Jump to content
davocano

Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: June 2020

Recommended Posts

My photos of Not my photos: I tip my hat to whoever it was at Spelthorne Council that came up with the idea of putting them on their recycling bins adjacent to Shepperton's High Street.

001.thumb.jpg.23ffa89cd97ef15e3b8f8d9059d2a09b.jpg

002.thumb.jpg.aebbd1d4a173b0493f3bd4830472d98c.jpg

Ich bin ein ausländer

003.thumb.jpg.d81585f364b726a5d54d93d5c876ac89.jpg

Toyota AE86

004.thumb.jpg.26b3a505c14f780e146230bebc16e37e.jpg

005.thumb.jpg.0df31558637cdabc63ae5d9ee49394be.jpg

VW Santana; the original wheels have been removed but hopefully this won't be pineappled.

006.thumb.jpg.c1097acfd6efea400012182eb5309295.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gone But Not Forgotten #1

The first installment of an occasional series dedicated to notable spots from the past that are now gorn, dead

Talbot Horizon 1.5 GL with @Junkman approved gearbox; it sat in this position for years...

001.thumb.jpg.692aee900a831b6359425fb95708cb38.jpg

In 2013, the tree stump got dug out and the car was dragged a little bit.

002.thumb.jpg.ac3048ac3312467724e304a8932fc3f8.jpg

Mere days later, it disappeared from site and the DVLA database. Presumed bridged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

April: the spotting season begins in earnest.

I've enjoyed reading the "Bus Shite" thread this afternoon; by timely coincidence, here's a shot taken at the Brooklands Spring Gathering.

001.thumb.jpg.6f0a5dad17c17f97def8e0b30c9ec824.jpg

I wonder if the same stall owner owns this one, seen in 2014; Rostyles!

002.thumb.jpg.6f75482fb499e8737aaae425e7fb36ee.jpg

Outside in the visitor's car parks..

003.thumb.jpg.7e39dea2213490fd74a5755108cf1baf.jpg

004.thumb.jpg.381f80c2223e9209ea1c8e47e8863fa0.jpg

005.thumb.jpg.2fe681d95ac71dfcff4bd0d76cdd88fc.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone fancies an easy introduction to the world of car spotting, I can totally recommend a visit to your nearest Car Boot Sale; there's ALWAYS a few items of AS interest to be found. Save yourself a quid on entrance fees and simply lurk around the visitor's car park while your other half spends a few quid on a load of old tut. Works for me and mine.

The Corsa van was in a bit of a state, I shoulda woulda coulda taken a pic.

001.thumb.jpg.4c11957e02dd6a73cafb6fd604433fc6.jpg

Well-used W124

002.thumb.jpg.aaab381e9ecb3deb3e29148e393996a9.jpg

W124 late plate madness imported from that there India.

003.thumb.jpg.e583c76acd7b583fa979516dc1017226.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gold badges Lexus barge.

001.thumb.jpg.ed3480177a8261ba6a0c714e662f59e0.jpg

This old fella wanted an ice cream and a quiet sit by the river but he was descended upon by hordes of curious passers-by. An immaculate 100E is bound to attract attention.

002.thumb.jpg.256483ea5386dd62c64920f5388d2416.jpg

Ford Focus SEAT Terra Chairman. I never knew there was such a thing.

003.thumb.jpg.950f4de2b42bb13d1954bd1c40c37f7b.jpg

Fiat Panda owned by a local window cleaner. He had this for a couple of years, now it's sadly gorn. dead. The window cleaner is still doing his rounds but I don't know what he's driving now. I'm hoping it's 'shite.

004.thumb.jpg.45718d1f80287a70635899b8da99a81d.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’d love a CX, but that’s my big fear right there - that something would go wrong with the engine or suspension and it would just end up sunk to the floor like a 2-ton deflated limpet that can only be shifted with a HIAB, or maybe dynamite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

YOU SAW WHAT I DID THERE :-)

I did, and I love it. Shame it’s not yours or it would be a shoo-in for the calendar. Great photo anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A SEAT Terra is a rare enough thing in it's own right, that there's a chairman version is incredible.  Simply excellent content in here, a rival/supplement to many other excellent spot threads on here that are a joy to read through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the positive comments, I'm glad it's not just me in here :)

So, I'm into May already. Leaving politics aside (and I'm not anticipating a thread lock here), here's a selection of May's spots.

Industrial VW camper; makes a change from the usual T25 etc.

001.thumb.jpg.b51e6d48e4babde0497e732f97383161.jpg

DO NOT PAINT but please feel free to apply a giant blue felt tip pen to the rest of it.

002.thumb.jpg.fb8670b118fe53764c077a8659a7bc5b.jpg

A minty ZX Aura

003.thumb.jpg.e0946ec94508506d5066f5c6509c0052.jpg

Anyone else remember this dreadful zero-budget TV station? "Topless Darts" is the first thing that pops into many minds but I have a particular fondness for "Tiffany's Big City Tips". Oh, and "Britain's Bounciest Weather". And, that poor sap dressed up in a Bunny costume (head pictured here) that ponced about in the background during the "serious" news bulletins. Sticker seen in't back of a Volvo V70. IIRC.

004.thumb.jpg.80368943b6f36781ad3d6162e27d805f.jpg

Modern cars are rubbish.

005.thumb.jpg.786c50b3cd951b2e43306b19ae461eed.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/4/2017 at 8:17 PM, danthecapriman said:

Bangers & Smash (banger racing) used to be on LiveTV. I used to love watching it!

Well remembered! I'm sure I saw a bit of that once. I'm definitely* the only person who watched "Ten Pin Bowling"; three people bowling 10 frames with three commentators taking the piss out out of them. Nick Abbot was one of the piss-takers.

Back to the May spotting; BX

001.thumb.jpg.f4d3c7904cd7aa1010833cef0e6a127f.jpg

Ginetta G26

002.thumb.jpg.07d4c1a1492b359ce4629f290c0ac67e.jpg

Lonely Super Minx

003.thumb.jpg.26a9901510702d02c883cb7b91a8b74d.jpg

The End of May; ex-AA Maestro van.

004.thumb.jpg.0725cd4a404bddab87d3e37a5856202d.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

June: the sun is high and the light is copious.

A weirdo when it was launched but nowadays? Still looks better from the rear IMO; I see hints of Mk4 Zody.

001.thumb.jpg.6bc37723e65ebc65c45cdc90aead6b6d.jpg

A scene'd Bluebird.

002.thumb.jpg.3fca043bd9056946c13ed82d2746caf1.jpg

A weather'd SRi.

003.thumb.jpg.0d45b4370f945cc89b154e8ea3526981.jpg

A Mk1 Capri brought to you direct from 1985.

004.thumb.jpg.fec0f63605593eae28af23e08bfcb65a.jpg

A P100 with cosy bed cover.

005.thumb.jpg.bcf6ad230f0b5a50d5aa8021de5546fa.jpg

An affordable home in London.

006.thumb.jpg.613de0a82dc90d465dfb527ac1a6227f.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always find it very odd that London is like that for chod spotting. Being the place it is you'd think it'd be the very last place you'd see old stuff, but in reality it's actually probably one of the best places to find it. Weird!

I see lots of old rammel kicking around the streets of SE London. It’s nearly all out of the passenger seat of a van so I never get a chance to grab any pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Car Boot Sales yeah? I reap them with my photographical secateurs.

The flag is incorrectly painted/printed because:

  a : PATROTISM (sic)

  b : the Union Jack (sic) is a bit complicated

  c : balance and pretty colours

  d : I am not UK citizen but I love this country

German canvas suggests 'd' to me (I fear that it's actually 'a')

001.thumb.jpg.0afb76b95d077d4f0ce42cb38c8975fc.jpg

Too tall, too narrow, yet works (?)

002.thumb.jpg.08dea2197288be56c8b6830daf418c1b.jpg

Mainstream classics turn up occasionally

003.thumb.jpg.1ac67a3ed7691486e81e41a7517745fd.jpg

Nissan Vanette in VGC

004.thumb.jpg.d67d786e96e324a0ae690720e2efb822.jpg

Oh, what's that over there?

005.thumb.jpg.5fe3bce46f0ca3859240d02d226e5438.jpg

It is indeed a Hillman Husky

006.thumb.jpg.701e9ebf57cd4f4f9d16aa3db1b5216f.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a Commer Imp.  The Hillman Husky was earlier than that and, if it had panels instead of windows it was a Commer Cob, which were both in turn based on the Hillman Minx.

 

That CF further up is amazing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a Commer Imp.  The Hillman Husky was earlier than that and, if it had panels instead of windows it was a Commer Cob, which were both in turn based on the Hillman Minx.

 

Are you sure? You still have two Lifelines ("ask the audience" and "'phone a friend")... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...