MOT Day for the Fire Truck Campervan

It is only the second time I have done this, last year for the first MOT we had a very snowy day, no such luck this year.

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We set of early so we could get to the MOT station as soon as it opened, we had an 8am appointment. I knew there was nothing to worry about but with all MOT visits I am always reminded of the past and the very poor vehicles I have take in the past.

The MOT tested required some assistance with the basic controls of the converted fire truck, ‘Where are the lights?’ and ‘How do I start it?’ shortly followed by ‘How do I stop it?’ This year though there didn’t seem to be any need to test the flashing lights and siren, shame.

The MOT tested had several comments such as ‘Its like new isn’t it.’ and ‘It is in fantastic condition.’ Then, after a swift exchange of the fee and I now have another years MOT. It will only require 4 more then it will qualify for exemption as it will be 40 years old. Still only showing 24,000kms on the speedo.

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Looe Beach – Exploring with Cameras

So, here is the thing, February is in the winter, Looe is in Cornwall, I go on holiday to Looe in February, why is the weather always so good?

Last month I spent the warmest February days on record in Looe walking on the beach and The South Coast Path.

I took a section of my cameras to document things, my iPhone 6 128GB camera with the Rode Micro attached, the DJI Spark drone and an old GoPro Hero3. I have hours of material from the week, this video is from a short section of a walk along the rock pools to Millendreath and the Black Rock beach café.

Look out for more or watch more stuff on the YouTube channel.

Here Comes….The Velosolex 2200

Spring is in the air, well at least it has been, perhaps it still is. Time for the Velosolex 2200 autocycle to get its registration plate and take a road trip.

Last weekend in the sunshine I spent a few hours fixing the small problems, it runs very nicely now and I can’t wait for the registration number to arrive.

In order to get the UK registration I need to have a dating certificate, thankfully the DVLA have an arrangement with a local owners club that can issue the certificate, thanks to my friend Alan Course I am now a member of the EACC ‘East Anglian Cyclemotor Club’. I have submitted all of the required information and paid the small fee, just waiting to see what happens next.

Insurance is already in place, Bikesure have insured the Velosolex on its frame number. They don’t have frame numbers but 5 minutes with a set of number metal punches and a hammer produced a reasonable frame number to be going on with.

This is not a restoration of a Velosolex 2200, it is simply a registration and repair process to get the bike fit for a few trips around wherever I might be, will look great on the back of the fire engine.

Of course there is a video of the thing that have been going on…

Enjoy, there is more to come….