Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8636
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 571

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Oct 2016, 14:27

myglaren wrote:Certainly recognise the boot arrangement but putting a name to it is not happening :(
only a couple of handfulls of them made in the early 1950's....that one is 1952 so not something you are likely to come across very often, although a regular appearer at owners club events for what you might call its parent marque.

The event location is almost given away with the AA Box number....they didn't have to move it far to take up its place at the museum.

Regards Neil

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8636
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 571

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Oct 2016, 19:37

...not my best bit of photo-editing!

...is the view from the front any help?

Image

Regards Neil

elma
Posts: 3745
Joined: 13 May 2007, 02:17
x 212

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by elma » 15 Oct 2016, 22:43

It's a Marauder Tourer.

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 16266
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 539

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by myglaren » 15 Oct 2016, 22:47

I wonder if that rear end was used for something else then? I don't recognise the name.

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8636
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 571

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Oct 2016, 23:07

elma wrote:It's a Marauder Tourer.
Yes that's the one..just a handfull made. The rear may have a passing resemblance to the Rover P4 on which it was based.
From Wiki-Marauder Cars

Marauder Cars was a British car company founded by Rover engineers George Mackie and Peter Wilks. The pair left the Rover Company in 1950 to form Wilks, Mackie and Company to exploit their idea of a two-seater sports car (the Marauder) based on the new Rover 75 chassis. Manufacturing started in Dorridge, West Midlands and later in Kenilworth, Warwickshire between 1950 and 1952. In 1951, the company name was changed to the Marauder Car Company.
Pic courtesy of Ethelredthepetrolhead-RSR/RP6C Rally 2016 Gallery on flikr-Lakeland Motor Museum-Ulverston, Cumbria.

Regards Neil

Gibbo2286
Posts: 3929
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 505

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 16 Oct 2016, 10:25


User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2016, 11:16

Wow! That's amazing stuff and could well be the future...

A very interesting article. Thanks for posting it Gibbo :D

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8636
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 571

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Oct 2016, 15:50

With our Eastern European trio remaining unidentified...I'll let them fester for now....

Image

Time to get bang on topic for French Car Chat, with a bit of French car Whatsthisthen?

You can always rely on Francois Roussel to come up with a nice drawing of the month in Gazoline Magazine so whats the nice pair shown here?

Image

A lot of the intended humour in the attached descriptions gets very much lost in the google translation!

Gazoline Magazine has a tag line...."vivre au quotidien la voiture ancienne" translated as "live everyday the old car". I am sure its a pretty good read if your French is up to scratch :-D

Regards Neil

User avatar
Zelandeth
Donor 2016
Posts: 3248
Joined: 17 Nov 2014, 00:36
x 267

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Zelandeth » 21 Oct 2016, 16:46

That's not a Panhard is it?

Gibbo2286
Posts: 3929
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 505

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 21 Oct 2016, 16:52

Zelandeth wrote:That's not a Panhard is it?
Looks like it a PL 17 Dyna I think.

Gibbo2286
Posts: 3929
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 505

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 21 Oct 2016, 17:11

Your blue van/minibus is a Polish Nysa.

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 21 Oct 2016, 17:13

Yes, definitely a Panhard...

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8636
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 571

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Oct 2016, 18:39

Gibbo2286 wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:That's not a Panhard is it?
Looks like it a PL 17 Dyna I think.
Zelandeth wrote:That's not a Panhard is it?
CitroJim wrote:Yes, definitely a Panhard...
Well done, Zel gets it with the first answer, and Gibbo gets it for precision, and Jim....your confirmation is correct but unfortunately no "Old engine Oil" prize this time :-D . I am going to assume that the vehicle in the rear is just too one-spanner. The attached caption from the magazine reads...
From "Gazoline"
Citroën mange du Panhard !
Tout un symbole. La Panhard PL 17 s'apprête à tirer sa révérence en ce printemps 1965. Derrière, la klaxonnant sans ménagement, la 2 CV AZU lui rappelle qu'il est temps de lui laisser sa place sur les chaînes du quai d'Ivry. Un sacré revirement de situation pour la marque doyenne qui abandonnera là toute ambition automobile.
(Par François Roussel)
Google translates this as
Citroën eat Panhard!
A symbol. The Panhard PL 17 is about to bow out in spring 1965. Behind honking bluntly, the 2CV AZU reminds him it's time to leave his place on the chains of Ivry dock. Quite a turnaround for the Dean brand abandon here all automobile ambition.
(By François Roussel)
The Gazoline link above takes you to a page of Francois Roussel's "drawings of the month" click on an image and you get the little narrative behind the picture, which you can use google to help or hinder with the translation :!:

I love that style of drawing-Thierry Dubois and Jean Luc Delvaux being two other illustrators who also produce absolutely brilliant drawings in that style.

Regards Neil

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8636
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 571

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Oct 2016, 19:05

Gibbo2286 wrote:Your blue van/minibus is a Polish Nysa.
Yes! Well done Gibbo....the other two should follow on pretty easily knowing that. I do like the look of the Nysa.

Regards Neil

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 22 Oct 2016, 06:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote: and Jim....your confirmation is correct but unfortunately no "Old engine Oil" prize this time :-D .
No worries Neil,

I only drink this anyway :)

Image

I'm always up for a nice cup of speciality Rooibos tea though ;)