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John's Psychedelic Rolls Royce
6 June 2013
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I searched thoroughly and didn't see another post about this! 

I got to see this car (and touch it, but don't tell anyone!) at the Royal British Columbia Museum in 2011 while visiting Victoria, BC!!  My sister and I walked in the door and the first thing we see was John's car!  Of course I am beyond thrilled and start snapping pic's & going on & on while my sister laughs at me!  There were security guards there as well as signs saying to NOT touch the car.  But how can you NOT touch a car that belonged to a Beatle?!  While I was touching..my sis kept saying "OMG!  Alarms are going to go off!  They are going to arrest you"!  LOL  It was worth the risk.  BEAUTIFUL CAR! Really cool to see a-hard-days-night-john-1heart

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7 June 2013
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Thats so cool Trud!  I saw that a couple of years ago, too!  Same museum!  I dug up the picture just to show you when I saw this thread!

We were so stoked too when we saw it!!  a-hard-days-night-john-6heartheartheart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

7 June 2013
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I was wondering if you had seen it too, LHL!  I didn't dig up my pics...but they looks like yours!! :)   Wasn't that the coolest thing to see?!  Loved it!  a-hard-days-night-john-1heart

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7 June 2013
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Lucky pair to get up close to his car like that! I've always loved it :D

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7 June 2013
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HeyTrud said
I was wondering if you had seen it too, LHL!  I didn't dig up my pics...but they looks like yours!! :)   Wasn't that the coolest thing to see?!  Loved it!  a-hard-days-night-john-1heart

THE coolest.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

7 June 2013
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Lucky pair to get up close to his car like that!

Thanks, Em!  You are right...we are a lucky pair, indeed!  a-hard-days-night-john-1

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7 June 2013
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This is one of those where i fail to see the attraction of going. Truth be told i'd spend 5 seconds looking at one of the Beatles guitars and then move on forgetting all about it, just dont like museums and those type of places. Now if i owned it i'd spend my waking days sitting in the car, poring over it, cleaning, waxing etc, but going to see it to walk around it... i'll pass.

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7 June 2013
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Meanmistermustard - I didn't go to the museum to see John's car.  I went to the museum to see what it had to offer.  When we walked into the museum...there was John's car - it was an added bonus.  I, would however, still go out of my way to see something owned by the Beatles - that's just me a-hard-days-night-george-10

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7 June 2013
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I'm trying to wrap my head around the notion of going to that museum unawares and DISCOVERING John's car there!

I would totally go to a museum just to see something like that, as long as I didn't have to spend more than an hour or two travelling there. And yeah, I'd try to touch it too, if given the chance!

I knew the car was somewhere in BC for public viewing, but I thought I'd read somewhere that the original psychedelic paint job had gotten tarnished while it was in storage for years, and had to be re-done. I can't find any confirmation of that online, so maybe I imagined it. I dunno...

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7 June 2013
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Von Bontee - it was pretty exciting going to a museum unawares and seeing John's car!  Very cool... and I think you are correct about the paint job..I read somewhere when it went to BC, they touched up the paint.  I can't remember where I read that?  Maybe at the museum?!

The car is actually in Quebec now "on loan" from Royal BC Museum for a year, I believe, for some "festival" or something there.

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8 June 2013
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meanmistermustard said
This is one of those where i fail to see the attraction of going. Truth be told i'd spend 5 seconds looking at one of the Beatles guitars and then move on forgetting all about it, just dont like museums and those type of places. Now if i owned it i'd spend my waking days sitting in the car, poring over it, cleaning, waxing etc, but going to see it to walk around it... i'll pass.

My goodness, you sure can be cynical!  Like Trud I went to the museum to seen the entire museum, the Rolls Royce was a complete surprise.  My mom and aunt were in town visiting and we went with my husband.  It was amazing, we were there for like four hours!  

 

HeyTrud said
 I, would however, still go out of my way to see something owned by the Beatles - that's just me a-hard-days-night-george-10

Me too.  a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

Von Bontee said
I'm trying to wrap my head around the notion of going to that museum unawares and DISCOVERING John's car there! 

It was quite the shock!  heart

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8 June 2013
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I dont like museums, historic houses or anything like that, i also dont like zoo's so you wont see me in one. Ive never been one for walking around a house and seeing where someone sat for 5 minutes. I wasnt having a go at anyone so folks calm down. It was a personal point of view. And before anyone else gets defensive people will go to this museum because of Johns car, its an attraction to bring in visitors, same as why other places have the dead sea scrolls, billion year old vases, chairs Royalty sat in - people will go to view these exhibitions. One persons 17th century Chinese Chair is anothers 21st Century Tea tray.

I will happily admit im incredibly cynical as well - and all this has been written in a cheery tone with no malice intended. The sun is up, its warm at 8am in Scotland, and its only going to get hotter, thats always good.

mal-evans

 

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8 June 2013
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I also hate zoos, but I hate them because they are cruel and unessesary.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 June 2013
12.31pm
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I think some zoo's do a good job of protecting and looking after animals but there certainly many others that care more about money than the animals. My main problem with them is that i feel so sorry for the animals as they always look thoroughly bored. I cant help think that they would be far happier elsewhere not stuck in a large cage regardless of how big it is. Sadly we have idiots out there who think hunting a lion for the sport is fun and that dolphins are far better in cans than in the ocean.

If other people want to go then fine but i'll never step foot in one.

I remember going to some outdoors event in Scotland and seeing all these hawks and eagles chained to bits of wood. How that can be seen as enjoyable entertainment is beyond me. And no the birds dont enjoy it, humans just want to get up close and look at them.

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8 June 2013
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In my opinion there is no such thing as a good zoo.  Once an animal has been in captivity, is cannot go back into the wild.  So, the zoos do absolutely nothing to "conserve" a certain species.  They only truly exist so humans can go gawk at them.  What are a good idea are sanctuaries.  REAL ones, not the bullshit ones that claim to be real, but they have all this contact with the animals.  Real ones won't do that, they make it as close to being in the wild as possible.  There is a really good one in Florida called "Big Cat Rescue".  All the big cats are from zoos, circus, homes, or were in the wild but were found injured and can no longer look after themselves.  It's an amazing facility, and I would love to go there one day and do a tour (it's run by volunteers except for maybe 5 staff).  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 June 2013
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I think a zoo as a place where humans can go and see foreign or exotic animals. Yes, they may say that they're doing something good for them because they are in danger but I'm sure there's other ways of doing that than putting them in a cage to be stared at. They like big open jungles, or whatever, not a flipping cell. Sanctuaries tend to be much better places though. They do actually look after them, at least the ones I've been to, rather than making a profit from something that is just sick.

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8 June 2013
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The zoos over here do a pretty good job I think. It seems like the animals have plenty of space to move around in and get food regularly.

And that car is by far one of the coolest, if not the coolest car I've ever seen, but I agree with meanmistermustard, though I love museums.

8 June 2013
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I do find it very very very difficult to accept the whole preservation argument, i would lean more towards LHL's view than the opposite. Its why i stay away because within 5 seconds of walking in i'd be arguing with the staff. I truly hate going to these places.

Ive no idea how good safari parks are but at least the animals usually have more space than a 10ft by 10ft area. Animals need a load of space, heck a medium sized dog needs to get out at least a few times every day and run about freely so i fail entirely to see how a crappy enclosure is enough to satisfy a lion, monkey, lizard, polar bear or whatever which hasnt got enough space to get into a slow jog never mind a full on gallop across trees, plains, desert or ocean.

Same goes for circus's and any other attractions that use animals as entertainment. Can someone please explain how a water park with performing sea-lions is good and entertaining?

 

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8 June 2013
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I can't believe that circuses with animals still exist!  Does anyone find watching a big powerful WILD animal be controlled by some asshole with a whip, or even worse, a bullhook entertaining?!    

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8 June 2013
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While I'm no great fan of the majority of zoos, I do think there are those who do fantastic work in the preservation of species. LHL's statement that "Once an animal has been in captivity, it cannot go back into the wild" is wrong. Many of the leading zoos in the world are involved in reintroduction projects, and to my mind is one of their main justifications. Reintroduction projects are something that have interested me, and are having an increasingly successful impact. There is an example of a successful reintroduction programme in your own country, LHL, which involves Toronto Zoo.

The black-footed ferret was declared extinct in Canada in 1978. In 2009 34 animals from the Toronto Zoo captive breeding project were released into the Grasslands National Park. Within a year, as part of the monitoring of the project, the first black-footed ferrets born in the wild since their extinction were identified. The Grasslands National Park now has a growing population of black-footed ferrets, the first since they became extinct, and all because of work done by, and animals bred by, Toronto Zoo.

There are many other examples from across the world. Too many zoos are allowed to exist while doing little to nothing in the way of meaningful conservation or reintroduction (and I would close them all), but there is that small percentage whose work is hugely important unless we are to just give up on every species on the endangered list and let them go the way of the dodo.

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