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The OCC "Photo Of The Day" thread
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once had the rear wheel come off my bubble car. Shocked In fact the axle had snapped. I ended up in a hedge.and had to escape through the sun roof!.

(Probably should have been posted in the open top car thread!)
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Rick
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to resume POTD updates.

Today's contribution, added to OCC in September 2007, is of a lady stood alongside a wartime-prepared Ford Model Y.



http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ford_y.htm

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alastairq



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice!! Perhaps we should campaign for all modern cars to be compulsorily fitted with those wartime shrouds? Then we won't have the dazzling issues of modern headlights? Plus, being unable to see very far might reduce night time traffic speeds somewhat?

Especially with the prices being charged for repacking airbags??
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BigJohn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Plus, being unable to see very far might reduce night time traffic speeds somewhat?


Nope, it would encourage driving on sat nav mapping, a bit like having pace notes on a fog bound rally stage, carnage would ensue. You have to allow for the lowest common denominator, i.e. just above pond life.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban sat navs?

Oh dear, that wouldn't work either...they be driving about at full speed with a map stuck in front of their faces.......
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alanb



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As well as banning sat navs and bright lights, You could try raising the age for learning to drive to maybe 50! Would also help solve the traffic congestion problem.🤓😅
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

55, surely?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago I had a part time driving job, most of the other drivers had sat nav's while I used a map which I referred to as my flat nav, much to their amusement.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been looking at buying a Lexus for SWMBO. It is amazing how much more a car can cost if it is equipped with"navigation". Personally, I would pay more not to have it in the first place! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and after the Sat Nav's perhaps one could go on a search for the odd loom or too. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POTD is a sepia shot of a well-laden, chain-driven, Kelly-Springfield char-a-banc (the most dashes ever used in a sentence I wonder!??).



Included on one of the period char-a-banc photo pages in June 2011:

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/char-a-banc.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charabanc - literally translated as carriage with benches, and its pronunciation gradually Anglicised from 'car-a-baw' to 'sharabang'.

Location: Jersey C.I

Owned by Gordon Bennett, and traded as Paragon Coaches. "Baker" is the tour guide.
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badhuis



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three in a row on wooden benches... I would not dare to sit on them if the vehicle speed would be more than just walking speed. Imaging going over a bump, or a sharp corner Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

POTD for today is a contemporary snapshot of a vintage Vauxhall, believed to be an early D-Type.



Added in June 2010

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/vauxhall-d-type.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheer was in short supply when this snapshot of a grim-faced RAC patrol man and a shiny Austin A70 Hereford was taken. Today's POTD:



Added to OCC on 10th June 2010

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/a70-hereford.htm

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