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What is the bus being pursued by? One off those quests which may not have a right answer. I did think it looked a bit DS like but maybe too early a film for that, although they were around from the mid 50's. No it doesnt! and the film says its 1950! Then again the film title is wrong if you see the sequence up in Arbroath. 1950's would be a better description. There's a Ford Anglia 100E with the mesh grille which puts it 1957 onwards. and the line of AA Bikes reg eg WLN 193 first used in 1959.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 13:12
bobins wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 11:59
I've just been watching a lovely old short on TalkingPicturesTV about BSA and the AA patrols and what did I see in Birmingham?
Was it this with the moonlight sonata playing somberly in the background :?: :-D

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It's the same film, but the TalkingPicturesTV has the original narration and soundtrack over it...... which makes it all sound so jolly :)

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 13:28
What is the bus being pursued by? One off those quests which may not have a right answer. I did think it looked a bit DS like but maybe too early a film for that, although they were around from the mid 50's. No it doesnt! and the film says its 1950! Then again the film title is wrong if you see the sequence up in Arbroath. 1950's would be a better description. There's a Ford Anglia 100E with the mesh grille which puts it 1957 onwards. and the line of AA Bikes reg eg WLN 193 first used in 1959.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 13:28
What is the bus being pursued by? One off those quests which may not have a right answer.

regards Neil
Here is A right answer: :-D
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And a more serious suggestion:
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Austin A50/55

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mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 15:34
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 13:28
What is the bus being pursued by? One off those quests which may not have a right answer.

regards Neil
Here is A right answer: :-D
Spoiler: show
Traffic!
And a more serious suggestion:
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Austin A50/55
Yes I think thats a good shout Mick. Birmingham in the 1950's likely to be something from the local firms :-D

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An easy 20 points for naming the black peril in this picture. I'll even give you a free, but totally useless, clue: It belongs to someone who virtually completed the Pennine Cycle ride!!
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Renault Wind?

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Renault Wind?
20 points goes to Steve. Bob has had it from new, 9 years, and it is the first car which he has had to have MOT's done since his Mk1 Cortina and HB Viva days. He made a decision to buy new every 2 years throughout the eighties and nineties and then in 2000 he bought an MX5 which he kept for 3 years until he needed a decent boot. He had three Alfa 147s then over the next 8 years and then the Wind blew in and he hasn't looked back (there's no point you can't see anything :-D ) He absolutely loves it and he has had 52000 miles of trouble free fun, apart from a slight leak in the roof rectified by the dealer under warranty. :-D

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Only seen one other, dark blue. Wondered what it was.

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Whatsthisthen? The impossible one returns

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Today, the garage was open and inside was the chassis of "the impossible one" with a gentleman working away at the bench so I had a chat with him. I now know what the impossible one is. Happy to lob up a few clues
Clue 1 in 2019 and reported on the forum there was a centenary rally somewhere in the Midlands for the maker

It was none of the guesses so far
xantia_v6 wrote:
30 Aug 2019, 06:06
My best guess is a Rover 12 (P2) tourer
Gibbo2286 wrote:
30 Aug 2019, 11:01
I don't think it's a Rover, with the five stud plain wheels and what looks like the remains of running boards I'd guess something 1940s, maybe a Humber Hawk convertible but the frontal outline doesn't fit.
Austins had four stud wheels Neil, so did Hillmans but the bigger Humbers had five studs as did some of the bigger Fords.
I recognise those plain grey wheels but I'm blowed if I can place them at the mo.
NF
Unlikely to be anything so exotic as a Lea Francis tourer but it does tick the boxes of 17 inch wheels and 5 studs.
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04 Sep 2019, 09:29
You're right there Gibbo, definitely not a Lea Francis, that bonnet line is more Jeep like to me, but it also looks a bit like some of the kit car buggys you see around, too old for a kit car tho I guess. How about one of the early flat bonneted imp/chamois range?

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29 Aug 2019, 20:43
Here is all the evidence. I dont know what it is, and I didnt pull up the cover to find out. It is the impossible challenge :?: . So I am going to join in myself with the process, see if we can narrow it down. Ultimately I could find out myself by returning to the scene of the photo, but is there enough evidence in the pics to nail it :?:

From the Pic
Pressed Steel Wheels
5 Stud Wheels
Running boards narrowish at rear, wider at front
Roadster/Tourer/Drophead/Cabriolet
17" Wheels likely. (Tyre info from other pic 5.25/5.50-17 (I would hazard a guess that the tyre is a COKER EXCELSIOR brand)
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Re: Whatsthisthen? The impossible one returns

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With that clue "The Impossible One" becomes eminently possible, even easy. Simple forum search will produce the first part of the puzzle...the Makers name. After that the model should not be that difficult.

Another picture, but this is not so much a puzzle requiring forensic analysis of the picture, just a simple follow the clue given in the previous post.

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Here's my first punt:
BFTW
BFTW
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mickthemaverick wrote:
16 Jul 2020, 19:16
Here's my first punt:

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Well done Mick an Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane. It was in the garage as a bare chassis, and the chap was intending to restore it and was busy working on it. Not the most talkative of blokes, but probably viewed me with a healthy bit of suspicion nosing around asking questions, but it was a now or never opportunity to nail "the impossible one".

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One of the last jobs I did before leaving Brum was fixing one of those to go a Sapphire though, first car I'd encountered with hydraulic tappets. I had it alongside a Jaguar that needed a new clutch and flywheel....... busy that week. :-D

My final job there was a complete rebuild of the engine on a big six cylinder Wolseley, the Foyles War type.

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New Whatsthisthen? 22/07/20

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Here we are. 29 points on offer for this

Why 29...well I have 29 pictures to play with with close ups of various elements of the vehicle at my disposal should assistance be required.

Now if I saw that, I wouldnt really have a decisive clue what it was. Hopefully I have doctored the image enough so that it will not match up immediately on a google image search, but no holds are barred, you can quite validly go down that route if you like.

There is always an different angle to tackle a question from though. Even knowing nothing at all about makes and models of cars, the question has obviously sprung from somewhere, perhaps things that take the interest of the question setter. Anyway bon voyage and bon chance! I will curate and chivvy on if necessary later in the day.
whatsthisthen Make and Model please
whatsthisthen Make and Model please
Regards Neil