Wednesday, February 27, 2013


The famous Seth Wagon Photos by: Trigger's Retro Road Tests!

Paykan Lowrider#82

Smash Palace

Revisiting Horopito Motors in New Zealand once again, this place is truly amazing! Check out my previous post about this place also. Photo by: JIM123FLICKR

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paykan Shack

Photo by: sepehrdad


CAR magazine scans from 1969, comparing the Hillman GT and the Ford Cortina MKII 1600 GT. Special thanks again goes to my friend Trigger's Retro Road Tests for the scans. Trigger, your contribution to this blog is priceless, I will give you a big juicy kiss on the mouth if I ever see you mate! ;)

Paykan Lowrider#81

Very popular sticker among Paykan riders. Photo by me taken in northern Tehran.

How's This for Comfort?

Lovely Red Interior! Taken from the Hillman Minx brochure.

Count The Paykans#69

Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) in Tehran, Iran. Photographed in the early 70s.

Happiest Grandpa In The World!

Isn't he the happiest Grandpa or what?!... ;) Regrettably I've forgotten where I got this photo, I can say that it was taken in Australia; it is the Australian Hillman Arrow.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Abandoned Arrow#7

Spotted by me today in Darekeh, Tehran.

Minx Riders

A very nice looking Hillman Minx deluxe. Photo was taken very recently in Lima, Peru by a globe trekker, thank you dear Mahnaz.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SBU formerly NUI

A blue Paykan Javanan in these vintage photos from the campus of SBU formerly known as The National University of Iran.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Draped Lady

Hillman Hunter MKI launch photo. Special Thanks to my fiend Ian Morton for the image.

Motel Qū

Vintage photos (early 70s?)  from city of Motel Qū located by the Caspian Sea. Photos from: FB page MotelQu

Black Sheep

This is Harry's 1975 Hillman Hunter in New Zealand. Harry gave me this write up: "It has an engine transplant with an early 80s Toyota 1S, with its 4 speed gearbox. No mods to firewall or tunnel just gearbox cross-member, other than that fits like a glove!! It will up the steepest hill with four men in fourth gear doing 90kmh all the way, its a tractor!!!! Its no race car but you just cant help but fall in love with it, owned it for 3 years, and this is my sixth Hunter and my favorite so far. It has the standard rear axle, rides like a dream !!"

Thanks Harry for the photos! Toyota should learn a thing or two from Rootes shouldn't they? ;)

Eat Your Fruits

Photo by taken by me on Oct 15th, 2012 somewhere in Shemiran, Tehran.