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On 5/16/2020 at 1:50 PM, UltraWomble said:

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Charles with his Renner taxi

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Norm with assorted background chod

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Arthur with his horse (wifes Gt Grandfather)

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Paddy & his bike ( circa 1890)

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Uncle Eric ( beard) with his mates Riley tripod thing - pretty sure its down south in a museum now, this was the Manc - Blackpool run 1975

 

And with a Wartburg Tourist in the background-how are is that?

Edit: As spotted by the earlier correspondent-sorry, I ought to have read it before adding my comment!

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Round mother-Bungle's place today, asked about my grandad's old photo albums, which I was sure would be buried in the ever accumulating  piles of stuff around the place. However luck was on my side, spotted one poking out of a carrier bag and it was the very one I wanted.

Here they are at Swalecliffe in 1954 with their Bond, that's my mum in the car, my nan sitting down and presumably one of my great aunts standing

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Mum (smoking a fag? Never!) and  grandad

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By the next year, at the same site, he'd upgraded to the Ford Pop. That's my mum and her cousin

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Got quite a few pics of the Pop, but these are my favourites

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My Dad liked triumph 2000s and we had two of them. This was the first, which I thought looked great in two-tone, but later Dad had it resprayed in 1970s orange! The later one (UUO 405 J) was also an estate, but had the 2.5Pi engine, and really was quick, as I remember. Mind you, I was only 12 or 13 at the time! 

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On 24/04/2020 at 16:29, Tigerfox said:

Thats me at the back with my little brother washing a 1930s Riley of some sort.  About 1965/6/7

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Another, similar Riley, early sixties.  Probably my Uncle's.  (Every car he has ever had was for sale)

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But Dad never sold anything. Just parked it up,out of the way...

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3 minutes ago, Asimo said:

.... Dad never sold anything. Just parked it up,out of the way...

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A friend's father was a miner in Geordieland, and similarly unable to get rid of things. The Morris Minor which he buried under the back garden of the family home is probably still there....

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36 minutes ago, Asimo said:

Another, similar Riley, early sixties.  Probably my Uncle's.  (Every car he has ever had was for sale)

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But Dad never sold anything. Just parked it up,out of the way...

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I think that was a 12/4 Facon, sadly it did not survive

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55 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

The 1950's oval window and 63-64 Beetle would be worth a few pennies now, especially UK RHD

The yellow oval-window had been a bit squashed by a tree falling at that point. A few years earlier it had burned** after which it was hand painted yellow. It had hydraulic brakes, and was a bit posh compared to the LHD '49 split rear window it replaced, with it's cable brakes. That was hand painted red with "Jel-Gloss"

** The day after the fire.

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Snooty neighbours were a bit dissapointed when Dad fixed it within a few days and then painted it in the street.

Always remember to replace the petrol pipe after maintenance!

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Yeah I loved it to bits as a kid, I was really upset when it got sold and replaced by a 1500HL Dolomite. 

There's a slim chance it still survives, it was resprayed light blue after we sold it, a late Superminx in light blue showed up in Rust in Peace years ago "in an Essex Hamlet" with a load of other Rootes cars according to the photographer. I managed to work out who he was by a Facebook post but he was sworn to secrecy about the location.

I've also been told by another shiter that the collection may be known to him but I haven't investigated further. Can't be many that shape, in a non-standard light blue, in the right area surely?

...or were you referring to my mum? 🤔

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