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JohnnieWalker
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31 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 8:13am  
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Anyone remember the Messerschmitt owned by KHVIII art teacher - dammit I've forgotten his name! Nice, easy going guy, tall (impossible to imagine him fitting into one of these cars), balding. One day, we worked out that you can "unstitch" the wire fencing around the school tennis courts, move his little car into the court, and then "restitch" the fence. I don't remember the outcome, but it was a good prank. He was too nice a teacher that you would really want to upset, so I assume we enjoyed our joke and then released his car. Anyone else remember that?
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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32 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 8:40am  
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That is an automatic detention.
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Rob Orland
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33 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 9:41am  
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On 14th Sep 2021 8:13am, JohnnieWalker said: . . . . One day, we worked out that you can "unstitch" the wire fencing around the school tennis courts, move his little car into the court, and then "restitch" the fence. . . .
I would love to have seen that on Candid Camera!!! Lol Cheers
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Helen F
34 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 10:09am  
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Earlsdon Kid
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
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36 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 7:51pm  
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On 14th Sep 2021 8:13am, JohnnieWalker said: Anyone remember the Messerschmitt owned by KHVIII art teacher - dammit I've forgotten his name! Nice, easy going guy, tall (impossible to imagine him fitting into one of these cars), balding. One day, we worked out that you can "unstitch" the wire fencing around the school tennis courts, move his little car into the court, and then "restitch" the fence. I don't remember the outcome, but it was a good prank. He was too nice a teacher that you would really want to upset, so I assume we enjoyed our joke and then released his car. Anyone else remember that?
I remember 'Tick/Tic’ Watson, art teacher, had a bubble car, but I remember it as either an Isetta or possibly a Trojan (with the front opening door). Some KH pupils, I don't know who, pushed it front first down the little dead end ally between the buildings opposite the, then new, physics block. I'm not sure how it was retrieved, presumably the same method in reverse! Very nice teacher, I’ve posted before about my experiences in his art classes.
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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37 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 10:00pm  
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Yes - Tic Watson! Of course! I may be wrong, but I thought it was the Messerschmitt. Another incident worthy of Candid Camera (though while I was at Uni in London) took place in the car park at University House. There were no vacant spaces, so this guy just parked across the back of two (properly) parked cars. blocking them in. One of the unfortunate victims came out, in a hurry, and had no idea how he was going to get his car out. A few bystanders, including myself, noted that there was a recess in the wall, just big enough to fit the offending vehicle end to end, and we "bounced it" into this recess, with a brick wall six inches away at both ends. I didn't stay around to see how he extracted it, but it would have been a brilliant Candid Camera lark!
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Earlsdon Kid
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38 of 40  Tue 14th Sep 2021 11:29pm  
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My memory is vague on this so it could well have been a Messerschmitt. I like the candid camera moment! My next car after my Isetta was a Hillman Imp which caused much confusion among new owners and garage attendants about where to put petrol and top up the radiator. The car bouncing was common practice around the car parks (cleared demolition sites) at Aston University. I think everybody was blocked in at one time or another and other students would all muck in to clear the way for each other.
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KaTo
Canada
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39 of 40  Wed 15th Sep 2021 1:42am  
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I bought a Heinkel for £10 when I was 16. It needed quite a bit of work to get it back on the road (only bought as my dad would not let me have a motorbike), spent a lot of time fixing it up before finally getting on road and driving it around. What killed me was the price of the spare parts, being a young Herberts apprentice, this eventually forced me to sell. Saw the car many years later sitting in a parking lot off Clay Lane.
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Earlsdon Kid
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
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40 of 40  Wed 15th Sep 2021 9:43pm  
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KaTo, looks like we had very much the same experience, although I did find the Isetta spares fairly reasonable, but maybe I got lucky with the supplier! See my post 21 earlier in this thread.
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