a ferry Gary? ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on August 10, 2009, 03:31:29 pm
Yes, are they anfi anphibi dot hey float?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on August 10, 2009, 11:30:11 pm
Although usually up for humerous banter I can announce that there is no way on earth, even with Claire's education that 3.5 Tonnes of steel and plate glass will be going anywhere water. It handles like a supertanker now so to try and make it ampf? go in the sea is just not going to happen.
Anyway... Claire's evaporated water from the shower thread would get wet and tha would just be a waste of money! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on September 18, 2009, 01:14:51 am
Discussions to be held this weekend... watch this space!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on September 18, 2009, 02:00:47 pm
If it stays there much longer without moving, it'll become a listed building.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on September 25, 2009, 07:33:50 pm
It looks like the Brethren will be needing to put in some overtime to get her ready in time. I hope he doesn't intend to come here in June or he will be walking ;D





http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8271556.stm


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on September 25, 2009, 08:30:48 pm
He'll be fine! ;D He can borrow my hat too!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nickliv on September 29, 2009, 03:21:14 pm
Do you still want that carb? (Weber 32/34 IIRC) Otherwise I shall fling it at the bay for the series perverts to covet.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on December 06, 2009, 02:30:32 pm
Rex - saw this on the web, may give you some inspiration.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtIQsyuICGo&feature=player_embedded


Wish I had space and MONEY!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on December 06, 2009, 08:57:58 pm
Rex - saw this on the web, may give you some inspiration.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtIQsyuICGo&feature=player_embedded


Wish I had space and MONEY!!!!!!  ;D

always do something with the Nopanic Picker ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 13, 2010, 05:11:45 pm
Time for an update....
Having been through interesting times it has taken a while to get things moving but I can report that I have been out in her today and all is well, apart from a leaky wheel cylinder and a tyre missing a valve. That will all be sorted this week.
All the stickers have been removed and she will be taken for a steam clean during the week and then etched and primed before going on Holiday to somewhere warm to have the topcoats applied.
The tired interior will be stripped out along with lots of the soundproofing to save wieght.
I will post some pics as soon as there are any major changes... at the moment she is just green and sorry looking.

That will soon change ;D

PP

Oh and with all tyres at the correct pressure she achieved 10mph more on the return trip up the A35 than on the outbound.  :D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on February 13, 2010, 09:27:46 pm
Good effort


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 14, 2010, 03:51:51 am
Indeed...  My word did she romp with the correct tire pressures... I could have hit 60mph if my much needed watering hole had not appeared.
She will be at LM looking like .......................................... (not my Auntie Dennis)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on February 14, 2010, 07:10:55 pm
Oh and with all tyres at the correct pressure she achieved 10mph more on the return trip up the A35 than on the outbound.  :D
Its still got the aerodynamics of a brick - sideways on  :'(

But after all, in the words of the late Howlin' Wolf, its built for comfort, not for speed  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 14, 2010, 09:59:01 pm
Oh and with all tyres at the correct pressure she achieved 10mph more on the return trip up the A35 than on the outbound.  :D
Its still got the aerodynamics of a brick - sideways on  :'(

But after all, in the words of the late Howlin' Wolf, its built for comfort, not for speed  ;D
Smart arse... you drive it then!! ;) Thats what fat girls are........ not Bedfords!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 23, 2010, 12:56:40 am
Rex, saw this on ebay, think you got a bit of a bargin!

OK, good game, guess the price, before opening the link  ::)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/bedford-tk-1978_W0QQitemZ130368844900QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item1e5a96b464

(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!BmjdkJwBWk~$%28KGrHqEOKisEtkVHKG10BLgBpROGOg~~_12.JPG)

and the turret was the best bit!



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lawnmower Man on February 23, 2010, 09:30:22 am
Rex, saw this on ebay, think you got a bit of a bargin!

OK, good game, guess the price, before opening the link  ::)

and the turret was the best bit!



I was olny 25% out. 

t.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: LangTall on February 23, 2010, 10:04:28 am
I love the color as mentioned.  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on February 23, 2010, 10:55:42 am
OK, good game, guess the price, before opening the link  ::)

I was well over 70% out !!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on February 23, 2010, 02:27:33 pm
No bids, so its well overpriced, and it doesn't include the turret. :'(  It'll cost a fortune to recover too.

Rex, any plans for a turret, or would it ruin the aero package ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on February 23, 2010, 06:18:36 pm
I love itr where it says "Type:  lorry with box"


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 23, 2010, 11:46:19 pm
Interesting to say the least but somewhat of an inflated price!! I was 1000 out on the start price.
Particularly impressed by the full description of something so unusual... The roof dome is interesting, but without it its "Scrap lorry with box with hole in cab roof" ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2010, 01:12:19 am
Rex, saw this on ebay, think you got a bit of a bargin!

OK, good game, guess the price, before opening the link  ::)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/bedford-tk-1978_W0QQitemZ130368844900QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item1e5a96b464

(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!BmjdkJwBWk~$%28KGrHqEOKisEtkVHKG10BLgBpROGOg~~_12.JPG)

and the turret was the best bit!


I have asked the seller some questions... ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: LuxExpat on February 24, 2010, 01:19:39 pm
When I clicked on the link I fell off my chair when I saw the price!  :o

It did tie-in rather well with the advert at the bottom of the page: opportunity to win Laser Eye Surgery ... I think the seller needs to win that, soon!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on February 24, 2010, 02:57:51 pm
That turret combined with a large water supply, a motor, pump, and gun shaped hose attachment could provide no end of fun  >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 24, 2010, 07:31:18 pm
That turret combined with a large water supply, a motor, pump, and gun shaped hose attachment could provide no end of fun  >:D

Could we get one of these as well, might as well have total fun.

And they can't complain at Le Mans, it is a french design  :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on February 24, 2010, 07:55:12 pm
That's just bonkers :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 24, 2010, 11:35:39 pm
That turret combined with a large water supply, a motor, pump, and gun shaped hose attachment could provide no end of fun  >:D

Could we get one of these as well, might as well have total fun.

And they can't complain at Le Mans, it is a french design  :)
That is awesome.... hmmmm ideas ideas ideas >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 24, 2010, 11:54:26 pm
That turret combined with a large water supply, a motor, pump, and gun shaped hose attachment could provide no end of fun  >:D

Could we get one of these as well, might as well have total fun.

And they can't complain at Le Mans, it is a french design  :)
That is awesome.... hmmmm ideas ideas ideas >:D

Rex more idea's

What about expanding your collection, looks like its already survived Le Mans in the past.

 


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 25, 2010, 12:30:22 am
Hmmm.. Personally I think the mortar moped is better... has more stealth about it!! 8)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: lady pig-pen on February 25, 2010, 05:58:11 pm
i hate to tell you all but this IS the pope mobile, rex has done a few money making modifications, made himself a new fake ebay account and photographed it surrounded by some of his other "useful and worth money one day" things.......let the bidding commence!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on February 25, 2010, 06:23:02 pm
There's only 12 minutes left to grab the bargain.  There are no bids yet


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on February 26, 2010, 07:51:39 pm
Rex

Found this on the web, bit too, late as it had been sold.

Rex you could have started a collection of them!

What is a group of control towers called?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on February 27, 2010, 02:14:05 pm
A towers block?




OK me coat's over there...

 :'(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on February 28, 2010, 11:15:43 pm
That turret combined with a large water supply, a motor, pump, and gun shaped hose attachment could provide no end of fun  >:D

Could we get one of these as well, might as well have total fun.

And they can't complain at Le Mans, it is a french design  :)
Robspot and TrayBoy will ride it!! sexxxxxxyyyyy


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on March 01, 2010, 10:45:45 pm
I think you need one of these to go with the Popemobile

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/Flying-Hovercraft-Inventor-New-Zealand-Mechanic-Rudy-Heeman-Auctions-WIG-Vehicle/Article/201003115563210?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on March 01, 2010, 11:20:57 pm
What is a group of control towers called?

Air traffic controllers generally lead to collective nouns such as a "vector" or "pattern" in polite company, but "failed aircrew" in impolite circles.... Not sure on control towers, but perhaps given their lineage, a "bevy" of Bedfords or a "clutch" of Commers (the latter having particualr resonance from RAF Germany days).  While a great lover of classic machinery (and at the risk of being branded a heretic) from the point of view of sheer practicality , I am quite taken with the modern equivalent....   
http://www.c2mobiletowers.com/ (http://www.c2mobiletowers.com/)

MG Mark   


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on March 01, 2010, 11:46:00 pm
Mobile grandstands, what a wonderful idea. I wonder how much one of those would cost to hire for a weekend in June?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on March 01, 2010, 11:51:25 pm
Sadly, the phrase "purpose built to customer requirement" generally means "no stock"  and "whatever we think we can charge the customer and get away with"....

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on March 02, 2010, 11:23:47 pm
Sadly, the phrase "purpose built to customer requirement" generally means "no stock"  and "whatever we think we can charge the customer and get away with"....

MG Mark

Mark what are you thinking of?

This is heresy the thing has no lan, a sheer absence of style

No doubt the phrase "whatever we think we can charge the customer and get away with".... means MOD isn't buying this year either

b


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on March 10, 2010, 01:23:25 am
Things have progressed.... but its top secret at the moment! Now where is that Holley 4 Barrel? ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on March 10, 2010, 09:30:56 am

Now where is that Holley 4 Barrel? ;)


I like the sound of that  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on March 24, 2010, 09:11:26 am
Rex
more ideas for Le Mans,    (http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01601/moped_1601661c.jpg)  mobile bbq?  

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7503406/James-Bond-fan-builds-flame-throwing-scooter.html


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 07, 2010, 11:20:44 am
Pre Mot and wheel swapping this afternoon and MOT Friday at 3PM. Wish me luck!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 07, 2010, 11:23:31 am
Pre Mot and wheel swapping this afternoon and MOT Friday at 3PM. Wish me luck!

good luck to you and the Popemobile (bless that vehicle and all you rides with her & the MOT man   :))


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 07, 2010, 11:56:36 am
GOOD LUCK TO THE POPEMOBILE


I am sure that with the excellent spanner work by His Lordship, luck won't come into it.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on April 07, 2010, 01:09:45 pm
Fingers crossed here. Good luck.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 07, 2010, 09:52:06 pm
Nearly 9.00pm .............

DID IT PASS?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on April 07, 2010, 11:03:51 pm
Neil

patience grasshopper
"and MOT Friday at 3PM. Wish me luck!"


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 07, 2010, 11:13:09 pm
Best of Luck

If its registered as a campervan rather than a commercial, and its being tested at a normal garage, they'll never get it on a lift (or even inside) so won't be able to have a good look underneath.  Its bound to pass, as even if it goes to one of these corrupt b@st@rds in the garage trade, he can hardly sell you a set of pads and a new exhaust.

But do check the lights


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 07, 2010, 11:47:19 pm
Having spent the last 3 months helping out at my friends MOT station I consider myself to be quite up to speed on the ins and outs of this hazardous experience.
She is a Private HGV and comes under the normal Class 4 MOT test, however, due to size and weight she has to be tested at a Class 7 rated station due to width and track.
This means going over an HGV test pit rather than on a lift.
There is one locally but they are renowned money grabbing C**nts so I am going further afield as a friend of a friend works there and they test all sorts of hideous old horse lorries etc.
Having spent the afternoon clambering about underneath and testing the whole lighting system...... fingers crossed!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on April 08, 2010, 12:03:52 am
Rex

I have every confidence in you and your knowlege of which shady joint to go to...


OOPs I mean

your ability to make the 'mobile safe and healthy for the highway

LUCK?

Nah you wont need that mate, have a fun drive out now, you hear boy?

sitthhee next year


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on April 08, 2010, 10:32:41 am
Rex, I do feel that you are being very unkind to us all here ..... Not only do we not have any pics of the progress being made on the Popemobile, we don't even have a few 'tasters' of the pyre you made of the old soundproofing ......  ::) :'(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 08, 2010, 03:11:40 pm
Rex, I do feel that you are being very unkind to us all here ..... Not only do we not have any pics of the progress being made on the Popemobile, we don't even have a few 'tasters' of the pyre you made of the old soundproofing ......  ::) :'(
Once I have extracted them from my hateful nokia I will post some... it was rather warm!! >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 08, 2010, 05:57:52 pm
......and they test all sorts of hideous old horse lorries etc.
I've heard about these.  They pass the MOT alright, but the urine rots the floorboards and as fast as they try, you can't get a horse to do 50mph Flintstone style down the M27.

I was confident you'd put the fix in.  If they can't plug the 'mobile into the computer, they've probably written out the certificate already.

We still want to see the photos


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on April 08, 2010, 06:19:09 pm
Yes Lorry, I've heard about that from my farmer friend.  Apparently, it's not a pretty site when you open up the back of the box after a 100 mile drive and find that the poor old nags legs went through the floor 80 miles ago.  Tarmac can be quite abrasive at 60 mph!



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 10, 2010, 12:54:26 am
Neil

patience grasshopper
"and MOT Friday at 3PM. Wish me luck!"

Mr Grasshopper say's - friday - after 3pm.

WELL?
[/b]


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 10, 2010, 06:53:30 pm
Yes Lorry, I've heard about that from my farmer friend.......
Far worse than the dumb animals that get goped gravel rash at Le Mans.

They use urine proof plastic floors now.  That would be handy for quite a few tents at Le Mans, and the 'mobile

Do you think we have an embarressed silence, or is Rex still celebrating?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Snoring Rhino on April 10, 2010, 08:57:42 pm
Yes Lorry, I've heard about that from my farmer friend.......
Far worse than the dumb animals that get goped gravel rash at Le Mans.

They use urine proof plastic floors now.  That would be handy for quite a few tents at Le Mans, and the 'mobile

Do you think we have an embarressed silence, or is Rex still celebrating?
it is very quite on the roads of the New Forest?? might have to see if it got stuck in the Rising Sun or is is waiting for the Rising Sun to emerge triumphant 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on April 12, 2010, 12:43:42 am
Yes Lorry, I've heard about that from my farmer friend.......
Far worse than the dumb animals that get goped gravel rash at Le Mans.

They use urine proof plastic floors now.  That would be handy for quite a few tents at Le Mans, and the 'mobile

Do you think we have an embarressed silence, or is Rex still celebrating?

I don't suspect he's in a state to do anything technical.  I got a lift back from Steves with him this morning, and one of his eyes started going squiffy - He went to bed last night, and all I know is that Steves bedroom is now absolutely covered in white polystyrene balls - I can't even imagine what happened preceeding this. 


Being the only other person in the car who was both sober, and a holder of a valid driving licence, it was decided I should drive.....

last I heard, he was parked up on Hayleys lawn.......which is a talent, given that she lives in a flat......


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 12, 2010, 04:37:19 pm
If he didn't tell anybody the result on Saturday, then it sounds a bit ominous.
More spanner work needed?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2010, 09:22:27 pm
THE WAIT IS KILLING ME


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on April 13, 2010, 12:03:50 am
He did tell us the result - but I dare not tell anyone the hilarious episode - I do believe that story is reserved for the man himself.....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 13, 2010, 05:15:47 pm
He did tell us the result - but I dare not tell anyone the hilarious episode - I do believe that story is reserved for the man himself.....

This calls for a planing meeting, if only to hear the story.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on April 14, 2010, 02:18:59 pm
Come on Rex !!!!  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 15, 2010, 11:23:08 am
Saw this on ebay, something to join the Popemobile, and even better about MOT's  ;D (read the details)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270560435361&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:GB:1123

(http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!Bq(d2FwB2k~$(KGrHqUOKj8EuiWokH-(BLvebhDL6w~~_12.JPG)

as usual 2 things that stop the fun, money and space. Need to win the lottery


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 17, 2010, 11:34:39 pm
Come on Rex, sober up and spill the beans.  We expect photos too.

Please don't tell us you now selling ice cream on Southsea prom


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 23, 2010, 10:36:55 pm
At last, the truth can be revealed
(http://photos.igougo.com/images/p198532-Pristina_Kosovo-Kebab_Van.jpg)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2010, 04:32:10 pm
Pig Pen last seen doing some welding on the refurbished Pope Mobile, that was around the beginning of April,hope he is alright.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 24, 2010, 05:54:31 pm
Pig Pen last seen doing some welding on the refurbished Pope Mobile, that was around the beginning of April,hope he is alright.

is that the popemobile or Rex?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2010, 05:58:21 pm
Rex! of course, were is he,not sure about the lamp post sticking out of the top of the refurbished Pope mobile though.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 24, 2010, 10:42:57 pm
I just thought that a Bill Klinton kebab was a bit like the beef bayonet or the pork sword

Come on Rex, any reputation you had is gone, pending the good news


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 26, 2010, 11:50:35 am
Apologies for my abscence. Had rather alot going on.

The good news is that she is MOT'd and has been delivered to the workshop in London on Saturday.

Its all hands to the pump now... watch this space.

Pictures would give too much away soyou will all have to wait till june to see whats been going on!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 26, 2010, 03:40:59 pm
Pictures would give too much away soyou will all have to wait till june to see whats been going on!!!!

Sounds interesting.
Anticipating a grand entrance onto Bleu.
What day/time are you arriving?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 27, 2010, 11:15:59 am
Subject to Wooly booking the ferry we will be there on Monday lunchtime.

I cant wait!!

The drive up to London was faultless so lets hope she behaves herself on the way down through France!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 27, 2010, 02:43:27 pm
Rite!! Its Official.

The Popemobile is booked on for 8.30 Monday morning departure arriving at 12.45 local time which means we should roll into BN at 4ish.
Return is Monday afternoon. Both crossings are on the Vomit comet.... hmmm :-\

Cold ones on arrival will be greatly appreciated!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on April 27, 2010, 02:53:55 pm
Fantastic news. If I don't pass you on the road, I'll see you there.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 27, 2010, 03:44:26 pm
Fantastic news. If I don't pass you on the road, I'll see you there.
You wont be passing us... not with the mods we have done ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nickliv on April 28, 2010, 10:03:13 am
Has it been made 17 feet wide?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 28, 2010, 11:25:18 am
You must remember the tanker truck from MAD MAX 2........ >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on April 28, 2010, 11:38:43 am
I'll make sure that I have my hand held crossbow with me then >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 28, 2010, 11:54:17 am
You wont be able to hold it steady once you see Tray Boy and Stinky Bill prancing about hurling petrol bombs while wearing leather pants :police:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on April 28, 2010, 11:03:33 pm
I warned you.  Its Pimp my Kebabvan


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on April 28, 2010, 11:28:46 pm
You wont be able to hold it steady once you see Tray Boy and Stinky Bill prancing about hurling petrol bombs while wearing leather pants :police:

Lederhosen? :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on April 28, 2010, 11:34:30 pm
You must remember the tanker truck from MAD MAX 2........ >:D

The people all escaped in the Commer coach...

(http://imcdb.org/images/006/895.jpg)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on April 28, 2010, 11:39:29 pm
MG Mark calls in air support...

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/don_veto/mad_max/madmax.jpg)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on April 29, 2010, 09:10:47 am

Pictures would give too much away soyou will all have to wait till june to see whats been going on!!!!


Any chance I can have a sneak preview as I won't be there to witness it all first hand?  I promise not to tell anyone.   :angel:

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 29, 2010, 12:55:07 pm

Pictures would give too much away soyou will all have to wait till june to see whats been going on!!!!


Any chance I can have a sneak preview as I won't be there to witness it all first hand?  I promise not to tell anyone.   :angel:

Dx
That could be arranged... txt me your KIWI number again as I lost it when I got my new adult proof phone. x


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on April 29, 2010, 01:03:15 pm
Just checked my emails and Russ has been on the design campain..... think you will like it!! >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 04, 2010, 10:58:34 am
A quick update... more to follow later.
The weekend was spent on weight saving and paint removal in preparation for her new livery.
I had to leave Sunday afternoon and she was almost bare, several hundred kilos lighter, interior undercoated and wheels stripped and ready for paint.

I'll find out more from Wooly today and keep you updated on progress. The last I heard was from Russ who was hunting the primer.

She is going to look rather different to how you will remember her!!!!! >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on May 05, 2010, 11:04:25 pm
MG Mark calls in air support...


Sorry just caught up with the thread.  That sort of air supoprt is a tad slow old chap...and far too much leather gear involved....this is much more the sort of thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7DCGH_JU80 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7DCGH_JU80).  450 knots or thereabouts. Rock and roll (or hip hop or trance or whatever its called) near solid objects.  Fun.  Because you can.  Provided you don't hit any of them.... ;D

MG Mark     


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on May 06, 2010, 08:49:15 pm

Any chance I can have a sneak preview as I won't be there to witness it all first hand?  I promise not to tell anyone.   :angel:

Dx
That could be arranged... txt me your KIWI number again as I lost it when I got my new adult proof phone. x
[/quote]

Oi!  Where's my sneak preview? 

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on May 06, 2010, 10:54:56 pm

Any chance I can have a sneak preview as I won't be there to witness it all first hand?  I promise not to tell anyone.   :angel:

Dx
That could be arranged... txt me your KIWI number again as I lost it when I got my new adult proof phone. x

Oi!  Where's my sneak preview? 

Dx
[/quote]

Aw c'mon Dx

you know what a little tease he is, so you cant be surprised if he hasnt sent  it to you

YET

Hey Rex, as I'm having to miss this year (well with Doris not going what's there for me, huh?) can you let dear Doris send me a copy too, I'd dearly love to be there with you guys. Or send it to me your self

All life threatening swearing to secrecies will apply, crorse me heart an' 'ope to die!

(should I pm Lady PP to get on her good books I wonder?  OI, how is she? Havent heard from her lately either)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 09, 2010, 10:04:58 pm
Update time folks!!
Another knackering weekend for myself, Russ, Wooly and Gary. Stripping (Paint), panel beating, fabrication and paint application has passed with outstanding results. The aircraft grade epoxy has stuck like sh*t to a blanket and will be more than ready for flatting next weekend and then its time for the graphics.
The electrical system has been fired up (not literally!) and all is good, both charging systems are operational so all thats left is to get the interior finished, wheels painted and new belts and we are almost there. Roll on June ;D

I may have missed a few bits out but that would have taken the element of surprise out of things.....

The Bedford will be back but not as you knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on May 10, 2010, 12:36:31 pm
Just spoken to Stinky Bill and he's up for next weekend as well Rex, he's also thinking of possibly joining you and Pete for the trip down on the Monday. i need to get Trayboy and Chop on board too, so at least Trayboy can brag about the work he's done  ;D , not !!!

Another hard weekend ahead, but she's looking good, generator cover and new steps fabricated, new panelling to the fuse box area. As Rex said, paint and graphics time next, refit the roof and rails, side and rear panel, finish interior decoration, refit roof lining and new carpets, fit TV and satellite, new fridge freezer and the list goes on.

Laters

Rusty


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on May 10, 2010, 01:00:20 pm
Sounds good.

When finished will she still be known as the Popemobile or is there to be a renameing ceremony?



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on May 10, 2010, 01:06:21 pm
The Popemobile was then, this is now Bob.

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.

Rusty


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 10, 2010, 01:36:31 pm
in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.

This is not an empty threat - I've seen him do these things....

Although that said, I've also seen Rex suck a more mature ladies bare foot......


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 10, 2010, 02:45:17 pm
Just spoken to Stinky Bill and he's up for next weekend as well Rex, he's also thinking of possibly joining you and Pete for the trip down on the Monday. i need to get Trayboy and Chop on board too, so at least Trayboy can brag about the work he's done  ;D , not !!!

Another hard weekend ahead, but she's looking good, generator cover and new steps fabricated, new panelling to the fuse box area. As Rex said, paint and graphics time next, refit the roof and rails, side and rear panel, finish interior decoration, refit roof lining and new carpets, fit TV and satellite, new fridge freezer and the list goes on.

Laters

Rusty
I have a feeling Pete might bail on us due to financial constraints so Stinky Bill is welcome as a co pilot for the drive down. Its a shame my gas mask got stolen when my car got done over as that would have been handy for spending several hours in a small cab with Bill ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 10, 2010, 04:08:21 pm
Not to mention the stench that the popemobile gives off!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on May 10, 2010, 04:16:51 pm
Not to mention the stench that the popemobile gives off!

Does this count as infringing this:

The Popemobile was then, this is now Bob.

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.

Rusty

 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on May 10, 2010, 04:32:11 pm
Yes, Bradders is on a charge !!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 10, 2010, 04:33:21 pm
Errrm...excuse me?  Surely quoting it without blanking out letters counts too??  :police:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robspot on May 10, 2010, 05:12:54 pm
Another hard weekend ahead, but she's looking good, generator cover and new steps fabricated, new panelling to the fuse box area. As Rex said, paint and graphics time next, refit the roof and rails, side and rear panel, finish interior decoration, refit roof lining and new carpets, fit TV and satellite, new fridge freezer and the list goes on.

Laters

Rusty

What about the decks man?

Have you managed to rouse the gabba gabba buffoon yet? Will someone please tell me what is going on.....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robspot on May 10, 2010, 05:14:52 pm
The Popemobile was then, this is now Bob.

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.

Rusty

I believe that most people these days are of the opinion that the pope is a c**t which would lead very nicely to an appropriate new name, particularly given the nature of the fellow who'll be driving it :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on May 10, 2010, 05:25:41 pm
Another hard weekend ahead, but she's looking good, generator cover and new steps fabricated, new panelling to the fuse box area. As Rex said, paint and graphics time next, refit the roof and rails, side and rear panel, finish interior decoration, refit roof lining and new carpets, fit TV and satellite, new fridge freezer and the list goes on.

Laters

Rusty

What about the decks man?

Have you managed to rouse the gabba gabba buffoon yet? Will someone please tell me what is going on.....

Yes, saw that rat Elvis at the weekend and managed to pry some cash from his blooded fingers. He's been a hermit recently due to financial woes and flyer garrick magic mushrooms.

He's bringing his vinyls so decks are a must dude.

He and I are also bring our laptops rather than ipods, so it'll be easier to feck around.

I am going to replace our blown speakers so we'll be running our usual 400watt system, all the talk of 2k rigs came to cack as usual.

I am also buying new lighting, so we'll have leds and lasers to go with all the old spinning sh*te we have.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 10, 2010, 06:23:43 pm
Might wanna take the strain off your 400W speakers, with some bass bins - they'll sound better, and be less likely to blow the cones again....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eminence-Omega-Pro-15-folded-horn-bass-bins-800w-each-/220600748769?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_ConElec_SpeakersPASystems_RL&hash=item335cd44ae1 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eminence-Omega-Pro-15-folded-horn-bass-bins-800w-each-/220600748769?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_ConElec_SpeakersPASystems_RL&hash=item335cd44ae1)

Something like this should be more than sufficient :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: LangTall on May 11, 2010, 08:14:14 am
400 watts ey?

Damn, I only got 2 800 watts amps, I need to stock up. ;D (on speakers that is)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 11, 2010, 11:00:18 am
The Popemobile was then, this is now Bob.

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.

Rusty

I believe that most people these days are of the opinion that the pope is a c**t which would lead very nicely to an appropriate new name, particularly given the nature of the fellow who'll be driving it :)
I like it!! ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 11, 2010, 11:08:17 am
Yes, Bradders is on a charge !!!
Oh dear!!! Not too worry Brad, Nurse Stinky Bill will be on hand to tend to your wounds. He gets very excited when he gets to put the nurses outfit on!! >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 11, 2010, 11:26:29 am
On a more sensible note, The cab roofrack is ready for collection from my mates workshop with a shiny new coat of aircraft grade black paint. Luckily it "almost" fits my new 50 matt red VW Golf so will be taken up to london this weekend for detailing.
Its all coming together nicely!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on May 12, 2010, 07:44:47 am
Rex,

I'm getting tired of being ****ing nice about this...

WHERE ARE MY SNEAK PREVIEW PICTURES?

Don't think I won't come over there and beat you black and blue with a sex bat... again.   >:D

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robbo on May 12, 2010, 09:20:42 am
Rex,

I'm getting tired of being ****ing nice about this...

WHERE ARE MY SNEAK PREVIEW PICTURES?

Don't think I won't come over there and beat you black and blue with a sex bat... again.   >:D

Dx

She ain't joking........



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 12, 2010, 11:31:12 am
I love that photo - the most amusing part is that you can just make out Rex clambering up the side of a motorhome to get away! (right hand side!)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robbo on May 12, 2010, 12:06:34 pm
And our hog roast - bottom left!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 12, 2010, 01:46:07 pm
Thats disappointing really - I was hoping it was the leg of one of Doris's other victims.

Is is June yet?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: jpchenet on May 12, 2010, 02:31:07 pm
And our hog roast - bottom left!!!

Are you taking one again this year Robbo?

We're contemplating whether to do Roast Beef for Sunday dinner or Deep Fried Turkey!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 12, 2010, 04:50:21 pm
<starts planning the Team Zarse invasion of Camp JPC on Sunday night>  Who needs to go to Deauville anyway :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 13, 2010, 12:50:57 pm
I'll be there Sunday night.... Deep fried Turkey sounds good to me!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 16, 2010, 06:33:03 pm
Another very productive weekend. She is looking amazing... and no, you cant have a sneak preview :-)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on May 16, 2010, 08:05:27 pm
Sorry all - this weekend hasn't exactly gone to plan.  Will come up next weekend and sort the AV stuff out.... DOH!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on May 16, 2010, 08:32:42 pm
Another very productive weekend. She is looking amazing... and no, you cant have a sneak preview :-)


If theres no sneak previews there better be plenty of pics for us not going to see after the race  >:(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 20, 2010, 09:38:55 pm
Sorry all - this weekend hasn't exactly gone to plan.  Will come up next weekend and sort the AV stuff out.... DOH!!
Another weekend of toil ahead..... but the end results will be worth it!!

The Bedford will be back..... but not as you know it!

Fancy a sneak preview?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on May 20, 2010, 09:44:30 pm
You're such a tease :P


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Maximum on May 20, 2010, 09:46:43 pm


Foto's pleeeeeaaaaaaase  !!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 20, 2010, 09:47:17 pm
Yeah!!    ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 20, 2010, 09:48:26 pm


Foto's pleeeeeaaaaaaase  !!!!!!!!!

Beg me!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robspot on May 20, 2010, 09:51:11 pm
When's it due back at PPT? I need to add some things to it :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on May 20, 2010, 09:55:56 pm
No, You had me in a frenzy but I'm afraid the moment has passed.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 20, 2010, 09:58:40 pm
When's it due back at PPT? I need to add some things to it :)
Such as....? tee hee


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Maximum on May 20, 2010, 10:00:15 pm


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Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 20, 2010, 10:10:46 pm


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oh go on then!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on May 20, 2010, 10:13:07 pm
Thats all you get!!! >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Maximum on May 20, 2010, 10:22:14 pm


Yep 2008.

Got that picture myself as well.


.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on May 21, 2010, 01:06:35 am
Hmm

no pictures

only old ones

sounds a little bit like they are a tad...

sort of sorry they changed her

 :-[

No

of course not

no heaven forbid...

 :o

c'mon Rex I wont spread the pics around

her ladyship can tell you how discreet I CAN be

 :angel:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on May 21, 2010, 09:32:58 am
It's on 'the net' though if you look hard enough ..... and starting to look mighty fine too I might add  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Nobby Diesel on May 21, 2010, 11:09:19 am
It's on facebook though if you look hard enough ..... and starting to look mighty fine too I might add  ;D

Spoilsport.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: JDS on May 21, 2010, 01:08:53 pm
It's on 'the net' though if you look hard enough ..... and starting to look mighty fine too I might add  ;D

Spoilsport.

OK, modified it slightly .....  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on May 26, 2010, 12:06:33 am
One for Rex, saw today at Liverpool Pagent of Power

A scissor tower, look good, but only goes up about 3ft at the show, makes you wonder if it was worth it?

yours still looks better.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on May 26, 2010, 03:10:56 pm
She was looking mighty resplendent in her brand new livery in the sunshine last weekend. We own Gary a massive debt of gratitude for all his work and involvement and the use of his workshop without which I really don't think we could have managed what we have done. Paddy is sending the graphics over which will go on over the weekend. 
Last weekend of the build and still plenty to do. Loading on Monday ready for the return to Rex's pad on Tuesday for a quick health check and off to Le Mans on Monday 7th.

Tally ho and chocks away as they say.

Rusty


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on May 26, 2010, 03:37:23 pm
does http://www.popemobile.co.uk/ not need to be amended now then  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on May 26, 2010, 03:42:09 pm
does http://www.popemobile.co.uk/ not need to be amended now then  ::)

You don't wanna be using the P-word any longer Kev. Below is an earlier quote from Rusty.



The Popemobile was then, this is now

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on May 27, 2010, 12:53:29 pm
Absolutely right there Bob, Kev, you are on a charge mate !!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on May 27, 2010, 12:55:25 pm
the gimp now the teaboy  :-X oh dear as long as its not Sgt Rogering  :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lawnmower Man on May 27, 2010, 01:27:27 pm
the gimp now the teaboy  :-X oh dear as long as its not Sgt Rogering  :o

It's Trayboy not teaboy your getting on to some very thin ice here.  Me thinks.

t


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: amazing 1 on May 27, 2010, 04:38:34 pm
I cant wait to 'NOT' see[secret camo] the LAAV in action keeping the Blue Nord safe for all.
Lets not forget that Troop of cracker jack Comandos "The Brethren" !   WOO HOO !



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on May 27, 2010, 04:58:48 pm
Kev

In your young life its expected that you will make (and generally survive) the odd mistake

Whatever you do don't make any more in THIS THREAD

Life is a precarious balance at times you know

anyway

nuff said huh

Guys I await, breath gently 'bated, the grand revelation

I saw the old girl a few years back, wish I could be there this year to see the phoenix arise from the flames.

bill


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on May 28, 2010, 11:01:57 am
Kev

In your young life its expected that you will make (and generally survive) the odd mistake

Whatever you do don't make any more in THIS THREAD

Life is a precarious balance at times you know

anyway

nuff said huh

Guys I await, breath gently 'bated, the grand revelation

I saw the old girl a few years back, wish I could be there this year to see the phoenix arise from the flames.

bill

ill try not to  :-[


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on May 28, 2010, 01:11:34 pm

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.


Being dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy sounds like fun.  >:D What do I have to do to warrant such attention? 

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on May 28, 2010, 01:17:11 pm

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.


Being dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy sounds like fun.  >:D What do I have to do to warrant such attention? 

Dx

Feel like a gang bang myself Dx, so all we have to do is keep calling their mode of transport the POPE MOBILE, POPE MOBILE, POPE MOBILE, POPE MOBILE, To make it easy for them I will be here.
BN Zone D Rang 19 Pl 58-62


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: LangTall on May 28, 2010, 02:03:14 pm

Sgt. Major Chop is issuing instructions that anyone using the PM name will be put on a charge and dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy that defy description.


Being dealt with in horribly perverted ways by Private Trayboy sounds like fun.  >:D What do I have to do to warrant such attention? 

Dx
Getting your ass over to France in 2 weeks time would be a good start......


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on May 28, 2010, 04:24:42 pm
Kev

In your young life its expected that you will make (and generally survive) the odd mistake

Whatever you do don't make any more in THIS THREAD

Life is a precarious balance at times you know

anyway

nuff said huh

Guys I await, breath gently 'bated, the grand revelation

I saw the old girl a few years back, wish I could be there this year to see the phoenix arise from the flames.

bill

ill try not to  :-[

cheer up

an upside to our not being able to make it this year is

the shine will be off it when we do get over there to share its splendiferousness

especially if dear dx is there too


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on June 02, 2010, 02:16:37 am
Latest news is that she is back in the new forest after a fau;tless drive back tonite flly loaded.... I'm knackered so more of an update tomorrow.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on June 02, 2010, 10:09:37 am
Don't update it Rex!

Leave em hanging.

For everyones information, she's a beaut......


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on June 02, 2010, 12:51:31 pm
Don't update it Rex!

Leave em hanging.

For everyones information, she's a beaut......

ignore Brad update us :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on June 02, 2010, 01:11:41 pm
As you can see Kev, we need to get a bit more fabrication done on our mascot.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on June 02, 2010, 01:14:16 pm
whoopsie daisy, Tray needs some sea sickness pills. hahahaha


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on June 02, 2010, 02:20:18 pm
Hmmm Supertray soars like a bird. (or should that be sores? Those straps look very tight). Classic antics gents!  :D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on June 02, 2010, 03:52:56 pm
That really IS leaving 'em hanging Russ

luvvit

 ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on June 02, 2010, 04:31:01 pm
As you can see Kev, we need to get a bit more fabrication done on our mascot.
that looks like bloody good fun  :laugh:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on June 02, 2010, 04:31:42 pm
Quote
(http://www.clubarnage.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9267.0;attach=6861;image)


Will he be down for Le Mans, or is he going to be ready for Panto season?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on June 03, 2010, 07:34:37 pm
Rex

Found your next project, perfect for getting into Le Mans, and at the least, give the french something they need.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!Bus89s!Bmk~$(KGrHqR,!i4Ev1+0FIp)BMBZltU1-g~~_3.JPG)


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Russian-Military-vehicles-Zils-Kraz-Ural-Praga-Uaz-/130397613405?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1e5c4dad5d


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nickliv on June 04, 2010, 12:44:03 am
What's that Neil? Something to hide  behind?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robspot on June 07, 2010, 01:52:32 pm
Spoke to Rex a couple of hours ago and the FormerlyKnownAsPopeButNowCalledSomethingElseAsYetUndecidedMobile is so far suffering from a flat battery and something which can only be called "Ferry Coordination f**k-Up"

They arrived in plenty of time for the 09:30 crossing from Portsmouth, the only trouble being that their ferry left at 08:30  ::)

They are currently enjoying far too much kronenbourg on the 09:15 Brittany Pirates crossing to Cherbourg where they will then have to be jump started off the ferry and go shopping for a new battery.

Expect the Bedford to roll into BN around 9-10pm tonight, battery permitting


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on June 07, 2010, 02:39:24 pm
Popemobile Update:  On the ferry, Stinky Bill is naked.  Fortunately he is clean at the moment.

The battery is fooked, and there were major doubts about the height of the vehicle on loading, but its all gone in, and she's on her way - god only knows what will happen when they get off at the other side......



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on June 07, 2010, 03:28:30 pm
I'll be bringing a tazer to jump start that twat Rex for missing the fecking ferry, plus a whole host of other misdemeanours.

 >:(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on June 07, 2010, 03:56:15 pm
Hmmm I'll not be shaking hands with him when I arrive then - if you zap him for this years misdemeanours, he'll be full of electricity for a month!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Andy Zarse on June 07, 2010, 04:26:21 pm
I'll be bringing a tazer to jump start that twat Rex for missing the fecking ferry, plus a whole host of other misdemeanours.

 >:(

Oh dear...

Battery my arse! I bet they just were late getting up.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on June 07, 2010, 04:54:27 pm
well typical Rex  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Ferrari Spider on June 07, 2010, 07:15:08 pm
f**k*ng arsehole


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on June 07, 2010, 07:37:32 pm
On the juice last night methinks.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Paddy_NL on June 07, 2010, 09:59:23 pm
f**king arsehole
Now then, now then. I'd copy Kev_mk3's comment... ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Queen Vic of the Melans on June 07, 2010, 10:09:43 pm
keep everything crossed (a plea from PP), they're not far off now.....  .... .... ...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on June 07, 2010, 10:55:51 pm
f**king arsehole
                                                 Your one liners crack me up FS ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian(Liverpool boys) on June 07, 2010, 11:28:03 pm
News from Stu, on BN, it has just arrived ;D Notice I did not say Popemobile. >:D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on June 08, 2010, 10:41:27 am
hmmmm....I wonder what happened with the graphics?!? ???

She is a beaut though.....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on June 08, 2010, 10:44:53 am
She is looking good, does not look as tired as before, well done the Brethren.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on June 08, 2010, 11:10:54 am
You do know that you're in a whole heap of sh1t for posting that on here don't you??

I can see TrayBoy and Sgt Chop warming up the lube as I type.

IT'S MEANT TO BE A SURPRISE!!!!!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on June 08, 2010, 11:19:33 am
She certainly is looking well  ;D Looks like a new twist on the old style ****mobile.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on June 08, 2010, 11:21:01 am
You do know that you're in a whole heap of sh1t for posting that on here don't you??

I can see TrayBoy and Sgt Chop warming up the lube as I type.

IT'S MEANT TO BE A SURPRISE!!!!!!

Whoops sorry ???


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on June 08, 2010, 11:21:54 am
Let's hope it doesn't become known as the Mudmobile.
Is it a bit soggy under foot?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on June 08, 2010, 11:25:23 am
You do know that you're in a whole heap of sh1t for posting that on here don't you??

I can see TrayBoy and Sgt Chop warming up the lube as I type.

IT'S MEANT TO BE A SURPRISE!!!!!!

Whoops sorry ???
picture removed as I dont want visitors in the night to my tent with gimp masks and baseball bats, will post back up on Friday . :-X


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on June 08, 2010, 11:30:45 am
I'm afraid I can't guarantee your safety I'm afraid.  The Gimp moves in mysterious ways......

Just lay there and bite the pillow - if you struggle it only makes it worse - Trust me!



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on June 08, 2010, 11:35:30 am
I will look forward to it I am here, BN Zone D Rang 19 Pl 58-62,now where did I put that ointment :'(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on June 08, 2010, 12:04:42 pm
missed the pic  :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: TobyAnscombe on June 08, 2010, 12:22:12 pm
Bugger!

teach me for not surfing first thing in the morning...

Will have to wait until tomorrow ;D ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lord Pig-Pen on June 08, 2010, 08:34:51 pm
Well.... I think its my turn to have a say
Admittedly I fu**ed up on the ferry departure time as Wooly booked it and I had it in my head that it was 9.30 despite ammending the booking to get Bill on board rather than my mate that had dropped out.
She had behaved faultlessly since her return from London, a night time journey in the rain with wipers going all the way and started fine on Monday morning when we left dead on time (but an hour late) and sailed down to Pompey without a hitch.
Having got booked on the next crossing as we were literally 5 minutes too late to be let on ours she refused to turn over and had to be jumped.
On arrival Bill took the wheel and we decided to go for it non stop.... which worked even if the last 20 miles were on alternator only and without lights in second gear, but we made it and she is now sorted, all set up and we are getting down to a few beers.

Regarding other comments.... we were not out on the piss the night before as this was something rather important to me after all the effort we put in to her.

Closert on this from me...... we are here and wont be leaving till monday. I'm going to rather enjoy it!!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Nobby Diesel on June 08, 2010, 09:12:15 pm
Good effort fellas.
Hope to catch a glimpse this weekend.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: smokie on June 08, 2010, 09:50:47 pm
Can you post a pic or two now, for those of us who can't see her in the flesh?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian on June 09, 2010, 09:14:29 pm
Said I would repost Friday, forgetting I am leaving for Le Man, shortly, for those staying at home a pic my mate sent me on BN.I will just have to take the wrath of the Brethren and the gimp. Here you go.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: smokie on June 09, 2010, 09:26:56 pm
Nice one, very arty (and aerodynamic no doubt!)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on June 09, 2010, 09:34:48 pm
She looks bloody wonderful guys

congrats

(and dont be mean to Bobby, it was important to those of us out of this year's loop to see and share the hallowed grounds)

HAVE A TRULY MOMENTOUS TIME Y'ALL

see you soon

 8)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Martini...LB on June 09, 2010, 09:49:14 pm
So which element of Disney did you get inspired by or was it something to do with James Bond - or both!
Or is my sight going?
Or is it a very basic paint job and tidy-up?

Why all the freakin' hype????????

>Martini...LB


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on June 09, 2010, 10:14:40 pm
So which element of Disney did you get inspired by or was it something to do with James Bond - or both!
Or is my sight going?
Or is it a very basic paint job and tidy-up?

Why all the freakin' hype????????

>Martini...LB

Apparently theres some sort of projector/light show. I believe it will all be revealed in good time  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian(Liverpool boys) on June 09, 2010, 11:03:31 pm
I am glad that they have kept a little originality, I think if it was logo-ed up Brethren style it would have spoilt it. imho. 


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Doris on June 09, 2010, 11:08:06 pm
So which element of Disney did you get inspired by or was it something to do with James Bond - or both!
Or is my sight going?
Or is it a very basic paint job and tidy-up?

Why all the freakin' hype????????

>Martini...LB

I believe the inspiration for the paint job was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

I think she's a beauty (I've had pics of her for ages but have be sworn to secrecy), and I suspect she looks much better in the flesh so to speak.  A lot of love went into this project and I think the guys have every right to be proud of their achievement.  Let's not piss on their chips. 

Dx


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brian(Liverpool boys) on June 10, 2010, 09:20:20 am
I agree Doris, they have done a great job bringing her from a faded icon to a bright new star.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nickliv on June 10, 2010, 11:14:04 am
To be honest, I thought it might have been defiled with a giant pink bumhole or worse.

Then I remembered that it lives with Rex, and as such has one of those already.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mike(liverpool boys) on June 10, 2010, 12:58:57 pm
Im with Doris and Brian on this one. It seems some are being a bit harsh on Rex and the lads who have worked incredibly hard on a tight budget to save a Le Mans icon from falling into either the wrong hands and never seen on the hallowed grounds again or being left to rust away.

Credit where credit is due and if I were there I would certainly be at the front of the queue to shake the boys hands  ;D

Well done lads.

Rant over  ::)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on June 10, 2010, 01:31:19 pm
i agree total credit to the lads in restoring the popemobile to its former glory yet still adding a little twist with the pinky colour to represent the new owners.

TBH i did wonder if it was going to have blow up dolls, dildos and a bondage chamber but top marks to the guys for the out come :)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Perdu on June 10, 2010, 04:50:17 pm
i agree total credit to the lads in restoring the big green lorry to its former glory yet still adding a little twist with the pinky colour to represent the new owners.

TBH i did wonder if it was going to have blow up dolls, dildos and a bondage chamber but top marks to the guys for the out come :)

edit to save yer life

:)

ps the chamber is down in the crypt, digging down below the floor was one reason it took so long to refurbish

apparently


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on June 10, 2010, 06:17:44 pm
i agree total credit to the lads in restoring the big green lorry to its former glory yet still adding a little twist with the pinky colour to represent the new owners.

TBH i did wonder if it was going to have blow up dolls, dildos and a bondage chamber but top marks to the guys for the out come :)

edit to save yer life

:)

ps the chamber is down in the crypt, digging down below the floor was one reason it took so long to refurbish

apparently
Many Thanks  :angel:


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Martini...LB on June 10, 2010, 09:54:36 pm
Hook, line and... well you know.

The PMobile looks really good, nice tidy job, how tidy only a visit in the flesh will provide the answer. I do not think the design was left up to LPP though, as many of you think it might have been quite a bit 'risque'.

>Martini...LB


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on July 22, 2010, 12:24:04 am
Rex - another one for your collection,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Themed-Exhibition-Trailer-Aviation-Showman-Mobile-/170514482488?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CPV_Aviation_SM&hash=item27b3748538

(http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!ByCVC)QEGk~$(KGrHqQOKiIEwQOlgDJ-BMQDgMeNKw~~_3.JPG)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on July 23, 2010, 02:49:51 am
Hi Neil,
          I see that in ORANGE as a suitable transporter cum Bar for DFH ;D
Phil

Rex - another one for your collection,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Themed-Exhibition-Trailer-Aviation-Showman-Mobile-/170514482488?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CPV_Aviation_SM&hash=item27b3748538

(http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!ByCVC)QEGk~$(KGrHqQOKiIEwQOlgDJ-BMQDgMeNKw~~_3.JPG)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: garyfrogeye on July 23, 2010, 09:02:03 am
Hi Neil,
          I see that in ORANGE as a suitable transporter cum Bar for DFH ;D
Phil

Rex - another one for your collection,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Themed-Exhibition-Trailer-Aviation-Showman-Mobile-/170514482488?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CPV_Aviation_SM&hash=item27b3748538

(http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!ByCVC)QEGk~$(KGrHqQOKiIEwQOlgDJ-BMQDgMeNKw~~_3.JPG)


Phil, I'm afraid that a Dutch cum bar is not something that I wish to think about too deeply.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Dirk3D_NL on July 23, 2010, 09:05:09 am
Scary :D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on July 28, 2010, 03:49:47 am
It is certainly a high risk endevour writing ANYTHING on this site ;D
 Glad you enjoyed the post
Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on July 28, 2010, 06:03:44 am
Ok I hope I am safe writing about the Battle of Britain. On Sunday i took my motorcycle for a ride to visit the Warplane Heritage Museum and Dunnville airport museum to see what they had for the 70th anniversary.
http://s858.photobucket.com/albums/ab145/MaximPhil_photos/Warplane%20Heritage%20Museum%20Dunnville/

(http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab145/MaximPhil_photos/Warplane%20Heritage%20Museum%20Dunnville/WarplaneHeritageMuseumDunnville006.jpg)

(http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab145/MaximPhil_photos/Warplane%20Heritage%20Museum%20Dunnville/WarplaneHeritageMuseumDunnville010-1.jpg)

Phil

Edited as requested by Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Canada Phil on July 29, 2010, 02:09:08 am
Thanks Tom,
                 Much better size than my original post.
Phil


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on July 29, 2010, 01:47:03 pm
anorak time - next time your in WH Smiffs, look in " Practical Motorhome" - 100th Issue - page 13 - top middle page. Nice pic of "The Beast", without Rex on the roof.


Wow - that was hard being sensible for once,  ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on July 30, 2010, 12:53:12 pm
My ex-MD rang me the other day and we ended up discussing his maiden voyage to LM this year in his TVR.

He was quite impressed with 'the vehicle' when he saw it on BN.

Most amused to hear that we were camping v.close by and even more amused by tales of the antics.

I'd called that 'a hit'!


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Brad Zarse on July 30, 2010, 01:39:21 pm
It is a great piece of kit, and really looks stunning in the flesh - photos really don't do it justice. 

The inclusions for next year, need to include a window which opens in the viewing tower, some kind of wiring patch for the PA system so that it's simple to set up, a monitor for the DJ to hear what's going on outside, and maybe some strippers that don't have hairy chests....?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on September 18, 2010, 07:56:34 pm
Has this been posted before?

It would make an ideal companion for the BrethrenMobile

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/landman1964/mobilecinema.jpg)



Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on September 18, 2010, 08:17:46 pm
Has this been posted before?

It would make an ideal companion for the BrethrenMobile

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/landman1964/mobilecinema.jpg)



see - http://www.clubarnage.com/forum/index.php?topic=8470.msg142386#msg142386

come on - please pay attention in the back there  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on September 18, 2010, 08:25:43 pm
I thought I'd seen it somewhere, but went through all 33 pages of this thread 1st.

Ah well, must try harder next time, eh?  :(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on September 18, 2010, 10:09:30 pm
I thought I'd seen it somewhere, but went through all 33 pages of this thread 1st.

Ah well, must try harder next time, eh?  :(

Funny bit, took me a while, even I thought I'd seen Dan Dares truck before somewhere  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Robbo SPS on September 19, 2010, 07:32:11 pm
The mobile cinema is at the revival this weekend. Looks amazing.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on September 20, 2010, 02:08:15 pm
Indeed it is, saw it on Friday [unless you're my director, in which case it was Saturday  ;D] and that's what prompted me to post it up.

Just a shame I couldn't remember which thread it was in.

Pass me another beer please...


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on September 20, 2010, 07:34:46 pm
I have to admit that the current (real) popemobile was a bit of a disappointment.  Plus if you're going to make a bulletproof car, having opening windows is a bit of a liability.  Cameron turned up in the bulletproof Jag, and they took Benny the 16thd away in a BMW with foot thick windows.

Anyway, I suspect the RHD ML based popemobile is now on Ebay and could make a nice campervan.  Not sure about the white paint job.

And Landman - please - High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on September 22, 2010, 02:40:28 pm
I have to admit that the current (real) popemobile was a bit of a disappointment.  Plus if you're going to make a bulletproof car, having opening windows is a bit of a liability.  Cameron turned up in the bulletproof Jag, and they took Benny the 16thd away in a BMW with foot thick windows.

Anyway, I suspect the RHD ML based popemobile is now on Ebay and could make a nice campervan.  Not sure about the white paint job.

And Landman - please - High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers

Lorry,

Noted  ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on September 22, 2010, 11:17:49 pm
High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers

and beyond high octane petrol (in a nod to Mr Brown's proclivities) a blend of nitromethane and methanol gives you 4.428 seconds over a quarter mile from a standing start.  Wonder what alcohol Mr Schmacher drinks to do that....

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lawnmower Man on September 23, 2010, 08:06:20 am

And Landman - please - High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers

Lorry you forgot Two-Stroke for Generators thatpower Mowers.

t.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on September 23, 2010, 10:49:52 pm
How on earth am I going to fit all THAT on my signature?  ;)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Steve Pyro on September 24, 2010, 02:01:01 pm
Alcohol is also another name for methanol - as used by dragsters of that ilk.  Not as volatile and powerfull as nithromethane, but still does the business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atx-1qZ8-Q4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atx-1qZ8-Q4)


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lawnmower Man on September 25, 2010, 12:43:25 am
How on earth am I going to fit all THAT on my signature?  ;)

Use a very small font.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: landman on September 25, 2010, 06:45:48 pm
How on earth am I going to fit all THAT on my signature?  ;)

Use a very small font.

My eyes are bad enough without having to squint to read tiny print.  Must be all that w*****g


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on September 25, 2010, 09:50:31 pm

And Landman - please - High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers

Lorry you forgot Two-Stroke for Generators thatpower Mowers.

t.
I also forgot that diesel is for.... errrrm Lorrys as well.  I blame the alcohol, which reminds me, methanol is wood alcohol and makes you blind - yes I know you all thought it was just w**king.  Why is my eyesight so bad? :o


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on September 25, 2010, 10:10:16 pm

And Landman - please - High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers

Lorry you forgot Two-Stroke for Generators thatpower Mowers.

t.
I also forgot that diesel is for.... errrrm Lorrys as well.  I blame the alcohol, which reminds me, methanol is wood alcohol and makes you blind - yes I know you all thought it was just w**king.  Why is my eyesight so bad? :o

LOL


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Snoring Rhino on September 25, 2010, 11:32:37 pm

And Landman - please - High Octane Petrol is for racing, alcohol is for drivers, diesel is for tractors taxis and Landrovers

Lorry you forgot Two-Stroke for Generators thatpower Mowers.

t.
I also forgot that diesel is for.... errrrm Lorrys as well.  I blame the alcohol, which reminds me, methanol is wood alcohol and makes you blind - yes I know you all thought it was just w**king.  Why is my eyesight so bad? :o

LOL
He must have some of those special LM Socks.....


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on October 11, 2010, 12:53:57 pm
PM spotted on the M25 close to M23 junction at 5pm yesterday. Must have been interesting to be driving it and watch other drivers reaction, it's not often you see a mobile control tower on a British motorway.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on October 11, 2010, 05:05:18 pm
Yes, David piloted the truck to his place just outside Ashford Kent on Sunday. It should have gone to Randolfs, but unfortunately his place wasn't going to be ready for a couple of weeks.

Second stage of work and repairs will commence in the next couple of weeks and hopefully this time the full decals and dressing will be sorted before it's return to BN next year and without missing the bleeding ferry this time.

Any news on your fridge Bob ???


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Bob U on October 11, 2010, 05:52:54 pm

Any news on your fridge Bob ???


Facebook message and text from the man himself.He was going to phone me at lunchtime today,must be working strange hours, still waiting.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 14, 2011, 12:34:23 am
just found the perfect trailer for the Beast


yours for 4500 +vat


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on April 14, 2011, 12:52:59 am
Would be a marvellous addition, and a rival for the old fairground bungee jump from a crane if the bang seat was in and live....

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Rusty on April 15, 2011, 02:11:38 pm
We are hoping to have all the graphics applied that were missing last year.

Got a meeting with one of Trayboy's pals in Chatham on monday to go through everything.


 ;D


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: smokie on February 05, 2012, 07:09:17 pm
Another converted vehicle...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096746/The-holiday-lorry-Army-truck-converted-hotel-Victorian-stove-table-chairs.html


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Lorry on February 05, 2012, 07:37:55 pm
I've often thought that a Green Goddess would make ideal LM transport, plus  would be able to fill a pool (now banned) in a couple of minutes, but if you want a hotel room, just put about 28 foot of caravan on the back


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on August 02, 2016, 01:47:27 pm
sooooooooooooo How is the pope wagon a few years on? Any developments? all running and going ok? Any updates?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Barry on August 02, 2016, 06:01:27 pm
Didn't make LM this year, broke down in Ashford on the way down. Major engine work required.
David loaded essential gear in his estate, filled up Little Erta to the roof and made it down to save the day.


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on August 05, 2016, 12:05:50 am
Balls any ideas what's needed?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mulc99 on August 06, 2016, 03:31:49 pm
Sad news  :'(


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: mgmark on August 11, 2016, 08:50:29 pm
I understand that compression (or lack of) on one or more cylinders is the culprit, so a rebuild or re-engine is, I believe, the choice.

MG Mark


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on April 06, 2019, 08:54:21 pm
Did this ever get fixed? Where is it these days?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Snoring Rhino on May 02, 2019, 08:35:52 am
Big Irta resides in Kent with Mr Hardie, it was repaired and is fully functional, however its LM days are done due to its fragility and the cost of getting it there and back.


Did this ever get fixed? Where is it these days?


Title: Re: Le Mans Popemobile saved for the nation by The Brethren
Post by: Kev_mk3 on May 02, 2019, 01:58:28 pm
Big Irta resides in Kent with Mr Hardie, it was repaired and is fully functional, however its LM days are done due to its fragility and the cost of getting it there and back.


Did this ever get fixed? Where is it these days?
Sad times but totally understandable.