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Homepage. This page: A humorous motoring postcard & calendar dating to the final months of WW2 in 1945.

A postcard promoting a garage's services in 1945.

This postcard was printed in 1944 and features, on the reverse, a full calendar for the upcoming year. The humorous illustration shows a devil-may-care motorist at the wheel of his touring car, scattering other road users - cars, horse-drawn carriages and even a selection of hand-drawn rickshaws - in his wake. Although there are no written clues as to which garage handed out this postcard, or indeed the country, the characters suggest a location somewhere out in Empire.
A garage postcard for 1945
Someone has hand-written a note below the calendar, describing the reckless actions of this hooligan driver...
"The driver of this car is quite happy he no doubt decided to turn round without looking. Of course, he was in the right. Those in the wrong were the inconsiderate drivers who happened to be using the road at the same time. (Thats what they think)."
More interesting old items of motoring paperwork can be found in the Motoring Collectables section.

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