Tartan Travel Rugs and other Nostalgic Motoring Accessories

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Tartan Travel Rugs and other Nostalgic Motoring Accessories

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If you were a BMC customer in the 1960's you apparently had a bewildering choice of BMC approved "Travel Rugs" and Seat Covers. No not all tartans were catered for but these were:-


Ancient Cameron of Erracht
Anderson
Black Watch
Buchanan
Davidson of Tulloch
Lindsay
Macbeth
Macgregor
Macqueen
Royal Stewart
Dress Stewart
Wallace

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Always fancied running a pub called the Tart'n'Rug... Good fun designing the Pub Sign!

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I still have a couple of Tartan travel rugs.. Always one in the back of the Activa...

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Us too. Think it's what those of us a certain age do.
Have ditched the gas-mask, though.

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white exec wrote:Have ditched the gas-mask, though.
And I no longer carry a spare set of points and a condenser...

I still carry a spare litre of LHM though...

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CitroJim wrote:I still carry a spare litre of LHM though...
Likewise.
Must own up to some spare coolant, too - although never needed it at all on our recent 5000km to Scotland and back.
Old cars and all that. Twenty this summer :P

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I carry nothing apart from my warm coat, Green Flag membership and a credit card. If I'm on a longish journey, a bottle of water (to drink), a banana and some chocolate.

In the boot I have a warning triangle, 4 hi-viz vests and a spare bulb kit.

I don't have an LHM car now, but when I did I gave up carrying spare LHM as it became apparent that in most cases of a leak (in my experience anyway) it'd p**s a litre out quicker than you could pour one in!

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Small soft carpet "box" that Velcro's to the side of the boot. All of the things below fit inside it.

Haynes book, for use by the AA man :)
Wheel nut removal (extendable) bar,
1ltr LHM,
Warning Triangle,
Yellow Day-glow Bib,
Torch/Flasher,
Mini ratchet/socket/bit set + 5 common spanners,
amalgamating tape,
2ltr oil
2ltr water
Screen wash
1mtr square plastic sheet for kneeling on
Plastic Gloves/Small bottle of Swafega and some baby wipes

Credit Card and AA Card :)

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The tartan rugs were £2 19s 6d. In 1965. In 1966 you could have have had 6 World Cup final standing tickets for the price of a BMC approved tartan rug plus another tanner!
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Here is an accessory I used to carry around with me in my 1969 Austin mini 1000

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Here is an accessory I used to carry around with me in my 1969 Austin mini 1000

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I know someone who still does!!!

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Stickyfinger wrote:Small soft carpet "box" that Velcro's to the side of the boot. All of the things below fit inside it.

Haynes book, for use by the AA man :)
Wheel nut removal (extendable) bar,
1ltr LHM,
Warning Triangle,
Yellow Day-glow Bib,
Torch/Flasher,
Mini ratchet/socket/bit set + 5 common spanners,
amalgamating tape,
2ltr oil
2ltr water
Screen wash
1mtr square plastic sheet for kneeling on
Plastic Gloves/Small bottle of Swafega and some baby wipes

Credit Card and AA Card :)

The crap I ferry around in my car is somewhat fluid but the only overlap with your list is the telescopic wheelbrace and socket set.
Never any LDS, oil or water.
Tempting fate I know but have never needed any.
I did buy a litre of LDS at Wetherby one year, ages ago now, and dumped it in the reservoir.
That was in the previous car though.

Really should get a new jack though - the one that came with the car is a Toyota one and somewhat mangled - came like that!

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I carry a small emergency toolkit in the Activa that will do most jobs. It packs into a briefcase-type case and has rescued a few cars now but never my own!!!

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When I got my C5 the jack was buckled and useless. First trip to the scrappy found (amongst other things) a nice looking jack for a C5, £10.

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Like Jim, I carry a small plastic 'briefcase' in the boot, containing multimeter, few spare fuses, a length of connecting wire, few small handtools, small torx/driver set, roll of gaffer and self-amal tape, few cable ties and hose clips, and a couple of H1's etc.

Also in the boot is a telescopic wheel brace, and a torque wrench (never trust tyre depots), and a 12v tyre pump. For international/major treks, also throw in a recently purchased small low-profile trolley jack - not a lot of fun with the scissor variety. Piece of carpet covers the boot floor, and doubles as kneeling mat. Fortunately, XM boots are v-a-s-t.

Traffic laws here require carrying of two warning triangles, a fluorescent bib for each occupant (for motorway breakdowns), and a spare pair of prescription specs (if you wear for driving).

Almost never need any of it - but Sod's Law still operates. Main use has been on other folks' cars!