Story of #590Posted by gduhem Wed, January 20, 2010 22:21:47
I found on the web pictures of other Suggas, and, by chance, mine!!!
I don't know when and where in the past but here's the picture :
This was far in the past. As I know the registration plate seems to be the first given to my Sugga as it arrived in the UK!
And, for whose interested, the link to the site :
Story of #590Posted by gduhem Wed, July 30, 2008 14:39:56
This last week-end, as every year, occurred in Conteville, where my Sugga is, the Village Festival. 2 days long, with rides, second hand goods dealing and grills!! As it is in the countryside, a 4x4 Quad exhibition too.
This year, for the first time, a small exhibition of old vehicles was organised and as I’m known as a atypical car owner, I was asked if I was agree for participating with my Sugga.
Of course I said “Yes, why not!” It is just for fun, for giving new ideas for the festival and may be having more exhibitors next year!! There were few cars and motor trucks : an old Citroën fireman’s lorry, a military Marmon, and few old farm tractors.
Here’s the tractor of my neighbour and friend Adolphe, a 1957 SOMECA. As he says: “Avec SOMECA, pas de tracas!” (with SOMECA, no Troubles at all!!)
Well, this was the occasion for showing and describing this amazing car (and previously to show it, complete cleaning it, with the help of my lovely Sylvie!!). And of course, driving a little. Always great!!
I put in Front of my Sugga a short description of the car, 2 old pictures and global sizes, to have an overview.
This is a .doc file, A3 size.
This was a very nice sunny day, with a lot of people, sometimes impressed by the Sugga. I’ll do it next time again for sure!!
Story of #590Posted by gduhem Wed, June 11, 2008 22:42:29
... of an off-road past!!! Some pictures from the mid 80's:
Damn!! Three Suggor-three colors!!
Story of #590Posted by gduhem Sat, May 17, 2008 14:39:28
The #590 I bought from Andrew Hills (see the “Sows” Section) was built in 1957. Its mileage is quite high : around 83500km, according what I heard from such military cars. He had several owners. Andrew gave me the past of the #590, after being imported in UK.
The next owner would be French this time, but before this, I had to bring back the Sugga in the north of France, in the country, where it is now. Facing a map, Newcastle-Conteville (a nice small village in the Somme) is an around 700 km trip!!! Well, as I was not confident with the English way of driving, the Swedish tp21 way of driving, and as I wouldn’t want to be ruined due to the fuel, I decided to bring it with a company specialized in the transport of classic cars.
My Sugga arrived on a warm day, the 23rd of july. This was the main event of the day in Conteville. Why? 2 English trucks with classic cars in a small village: that’s unusual!!! There were beautiful cars in the trucks: Cadillac convertible, Ford Mustang, ECA race cars and a classic one I don’t know with a polished aluminium body: Magnificent!!
And my Sugga, of course!!! The Sugga seemed to be the intruder within all these beautiful cars.
It was a great day, after nearly 2 years, to finally seat inside the One!!