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wolfnowl

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Re: Love those Vehicles!!
« Reply #280 on: July 25, 2013, 02:28:09 AM »

Some images from the show on Sunday last:


1932 Ford Roadster by wolfnowl, on Flickr


1940 Ford Tudor by wolfnowl, on Flickr


1940 Ford Tudor by wolfnowl, on Flickr


1932 Ford Roadster by wolfnowl, on Flickr


1932 Ford Roadster by wolfnowl, on Flickr


1941 Chevy Tudor by wolfnowl, on Flickr


1935 Ford Tudor Pickup by wolfnowl, on Flickr

The yellow Chevy took me a couple of days to work on... Started with 16 images, shot handheld from about 3 feet away (to avoid the crowds), and combined those into two (overlapping) panoramas, then joined those two into one.  Could have used fewer images, but I wanted lots of overlap because of the angle/distortion.  Some overlay/masking and some healing to deal with stitching errors then a walk through Lightroom.

The last one's my favourite.

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« Reply #281 on: August 18, 2013, 09:47:45 PM »

For Rob:

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« Reply #282 on: August 19, 2013, 04:34:55 AM »

Funny how you can miss these threads once they drop below the immediate visual radar.

Mike, great Ford shots, and whilst I like your last one (your favourite) I think I prefer either the first of the fourth, probably the fourth (the c/up of the red light) because of the darkness surrounding the bright colour... interesting mood, mystery!

Slobodan: I can tell you something that is an amazing condemnation of the modern: my tiny Fiesta is but a fraction of the size of the Galaxie, but I would park the Galaxie any day in preference to the Fiesta. Reversing it is done by sound: scrape, bang or twang. You can see zilch lookiing out of the rear or rear side-windows. Well, you can see branches where there are high trees.

The last car that I owned that permitted easy reversing was my Humber Sceptre, bought in '74 and traded for the Fiat X1/9 in '79 - you could see all four corners. Reversing? On my later cars you couldn't/can't even see the front corners! Yet another example of the lost Golden Age! With the Fiat, if you flipped up the folding/disappearing headlights, you could get an indication of the front, sort of. The later Alfasud was certifiably blind going backwards. But it had a smashing Boxer engine!

Speaking of such Ages, I remember watching a music docu. of the Stones with Chuck Berry, where the camera goes to his motor museum... seems he clung onto all his wheels because he didn't like getting creamed by dealer trades, which you can deduce from his own songs.

http://youtu.be/BK_ZP6dN6sU

Sad end for a beautiful Caddy!

Rob C
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« Reply #283 on: September 24, 2013, 11:51:38 AM »

Some more blasts from the past.

Nope, no musical link: you obviously already know it already.

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« Reply #284 on: September 24, 2013, 10:50:41 PM »

Built for comfort, not speed.
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« Reply #285 on: September 25, 2013, 04:05:16 AM »

Built for comfort, not speed.


John, what on Earth was that when it was a car?

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« Reply #286 on: September 25, 2013, 09:27:49 AM »


John, what on Earth was that when it was a car?

Rob C
Obviously a Buick. Note the signature "Buick holes" on the side of the hood.
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« Reply #287 on: September 25, 2013, 11:08:08 AM »

Obviously a Buick. Note the signature "Buick holes" on the side of the hood.




May well be - though I thought the 'holes', from the 50s onwards, lived on the side of the wings.

Are these modified bodies street-legal in the States or just made for shows? Other than for driving on frozen lakes, I can't imagine a street where they wouldn't get beached! I'm led to believe that in today's Britain they wouldn't even manage ten feet. Here, they couldn't even move off the carpark. For the past thirty-two years the local council comes around every two or three years and dumps tar into the holes (road holes, not Buick); they have never surfaced the local road properly, but they do nonetheless collect the council rates for it in full every year...

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« Reply #288 on: September 25, 2013, 01:39:04 PM »

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« Reply #289 on: September 25, 2013, 01:42:25 PM »



May well be - though I thought the 'holes', from the 50s onwards, lived on the side of the wings.

Are these modified bodies street-legal in the States or just made for shows? Other than for driving on frozen lakes, I can't imagine a street where they wouldn't get beached! I'm led to believe that in today's Britain they wouldn't even manage ten feet. Here, they couldn't even move off the carpark. For the past thirty-two years the local council comes around every two or three years and dumps tar into the holes (road holes, not Buick); they have never surfaced the local road properly, but they do nonetheless collect the council rates for it in full every year...

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I stopped paying much attention to American cars after the fifties, but just about a week ago I was parked beside a quite new-looking car that I didn't recognize at all until I saw the old familiar holes on the side of the hood.

As for the car in John Lamb's photo, I certainly wouldn't try driving it to the Racetrack in Death Valley.

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Re: Love those Vehicles!!
« Reply #290 on: September 25, 2013, 06:19:15 PM »

Rob, it is a 1950 Buick Special Sedanette. According to NZ vehicle registration.
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« Reply #291 on: September 25, 2013, 06:22:59 PM »

A Ford V8 in Oamaru, NZ. Used every day.
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« Reply #292 on: September 25, 2013, 07:59:32 PM »

A Ford V8 in Oamaru, NZ. Used every day.
That's a beauty!
I wonder if it has a rumble seat, or just a "trunk" in the rear.
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« Reply #293 on: September 25, 2013, 09:10:39 PM »

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That's a beauty!
I wonder if it has a rumble seat, or just a "trunk" in the rear.

Thanks Eric. I have seen this around town a few times, but never found the owner to ask.
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« Reply #294 on: September 27, 2013, 05:57:33 PM »

1954 MG TF1250
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« Reply #295 on: September 27, 2013, 06:55:06 PM »

I had an infants school teacher who had a brand spanking new one of these in about 1957.

I was far too young and innocent to appreciate what astriking woman she was, but I did save my pocket money and buy a Dinky Toys model of it to try and impress her ..... at age 8.

Cheers for the memories,

Walter
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« Reply #296 on: September 27, 2013, 07:54:06 PM »

Happy days Walter.
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« Reply #297 on: September 28, 2013, 01:33:00 AM »

Thanks, folks!  I've missed this thread.

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« Reply #298 on: September 28, 2013, 09:01:14 PM »

1936 Triumph Gloria Southern Cross. Anyone have any info on the Triumph Southern Cross?
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« Reply #299 on: September 29, 2013, 01:52:58 AM »

I know nothing of that model but I do know that is is an exquisite image.

Cheers,

W
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