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Re: Quick Quiz

Post by badger » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:46 pm

My dad had a Weyman bodied Riley Monaco - he pushed it off a cliff rather than repair the rotting fabric.

Weren't some Gurney Nutting Bentleys Weyman too?


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Re: Quick Quiz

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:53 pm

Yes, many coachbuilders, in the UK and abroad, took out licences to produce bodies on Weymann principles.


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Re: Quick Quiz

Post by Darren C » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:51 pm

Roger,

It's amazing your discussing J Gurney Nutting on here!

I had the great pleasure of knowing John Blatchley the chief designer at Gurney Nutting from the mid 1930's. I spent many hours with him in his home in Hastings discussing his time at GN and looking through all the most amazing pencil and water colour sketches of body designs. He also recalled many stories of Richard Blacker Douglas (the designer he took over from responsible for many of the WO Bentley bodies you are discussing). I wrote a nice article about John in our RREC magazine a few years back after his death in 2008 age 94.
I am fortunate enough to own an ORIGINAL un-molested Gurney Nutting Bodied Sedanca de ville from the HR Owen design book of 1935, John went through the design and construction of this body with me and early proposals for integral trunks which didn't happen until 37. I am eternally grateful for him spending the time with me as I said earlier, those in the know have mostly passed on.


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Re: Quick Quiz

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:30 pm

Without wanting to sound like an old f*rt, I think it's at least in part, an age thing. If you look at Josh, with an Se5a and Coupe, he's got an interest in cars that are in the 40 - 50 years old age group. When I was his age, the cars that were 40 - 50 years old were vintage Bentleys, Bugattis, etc. (as well as humbler marques, of course). My father's first car, in the early sixties (only a Morris, I'm afraid) still had suicide doors, separate headlights, and an opening windscreen.

It's easy to forget just how far we've come, in a short period of time - the lifetime of us postwar baby boomers encompasses virtually half the entire history of motoring. That means that when I was a car-mad teenager, looking for books on cars (especially old cars and the history of motoring), in the local library, they were more likely than not, about vintage cars.

So, I grew up with coachbuilt pre-war classics as an integral part of what the classic car hobby was all about. :D


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Another quiz question

Post by Oldconn » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Jim started the ball rolling, and it seems to have caught all our interest, so here's another one ; not sure what topic/thread it should be in - Mods advise? - Anyhow, I came across this rare beasty on Sunday , can you name it? http://www3.snapfish.fr/hpphotocenter_f ... =SPIClink/; Just one clue - it4s not French :wink:

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Re: Another quiz question

Post by Oldconn » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:23 pm

If you want to cheat, you can scan across the thumbnails to the next frame.............but don't give it away too soon! :lol:


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Re: Another quiz question

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Oldconn wrote:Jim started the ball rolling, and it seems to have caught all our interest, so here's another one ; not sure what topic/thread it should be in - Mods advise? - Anyhow, I came across this rare beasty on Sunday , can you name it? http://www3.snapfish.fr/hpphotocenter_f ... =SPIClink/; Just one clue - it4s not French :wink:
Looks like a Triumph Italia to me :)

(oh, and what thumbnails?....)


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Re: Another quiz question

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:03 pm

Oldconn wrote:not sure what topic/thread it should be in - Mods advise?
There isn't a specific section for quizzes - they seem to appear in Car Shows, Non-Technical, Photography, etc, depending on the context. I'm not sure that we really have enough to merit having a specific section for them. Personally I'd only worry if the section was blatantly inappropriate? :)


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Re: Another quiz question

Post by Oldconn » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:04 pm

Well, that didn't last long did it! Right first time! Couldn't you see the thumbnails, Roger? Maybe they don't open for everyone. The remaining pics of a great day out are in another post :D


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Bit of a quiz

Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:58 pm

Right forum members, let's see how well you know your cars, with a bit of a difference.
Simple really, name the car, make or manufacturer in these photos.

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Number 1

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Number 2

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Number 3

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Number 4

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Number 5

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Number 6

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Number 7

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Number 8

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Number 9

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Number 10

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Number 11

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Number 12, careful not as obvious as you may think

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Number 13
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Number 14

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Re: Bit of a quiz

Post by Oaksey » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:27 pm

2. Lotus?
7. Mustang? Really doubt that one though.
9. Morgan? :lol:


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Re: Bit of a quiz

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:32 pm

I don't recognise it, but number 1 looks like something by Sbarro, also could number 11 be British Leyland? :lol: (or, more seriously, maybe Citroen?)


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Re: Bit of a quiz

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:36 pm

Oh, and number 13 - Reliant? (or is that no. 3 - I'm confused... :roll: :oops: )


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Re: Bit of a quiz

Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:44 pm

Both Alvis CVR(T) - I think 13 is a Scimitar, so is 3 the Scorpion?
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Re: Bit of a quiz

Post by doncontrols » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:45 pm

5 is Vauxhall



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