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Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-10-2007, 03:33 PM
Weymouth's annual veteran's parade today. Thought the bikers here might like what I saw.
All in working order. Hope you like.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/_6A_0047.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/13A_0040.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/14A_0039.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/16A_0037.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/15A_0038.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/17A_0036rotated.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/_8A_0045cropped.jpg

Got pics of trucks, Sherman, re-enactors and - of course - vets on parade if anyone interested.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-10-2007, 03:33 PM
Weymouth's annual veteran's parade today. Thought the bikers here might like what I saw.
All in working order. Hope you like.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/_6A_0047.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/13A_0040.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/14A_0039.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/16A_0037.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/15A_0038.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/17A_0036rotated.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/_8A_0045cropped.jpg

Got pics of trucks, Sherman, re-enactors and - of course - vets on parade if anyone interested.

BillyTheKid_22
06-10-2007, 03:35 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif COOL!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Great Pics!!!



http://www.bikespareparts.nl/goku_on_a_army_bike.gif



http://www.rcaffb.com/army_motorcycle_goggles_swinging.gif

slipBall
06-10-2007, 04:37 PM
Excellent!...I sure do miss my baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

woofiedog
06-11-2007, 03:15 AM
Low_Flyer_MkVb... Extremely Mint photo's & bikes! Would be Great to see your other shots. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thank's for posting.

Badsight-
06-11-2007, 04:24 AM
dredging up old boat anchors is just plain wrong

leave them where they lay

x6BL_Brando
06-11-2007, 07:02 AM
Blimey, the ubiquitous Matchless!
There were so many of 'em still kicking about in the 60s just being used as everyday hacks - and look at all them side-valve Beezers! It got so's you couldn't give 'em away at one time... 'til suddenly we were buried under Kawayamazuki and they all just disappeared - to emerge later as priceless antiques, lol.

I really liked them. Anything you can mend yourself, under battlefield conditions, has gotta be better than something that needs thousands of quids-worth of diagnostic equipment and a fully-equipped workshop to change a spark plug..... but I digress http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Nice to see a few of these old irons still kicking about. I really hope they get ridden a lot. I had seventy thousand, relatively trouble free miles out of an ex-WD M20. Girder forks and the luxury(?) of a plunger rear end, with a bottom-end built like a brick ****-house, eeee, that were a grand machine!

You got the added advantage of green paint that could be applied anywhere. Getting bored with polishing acres of chrome and fiberglass? - paint it green! Saddle looking a little distressed, or tyres losing their gleam? Get the khaki paint out and slap it on. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My old Brit iron lived outdoors all the time back in the day. It always started second or third kick, rain or shine, and then got me to work or out over the moors with my mates on a Saturday for a few pints at some remote hostelry. We used to reckon we were safe to ride if we could kickstart the beast without falling over (more than a reasonable twice) and we were usually right. The local fuzz didn't care if we kept it to the hill roads, but busted us if we tried to use the valley road in an inebriated condition - which seemed fair. Leave the main road to the equally drunk car drivers of 60s West Yorkshire - much safer that way - and the old bill ignored the unsteady stream of glimmering six-volt candles as we weaved our ways home.

I don't recall any serious accidents on this nightly journey. I used to give a burly mate of mine a lift sometimes, him balanced up on the rear mudguard bum-pad, and we invariably fell into a little ditch at the side of a sharp right-hander through a tiny unlit hamlet. We'd be laughing like drains or hooting like owls as we pulled the old bike out of the gunge, usually still chugging, and putter on our way.

Back then it wasn't a matter of how many valves per combustion chamber, just whether they were actually in the right place and going up & down was all that mattered. A couple of spanners, a hammer and a roll of baler twine was the universal tool kit.

I felt like a prince when I picked this up for 120 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/Big_cat.jpg

Zoom2136
06-11-2007, 07:33 AM
Laconia Bike Week is on right now in NH... see you guys there....

KAWASAKI ZX-6R... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Hi, Woofiedog. Here's the rest.


Weymouth seafront, June, 1944.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/p013181_800.jpg

Weymouth seafront, June, 2007.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/13A_0026.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/_9A_0044.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/10A_0043.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/11A_0042.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/12A_0041.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/23A_0030.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/21A_0032.jpg

And if any Americans reading feel us Euro's have a downer on them, remember these guys. They spend a lot of their own money travelling around commemorating what your ancestors did for us. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/19A_0034.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/20A_0033.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/24A_0029.jpg

The real stars of the show. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/16A_0023.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/26A_0013.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/33A_0006.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/34A_0005.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/DSC00433.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/DSC00434.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/DSC00437.jpg

That's all folks - hope you enjoyed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/_4A_0049crop.jpg

woofiedog
06-12-2007, 02:46 AM
Low_Flyer_MkVb... Thank's for these Great photos.
Looks like you had one Hec of a day... quite the assortment of WWII vehicles. Looks like the Vet's are having an Good time also.

Again Thank's for the photo's! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

flakwagen
06-12-2007, 04:58 AM
Nice photographs- thanks for posting them. It's very flattering to see all those reenactors in American garb.

Flak

MEGILE
06-12-2007, 05:06 AM
Great to see patriotism and rememberance in the UK http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Superluminal_8
06-12-2007, 07:04 AM
What kind of Jeep is that in one of the pictures?

Monterey13
06-12-2007, 08:40 AM
Zoom 2136, when at Laconia, stop by the vendor:Pit Bull Motorcycle lifts, and tell the one armed guy(Hutch), that Patrick said "hi".

Have him tell you about dogfighting in a Macchi with his father.

BillyTheKid_22
06-12-2007, 08:46 AM
http://www.dlackey.org/weblog/images/mcqueen2-thumb.jpg



Steve McQueen!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif



http://www.autotrend.com/pic/6802.jpg

woofiedog
06-12-2007, 10:53 AM
Superluminal_8... Are you talking about the 5th photo down on Low_Flyer_MkVb second set of photos.

That is a Dodge Command Car.

Dodge produced the WC-56 3/4 ton 4x4 Command Car from 1942 to 1944, part of the 3/4 ton series of trucks. The Command Car was used for transporting officers and for reconnaissance missions. Its distinctive profile made it a target, however, and production was soon phased out. The WC-56 differs from the WC-57 in that the WC-57 was equipped with a winch. The WC-58 Command Car is identical to the WC-56/WC-57 but has provisions for a radio set to be mounted in the rear seat area. About 24,000 Dodge Command Cars (WC-56/57)were produced.

http://www.warfoto.com/DodgeWC51du634thFieldArtilleryBattalionLure1609441 Z.jpg

http://www.olive-drab.com/images/id_wc56_700_04.jpg
General George S. Patton, Jr. standing in a WC-56 during a Ward Bonds rally and parade in Los Angeles, CA, 9 June 1945