"WOBBLYWHEELERS" T-SHIRT SIGHTINGS AROUND THE WORLD

Scroll down the page for "Wobblywheelers" T-shirt sightings in 27 countries: Mauritius, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Estonia, Australia, South Africa, Eire, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, South Korea, France, Malta, Denmark, England, Holland, U.S.A. , Hong Kong, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Iceland, Norway, Italy, Germany, Thailand, Mexico.

If any of you see the "Wobblywheelers" T-shirt during your travels, take a photo and e-mail me it to me at gilbey66@gmail.com

A King Size Mars bar awaits the first person who can e-mail me where these piccys was taken of me modelling the "Wobblies" shirt.........??

       

MAURITIUS

Taking time out on their honeymoon in May 2012, Sarah and John Hemingway spotted a Dodo dropping a "Wobblies" shirt on the beach in Mauritius, they picked it up and got these snaps....

THAILAND

Justin & Sun Young spotted a "Wobblies" shirt posing on a beach on the island of Koh Yao Noi in Southern Thailand in November 2010.

    

MEXICO

"Sutts" and "friend" in the USA/Mexico border town of Tijuana, in November 2010. 

Tijuana is the fastest growing city in Mexico and second only to New York, is the most visited city in the western hemisphere. Visitor numbers have increased dramatically since 2010 when "Sutts" and a "Wobblies t-shirt were seen in the city. 

"Wobblies" shirt seen spanning the border of the USA & Mexico....

FRANCE

"Wobblies" t-shirt potted high up in the French Alps near Mt Blanc in January 2011 by "Sutts"

               

"Stinky Pete" from Toy Story 2  was seen sporting a "Wobblies" t-shirt at Disneyland Paris by Paul Riste in May 2011.

           

Another sighting of the "Wobblies" t-shirt by "Sutts",  this time at La Vue Des Alpes. From this point -which is in Switzerland near the French border- you can have a view across to the Alpes. As you can see on this day, there was a blizzard and no view!!

Ever eagle eyed "Sutts" spotted a "Wobblies" t-shirt at the Water Trough at Alpe d'Huez in the French alps in July 2007. The water trough was the traditional finish of the climb up to Alpe d'Huez during the Tour De France cycle race. It now finishes further up into the resort.

Note: You will note a distant French relative of the "Acorn of Achievement" on top of the trough in the second photo.

 

Alpe d'Huez is the most famous mountain climb in the Tour de France. While the tour route varies from year to year, l'Alpe d'Huez has hosted a stage finish almost every year since 1976. The Tour de France first finished a stage on l'Alpe d'Huez in 1952. That stage was won by the Italian road racing cyclist Fausto Coppi.

The climb up Alpe d'Huez is 13.8 km at an average gradient of 8.1% with 21 hairpin bends marked with panels honoring the winners of each stage that has finished there. In 2004, Lance Armstrong won the stage and his time was only 1 second slower than the official record set by the late Marco Pantani of 37 minutes, 35 seconds.

A special 2 off "limited edition" of the "Wobblies" shirts were seen being modelled by chic French male models (?), Andy & Lewis in the South of France, 2006.

                       

BARBADOS

Sarah Duncan found a "Wobblies" shirt in her mouth at the "The Soup Bowl" the famous surfing location in Bathsheba, on the east coast of Barbados in September 2010.

CUBA

Dave Simon spotted Cheguevara & Castro wearing a "Wobblies" shirt in Havana, Cuba in September 2010.

                           

EIRE

Paul Jewell spotted  "Wobblies" T-shirt & Oscar Wilde and Bernardo O'Higgins statue activity going on in Merrion Park in Dublin, in September 2009.

                                

MALTA

Justin and Sun Young saw a "Wobblies" t-shirt baking in the sun on the Island of Malta in June, 2010. 

  

 

DENMARK

Bryan Askew was on a cruise in June  and visited the "Little Mermaid " (tiny Mermaid I reckon, it's only 1.25m tall!) in Copenhagen.  However, all tourists were snapping away at the "Wobblies" t-shirt seen nearby, a far more impressive sight!!!

The "Little Mermaid" was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, so it's not all bad.........

                            

RUSSIA

Bryan Askew then sailed onwards towards Russia, and low and behold when he arrived at Catherine's Palace in St Petersburg (formally Leningrad) , there was the t-shirt again!! Also it was seen in the Peterhof Gardens later on.....St Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for 200 years, until 1918 & is the most Western city of Russia. 

                   

ESTONIA

Bryan Askew was on holiday in June in the Estonian capital, Tallinn & saw a "Wobblies" t-shirt draped seductively over the railings. Tallinn is situated on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, 50 miles south of Helsinki.

   

CANADA

Tim Snowden was in Vancouver, Canada in June 2009 and saw the "Wobblies" T-shirt adorning some scenic locations including the sail shaped Canada Place, in the major seaport, also voted one of the three most liveable cities in the world and the fourth highest quality of living in the world. The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver too!!!!

               

SOUTH AFRICA

Neil Foss was in South Africa in October/November 2008 and spotted a familiar T-shirt warning off wayward shipping at 34 21′ 29″ S, 18 28′ 19″ E ...the Cape of Good Hope.  When following the coastline from the equator, the Cape of Good Hope marks the psychologically important point where one begins to travel more eastward than southward. The rounding of the cape in 1488 was a major milestone in the attempts by the Portuguese to establish direct trade relations with the Far East. As one of the great capes of the South Atlantic Ocean, the Cape of Good Hope has been of special significance to sailors for many years and is widely referred to by them simply as The Cape.

HONG KONG

Quentin Hill was on Lamma Island, south west of Hong kong island in November 2008, and bumped into Stanley from Lantau Island who was seen sporting the super dark green "tropical" version of the "Wobblies" shirt, in the port of Yung Shue Wan, before embarking on a ride. Stanley has visited the UK in the past and has ridden  Coed-y-Brenin. Good lad and fancy bike too......!

Seen later that day waiting for a ferry back to HK island, on the Yung Shue Wan ferry esplanade....

Quentin Hill (Q) spotted a "Wobblies" shirt on the Star Ferry in Hong Kong Harbour, April 2007

SCOTLAND

Dave Simon spotted this shirt on the way into Tobermory, on the Island of Mull in Scotland in September 2008.

DIRTIEST..... 

.............Surely this must be the dirtiest wobblies shirt ever!.........recently seen training with the Royal Marine Commando's at Lympstone ,Devon.

SINGAPORE

"Wobblies" shirt spotted at Singapore zoo and outside "Raffles" hotel in Singapore in December 2007 by Amanda Homan. 

       

AUSTRALIA

Spotted "Down Under" in December 2007 by Amanda Homan, was her niece, Freya, sporting a rather large "Wobblies" shirt on the beach at the The Entrance in New South Wales. Later, Fleur was seen at the Reptile Park,  trying to attract one of the residents attention with a "Wobblies" shirt.

           

NEW ZEALAND

"Wobblies" shirt seen by Amanda Homan, at the Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe in the Westland National Park on the South Island, in the land of "Lord of the Rings", December 2007. Fox Glacier was named in 1872 after a visit by the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir William Fox. Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier falls 2,600m on its 13km journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, and although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985 at an average of about a meter a day.

       

Also seen on a cruise on Milford Sound, South Island

       

POLAND

Andy Willcocks & Ewa Szadkowska spotted the "Wobblies" shirt on tour in Warsaw & Krakow in January 2008, 

             

Draped seductively on an ex-Polish Air Force PZL-Mielec I-22 Iryda "0204/SP-PWG" light attack jet at the Polish Army Museum, then modelled by Maria feeding the "chooks" and on Grzegorz in a bar in Warsaw. 

        

"The Mermaid" in Warsaw defending the shirt with her sword, and also by one of the elite troops.......

                               

And two or is it three (including Maria!) Polish beauties in front of the Science Palace in Warsaw. 

ICELAND

Latest sighting of the globetrotting "Wobblies" shirt in December 2007, by Amanda Homan, during a recent trip to a geyser near Reykjavik, and the "Blue Lagoon" open air geothermal spa at Hafnarfjordur. As the constant average temperature is 37-39 degrees C, the night shot is a bit blurry as the camera was getting a bit hot and steamy.....!!

                       

ITALY

Andy "Pinnocchio" Willcocks spotted a "Wobblies" t-shirt on the Rialto Bridge, trying to cross the Grand Canal in Venice in August 2011, whilst he was appearing in a Walt Disney puppet show travelling through Europe . The present stone bridge was constructed in 1591, designed by Antonio da Ponte. The engineering of the bridge was considered so audacious, that architect Vincenzo Scamozzi predicted future ruin.

"Wobblies" T-shirt spotted by Gilbey at the bottom & the top of the Leaning Tower in Pisa, September 2007

                   

St Marks Square, Venice, September 2007

                                       

The "Wobblies T-shirt was seen in August 2007, by Graham Rendell , lazing on a pool lounger in a Tuscany villa swimming pool and on the beach at Viarrregio.

                       

Paul Jewell saw a "Wobblies" T-shirt up the "Dolomites" (ooh err, Missus!) in Italy in August 2005.

NORWAY

Colin Bugden spotted a "Wobblies" t-shirt being displayed by a French cabaret dancer onboard the cruise ship "Princess Danae" in the middle of the North sea on a cruise from Harwich to Norway, May 2007. 

Then one was seen hanging around the fishmarket on Bergen Quay.......

and finally another was tracked outside the Osterbo campsite....

ENGLAND

A "Wobblies" shirt  spotted by Gilbey in Trafalgar Square, London, May,2007

                               

Seen in Chiswick High Street, on "Trump", the faithful pug dog of William Hogarth (1697-1764), the celebrated 18th century artist, who lived in Chiswick.

                           

Seen on the British Airways "London Eye" in July 2007

And seen at Windsor Castle, July 2007

HOLLAND

Seen at a windmill at Kinderdijk, near Rotterdam, September 2006 by "Gilbey"

USA

"Sutts" spotted a Timbisha Shoshone cowering behind a "Wobblies" shirt in Death Valley National Park in November 2010, the park being 5270 square miles big, and also is the hottest and driest of all the US national parks.

Seen "guarding" one of the towers on the Hoover dam in November 2010. The Hoover dam is situated on the Arizona/Nevada border, and was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression. It generates 4.2 billion KWh annually, and claimed 100 lives during construction. 

Seen at the Bonneville Salt Flats and Utah's famed measured mile, site of world land speed records in Utah in May 2010, by Gilbey. The salt flats are 4,219 feet (1.286 metres) above sea level. Don Vesco took the Vesco Turbinator to 458 mph here in October 2001. Gary Gabelich took the rocket powered "The Blue Flame" to 622 mph in October 1970. 

Bonneville was named after Benjamin Boneville a US army officer who explored this area in the 1830's. 

Gilbey spotted more "Wobblies t-shirt activity near Moab,Utah in May 2010. The "popular MBR "slickrock trail" was one place the shirt was seen basking in 26 degree heat on the slickrock trail and also it was seen at Arches National park....

                       

    

As ever, eagle eyed Sutts spotted this sinister looking person trying to hide behind a "Wobblies" T-shirt at White Sands, New Mexico in August 2008, Next door is situated the White sands Missile Testing Range which might explain the sinister clothing being worn by the "model". ...?

Gilbey's sister Lynne, designer of the "Wobblies" logo, spotted the new "Wobbliies" black T-shirt being sported in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah, by someone with an uncanny resemblance to Gilbeys sister...!! Pictured at the 1000ft drop leading to the White Rim Trail in the valley which is 100miles long and weaves along the Colorado basin. People mountain bike it,  taking about 3-4 days....perhaps an away weekend for the summer!!!

Sutts, being the eagle eyed chap he is, has spotted a "Wobblies" shirt at Cabrillo Point in San Diego, the first place a European set foot on the west coast of North America.

JAPAN

Seen outside the Imperial Palace, Tokyo by Gilbey in October 2009

   

Gilbey spotted a "Wobblies" t-shirt,  being worn by Hachiko the Dog, in Shibuya, Tokyo in October 2005

Hachikō, sometimes known in Japanese as 忠犬ハチ公 (chūken hachikō, lit. 'faithful dog Hachiko'), was an Akita dog born in 1923. In 1924, he was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Eisaburo Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner's life, Hachiko saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya station. Even after Ueno's death in 1925, Hachiko returned every day to the station to wait for him, and did so for the next eleven years!!!!

Today, the bronzed statue of Hachiko is probably one of the most famous meeting places in Tokyo. The popularity of the place for meeting people can sometimes make it difficult to meet up. But not when he's wearing a "Wobblies" t-shirt!!!!

                             

Shibuya crossing, Tokyo, October 2005

GERMANY

Seen up at the top (nearly) of Zugspitze, the highest point in Germany, Summer 2005 by "Sutts"

SOUTH KOREA

"Wobblies" shirt spotted adorning the nose of a North American F-86 Sabre jet at Chuncheon War Memorial, South Korea