A pub, probably with few stories to tell, suddenly has a “discarded” tank in its car park and some handy coverage in the local paper. No-one knows whose tank it is, why it was left there; it is a good talking point: get a pint, have your photo on the tank – some useful revenue.
Actually there is only one “enthusiast” that has tanks in the area. It is not a big mystery Poirot. And you hardly forget where you park your tank; I have a silver Honda and in a big car park it can be hard to see, not so with camouflaged military hardware.
I just think this is quite a good example of how to create a story from nothing – a little bit of creativity, perhaps nothing special, but perhaps a lesson for us PR professionals.