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Offline Fiber Split  
#1181 Posted : 16 April 2017 12:34:59(UTC)
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Beer Looking good so were are you going for your " Summer Holiday " ????


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#1182 Posted : 18 April 2017 19:10:22(UTC)
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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 madeROFL

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1183 Posted : 10 May 2017 14:46:35(UTC)
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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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#1184 Posted : 15 May 2017 10:54:13(UTC)
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Any updates on the fleet or are they still sleeping ????? Wink I have started back on the beast.


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#1185 Posted : 20 May 2017 15:53:50(UTC)
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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

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1186 Posted : 22 May 2017 12:50:09(UTC)
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Saw this and thought Mr Trap had had a make over. OhMyGodmg:



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#1187 Posted : 23 May 2017 19:41:26(UTC)
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Saw this and thought Mr Trap had had a make over. OhMyGodmg:

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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 OhMyGodmg:
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#1188 Posted : 02 June 2017 17:00:26(UTC)
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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

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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 OhMyGodmg:
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#1189 Posted : 03 June 2017 13:42:49(UTC)
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Getting ready for the summer BigGrin


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#1190 Posted : 12 June 2017 22:43:08(UTC)
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Found in an old Safer Motoring October 1969

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#1191 Posted : 13 June 2017 10:08:48(UTC)
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Found in an old Safer Motoring October 1969

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

However that's what gave rise to this cartoonSmile
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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1192 Posted : 19 June 2017 18:47:20(UTC)
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Getting ready for the summer BigGrin


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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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#1193 Posted : 26 June 2017 19:19:42(UTC)
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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

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
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#1194 Posted : 03 July 2017 16:48:02(UTC)
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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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#1195 Posted : 13 July 2017 19:08:30(UTC)
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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 differentQuestion

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 OhMyGodmg:
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#1196 Posted : 16 August 2019 19:07:52(UTC)
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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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