A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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P5BNij

8,643 posts

71 months

Sunday 11th April
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Texas in 1979, during the second big fuel crisis of the decade....




dartissimus

893 posts

139 months

Sunday 11th April
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21st Century Man

35,515 posts

213 months

Sunday 11th April
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P5BNij said:
Texas in 1979, during the second big fuel crisis of the decade....



That BMW must've felt as crisp and as sharp as a pin compared to those mobile water beds. It looks it too

dandarez

11,951 posts

248 months

Sunday 11th April
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Something a tad different.
A ghostly and heavenly body pic from the early 1980s in a quiet English residential street.

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finlo

2,314 posts

168 months

Sunday 11th April
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dandarez said:
Something a tad different.
A ghostly and heavenly body pic from the early 1980s in a quiet English residential street.

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No doubt soon to be stuffed with Beetle gubbins!

dryden

361 posts

134 months

Sunday 11th April
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It was more than likely stuffed with Ginetta gubbins.....

Escort3500

8,052 posts

110 months

Monday 12th April
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21st Century Man said:
P5BNij said:
Texas in 1979, during the second big fuel crisis of the decade....



That BMW must've felt as crisp and as sharp as a pin compared to those mobile water beds. It looks it too
Nice first generation Camaro though


Edited by Escort3500 on Monday 12th April 08:10

moffspeed

1,509 posts

172 months

Monday 12th April
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dryden said:
It was more than likely stuffed with Ginetta gubbins.....
Agree, Ginetta G12 surely. If it’s lucky it will find a Lotus Twin Cam to marry.

As a student in London in the 1970s I had a weekend delivery job that took me all over London. Amazing how many of these type of grp shells you would find scattered about in suburban front gardens along with the surviving colonies of A7 Specials.

The guy with a part built Davrian in Dulwich repeatedly turned down my offers but I managed to buy a half restored A7 special. 10 years later it was approximately one third restored so I sold it.

finlo

2,314 posts

168 months

Monday 12th April
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dryden said:
It was more than likely stuffed with Ginetta gubbins.....
Viewed on a phone I thought it was a Dino kit car!

dandarez

11,951 posts

248 months

Tuesday 13th April
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moffspeed said:
dryden said:
It was more than likely stuffed with Ginetta gubbins.....
Agree, Ginetta G12 surely. If it’s lucky it will find a Lotus Twin Cam to marry.

As a student in London in the 1970s I had a weekend delivery job that took me all over London. Amazing how many of these type of grp shells you would find scattered about in suburban front gardens along with the surviving colonies of A7 Specials.

The guy with a part built Davrian in Dulwich repeatedly turned down my offers but I managed to buy a half restored A7 special. 10 years later it was approximately one third restored so I sold it.
Re my post, it's been read wrong - that 'ghostly' pic was taken in the early 1980s (note the other cars in the street at the time).
Inside the owner's garage at that time was a Ted Martin V8 he was rebuilding to go in the G12 (I helped him assemble the grp body panels on his drive to take that pic). John Burton shoehorned a Martin V8 into his G12 in the 60s but never had much success.

If I recall the body panels were the last genuine G12 ever produced by GInetta (I know there have been G12 reincarnations - I hate that word - since).
As for the Loti twin-cams, they did indeed find their way into the G12s. However, the screamer engine was the first fitted to the car, the Cosworth SCA 1-litre. It was what was in WIllie Green's car and was what started his career. There are even today those who think he's just 'historics' famous. His career started and took off because of his drives in the SCA powered G12. He switched later to a Loti twin cam but never had the success he did with the SCA. He said later that the G12, when fitted with the Lotus twin-cam engine, that the additional power exposed the G12 chassis’ weaknesses. You have to remember too that Green's first race was in September 1966 at Silverstone - he and his SCA G12 wiped the floor clean with everything in the 1150cc class. He went on to have 23 races in that G12 and won 21 outright. Green recalled one race at Snetterton when Bob Bernard was out in his 7-litre AC Cobra: Bernard simply couldn’t believe that Green could stay with him on the straights!

It was a period of great motor racing, and imo had one of the most spectacular racing car accidents (ie: nobody was hurt) that was ever caught on camera. I'm not alone in saying this. Derek Buckett took an amazing shot during the Motoring News Championship (the motoring newspaper even entered it's own G12 driven by its then editor Mike Twite and co-driver, Ian Tee of Motor Sport magazine).

Buckett's photo even caught well known motorsport cameraman Gerry Stream scrambling to safety up the embankment! There are a couple of other shots too that make a wonderful trio of framed photos, from the 'slide' to a AC Cobra taking the top of one G12's roof off, narrowly missing the driver's head! - sorry, can't post it up, although it used to be here on PH's many years ago.

There was only one thing that ended the G12 domination, and that was more powerful engines and Chevron's B6.

Turbobanana

2,964 posts

166 months

Wednesday 14th April
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dandarez said:
As for the Loti twin-cams, they did indeed find their way into the G12s. However, the screamer engine was the first fitted to the car, the Cosworth SCA 1-litre. It was what was in WIllie Green's car and was what started his career. There are even today those who think he's just 'historics' famous. His career started and took off because of his drives in the SCA powered G12. He switched later to a Loti twin cam but never had the success he did with the SCA. He said later that the G12, when fitted with the Lotus twin-cam engine, that the additional power exposed the G12 chassis’ weaknesses. You have to remember too that Green's first race was in September 1966 at Silverstone - he and his SCA G12 wiped the floor clean with everything in the 1150cc class. He went on to have 23 races in that G12 and won 21 outright. Green recalled one race at Snetterton when Bob Bernard was out in his 7-litre AC Cobra: Bernard simply couldn’t believe that Green could stay with him on the straights!
I remember reading about this in Classic & Sportscar about 3 decades ago. Didn't Green have a six speed gearbox in the car? If so, must have been one of the earliest applications, although I seem to recall the Screamer's ability to rev meant he didn't get into sixth very often.

manorcom

255 posts

67 months

Thursday 15th April
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Nuneaton station car park mid 1970s:

OptionalExtra

149 posts

14 months

Thursday 15th April
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A few miscellaneous 1970s pics, including some old favourites.









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Turbobanana

2,964 posts

166 months

Friday 16th April
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An Elan +2 and 2 Renault 16s.

Loving the wing mirrors on the sporty-looking Avenger too smile

OptionalExtra

149 posts

14 months

Friday 16th April
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What’s the car between the Rover and the Mini in this one - Lotus Europa?


Composer62

622 posts

51 months

Friday 16th April
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OptionalExtra said:
What’s the car between the Rover and the Mini in this one - Lotus Europa?

Yep, that's definitely a Europa.

Dapster

5,164 posts

145 months

Friday 16th April
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OptionalExtra said:
NSU Prinz top left?

OptionalExtra

149 posts

14 months

Friday 16th April
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I think so - zoomed pic shows it more clearly.


aeropilot

24,125 posts

192 months

Friday 16th April
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Turbobanana said:
Loving the wing mirrors on the sporty-looking Avenger too smile
Two door Avenger GT by the looks of it smile

DippedHeadlights

411 posts

169 months

Friday 16th April
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Taken by a friends Dad in London in 1968 when NMR85G was new. If anyone knows the owner now, the car looks to be still about, happy to pass on high res versions.