Westrand Car Show - Near Stuttgart

Amphibious Vehicles

IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD OCEANS DAY – 8th JUNE 2019

Amphibians can live on land or in water. Amphibious Vehicles can drive on land and in water. Apart from military vehicles used in times of war there are some quite interesting amphibious vehicles.

Tea Garden, cakes and puddings Worsbroodjies & Footlongs

The Featured Image is a blue amphibious car photographed near Stuttgart in Germany. It must be on a river as Stuttgart is miles from the sea. This picture was taken in 2005. In the picture below there are three cars on a wide stretch of water in the Netherlands. It was taken between 1964 and 1966 – 40 years before the featured image. The cars look the much the same

Westrand Car Show - In The Netherlands
In The Netherlands

The next two images are taken in England. The Yellow car on the river Dart at a town called Totnes in South Devon. The White Car was photographed on the River Thames near the town of Windsor. The sign is ironic don’t you think? The name of the English country inn is The Donkey House. – Danger – donkeys in the river.

The white car’s nose is fairly elevated because of the load so its front wheel is visible whereas the yellow car’s rear wheel is visible.

Finally, this blue vehicle is on St. Michael’s Mount, which is a “tidal island” off the coast of Cornwall UK. At low to mid tide you can walk to the island but at high tide you have to go by boat. St. Michaels Mount has a castle occupied by the same family – The St Aubyns – since 1659, 7 years after Jan van Riebeeck arrived in the Cape. The place has it’s own postal code, shops and a restaurant. Obviously a popular tourist site.

Westrand Car Show - St Michaels Mount Harbour
St Michaels Mount Harbour
Westrand Car Show - St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall UK
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall UK Google Maps ref below

Most of these images were taken on rivers, and not out on the open seas but, all rivers flow to the sea carrying with it anything that will float or move in a submerged state. The quickest way to stop waste polluting our oceans is responsible waste management. How good are you at that?

I wonder if any amphibious cars exist in South Africa? perhaps there are one or two. But whatever you drive, if its built in 1999 .

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
Featured Image Near Stuttgart – Enslin [CC BY-SA 3.0]
In The Netherlands – Cees De Boer [Public Domain]
On the River Thames near Windsor – Graham Walter [No CC License quoted – Public Domain ]
On the River Dart – Neil Kennedy [No CC License quoted – Public Domain]
St. Michael’s Mount – Vehicle – Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 4.0]
St. Michael’s Mount Island – Google Maps