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#1 ONLINE   bangernomics

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

I was sat drinking and thinking about stuff. And what popped into my head was the cars that made me the shiter that I am today were probably what I watched on 70's and 80's TV.

Terry and June and my grandad too.

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Fawlty towers, grandad again although his was purple with red vinyl seats. Used to burn my legs in summer when we wore shorts.

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I should add the campest car ever, hmm Michael.

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Please tell me they weren't as dire as I've read. Still would and the red light too

So how about you lot?
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

postman pat van

starsky and hutch

goldfinger

dempsey and makepeace

cats eyes (for above reasons)


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:56 PM

postman pat van
starsky and hutch
goldfinger
dempsey and makepeace
cats eyes (for above reasons)


Starsky and hutch is the reason I killed my first chevette, humped back bridge, front heavier than rear ouch.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:56 PM

This.....

 

 

Gave me the serious itch for a MkIII Zephyr and a life-long love of obscure British instrumentals.  


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:59 PM

 

starsky and hutch

 

And the only reason I really really want a red C4 Grand Picasso

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See - identical...

 

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The Picasso is the future Morris Minor.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:59 PM

This.....

https://www.youtube....h?v=rWflrCrwUSw

Gave me the serious itch for a MkIII Zephyr and a life-long love of obscure British instrumentals.


Yeah I'd take a Z-car even though I'm a few years too young. Still would though.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

Childhood cars on 70's and 80's TV?

 

You ARE still children!


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Obviously possessing superior knowledge of all things automotive, finding contradicting everything on here as some form of game, which some find pretty tedious, but sadly not tedious enough to just fuck off as a consequence.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

The green Mk1 Granada owned by that guy who was probably not pumping Wendy Craig in "Butterflies".

 

Everything in "Thunderbirds", even though they were made-up models. Similarly, the full-size made-up models in "UFO".

 

Ummm... that TV drama series set around a car factory that produced Mk1 Fiestas with a fake front end? What was it called now......

 

<Google intermission>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nope, can't find it. Late '70s or early '80s. Possibly the latter.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:13 PM

Childhood cars on 70's and 80's TV?

You ARE still children!


Ok it was the 70's but I'm still down with the kids.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

I go back to Z-Cars too.  Imagine my delight at 6 years old when Daddy brings home his brand new car: a navy blue Zephyr 4 mk3.  If any part of it survives anywhere I'd love to know.  DWM 95C.  I loved that car and was heartbroken when he PX-ed it for a new mk2 Cortina (HWM 457F) in 1967.  Z-Cars went to Escort panda cars soon after, and it was never the same.  Now what have we got?  Police Interceptors, laden with Audis and BMWs.  Yuk.  And cop shows consist of scruffs mooning about in the dark.  If you do get any car action, it's poorly done and the cars are generic.

 

The green Mk1 Granada owned by that guy who was probably not pumping Wendy Craig in "Butterflies".

 

Everything in "Thunderbirds", even though they were made-up models. Similarly, the full-size made-up models in "UFO".

 

Ummm... that TV drama series set around a car factory that produced Mk1 Fiestas with a fake front end? What was it called now......

 

<Google intermission>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nope, can't find it. Late '70s or early '80s. Possibly the latter.

On The Line is the show you're trying to think of.

 

Many of the cars in Thunderbirds (and the other Anderson shows) were American models, sometimes not even modified.  Careful scanning of the background of certain shots will give the likes of Corgi Buick Rivieras, usually dressed up as copcars.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:24 PM

The green Mk1 Granada owned by that guy who was probably not pumping Wendy Craig in "Butterflies".

Everything in "Thunderbirds", even though they were made-up models. Similarly, the full-size made-up models in "UFO".

Ummm... that TV drama series set around a car factory that produced Mk1 Fiestas with a fake front end? What was it called now......

<Google intermission>











Nope, can't find it. Late '70s or early '80s. Possibly the latter.


On the line. They were producing a badly facelifted Fiesta called the Associated British Motirs (ABM) Orbit. TV times gave two cars away and I saw one in the flesh at the end of its life in Swiss Cottage..
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:38 PM

Googles badly facelifted fiesta. They all appeared.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

ABM Orbit - just the two of them

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:54 PM




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Please tell me they weren't as dire as I've read. Still would and the red light too

So how about you lot?

friend of fathers had one

 

would borrow when they were away working :D


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

And the only reason I really really want a red C4 Grand Picasso

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See - identical...

 

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wheres the phantom flan flinger when you want him

 

in the face

 

for wobmle

 

now


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

Starsky and Hutch appeared in my mid-teens, so whether they qualify as childhood is open to debate.  I was already hooked on the American cop shows though, for the cars more than anything else.  I always thought Matchbox missed a tie-in trick with their Mercury sedan, as it was clearly the car Steve McGarrett had in Hawaii 5-0.  Of course we weren't so global then.

 

After the Zephyr, the car that really influenced me was this...

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No wonder I love American cars the way I do.


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:06 PM

"The Gaffers" down at heel, and i guess at that time still quite new white Rover P6B.

 

"The General Lee" and Boss Hogg's white Cadillac Eldorado from, er, The Dukes of Hazzard.

 

Jim Rockfords golden Pontiac Firebird from The Rockford Files - see also the black one on Smokey and the Bandit. Though that is a film so not allowed?


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:10 PM

I think my love of yellow cars started young.

 

And I still like anything you can get a goat in the back of....

 

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:13 PM

Grange Hill, Danny Kendal, Mr bronsons maestro.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:13 PM

"The Gaffers" down at heel, and i guess at that time still quite new white Rover P6B.

"The General Lee" and Boss Hogg's white Cadillac Eldorado from, er, The Dukes of Hazzard.

Jim Rockfords golden Pontiac Firebird from The Rockford Files - see also the black one on Smokey and the Bandit. Though that is a film so not allowed?

Perfectly acceptable - see daisies shorts.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:14 PM

Sweeney Consul 3000GT.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:14 PM

Grange Hill, Danny Kendal, Mr bronsons maestro.

Shite at its finest.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

Anyone remember butterflies?

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:18 PM

Anyone remember butterflies? ?


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:20 PM

And me.  When watching reruns, look out for the blue Cortina belonging to the neighbour across the road.  It's MLD 103P, seen in a huge variety of shows of that period, always as a background car.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:21 PM

Butterflies - yes - and we have a mini just like onr of her lads drove in that!

 

except ours is a mark 3 and google says Wendy Craig drove a pair of mark one's....


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

Anyone remember butterflies? ?


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

I once had the unbridled joy of a quick ride and sit behind the wheel in NHK296M - the Sweeney Cortina.   Blast round my home village.....Why didn't I take a bloody photo?


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

The A Team van and Bergerac’s Triumph Roadster.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

Mercrocker: now THAT is a brush with fame!


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