Saturday, August 22, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Among the clean-out items at my work, there were many photos of new and used cars. Presumably these were used for newspaper advertising. Here's a Chrysler Valiant selection.
|AP6 sedan introduced for 1965 model year.|
|VC was introduced for 1966.|
|Station wagons were called Safari. This is another VC.|
|New for 1967 was the VE|
|VFs were introduced in 1969 .|
All of the above models used the 225 cubic inch "slant six" engine, in standard form, but the 273 c.i. V8 was an option.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
My daughter, Alice, discovered another photo that she didn't send to me when she was in Missouri. She took a photo of this car because it had a funny name and thought it maybe something special.
|It is, of course, a Tesla Model S. |
Fully electric, with a range of up to 430 kms and capable of accelerating from 0 to 100kph in under 3 seconds.
Petrol consumption and emissions are both zero.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Last week the new sign arrived at my work.
|Transported to Masterton on 8 axles by PTS.|
The tractive unit is a 2014 Renault Premium 460.32.
|Local company, McAuley's Transport supplied their 2003 DAF 85CF and Palfinger to lift it off...|
|... and get it vertical.|
Saturday, August 1, 2015
During the clean out at my work, we found these photos going back to the days when the previous company was a Hillman, Chrysler Valiant and Dodge dealership.
|O'Connor's General Carriers Commer loaded up with timber for Beazley Homes.|
I think that this may have been TS3 powered, as I don't remember the petrol models having a vertical air intake, which has lost its lid, in this photo.
|O'Connors again. This time a K model Dodge, which apparently was fitted with the Chrysler (Cummins) V6.|
|This Dodge lime spreader of O'Connors probably had the Perkins 6 cylinder (6.354).|
|Although similar to the above vehicle, Des O'Connor was apparently a different operator to O'Connor's Carriers.|