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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cow pic is amazing! Looks like a period post card!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the latest news from the 3 grandmothers who "met" the Hotel Colorado's bus, 55 years ago.


http://bedpansandbobbysocks.wordpress.com

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What an appetizing cake, with many details reproduced by Gwenda's family !
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomtom at the Volksworld show :

Extract from the blog http://bedpansandbobbysocks.wordpress.com/:

"The Volkswagen bus that tootled back into our lives a year ago will be setting off on another journey at the end of next month when it travels from its new home close to the French/Swiss border all the way to the UK to make an appearance at the Volksworld Show 2014 (March 29 and 30). And naturally, we will be going along too!
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The show (which takes place at Sandown Park in Surrey) sounds as if it has something for everyone – if three octogenarian nurses and possible future stars of the small screen are not a big enough draw! So if you feel like getting stuffed in a Bug, meeting a BMX legend or just fancy a day out with a difference, why not come along too?"

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like im going to have to visit the Volksworld show this year then Confused Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomtom has met the nurses for the second time. It was at the Volksworld Show 2014 in UK last week.

on the motorway in France, 50mph at maximum (1300 miles in total)
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our best friend : the fuel station (average = 9 litres /100km)
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In the Channel Tunnel between Calais and Folkestone
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At the arrival, we met the famous Ricky James...
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...and the nurses of course:
From left to Right: Barbara www.bedpansandbobbysocks.com ,Molly, Pat and Gwenda
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with the nurses family
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You can notice the same position of the people in the 2 latest pictures (by chance ?). Nurses are at the right place !

Thanks you all for this nice day in UK and interesting discussions
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do all of the nurses live now ..Did you fly them all to where the bus is at for this picture..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian_Mccue wrote:
Where do all of the nurses live now ..Did you fly them all to where the bus is at for this picture..


We all came from our countries to meet together arround this bus.

Molly is from Glasgow, Pat is from Edinburgh and Gwenda from Newcastle.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How absolutely delightful. Congratulations to all of you Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a small meeting during the show explaining the travel of the nurses in USA in the sixties
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's way cool that you got all the nurses and the bus altogether I would say that was a feat in itself I also think it be cool if you showed a few pictures of the transformation of when it was found till now I know the following of this bus is big but for those who hadn't seen it from the beginning until now .. Not the point anything out but you guys are standing on the wrong side of the bus Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes this is very cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super cool pictures and trip! Thanks for posting them! NICE!

Are you going to Ben Pon? Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool reunion ! There's probably only one chance in lifetime to arrange something like this, great that it worked out. Terrific to see all the same persons after 50 yrs, and all because of a Barndoor bus Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to some more information on the bus. It was also in a recent issue of VW Camper and Commercial
http://bedpansandbobbysocks.wordpress.com/hotel-colorado-welcome-wagon/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this story. I read this back in April, and again just now. Fabulous.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is the Pictures from VW Camper and Commercial June and July 2014 Issues 80 81.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smurfpike wrote:
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Here is the Pictures from VW Camper and Commercial June and July 2014 Issues 80 81.


hi which magazine was the top photo from ? as that's my bus with "pfaller" on the side Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
back to a US trip, I met Lin Ottinger, a 80 years old tall man, who owned the Tomtom barndoor (picture of the bus in grey scale) to make tourist trips in Canyon-Lands.

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Here is another information he gave me about the story of the bus in the past:

"arround 1965, Lin‘s daughter drove the bus too quick in a curve with gravels, and had a material accident (passenger side and roof damages) The original engine was damaged too.

The bus was stored in a garage. A fire arround the storage burnt the paint on the passenger long panel."

We can say that the side panel was not sunburnt but burnt only...
The roof has been damaged by an accident and not a roll off on a side on a moutain.

At moab, Tom Arnold Junior was not at the shop the day we came.
Sadly we did not have enough time to reach Grand Junction and meet John Jones.

Perhaps next time...
It would be a great idea to come back with the bus....but much more money...

Here is the updated blog from Barbara Fox. She explains far better than me.

http://bedpansandbobbysocks.wordpress.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

I need your help Wink
I must find pictures of the tomtom barndoor when it was in USA (with its patina). A little precision ... they have to be in a good resolution, it's for an article.

Could you please send me pictures you could have collected in meeting, or when you perhaps visited John at the KCW. Every pictures in good resolution will help.

Thank you very much for your contribution.

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