I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 09 Nov 2014, 12:40

When I see a children's play area like that I just want to play on it...

When my kids were young I used to take every opportunity to enjoy the play as much as they did. Now they're older I can't any longer but there was an exception earlier this year when our Karate club did an exhibition at a stately home.

Said home has a lovely play area not unlike the one in the picture but bigger. We did rather enjoy ourselves on it.

We had the excuse that we were supervising the younger members of the club whilst they played...

Maybe Cleveland was a northern thing Neil. I can't recall any down in the west country.

They did a spiffing advert though... :-D

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Nov 2014, 12:42

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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CitroJim wrote: The car with the tiger tail has got me stumped already. I thought it was a Ford Consul but it isn't is it?
No its not a Consul Jim, and its not another Henry, Glenn, Anna, or Harrison, but it does hail from the land of the Fresh Prince! No wonder it faded all that sunshine...would never happen in Northumberland!

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Nov 2014, 12:51

CitroJim wrote:
Now they're older I can't any longer but there was an exception earlier this year when our Karate club did an exhibition at a stately home.

Said home has a lovely play area not unlike the one in the picture but bigger. We did rather enjoy ourselves on it.
Was that the one at Easter-time that you got specially dressed up for Jim? :-D (ref CastleAshby)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 09 Nov 2014, 13:26

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Was that the one at Easter-time that you got specially dressed up for Jim? :-D (ref CastleAshby)

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That's the one Neil :-D

I was indeed all dressed up in white but actually looked like this:

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Since that picture was taken I've achieved a red belt and this coming Saturday I attend grading for my orange belt :)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Nov 2014, 22:23

Yes it wasn't really intended as a whatsthisthen? but the petrol flap with the tiger tail hanging out of it definitely came from one of these...a Chevrolet Bel-Air circa 1955

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 11 Nov 2014, 05:24

Gosh, you can really see where Vauxhall got the influence for the PA Cresta when you look at the Bel-Air..

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2014, 10:09

I do like a bit of two-toneage, and the Cresta certainly had a nice variety.

Has the age of the nice two-tone been lost now or are there any nice current examples :?:

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even the "duller" combinations are interesting

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 11 Nov 2014, 13:53

Some may disagree but I think the PA Cresta looks absolutely gorgeous 8-)

Shame they could rust for England and most did sadly...

Two-tone paint really sets them off a treat.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by myglaren » 11 Nov 2014, 18:34

Have a mate who had a two-tone pink one, a bit like Lady Penelope's Rolls :rofl2:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Nov 2014, 23:56

Something like these perhaps..

but did it have a pink top.... :?:

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or maybe a pink bottom.. :?:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2014, 05:35

That is just lovely :P

I have a feeling the pink/white was a standard factory colour combination for the Cresta...

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by myglaren » 12 Nov 2014, 07:30

Similar but the light pink and a deeper one, almost red.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2014, 11:43

NewcastleFalcon wrote:I do like a bit of two-toneage, and the Cresta certainly had a nice variety.

Has the age of the nice two-tone been lost now or are there any nice current examples :?:

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wrong Neil
that aint a Cresta but a Velox ( dont remember the PA using the Wyvern badge??? ) :yikes: :roll: #-o :wink: , as it dont have the indicators on the tips of the rear wings,
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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by citronut » 12 Nov 2014, 11:54

myglaren wrote:Have a mate who had a two-tone pink one, a bit like Lady Penelope's Rolls :rofl2:
i owned a pink all over version for a while, till on route to Aberdeen ( didnt get far ) the gearbox started clattering and clonking,
so we parked her up in a BR car park and continued the journey by train, came back a couple of weeks later and she had vanished :roll: :shock: :cry:

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Nov 2014, 12:49

citronut wrote: so we parked her up in a BR car park and continued the journey by train, came back a couple of weeks later and she had vanished :roll: :shock: :cry:
Well thats rust for you... :wink: