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4 hours ago, Macscrooge said:

Not strictly family snapshots, but I found photos of some of my previous cars. Apologies for the quality - they’re all scans and some of the originals were rather iffy. 

I’ll start with a brace of Peugeot 104s. Owned in 1986 (silver) and 87-88 (yellow). Comfortable and very spacious wee cars which would run rings round rather younger 1.3 Metros. 
 

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40 minutes ago, strangeangel said:

Nice one of the Chrysler, complete with painted yellow headlamps!

 

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A pair of 104s and a Chrysler 180. I am getting a proper priapism!

I'll ask my mum if she has any photos of me in front of a family car to send me. Expect Princess 2200, Avenger, Chevette, 505 break familiale and Talbot. May also include Simca.

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Me on the left, Black Ted in the middle (mum & dad now have Yellow Ted and next lab will probably be a Brown Ted) and my brother on the right. Grandad bought the 505 new, this would be 1987-88 so I'd have been around age 9.

The Peugeot was exported to Africa in 1995/6 after dad had it resprayed in beige and the odometer packed up at 150k or thereabouts. It was a brilliant car, probably explains my love of 80's Peugeots and rear wheel drive, bad dress sense and labradors.

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My eldest son with his dads Dutton Phaeton, about 1989. It had a ticking time bomb in the form of a heavily tuned Lotus twin cam, and about 2 years ago it appeared on Ebay unrecognisable except fo the reg and even faster. It was shockingly fast and dangerously badly built. I have a pic of his Ma reclining on the bonnet but I can't get it off the phone.

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Forward to about 2008 and same lad with his dads BMW 540i in a friends orchard in France

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I have two sons, one goes to motorsport with me so he's in the pics. He's staying out of the sun somewhere on the Belgian/German border coming back from the Nurburgring  N24. Car is my 1992 Corvette LT1, pic about 2010

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Le Mans camping, 2012 in a private garden with a hateful Alfa 2.4 156. It cost more to run than the Corvette!

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Same son, same French back garden, Polo 1.4 Tdi, about 2015

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Same son jumping his Ma's flat 530d about 2 years ago with a Honda now sat outside my front door.

My dad used to do a little bike racing and I have a couple pics from the 1950's somewhere, one is sand racing the other from when he rode a Vincent for someone. If I can I'll post them.

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1 hour ago, Macscrooge said:

Bristol Freighter!  Used by the Silver City Company to fly suitably well-heeled punters and their cars across the channel. 

 

Thanks for the heads up! I suppose they must have flown on it, I can't imagine why else they'd have been hanging around where it was about to take off from... it's all about your best guess when you've just got photos to go on.

 

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A day out in 1997.

First we went to the Tiger Moth Rally at Woburn Abbey

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Looks like FathaN joined us , presumably no kids were carried in those buggies, at least on public roads.

Later that same day we went to Northampton Balloon Festival, which entailed following Council signs to a parking area, which was up a bit of a kerb....

Did you notice the lowered suspension ?  It had a weird induction system and noisy exhaust too , it had been a demo car for MG tuners Mototune.
 

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This is No.1 daughter watching the council guys clean up the contents of our Montego’s sump

The council also kindly paid about £400 for  repairs, which covered what I’d paid for the car and I had a spare Montego at home for the sump. 

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Kids waiting for the RAC, only the 3 standing are mine , the one in the buggy could be a niece or something.

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11 minutes ago, strangeangel said:

 

I suppose they must have flown on it, I can't imagine why else they'd have been hanging around where it was about to take off from... it's all about your best guess now!

 

Could be Le Touquet. Got photos somewhere of my father and his mates on their motorbikes getting off one of these. They did a tour of France in the 50,s I think. He had a Matchless 500 Twin. Will have a look up my mothers for a photo when I can.

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A while ago we looked through some slides taken by Mrs Concern's dad, some of them showed cars he owned. I haven't edited the pics I took of them as it adds to the atmos...

This one from before I knew her showing her with her dad sitting on the sea wall at (I think) Seaford and the Triumph 2000 he bought from Deryck Guyler...

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Also in Seaford his Rover 2000 with Mrs Concern's dad sat in it, the slide is in the wrong way around..

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And with her mum sat in it, also wrong way around...

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This is the Rover 3500 he had when I first knew him, parked up behind Mrs Concern's mum & gran...

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And this one showing it in all it's glory with wing mirrors, Webasto sun roof and Veteran Motorist badge...

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31 minutes ago, FakeConcern said:

I've just found a few more on my laptop...

Here we have Mrs Concern with my first car in Paris in 1980 (maybe), I have a pic somewhere looking down from the Eiffel Tower at the Mini...

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And me in same place a couple of years later with my third car...

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Interesting to see minis with rear wipers 

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10 minutes ago, Richard_FM said:

Interesting to see minis with rear wipers 

Have another one (my second car) I couldn't find a pic of this with any family member in it.

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Interesting that various car groups I belong to now are busy de wipering their cars (kill all wipers) and years ago I was busy fitting them haha

Sorry off topic!

 

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13 minutes ago, FakeConcern said:

Have another one (my second car) I couldn't find a pic of this with any family member in it.

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Interesting that various car groups I belong to now are busy de wipering their cars (kill all wipers) and years ago I was busy fitting them haha

Sorry off topic!

 

Tara green! An epic hue, looked good on any car it was applied to. The Princess HL looked really smart.

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Previously mentioned Dutton with Lotus power and the mother of my two sons doing something or other about 1989. I still see quite a lot of her as we have family even though we have separate beds 2 miles apart. The Volvo is a horribly scruffy early (R reg) 245 LHD bought as a tool and it hung round for years. A years test, 6 months tax and a set of new Michelins with a car thrown in for £200!

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8 hours ago, Spiny Norman said:

I can date this photo to sometime in 1981 by the tax disc in the window. It's of my gran (passenger) and her sister, my great aunt at the wheel of her Datsun Sunny 120Y automatic.

Inspiration for Thelma and Louise?

Do you recall the rest of the plate by any chance? I think it will be an N-reg. Even with the current isolation thing I'm not sure if I can face checking all 999 possibilities on DVLA....

What's the significance of the 'V' sticker in the windscreen?

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17 hours ago, JeeExEll said:

WOW!!!

Stunned. Thanks for that. Don't know when her family sold the number but her grandad died in 1986. Can I ask where in Scotland it is now (if you know)? 

Alan is based in West Lothian and looking at the rest of the photos he took on that day, I've deduced that the Merc was seen in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

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