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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was one of the videos I hadn't watched previously. But since Peter's post I have seen it and also found this.
https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/fr-dirigeable-2.htm

Other things noticed:
I didn't realise that the wartime service tanks had rubber tyre blocks, unless they were a post war modification.
That Citroen AMI could have been driven by someone without a licence. with a lower age limit of 14.
There are some other small vehicles in this category "Voitures sans permis"
Lowdrag maywell be able to tell us whether the locals are wary of people driving them, after all you could be a banned driver and yet still use one of these.
https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Practical/Transport/The-licence-free-cars-voitures-sans-permis-you-can-drive-from-age-14-in-France

and that rather plush place coming out of Poole Harbour was Brownsea Castle on Brownsea Island, the island is well known, certainly in scouting circles, as the location for Baden Powell's first camping expeditions when setting up the organisation.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest upload gathers together a varied mix of non-British open-top cars and other vehicles.
https://youtu.be/hCLfK3ccuzo

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added today to the following page in the image archive section, a collection of 110+ photos of preserved American pickup trucks.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/chevypickup.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The newest upload takes a look at the Solent Sky museum in Southampton, a visit we paid a few months ago.
https://youtu.be/w6z_MLk3jU0

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's collection gathers together 130 or so photos of Ford Escorts Mk1-6, not a model I have much experience of bar ownership of a Mk3 Ghia and later a Mk5.
https://youtu.be/NLFXxyAwniE

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all, yesterday saw our first visit to a Bicester Heritage "Sunday Scramble" (nothing to do with eggs btw) land on Youtube. The collection of aged estate cars and woodies was just one highlight.
https://youtu.be/7wkteX3UrGM

My youthful assistant also gathered together his own thoughts about the many exhibits we found at Bicester:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=EAGFmUePyHo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's upload catches up with a few changes here at OCC (inc. departures) and thoughts about 2023. Also included, a series of photos taken at a VSCC New Year's Day meet.
https://youtu.be/81Zz7I7B4xU

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the two quick release type things on the front apron of the Aston Martin?

Re changes: I would appreciate some easier access to sections of the main site. Such as an extensive contents list of hyperlinks. For example when I want to access your UK registration information I currently have to use the search which brings up a host of irrelevancies before I get to the section I want.

As to the relative merits of forums and Facebook groups. The latter are designed to be very transient and it's quite difficult at times to find anything in the history of posts. Forums are very much better at letting you see the history.

I admit that FB Groups have a large following but that is about the only benefit as far I can see. Perhaps with one exception. It's very much easier to post a photo or image in FB. This forum now prohibits any photo links that are not https prefixed which is a real PIA demanding an intermediate host.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
What are the two quick release type things on the front apron of the Aston Martin?

Re changes: I would appreciate some easier access to sections of the main site. Such as an extensive contents list of hyperlinks. For example when I want to access your UK registration information I currently have to use the search which brings up a host of irrelevancies before I get to the section I want.

As to the relative merits of forums and Facebook groups. The latter are designed to be very transient and it's quite difficult at times to find anything in the history of posts. Forums are very much better at letting you see the history.

I admit that FB Groups have a large following but that is about the only benefit as far I can see. Perhaps with one exception. It's very much easier to post a photo or image in FB. This forum now prohibits any photo links that are not https prefixed which is a real PIA demanding an intermediate host.

Peter


Re the Aston, I think one is/was for an oil tank, the other may just be a dummy, if I think on I'll ask the owner when I next see him.

The registration section is linked to on the homepage, scroll down a bit to the Researching A Classic Car's History section, or just use the link in the dropdown menu (just to the right of the logo at the top of the page) and that'll jump you down to that section. The registrations link is there.

I agree, FB is here today and gone again in a blink.

I think most hosting companies use https in their links anyway, the only criteria I know for linking to images successfully from the forum is that the link needs to end in a .jpg (or similar graphic file extension). I don't think http or https matters.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a small point, if I may. You described the Avis radiator mascot as a "bunny rabbit". It is of course a hare.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
I don't think http or https matters.

Thanks, RJ




The above is http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk/P1020120%20(Large).jpg

I thought it was baulking at the http but I see that it's actually a bracket that it doesn't recognise.



No it's not the bracket??

The above is now http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk/P1020120%20Large.jpg

Google accepts both forms of image name but OCC has stopped accepting either.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not changed anything, http or https doesn't matter, so long as the link ends in .jpg (or similar) and doesn't include characters such as ( or ) which isn't unusual. I can see both photos in your post above.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both pictures appear when I view the forum on my phone or iPad, but neither (just get broken icon) when I use my laptop (windows 10) Possibly as this is a work laptop that has security settings controlled by my company, there may be something blocking http links?





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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
Both pictures appear when I view the forum on my phone or iPad, but neither (just get broken icon) when I use my laptop (windows 10) Possibly as this is a work laptop that has security settings controlled by my company, there may be something blocking http links?

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I remember someone once saying that their Norton AV software threw up a warning when certain posts were viewed, this was a while ago but as Dave mentions, maybe it's to do with http content shown on the page and certain AV software/settings?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried the bottom link of the Jaguar on 4 different browsers.
Chrome, Firefox, AVG, and Edge.
It worked on all 4 of them.
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