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How about a 'period' classics pictures thread

How about a 'period' classics pictures thread

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vixen1700

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8,713 posts

167 months

Thursday 30th April 2009
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How about a thread of pictures of classics taken by people at the time. I'm not talking about Google images, but interesting unseen possibly crackly photos.

I was digging around my garage the other day and found lots of pictures taken around 1972 of me (being a geeky kid) sitting in my Dad's brand new Citroen GS, and being a real Citroen anorak and having my picture taken with various Citroens including a beaten up old Traction and a right-hand drive SM.

What's interesting are the background cars at that time too. cool

Unfortunately I don't have a scanner so can't post them up, but this picture from the old Facel Vega thread is the kind of thing that could be good:



Taken in the early '70s, unseen and a bit more interesting than 'Concours' cars.

Hope you get my drift...


Jalopnik

1,168 posts

115 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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Okay, here goes with a few - first, my Dad's Austin A40, taken around the year I was born...


Next two were taken by Mrs J's grandad in North Devon... not sure when...




Final two are from some commercially sold slides of Oxford, probably late 60s?




jimmyjam

1,658 posts

116 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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My dads old Step front Alfa with me and my mum - Tooting Common '75

Grandad in Torquay in Alfa '75ish


vixen1700

Original Poster:

8,713 posts

167 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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Great stuff! cool

16VJay

224 posts

116 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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A couple of AC 3000MEs from a batch of photos I bought from eBay recently.

Taken around London in the mid eighties.




jith

2,317 posts

112 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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I've shown this before, but here is my mum with 1947 Hillman Minx convertible at the Open in St. Andrews around 1955. We went all over britain in this car and it never broke down once!!


Dave_L

30 posts

126 months

Tuesday 5th May 2009
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Great idea this, although I imagine it could get huge smile

Only one I have at the moment, me by my dad's 1100 in 1969. Location - Eastcote in Middlesex.


RichB

33,703 posts

181 months

Tuesday 5th May 2009
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jimmyjam said:
Grandad in Torquay in Alfa '75ish
Chap across the road obviously didn't want his picture taken wink

john2443

3,052 posts

108 months

Tuesday 5th May 2009
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My grandad in his dad's Wilys Overland, in Paisley, pre 1925, but beyond that I can't be sure.



lowdrag

7,477 posts

110 months

Wednesday 6th May 2009
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Have some grass track racing photos from 1969 taken with the Olympus Trip 35.















Now I'd love it if someone could tell me if these people are still around. I'd present him with an A3 enlargement when I am next in the UK.


Red rose

234 posts

162 months

Wednesday 6th May 2009
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Hi Lowdrag

Brooklyn Engineering are still around, but have moved from Chandlers Ford to Nursling in Southampton. Looks like the business has changed hands, but I'm sure they would appreciate a copy of your photo !

http://www.brooklyn4x4.co.uk/history.php

crankedup

12,009 posts

140 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Note the cars parked on the roadside, no yellow lines then. Keep the pic's coming they are great.

RichB

33,703 posts

181 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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lowdrag said:
Have some grass track racing photos from 1969 taken with the Olympus Trip 35.
Tony, why do I have a feeling that I've already seen this somewhere else this month wink

SB - Nigel

7,879 posts

131 months

Friday 8th May 2009
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I love threads like this


(colours all faded)
Here's my Vaden Plas 1100 in 1978(?) with Mrs Beer (then mearly miss slimline tonic water) told to stand in front of the aftermarket fog light to hide it as it was broken - note sheepskin covers over the Vanden's leather seats to stop the transfer of heat in the summer and cold in winter



Here is miss slimline tonic water's first car from 1979(?) a Fiat 850 which when bought had a large tin of Dulux in the (front) boot the same colour as the car! We had driven a friend's dog out to go for a country walk

Edited by SB - Nigel on Friday 8th May 02:48

droopsnoot

2,476 posts

139 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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This is one of the best bits of the ITV4 re-runs of "The Professionals" and "Minder" - all the stuff you can spot in the background as they drive around.

barchetta_boy

1,409 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2009
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As a small lad I naturally insisted upon being photographed in front of anything remotely interesting.

I've got a fabulous one of me in front of a Renault 5 Gordini Turbo in Marbella, c 1985 somewhere.

Joel

vixen1700

Original Poster:

8,713 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2009
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barchetta_boy said:
As a small lad I naturally insisted upon being photographed in front of anything remotely interesting.

I've got a fabulous one of me in front of a Renault 5 Gordini Turbo in Marbella, c 1985 somewhere.

Joel
biggrin Know what you mean. I had pictures in front of a Dino, Pantera, Merek and Miura taken in the South of France around 1977.

Must still be at my mother's house somewhere.

dinkel

23,266 posts

155 months

Friday 5th June 2009
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Dads 1st car, 1975. Funny, he sold the car after an unfortunate crash, 1976. I'm with my 1st for 13 years now.

boyzee

206 posts

91 months

Saturday 6th June 2009
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My first car a standard 10 which i fitted a 1200 spitfire engine,mk2 zodiac tyres 640/13,s i later had the mk2 3.8 jag at 17,this was 1966 i think the standard was £75 and the jag £450! them were the days.

boyzee

206 posts

91 months

Saturday 6th June 2009
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After the jag racing took over, this is my 1760 pre crossflow anglia at an autocross in 1968.