From left to right, Austin/Morris, Triumph, Something interesting, Triumph, Vauxhall, Vauxhall, Triumph. Recognise the light blue car? It’s a German Borgward Isabella Coupé. Now maybe you see those in Germany today as we do Minis and Heralds, but I can’t remember … Continue reading An unusual German.
In this postcard from the early sixties (?) we can see a couple of men apparently rebuilding the base of the celtic cross in Market Square, Middleham, but when we view the place today on Google Street View there’s just … Continue reading Triumph Heralds end of Celtic Cross
MG M-Type Midget and friend. Continue reading MG enjoys the sea air.
I’m quite interested in that woman walking purposefully up Ditchling High Street on this nice summer’s afternoon, but the real reason for showing this postcard is that little Datsun Sunny Estate. This must have been one of the first Datsun’s … Continue reading Ditchling Datsun
Okehampton in Devon in the early sixties and what do we have over there outside the White Hart Hotel? A pretty little rear engined 600cc NSU Sport Prinz. How rare is that in the UK! Continue reading Sport Prinz in Devon
I bought this postcard off ebay because I love French cars – I learnt to drive in a Dauphine and had a new 2CV once and numerous other Citroens – and this postcard captures the stereotypical Frenchness that we Brits … Continue reading A quiet afternoon in Dax
David Walker, Local Studies Librarian for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, has a wonderful blog called the Library Time Machine in which he posts and writes about some of the photographs he comes across “in the deepest sub-levels of Kensington … Continue reading Musings on a Mews
Nice! When I first saw this postcard I wondered whether this super sleek Jaguar was owned by a local Carmarthen business person or whether it was someone down from London, or some-such place, on holiday? In fact it is a … Continue reading A Welsh E-Type
Here’s another interesting photo from the Old Photographs of Liverpool Facebook page. A Mini pickup in 1966. If there’s no top on it, play in it! Continue reading Mini Playground
It’s a nice day to have the roof down and drive along the seafront at Brighton, but it’s a shame this postcard is not a little clearer… Does anyone know what the white car is? It’s quite short, seems to … Continue reading Top down in Brighton
I received this postcard in the post today from a friend who looks at this blog. Market Square and High Street, Fordingbridge sometime in the sixties. There are two remarkable things about this photograph. 1) there is not a Volkswagen … Continue reading No imports for Fordingbridge.
Looks a little chaotic to me and you have to wonder whether that Jaguar’s boot lid has just lifted as a result of an emergency stop at the red light of whether there’s just too much in it. In fact … Continue reading Red light? What red light?