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A PC screensaver featuring period Austin 7 images.
There is quite a collection of vintage and classic car screensavers at oldclassiccar, some featuring cars, others different forms of classic transport. This one, added in 2009, contains images that all focus on the 'baby' Austin 7 of the 1920s and 1930s. The idea was to reflect the impact that this affordable little car had on Britain in the inter-war years, by only using period photos and images. Many of the old photographs show the cars with their lucky owners, at a time when car ownership was still not the norm, as it largely is today.
No modern photographs were used (that would be too easy), all the Austin images that went into making this free screensaver are contemporary to the vehicle. Various types of Austin 7 such as the Ruby and earlier box saloon are included, as is a photo of a twin cam Austin racer, a scan of a period advert announcing the new Austin Ruby, and a humorous postcard inspired by the diminutive Austin. Most of the pictures are from my own collection, but thanks to Les, Hugh and Nigel for also helping out with pics from their own collections.
Download it free only from www.oldclassiccar.co.uk
Instructions (PC version only)
1. Click on the screensaver link below
2. When prompted, save the .exe application file to your PC C: drive & make a note of where you store it
3. Using Windows Explorer, find the file you just downloaded
4. Double click on the file (austin7.exe) to fire it up
5. A grey window shows on screen
6. You can preview the screensaver before installing, just click Run
7. Any keypress or mouse movement will cancel the screensaver
8. To install the screensaver, click the Install option in the grey window
9. You're done! the Austin 7 screensaver is now your default
10. When you've had enough of it you can go back into your Display settings in MS Windows, and reset to another screensaver if you wish
If you're not too confident with changing your PC settings in this way, it is probably best to get someone who knows more about this kind of thing to do it. It has been tested on my own PC (running Windows XP) and works ok with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 1.0 browsers. No guarantees, warranties or anything else that it'll work on every new or ancient PC out there! I can't take responsibility for anyone re-configuring their Windows settings by trying this - however it should be fine, but it does require a little knowledge by the user to install it.
Austin Seven s/saver file 2.29Mb (14 pictures)
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