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post #11896 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

I am on the lookout for the same Elwood.I have seen a couple of Calvin Klein stone ones that I like ( This is the "Pinewood" ),but I will have to investigate a little further.I looked at some of the mackintosh brand,but it was not what I wanted.I never liked the bonded rubberised

 

 cotton as it always eventually "blistered" and seemed stiff to me,however fine it was.

 

That looks a bit on the short side to me. We used to wear them about Knee length and as Lasttye says we bought them in Navy so that they could be also worn at school. I have a Tan/Beige Brooks Brothers Mac that is no longer in production but would now cost an 'arm and a leg' anyway.

post #11897 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

I am on the lookout for the same Elwood.I have seen a couple of Calvin Klein stone ones that I like ( This is the "Pinewood" ),but I will have to investigate a little further.I looked at some of the mackintosh brand,but it was not what I wanted.I never liked the bonded rubberised

 

 cotton as it always eventually "blistered" and seemed stiff to me,however fine it was.

without seeing it on a real person it looks like a lab coat.

post #11898 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

I remember sitting in the back seat of my Uncles Lagonda as we drove around Manchester when he spotted and beautiful new Mercedes 280 SL.I remember it like it was yesterday.He turned around to me and said "Son,when you're old enough and you get to drive,that's what you want to drive".

My uncle was a bit of a spiv according to my mother. (I idolised him ) He had got the Lagonda from a Stockport scrap yard in the 60's and rebuilt it to concourse condition.He was a shrewd old bugger.The 280 SL is still my dream car,but i'll never have one.My dream scooter was a Vespa GS VS5 .I eventually got one and when I got it, I realised that it didn't mean that much after all.

Like so many things in life,especially material things - the older you get ,the less important they become.

Bit like pulling a cracker.Once you've had it,it 's not that special anymore.


My cousins ex-husband drove a Mercedes 280 SL back in about 1967. We loved it. What was remarkable was that apparently he couldn't read or write, never seemed to work much, yet always had wads of money on him and was only 23 years old. I have never seen his name mentioned in all those East End gangster books and he has never been in prison. His funeral should be interesting just to see who turns up.

post #11899 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

In the early 70's this was the car of my dreams

Dreams? More like a nightmare - plastic pig! (Okay, slightly better than a Reliant but...) biggrin.gif

After a brief flirtation with a re-bored Lambretta SX150 - cranked up to a 175cc - it was Minis for me until 1979, when I got a company Ford 'Concertina'. (Ford Taurus for our Yank cousins.) nod[1].gif
post #11900 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

We wore a dark navy Fly Front mac in 68 ....we could wear them to school..without a prob with uniform.

Paul Smith do a lovely ..Fly Mac Mod/Skinhead style..with a nice light lining...about £400, smile.gif
There was thriving black market from them at my school - leave it on a hook outside the classroom in the morning and nicked by break time - so we ended up carrying them round all day.

Stone-Dri was where I got mine. Blue, black and IIRC, a revesible blue/cream one - just the job. satisfied.gif
post #11901 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

I remember sitting in the back seat of my Uncles Lagonda as we drove around Manchester when he spotted and beautiful new Mercedes 280 SL.I remember it like it was yesterday.He turned around to me and said "Son,when you're old enough and you get to drive,that's what you want to drive".
My uncle was a bit of a spiv according to my mother. (I idolised him ) He had got the Lagonda from a Stockport scrap yard in the 60's and rebuilt it to concourse condition.He was a shrewd old bugger.The 280 SL is still my dream car,but i'll never have one.My dream scooter was a Vespa GS VS5 .I eventually got one and when I got it, I realised that it didn't mean that much after all.
Like so many things in life,especially material things - the older you get ,the less important they become.
Bit like pulling a cracker.Once you've had it,it 's not that special anymore.
I flirted with scooters in 1970 but Vespas were never big in Manchester - it was a Lambretta or nothing - even a Vegla(Sp) would do.
post #11902 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

 

That looks a bit on the short side to me. We used to wear them about Knee length and as Lasttye says we bought them in Navy so that they could be also worn at school. I have a Tan/Beige Brooks Brothers Mac that is no longer in production but would now cost an 'arm and a leg' anyway.

 

Yes ,that's the problem with a lot of the new ones,they are just too short or the collar isn't quite right.Like you i had the Navy one back then,but the older Lads mostly had the Stone/Ivory ones,never Black though?

post #11903 of 19331
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


Because it was a tricycle, meant you could drive it on a motorbike license, no L-plates needed. Back around 68-72 my father had Reliant Regals(as seen in Only Fools and Horses) because he only had a motorbike license, but we needed something that could transport me. my mum and my younger sister around without getting cold and wet, and it was certainly much better than public transport. smile.gif


The bloke who lives next to me olds had a robin as he only had a bike license, am i right in thinking that the early ones had no reverse gear, which related to the bike license

post #11904 of 19331


Just found this, and bugger me - tartan hats! No dates, any guesses?

As a 7 year old, this is the car I dreamed of owning in the late 60s smile.gif



Failing that, the Monkees' car would have sufficed!
Edited by bunty - 4/20/13 at 12:51pm
post #11905 of 19331

I never liked cars(noisy)and I rarely ride in a car(makes me very nervous,especially cause I live in a city voted Worst drivers in the US as well as the highest rate of drunk driving fatalities in the US) I do like scooters (Vespa and Lambretta) But the one time I tried riding one it became evident very quickly I was gonna kill myself.I like to keep my feet on the ground.That doesn't mean I don't appreciate the aesthetics of auto design (New Mexico has loads of Old cars and Trucks,no rusting in the desert) There are rare vehicles here you find nowhere else.

post #11906 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


Dreams? More like a nightmare - plastic pig! (Okay, slightly better than a Reliant but...) biggrin.gif

After a brief flirtation with a re-bored Lambretta SX150 - cranked up to a 175cc - it was Minis for me until 1979, when I got a company Ford 'Concertina'. (Ford Taurus for our Yank cousins.) nod[1].gif


The real nightmare car was me old mans Austin cambridge, plastic seats that got to 1000 degrees and burnt me legs in the summer, it wasn't fit for the road " what do you mean officer, my veichles crabbed? "

post #11907 of 19331
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post



Just found this, and bugger me - tartan hats! No dates, any guesses?

I'd say about late '73, way up north, Scottish borbers maybe (although on the borders they were probably still dressing like this in '79!).
Note the inside out harrington on the right. Kid on the floor in beagle collared gingham shirt with braces. Clearly little kids catching the back end of skinhead style. Interesting.
post #11908 of 19331
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

While we're on the subject, I know most of you lads were too young for cars, but in the day, what was the car you really wanted or you saw older lads in? And I don't mean the Lamborghini Miura but realistic cars that young lads were driving / wanting. That's assuming of course, your dream machine wasn't a Lambretta.

AC Cobra, every time.

I also liked motorbikes, but could never stand the soapy way that greasers dressed.
post #11909 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

As I wrote above, New English Library was the publisher. The comic/magazine only ran for about 18-24 months. I could look up where the rights lie now, but I suspect that it's complex (they might rest with the artist or another firm that bought up NEL, or with someone else (for example, I think the rights to the Richard Allen books were assigned to ST Publishing by the author). There is a comic library somewhere, although any of the national libraries will have all the back issues.

As far as I remember, one of the early numbers included a poster of the 'Bovver boy' character. The clothes offers (shirts and Harringtons, I think) were too expensive for me as a 12-year-old. I think they miss-judged the readership. A lot of it was probably aimed at 15-16-year-olds, but as a comic it was mostly read by younger kids. There was also a 'flimsy' 7" record in one issue, I think. Can't remember what the music was. (The first issue had free brine shrimps, that at the time were being sent up on Skylab.)

Thanks for the info. smile.gif
post #11910 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

In the early 70's this was the car of my dreams


Funnily enough, I recall a 1970 'mini-skin' girl from Beckenham (Fenella by name) who was crazy about the Bond Bug.
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