Classics with a classic

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by robert_chadwick, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Thought I would post a few shots taken with my Retina IIc of a classic car show in Prestatyn, North Wales, film was fuji 400
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  2. Another one
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  3. Yet one more, I love this Retina it is so well made and works perfectly very quiet too.
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  4. This next shot is of a car that cost the British Taxpayer millions - A De Laurien, made in Northern Ireland with a Renault Engine, John DeLaurian meant well but cocked it all up.
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  5. Nice Photos there, and the subject matter is always inspiring! What is the first model? The car I mean, homosapien I recognize! I don't know my motorcycles too well, but as this is a british show I suspect it is NOT a Harley Davidson, more likely Triumph. Ahh the Vitesse; I know if rom the GT6 my brother and I drove for many years! Neat little 6 cylinder, definitely a winter car, there was just too much heat in the coupe in the summer from this motor. The Strombergs were so cool; a CD carb is a great concept. While this is porn enough for me, there are those of us who prefer naked cameras too!
     
  6. I think the first one is a Wolsely of some sort.
     
  7. It is indeed a Wolsely. A 1500 I think.
     
  8. Thanks Robert; that Morris from the 1930s was a very durable and comfortable car. Many British cars of that era outlasted many later models. My mother had a Ford Anglia that lasted more than 20 years. It had a radiator that worked only by convection, without a pump! Unfortunately, Post WWII the common British cars, such as, the Austin, Wolseley, Morris, Singer, Hillman, Standard, etc., went miserable.
     
  9. do you know a lot of today's cars are using the Design that Austin-Healy used, the short rear end
    look at a lot of those fancy SUV or cross overs all have short tail ends : So please be kind to my favorite car the Austin-Healy 3000 had one loved it , those knock off hubs made tire changes very easy
     
  10. Robert--wonderful photos!
    Thanks for posting.
    And it is indeed a Harley--looks like a Dyna Low Rider, but can't be 100% sure.
    Nice paint job!
    Thanks again.
    Paul
     
  11. The first pick is a Wolsey 1500 not quite sure what year probably very early 60s, not quite as reliable as todays electronic marvels but easier to work on and maintain!!
     
  12. Great photos. Love the "gull wing" doors. Thanks for posting.
     
  13. SP, What are the Post WWII the British cars you speak of? In my short life I've never heard or seen one. hehehe...Just Kidding.
    The joke about British automobiles here has been "If it doesn't run it doesn't wear", that's probably why you find so many in great condition ;)
    Great post Robert, I've seen a Delorean here at an oldtimer show. Vintage cars make great subjects for photographs!.
     
  14. My beau ideal of a car is the post-war Bristol 404 2-litre sports car ( a pre-war BMW underneath with a wonderful aluminum body) I had the pleasure to drive a friend's copy at one time - changed my life, I didn't know that a car could be fun to drive before that.
    Nice shots.
     
  15. Chuck Foreman, I don't think Triumph made a fore and aft vee twin except perhaps in the early 20th century. Another engine maker at the time was JAP. The only British bike of that kind made after the 1940s or so was the Vincent/HRD. The foot-rest, the stars on the tank, and above all the plentiful chrome -- all these make this a bike of the USA.
     
  16. Mukul and Chuck--that really IS a HArley-Davidson!
    That is a twin cam engine--air-cooled V-Twin--96 cu in.
    Probably a six-speed transmission.
    The external back shocks reveal it is a DynaGlide of some sort.
    We HD riders gotta stick together!!
    Paul
     
  17. Great pics from the Retina, Robert, and you can't go wrong on this Forum with old cars in your viewfinder! My ancient Aunt had a MG which I'm pretty sure was the same as the Wolseley 1500 with a different badge, and I'm sure that it's still in similiar condition as it looked like new when she died, and was bought by an enthusiast who couldn't believe his good fortune. Partly due to our abject poverty, New Zealand is a rather a mecca for old car enthusiasts! My parents had a Wolseley 690, which was quite a good performer in it's day, and I later had a Riley Pathfinder which had the same bodywork as the 690 but with a beautiful Riley motor and a very short gearshift situated between the right of the driver's seat and the door. Quirky, but effective.
    The Vitesse motor, and Lauren's comment about the Austin-Healys, bring back a few fond memories. Thanks for an interesting and slightly nostalgic post.
     
  18. "We HD riders gotta stick together!!"
    Yeah! So we can give each other rides!​
     

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