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#61 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:08 AM

Googled "ZAZ" and HONESTLY hit:

Pictures for those who is interest in cars ZAZ:

http://users.i.com.u.../zaz/index.html

You couldn't make it up :mrgreen:

#62 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:35 AM

The Wikipedia entry also gives some useful links to official sites. Best view of the Prince Charles Ears is in this picture, complete with two fur-clad & smouldering Ukrainian beauties to keep you warm in the ZAZ while the blizzard blows and the wolves howl outside:

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Unfortunately those two weren't available when the 1998 model was revealed to the world, but they did manage to get Timothy Spall and a lady dressed as a traditional yurt:

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But surely this is the greatest kit car ad EVER?

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I mean, not only is it brown, colour of choice for the discering shiteshopper; but also they have actually backed it into a field full of weeds in advance! Even before it's left the catalogue, let alone the showroom, it's already being displayed in its natural environment. Sheer Soviet Era genius! Look out Proton...

#63 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:57 AM

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OK Comrades, we obeyed Comrade Stalin, made many cars. Now to design engine...

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When we put engine in boot, then arse go down.

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Western car only got four cables from distributor, this got forty-seven!

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Hey Comrade! Which way to airport?

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It was a hard morning's work, Comrades, but we managed to get all four hubcaps off!

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I'll get to Dneproprovolsk before you Comrade Daddy...

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Yes, this car look just like me. I buy.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:06 AM

Fortunately I just went to the bathroom, otherwise I'd have P'd MS with L.

From DarrenW's (RR member) collection:
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:34 AM

8) Top flight stuff!A Rancho hiding behind a R11, and a Welsh Commer Post-bus!Best post yet...

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:27 PM

Heres my addition to a Qwalitat post 8) 8)

The only post card I have with any form of TAT in view

A BR Motorail issue of somewhere in the West Country

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

There's a bloke oop north in Yi'An who has cut a hole in the base of his Volga to fish with. It was on the tele a few winters ago. It is a Siberian thing aparently.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:25 PM

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1378/...

Peugeot's inspiration for the 1007 exposed, the fifth wheel for aircraft-haling duties presumably an optional extra though

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:35 PM

Anyone got an unstuck one of those early 1990's RAC/FORD tax disc holders that seemed to come with all new fords around the 1991-94 period? always liked those.. quite fancy one on the probe :D

Yes, somewhere! I also found one inside the handbook of a mk3 Granada I test-drove a coupla years ago, but didn't have anywhere to hide it on giving the car back :)

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#70 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:21 PM

I think DarrenW has pictures from Bavaria, Derbyshire (Ashbourne?) & Wales. Don't ever let spectacular countryside spoil your enjoyment of crap-on-wheels.

Vin, railway buffs will nail that station for you! The car that was behind the Jag seems to have fallen off... :oops:

Keep 'em coming please, every hedge is full of postcards. :wink:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:43 PM

Heres my addition to a Qwalitat post 8)8)

The only post card I have with any form of TAT in view

A BR Motorail issue of somewhere in the West Country

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/C...

St.Austell, Cornwall :wink:
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:44 PM

Car & postcard... gives us

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Donegal Town, 1973
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Bellow Falls, VT
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Tunnelshite!
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:52 PM

Aberdeen, 1965
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Autoshite HQ, Bucharest?
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Rhondddda
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Espinho, Portugal
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:58 PM

Wow, they sold the Renner 16 in the States, learn something new every day.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:00 PM

Katwijk aan Zee, Holland
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Zwickau, Ost-Deutschland
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Fraserburgh
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Berlin
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Piazzale Zenith, Bibione
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Lille (Jesus, how bland!), France
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Föcking Amal, Sweden
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Now I'm gonna watch Spooks.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:16 PM

Some very funny stuff

:D Great thread KG!

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:25 PM

Ooh, they blew up an XJ!

Anyhoo, few more. Paree!
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R6 & Hovershite!
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Roma!
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Paree à nouveau!
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Beautiful Bull Ring!
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Is that a Super Snipe?
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KE10 in Dunblane!
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:34 PM

'Dealer postcard'
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Algiers
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Deauville
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Been to Paris again...
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Furry Ford
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I've got a feeling I've seen this one before... time to stop then.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:20 PM

PHWOOOAAARRR!!!!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:31 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Absolute genius, gentlemen.

Note how the photographer in Lille, having located the most hideous buildings, waited for a shabby 2CV to judder into view before opening his shutter.

Don't know why they call it Focking Amal, that attractive library in Sweden. I'd call it Rathernice Amal.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:01 AM

Oh this thread just gets better :D :lol: Thanks BS6 for location identification skillzzz :) In the Edinburgh pic can anyone ID the car between the Beetle and the Austin to the right :?: Also clocked the tourists Daf ( :?: ) on Dutch plates ( :?: ) parked on the end and sampling the delights of the 'Fourways' - sausage roll and chips anyone :?:

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:50 AM

Hadn't even noticed the Daf... had my J-tin-only specs on.Do you mean Aberdeen instead of Edinburgh? Not that I know what car it is, but it looks interesting.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:57 AM

Yes Michiel, I meant Aberdeen :oops: I agree it does look interesting doesn't it

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:31 AM

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Is it a Humber Sceptre?

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:40 AM

Dutch registerd Daf 55 on this pic?


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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:58 AM

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Is it a Humber Sceptre?

I think it's this one they can't ID.....

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:29 AM

Sorry if I’ve missed mention of it here, but is anyone else aware of the excellent Phaidon Boring Postcard books? I have two, one is UK and the other USA. Both are truly excellent.Been too busy to round my odd ones up, I’ll see if any live in Photobucket.I also have quite a few US car postcards, one was sent to a potential customer and amusingly says something like “Hey Mike, get better mileage with a ‘77”.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:16 AM

I have quite a few US car postcards, one was sent to a potential customer and amusingly says something like “Hey Mike, get better mileage with a ‘77”.

Mind if I butt in with a couple?

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:31 AM


I think it's this one they can't ID.....

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/M...

Ah, yes; that is a bit more of a problem...

But thinking about Humber Sceptres led to the discovery of this!

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It's at http://www.countryclassics-cars.com/

Tempting, but there are 2 prices quoted, a sensible £295 and a silly £1,750. I THINK it's 2 different cars, but they've used the picture of the cheaper one to try to sell the more expensive. Something like that.

Yes, the BORING POSTCARDS books are endlessly fascinating, though I don't have any to hand. They include early souvenirs of motorways with three cars on them. They did partly inspire my own collection, though my basic theme is 'Nice place, shame about the cars...'

As with the job of writing verses inside greetings cards, no talent nor taste is required to become a postcard photographer. Unfortunately the spread of culture and education (and the fact that nobody bothers to send them anymore) mean that postcards are getting more and more artistic. So it's important to collect & preserve classics.

Slight deviation from theme: I was in W.H. Smith's in a nameless market town in the East Midlands yesterday, getting more & more irritated by the Christmas Crap books. There is now a veritable plethora of shoddily-produced 'nostalgia' anthologies of Eagle, Look & Learn, Jackie, etc. often with a sneering commentary from some media twat saying 'How innocent we were! How sophisticated we now are!' Well, duh! We were children then, weren't we? And look, we could concentrate and read interesting things (unlike today's instant gratification gimme-it-now generation). There are also dozens of truly third-rate rip-offs of The Dangerous Book for Boys (itself pretty feeble) with faux 1950s covers and complete bollox inside. Incidentally a lot of them are already available for 1/3rd of the price round the corner at the publishers' clearance shop. Unwanted Christmas presents coming your way!

...anyhow, just wanted to share that with you.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:59 AM

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159...
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Thats such a porn quote postcard, I love it!! :lol:




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