Sunday, 23 May 2010

(Who Needs a) Tranny

Becoming a Dad means certain compromises to the former rock'n'roll lifestyle. But sometimes Mummy and the kids have to compromise too; like having the seats ripped out of their car so Daddy can pretend it's a Transit van. When we bought our Citro├źn Berlingo Pope-mobile, although it's only moderately sized, I always figured you could squeeze a motorcycle in the back. Simply remove the back seats with a Torx spanner. Nothing was removed from the bike, but I did compress the front forks with nylon cam-lock tie-down inbetween the handlebars and front axle - the wheel can still turn so you can run it up the ramp. It's a proper Tardis. BP

7 comments:

t said...

you've got tons of room in that thing

Anders said...

We used to have a brown Berlingo, or the 'meatball' as we called it. So practical.

stevie coles said...

if only they made new trannies with sliding front doors!.

KrookStreetRacing said...

Love the sprinkling of Kimtabs in your garden:-)

/D

Sideburn Magazine said...

- ah I wish they were Kimtabs KSR,
thats just el cheapo BMW snowflake wheels I'm fitting.
BP

Adi said...

I little drawing I did of a Transit! I think you've seen this already Gary....

http://99seconds.com/blog/transit?

originalracingsnake said...

How about this for a tightly packed Partner Van?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/driverchris/Aprilia%20RSVR/tight_pack2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/driverchris/Aprilia%20RSVR/tight_pack.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/driverchris/Aprilia%20RSVR/tight_pack3.jpg