Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Dec 2014, 10:38

If you haven't seen the glum aronde from the 2-tone thread here it is

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 21 Dec 2014, 14:19

I bet that ice cream van was a dead loss. Must have scared the kids something shocking with a face like that...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Dec 2014, 19:30

Stumbled across this today. A very colourful set of "Cartoons" telling LA histoire de la DS

For me at the moment its a case of looking through the pictures, and picking up the elements of the story as told from my schoolboy French...but it getting better all the time :)

The images are worth a look on their own just click on one than use the "next" arrow to move through the story.

So here is the Citroen DS21 Presidential just to preserve that all important relevant link to the thread!

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 21 Dec 2014, 19:37

That's a real treasure Neil, really delightful :-D

They look to be drawn in the same style as a Tintin adventure.. I wonder if it was the same artist..

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Dec 2014, 20:35

The artist is Thierry Dubois a mere youth seeing as he was born in 1963 :)

You are spot on Jim with the "TinTin" reference
french wiki as translated by googly translate

His unique style is inspired by the Belgian school of comics , "the clear line" . The car remains his specialty, and road environments signature. Working primarily for the press , it is also a passionate and a specialist in the history of roads, particularly the Route Nationale 7 . He is the author of several books on the subject very illustrated.
Once he's finished with the RN7, maybe he'll start on the A303 :)

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 21 Dec 2014, 20:41

He's younger than me! Not by much though!
NewcastleFalcon wrote: Once he's finished with the RN7, maybe he'll start on the A303 :)
We can only wish. I would like to suggest he begins by building the long-awaited tunnel under Stonehenge!

Even yesterday morning early it was a 'mare along there due to the winter solstice :twisted:

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 Dec 2014, 21:38

A303
NOT going the other way it wasn't... :)

or over the top via Upavon and Luggershall on the way back :)

Mk21 Spitfire.....note that Contra Prop and Griffon Engine ! puts a little re-map to shame !
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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Dec 2014, 00:17

Nice to see a Spitfire appearing at 21. Nearly got an appearance in at 12 when I posted up a pic of the Merlin V12 Engine.

I was wanting to get a decent video clip of the iconic sound of a Merlin spluttering into life, better still if there was an atmospheric night time backdrop, but rejected this rather poor quality effort-not quite what I was looing for.

Still here it is, with a nice bit of spitting fire, but not the audio or video that I was hoping to find.



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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Dec 2014, 07:17

Here's a nice French example from the 30's to start off the 22's,

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Post by citronut » 22 Dec 2014, 09:21

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
I was wanting to get a decent video clip of the iconic sound of a Merlin spluttering into life, better still if there was an atmospheric night time backdrop, but rejected this rather poor quality effort-not quite what I was looing for.

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this Merlin powered

http://www.hastingsmotorsheetmetalworks ... allery.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

if you scroll down through the gallery to "Special Bodies" and view thumb nails 2, 3, 4 and 5,

i counldnt work out hoiw to nick there photos :roll: #-o :oops: :wink:

was built by

http://www.hastingsmotorsheetmetalworks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

they had it at the last ( i think )

http://www.bexhill100mc.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

before they stopped having it on the Bexhill sea front/

http://www.discoverbexhill.com/bexhillmotorracing.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

they didnt run iton the road, but every time they got £75 squid in an animal charity box they would fire it up on one bank,

wow what a sound

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Dec 2014, 11:04

here you go

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Dec 2014, 17:42

Jay Leno's Garage did a piece on this Bentley with a Merlin Engine



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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Dec 2014, 19:52

Wolseley 18/22 wedge

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 22 Dec 2014, 20:36

I used to lust after a Princess when I was a teenager and I still think they look extremely good now. A BL design, like the SD1, that's stood the test of time really well. Shame they spoiled it totally with the Ambassador and an even bigger shame they didn't actually do as the advert tag-line suggested they had and got it all together... Sadly, they never did :(

Had they got it together maybe this forum would not exist or would have been called the BCF (British Car Forum)...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Northern_Mike » 22 Dec 2014, 21:41

CitroJim wrote:I used to lust after a Princess when I was a teenager and I still think they look extremely good now. A BL design, like the SD1, that's stood the test of time really well.
I do like the Princess, but I saw an SD1 recently and I was surprised to think it was really dated. The twin-plenum Vitesse, in silver, with the criss-cross alloys (not the fake Rostyle wheel trims) with the lower suspension still looks the part though.