A DAF 44? It’s got an L plate on it suggesting someone had given up on manual transmission and opted to learn with DAF’s Variomatic continuously variable transmission system. What could be easier? Here seen outside the Fairy Glen Hotel in … Continue reading DAF undaunted by Welsh mountains
How drab and grey this postcard is compared to yesterday’s Capri. The Lyth Valley Hotel in the Lake District with Wolseley 16/60 and Vauxhall Victor FB. Continue reading Wolseley in Lyth is no Devon Capri
The light, the blue sky and the palm trees suggest Capri in the Mediterranean, but it is for that ‘Diamond Blue’ Mk I Ford Capri that I bought this postcard of the The Thurlestone Hotel in South Devon. The telephone number … Continue reading Enchanting Capri!
When I see old photos of sixties’ Britain I am always struck by how many British manufacturers there were and how few foreign cars were on the roads. However, if you look back through the postcards on this blog you’ll see one foreign … Continue reading No Beetle in King’s Lynn
Look at that Mk I Jaguar with its flowing lines and full spats over the rear wheels! This one’s got a tow bar; I wonder what they pulled with it. I can’t quite make out the black car in front. Looks like … Continue reading Fifties Jag in Sixties Scotland
Who was this then? The doctor? A dentist? An architect? Certainly only an individualist would buy a Saab 94 estate car in Croyde Village, Devon. Continue reading Individualistic Saab
On the back of this postcard it says ‘View of Town & Harbour, Gibraltar.’ I think they’ve missed something. That E-Type is breathtaking! Continue reading Breathtaking View in Gibraltar
If you only saw this part of the postcard you could be excused for thinking that that blight orange, split-screen VW Type 2 (more commonly called ‘camper van’) was exploring some third world country, but when the rest of the post … Continue reading Third world buzz in Leighton-Buzzard
On the back of this old photograph is scrawled “En route to Ardnamurchan 12.8.56.” All the makings of a good holiday, I’d say. The car, with those very low petrol fillers, one on each of the rear wings, is a Riley … Continue reading Scotties in Scotland
Three cars in Kloosterstraat, Schijndel, Netherlands. Need help identifying them though. Continue reading Three cars on a street
This postcard arrived in the post today from the USA, an ebay purchase, undoubtedly by a friend of mine in the UAE who is keener on cricket that cars. It’s a beaten up old card, unposted and with no message … Continue reading Drive-in Cricket on the Golf Course.
I guess an American serviceman brought this little piece of America over with him. A 1951 or 52 Chrysler New Yorker convertible I think. Goodness knows how it navigated the narrow lanes down in Cornwall. So elegant though in the … Continue reading A New Yorker in St Mawes