Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Northern_Mike » 12 Sep 2014, 07:06

Markham moor!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 12 Sep 2014, 07:59

That one is Devon is gorgeous 8-)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Sep 2014, 19:21

Yes I like that one too......I like the colourful old pumps.

It is Colyford Filling Station, East Devon

The full list of the 13 sites awarded Grade II listed status with a bit of info on each is here

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Sep 2014, 19:29

Here's another nice pair of motoring-related architecture examples, this time with a bit of a French Connection

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and the Peugeot Garage at Beckenham is also quite striking

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Sep 2014, 21:14

This is a nice little account of the history of Colyford Petrol Station (to 2006 anyway) Apparently Aircraftsman Shaw was a regular visitor to top up his Brough Superior.

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"This photograph taken early in 1930 showing the site, was how it would have appeared when Aircraftsman Shaw, more well known as Lawrence of Arabia frequently purchased his petrol for his Brough Superior Motorcycle at the filling station, on his journeys from his home Cloud Hill near Bovington Camp in Dorset to his Royal Airforce posting at Mountbatten at Plymouth."

In 2013 the owner sold off the contents of the Motoring Memories museum, associated with the Colyford Filling Station


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NEW!!! Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 00:06

After quite a drought of interesting car spots what should come along today but

THIS!!!

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Now had I been driving 78 years ago, this vehicle would have been brand new but that's as much of a clue as I'm giving at this stage.

Often this type of view is the best you get, but the autotrader vehicle checker is pretty good with the ID if you get close enough to get the number plate.

Quite a rarity I think,

Pints on offer for an id and a bit of info on the breed

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 08:37

It wasn't intentional, but surprisingly there is a tenuous link with the Colyford Filling Station...

There's more to come if it proves too difficult

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 29 Sep 2014, 13:42

looks a bit Daimlar'ish to me

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 29 Sep 2014, 15:45

Whatever it is it really does seem to have a very large bottom :)

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 19:48

You can usually get a rear-end view quite discreetly

Poking a camera at the driver when you pull alongside is less so, and a full frontal is out of the question!

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 21:28

The particular vehicle I spotted ( on the A1 in Northumberland) appears on the "History of Cars" page of the Owners Club website.

There is also a connection with this:-

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by Northern_Mike » 29 Sep 2014, 22:32

Is it some sort of Riley?

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Sep 2014, 22:44

Not a Riley or a Daimler, very much assembled in Britain, and probably not too far away from you Mike!

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 29 Sep 2014, 22:49

Mayflower?

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Re: NEW!!!Whatsthisthen?

Post by BW » 29 Sep 2014, 22:58

Possibly a Railton?