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Wow, this little thing is awesome. I had a 12a Rotary Hillman Imp about 5 years ago, sold it and then purchased a rusty Datsun. Subscribed for more
Was that the one that Nial built up in Scotland by chance?
Sadly I have a lot of mud to clean up before I can play with Imps again. We have been hit by a cyclone here in NZ and our district has come off pretty bad! Especially our valley. We had 260mm in less than 12 hours here!!!
So this happened yesterday... the Bridge, that is now wrecked, is just 500m up from our driveway entrance. We have had some huge slips on our 11 acre bushblock. Its not pretty. But compared to many we have come off OK.
Our neighbours over the road have suffered big time..
Cheers guys. Yeah George- its amazing how quickly the water came up. Our neighbour up the road, is is smug face safe because he is on fairly flat, elevated land watched a 20ft high wall of water come down the river after it burst through all the slips that had come down blocking it. The carnage up the river is amazing! It was just a little creek, maybe 2m wide and now its gouged out across the whole floor maybe 50 meters wide.
Look up Tasman bay flooding, especially Takaka. Amazing damage.
Check out Takaka hill, my personal Hillclimb treat only 10min away, see slips at start of this clip...
Good news. Yes. The Kevin Fluffcat is still safe. Also... that Imp shell I am planning on picking up is safe. We drove up a very rough road in our trusty old 4wd Hiace to check out a friends property over the road which has been demolished totally, everything just washed away leaving a 6m wide creek bed where it used to be 1m! :-(
Some other flood waters rushed through on the other side of the road, only 5 metres away from the Imp and took out the inside of the campground kitchen. If you look in this following photo you'll see a line of brown mud heading down the field in the background, Imp sitting high and dry :-)...
But our road out of the valley is still too nasty to take a trailer on so the Imp shall have to wait a bit longer.
Ha... the power of water. While on the topic of slips...a local friend just posted up a short clip of himself getting taken out by a slip not far from us during the same cyclone. Their place got totally hammered big time. Massive slips and the fields full of full sized pine trees. I promise to get back on Imp subject very soon...