Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Palmerston North Revisited

Found some more photos of that Palmerston North Singer Vogue post back in April. I absolutely love these photos and want send a Special Thank to MetropolisC5 for uploading them along with other photos of his many cars he used to own!

MetropolisC5 has kindly provided answers to my questions, so here are more details about the car:

Running In Sticker: "The sticker on the back was common-place in NZ at the time to warn other drivers that, as the car was new it shouldn't be driven at the limit until several thousand miles had been covered. Sometimes those words were followed by "Please Pass".

Blacked-Out Grille: "I was impressed by mid-sixties Chrysler products blackened grilles and as I saw some design cues with this car I found it fitting to do this. I didn't want to paint it as it would have made it too permanent and may have damaged the anodizing on removal. Electricians black insulation tape completed the shoddy job. This lasted just a few months, before I decided that it was very naff after all."

Door-Trims Lower Area: "The bottoms of the doors were finished in the same carpet as the flooring."

White-Wall Tires: "These white-walls were a 'clip-on' type which fitted between the tyre and wheel rim. The tyres of course were cross-plies, all that was ever fitted on NZ assembled cars at the time."

Also, "The back-up lights fitted, were not connected, and a payment had to be made for this."

Count The Paykans#57 & 58

Couple of more shots taken in Tehran by: inkro

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ray Powell Ltd Garage

Ray Powell Ltd garage, situated on Ferry Lane in Tottenham Hale, London. This fold-out poster was one of a set produced for children's schools in the early 1970s, this one was simply titled "The Garage" and dates to October 1973. The red car outside the garage is a Singer Vogue, I can see another blue Arrow (assuming it could be a Hillman Hunter), and I can spot a Humber Sceptre in the back also. Found the images over at

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Count The Paykans#56

Check this out! Every single car in this shot is a Paykan! ;) Taken in the city of Rasht by M.Mortazavi

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Australian advert for the launch of the Arrow series Down Under.

Paykan Convertible#4

Photos from: pedram.shirazi64meisamkha over at TT. Thanks Guys!


Another clean and complete looking Singer Vogue. It is a G reg. (1st Aug 1968 - 31st July 1969). Notice the more modern "Vogue" badges, which I beleive were put on for the 69 onward models. Photos by: Andy Reeve-Smith.

Paykan Lowrider#62

Pictures were provided by my dear friend mard-khasteh. Agha Mokhlesim!...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Super Green

Corner detail from a Hunter Super. Photo by: autoidiodyssey

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Frontier Blues

Stills from the 2009 movie "Frontier Blues" by Babak Jalali.

Corbridge & Woodhorn

1968 Hillman Hunter MKII captured at Corbridge Classic Car Show 2011 & Woodhorn Classic Car Show 2011 (bottom photo) by: Draco2008

Count The Paykans#55

Photo taken at Tehran in 1995 by: inkro

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Gentle Touch

After so much search and anticipations the guys over at IMCDB finally found a Hillman Hunter GLS! The scenes are from the British police drama TV series The Gentle Touch 1980-84. Special Thanks to Sandie for providing the snaps! :)

Paykan Lowrider#61

América Latina

I'm in Central America at the moment and in the honor of this beautiful and vibrant part of the world I wanted to make a post, so I thought about this photo. This slide was taken in late 60s/early 70s in Caracas, Venezuela.

Details are sketchy but there are some information out there that Rootes used to built the Arrow Series in Venezuela. If anybody out there has additional information about Rotoes operations in Latin America please let me know, Muchas Gracias! ;)

For more Caracas slides see my set on flickr.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hemel Hempstead Hunter

1972 Hillman Hunter DL (1500cc) spotted in Hemel Hempstead, UK. Despite the condition it has been Taxed and MOT, but I have to add that the Ford Pepperpots wheels doesn't really go with the car. Thanks for the Photos BMC Dan!