Laughton Goodwin garage in Kidderminster in the 1950s – Agents for Austin, Citroen, Rover, Armstrong Siddeley and other leading makes. Continue reading A Fifties Forecourt
A vintage postcard showing a 1954 Austin Cambridge in Amiens, France in front of the Tour Perret skyscraper. Continue reading Cambridge to the Somme
When I travel I sometimes look for a postcard of the place I’m going to and try to find the place captured in the postcard. Recently I went to Copenhagen and bought this postcard before I went there. It’s out … Continue reading An Austin A40 and a Mink Coat
Many thanks to Rob van der Klugt from the Netherlands for sending in these four postcards and for providing the commentary. Rob is a regular reader of this blog and first posted a comment back in 2014. I asked him … Continue reading Postcards from a Reader
Waiting for the Ferry This image has long interested me. I first saw it on the cover of the DVD No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese’s film about Bob Dylan. It was taken by Barry Feinstein on May 11, 1966 in … Continue reading Dylan and the Princesses Seven
Should that little girl be standing there???? Continue reading Forget the cars!
Here we have a nice selection of cars parked outside a hotel on the Sustenstrasse Pass in Steingletscher, Switzerland in the early sixties I imagine. Nice Citroen DS in the foreground and a couple of Beetles back left. Not sure what the … Continue reading Swiss Time Pass
Austin 12(?) on the left and Bull Nose Morris on the right. But what’s that behind it? A Hotchkiss perhaps? A Bugatti? It’s got a very … Continue reading Austin and Morris in the days before BMC
VE-Day was on May 8th 1945. This postcard was posted from Heysham on 1st August 1945 by Flo & Ses who are ‘Having a Grand Time and both feeling the benefit of the fine weather.’ [Later edit – readers have … Continue reading Unidentified car on a street
The bright red VW Type Three in the foreground grabs your attention but I would think the commercial vehicle enthusiasts would be more excited about the green and white split screen Austin/Morris LD Van (or minibus?) coming up on the … Continue reading Postcards from the family
So, what have we here? Ford Corsair, Austin A30 or A35 (on the other side), Austin Seven (Mini) and Triumph 2000/2500 and something else which may be something rear-engined? And the Warren House Inn. I had a pint in there … Continue reading High Inn but Fire’s Out!
If the photographer had waited a minute, we could have seen the Triumph TR6 but he didn’t and there’s not much else of interest in this postcard from Yeovil. A Mini Clubman, a wedge-shaped Austin/Morris/Princess 18/22, a Marina van, a … Continue reading Yeovil hides a treasure