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  • Drage Veterantreff - a biannual gathering of veteran cars, tractors, trucks, military vehicles, motorcycles, stationary engines and what not

    Every second year a farmer and his family at island Aspøya south of Kristiansund open up the Drage farm and offer the farm fields for exhibition of all sorts of veteran vehicles and engines.
    Last time was 2015, so it was time again for a new event.
    Sadly for the military enthusiasts, this was the same weekend as several confirmations in families around the area, and a couple of the guys in the historic military vehicles society were away for a national meeting.
    Anyway, we managed four cars from Kristiansund this time and one Volvo owned by the farmer.

    Here we go, and start with the farms main entrance for participating cars and public


    The area as you enter the gate




    Live music, playing 1950s and 1960 pop/rock


    Opel Rekord


    Opel Rekord mod. 1963


    Opel Olympia
    Last edited by Sterkoder; May 2nd, 2017, 08:04.
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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    Morris and Mercedes


    Volvo P444


    Perfectly restored Ford truck


    Ford tractor


    Volkswagen Transporter camper


    VW interior


    Scania-Vabis truck
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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    • #3
      A couple of Scania bulldogs


      Opel Rekord L


      Opel Blitz


      Scania rescue truck from the local bus company. This one is of course out of service and will be restored




      Bedford


      Under an escavator arm

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

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      • #4
        Brøyt X2 and Volvo BM


        REO Speed Wagon bus


        REO interior


        View from the small hill where we military guys had our camp




        The "military hill" can be seen in the background


        Deutz and Harvester Intl. tracktors, and a couple more

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

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        • #5
          Stationary engines formely used to power old factory machines and such


          Then we have the "green guys". This Volvo BV202 belong to the farmer






          The left one is mine, the one to the right belong to the farmer


          My best buddy has a Willys-Overland from 1945
          (Did you know the Willys design and concept came from a blacksmith from Kristiansund..., Mr. Øverland? Nope, didn't think so, but now you know )


          My friend also brewd some good coffee

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

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          • #6
            And finally...., the captain of his own "ship", Mr. Sterkoder at your service


            Thanks for your time. Two years until next time at Drage, can't wait.
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            • #7
              Wonderful set of pictures.
              I like to know, if that white car visible in #1/1 and 1/3 (left edge) is a Morris oxford under restoration? Seems so, i posted pictures pictures of the station wagon owned by my friend recently in the Veteran Car thread.
              #1/5 This Rekord C Coupé seems to be in excellent condition!!
              #2/5, 2/6 same is the Bully. For sure the most expensive car on this exhibition. Good cars like this are exceeding the € 100.000, if sold these days.
              #3/3 I am in love with this Opel Blitz generation.
              #4/4 Did you notice the siver Saab 9000 in the middle of the crowd. There is one near my office and it has a H-number, that means, older than 30 years. Look at it! Such a modern design! That is art.
              #6 Well.....
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              • #8
                My absolute favourite is the Wolksvagen Transporter camper..... if I ever become a millionaire, and end up in a tropical country again, that is one of the cars I will most definately have in my garage. I saw one for sale at the Norwegian second hand website a few years back - brilliantly restored, but out of range for me based on the asking price. It was two-toned blue and absolutely perfect.... it even had the split front windows that could be opened in the bottom end. Such a brilliant vehicle. The design is within the best that could ever be made.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Totally agree with you on the VW Transporter Camper. More pictures in the Bilens- og Motorsykkelens Dag thread of 2015, post #2 and #8. (Interior images there ;-) )

              • #9
                Thanks for the tip..... the VW Transporter should really be recreated, and as far as I understand, they are actually planning on relaunching an all-electric version some time in the near future.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                • #10
                  I agree. The design is brilliant. And if you think about, that this was without the million budgeds and hundred of designers they need nowadays for a car design.
                  A friend of mine is currently restoring one of these. I will try to post some pictures soon.

                  From a practical side of view, i would recommend the T2b (1973-1979) as veteran car.
                  Much better chassis, comfortable suspension, disc brakes at the front axle, better seering, more space and more poweful engine.

                  http://automuseum.volkswagen.de/uplo..._Camper_01.jpg

                  By the way, they are "recreating" the T1 since more than 20 years now with a lot of nice looking concept cars, but without any result.
                  In the meantime you have to drive the actual version:

                  Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  • #11
                    I agree with you Ralf - from external view, the oldest models are the best looking, but I also know how wonderful these modern Transporters are when it comes to driving.

                    When I have driven them, it's been for moving puropses and they are wonderful cars to drive!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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