A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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aeropilot

23,861 posts

191 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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neutral 3 said:
Love these US photos !!

Those Cudas, look to be painted in Plum
Crazy.
Cougar's.... wink

The Don of Croy

5,376 posts

123 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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MikeT66 said:
Ohhh, yes.. loved that Ford Gran Torino of Starsky and Hutch and the Firebird from The Rockford Files. Dream cars back then, dream cars now. cloud9
Didn't Jim Rockford drive a Camaro? I used to walk home from school past one parked up outside a quintessential commuter residence. A touch of glamour.

aeropilot

23,861 posts

191 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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The Don of Croy said:
Didn't Jim Rockford drive a Camaro?
Nope.
Gold Firebird, a single headlamp version in the earlier series runs, and changing to a later 4 headlamp version, in pretty much the same colour for the later series runs.

williamp

17,579 posts

237 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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aeropilot said:
neutral 3 said:
Love these US photos !!

Those Cudas, look to be painted in Plum
Crazy.
Cougar's.... wink
Give him a break. He cant say bac-a -ruda

P5BNij

8,477 posts

70 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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aeropilot said:
The Don of Croy said:
Didn't Jim Rockford drive a Camaro?
Nope.
Gold Firebird, a single headlamp version in the earlier series runs, and changing to a later 4 headlamp version, in pretty much the same colour for the later series runs.








''Hi this is Jim Rockford, leave your name and number...'' wink

Astacus

3,007 posts

198 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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P5BNij said:








''Hi this is Jim Rockford, at the tone leave your name and number, I'll get back to you...'' wink
FTFY

gothatway

3,578 posts

134 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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P5BNij said:
I'll keep posting if no-one is bored of them. American car culture is something else, the enthusiasm for it never seems to waver.
I guess it's just me, but I rather wish this was all on a separate thread. I don't doubt the enthusiasm for American cars of the period, but they actually mean very little to me, whereas period street scenes in the UK (or even Europe) are of far greater interest.

manorcom

255 posts

66 months

Tuesday 7th May 2019
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My pal has a mint Lincoln MkIV 1974. It is an absolute hoot to go out in. Slip a Wings/Carpenters/Elton/Yes 8 track in the slot stereo and you are back there. It is a huge thing, the nose reaches a corner way before the driver does making it hard to see round corners and the width makes it a bit hair raising on our narrow UK roads. It has a magic carpet ride and supposed to posses bullet proof reliability. It needs a very large garage. The only thing missing is a tow bar for a fuel bowser!

All you need is a Frank Cannon mustache:

Oh and don't forget the bicycle clips for your huge flares!


His actual car:


Edited by manorcom on Tuesday 7th May 14:12

Yertis

16,064 posts

230 months

Tuesday 7th May 2019
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gothatway said:
I guess it's just me, but I rather wish this was all on a separate thread. I don't doubt the enthusiasm for American cars of the period, but they actually mean very little to me, whereas period street scenes in the UK (or even Europe) are of far greater interest.
Well post some pics then! wink

I didn't realise how much I loved all this american stuff, until I saw it here.

P5BNij

8,477 posts

70 months

Tuesday 7th May 2019
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I didn't realise how much the US stuff was getting under my skin until half way through posting some of it! Off to the Hot Road & Nostalgia show at Santa Pod on Saturday for a dose of yankee V8 medicine... wink

Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 7th May 14:19

Coatesy351

769 posts

96 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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aeropilot said:
Yertis said:
P5BNij said:
I feel cheated... I thought all the stunt work on 'The Dukes Of Hazzard' was real...!
I must admit I never realised it wasn't... frown
My guess its more like a bunch of guys trying to make their own cine film version using models rather than a behind the scenes crew shot.......
Or...... could be the stunt team used models for working up the stunts before actually doing it for real, given that they were likely one-take stunts?

Its been estimated that Warner Bros destroyed over 200 Chargers during the filming of the 7 series of the show.
They switched to models in the last series to save money and try and compete with knight rider.

Gareth1974

2,712 posts

103 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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nicanary

7,925 posts

110 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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I spy a Martin Walter Debonair in the middle.

gothatway

3,578 posts

134 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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nicanary said:
I spy a Martin Walter Debonair in the middle.
Nah - that's a class 37.

RichB

44,884 posts

248 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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gothatway said:
nicanary said:
I spy a Martin Walter Debonair in the middle.
Nah - that's a class 37.
Nah - that's an English Electric Type 3 biggrin

gothatway

3,578 posts

134 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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RichB said:
gothatway said:
nicanary said:
I spy a Martin Walter Debonair in the middle.
Nah - that's a class 37.
Nah - that's an English Electric Type 3 biggrin
Can we agree it's a Tractor ?

RichB

44,884 posts

248 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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gothatway said:
Can we agree it's a Tractor ?
Is that what they were nicknamed?

gothatway

3,578 posts

134 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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RichB said:
gothatway said:
Can we agree it's a Tractor ?
Is that what they were nicknamed?
Yep.

Gareth1974

2,712 posts

103 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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Another one, featuring a ‘duff’ this time:

RichB

44,884 posts

248 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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Brush Type 4 rolleyes