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2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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118 months

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My first car. Picture was taken in '77.

I wonder why both the neighbour & I parked that end of the drive hehe

My mum & dad still live in that house, same shot now would have cars rammed nose to tail in the background.


2 sMoKiN bArReLs

17,524 posts

118 months

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About ten years earlier, me & my chicks. (shame I forgot to do my flies up for the photo!)


AtticusFinch

3,499 posts

66 months

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LordBretSinclair said:
Great pics.

The ivy has certainly grown up on the house since 1975 rofl
2 yrs growth eek the Triumph was "75" and the Morgan "77" One for gardeners question time I think. wavey

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

17,524 posts

118 months

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And about 10-15 years earlier than that. My mum at a dealership in Cambridge.


2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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Crosswise said:
These are pictures taken by my Great Grandad in the early 60s, I have only scanned a small selection of them so far so there are probably a lot more.

Any idea where this might be?
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs

17,524 posts

118 months

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Tenterden High St....if I'd read on before I posted biggrin

LeeTVRM

21 posts

86 months

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I have been enjoying this thread for some time, some great photos and stories to go with them so I thought I would post a couple of photos taken by my father at Santa Pod, not sure when it was but judging by the fashion looks around the late 60's maybe early seventies.





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Robin Hood

571 posts

88 months

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LeeTVRM said:
That was a rare bird, a 2 door Corsair!!

cjb1

1,769 posts

34 months

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+1 me too, I can remember the reg of the car I passed my test in 38 years ago, the valve clearances on a 1980's 2.0 pinto and the plug gap on a 1300 Ford Kent engine but not my own mobile number now!!
LordBretSinclair said:
I know exactly where you're coming from. As a kid I lived down the road from University Motors and saw all the new MG models on a daily basis with reg nos; UML3, UML4 and UML5. I knew all about the MGC, Downton Specials etc, wheel variations, colour charts etc and silly things like that stick in your head - can't remember what I had for tea yesterday though rofl

cjb1

1,769 posts

34 months

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Is it maybe a Peel?
W124Bob said:
Heres another period photo taken in Dewsbury,anyone ID the micro car behind the AEC tipper

vixen1700

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8,053 posts

153 months

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Robin Hood said:
That was a rare bird, a 2 door Corsair!!
Didn't even know they were made, don't think I've ever seen one.

A quick Google check and they were only made to order.

Prof Beard

6,599 posts

110 months

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cjb1 said:
Is it maybe a Peel?
W124Bob said:
Heres another period photo taken in Dewsbury,anyone ID the micro car behind the AEC tipper
Looks like an AC Invalid Carriage to me

HQB

127 posts

33 months

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vixen1700 said:
Robin Hood said:
That was a rare bird, a 2 door Corsair!!
Didn't even know they were made, don't think I've ever seen one.

A quick Google check and they were only made to order.
I'm not entirely sure that they actually were only made to order because I clearly recall seeing three parked in a line at the local dealership around 1964/5. They were three white Corsair GT's although I think most were made in very basic trim hence did not sell well. I'm guessing that few were made in comparison to the four door because nobody really wanted them so most probably were especially ordered but more because of low demand. Oddly though, they now look the better proportioned version and would be better regarded today.type

RichB

29,733 posts

167 months

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HQB said:
I'm guessing that few were made in comparison to the four door because nobody really wanted them so most probably were especially ordered but more because of low demand. Oddly though, they now look the better proportioned version and would be better regarded today.
I could never quite work out what the Corsair was meant to offer that the Cortina didn't.

daveenty

1,491 posts

93 months

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RichB said:
I could never quite work out what the Corsair was meant to offer that the Cortina didn't.
All I remember is that the seats were comfier.

We used to fit them (from the scrapyards) to Mk I Cortinas. Along with the 2000E box smile

dartissimus

309 posts

57 months

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W124Bob said:
Heres another period photo taken in Dewsbury,anyone ID the micro car behind the AEC tipper
I'm guessing late 6o's for this, & whilst I'm looking out over Dewsbury centre now, I'm struggling with my bearings. Is that modern block Empire House, with the town hall in front? if so I'm just outside the top L H corner not far from the chimney..............
Bob, do you remember the bright red Vantage that was often seen, late 70's early 80's

HA51EMT

477 posts

77 months

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dartissimus said:
W124Bob said:
Heres another period photo taken in Dewsbury,anyone ID the micro car behind the AEC tipper
I'm guessing late 6o's for this, & whilst I'm looking out over Dewsbury centre now, I'm struggling with my bearings. Is that modern block Empire House, with the town hall in front? if so I'm just outside the top L H corner not far from the chimney..............
Bob, do you remember the bright red Vantage that was often seen, late 70's early 80's
It appears to be taken from the top of the Minster looking towards Long Causeway.
The old Bus Station is now the site of The Princess Of Wales Precinct. (Argos,Boots etc.)
The grey concretey block top middle is indeed Empire House.

Edited by HA51EMT on Tuesday 29th May 17:52

miniman

16,922 posts

145 months

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As the photo has disappeared from page 1 since I posted it in 2009, maybe worth sharing this one again - my Father on the RAC Rally in his Mexico.


Escort Mexico by binaryimage, on Flickr

PATTERNPART

461 posts

84 months

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Basil Davenport and his Spider at Shelsley early 1920's.
David Leigh in the same car 90 years later.

austin

851 posts

86 months

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PATTERNPART said:

Basil Davenport and his Spider at Shelsley early 1920's.
Cracking car!

I think it's 1928, same race number as below.



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