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Star

By gwynn56
Another from the Tatton Park gathering , i can honestly say this was was the first time i had seen one of these other than in films or on television , and i'm not sure how the rear seat passengers felt when it rained heavy , gives a different meaning to back seat driver though Smile
at a guess i'd say this was pre 1950's

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NDODS Plus
5 5.0k 125 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:10AM
A really classic looking truck, beautiful lines, and voluptuous curves, captured so very well.

Regards Nathan

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jdinne 13 16 England
25 Aug 2012 11:18AM
Great capture Gwynn. Nice processing.

John
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 11:24AM
It certainly captured your attention as well as others, Gwynn: the vignetting works nicely too.
I have never seen this vehicle before.
Ronnie.
25 Aug 2012 11:32AM
Nice one! Love the reflections on this unusual-looking classic.
Lavina
petebfrance 4 2.0k France
25 Aug 2012 1:46PM
I think Stars were made in the 1920s...
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 2:30PM
Excellent capture and presentation, the vignetting being most appropriate for the subject.
I have never seen a Star - I'm envious if this fine photograph.

The Star company of Wolverhampton, bicycle builders since the 1870s, manufactured cars between 1898 and 1932. I would date this beautiful example to around 1925.
The Dicky or Dickey seat (U.S. Rumble seat) was defined in 1899 as " A seat for servants in the rear of a carriage". Servants were unimportant, it did not matter whether they remained dry or not.
These seats were also known as 'mother-in-law seats'. The mind boggles.

My father owned a sports Alvis with a Dickey in the 1950s. It was very uncomfortable!

Bill
25 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Excellent classic truck
25 Aug 2012 4:28PM
yet another beauty
and this one does match my eyes Smile
Tho think I would be the driver!
Leilani 12 29 3 England
25 Aug 2012 7:57PM
Lovely old vehicle, Gwynn, like the way you have focused out the person to highlight it. Smile
carper123 Plus
4 920 8 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 9:26PM
Nice piece of work Gwynn, i like the processing very much.
Darryl.SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 10:36PM
Interesting to learn the dates etc and to whom the back seat was designated!!
What a wonderful looking vechicle and the colour is divine,
KateGrinGrinGrin
Priti 4 5 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 4:51AM
Like to own one! Great image.
tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
31 Aug 2012 12:17AM
I, along with everyone cheer you forward for a your image of a rare and charming set of vintage wheels. I have a ton of classic car images and this one is special.

Now I will tread where no one dares and comment on the vignette. It seems as though an oil fire is in progress nearby. The vignette idea is fine here, but it can not take up so much area and cover the subject.

An 'old fashioned ' vignette would work very well. That type is not subtle at all and is abrupt but only takes up small space just inside the frame. They used a black paper tube around the lens in the old days. Cheap and effective. Oil fire..eh? Lol. TG
16 Nov 2012 9:25AM
What a 'Star'! Made in Wolverhampton. Well taken and well presented!
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