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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Sep 2016, 20:49

harryp wrote:Whilst on the subject of steam trains, the Flying Scotsman is currently running up and down the Severn Valley Railway!
...and the Tornado is going to be there as well! I would definitely be out with my camera if I was within day-out range. :)

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Sep 2016, 16:51

..wrong thread!

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by harryp » 22 Sep 2016, 14:13

BSF, Whitworth? :-D

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2016, 14:24

harryp wrote:BSF, Whitworth? :-D
:rofl2:

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Sep 2016, 15:35

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
harryp wrote:Whilst on the subject of steam trains, the Flying Scotsman is currently running up and down the Severn Valley Railway!
...and the Tornado is going to be there as well! I would definitely be out with my camera if I was within day-out range. :)

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This is the sort of image I would like to take.

Its worth clicking through to view, so the original photographer gets the credit! Its a chap called Keith Wilkinson and he must have been standing somewhere in the middle of the river to get the shot! :) ...and if you click through a few of his photos you will see that that superb image was by no means a one-off.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by harryp » 22 Sep 2016, 15:55

Well worth it Neil; as you say, excellent photography.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2016, 17:43

That's a lovely shot and taken on the Severn Valley Railway which is always worth a visit... Possibly one of the best preserved railways in the country along with the West Somerset and the Gloucester and Warwickshire...

The Severn Valley Railway are about to spend £5M on Bridgenorth station and their depot there. It is going to be exponentially expanded :D

It's also good to see there are a good few other new builds of steam locomotives following in the wheel tracks of Tornado :D

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 24 Sep 2016, 22:40

Today I had a spot which is definitely in keeping with my usual subject of "they were everywhere 20 years back but now are all but extinct."

This absolutely mint B plate (so one of the last before the facelift) Nissan Cherry 1.3 SGL spotted today in the Halfords car park in MK.

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Given that it's basically a Sunny hatchback, the Cherry always looked a lot more interesting to me. We had a C plate 1.3 SGL Maxima back in the mid 90s, remember very much liking it. Massive, massive step forward from anything we'd had before in terms of performance, equipment and comfort. Remember as a 10 year old being fascinated by the fact that *everything* in terms of text inside the car was orange too.

Probably as rare as my Lada in the background these days!

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Sep 2016, 22:57

Zelandeth wrote: This absolutely mint B plate (so one of the last before the facelift) Nissan Cherry 1.3 SGL spotted today in the Halfords car park in MK.
The car you spotted Zel is no stranger to the internet, wonder if they all had "Datsun" on the hatchback, or whether the owner just tagged on a badge for fun!

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I passed my driving test in a second generation Nissan Cherry. Driving Instructor just got it, and I had an hour to get used to the new car before going for the test.

like this.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 24 Sep 2016, 23:31

The Datsun badge was present on that generation - it was only dropped in 85 when the facelifted version came out.

Got to love 70s era Jap cars when they were so blatantly trying to look like miniaturised versions of US muscle cars - Seem to recall that the Mitsubishi Colt from that time in particular did a very passable impression of a tiny Mustang.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Sep 2016, 21:39

Back to the 20's or 30's for todays spot within 5 minutes of each other, a pair of open-top green Bentleys in Northumberland...must be something on.

They are easy id's because there are so few of them, and any that do exist and are active, photographed regularly, and highly likely to be in the Owner's Club, or a Vintage Sports Car Club, or take part in vintage rallies.

So despite not having my camera to hand, here's the very vehicle I saw today. Bentley 1924 3-Litre.

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Now the other one I have forgotten the reg for...but it looked pretty much the same!

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Oct 2016, 06:24

Don't put you box brownies away now that the nights are drawing in, and windscreen-scraping is not far away, Autumn and Winter offer some fantastic photo opportunities as you are out and about even if "the Classic car" may be thinner on the ground. I mean you may spot a shot like this as you drive round the corner.....plonk your own vehicle in front of it and snap away :-D

from http://www.wowamazing.com/architecture/ ... n-germany/

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 06 Oct 2016, 07:00

Driven past that but never actually been in it^

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 06 Oct 2016, 09:31

I love the colours of autumn and will see what I can do ;)
NewcastleFalcon wrote:and windscreen-scraping is not far away
One of the joys of commuting by bike.. No windscreen to scrape and no windows to steam up although under some circumstances my riding glasses do!

One thing I have to do with my glasses is swap the lenses from the dark polarised summer ones to the yellow autumn/winter ones.. Those lenses enhance low light and bathes the world in a warm yellow glow - a bit like autumn!

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 06 Oct 2016, 09:50

There's a nice but not so elaborate chateau in the Midlands.

http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/chateau ... -19312253&