Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What war at the flea market?




There was no war.  As we followed the ambulance from yesterday around to the back of the flea market, we were utterly surprised to find what looked like a large army encampment.  All kinds of
military vehicles parked in a variety of configurations. 

The jeep in the top photo is a 1952 model, which means it comes from the Korean war years.  You'll notice the motorcycle is from WWII, 1942.

We'll show more photos tomorrow and explain what is going on here.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

les motos avec les fusils, cela fait tres western, je les trouve tres belle

Steffe said...

I usually see a few old military bikes like these at the annual bike meet in Haninge. I wonder if this is some sort of bike meet?

Memphis MOJO said...

I can't imagine what this is. Guess I'll have to come back tomorrow and find out.

RedPat said...

Military fans gathering?

flutietootie said...

Lol. You never know what you will find and where you will find it.

Jack said...

I'm still going with a deficit reduction tag sale.

magiceye said...

love those jeeps and bikes!!

petrolin50 said...

This is fantastic. Jeep from the Korean War. Well maintained. Motorcycles of 2 World. How many soldiers lived drama on these machines. I admire people who respect the history this way. I look forward to further reports. Sincerely, Peter.

Halcyon said...

That's a lot of military vehicles!

Randy said...

I want that motorcycle!

cieldequimper said...

I'll be waiting for tomorrow (make that today) then!

geoffsteen said...

The army ambulance from Monday appears to be being driven by a snake of some kind... ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

How cool, I love the motorcycles!
Léia

Bibi said...

Well maintained bikes!

La Principessa Errante said...

LOVE the motorcycles. All the gear for war right at your fingertips. How things have changed.

Small City Scenes said...

An encampment of memories.

David Thomas said...

This brings back memories of Steve McQueen. I have to go with movies cause I wasn't here in WW2 unlike some of you. . .

EG Wow said...

Not my style. :)

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