Find the answer in the FCF..

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mickthemaverick wrote:
31 May 2020, 20:56
That was back in the day when the purple range of colours was used in lots of ways as a celebratory colour:

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The Morris Million, another example of Austin-Rover using purple to celebrate. Nowadays it has become more of a funeral colour sadly!! :(
I quite liked the colour. Not the moggy though.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
31 May 2020, 21:13
Didn't know about those Mick so for me another gem unearthed.

Read a bit more here which is an interesting and detailed piece on them down to Kevin Philpot an 18 year old apprentice and his boot badge adapting skills. It is an excellent read and some excellent pictures.

https://drive-my.com/en/blogs/entry/mor ... story.html

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That was a good read Neil, thanks. I knew about the cars because I remember going up the road one morning, yes with my mate Bob, to look at the new purple car in Eustace Watkins showroom just round the corner from our houses. When we got there we were amazed to see the 1000000 badge on the back. It turned out that they were ferrying that car around their dealerships as a general marketing ploy. The car stayed there for about 3 weeks I think and we did go and see it on a couple more occasions while walking round to the Library! Memory of the interior is clear as a bell, it was radically different from the red leather in my first Minor which I got about 6 years later, long before I could drive!! :-D

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The author of that article descibed the 350 cars produced as being the first example of the "marketing" special edition.

One of the 4000 threads which the Off topic Chat Lounge has found to talk about is The Special Edition. Plenty good stuff to revisit and add to there :-D

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Hands up those who didn't spot the mistake in my original Morris 1,000,000 posting?

I have corrected it now but compare the picture now to the original one in Steve's quote to see what I mean #-o :-D

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It was portrayed as Left Hand Drive, fair enough 30 LHD ones produced, but the Numberplate was reversed/mirror image as well!

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Indeed it was but had you noticed before I did? :-D

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I just let it go mick!

I wonder if you have considered Gibbo's snowy whats this then today? I am about to put a black and white tarted about with image up on the whatsthisthen? thread. Try a first reaction and you never know it may come up with the goods.....

Dont think it...just react :-D

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Yes I have had a play around with it trying to "melt" the snow and complete the rest of the car but it didn't really help because I could only see it for what it was!! :-D

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An easy question to answer if you Google it (or DDG it !), and you should be ashamed of yourself if you know the answer already :-D

What links John Deacon (he of Queen fame) and a Morris Minor ?

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I'm ashamed of myself!!
Spoiler: show
Morris Minor and the Majors?
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Hang your head in shame for knowing that :lol:

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bobins wrote:
31 May 2020, 22:54
Hang your head in shame for knowing that :lol:
I would do but the anorak hood won't stretch far enough to hang my head! :oops: :-D

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bobins wrote:
31 May 2020, 22:46
An easy question to answer if you Google it (or DDG it !), and you should be ashamed of yourself if you know the answer already :-D

What links John Deacon (he of Queen fame) and a Morris Minor ?
Well after dredging all my accumulated Morris Minor knowledge I came up with this too
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..And if you get the chance Bobins have a pop over to Whatsthisthen? and do the ink blot test on my messed about photo of gibbo's snowy car...first thing that comes into your head.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
31 May 2020, 14:45
Well this didn't take much predicting, Vanden Plas HQ as of this time last year.

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