Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paykan Overload#17

Photo by: afistfulofgears

Center of Attention

Oh... believe me, just a second ago they were all looking at the Hunter! ;@
Photo by: andrew_davison27

Paykan Lowrider#34

Photo by: Mohammad Reza Milani from Photo Odyssey 2011

Major Haul

My Old Scanned Pics's Dad's Humber Sceptre hooked up to the family Sprite Major caravan, unknown location, probably 1970.

People these days think they need a monstrous amounts of torque for towing, some even go as far as looking into machines like the E39 M5! Its getting ridiculous really, isn't it?! Let the above pictures be a lesson to them! ;)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy City

Along the road from Qazvin to Rasht. Photo by: Nickmard

Saturday, June 25, 2011


1967 Hillman Hunter, photo was taken by Kev's Classic Cars at Bournemouth on May 8th of this year. I don't think the color and the vinyl roof are original, but just seeing another 67 model year in this condition is a treat! ;)

Waiting for Imam

Taxi drivers waiting outside the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (The 8th Imam of the Shiite Muslim).
Photo by: Nickmard

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mauritius Hunter

Shailen from the beautiful island of Mauritius contacted me a while ago to tell me about his Hunters. The above wagon which originally belonged to grandpa, and a Hunter GLS!
Who would have thought there be Hunters over there! Unfortunately parts are scares over there, and Shailen had to use a different engine on his cars.

Thanks for the photos, and good luck with your Hunters!


Circumnavigate the globe on a Vespa?!!!... Sean from Chatham, Ontario has been living and working in Budapest for the better part of eight years when he decides to pack it up, and attempt to travel around the world on his most prized possession, a Vespa P200E.

I think he is somewhere in South America now, you can check out his travel blog at:

Sean, I am sending all the respects I got for 2-wheelers to you mate! Good Luck with your Journey!....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Humber Sceptre MKIII. Photo by: nigelnaturist

Count The Paykans#26

Arial shot of a scrapyard in Najafabad, Isfahan
Photo by: Younes

Monday, June 20, 2011

Roughing It

This was PaulHad66's Singer Vogue Estate which did an incredible 450,000 miles before it died! Being a Singer it must have been a 69 model (H reg. is Aug 1st 1969 to July 31t 1970) since Rootes dropped the Singer name at 1970 and re-badged some the leftover stock as Sunbeams in that year for the UK market.

Also notice the more "modern" Vogue badge on the door, which was also an upgrade on the later Singer cars.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Roll Me Over


Soldiering On

A recently spotted Hunter at London's Putney Heath district. Photo by: boysnips

Count The Paykans#25

Northern Tehran. Photo by: Kombizz

Saturday, June 18, 2011


1968 Hillman Minx, photo from the amazing collection of


Taken at Golpayegan, Isfahan by: AshkanPhotography

He Was Victorious

In 450 BC, the Athenian general Cimon, died at sea defending the city of Citium in a major battle with the Persians. On his deathbed, he urged his officers to conceal his death from both their allies and the Persians. The quote "Και Νεκρός Ενίκα" ("Even in death he was victorious") refers to Cimon.

Photo taken by zenithfivenine outside of Larnaca, Cyprus.

The ZON & Blood Falcons

The Shocking image THE ZON and Blood Falcons don't want you to see!!! ;)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Forrest Hunter

This slide is taken from the collection of leylandbus's father. Seen here is one his Dad's longtime friends John Forrest, he is pictured with a Berkshire registered Hillman Hunter, XRX 806H which looks to be a rental car given the number '52' affixed to the rear view mirror. Either that or it was a company car belonging to the Gas Board - Mr Forrest was a long time employee.

Special thanks goes to leylanbus for the scan!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Smashed Tomato

Photo by: intheend4u

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


BBC commentator Peter Haigh sitting inside a Singer Vogue with two white-clad models nearby at the Earls Court Motor Show (19/10/1966).

No need to mention really, but photo is from the Coventry Transport Museum's archive.

Count The Paykans#24

Summer is upon us, and to enjoy it even more, as a reminder I wanted to post a cold and miserable photo today. So get out there and enjoy the weather! :)

Dempsey & Makepeace

A 1970 Hunter from the 1984–86 TV series Dempsey & Makepeace.

Hey There Hottie, Hey There Cutie

...want a ride in my Audi?

If you don't know what I am on about, click here ;) Photo is from incredible travel archive.


1967-68 Sunbeam Arrow advert for the US market.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Javaherdeh is a small village located north of Iran. Photo by: Fabien Dany

Friday, June 10, 2011

Arrive Fresh and Relaxed

Once again thanks goes to: NW54 LONDON


Photos by: nima_rg7

John Smiths

Humber Sceptre MKIII in York, UK. Photo from: doveson2008

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Believe I Can Fly

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Everything You Ever Wanted

Thanks to: NW54 LONDON again.


Photo taken at city of Shiraz by: grantcorp


This is the rare Hillman GT, hurriedly put together by Rootes Group to capitalize on their unexpected 1968 London-Sydney Marathon win! Photos by: thermionic

I also had another post about this same exact car here.

Update: Notice that this car was simply called "Hillman GT", they didn't use Hunter.