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Bits of Classic Cars

6 Aug 2022 10:26PM   Views : 400 Unique : 275

It's always difficult in museums to cut out people and distracting items when trying to shoot the exhibits, but one answer is to go in close and concentrate on bits of the various items on display. These shots, using the Pentax K-5 and the 18-135mm Pentax WR zoom lens, were taken at the Caister Castle Car museum. These were the bits that caught my eye.

1921 Stoewer, 1697cc, 4 cylinder, 2 seater plus dicky

1948 Ford Anglia E494A Saloon, 4 cyinder side-valve, 23bhp

1904 White Steamer Tonneau, USA, 2 cylinder, 18hp

1932 MG J2 Midget 2 seater sports, 847cc, 4 cylinder ohv, 36bhp

1955 MG TF 2 seater sports, 1500cc, 4 clinder ohv, 63bhp

1929 Minerva Limousine, Belgium, 5954cc, 6 cylinder ohv, 32hp

1936 Singer Airstream saloon, 1493cc, 4 cylinder ohv, 11hp

1951 Cadillac saloon, USA, 331 cu in, V-8 cylinder ohv, 160bhp

1912 Merryweather "Princess Alice" fire engine, 4 cylinder, 35hp

1957 Heinkel Bubble Car, Germany, 174cc, single cylinder ohv

Rolls Royce Silver Lady

1938 Caister Castle Austin 7 Delivery Van

I used to see a fair number of the Heinkel Bubble Cars in the 1960s, also the long thin Meschersmit ones.

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Robert51 15 14 147 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2022 12:57PM
Excellent set of images and something I do myself a lot. It all started when I went into a car showroom and was allowed to take a few pictures. The showroom did not have enough room for the lens I had at the time, so I started shooting headlights etc. They were a thing of beauty on their own. That showroom was in Wimbledon and that car was brought by Oliver Reed...
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altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
10 Aug 2022 8:16AM
The picture of the Heinkel reminded me of the Isetta three wheeler bubble car that I owned in about 1964. I used to park it in a neighbours garden at the top of a hill on a main road. Because of a small battery it would not turn the engine over in cold weather so I pushed it onto the road, with the door open, run round the front, get in, pull the steering wheel down which was attached to the door, put it in gear and hope that it would start. Frequently I ran myself over.Sad

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