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laird387

Where Have They All Gone?

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Hi,

 

The Maxi with the trailer entering the site is a '73 regd car - so I'm beginning to doubt the '88, since Barry was still using b/w in '78 yet by the early '90s was often on early 'orrible colour negatives - especially since I find it difficult to believe many Maxis lasted.......

 

Trouble is Barry was conned a few years back into letting a lot of his negatives complete with programmes/results, etc., all nicely sorted, to another publisher -  only to have them returned many moons later all jumbled up.  Fortunately it was only a portion of his stock so we are now methodically going through all the rest of his negatives, as well as all mine, and digitising them and then cataloguing them.

 

Just a case of bear with - but why not enjoy whilst you are doing it..............

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Hi Guy's.

 

RPY 619M.

 

Austin.

 

First Registered 01 July 1974.

 

Colour Blue.

 

1748 Petrol

 

Untaxed, MOT out. rust showing. engine loosing some oil, gearbox jumps out of gear, brakes Iffy,suspension needs some attention .

 

Now take a look at the pickup on the left near the middle, this to me looks new, and I recon it is a Mazda Third generation PE which ran from 1977-1985?

 

Edit to add.

Regards Charlie.

 

Edited by charlie prescott

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1978
Come on, Deryck, you've been wrong before. No ???
And I always liked the Maxi.
Charlie -  just how do you know the service history , telepathy??

 

Edited by sparks2

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just how do you know the service history , telepathy??

 

 

'rust showing. engine loosing some oil, gearbox jumps out of gear, brakes Iffy,suspension needs some attention'

 

No need for telepathy there, they were like that from new :rotfl:

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'rust showing. engine loosing some oil, gearbox jumps out of gear, brakes Iffy,suspension needs some attention'

 

No need for telepathy there, they were like that from new :rotfl:

They weren't that bad, surely??

Hydrolastic (or was it Hydrogas) suspension.

Front wheel drive

5 speed gearbox, when family cars didn't have 5 gears.

Fold Flat front seats, family cars still don't.

Aluminium alloy engine (or at least cylinder head).

Hatchback, when hatchbacks didn't exist.

Genuine 5 seater.

Sounds ahead of it's time to me, but then again, perhaps a little too ahead of it's time.

 

Edited by sparks2

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Sounds ahead of it's time to me, but then again, perhaps a little too ahead of it's time.

 

dreadful build quality, and nicknamed the landcrab!

 

But the heated rear screen was handy, it kept your hands warm when pushing :D

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dreadful build quality, and nicknamed the landcrab!

 

But the heated rear screen was handy, it kept your hands warm when pushing :D

Reminded me of when,in my "Yoof" I used to keep my feet warm with the heated rear screen in my Dolomite Sprint...  B)

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Hi all I love these posts with vintage pictures.

My question is this:

The outfit nearest to the camera on the right hand side (by the mk1 escort) looks like it's a mono to me, can anybody work out what it is, I initially thought bultaco(mono?!!) then fantic 301, then Armstrong?

What does everyone think? And as maxi tax info suggests 1984, who was doing mono 's then?

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Hi Guy's.

 

Hi Air.

 

Look I have blown the photo up as much as I could and then got me big Spy glass out.

 

 And there is a rear shock unit right close up and the tank is Bultaco, White frame says to me a Commerfords modded bike like the Vesty ones.

 

Regards Charlie.

 

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Defo the 70s. I was there some where. Thats barry watsons bmw in the foreground. Cant remember year it was. He later sold it to dick horner

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I'm looking for a sidecar to attach to my Beamish Suzuki. Some of the best fun I ever had was when I had a 325 Bultaco with a chair on.....

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On 2015-11-14 at 11:04 PM, suzuki250 said:

dreadful build quality, and nicknamed the landcrab!

 

But the heated rear screen was handy, it kept your hands warm when pushing :D

Land crab was Austin 1800.B)

Top right there is a Cavalier Sports hatch or possibly Manta Hatch they both came out 1978.

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