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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks a good match.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, FWD looks very similar.

Today's POTD is of a smart Hillman Minx convertible.

Added to OCC on 24/11/2008:
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/hillman-dhc.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all,

POTD is a paddock somewhere in the 1960s (Brands maybe?), with a low-slung Marcos GT taking centre stage.



This, and a similar photo of another example, were added to OCC on January 8th 2009:
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/marcos.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Whilst I cannot affirm personally, I've heard the Austin A30/35, with a tuned engine, and brakes to match, could be deemed, the family man's Sprite?

Also believe the van version was the firmest favorite road car of the late James Hunt...[being, the family runabout]

I also remember him saying That on its cross ply tyres you could have great fun drifting it round corners at less than 30mph.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Minx tourer is lovely, no wonder the chap at the wheel looks pleased.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanb wrote:
alastairq wrote:
Whilst I cannot affirm personally, I've heard the Austin A30/35, with a tuned engine, and brakes to match, could be deemed, the family man's Sprite?

Also believe the van version was the firmest favorite road car of the late James Hunt...[being, the family runabout]

I also remember him saying That on its cross ply tyres you could have great fun drifting it round corners at less than 30mph.


Is it anecdotal that a Morris Minor & a wet Essex roundabout would teach you all you need to know about rear wheel drive control?

Why 'Essex'? !
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my customers told me of someone he knows who happens to know Sir Stirling Moss. Apparently they were in a car with Moss at the wheel when the chap suggested the great man was was past it. Foot flat to the floor, Moss apparently took a bend doing a four wheel drift on opposite lock... the subject was never mentioned again! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple, their picnic, and a fine Ford V8 are the subjects in today's POTD.



This image opened a page of period V8 Ford photos, in September 2008.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ford_v8.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POTD is a b&w snap of what turned out to be a Daimler 15 Rye Cabriolet. As a result of posting this '50s photograph to OCC in August 2009, it led to the current owner and restorer of the car getting in touch, and also the son of a gent who owned it prior to WW2. As a result, further photos of this actual car were provided and added in.



http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/prewar-daimler.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Daimler story.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POTD stars a pre-war Standard Flying 8 and a couple who, according to a note on the reverse, were named TK and Vi.



Added to OCC on 1/9/2008
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/standard_flying_8.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

POTD is an action shot of a 1926 Frazer Nash competing in a trial in Eyam, Derbyshire, in the 1930s. The car still exists according to DVLA, does anyone recognise it?



Added to OCC on 3rd September 2008
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/frazer-nash.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mum had one of those Standard 8s, I remember being collected from school in it one day when I spotted a wheel overtaking us and at quite a height. Just as I was describing this to mum there was a bang and a lurch as the rear off side brake drum hit the road.

By the time wed walked home, Mr Bird the RAC man turned up at our house on his ES2 and Sidecar, it was just a box really. Just happened he carried spare wheel nuts for Standard 8s and had put the wheel back on the car for her. It was only a mile or two so he took her back to the car sitting on the box.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm..I once had a front wheel part company.
Back around 1980-81

I was driving an old Ford [placcy] coach for Revill & Berrimans of Langtoft....full of wee-sized school kids.
Being all of them farm kids, they all took it in their stride [none of this modern snowflake stuff for them!!]....Older lads volunteered to find wheel, which had hopped a hedge into a field...then I marched them all up the hill to the nearest farm.....and dropped them there whilst I used the phone to call the yard. Then I had to escape the farmer's wife!!
The wheel was complete with brake drum & remains of the stub axle, which had sheared off at the radius.
The fitter arrived [he was a russian ex-pow who settled in Langtoft]....grabbed wheel & stuffed it back up under the wheel arch. 10 minutes later the local press photographer turned up to take piccies! {Nothing to see here!!]

The bus was only doing around 20 mph at the time, but still wore the backplate level with the stub....I daren't use the footbrake as I wasn't sure what was left...didn't want things pinging off...friction and the handbrake brought us to a halt. Turned out the stub axle had a fault in it....but the bus was from the mid 1960's, so the guarantee had expired! It was back on the road the following day.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a bit more traumatic than it happening to a Standard 8 Alistair. They only had three wheel nuts and often came off by all accounts.
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