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Those were the days:

Yes, those were the days.

1972.

When a man could load his Practika L with Gratispool film, pop his Hanimex lenses in his gadget bag, drive down to Kent in his Victor 101 and still hold his head high.



Name the other cars :-)


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Re: Those were the days:

Ford Corsair,Ford Zephyr or Ford Zodiac ? or rust buckets in them there days. Didn't see my old MGB GT in the pic
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Re: Those were the days:

Don't forget the flares, and hideous kipper tie the driver would have been wearing.

To the cars, I would add a Ford Escort, a Mini, and what looks like an Austin Maxi heading towards the camera, and an Austin A35 van heading towards the coast.

Interestingly, there is a total lack of 'cabbage crates', or anything remotely foreign looking. Those were indeed the days.

I don't know what time of day this was taken, but there seems to be very little traffic about by today's standards.
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Re: Those were the days:

Oh. The flares. The shoulder length hair. The beer at 10p a pint. The decade when even the sunsets were brown and beige.

This would probably been lunchtime on a Sunday, being as I was a hard working student and wouldn't have been swanning around town doing nothing would I..

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Don't forget the flares, and hideous kipper tie the driver would have been wearing.

To the cars, I would add a Ford Escort, a Mini, and what looks like an Austin Maxi heading towards the camera, and an Austin A35 van heading towards the coast.

Interestingly, there is a total lack of 'cabbage crates', or anything remotely foreign looking. Those were indeed the days.

I don't know what time of day this was taken, but there seems to be very little traffic about by today's standards.
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Re: Those were the days:

Well I can certainly see 2 Corsairs, a Mini, possibly a Fiat 124, a Vauxhall Velox, an A35 van, a Mk1 Escort, and possibly a Granada.
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Re: Those were the days:

1972 - I was working at Leyland Motors' Truck Service depot in Chorley. Our main vehicle which was giving us trouble was the Leyland Buffalo, with its 510 engine. An engine without a cylinder head!

I was just starting rallying small-scale, as a navigator in an Escort Mexico.

I bought my first new car in that year, a Hillman Imp, which contrary to expectations gave me no trouble whatsoever once I'd tightened up the nuts holding the sump on, which were loose ex-factory and the dealer didn't want to know. Ah, customer service isn't what it was, thank goodness!
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Re: Those were the days:

Bonjour,
By enlarging the photo,
I can say that the car on the left side behind the panel west gate is a renault 4 and the car below an old ford consul (corsair?) maybe the famous victor 101 that was almost a wreck at that time... At the top,a modern one that could be a ford taunus (in german version) ,say a pre-granada.
On the right side,the first one seems to be a fiat 128,followed by a mini,an escort (that looks like a renault 10),two corsairs and a 68 ford zephyr that my oncle owned with proud in Exeter for it was a 6 cylinders version !
Amazing as england was invaded by fords those days.
Now its hyundai,kia or samsung.The times there are a changing.
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Was this image taken near Maidstone by any chance?
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Was this image taken near Maidstone by any chance?
Nope, it's on the southern part of the Canterbury "bypass" which took the M2 A2 traffic and dumped it at the bottom end of town for no apparent reason..
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Re: Those were the days:

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I bought my first new car in that year, a Hillman Imp, which contrary to expectations gave me no trouble whatsoever once I'd tightened up the nuts holding the sump on, which were loose ex-factory and the dealer didn't want to know. Ah, customer service isn't what it was, thank goodness!
Owned an Imp around then mine was also pretty reliable. As I remember one won the British Saloon Car championship for umpteen years in a row.
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Re: Those were the days:

I remember taking going to see David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars at the Gaumont in Southamption in 1972. Smuggled my Zenith in. I think I still have a piccie of (the late great) Mick Ronson somewhere. Will have to dig it out and scan it!
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