Been doing some more converting of film strips to digital and came across this one from the mid 50's. This is me with my Austin 8 Roadster, I loved this car even though it had plenty of faults, the roof leaked along the top of the windscreen, the headlights were useless (hence the added light) and the brakes wereen't much use for a quick stop above 30MPH. The engine ran like a sewing machine, top speed was about 60MPH, with a slight incline to get up there! I remember one time I gave three colleagues a lift into the city and the car couldn't get up to 30MPH, when I got to my destination I lifted the bonnet (hood) to see what was the matter and found one of the spark plug leads was disconnected, in other words it was carrying four men while running on only 3 cylinders...amazing!!!
Nowadays every time I start up my 6.75HP lawnmower I think of this car with its 8HP engine
I have no idea where this was taken, nor what caused that bash in the fender!
Very grateful for your comments and votes on my HMS Bounty, I have a feeling that sea tradition may have had a hand in the captain's loss.
|Date Taken:||1 Jan 2008 - 12:07 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.6|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|