Wednesday, 12 April 2017

All gone crazy here  at Tanks a Lot, you find a few gold bars in a gulf war tank, cleverly hidden in one of its auxiliary fuel tanks and it's big news!

Or is it the fact we handed it in that's making the worlds media queue three deep down our yard for an interview?

On top of that we have the Crown Prince of a very sandy place wanting TANKLIMO, wednesday night to track him and his buddies about London clubbing it - and on top of that, lots of repairs as usual on the day to day vehicles that we are preparing for the FULL MONTY at the end of April, ground is drying up so its looking good!  Check out the website or facebook if you are looking to buy a voucher and have some fun!

Thursday, 6 April 2017


If, while you were restoring a captured Iraqi tank from gulf war one with lots of help from friends and family you made the find of your life.
Earlier in the week you had found live 50 cal ammunition and had to call the firearms dept and hand it in pronto.
So your already thinking other stuff could come to light and every time you un bolt another lump, you wonder what could be behind it. Then you can't understand why you can't lift the last external ...fuel tank even though you know it's been drained by yourself. All the fixings are undone, all the pipes are disconnected but it won't budge. Turns out it's just the sheer weight! with some help you manage to lever the fuel tank up with a crowbar then lift it higher with a scaffold tube. Its then that you see a suspicious square hole hacked in the bottom of the fuel tank. Your expecting guns but find five huge gold bars weighing about 5 kilos a piece. lots of useful suggestions from the team, Cash converters, cash for gold?- I don't think so. In the end it's a choice between the police, the Iraqi embassy or Kuwaiti embassy. Bear in mind the tank could easily have been involved with the invasion of Kuwait and the defence of Iraqi before it was captured by the British army and brought back to the UK as a trophy of war.
If you report the find and it's taken away- it's unlikely you will ever see it again, but you know your squeaky clean and in the clear. who knows one day, probably not soon, it could legally be yours.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tanks-Alot: THE BEAST!

Tanks-Alot: THE BEAST!: The Beast arrived. Not doing much in the righty lefty department, but nothing some head scratching and a big hammer can't put right. 1st...


The Beast arrived. Not doing much in the righty lefty department, but nothing some head scratching and a big hammer can't put right. 1st job is a little water leak, then a wobbly fan, possibly clean the injectors and then the steering. Question is- do we make it beautiful or keep it original!!. Our new toy gets us nearer to the 'From Russia With Love' crush package we're dreaming up. Basically a car crush but everything Russian ex Afghanistan captured vehicles. Tough to drive, but loads of fun, unless your near an exhaust when it fires up. Big thanks to Joe for giving up his baby.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Military Spares for Sale
Please check our listings for many useful things.

Contact us for more information or to purchase an item

Boxed air filters designed for the Rolls Royce K60 engine
Item - 21731T

This is for a pair of new, boxed air filters designed for the Rolls Royce K60 engine fitted in Abbott Self Propelled Guns, 432 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 434's as used by REME, and a few other variants. All vehicles take two - but feel free to stock up while they are cheap and available.  We have,  for the first time in 25 years, some spare.  These are normally like hens teeth!

Price:£50.00 Pair

Thursday, 12 January 2017

DR Who / From Russia With Love.

Well Christmas is now a memory and we are back in the mud, yee ha.  Lots of quotes going out for all sorts of crazy stuff, got confirmation of a BBC jobbie today, but they just can't make up their minds what colour they want the tank. I say tank, they want an OT64. A huge 8x8 Czech amphibious armoured car, its for Dr Who, or Dr What as I call it. It's filmed in Wales on a full time set, last time we were there it was a medieval castle and they wanted our gold chieftain chugging in and out of the castle for a couple of days with The Dr or Mr Garibaldi standing on the front wing playing an electric guitar.
Little  Sis (Jill) came to ride shotgun and generally do all the heavy stuff lugging battery's about, and did a very fine job too. The food was great, we had a posh hotel and lots of laughs.
I'm chasing a few new vehicles. A fox and a Russian T 55, had this idea to do a V I P car crush with just Russian vehicles called From Russia with Love.  Basically,  drive 4  vehicles, fire an RPG and run a car over with our huge 2s3 Arkasia, or the T55 if it's up to the job. Potentially all our previous crushers who have left wonderful stuff on our Trip Advisor have an excuse to all come again!