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10 hours ago, nzcarnerd said:

Another 'smile' photo.....

 

 

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West German Goggomobil, introduced at the 1954 Frankfurt Auto Show. Produced right up to the summer of 1969, the version with the smallest 250 cc engine, was aimed at those with and old German Motorcycle licence.

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14 hours ago, dictator27 said:

Federal maybe?

 

I had a better look at it and I can read DIAMOND on it - Diamond T I guess although I am not familiar with the logos from that era.

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About 300 of these Renault Celtaquatres were sold in New Zealand in the late 1930s. They were marketed as Renault 12s, as I guess most would not have been able to pronounce the original name easily.

 

 

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Today, 3 February, is the 90th anniversary of the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, in 1931. It resulted in 256 deaths, caused major damage to roads and infrastructure in the area, and flattened the business districts of the towns of Napier and Hastings. Napier was rebuilt with many Art Deco style buildings and in recent years has 'celebrated' with an annual Art Deco festival. I was intending to attend this year's event - to be held in a couple of weeks - with my Studebaker which was sold new in Napier just a few months before the earthquake but unfortunately a, hopefully temporary, downturn in my health has meant I have had to cancel the trip. It is a 400 mile drive and would have been a struggle. I hope to make the trip next year.

 

This phot was taken in Hastings in the aftermath of the quake.

 

 

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The Tourist Motor Company imported five cars for a local tobacco 'magnate', three Studebaker Presidents and two Pierce-Arrows. As far as I know all five cars have survived.

 

 

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The caption on this one is self explanatory. The Mt Cook Company owned a several Darracqs from was early as 1903. Their 1905 car has survived and is the 'club' car of the Southland Branch of the NZVCC.  One of their 1907 six cylinder cars found its way to the US in recent years and has received a top class restoration.

 

 

 

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In 1936, at Western Springs stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, an 'Old Crocks' event was held, sponsored by the local Automobile Association. I think there were a few 'dodgy-looking' characters present.

 

From a contemporary newspaper report -  "The cars present (and dates were very approximate) were 1913-14 Ford sports model (L. McEnteer), 1912 Ford (M Schmidt), 1895 Benz motor buggy (Auto Parts Ltd), 1912 Pierce Arrow (J Charteris), 1913 Studebaker (Mrs V Buchan), 1910 Sunbeam (E J Goodhew), 1909 Hupmobile (A Lewis), Schacht motor buggy (T M Sharp), 1910 Pierce Arrow and Sizaire-Naudin (H Johnston), Austin (J Seabrook), 1912 Wolseley (J Sanderson), 1910 Argyle (Merv Hardy), 1905 Darracq (H Walker) 1914 Zedel (Pontle) and 1914 F.N. (T Haslip). Plus there was an International buggy owned by JA Messenger of Anzac Ave which took the prize for best preserved car."

 

 

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20 hours ago, nzcarnerd said:

A Twin Six in a parade, in Quebec I think.

 

 

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Yes, Quebec, first series twin six.  Don't know who owned the car then, but the last I knew, it is in Switzerland. 

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On 2/1/2021 at 5:41 PM, nzcarnerd said:

Another Saurer bus. This one looks to have a French plate. 1938(?) Packard in the background.

 

Does anyone recognise the uniforms?

 

I suspect the photo dates from pre WW2.

 

 

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I believe the uniforms are Italian. 

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My grandfather in front of the two busses, I think this picture was made mid 20's . No idea of the car brand they used to make the bus. 

Registration nr of both is groningen, in the north of the netherlands where he and we are still living . 

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On 2/3/2021 at 1:36 AM, nzcarnerd said:

About 300 of these Renault Celtaquatres were sold in New Zealand in the late 1930s. They were marketed as Renault 12s, as I guess most would not have been able to pronounce the original name easily.

 

 

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To my eye this looks a lot like a 7/8 sized 1937 Ford. I like it.

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53 minutes ago, ericmac said:

To my eye this looks a lot like a 7/8 sized 1937 Ford. I like it.

 

Quite a few European makes mimicked elements of American styling through the late 1920 and 1930s. Particularly with the larger German models - eg Horchs - it confuses some when trying to identify them - there are suggestions of an American make but often there are hints of more than one make on the one car.

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Here's the local Hudson dealer in the late 30s. It later became the AMC/Rambler dealer and this location was open into the 80s. Unfortunately it's just an empty lot now, but the Peterson company is still in business.

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And here's some demolition work:

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From the annual Vehicle Yearbook a hardbound multi page volume that gave a listing of body, chassis, axle etc manufacturers to the industry that catered to same. Also a listing ( with address, officers etc) of all vehicle manufacturers and body manufacturers. This is from the 1918 edition does not mention the body designer or manufacturer. It notes the car is an 8 passenger on the "48" chassis. Note at lower left is the supplier of the photograph Ware Bros. who produced Motor Vehicle Monthly magazine  as well as this annual volume..

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3 hours ago, Walt G said:

From the annual Vehicle Yearbook a hardbound multi page volume that gave a listing of body, chassis, axle etc manufacturers to the industry that catered to same. Also a listing ( with address, officers etc) of all vehicle manufacturers and body manufacturers. This is from the 1918 edition does not mention the body designer or manufacturer. It notes the car is an 8 passenger on the "48" chassis. Note at lower left is the supplier of the photograph Ware Bros. who produced Motor Vehicle Monthly magazine  as well as this annual volume..

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Walt,  looks like a typical Pierce Arrow body to me!

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19 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

Walt,  looks like a typical Pierce Arrow body to me!


Your car had an accident........tomorrow.🤯

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I thought it a bit odd that the only running board was a fold down one for the rear door, also to get to the front seat you had to walk through the middle of the front seat once in the car? Front fenders shaped  back to eliminate running board for front passengers due to no front doors. "bobbed" rear fenders. Lots going on here if you look at the car,  Quite possibly an all metal roof that was formed in two halves and joined at the center with no fabric on the outside at center??? very very narrow windshield and door posts for the era.

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