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Author:  twofoot [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:29 am ]
Post subject:  Help identify this speeder

Currently for sale @ $6k for the shell w/o drivetrain.

Former Naval Ammunition Depot in Hastings, NE.

Thanks!

-Chris

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Author:  twofoot [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:31 am ]
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2 more photos. Who is "Mary Tompkins"? LOL

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Author:  cjvrr [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:06 am ]
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Just a note that has been for sale on eBay for well over 8 months.

I have no idea on the maker so best of luck.

Author:  Ed Kapuscinski [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:12 am ]
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twofoot wrote:
2 more photos. Who is "Mary Tompkins"? LOL


If I were doing the naming of the thing, she'd be someone who lived right off base and who provided a service similar to the speeder.

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"gave a whole gang a ride"

Author:  Jim Vaitkunas [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:28 am ]
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Ed, If I had the skills, I'd attach a .wav file of a rim shot.

Bada boom, shish!

Author:  Ed Kapuscinski [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:30 am ]
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I'm glad you enjoyed that. I couldn't resist the opportunity.

Author:  twofoot [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:34 pm ]
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cjvrr wrote:
Just a note that has been for sale on eBay for well over 8 months.

I have no idea on the maker so best of luck.


I think his price is rather high given there is no drivetrain. Otherwise, I'm in love. LOL

-Chris

Author:  cjvrr [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:51 pm ]
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No drivetrain and no wheels! I agree the price is too high.

Author:  twofoot [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:22 pm ]
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cjvrr wrote:
No drivetrain and no wheels! I agree the price is too high.


It would be the belle of the NARCOA ball otherwise.

-Chris

Author:  Mark Trebing [ Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:43 pm ]
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Looking for Mary Tompkins of Hastings, Nebraska, I found this link to a history of the Naval Ammunition Depot on the Adams County Nebraska Historical Society's web site:

http://www.adamshistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=42

The article mentions a LaVerne L. Tompkins, killed with seven others on April 6, 1944, by an explosion in the mine and bomb loading area. Maybe Mary was related to LaVerne.

-Mark

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