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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 22:25

Errm - just out of whacky motoring interest, you might find it diverting to take a look here...

http://www.havenarbe...ototricolor.htm

...to view salvage of the car transporter which capsized and sank in the English Channel after a collision a couple of years ago...

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#2 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 00:05

I think the insurers are crying :cry: when they see all those smashed Volvo's...!

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#3 dbltop

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 09:31

So, don't buy a used Volvo if the seats are a tad damp?

#4 Peter Morley

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 09:43

Originally posted by dbltop
So, don't buy a used Volvo if the seats are a tad damp?


Would you buy any car with damp seats???

#5 2F-001

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 10:58

Makes hauling a Lotus out of the harbour at Monaco look pretty straightforward...

#6 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 13:03

This is the official salvage site btw, for those interested...

#7 HistoricMustang

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 13:45

This one upset my lovely bride more than the Volvo's as she works at the John Deere assembly plant here in town. She bleeds John Deere green.

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#8 scags

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 14:05

It looks like they hired New York parking lot attendents to arrange the cars...

#9 David Birchall

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 21:33

Hopefully this will add to this thread: (If I can get Image Shack to work.....)

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Hopefully DCN won't think I have kidnapped his thread :wave:
This lot took me about 12 hours to figure out!!

#10 Vicuna

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 01:01

Are Alberto Ascari and Paul Hawkins in an elite club of two or did other cars and drivers go for a dip at Monaco?

#11 Catalina Park

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 10:31

Originally posted by Vicuna
Are Alberto Ascari and Paul Hawkins in an elite club of two or did other cars and drivers go for a dip at Monaco?

Pete Aron ;)

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:08

Originally posted by David Birchall

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Wow! :eek:

I presume you took the pics, David, so can you explain what was going on here? Was the little white van at the start of the sequence originally on the flatbed lorry? And what salvaged the crane - did it actually go in the harbour?!

#13 Catalina Park

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:13

Twinny, These photos have been doing the rounds of the net for about two months. A crane truck was lifting a car out of the water and it fell in! They get a bigger crane truck to pick up the mess.
But this time the last photo has been photoshopped to make it look like the bigger crane has fallen in!

#14 MCH

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:15

Nice series of photos here :)

That last picture looks like a fake though.

#15 Twin Window

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:29

Originally posted by Catalina Park

Twinny, These photos have been doing the rounds of the net for about two months. A crane truck was lifting a car out of the water and it fell in! They get a bigger crane truck to pick up the mess.
But this time the last photo has been photoshopped to make it look like the bigger crane has fallen in!

Ah... That'll teach me to skip parts of the sequence! :blush:

Yes, I can see the last one's been fiddled with now you mention it.

Where & when did this happen?

#16 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 12:01

Seems like all those landbased Volvo's are actually Volvo-Penta wannabees... :rotfl:

#17 David Birchall

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 16:25

Originally posted by Catalina Park
Twinny, These photos have been doing the rounds of the net for about two months. A crane truck was lifting a car out of the water and it fell in! They get a bigger crane truck to pick up the mess.
But this time the last photo has been photoshopped to make it look like the bigger crane has fallen in!


You guys are smarter than I am :lol:

Twinny: I don't know where it took place; at first I thought Nova Scotia or Newfoundland but then i thought Scotland or the West Country-I dunno.

I will contact the person who sent me the photos and see if he knows who modified it.

#18 FrankB

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 16:29

Originally posted by Catalina Park
These photos have been doing the rounds of the net for about two months...


... including the Paddock Club about a month ago. IIRC it happened somewhere in Southern Ireland.

edit - Found it http://forums.atlasf...t=ireland crane

#19 Vicuna

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 18:39

Originally posted by Catalina Park

Pete Aron ;)


:lol:

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#20 Todd

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 19:39

I recall an article in Car and Driver about taking a voyage with Wallenius on one of their Ro-Ro boats. Apparently, if one car comes loose from it's tie downs in rough seas, it will reduce the other cars on it's deck to shrapnel. These Volvos don't look so bad.

#21 MCS

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 20:01

Originally posted by Twin Window
Ah... That'll teach me to skip parts of the sequence! :blush:

Yes, I can see the last one's been fiddled with now you mention it.

Where & when did this happen?


Somebody sent me this via Lycos recently - it said it was somewhere in Ireland...

(And absolutely no comment from me).

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#22 Coogar

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 23:42

Yes, it's in Ireland. To be precise the location is Roundstone on the north shore of Galway Bay. Don't know when it happened though.
I do remember being there about fifteen years ago when a chance encounter in the pub between a lobster (just caught) and a Jack Russell terrier ended in victory for the lobster.......