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Old 07-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #11
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You're awesome Johnboy!!!
I respect folks that fight the good fight and stand up for their rights.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:11 PM   #12
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Pictures aren't that hard to post.
Most probably not.
It's just that I don't have them.
We don't have many pictures of any of the cars we've had over the years.
I mean; I know what they look like, so why should I bother?

There's also the problem as I mentioned before, give me a welder and a couple of chunks of steel and I'll stick them together, give me a camera and I'm a menace to shipping...
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:17 PM   #13
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give me a welder and a couple of chunks of steel and I'll stick them together, give me a camera and I'm a menace to shipping...
I fully support that observation!!! I guess it was Saddam shooting at me that did it in my case though..... I think the camera equipment is still in the Iraqi sand over there somewhere.......
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:45 PM   #14
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From the country that invented common sense-all they needed was a poke.Problem solved the next day.
If that happened over here, the fact that they got called out would have made things take even longer. "We are going to launch an investigation to determine our next course of action. We'll get a committee together within the next couple of months..."
Thanks for the kind words folks...there's a little bit more to this story than appears...

I've been around cars and the hot-rod scene for many years, and over those years I've got to know a lot of people, some of whom are people very high in the pecking order.

One of these people is in such a position of influence that he was able to track my documentation right through NZTA...even though he's not involved in NZTA.

Excerpt from my diary 4th Sept. 2013:

Karen MacArthur CEO of NZTA Hamilton (07 958 7870) rang at 2:00 pm trying to placate me.
But it’s too late!
I told her of the total lack of information and the incompetence.

I also corrected her on some of the ‘facts’ her minions had told her . . . things didn’t happen as she had been told.
Oops.

When she rang she told me the 'facts' as she had been told, I let her finish and then told her what had actually happened, and was able to give her names and dates as to where the appertainent documents had been, and on who's desk.

I had them (NZTA) by the dangly bits...and she knew it.
If they had then tried to muck me around further, they were the ones who would finish up with egg on their faces...not me.
And she knew that too.
They never contacted me again; but within three working days of the Fair Go programme airing, all boxes were ticked, and all fees waived.

I somehow think they don't like me very much now.
I can't know why.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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Here's a link to the Fair go programme for a start:

http://tvnz.co.nz/fair-go/waiting-bus-come-video-5580917

You may have to put your cursor on it, press Ctrl and left click to get it to work, and it may take a few moments to 'get into gear' as well.

This clip shows some of our other cars as well.
couldn't get past "the headlights"

edit:Great video and good lookin' bus!
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:29 PM   #16
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Great link, hope I don't have as much grief..... would love to see pics as well.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:32 PM   #17
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Good on you for sticking to your guns. And, by the way, from what little I have seen, it seems like half the folks in NZ live in either House Trucks or House Buses. And some very cool ones, but are they really as prevalent as they seem to be?
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #18
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If I had the opportunity to travel outside the US....
New Zealand would be my first choice

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:57 PM   #19
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I have friends out there. I've heard its amazing. Other than the horribly long flight(s) to get there.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:12 AM   #20
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Ya...long flight. But the Hobbits are worth it.
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