Sunday, April 29, 2012

FatimaRgd






I stumbled upon FatimaRgd's photostream, I really like her work. Thanks for sharing your photos with us Fatima.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Castle & Sceptre










Very clean P reg. (1 August 1975 – 31 July 1976) Humber Sceptre MKIII. The folding sunroof was not original equipment.

Update: Anonymous made a comment: "Probably a re-build, since the chrome arches and sill finisher strip are missing (and the holes appear to have been filled in and painted)". I agree also, Thanks!

The Doors

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Species Migration

Species migration study newsreel: Holiday traffic, Devon 1970s

Orange Smudge

Photo by: Alias_239

Super Minx

Am I dreaming this? Is this Ad for real?!!... LOL!...
Thanks goes again to: Trigger's Retro Road Tests! for the scan.

Scattered Snow

Photo by: Yahya Natanzi

The City's for Living In

From Look at Life (British cinema series), Episode: "The City's for Living In" September 1968: with a focus on Bath and Norwich as to how British cities face the danger of the impact of traffic on the environment. Oh Give me a Break! The Arrows were very friendly to the enviroment! ;)
Thanks goes to Trigger's Retro Road Tests! for the screen grab.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

On The Road, Again...

Sorry for lack of updates, I was on the road once again.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Der Kommissar



Sunbeam Minx in the German TV series, 1969-1976 Der Kommissar episode 28.

Paykan Overload#30

Continental Kit Revisited


Hillman Hunter MKIII with a Rover V8 & Continental Kit.
Top Photo by: bramm77
Bottom Photo by: pullenr36

Friday, April 6, 2012

Paykan Lowrider#54



Pedestrian Protection

Another snap from that Singer Vogue in the 1992-2011 TV series Heartbeat.

Sad Faces




Special Thanks goes to MOPAR over at TuningTalk for the photos!

Set Your Sights


Two version of a 1974 Hillman Hunter advert. Thank to: Johns Car pictures and scans pages.

Count The Paykans#49

Source: rat_racer

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Palmerston North


Beautifully Shot! 1968 Singer Vogue in Palmerston North, New Zealand 1968. Photos were shot by: KiwiGippy

I asked KiwiGippy to tell me more about the car and its owner:
"This car belonged to a very good friend of mine, (still good friends to this day), and he bought it new in Palmerston North. The car was assembled in New Zealand, and the hubcaps were the original ones fitted. They carry a Chrysler emblem, and were similar, if not identical, to hubcaps fitted to New Zealand built Chrysler Valiant VC - VE - VF models of the same period. I know that UK versions had a smooth hubcap with a small central indentation. Unfortunately, the car no longer exists in New Zealand car registration records, so it would be safe to assume that it has "disappeared."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Paykan Overload#29

Better Than Ever!

1972 Hillman Hutner MKII GB brochure.

Midlands Heyday

A certain lover of Paykan who is originally from Coventry handed me this article, he was pleased that such a fine example have been featured in his town's Transport Museum! ;)

La gifle

Lack of trim and hubcap style make it a 1973+ Hunter DL. From the 1974 movie La gifle. Thanks again to dsl over at IMCDb.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wedding Crasher

Photo by: Behzad No

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dolomite


This is a 1968 Hillman Minx that has gone through some transformation, notably the rear lights which are from not so popular Triumph Dolomite. The Dolomite unlike Hunter didn't carry any motorsport pedigree whatsoever! It was a dismal attempt by British Leyland who were trying to compete with the mighty Rootes' Arrow series!

Photos are from: UKPASEOCLUB he found out this:
"I ended up having a lengthy chat with the owner. The car carries a fantastic story. Long story short this owner bought it in '73. After driving it for a good time, it was then laid up due to starting to get a bit rusty. After some time he decided, once retired, to restore it. He has done little bits and pieces to make it more of his own. This car is a fantastic credit to him."

All the above info is true, except the bit about Triumph Dolomite! Happy April Fools' Day! ;)