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 Posted: May 18, 2017 06:23AM
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I was in broadcasting in those days and our radio station was doing a remote broadcast from the Cape Breton assembly plant on the day they went under and were selling everything left at auction....at least got to drive them. They were fun...but no mini.

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: May 17, 2017 12:42PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHjIU3fWWd4

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: May 17, 2017 06:27AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHjIU3fWWd4

Another version. Used to make "Jiggers" at Breton Versatrek in Sidney Nova Scotia at the industrial park in 1970. They used a motorcycle handlebar type steering control system but their weak point was the long chain drive system used to power and link all 6 wheels. Chain subject to stretching and breakage. Like almost everything run thru the Cape Breton Development Corp. ( DEVCO) , they went bankrupt. They also used to assembly Isuzu cars at the same park.

http://www.jiger.ca/jiger/History_-_Versatrek_Jiger.html

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: May 17, 2017 04:20AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gurunutkins
Penguin amphicar - saw a pic years back of the Queen looking at one during the visit to Canada in 64 and really wanted one!
We have a WINNER!

Back around that time, someone had one near our summer cottage. I was probably around 14 a the time. Seeing one go by at what looked like 40 mph, (probably less but when it went by on a narrow one-lane country road it LOOKED fast) I immediately wanted one. Still do.

They were made in Carleton Place, Ontario, just west of Ottawa.

Penguin Look-back

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: May 16, 2017 09:01PM
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P-car  ????  Ahh a Penguin car !!  Hahaha, He made it a dead give away !!! If you happen to be a professor, your students will love you , lol

 Posted: May 16, 2017 08:15PM
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Penguin amphicar - saw a pic years back of the Queen looking at one during the visit to Canada in 64 and really wanted one!

some new cars, 99 disco II, 88 jag xj40, 76 cadilac de ville 500c.i. (8.2l), 74 450sl, 69 lotus 7, 61 countryman (restoration)

the best view is always from the point of no return

 Posted: May 16, 2017 01:23PM
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hmmmm??? let's see, the name should start with a letter "P", that's probably the clue, because sir Dan wouldn't write "P" for nothing, there should be something in that P..(gosh,my double major-ness kicks in again). 

i need to clock back in to work, but will continue to think what it is...i'll get it for sure

 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:34PM
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A devil spawn of a Bricklin and an ARGO?

no no no....hahah !]

I give up

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:32PM
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Nope. Not an Argo. Probably pre-dates the Argo. 

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:30PM
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Is it an early ARGO then>? (missing one set of wheels)

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:27PM
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Specialist is wrong. "P-car.jpg" is what I named the image.

Mike (ve9aa) is closer. It was Canadian-made but not by Bombardier and it is capable of going in the water. 

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:15PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
Okay, here's another one...name it!
Guys from the Ottawa valley: give others a chance.
I'm not from the Ottawa Valley.

It kinda reminds me of a 1960's Bombardia Sea-Doo, but with wheels.

Am I in the ballpark Dan?

(by the way, completely unrelated, but I saw a Bricklin the other day.  Even in NB, 50miles from where they were built in the late 70's, we don't see many.)

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: May 16, 2017 10:21AM
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HAHAHA, SO EASY !!!...that's a P-Car,,,an old fashioned Hydratek..

..next car please...i'm in a guessing mode today!! keep it comin'

 Posted: May 16, 2017 08:54AM
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Okay, here's another one...name it!
Guys from the Ottawa valley: give others a chance.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: May 16, 2017 07:59AM
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Reminds me of one of these.

 Posted: May 15, 2017 08:38AM
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hahaha, that looks like an Austin Healey, but the owner hasn't decided if he wants to be a purist or a resto-moder...it really shows in the car... and the car suffers.

good thing he didn't put a rollcage in it..lol

nice pic tho!

 Posted: May 15, 2017 07:01AM
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Give the man a cigar ... Victoria Werkes AG Nurnberg Germany, 1957

"The first examples left the works in June 1957. With its fiberglass bodyshell, it was called the "one-eighth Corvette", referring to the other fiberglass car across the pond with seven more cylinders.

It was already evident by October of the same year that the market would not support another minicar. Production ended in February 1958."

One cylinder motorcycle engine with 14HP in the rear. Push-button manual transmission.

Motorcycle company decided to build cars for one year ...

 Posted: May 15, 2017 06:56AM
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Victoria 250, made in 1957 & 1958 in Germany.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: May 15, 2017 06:51AM
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I'll name him Philo.

Looks like a low production count "beach car". My first instinct was Renault (sorta 4cv-ish), then I was thinking crosley, but looking for verification doesn't match up, so dunno.

I'm not expert, though, so I can comfortably say I don't know. Maybe his name is NOT Philo.

 Posted: May 15, 2017 06:19AM
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At a Cars and Coffee event on Saturday, my Mini was parked four spaces from this ...