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    #46
    Historic Military Vehicles Association, the Møre and Romsdal County dept. had its seson 2017 opening yesterday at the shopping mall area near the Kristiansund airport.
    I was assigned the responsibility for the meeting, so the first thing I did was to get a friend to contact the estate owner to get permission for use of the area. Then I mede a call to the God of Weather to make sure we had sunshine and blue skies

    We started to gather at around 10 AM


    Same procedure as last year...., the flagpole strut ropes in a big endless knot. But with the help of eight hands, the knot broke in minutes


    Some use their military vehicle to teach their son to drive


    We have a field kitchen where we make coffee, soup and at the same time can fire up a grill.


    The field kitchen is operational with fire wood, so it generate some radiant heat


    Then the clouds broke and we got the blue skies we wanted


    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      #47
      One of the guys tried out his pup tent for the first time


      I erected my 7,5 square meter tent. Airport in the background and we had Glenn Miller Band out of the speakers...


      We're beginning to get settled in


      The weather was nice, but there was a somewhat cold north easterly wind. Hot soup is always a treat in those conditions


      A 1968 Volvo former ambulance, now being rebuilt as a radio/communication car. Owned by two brothers, one of them happily presenting the car here
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        #48
        Getting your splendid vehicle and joining the very active association has become a super hobby for you hasn't it .
        Great to see more photos and I must admit I find the NOT “blue skies” much more dramatic and suitable a backdrop for these outdoor exploits

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        • Sterkoder
          Sterkoder commented
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          I agree, I like skyscapes more than just blue skies. We up here call it a blue sky when we see something blue among the "cotton" ;-)
          Yes, the veteran military vehicle associatio has become a great hobby for me.
          I have two (actually three) really big hobbies; photography, a rather solitaire endevour...., and the direct opposite, the historic military vehicles, a rather social activity :-) The third? Aviation and aircraft ;-)

        #49
        I like to watch them also, although that military stuff is not mine. I've been working during the last weeks first on dismountiing a rotten mg midget and now exchange the nezter parts into my red one. Foolish, i alsways forget to take pictures. Tüv examination is waiting. But before we will have a trip with our campervan to ireland. Thank you, dear sterkoder, to be so disciplined and send so regularly reports. Highly appreciated and each time a wane up call for me. Stay tuned, i wil do. etter during summer.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #50
          Sorry struggling with writing and editing on my i-phone. It will improve.
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            #51
            Well, as for the military stuff...., some men become boys again, and we're never to old to have fun. (The only difference between boys and men: the toys get bigger). Some of the military enthusiasts are also members of classic car associations, Amcar and mc clubs, so we have a wide variety of interests
            Good luck with the rotten MG and have a nice vacation over there in Ireland
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            • Ralf__
              Ralf__ commented
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              You are so right. Will try to post some pictures of the midgets during the weekend. And there will be some kind of report from ireland. Big promise!

            #52
            Those of you who follow me on Facebook have seen these pictures before, but anyway, here are a few from the historic military vehicle camp at Flydag 2018 Kjeller.
            The "green cars" and camp has been a part of the Flydag (airshow day) at Kjeller aerodrome for the past 12 years.

            GMC in front and a White truck in the background
            SSL26102 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            A nice little diorama. Note the complaints dept. to the left there. Just take a number (haha)
            SSL26099 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Volvo Felt (field wagon)
            SSL26092 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Ford GPW Jeep
            SSL26091 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Willys Jeep, in use as a 'Follow Me'-car to give way for aircraft taxiing through the crowds to and from their take-off and parking area
            SSL26090 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Three happy guys in front of a D-Day marked PIPER Grasshopper (Cub)
            SSL26071 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            Not the most usual Follow Me-sign, but here's the Follow Me-jeep from a previous picture
            IMG_3569 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

            My kind of cars, three Volvo Felt
            SSL26014 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              #53
              A UN marked Willys Jeep. UN marked vehicles are more and more popular in the historic military vehicles groups around the country.
              SSL26013 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              An old truck from Austin, a Volvo C303 and a Dodge WC54
              SSL26003 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              An old Boogie-Dodge, as we call'em. This guy built his own little diorama, or fort, if you want. It's not Oskarsborg, but Oskar's borg :-)
              SSL25875 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Nice looking Land Rover from the Norwegian Army
              SSL25874 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Some old German creation from WW2, just got restored in time for this event. If you want more info, try this site https://www.facebook.com/WehrmachtFabrikken
              SSL25873 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              SSL25811 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Dodge WC54
              SSL25872 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Volvo C303. This design replaced the old Volvo Felt
              SSL25871 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                #54
                A beautiful Volvo Felt. Can't get enough of them :-)
                SSL25805 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Austin truck, so beautifully restored by loving hands
                IMG_3514 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Austin, Volvo C303, Dodge WC54 and to the left, a Mercedes- Benz GD240 Geländewagen
                IMG_3513 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                A wartime Willys, a 1950s UN Willys and a Volvo Felt
                IMG_3511 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Detail from the GMC truck
                IMG_3508 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Hope you enjoyed, folks! :-D
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  #55
                  Yesterday evening we might have started a new tradition here.
                  Viken farm is just a few hundred meters away from my home, and now I managed to convince the other members in the veteran military vehicle society to gather down by the fjord and light up the grill.
                  Usually when we meet like this, we manage to gather 7 vehicles, it has become the magic number.
                  Yesterday we were 8, so this will go down in history as a success.
                  The only member of CVF who has ever been down at Viken, is our Cecilia. She knows how beautiful it is at this site by experience.

                  Out of the woods, a White Scout in front of a Dodge WC-53 and a Dodge WC-54 ambulance
                  IMGP3210 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  The Dodge WC-53 in b/w. This is a model 1943
                  IMGP3213 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  A Dodge WC-53 just out of restoration. On the road for the first time in 15 years
                  IMGP3224 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  Time to light up the grill. We were hungry
                  IMGP3223 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  The White Scout. Property of the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum (Forsvarsmuseet), but we have permission to maintain and use it
                  IMGP3226 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  Dodge WC-53 in the evening sun
                  IMGP3227 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  A model 1942 Willys Jeep
                  IMGP3231 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  A model 1968 Volvo field wagon ambulance, rebuilt as a radio- and communication vehicle
                  IMGP3234 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    #56
                    This area is owned by the city of Kristiansund and open to the public.
                    Here are several grills, places to sit (benches/tables), a toilet, possibilities to make a large lavvo tent (as you see from the skeleton above our heads), there are fireplaces, a small bay for bathing, a boathouse with canoes and kayaks for rent and more. A very popular area.
                    IMGP3240 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    The more we gather together like this, the better the friendships become. In the background can be seen the farmhouse (yellow), barn, carpentry and to the right, the boathouse with the canoes and kayaks
                    IMGP3236 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    A fantastic place by the Freifjorden and shiplane to and from Sunndalsøra
                    IMGP3238 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    IMGP3243 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    Soft evening sunlight
                    IMGP3251 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    White Scout in b/w
                    IMGP3255 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    A warrior from 1943
                    IMGP3256 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      #57
                      The Dodge WC-54 ambulance.
                      Funfact: If someone wonder what the three covers cover on the roof of the ambulance, it's two blue lights and one sirene. Like with weapons mounted on vehicles, it is not allowed to drive on public road with the blue lights visible (might sound strange, but this is the rule). The covers can be removed when parked and on display. Like the covers on weapons.
                      IMGP3257 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                      The last rays of sun and it was time to break up and drive home
                      IMGP3253 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        #58
                        What an awesome way to spend a day! Not a single Tesla in sight!

                        I'm actually surprised that there appears to be so many ex-military vehicles... I guess it becomes more clear when you see them all together.

                        PS: Thanks for th fun-fact.... I kind of knew about the regulations regarding the blue coloured lights, but would still never have guessed that it was the thing under the small canvas.

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                        • Sterkoder
                          Sterkoder commented
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                          When we see 8 vehicles here, there were at least 8 active missing.
                          On a day where everybody manage to gather together, we can easily muster 16-18 vehicles just in Kristiansund. And then there are about 10 in their garages ;-)
                          Not sure how many working and registered historic military vehicles there are in Norway, but there must be several hundreds, if not a thousand.
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