Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

This week, share a photo of something that says heritage ….

Wolseley Classic Car
1938 Wolseley 25 D.H.C. 3485 cc classic British car in a beautiful welsh landscape

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is A Good Match

Mountain Train
A good match for the not so fit – The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a tourist railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Rare

Sunbeam Talbot Darracq
The Anglo-French STD (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq) combine collapsed in 1935. The French Talbot company was acquired and reorganised by Venetian-born engineer Antonio Lago and after that, the “Talbot-Lago” name was used internationally. On the home market the cars still bore the Talbot badge they had carried since 1922, which was when, in France, the “Talbot-Darracq” name had given way to “Talbot”. At the same time, the British interests of Talbot were taken over by the Rootes Group and the parallel use of the Talbot brand in France and Britain ended. Talbot-Lago cars sold in Britain were now to be badged as Darracqs.
1925 Dodge
1925 Dodge Four Tourer
1935 Vintage Morgan
1935 morgan 1000cc From 1910-1952 the Morgan Motor Company sold a huge variety of different three-wheeler models. They all had in common the independent front-wheel-suspension, the arrangement of the engine in front plainly visible and rear-wheel-drive. Seating was for two or four persons.
Baughan Cyclecar
106 Baughan Cyclecar 1920 Engine 1039cc Baughan was a British cyclecar and motorcycle manufacturer in business from 1920 until 1936.
Iris Tourer 1912
Iris was a British car brand that was manufactured from 1906-1925 by Legros & Knowles Ltd in Willesden, London and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Iris cars were luxury vehicles with large, water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engines. A striking feature of all models was the diamond shaped radiator grill. Colour version available
Jaguar E-Type 4.2
The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years 1955-1957
1926 GN Parker
The GN was a British cyclecar made in Hendon, North London, from 1910. The name derives from its founders, H.R. Godfrey (1887-1968) and Archibald Frazer Nash (1889-1965). Production ceased in 1923 but the company kept trading until 1925, which is odd as this is a 1926 model.
1930 Delage D8
1930 Delage D8 Cabriolet 4060cc Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953. The Delage D8 was an eight-cylinder luxury car produced by the manufacturer between 1929 and 1940.
1924 Bentley
1924 Bentley 4398cc
The Napier Bentley
The Napier Bentley is a vintage racing car; a one off special built in 1968 by David Llewellyn. It was built on a Sunbeam chassis, but after a serious accident was re-built on the chassis of a 1929 8 Litre Bentley. It has a 24 Litre Napier Sea Lion W12 boat engine based on the Napier Lion aeroplane engine which develops approximately 550 bhp. It is seen at historic racing events mostly in the United Kingdom.
Jaguar XK140
1955 Jaguar XK140 3500cc The Jaguar XK140 sports car manufactured by Jaguar between 1954 and 1957
Classic Cars
Classic 1928 Aston Martin 4 Door Tourer and a Alvis 12/50 1929 1465cc
Vintage MG
Classic Britsh convertible MG. The MG Car Company Limited was a British sports car manufacturer began in the 1920s
Riley Special 1929
Rear of a classic 923/1929 Amilcar/Riley Special vintage car
Vauxhall Griffin Motif
Vauxhall Badge The company that was the genesis of Vauxhall Motors began as Alex Wilson (Steam Engineers) in Vauxhall, London in 1857. In 1894 they changed the company name to Vauxhall Iron Works the company being based on the site of the home of a former medieval knight Fulk le Breant, and it was his coat of arms that the Vauxhall motif the Griffin was adapted. The first Vauxhall car appeared in 1903
The Amilcar Emblem
The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1940
Spitfire
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Here are a few vintage numbers

The Fairey Swordfish
The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber designed by the Fairey Aviation Company, used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during World War II
Avro Vulcan XH558
Vulcan bomber farewell appearance at the Rhyl Airshow 29th August 2015 before it retires from public displays in September. Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement.
Hurricane PZ865 Mk IIc
The last Hurricane ever built (of 14,533), PZ865 rolled off the Hawker production line at Langley, Bucks, in July 1944 with the inscription ‘The Last of the Many’ on her port and starboard sides. For many years the aircraft appeared as ‘The Last of the Many’ but eventually the inscription was removed and put on display in the BBMF headquarters. In 1996, replica 20mm cannons, funded by the Lincolnshire’s Lancaster Association, were fitted to ‘PZ’ to restore the aircraft’s appearance to that of a Mk IIC Hurricane. In November 2010, PZ865 was sent to Duxford for major maintenance and refurbishment. From 2012 this famous Hurricane will wear a new colour scheme, faithfully replicating Hurricane Mk IIC HW840, coded ‘EG-S’, of 34 Squadron
Beware
Old British beware train sign
Vintage Carriages
Vintage carriages at Severn Valley Railway Station Bridgnorth England
Platform 2
Steam train at Llangollen Railway, part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line, all the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme. It is currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales
7812 Erlestoke Manor
GWR Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor is a steam locomotive that serviced the Great Western Railway. It was built at Swindon in January 1939. Withdrawn from British Railways service in November 1965, it was sent to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales, the Erlestoke Manor was saved from scrap and preserved to this day. Erlestoke Manor completed its major overhaul at the Severn Valley Railway and ran for the first time on 12 February 2008. The locomotive is now in daily service on the Severn Valley Railway, Shropshire UK
Llangollen Railway Station
3802 steam train at Llangollen Railway station, Wales
Steam Train
The 3802 Steam Loco. Llangollen Railway forms part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line, All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme. It is currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales
Garratt no.87
No 87 steam loco on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK. The South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 of 1937 is a steam locomotive from the South African Railways era. Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 Double Prairie type wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines.
Austin 7
Austin 7. Produced from 1922 until 1939, one of the most popular cars ever produced for the British market, and sold well abroad. It wiped out most other British small cars and cycle cars in the early 1920s
1937 Lagonda
Lagonda LG45R Rapide 4.5 ltr Le Mans / TT Replica – BGB 988 – 1937 vintage car
1924 Bentley
1924 Bentley 4398cc
1928 Austin 7
Austin 7 Supersports 1928
Race Time
Austin Healey waiting to race, England
Race Day
vintage car England
Red No 5
VSCC @ Oulton Park 18th July 2015

 

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Day At The Races 2

Part 2 following on from my first Day At The Races at Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival, incorporating the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Oulton Park Circuit is one of the most picturesque and technically challenging motor racing circuits in the UK, this was going to be a challenge for me as I’m usually taking photos of stationary objects.

Hope you like them ….

Austin A30 Academy 1955
Austin A30 Academy 1955
Austin Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Austin Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Riley 1.5 1959
Riley 1.5 1959
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1954
Austin A35 Academy 1954
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Lotus Elan 26R
Lotus Elan 26R
Austin Cooper S
Austin Cooper S
MGB Roadster 1964, Ashley MG Midget 1965, Lotus Elan S2 1964
MGB Roadster 1964, Ashley MG Midget 1965, Lotus Elan S2 1964
MG W&P GT 1966
MG W&P GT 1966
Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Ford Lotus Cortina MK.1 1964
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1958
Austin A35 Academy 1957
Austin A35 Academy 1957
Daimler SP250 1961
Daimler SP250 1961
Riley Brooklands 1929
Riley Brooklands 1929
GN Special 1922/29
GN Special 1922/29
Cooper T41 1957
Cooper T41 1957
GN Vitesse 1921
GN Vitesse 1921
Austin 7 Ulster Sport 1930
Austin 7 Ulster Sport 1930
Riley 12/4 Special 1934/36
Riley 12/4 Special 1934/36
Wolseley Hornet Special 1933
Wolseley Hornet Special 1933
Stutz Bearcat 1918
Stutz Bearcat 1918
Alvis 12/70 Special 1937
Alvis 12/70 Special 1937
Hillegass Sprint 1937, Riley Densham1928/34
Hillegass Sprint 1937, Riley Densham1928/34
Fiat new Balilla 1938
Fiat new Balilla 1938
Austin 7 Ulster Replica 1931
Austin 7 Ulster Replica 1931
Riley Special 1932
Riley Special 1932
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Talbot 95/105 1935
Talbot 95/105 1935
Riley Falcon 1936
Riley Falcon 1936
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
Hillegass Sprint car 1937
ERA R4A 1935 Nicholas Topliss
ERA R4A 1935 Nicholas Topliss

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

I decided to go with the vibrant red theme

The Smallest House
The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. The house, which has a floor area of 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet) and a height of 3.1 metre (10 feet 2 inches) to the eaves, was used as a residence from the 16th century until 1900; as its name indicates, it is reputed to be Britain’s smallest house. The house was lived in until 1900, when the owner was a 6 ft 3 inch (1.9 metres) fisherman. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation.
Post Box
An iconic vibrant red post box and lamp in a victorian street
Vintage Red
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967, and is the best known of the big Healey models. The car’s bodywork was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday, and is still used in competition by enthusiasts today. The 3000 Mark III was launched in October 1963, and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production of Austin-Healeys ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150 hp engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2″ HD8 carburetors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Only 2+2 seat versions were made. Option extras were similar to those offered for the Mark II, the main change being that the standard interior trim was now Ambla vinyl, with leather seats being added to the list of options.
Pier Flags
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Geirionydd lake
Llyn Geirionydd lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Signal Box
Originally, all signalling was done by mechanical means. Points and signals were operated locally from individual levers or handles, requiring the signalman to walk between the various pieces of equipment to set them in the required position for each train that passed. Before long, it was realised that control should be concentrated into one building, which came to be known as a signal box. The signal box provided a dry, climate controlled space for the complex interlocking mechanics and also the signalman. The raised design of most signal boxes also provided the signalman with a good view of the railway under his control. The first use of a signal box was by the London and Croydon Railway in 1844
Buddha Sword
A worn red and gold Buddha with trident sword
INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
The Cathedral
The Cathedral is the home of the William Morgan Bible and as such provides a vital link with Welsh culture and literature. Many visitors describe the Cathedral as a Hidden Gem The present building was begun in the thirteenth century and is reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain.
Mansion Bedroom
Decorative Mansion bedroom
Minor Basilica of Santo Niño
detailed bas-relief structures which tastefully depicts the Cebuano history inside the ground of Minor Basilica of Santo Niño, Cebu, Philippines. Devotees light candles.

 

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