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Old 05-24-2014, 01:35 AM   #1
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Let the fun begin!

Today we received word from Reace he finished loading our 5.0 Classic in the shipping container.

So the first trip of our 5.0 has officially started!

The trip from Vancouver to Rotterdam will take 36 days, after which we need a few days to get it shipped to Harlingen (again by container), the last leg of the homecoming journey will be done by trailer. After which the fun really starts, getting it legalized.

We will keep you posted on the progress of the journey, for now you'll find some pictures of the 5.0 interior (with the upgrades) and before, during and after loading pictures.

Have fun guys, we know we will!

Kind regards,

Severinus and Yvonne
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
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Pictures before loading

The container at the loading dock.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:38 AM   #3
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During the loading of the trailer.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:38 AM   #4
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Wishing a safe journey.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:42 AM   #5
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And after loading, how about a tight fit....

And nicely secured. Yep, those things in front of the trailer are the aluminium wheels.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:50 AM   #6
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Ohoh. Looks like you might have to move the license plate holder to the right to accommodate European style plate. Can't think of everything.
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:02 AM   #7
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Ohoh. Looks like you might have to move the license plate holder to the right to accommodate European style plate. Can't think of everything.
Good catch, we actually have 2 different types of standard license plates, rectangular ones and square onces.
There's another option, there is a special license plate available for imported american cars, they often have no space for the standard dutch license plates.

So i think i will send Yvonne to the DMV and let her ask the very nice DMV mister if we can have the american style plates.

Will let you know if Yvonne's mission was a succes or a failure.

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Old 05-24-2014, 02:17 AM   #8
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Could be worse. Could be General Motors coming out with a sports car that looks really stupid with a front license plate, which is required in many jurisdictions. Maybe that's what killed Pontiac.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:08 AM   #9
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Wow--I think this whole thread has been so interesting..
Nice to have been sent the pictures of the crate and all..

It's on it's way soon... Glad you are keeping us posted...
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:36 AM   #10
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Very cool!!!!!!

So excited for you guys. You will definitely have a very unique trailer over there for others to drool over.
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