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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:07 am    Post subject: Beethoven Reply with quote

Der Spagnols was Beethovens nickname. The Spaniard.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Beethoven Reply with quote

bjacko wrote:
Der Spagnols was Beethovens nickname. The Spaniard.


Thank you. I have no recollection of ever knowing that!

Odd, considering I used to give piano recitals. Beethoven Sonatas were very popular.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never knew that..!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen reference to that, but, it is reminiscent of a Spanish painter known as El Greco.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New to the main site today is a collection of proper old photographs featuring Standards, dating from the 1920s through to the start of the 1960s. Lots of 8s, 10s, Vanguards and earlier models feature. Added in to the following page within the image archive section.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/standard8.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:38 am    Post subject: Standards Reply with quote

My father had a friend with a 1938-9 Standard 9 in grey DTU84 which was laid up during the war and was in excellent condition especially compared to her sisters Hillman Minx FMA644 which was a rust bucket which she had resprayed to cover up the rust but unsurprisingly it came through again pretty quickly. She then got rid of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prior preparations then heading out to the car meet in Crewe make up today's video. It was a particularly foggy day so an interesting test of the pickup's ventilation, and wiper arrangements ...
https://youtu.be/4bNQQTK_L74

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This 1964 competition where first prize was a Victor FB estate has been mentioned before, there's a now a short video about it added to the relevant page on the main site.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/victor.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's upload comprises a varied mix of vehicles snapped by an OCC correspondent at shows in Berlin last year. Borgward van anyone?
https://youtu.be/6xOrdGTICtk

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A compilation of 170+ ancient photos featuring Morris cars from the 1920s through to the 1960s has been embedded onto the following page.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/morris-oxford.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tinplate racing cars, a mystery gearbox, garage fettlings and big Dodge getting some fresh air, all in today's upload.
https://youtu.be/SvNxWghZw-o

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all, in today's upload we head off to a morning meet and, amongst other things, ogle a wonderfully original early-50s Minor that has been prep'd for an upcoming European dash.
https://youtu.be/4IgDqxBsgcg

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fully appreciate that to some people there is nothing more attractive than an old car - like that Morris Minor - with masses of patina...

...but to me, that red E type is simply gorgeous. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't want to own a Minor but I really do fall for an oily rag car over a pristine restoration...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I wouldn't want to own a Minor but I really do fall for an oily rag car over a pristine restoration...


With respect, you say that now...but would you not have dismissed it as simply run down and tatty when smart ones could be seen on every street.?
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