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    The majority of street crime, knife crime, gun crime, robbery and crimes of sexual violence in London is carried out by young men from the African-Caribbean community. Of course, in return, we have rap music, goat curry and a far more vibrant and diverse understanding of cultures which were once alien to us. Thanks a lot!!

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  1. Yup, you're right! Sorry, my penchant for all things Eastern European overcame me!
  2. It looks like a Dutch registered Mark 2 Volga parked at the top......
  3. B.M.W. ceased importing the saloon after 1965, although imports of the coupé continued for a few more years. The Consumers' Association described it as "an amazingly quick car, with superb handling, but with an expensive servicing schedule, a poor heater and a truly appalling wiper pattern." ("Which" magazine, July 1965)
  4. That explains why there were many road tests in the 1950s and 60s of Eastern European cars done in Scandinavia. I've read tests on East German built DKWs and similar vehicles, all of which were tested in either Sweden or Norway. The testers also commented that the 2-stroke engines, fitted to many of these cars, started immediately, regardless of the extreme cold! Maybe Norway would be a good source of spare parts for the putative restorer of a 1960s Skoda Octavia......
  5. That Skoda 440/445/450 is on the rarity scanner! Nice one!
  6. A Moskvich van... Beat THAT for rarity! Winner!
  7. I should just like to thank all those members of Autoshite who have contributed to this thread-it's brilliant! I just LLOOVVEE all the black and white images and the whole atmosphere of those times is fantastic-thanks!
  8. That's a Skoda Octavia Combi on the top of the pile, next to the crane jib-rare, seriously rare......
  9. The 107 suffered the same fate, becoming the 307, from Barnet Hospital to Brimsdown and the revised 107 from New Barnet Station to Edgware. The overlap was New Barnet to Barnet Hospital.
  10. This confirms what I had thought was an "urban myth" regarding the manufacture of Bubble Cars in the U.K. The "myth" was that B.R. sold their Brighton engine depot to the company planning to build the cars, but the company omitted to check there was any road access to the site-there wasn't! Consequently ALL the component parts, as well as the finished cars, had to arrive and leave by goods train! Result: a load of extra revenue for B.R.!
  11. They were fitted to eastern European stuff in the 1980-90s and that when some way to explain the "unusual" handling of Moskviches, Ladas and FSOs! I fitted a new set of Michelins to my FSO and it then drove like a dream!
  12. Andrew353w

    E10 fuel

    I've nothing more than a G.C.E. "O" level in chemistry, so freely admit that I don't fully understand what all this means, but I was under the impression that petrol additives are nothing new. I well remember National Benzole having something added (I think it was an alcohol additive) to it, and that, because of this, some drivers wouldn't use it. It was around until the late 1970s, but I don't know what happened to their forecourts or who bought them out. Did this fuel affect the fuel lines or didn't it matter?
  13. I mis-read your title and thought you were travelling on the A303......
  14. Why am I thinking early Vauxhall Cresta PA?
  15. I think it's "Dominion" fuel, which was around after WW2 until the late 1960s.
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