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A day at Harry's: Merlin-engined Bentley and more . . .

A day at Harry's: Merlin-engined Bentley and more . . .

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dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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Dink's blog part 1

Oh yes, we had a good one today. Teaming up at Harry's farm to see some hidden automotive treasures. What can you expect: a steaming Merlin-engined Bentley, a V16 Caddy racer with a cam as long and viscious as a Jedi-sword, a flame-throwing Spitfire mill and more . . .

Ready?


Harry's Viper can't be missed out. Nice Cobra-striping added. His quiet village had some noisy visitors today. A bit like a month ago we all parked in familiar Ibis-stylee.


The farmhouse has a 15th century basis and the front-end is 18th century. Inside it's an effing museum! Lovely and warm welcome with coffee and pies. A hole for a crapper and sleeping in the closet!


Over 500 year old oaks there! Tractors and stuff, huge pile of owl shite . . .


. . . and a smokey HD to signal we had to go to the real thing: the scrapyard.


But not before I took some pics of the precious metal around. I love those old machines. Massey Ferguson here.


This one is a bit quicker: Cor's big Merc, wheel is repaired BTW.


GTRene's Hartge. The only one in Holland.


It's effing fast and gorgeous too. Sounding like a million Dollars.


It was good to see you René thumbup We'll meet when the sun shines and the tarmac is ready for us. I owe you a fine set of pics mate.


But this is it: the Bent with the Centurion Tank engine in . . .


Yup, that's an RR allright.


Jay Leno's Tankcar is blinged up and Harry's one is functional. Nuff space there!


Everyone wants a pic of it.

Up next: more utterly gorgeous stuff.

NB: don't post that red thingy you Dutch guys!

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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Lovely pics Dink, and wow what are you fast we really had a wonderfull day! amazing cars and amazing people
many thx to the people who made this day work so nice and to harry and his family who where so open and friendly to show us around...never forget that daythumbup
Also thx Dink for making lovely pictures can't wait to see the rest
GTRene

cavallino

2 posts

188 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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It was a really great day.

Nice pics Dink.

castex

4,049 posts

195 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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That's like, todally sick!

Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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One word to describe the day:
Awesome!

Great pics!
Really looking forward to the rest of your photoblog, Albert!


Edited by Dutchie on Sunday 18th March 21:14
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hendry

1,945 posts

204 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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That Bentley thing looks amazing. Is it running?

BossCerbera

8,185 posts

165 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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That Bentley is awesome - now THAT is a supercar! yes

Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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BossCerbera said:
That Bentley is awesome - now THAT is a supercar! yes


In that case you'll be pleased to know that Harry is kind enough to invite those that are interested over to his place after the Cannonball Run.
If you think she looks awesome, wait till you hear her roar! bounce clap

Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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hendry said:

That Bentley thing looks amazing. Is it running?


Running and 100% roadlegal.

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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hendry said:

That Bentley thing looks amazing. Is it running?


Yep it is and they let it run today...smokey

moleamol

15,875 posts

185 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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Gret pics, look forward to any more. Did anyone get a vid of the Bentley?

Rene, your car looks very interesting and rather angry. What exactly is it? I know it's an M Coupe but it is clearly not just an M Coupe.

Balmoral Green

30,754 posts

170 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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I've just come.

Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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More pics, vids and soundbites will be posted over here:
www.driving-fun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4236
(forum is in Dutch unfortunately, but we're working on a small English spoken section on it)

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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moleamol said:
Gret pics, look forward to any more. Did anyone get a vid of the Bentley?

Rene, your car looks very interesting and rather angry. What exactly is it? I know it's an M Coupe but it is clearly not just an M Coupe.

Its even no M coupe anymore...Its a Hartge Z3 coupe 5.0 it has a V8 and six speed and its the only origenal real Hartge Z3 5.0 in the world! so I'm a happy driver and its bruut...can do a bit over 300km/u and about 420 hp and more then 530nm torque... it only leaves ever when I get a offer i can't resist...
see here my thread about it;

www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?t=355481&f=181&h=0

GTRene

moleamol

15,875 posts

185 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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GTRene said:
moleamol said:
Gret pics, look forward to any more. Did anyone get a vid of the Bentley?

Rene, your car looks very interesting and rather angry. What exactly is it? I know it's an M Coupe but it is clearly not just an M Coupe.

Its even no M coupe anymore...Its a Hartge Z3 coupe 5.0 it has a V8 and six speed and its the only origenal real Hartge Z3 5.0 in the world! so I'm a happy driver and its bruut...can do a bit over 300km/u and about 420 hp and more then 530nm torque... it only leaves ever when I get a offer i can't resist...
see here my thread about it;

www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?t=355481&f=181&h=0

GTRene

Superb car, I love it. Hopefully you'll keep it long enough for me to be able to afford to buy it from you!

Thanks for the info, I'm off to read your other thread.

justayellowbadge

36,620 posts

164 months

Sunday 18th March 2007
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This was today? Why didn't you let me know???

I have spent the entire day bored tiltess in the Van Der Valk....

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Monday 19th March 2007
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justayellowbadge said:
This was today? Why didn't you let me know???

I have spent the entire day bored tiltess in the Van Der Valk....

Yep, it all was today and yep you mist a lot but then there was not much on this forum but a lot on the Dutch forum
driving-fun.com so most did not know, never the less a lot people came who were invited and on the list, we had a lovely dayyes

klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Monday 19th March 2007
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Albert, your Photobucket bandwidth isn't enough anymore! yikes

TheFarmer

296 posts

189 months

Monday 19th March 2007
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What a top day out. yes

Many thanks to everyone who organised this event and especially to Harry & family for an amazing day. bow

A VIDEO has been added here www.driving-fun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4236 scroll down - you cannot miss the link

Also as Dutchie said, Harry is happy for people to visit his workshop to see the Bentley and the rest of his cars.

Cheers, Andrew

GregE240

10,854 posts

189 months

Monday 19th March 2007
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Oh dear Dinks....

Time to get a proper host for your photos.