Fiber Split
5 years ago
:beer: Looking good so were are you going for your " Summer Holiday " ????

Andy W

Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

:beer: Looking good so were are you going for your " Summer Holiday " ????

Andy W

Well, you'll be intrigued to know that my RT was one of the four used in the making of Cliff Richard's Summer Holiday film (they all sported the same registration plates though as they were supposed to be the same London bus). Needless to say I often get called Cliff Richard by people when they see me around in the big ol' bus :bored:

This bus has been used in a few TV sitcoms, The Good Life for example.

Duplicate vehicles are often used in such films. I know that a few Beetles were used in each Herbie film, six on average I think unless someone here knows otherwise. I wonder how many Beetles will be used in the Rattletrap Story when it eventually gets made:rofl:


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Rattletrap
5 years ago
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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

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Fiber Split
5 years ago
Any updates on the fleet or are they still sleeping ????? :wink: I have started back on the beast.

Andy W

Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

Any updates on the fleet or are they still sleeping ????? :wink: I have started back on the beast.

Andy W

I've been even more lapse than usual Andy, I have nothing at all on the road yet. It's coming down to a toss-up between my '52 Standard and Rattytrap, my remarkably ratty looking '58, this year. :smile:

How long before you wheel out The Beast :shock:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

http://forums.pre67vw.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=16378 

Fiber Split
5 years ago
Saw this and thought Mr Trap had had a make over. :omg:

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Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

Saw this and thought Mr Trap had had a make over. :omg:

Andy W

That's it then Andy. Rattletrap to feature in the next Star Wars film. :rofl:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

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Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Rattletrap 

I've been even more lapse than usual Andy, I have nothing at all on the road yet. It's coming down to a toss-up between my '52 Standard and Rattytrap, my remarkably ratty looking '58, this year. :smile:

How long before you wheel out The Beast :shock:

The '52 Standard won the toss. Here she is out in the sun after some time sleeping :smile:

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

http://forums.pre67vw.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=16378 

Fiber Split
5 years ago
Getting ready for the summer :d

Andy W

Fiber Split
5 years ago
Found in an old Safer Motoring October 1969

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Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

Found in an old Safer Motoring October 1969

Andy W

Excellent find Andy, glad he never had his old friend crushed.

However that's what gave rise to this cartoon:smile:

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

http://forums.pre67vw.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=16378 

Rich Oakley
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

Getting ready for the summer :d

Andy W

It certainly felt like summer in John's garage this afternoon. Rattletrap and his numerous, somewhat dusty, German and Czech brothers seemed to be coping with the heat well enough.


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Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Rich Oakley 

It certainly felt like summer in John's garage this afternoon. Rattletrap and his numerous, somewhat dusty, German and Czech brothers seemed to be coping with the heat well enough.

Glad to have you around Rich :beer:

I think that it was about 50c/92f in the garage. Not easy for the old cars in such heat, even more difficult for them under the glare of the mighty Rattletrap shining like a beacon over them :rofl:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

http://forums.pre67vw.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=16378 

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5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Fiber Split 

Any updates on the fleet or are they still sleeping ????? :wink: I have started back on the beast.

Andy W

What is this 'beast' you speak of ?

I'm intrigued, how about a picture?


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Rattletrap
5 years ago
Originally Posted by: Old Blue 

What is this 'beast' you speak of ?

I'm intrigued, how about a picture?

I think Andy is a little shy about giving too much info on his Beast.

Meanwhile, here's a picture of my brute with his new logo type. Why ever did Volkswagen GB not pick up on this spelling twist for their New Beetle. All those cleaver ad people in the '70s missed it too, unless someone knows different:?:

If you want to take this up for the next New Beetle, Volkswagen GB, a nice cheque to the Rattletrap Museum first please :wink:

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:

Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook! :d

http://forums.pre67vw.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=16378 

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3 years ago
A thread that started 11 years ago, became a constant source of discussion and disagreements, went on so long that most people got sick of hearing about it. Now seems like a fitting end to the thread - the car is now up for sale. £75k buys you one of the UKs most historically controversial Beetles. Or £20 to go have a look at it and see where it was welded.

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Seems like John has not cared for Rattletrap and it’s not doing so well - shame.

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