Friday, 22 November 2013

Call of the Wildgoose

A picture of a Wildgoose camper van, posted by Henk van Brakel, recently unearthed a stack of contemporary Wildgoose photographs, most of which were previously unknown to me. Henk was kind enough to send all of his snaps over to here and who am I not to share them with you? You'll see both the Wildgoose Popular as the Wildgoose Brent versions, the latter of which was more expensive due to its pop-up roof. Henk thinks some of the Wildgooses (Wildgeese?) he photographed could well have been exported by now. Let me know when you know more about these specific cars.

This Wildgoose Brent ('PPX 272E') probably was the company's works demonstrator
Picture via Henk van Brakel
It's in the US now registered 'WLD GSE' in Washington and seen here at the IMM in 2009 
Picture courtesy Henk van Brakel
Another US Wildgoose. According to Henk this  Popular resides in Florida now
Picture via Henk van Brakel
This Popular is well-known in UK Mini circles. It was restored by owner Rob Goodwin
Picture courtesy Henk van Brakel
PPX 492E, another Wildgoose Popular snapped here at the Mini's 50th birthday
Picture courtesy Henk van Brakel
Three Wildgooses in one picture! These were at the IMM in Gaydon in 2009
Picture courtesy Henk van Brakel
This is the same car as the first one above but with a new reg number. BMW owns it
Picture Jeroen Booij
This looks to be the middle car from the three in Gaydon. Does it survive?
Picture via Henk van Brakel 
And the last of the three musketeers. Not much is known about this 1967 Popular
Picture courtesy Henk van Brakel
This Wildgoose Brent, registered '948 GLR' looks to be spotted in the 1970s here
Picture via Henk van Brakel

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