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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Minx vein I can post mine in a Bond film location.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, appropriately enough given today's sunny weather (here anyway!), I've embedded a collection of 130 photos featuring classic convertibles, roadsters, tourers & DHCs (Jaguar, Austin, MG, Aston etc) onto the following Roadster page.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/jaguar-e-type.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Hi all, appropriately enough given today's sunny weather (here anyway!), I've embedded a collection of 130 photos featuring classic convertibles, roadsters, tourers & DHCs (Jaguar, Austin, MG, Aston etc) onto the following Roadster page.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/jaguar-e-type.htm

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Thanks for that Rick, just watched the video!
No makes or types I hadn't heard of, or seen, though....Surprised I didn't catch any Sunbeam Rapiers? {Or was I sneezing when one came up?]

I draw attention to the two [three, actually] Morgans....?

Nice to see an example of each of the two main body types Morgan offered? [Aside from seat numbers]

Namely, the Coupe, [the first 4 wheeler shown] and then the roadster.

The coupe was perhaps a lot more civilised, a gentleman's, or lady's, car, rather than a hairy chested come-rain-or-shine drivers car?
The difference being, much higher, and level, door tops....[I believe some had wind-up windows too?], and a bigger, fixed windscreen, and proper wood dash top.
I'm digging into a faulty memory here but, before WW2, Morgan tried out the fitment of a Ford V8 [but Ford refused to supply, so didn't really see light of day]...Fitted into the pre-war 4/4 chassis, apparently went like stink up the Morgan test hill [outside Malvern].....
Anyway, I seem to recall, since Morgan would never 'waste' a motorcar, the V8 ended up in a coupe bodied car owned and driven by one of the younger Morgan ladies.....?? Not sure if it wasn't a daughter? I haven't got my old Morgan history books to hand, to check.....seeing as I don't have a Morgan any more [mine was a '39, 4/4 4 seater]

Seeing the Dellow, suddenly made me wonder.....how many of those roadsters, etc, could one actually climb in to, wth the top in place?

I know the Dellow was almost impossible to get into with the top up, by anyone of any stature? Or whilst a passenger was present?
Indeed, I suspect many of the 'open' motorcars were left like that, come rain or shine, as a matter of expediency [and, being able to ''see out?''}
I'm thinking of wipers not a lot better than those of a Series 1 LandRover in the pouring rain....or sidesceens that were impossible to see out of...even if one could get one's head low enough to see around the solid bits?

Not to mention the two bumps on the roof where the driver's and passenger's heads were pressed up into the fabric of the soft top...not good when wet?
I know, as a [what weather?] driver, [having a Dellow and a CAnnon] that if the rain was bucketing down, seeking out a handy bridge to park up under was another useful driver's tool.

Just till the rain passed, that is?

More than once, when driving to or from an event in the Cannon [which had no roof at all].....I've been found parked on the hard shoulder under a motorway bridge.....ostensibly ''broken down''....
Luckily the ignition switch and starter button were separate, so I could turn the starter, but not the ignition?

''Won't start, Officer....see?'' ''Oh look, the rain has eased....miracle of miracles, it starts fine now!! Thanks for stopping, Officer!''
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not one, but two Renault Florides.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, the photo collections are proving to be popular over on the OCC YT channel. Today's upload features 130 photos of vintage & classic Austins, and has been embedded now onto the following Austin photos page:
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-a35.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recent fettlings on the Anglia, test drive, handbook notes & more in today's upload to the OCC YT channel.
https://youtu.be/4WkNuW2YRsE

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to the V16 BRM photos page today, brief footage of a Mk2 V16 being tow-started and run at the Pageant of Power in 2010. Slightly grainy, but the sound works well enough!
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/brm-v16.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all,
The following Morris photo page has been added to with a collection of 100 photos featuring all manner of Morrises, from the 1920s through to the start of the 1980s.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/morrisminorlowlight.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently while at RAF Museum Cosford I thought I'd hunt down the old car and lorry exhibits that are usually on display amongst the many interesting aircraft. All but one (a Green Goddess) had been put away out of sight. Anyway, there were plenty of interesting a/c to look at, plus a lone MGB.
https://youtu.be/1yrr8hruuLk

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to one of the Vauxhall photo pages, a collection featuring 100 snaps of Vauxhalls seen over the years, good condition and ropey.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/vauxhall-pa.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, 100 photos of classic Volvos has been embedded onto the following page today.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/volvo-144.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all, on Sunday I wandered over to a local breakfast meeting for old lorries and their owners, it was a little (!) damp to say the least but the video added part-way down the following page on OCC takes a close look at what did turn up, and in particular the examples of old-school signwriting in evidence.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic-lorries.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, latest upload (now included on the following page) sees a collection of 125 Ford car photos grouped together. Most are preserved, a few are scrapyard finds, and all date to the 1950s-1980s time period.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/fordmk2.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an aside, a Mk1 {?} Escort went up in flames near here, last night.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all,
New to the following photos page is a collection featuring various BL products of the late 60s, 70s, and into the 80s. 125 photos in all, inc Maxi, Allegro, Princess, TR7, SD1 and many more.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/allegro.htm

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