Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
This is what you saw under the covers in the earlier blog post "What might that be?" This is the blue truck's almost forgotten garage brother. Yes, really this Japanese has some far away British relative who had spent the last two years in storage in Switzerland...
...and was looking forward to be reactivated this fall while I am visiting Switzerland. This is an original Mini Cooper, one of those built shortly before the last one was rolling out of the factory while Rover was owned by BMW and the new Mini was introduced. It has a 1.3i engine and some 63 horses and thanks to a catalic converter at least some what o.k. to drive every day.
While its go-cart alike driving stile is giving the most pleasure to the driver its cute ass and look is a pleasure for many people, especially kids just seeing it passing by. More often than not kids turn around and wave at it just because of its kid alike size and its cute looks.
And since this is all before anti-skid breaks, airbags all through the car, DVD headrests and all that beautiful useless stuff, it is extremly lightweight and has a satisfactory performance with its few horses.
And believe it or not, but it even serves as a moving vehicle, even though this picture was taken while I put all my stuff in storage two years ago and not during the move of my parents household right now.
You just have to like Minis!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Since there is not too much activity on my blog right now while I am in Switzerland and due to the fact that the blue truck and its modification are still the most clicked pictures and blog posts here some historical pictures prior to the pop-up roof modification at ORB in Thun, Switzerland.
During a trip through the Alps of Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Slovenia in 2009
Camping on the parking lot at Ötztalgletscher in Austria, the location got famous since the appearance of a over 3'300 years old fellow, Ötzi the Iceman. My friend "Mops" who was travelling with me on that trip and I did not meet Ötzi, but we set foot on the rapidly shrinking Ötztal Glacier and we camped at the freezing elevation, this was not just pre-pop-up roof, it was also pre-Webasto heating times in the Toyota.
Ötzi the Iceman
Camping in Germany during a trip with my sister Beatrice and her son Nino through German and the South of the Netherlands, this was in fall 2009 during almost two weeks we had about 1 day without rain. Nino and Beatrice were sleeping upstairs while I had taking the downstairs bedroom.
On a Campground in Germany.
Camping with a view in the Alps in Slovenia.
And this is what it looked like when the roof top was closed and ready to hit the road. This picture was also shot during the Alps Tour in Slovenia. Rarely 4x4 use actually. This road was almost as bad as it got. Therefore nothing for mud lovers.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
As a regular blog visitor you might have realized that I am currently spending some weeks in Switzerland helping my parents move from their house into an appartement. Clearing the attic of the house I also found some old stuff from my time at school. It must have been our first black & white TV set that has given me such a vivid impression of the, at the time just starting to become famous, swedish Pop-Band.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
...as they are in Mexico, at least they keep the bikes dry.
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