Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cars and Planes

Max has sent some more interesting pics.
Interesting photo of an NAC Fokker Friendship F27 being refuelled by a "Mobiljet" tanker towed by an S Bedford.
The hills in the background suggest to me that this is either at Palmerston North or Paraparaumu.
NAC and later Air New Zealand had a fleet of Friendships serving the smaller airfields throughout the country.
All of those have gone......
....but I know there is still one Friendship being operated by Airworks Flight Operations.
I managed to snap it at Blenheim last year, but accidentally deleted it. One of the disadvantages of digital photography.
However, I found this almost exact replica of my photo on Wikimedia Commons.
The Friendship could always be identified by its characteristic ear-piercing whistle from its two Rolls Royce Darts.
Max's '58 Vauxhall Velox PA from 1958.
I liked the three piece rear screen of this model.
Later he had a '62 model, which by now had a one piece rear screen, a larger grille and smaller taillights.
1935 Morris 8 with luggage box.
1969 Triumph Herald Coupe, Morris 8 series E, Austin A55 or A60 van.
I remember as an apprentice mechanic making oneself scarce if an A60 van required an oil filter change.
A ridiculously time consuming operation.
A better view of the Herald Coupe.
Its a pity the photographer hadn't moved his angle a little and got the '49/'50/'51 Ford  (can't tell without seeing the front) in the frame.
1965 Prince Gloria.
Prince Motors was merged with Nissan in 1966, but the Prince name was still used on some models after this date.
1955 Austin A30.
Lovely 1936 Ford V8 Fordor.
I took this pic in Cambridge last week.
1948 Chrysler New Yorker.
So nice I had to take a rear shot as well.
It was LHD and just looked superb in gloss black, shining chrome and whitewall tyres.

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