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Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby muttguru » July 24th, 2016, 12:05 pm

Yesterday me and mrs muttguru went to a small steam rally at Southport's Leisure Lakes estate. It was the usual mix of steam engines, classic cars and motorcycles. There was a display of military vehicles but not as many as expected on the first day, especially as the weather forecast for Sunday wasn't good.
Anyway, here are a few piccies I took.

Below:- a WWII Ward LaFrance wrecker with all the original bells and whistles on it...very nice, too.


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Next one shows an unusual American MV. (Middle vehicle). It's an airfield capture truck which was airlifted into enemy positions to operate as a mobile command post. The owners have kitted out the interior as a camper van but it still has many fixtures from original, including a built-in power generator, map lights etc. It was one of 6 built in right-hand-drive format especially for UK forces in the Mid-East.

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Last photo shows two M151A2s belonging to Keith who lives a mile or so away from the site. These are two of Fernando Martins' ex-Portuguese Marines mutts, restored by Keith. He has another FOUR to restore !

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Re: Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby rickf » July 24th, 2016, 12:14 pm

Wheres the steam?! On the second one I am assuming you are talking about the GMC in the center since I clearly see a Land Rover emblem on the one on the left and the UN marked truck is not exactly something I would picture as a forward airlift vehicle. Looking at the front hubs on that GMC and they are rather different then I am used to seeing, they look like planetary hubs.
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Re: Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby lpcoating » July 24th, 2016, 6:14 pm

Thanks for the post Ken. Interesting that the brush guard on the wrecker covers the turn signal on the drivers side but not the passenger side. Anyone know the reason?

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Re: Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby rickf » July 24th, 2016, 7:07 pm

WW II vehicle would not have had turn signals so they were added later. That side may be open because something long was laid there as part of the trucks rigging.
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Re: Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby Horst » July 25th, 2016, 12:26 am

The left brush guard also protected the blackout driving light, now removed in favor of a turn signal. Sometime also the siren if installed.
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Re: Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby rickf » July 25th, 2016, 9:14 am

Makes sense, More than carrying things on the fender. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

Postby m3a1 » September 25th, 2016, 11:00 am

The WC54 Dodge ambulance had a very similar arrangement.
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