Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

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Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby dutchman » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:46 pm

According to our our esteemed local newspaper, this Santa Sleigh is being pulled by a 'Volkswagon Beetle'. It looks more like a bubble car to me?

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They couldn't even spell Volkswagen correctly! :clown:
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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby rebbonk » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:05 pm

Looks like a bubble car to me too.
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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby dutchman » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:16 pm

Thanks Rebbonk, I couldn't be sure. :thumbsup:

The current generation of Telegraph reporters have probably never even seen an original Beetle let alone a bubble car.
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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby Melisandre » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:27 pm

Its nothing like the vw beetle I had the bonnet for a start is nt right.
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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby dutchman » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:52 pm

According to today's headline on the same website this Handley Page Victor is a "fighter jet"! :clown:

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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby rebbonk » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:57 pm

The Victor was a 'gentleman's' bomber. I spent many hours in Victor cockpits.

The Vulcan was much more like a fighter, mainly because it was originally designed for a single pilot. - It also had fighter style control columns whereas the Victor had the more common 'U' shaped yoke arrangement.
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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby rebbonk » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:31 pm

V bomber cockpit layouts....

Victor

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Vulcan

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Valiant (one I've never seen in real life)

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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby dutchman » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:13 pm

rebbonk wrote:Valiant (one I've never seen in real life)


I haven't either!

I'm told that if you stare at this picture long enough you'll eventually see a plane in the background...

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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby Jock Strapp » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:13 pm

If it is a bubble car then the picture is phoney. Many of these cars had engines of less than 200cc. None of the bubbles had power to pull Santa and his sleigh.
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Re: Santa's "Volkswagon Beetle"?

Postby Melisandre » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:04 pm

Then it's fake Jock as it's defiently a bubble car you can see the handle to open the front on the top left side of the bonnet. I had a beetle 1980 year and the front looked. different.
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