A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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aeropilot

19,058 posts

175 months

Sunday 17th November
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P5BNij said:
Thanks, interesting stuff. I assumed for some reason that the FW was Daimler Benz powered.
That was the Me109.

The BMW 801 was a 42 litre, 14 cyl 2 row air cooled radial engine, and was the first engine to use what we now call an ECU.


DickyC

34,955 posts

146 months

Monday 18th November
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P5BNij said:
Thanks, interesting stuff. I assumed for some reason that the FW was Daimler Benz powered.
Does everyone know the BMW badge represents a moving propeller?

RichB

42,472 posts

232 months

Monday 18th November
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DickyC said:
Does everyone know the BMW badge represents a moving propeller?
I would think most people on Pistonheads would but not everyone in the general population.

S100HP

10,389 posts

115 months

Hugo a Gogo

22,512 posts

181 months

Monday 18th November
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RichB said:
DickyC said:
Does everyone know the BMW badge represents a moving propeller?
I would think most people on Pistonheads would but not everyone in the general population.
Yeah, but no...
It's a bit of a back-formation they like to publicise, but it just started as part of the Bavarian flag

nicanary

7,054 posts

94 months

Monday 18th November
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S100HP said:
I saw just one private car. The rest were all trucks, trams and buses, and taxis. Jeremy Corbyn would cream himself.

Hugo a Gogo

22,512 posts

181 months

Monday 18th November
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Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, 1962.
People driving around to see the Xmas lights

P5BNij

4,482 posts

54 months

Monday 18th November
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The Don of Croy

4,996 posts

107 months

Monday 18th November
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P5BNij][url said:
Is that a marsupial?

T-195

1,539 posts

9 months

Monday 18th November
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Young Elvis and his 507.

DickyC

34,955 posts

146 months

Tuesday 19th November
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This isn't quite the right place but I think you'll enjoy it anyway.

https://youtu.be/MwyTaYSADY8

P5BNij

4,482 posts

54 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Spiffing stuff!

Meanwhile up in the hills of Northern Italy, Bob Wallace and Paulo Stanzani test one of the two Lamborghini Urraco prototypes, c.1970...


Mr Tidy

9,716 posts

75 months

Wednesday 20th November
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DickyC said:
This isn't quite the right place but I think you'll enjoy it anyway.

https://youtu.be/MwyTaYSADY8
Great clip there. :thumbsup:

I was born in 1959 and brought home from hospital in my Dad's 1954 Austin A40 Somerset.

The 70 mph limit didn't really make any difference to him - the fastest speed we ever saw in it was 75 (probably on the M1)! laugh



Touring442

913 posts

157 months

Thursday 21st November
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Hugo a Gogo said:

Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, 1962.
People driving around to see the Xmas lights
Scottish Graffiti

Halmyre

7,589 posts

87 months

Thursday 21st November
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Hugo a Gogo said:

Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, 1962.
People driving around to see the Xmas lights
I remember that; big treat to be taken to the Scottish Motor Show at the Kelvin Hall by my dad and then driving through the city centre to gawp at the lights. Although thinking about it, the motor show traditionally used to take place in mid-November, would the lights would have been up by then back in those days?

P5BNij

4,482 posts

54 months

Friday 22nd November
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Photo c/o Dave Ford, the Royal Train calls at Cramlington, July 1985....


pingu393

3,659 posts

153 months

Friday 22nd November
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P5BNij said:
Photo c/o Dave Ford, the Royal Train calls at Cramlington, July 1985....

It used to stop overnight near my gran's house. Nobody could get near as it was behind a high wire, lots of trees, brambles and nettles.

droopsnoot

7,132 posts

190 months

Friday 22nd November
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P5BNij said:
Photo c/o Dave Ford, the Royal Train calls at Cramlington, July 1985....
That Rover SD1 was first registered September 1985, and the Jaguar dates from October 1985, so it must be later than that. [/anorak]

P5BNij

4,482 posts

54 months

Friday 22nd November
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You're quite right, just checked and I made a typo error - it's 18th July 1986 wink

Spottedlaurel

274 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd November
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I'm going through a load of old postcards at the moment, thought this one may be of interest here:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2hPqgHD]
High Street, Dovercourt old postcard early 1970s[/url] by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

The Elan is registered ALH 662H. DVLA says on SORN, although not MoTed since at least 2005/06. The ALH plate was vaguely familiar to me, turns out I saw ALH 660H in Norfolk back in 2007:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/7aLoYX]
1970 Lotus Elan[/url] by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

I haven't checked numbers either side, but I guessed ALH 661H would be another Lotus and I was right, here it is: https://flic.kr/p/zNA9oR

Anyone know where 660 or 662 are now?