What design feature do the Rover 75 and Sunbeam Talbot 90 have in common which is rarely seen on any car these days? Rear suicide doors. Continue reading Suicide doors
Laughton Goodwin garage in Kidderminster in the 1950s – Agents for Austin, Citroen, Rover, Armstrong Siddeley and other leading makes. Continue reading A Fifties Forecourt
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
Surprise! That’s what that cheeky Rover 2000 (P6) seems to be saying to his big brother, the Rover 3 litre (P5), as it pops out behind him. Boo! When I buy a postcard I like it to have been posted … Continue reading Surprise!
Poole Harbour, Dorset. On the back of these two photographs are written the words “Poole Harbour”. Curious to see where the crossing was, I found myself on the Simplon Postcards website where the history of the Sandbanks-Studland Chain Ferry, which … Continue reading Armstrong Siddeley for the Ferry
Rover, Morris, man and dog and Wolseley. Wild Boar Hotel in the Lake District. You can no longer smoke in it, though it’s now called a ‘smokehouse’ and although it’s still a hotel it’s called an Inn. Continue reading Hotel to Inn, that’s progress.
The building is still there in 2015 now serving as a cafe/restaurant but back in the 1930s it was Britain’s first solarium using ultraviolet light to provide year-round sunbathing on indoor sand. I have no idea what that white car is in … Continue reading Mystery Car at the Solarium
A fine selection of sixties staid British family cars. Left to Right: Humber estate, showing off its split tailgate, Vauxhall, Rover, Rover and finally a BMC Farina of some sort. Continue reading Big and British at the Crown
Ah, a nice shot of the rear of an Austin A70 Hampshire Countryman parked up in Bristol Road South in Birmingham in 1964. “Woodie, Woody, Shooting Brake, Break Bois… Whatever name you choose to use, vehicles with wood bodies possess style … Continue reading A Hampshire Woody
The present Guildhall in London dates back to 1411 and was built on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon hall. All very interesting but look at those establishment cars! Daimler, Rover, Jaguar. The chauffeurs having a chat while they wait. If only you could … Continue reading The English Establishment.