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#1 OFFLINE   Heidel_Kakao

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:26 AM

Has anyone had a go at this? I spotted a Citroen XM estate press photo on Ebay & was thinking it would be fun to recreate it with my XM minus the happy couple. I think it was originally taken in Stow-on-the-Wold but I am not 100% sure and would like to narrow it down to the exact location.

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If you have done it show us your efforts!
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:09 AM

Does Photoshop qualify?

I have 'my' car in BTCC colours on the track... ?


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#3 OFFLINE   Heidel_Kakao

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:19 AM

Nah that would be cheating, you gotta do it for real for it to count.

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#4 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

Ashton Gower

http://www.antiquesw...-gower-antiques

 

I am happy to help but only have a medium camera and I am not a professional photography.


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#5 OFFLINE   Heidel_Kakao

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:19 AM

Yeah I wasn't going to go all professional over it, I would be happy enough with a camera phone shot in the same location.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:24 AM

It can't be that hard to find, polish the XM!


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#7 OFFLINE   Heidel_Kakao

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

Will do, at least the angle of the shot will hide the fact that the passenger side drivers mirror is the wrong colour lol.
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1981 Suzuki SC100 GX "Whizzkid" (broken and off the road)

1990 Proton Aeroback GLS 1.5
1993 VW Corrado VR6
1996 Citroen XM 2.0 Turbo VSX auto estate
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:04 PM

Closest I've got:

 

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Datsun Laurel (C130) Boltons of Ipswich ad 1976/77 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Datsun Laurel (C130) Boltons site 2001 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Not great as the showroom had been demolished, but I parked on the right bit of pavement and the distinctive house/hotel in the background was still present.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:29 PM

Will do, at least the angle of the shot will hide the fact that the passenger side drivers mirror is the wrong colour lol.

 

It looks like Talbot Sqaure is pedestrian area with a post so it may require some negotiation in advance to get in.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:55 PM

I think that's Talbot Court not Square. I'm sure I've had an overpriced cup of tea and a slice of indifferent carrot cake sitting on those red chairs, it's just an alley way next to a pub on the main square.

I see that they are in Talbot Court, but they have either moved or got another place because that building couldn't be in that alleyway. I suppose the decline in "Brown Furniture" antiques and the rise of the Internet may be responsible , or they might have another shop in the are?

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:43 PM

Right, in 1989 Asthon Gower had a shop in the Cotswold Gateway Antique Centre in Burford.image.png
This could be a possiblilty , it's still an antique place, but from Streetview doesn't look quite right.
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Maybe a different angle, seems a good bet because it's on the A40 so an easy location to find for the original photographer
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:59 PM

Great detective work! I went on street view and got a better angle and this must be the place!

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

That's the place!


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:58 PM

Not a million miles from me. Wonder what they would say if eleventy of us turned up and took identical photos of your XM, adjusting the angle whilst referencing an A0 print of the original?


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:08 PM

Not a million miles from me. Wonder what they would say if eleventy of us turned up and took identical photos of your XM, adjusting the angle whilst referencing an A0 print of the original?


Only one way to find out! They also have a Little Chef over the road for people that like such things.
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Right, in 1989 Asthon Gower had a shop in the Cotswold Gateway Antique Centre in Burford.attachicon.gifimage.png
This could be a possiblilty , it's still an antique place, but from Streetview doesn't look quite right.
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Maybe a different angle, seems a good bet because it's on the A40 so an easy location to find for the original photographer

 

Brilliant detective work.

 

I am still up for it, about the same distance as Stow on the Wold.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:25 AM

Closest I've got:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2472/3889...
Datsun Laurel (C130) Boltons of Ipswich ad 1976/77
by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2535/3888...
Datsun Laurel (C130) Boltons site 2001
by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Not great as the showroom had been demolished, but I parked on the right bit of pavement and the distinctive house/hotel in the background was still present.


That's about half a mile from my hpuse


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

Some of those pics on Spotedlaurels Flickr are around Preston

 

I must recreate some...


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Motoring News 1979   Brands Hatch, Paddock hill bend...

 

Copy of 1313-002.jpg

 

 

Now just in a Paddock       

 

 No it's not for sale either, it's just resting  for a while to piss off the Ford scene guys,,, :-D :-D :-D

 

Copy of 1231.jpg


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

Believe it or not, I actually went to the trouble of re-creating this when I had my shitbox SIII Safari:

 

JULIAN_COPE_AUTOGEDDON%2B%2B%2BPOSTCARD-

 

Sadly* the photo was binned when I got rid of everything else Land Rover after I sold the heap of shit.

 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:21 PM

This is a fine idea.

 

I'll have to see if I can find any A35 press shotz.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

the 504 Forum some time ago had fun to  find the exact location of every 504CC press photo except one we could not figure,

 

https://maps.google....=h&source=embed

 

This is the one we could not locate:

 

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Somehwere  cote d'azur, the boat registration is Nice


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:42 AM

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What Car? Road Test Yearbook Oct. 1992 - Hoxne Village Store, then by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I intentionally took a shot at this location recently (sadly I didn't have a Lancer, the Sunny had to substitute).

 

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Sunny at Hoxne Village Store, now by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I'd forgotten until just now that I had got a photo there previously with another from the fleet (and some random bilge that happened to be parked-up).

 

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1975 Citroen Ami 8 Confort + Camry by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

In fairness it is a rather photogenic location where not much changes building-wise, just a shame that usually it's full of modern automotive dross.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

If anybody has a Volvo 340 Redline I know where a brochure shot was taken as the house belonged to a family friend.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:49 PM

Could be anywhere for my car here, not sure I'm willing to spend 14 quid to see if there are any more inside the brochure. I bet it's Photoshopped anyway.

 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181736145325

 

Basically the same...

suzuki-swift-photo.jpg

 

Generic as hell

suzswiftcirrus_750_500_70.jpg

 

Hungarian plate so probably Hungary somewhere

 

SUZUKISwift3Doors-2180_2.jpg

 

Germany

 

SUZUKISwift3Doors-2180_5.jpg

 

1996-suzuki-swift-9.jpg

 

That's all I could find so I'll stop clogging this thread up with this shitbox now.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

Could be anywhere for my car here, not sure I'm willing to spend 14 quid to see if there are any more inside the brochure. I bet it's Photoshopped anyway.

 

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gQQAAOxyW7...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181736145325

 

Basically the same...

http://www.swift-specs.info/gallery/phot...

 

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/maps/89C8YY7rBkD2
Looks like Dean Stanley Street, London SW1P, with a little Photoshop business going on.

92xLBRT.jpg

 

Edit: Actually Dean Trench Street - https://goo.gl/maps/1CD626nEU3E2 Another of the streets off John Smith Square.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:09 PM

https://goo.gl/maps/89C8YY7rBkD2
Looks like Dean Stanley Street, London SW1P, with a little Photoshop business going on.

http://i.imgur.com/92xLBRT.jpg...

 

Edit: Actually Dean Trench Street - https://goo.gl/maps/1CD626nEU3E2 Another of the streets off John Smith Square.

 

Fat chance of recreating those ones then!



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:46 AM

Looks like Dean Stanley Street, London SW1P, with a little Photoshop business going on.

 

 By the age of the car/photo I wonder if the picture is an example of an actual 'cut and paste' rather than some software trickery?


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:00 AM

 By the age of the car/photo I wonder if the picture is an example of an actual 'cut and paste' rather than some software trickery?

Photoshop came out in 1990 so it was pretty standard by this time. Now I've correctly identified which street it is there's not much Photoshop going on at all. The main thing being lashings of motion blur I'd say.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:10 AM

Closest I've got:

 

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2472/3889...

Datsun Laurel (C130) Boltons of Ipswich ad 1976/77 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2535/3888...

Datsun Laurel (C130) Boltons site 2001 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Not great as the showroom had been demolished, but I parked on the right bit of pavement and the distinctive house/hotel in the background was still present.

 

 

 

with a superb automatic transmission

 

People just weren't as dull and stupid back then.


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