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  • Alec Morgan, in reply to Thomas Johnson,

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    The long lost “Queen St” did not jostle for contender status upon its brief release or TV showing. Some of the crew obviously learnt heaps though. The location shoot is a real time capsule. The screen shot shows my first 60 Fairlane, powder blue “tankster” as we called ’em, to the right of characters. Around 15.00 in there are about 8 people sitting on it with 1 clunky continuity error.
    “sitting on the hood of a Dodge, drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain” sang the boss. Not in my car, bin full of ice, slippery Leopard lager cans and Muscato Bianco screw top ‘wine’.

    Tokerau Beach • Since Nov 2006 • 102 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Kebabette,

    A Standard Vanguard Phase III shown being assembled

    Which is two phases later than the Vanguard Phase I in David Hood’s card player pic upthread.

    Also the green car in that pic appears to be a Morris Series E, (aka E-type Morris) with the peculiar rear-opening doors, of which Islander has mixed memories.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3354 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Memories mixed, yep – but you always remember your first car eh?
    I looked at that second car and thought, I know you…but I’d have to see your grille-

    which you kindly provided -thanks Joe!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    I wonder, in 50 or 60 years time, will the PAS blogs of that time be filled with memories of bicycles? The first one, the one one went courting on, the family one, etc?

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Christopher Dempsey,

    Who knows?
    My Nanna, born in the 1890s, certainly remembered her first (and subsequent) horse/s, and her first car ride*...

    Maybe, she offers wistfully, folk of that distant future will remember their first solar-powered dirigible?

    *She never flew, aside from an up/down 5-minuter at an A&P show-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Christopher Dempsey,

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    memories of bicycles?

    I wonder? Kathmandu. 198?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5967 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Looking at - *ahem* - the original photos, it's amazing to see those old cars driven by young dudes. But back then, the cars would have been, what, 20 years old - the perfect age for a reasonably priced second-hand car.

    But now, all those young stallions with the sexual bellbottom trousers and the tight shirts, they're all older, balder, fatter, greyer. But I bet many of them still have the cars.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1849 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    memories of bicycles?

    We will almost certainly do a dedicated cycling thread at some stage, given the penchant of our host, and many posters, for said vehicle. That being the case, perhaps you could save up your cycling photos, or go out and take some more over summer even?

    Not that I'm trying to control what and when you post or anything. Well, maybe just a little bit. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2117 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Not that I’m trying to control what and when you post or anything. Well, maybe just a little bit. ;-)

    Okay. Where shall I put these images? ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5967 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Okay. Where shall I put these images? ;)

    Here, of course! Just ignore me. Not that you weren't going to anyway. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2117 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

    Here, of course! Just ignore me. Not that you weren’t going to anyway. ;-)

    Well, back on track then. This was an old friends Jaguar XJR sports series. Nice car. I could go for that. It is situated at another friends place 2008. The dirt indicates we had travelled 400km innit.:))

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5967 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Here 'tis

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5967 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

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    Mum, circa 1934.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3201 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Urquhart,

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    Station transport, early 50's. My grandfather driving, father/aunt the small blondes, the rest shearers/farmhands off to the "old" woolshed because the river was too high to bring the sheep across to the new one for shearing.

    Scanning the old albums is a current project here as well.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 140 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Funny story my dad told me once... he worked in the accounts department of the old NZ Motor Corp years ago, and during that time NZMC was getting CKD kits from what had become British Leyland. He recalls that many of the panels fit so badly that they had to be hammered into shape before welding. When they started bringing in Honda CKD's, they fit perfectly in place like a jigsaw, and the rest as they say is history.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4136 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    Bright Grey Holden on Mt Eden Rd, 2009. Immaculate.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Robert Urquhart,

    Great pic Robert. Those things were known as univeral carriers, or more commonly in NZ, bren gun carriers. An awful lot of them seem to have been flogged off to civilians after WW2. I remember a few derelict ones from my youth, but never saw a live one running. Here's a shot from a local wartime factory.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3354 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew E,

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    Not exactly a Flash Car, but a nice old motor, all the same. A Wolseley Six-Ninety spotted at the bottom of Boulcott Street, Wellington, in April 2006.

    174.77 x 41.28 • Since Sep 2008 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Tamsin6, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    My sister and her man collected old cars. She still has a Citroen light 15. These I imagine are still in that shed on his farm.

    Have only just seen this post Sofie - have been a bit teary-eyed looking through these as it was the kind of stuff I used to mull over with my Dad, and he isn't here to chat to anymore. His first car was a Citroen light 15, so proud of it, but unfortunately I can't get at the pics just now. Might have to ask my mum to dig them out. Lovely memories.

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 123 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Tamsin6,

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    but unfortunately I can’t get at the pics just now. Might have to ask my mum to dig them out. Lovely memories.

    I'm waiting for access to ours. I have some neat old stuff in my mind for here. :)

    For those who like Fords. This baby was taken at the Houhora Pub in 2007 on our way to Cape Reinga. I think the Landlord still owns it as I met someone recently at a pool comp who knew the car.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5967 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

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    A more colourful ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 805 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    ...Holden ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 805 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    ... Special, once aspiring to be a flash car ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 805 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    ... but not so well maintained. Yet it is well hearted by all those lovely kawakawa leaves.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 805 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to ChrisW,

    It's an EH. I had an HT, sedan, will place photo later. The EH, my bro had one, two tone aqua body, white on roof, house speakers and mattress, Raglan 1974, Crime Of The Century on cassett player, 6 pu boards on top, single fins all. Now he has a Merc SW.
    Now I have a 6 speed VW TSI golf to get there faster, playing MP3's, one board inside the car, roofrack still there, epoxy 3 fin.
    Rules change, change rules.
    P.S. one person's flash car is another's beater.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

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