Amphib international Netherlands 2015

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Amphib international Netherlands 2015

Post by bobassel » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:57 am

Dear friends,
I am glad to announce that Amphib wil be held and organised in Holland.
The Dutch crew is very busy to organise this and it will be held in and near Amsterdam! lol
The date is the first week of August.
Further info will follow.
Bob
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: Amphib international Netherlands 2015

Post by Cees » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Amphib 2015 website http://www.amphib2015.nl

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1941 Ford GP,
1943 Ford GPA #6849,
1943 Ford GPA # 7741,
1943 Harley WLC,
Dodge WC57,
1942 BMW R75,
1942 KS750,
1944 VW 166,
1940 Hanomag 20b,

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Re: Amphib international Netherlands 2015

Post by bobassel » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:57 pm

Dear friends,
Just returned from a well organised Amphib 2015.
A great location, just a few kilometers from the centre of Amsterdam and such a great place.
Like camping on the beach, a complete area only for us Amphib participants of Amphib 2015.
The organisers had the unpleasant job to disapoint a lot of interested people because the totall of
vehicles wat limited to 65.
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In fact this became 74, and if there was no limit, it would have been +/- 150! crazy
The young new organisator crew made it a great program and well organise event.
We started with a lot of info, souveniers, and wonderfull info guide / book with all details you like to know.
For all the days there were precise detailed routes for on land and on the water.
Electricity,showers, toilets, bread, festival tent and enough beers! joker
Except one half day the weather couldn't have been beter.
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But; 'After rain comes...... sunny
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The variation of cars was big:
One amphi-bus, 25 amphicars, 3 Amphi- ranger, 2 Dukw / BAF, 1 Citroën CX Kamfibie, 11 Dukw, 3 Dutton, 6 GAZ, 1 jet ranger, 3 Schwimmwagen, 2 Stalward,
and 17 Ford GPA.
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One day during a trip we nearly lost a GPA, but the captain was so clever to put the nose to the shore and keep the engine full running with pump full.
Two dukw's helped him on each site to keep it floting.
The was an extra fuel bilge pump om board on one of the Dukw's, and with this on board and with his own bilge, the captain managed to get his GPA
to the ramp. rolley
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There was a trip during daytime through the canals of Amsterdam.
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On another day we all had to do a search tour on the water and fill in the answers to 10 hidden questions on the water tour.
An other day we visited the cheesemarket of Alkmaar and next day the famous Dutch water mills at "Zaanse schans".
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But the most impressive tour was the night trip through the canals of Amsterdam and the "red light district" with all the bars, hookers and coffee shops crazy
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We finished our event with the traditional group-picture and the farewell dinner.
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Group activeties like a "monkey Race joker
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Now I revive from this week of excitement,sun, talking and beer, and looking forward to the next international Amphib, which should be held in Sweden.
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On the sign is mentioned "30".
Anyhow, it will be great to swim in Sweden sunny

Bob
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952


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Re: Amphib international Netherlands 2015

Post by Donovan » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:28 am

Bob,
As always, your pictures and commentary are excellent. A big thank you. Someday I will come over and visit during one of these events. It looks like so much fun I wish we had something in the U.S. that was comparable. Alas, I think we are too spread out to try and attempt here.
Again a big thanks for the posting,
Donovan.
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Re: Amphib international Netherlands 2015

Post by bobassel » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:26 am

Hi friends,
Above pictures also received from Jan Roelse and here some extra pictures of Jan, enjoy sunny
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Jan Roelse, Netherlands
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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