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Musings of a curious individual

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2016 (2)

I am sure many are saying “Yes but what about *insert name here*? I never saw it on page 1?”


Anybody that grew up in the 60’s or 70’s will remember the iconic tail lights of the Ford Cortina. I do not recall another car with these shaped lights, although Mercedez Benz must have been perturbed that their corporate identity was being impinged on.  We had a lot of similar Ford models in South Africa when I was young although i suspect some of the names were different and some of the specifications were too. There were a lot of Fords on display at the festival, and trying to remember which was which is another story altogether.

Ford Zephyr

Ford Zephyr

Ford Anglia

Ford Anglia

Ford Zephyr

Ford Zephyr

Ford Capri XL

Ford Capri XL

Ford Granada GXL

Ford Granada GXL

Ford Sierra XR4i

Ford Sierra XR4i

Ford Zodiac

Ford Zodiac

Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular

Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

 
Ford Model A (1929)

Ford Model A (1929)

A brief pause for breath…

The major German manufacturers were present too, Volkswagen and Mercedez Benz. Both were popular in South Africa, although I think the British had a love affair with the Kombi. There were a number of Beetles on display, but not as many as I had seen on the roads when I still in South Africa. My first car was a Beetle, but I grew to hate that particular vehicle and its propensity to cost me vast amounts of money. Of special interest was the Heinkel bubble car, these are indeed rare beasties, and I managed a good look at this one.

Volkswage 411 Variant

Volkswagen 411 Variant

Heinkel Trojan 1963

Heinkel Trojan (1963)

Mercedes Benz 230S

Mercedes Benz 230S

VW Camper van

VW Camper van

VW Kombi "Barndoor" (1954)

VW Kombi “Barndoor” (1954)

Karmann Ghia

Karmann Ghia

Volkswagen 1600

Volkswagen 1600

VW Beetle Cabriolet

VW Beetle Cabriolet

VW Camper van

VW Camper van

 
Porsche

Porsche

 Some of these I can ID, some I cannot, and these images are of cars that caught my eye.

 

 
Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Giuletta

Alfa Romeo Giuletta

Chevy Sedan Delivery (1953)

Chevy Sedan Delivery (1953)

Vauxhall Viva 1300

Vauxhall Viva 1300

Amilcar C4 (1923)

Amilcar C4 (1923)

Plymouth Belvedere Sports Sedan (1956)

Plymouth Belvedere Sports Sedan (1956)

Fiat 126 bis (1988)

Fiat 126 bis (1988)

Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet El Camino

Buick Le Sabre (1961)

Buick Le Sabre (1961)

Studebaker

Studebaker

Opel Monza 3.0E

Opel Monza 3.0E

Bugatti Lagonda

Bugatti Lagonda

Citroen CX Prestige

Citroen CX Prestige

Citroen 2CV

Citroen 2CV

 
No idea

No idea

 
Unidentified

Unidentified

 
Dodge

Dodge

 
"The Rat"

“The Rat”

 
WW2 Jeep

WW2 Jeep

 
Citroen

Citroen

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