The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean


See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.




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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vintage Trucks and Ship Wrecks. What's The Connection?

The Hoki Maru was a Japanese freighter sunk in World War 2.

On the early morning of February 17th, 1944, at the height of the war in the Pacific, United States Naval forces launched a daring air raid, codenamed "Operation Hailstone", on the Japanese military stronghold of Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. As a result of the raid more than 270 Japanese planes were destroyed and 50 ships sent to the bottom of the lagoon.

More than 65 years later the Shipwrecks of Truk have become a mecca for sport divers. They travel from around the world to witness first hand these underwater relics both steeped in history and enriched with magnificent marine life that is a wonder to behold.

Trucks and Tanks and Bull Dozers that never saw any action have been slowly dissolving since they went to the bottom.

The following is a few videos of what remains of the cargo.





 



 

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