Swim-In - French Style

Craig_Parada

Gold Subscriber
There are more photos on the Facebook Amphib site:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7713438887. That looks like a fine
event with a fun mix of amphibious vehicles.



Craig (1964 blue) (partially reassembled...)



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From: sdreich [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 1:12 PM
To: craig.parada@sbcglobal.net
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20841] Swim-In - French Style



Hi-



A bunch of amphibious vehicles, including Amphicars, swimming in a canal in
France.



http://www.spiegel.de/international/...708589,00.html
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,708589,00.html>



-Steve

Del Mar, CA

'64 red (AMPHICR) - Almost sank in San Diego Harbor 24Jun2010

'64 red (I SWIM 2) - Getting ready for the 10th Annual San Diego Amphicar
Swim-in, August 21st
 

Amphipoda

Amphicar Expert & Forum Contributor
I don't suppose anyone caught your tagline about almost sinking
in San Diego Harbor. As a witness (co-captain) I can tell you
that was the most intense voyage of my amphibious life... :002:
A saga worthy of an IAOC Wheels-N-Waves newsletter submission!

Check out this areil view of the "Voyage in San Diego Harbor."

http://www.amphicar770.com/gallery/files/9/thevoyage.jpg
 

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
The Amphib swim-in in France last week was fabulous, 50 Amphibians of
various types, about a third of them Amphicars - including a stretch (3 foot
longer and a foot wider than a standard Amphicar) and an Amphicar with
independent prop control that turns in its own length.



Amphib is a week long event that this year was based around Redon in
Brittany with a different agenda each day but typically was a 2 hour morning
swim, 3 hour lunch, then another couple of hours in the water before a
Mayors reception and dinner.



We finished the event Friday night with a Banquet for captains and
passengers - around 350 people - singing, dancing and eating into the early
hours.



Cars attended from 12 countries, many drove there under their own power. We
(family of 4) did the 1000 mile round trip in our Amphicar cruising at
around 65mph with no problems. People often underestimate how capable a well
sorted Amphicar is.



I've put some photos and a couple of video links on amphicars.com



http://amphicars.com/amphib2010.htm
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Wow, 1000 miles? My Sons still hold grudges because of much smaller trips. Plus what a concept- A swim in not based on a parking lot!
 
Thanks for sharing this with us. The pictures & video are
fantastic!! I sure wish I lived closer to the event. I'd love to be
there with my Amphicar. What an amazing time you all must have had.
Ina

On Aug 3, 2010, at 7:09 AM, DavidC wrote:


> The Amphib swim-in in France last week was fabulous, 50 Amphibians of
> various types, about a third of them Amphicars - including a stretch
> (3 foot
> longer and a foot wider than a standard Amphicar) and an Amphicar with
> independent prop control that turns in its own length.
>
>
>
> Amphib is a week long event that this year was based around Redon in
> Brittany with a different agenda each day but typically was a 2 hour
> morning
> swim, 3 hour lunch, then another couple of hours in the water before a
> Mayors reception and dinner.
>
>
>
> We finished the event Friday night with a Banquet for captains and
> passengers - around 350 people - singing, dancing and eating into
> the early
> hours.
>
>
>
> Cars attended from 12 countries, many drove there under their own
> power. We
> (family of 4) did the 1000 mile round trip in our Amphicar cruising at
> around 65mph with no problems. People often underestimate how
> capable a well
> sorted Amphicar is.
>
>
>
> I've put some photos and a couple of video links on amphicars.com
>
>
>
> http://amphicars.com/amphib2010.htm
>
>
 
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