Monday, August 26, 2013

Sell The Hunter


A little cheat sheet that was given to the dealers. Special thanks once again to my mate Ian Morton for providing the scans. Not sure how much confidence this generated for them thu! :)

Hassanabad Square

Photo taken by me past spring in Hassanabad Square, Tehran.

Moffat, Dumfriesshire

A pair of Humber Sceptres in this image from Spottedlaurel. Street view link is here.

Paykan Overload#51

Photo by Pauline & Cédric taken in Zanjan, Iran.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Minx Wife

ManGet in!…
Woman: No!
ManGet in I'm tired of that stupid dog!
WomanWhat are we going to do with it?!
ManWe are going to exchange it for a cat!
WomanWhat?!... I thought you hated cats?
ManI used to but I have come to realize that a cat goes really well with my red Minx!... I want a Persian cat now! :) 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Obama, Rouhani & The Story of Paykan

I am pleased to announce that my article was published in the latest issue of Gozaar magazine. In this issue beside covering the latest political news they have dedicated a section to the current status of Iran's auto industry, and they wanted to have an article about Paykan. So I have covered the entire story going back to 1914 when the Rootes brothers created their company to them purchasing Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam & Singer and their role in the WWII then moving to the Hillman Imp's story and the creation of the Arrow series, and more... So get to your local magazine stands and get yourself a copy! It is a fascinating read I can guarantee it personally! :)

I want give my special thanks to Ali Nili the editor of the magazine for his hard work and dedication!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ladies' Car Revisited

Here is a bigger, better photo of the post I had back in Jan 2011, it was used on a Chrysler Australia Hunter advert.  Photo from Chrysler Restorers Club of Australia

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Abandoned Arrow#14

Photos taken in Tehran by Nathalie Banoo

The Chinese Detective

Had another post about this car back in December 2010. Here are more snaps from the series The Chinese Detective snaps are fro

Paykan Overload#50

Newborn Aussies

Australian Hillman Hutner, and Hillman Hunter Safari photographed outside what I can assume to be the local factory.  Photos from

Update: Photos were taken outside Chrysler's Tonsley Park Factory in Adelaide South Australia which eventually was sold to Mitsubishi and is now an Industrial Park.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Abandoned Arrow#13

Photo by me, taken in central Tehran.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pool Money

Photo from TempusVolat and quoting: "My dad won some money on the pools and bought a nearly new Arrow shaped Singer Gazelle".

What a great way to spend that money! Thanks fro sharing the photo with us. :)

Rug Rack

Photo taken by me in northern Tehran.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Irish Farmers

Irish farmers at the Puck Fair in Killorglin, Ireland. Photo taken in August 1983 by AlpixImages

Friday, August 2, 2013

Paykan Overload#49

Photo by me.

The XYY Man

A Hillman GT in The XYY Man tv series 1976-77. Snaps from

Abandoned Arrow#12

Photo by me, taken in northern Tehran.