Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Back to the Future and More.

Family friend Sarah is in the States at the moment and sent these photos of movie cars from Universal Studios. If you're a movie buff you will no doubt know them all. I confess I had to look at the signs behind them in most cases. Apart from the Flinstones and Back to the Future, of course.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Couple of Classics.

Went for a drive to Akitio today. Saw these at our lunch stop at Pongaroa.
Nice 1970 Vauxhall Cresta PC having an outing.
1974 Chrysler Valiant was very straight with a neat Pacer like paint job.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


A day trip to Wanganui yesterday resulted in these photos.
Cute little Morrie 1000 mobile billboard.
Very nice 1972 Rover P5B saloon parked in Wanganui.
The coupes are the desirable model, but somehow I don't think I could say "No" to one of these either
Near new Hall's Western Star, has only been on the road less than two months.
Passing through Sanson.
2013 Volvo hauling bread.
One of the many Linfox Mercedes Benz on the road of NZ.
This one from 2014.
Carr and Haslam is another big Benz user.
Scania still looking smart after 9 years on the road.
Another 9 year old rig would have done some hard work for McCarthys, but is still not getting a rest.
Higgin's 2014 Mack Trident looks almost new.
No rest for this 15 year old Foden, which must have done more than a million by now.
Two different model Freightliner Argosys greet at the intersection of Dundas Road and Wellington Road where State Highway 1 turns at Sanson.
Saw this in a field near Palmerston North.
I wasn't sure exactly what it was until someone on facebook identified it as a Guy.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Feilding Fotos

Max has sent some photos he took in Feilding recently.
WLT (Wairarapa Livestock Transport) 2015 Freightliner Argosy nicely posed.
A mixture of brands at the Feilding Saleyards.
Kenworth, Freightliner, Scania, Volvo.
2010 Kenworth K108 with the now superseded cab and its traditional grille.
2015 Kenworth K108 with the current cab and more modern grille.
2015 Kenworth T409 relocating half of a house.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Camera Fixed.

I've now got my compact camera repaired, so here are some recent snaps.
Western Star is carting away rubble from a building demolition in Masterton's main street.
Longtime Mercedes Benz user Linfox, delivering to Countdown Masterton.
This one a 3248.
Local car dealership owner 's pride and joy.
1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sport Coupe.
Another load of logs going through town, courtesy of McCarthy's Mercedes Benz 3248.
PTS Freightliner stopped ouitside my work, last week, to drop off this tractor.
This one actually taken with my good SLR camera. A '65 Chevy I saw in Palmerston North on Friday.
After walking around in the rain in Palmerston North for an hour on Friday, I decided to ring Max and see what he was up to. He offered to get the Jag out and come and take me back to his place for a cuppa....much appreciated, Max.

A Wet Day in Palmerston North.

On Friday I had to spend a few hours in Palmerston North waiting for a deck to be fitted on a new ute. I took my camera so I could walk around the industrial area taking truck photos. Here's what I got.
Volvo FH has just fuelled up and is on his way.
Light weight load on lightweight Isuzu.
Kenworth turns off Tremaine Ave into Malden Street
Another KW on Tremaine.
Emmetts Truck Service centre on Tremaine Ave has this futuristic unit painted on the wall.
Big Chill Scania heads west on Tremaine.
Ooops, got a spot of rain on the lens in this shot, which was hard to avoid in the conditions.
Nice to see a Foden still earning its keep.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Model Behaviour

Here are some of my favourite cars, in 1:43 scale, from my collection
This is a replica of the Queen Mother's Mk VII Jaguar, which was progressively up graded to Mk IX specs.As you can see it has the later one piece windscreen and heavier grille surround, but still retains the fully enclosing rear wheel spats, the single chrome strip running through the door handles and the short wrap around rear bumper of the Mk VII.
Both Mk VIII & Mk IX had a second chrome strip curving down to the rear guard to give a division line for two tone paint and rear bumpers which wrapped around the sides further.
This is manufactured by Oxford diecasts.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was a large car with a much lighter look than the standard S1 saloon.
Keith Richards had one of these in a mid blue colour which he named "Blue Lena", registered JLP400D.
This scale model is manufactured by Minichamps.
Another from the Oxford collection is this Daimler DS 420 which is well known as being the last Jaguar/Daimler produced using the XK Jaguar engine in its 4.2 litre form.
The last one was built in 1992.
The Mercedes Benz CLS saloon was available with several different engines including V6s and V8s.
This is a Minichamps model.
I always liked the Mercedes W124 saloon and over the years it has proven to be one Daimler-Benz's best loved models.
This was the model which first offcially became the E-Class. Previous to this the E had been used to identify the use of an injected engine.
The model shown here is actually a 400E which was only produced in LHD and had the 4.2 litre V8 under its bonnet..
Apparently, in RHD markets the E320 is the model to have, of the readily available models, with its 3.2 litre, twin-cam, in-line six.
This is also from Minichamps.