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Old 4th July 2013, 21:17   #91
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Dodge cars being transported from the factory. Even in those days, they did not transport the cars by road as HM, PAL and Mahindra did here till about two decades ago in India. Mahindra and our established truck makers still use the age-old practice for its Bolero range and trucks respectively.

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Another small batch of cars being transported:

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Two very nice FB pictures of bikes:

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Fuel from above and water underneath!

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You are under arrest !

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A 1941 Mercedes Benz 540 K Cabriolet B (incidentally Hitler's favourite car) belonging to Hermann Goring, Head of German Air Force during the Nazi regime is parked at a garage in North Carolina, USA. The officer was captured along with the car by the Allied forces, towards the end of World War II. It was put into use by the US Army for a while. This was one of the fastest cars in the world of its times.
It is to be restored 68 years after it was captured in 1945. The work will be done by High Velocity Classics, Florida.

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An old traffic scene from Europe

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This picture of a beautiful Fiat showed up when I was trying to sign-in to Yahoo!

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This picture of a beautiful Fiat showed up when I was trying to sign-in to Yahoo!

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Well caught, this could be one of our 57's photoshopped with the guy in the car. Notice the inside its blue, so its certainly a blue car photoshopped on the outside to red.

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An old picture post card from the United Kingdom

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The greatest band in the history of Western pop music- The Beatles. We see them here, photographed with cars..

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The two above featured pictures are of The Beatles in America. They could get a foothold in the US of A only in January 1964. On 1st February " I wanna hold your hand" held the number one spot for seven weeks, before being replaced by "She Loves You". The reverse had occurred in the U.K. It remained in the US charts for a total of fifteen weeks.

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Thats the famous cover of The Beatles album "Abbey Road". Their recording studio was located here and they were pictured walking out therefrom

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(Martha 1966 - 1981)

About his dog Martha, PaulMcCartney said,

“She was a dear pet of mine. I remember John (Lennon)being amazed to see me being so loving to an animal.” He said, ‘I’ve never seen you like that before.’ I’ve since thought, you know, he wouldn’t have. It’s only when you’re cuddling around with a dog that you’re in that mode, and she was a very cuddly dog.”

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Arrow, daughter of Martha featured in the cover of Paul's 1993 solo album "Paul is Live". It features the same Abbey Road. The Volkswagen Beetle is replicated, with a new number plate (the car is another Beetle). A black Bedford van (foreground right) and a Triumph Herald Estate in sky blue (left) were prominently featured in the older photo. We can faintly see a white Triumph Herald (left) to replicate the sky blue in the original.


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Country Music singer from the US, Glenn Campbell with his first car as a teenager. This is from his FB page:

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A Drive In Theater in Chicago, 1951 ! Some of the cars are easily recognisable like a Studebaker Champion, some Olds, a Ford Deluxe, a Chevrolet Deluxe and Cadillacs too.

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(from the FB page Old Indian Images)
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Interiors of a Morris Oxford Series II (our Landmaster) from New Zealand. The leather work on the upholstery is in tact and so also the chrome work.

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Car of the current Week, Old Cars Weekly, USA-

An Oldsmobile Sedan Delivery based on the Olds 88.

Extract from the write-up b Angela Von Bogart:
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" It’s not a Photoshopped Chevrolet, nor is it a custom. It is indeed a 1950 Oldsmobile sedan delivery, and no, Oldsmobile did not build one for John Q. Public. It built the vehicle for itself.
In 1950, soaring sales meant Oldsmobile could do and build almost anything it wanted, and on a few occasions, it did. Oldsmobile went racing, and it’s believed to have built just seven of these sedan deliveries, one for use at each of its factories.
The popularity of General Motors’ mid-level marque took off when Olds went from building solid but hum-drum straight-eight and six cars to exciting performance models with the 1949 introduction of the oversquare 135-hp, 303-cid Rocket V-8 engine. The hot V-8 made Olds a red-hot seller, especially with the new-for-’49 “88” series. The “88” shared its body structure with General Motors’ lightest cars for 1949, the freshly restyled B-body Chevrolet and Pontiac, but used the Rocket V-8 from the flagship Ninety-Eight.
Before 1949, Oldsmobiles would never have been considered race cars, but when the “88” hit the track with the new V-8, Oldsmobile kept blasting across the finish line first. Red Byron won the 1949 Daytona Beach, Fla., stock car race in an “88” coupe, and Oldsmobile took five of eight NASCAR Grand Nationals in 1949.
In addition to its on- and off-track performance, the dependability of the new Rocket 8 helped Oldsmobile sales skyrocket. In 1948, the last year Olds offered L-head engines across the board, the company sold 173,661 cars, which was good for seventh place in the industry sales race. When the Rocket V-8 replaced the L-head eight for 1949, sales climbed to a record 288,310 Oldsmobiles, still good for seventh. In 1950, sales hit the moon at 407,889 for the model year, propelling Oldsmobile into sixth place.


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An old picture post card of Hong Kong. It features Merc Ponton taxis.

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CAR OF THE WEEK - Old Cars Weekly USA
Sapphire Blue and white 1959 Chevrolet Corvette owned by Mr Jack Ross aged 69. "A stunning roadster with seemingly timeless appeal that people of all ages canít seem to get enough of" according to John.

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Some trivia about Brand Morris from 2008

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