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Part 1

SO on to the vintage vehicles, am always amazed how people keep them in such great condition, labours of love I’m sure.

The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin. In 1952 it was merged with Morris Motors Limited in the new holding company British Motor Corporation (BMC) Limited, keeping its separate identity.

My Mum had one of these…

Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors, which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM). Established in 1930 and constructing commercial vehicles, Bedford Vehicles was a leading international lorry brand, with substantial export sales of light, medium, and heavy lorries throughout the world. It was GM Europe’s most profitable venture for several years.

great to see cars from across the pond,

The Lincoln Town car marketed by the Lincoln division of the American automaker Ford Motor Company from 1981 to 2011. This one from 1994.

Not to be outdone though Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms. 1965 for this beauty.

and I’ll let the Americans finish up today with the Mercury, a defunct division of the American automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. Marketed as an entry-level premium brand for nearly its entire existence, Mercury was created in 1938 by Edsel Ford. Forming half of the Lincoln-Mercury Division, the brand was intended to bridge the price gap between the Ford and Lincoln vehicle lines. Starting it’s life in 1974, this was the oldest American car there.

Hard to choose a favourite I think, and still more to come so stay tooned!

29 comments on “Druridge Bay Vintage Rally ~August 2017~ Part 2

  1. west517 says:

    Love these colors!

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  2. beetleypete says:

    I love that Cadillac! I once had a Morris Traveller as a company car, though not for long. Nice to see these old vehicles so loved. When I was 15, we went on a trip to the south of France, Perpignan, in a teacher’s Bedford Dormobile. Halcyon days…
    Lovely shots, FR.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete, vintage cars have so much more style and pzazz than today’s offerings. IMHO.

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      1. beetleypete says:

        I can only agree!

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  3. Timothy Price says:

    A lot of cool cars.

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  4. April Munday says:

    It’s slightly worrying to see cars younger than me described as vintage.

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    1. Haha yes, I’m afraid it describes me too!

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    2. I hear you. But then vintage wine is the best, I’m told. It has to be the same with people.

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  5. Eddy Winko says:

    That Bedford pickup would be on my list, although I do have bad memories of an unreliable van in the late 80’s. I did have a Morris Minor van when I lived in the Isle of White for a spell, wish I had kept hold of it now, probably worth a bob or two.
    Great pictures.

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    1. I saw one of the old cars was for sale £15000 so you might be right!

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      1. Eddy Winko says:

        Mind you I doubt I could love and care for inanimate thing that much 🙂

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  6. I love this old cars – even when I am not much of a car-lover in general. Fun with the old brands I still remember from my younger days, such and Bedford, Austin and Morris. Great photos of some amazingly well kept cars.

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  7. Vintage cars are great – they just seem happier and more full of life than cars today.

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    1. Yes, they have character, sadly lacking in today’s offerings.

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  8. steviegill says:

    Nice, love those American cars, especially the Mercury. They don’t make em like that anymore!

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  9. lolabees says:

    The Town Car made me laugh. Such a clunker. I guess 1994 is vintage now. Where has the time gone?

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    1. Really? It was a clunker?? All American cars look so cool! Don’t take our dream away 😂😂


  10. I absolutely adore your photography! I love that Volkswagen looking van! Great photos 📷💖🌈

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