If you've never been to one of these shows, it's
the place to go to find all kinds of quite interesting
people. Anoraks on everyone, it's time to meet some types:
always dressed in OD and is often accompanied by his sidekicks
40's man and Noddy.
no! The 1942 model had a contra-rotating differential on the drivers
side wiper motor but that was only for even numbered models built
in the second quarter of production. This is completely wrong
- absolute rubbish."
counter can usually be recognised by the small flecks of dried
saliva at the corners of his mouth.
man shares rivet counter's pedantry but tends to dress in a leather
flying jacket with some flashy unit patches and a picture of some
aircraft nose art on the back. He'll wear aviator ray-bans even
at night and his biggest regret in life is that he was born too
late for world war 2 and never got to play with all these toys
for real with the government paying for the petrol...
man is unusual in that he brings his wife to MV shows. She is
generally dressed as one of the Andrews sisters. 40's man and
his wife are both expert jitterbuggers and although they sit not
speaking to each other all night, they will leap up and 'cut a
rug' together as soon as the band starts up.
generally looks like one of the hillbillies from 'Deliverance'
. He never speaks but nods vigorously in agreement with everything
that rivet man says, he often wears a hat with lots of enamel
badges and sometimes a combat jacket with cloth badges of his
favourite marques. Noddy generally doesn't have an MV of his own,
his job doesn't pay well enough for a start and then there's all
them forms an' stuff...