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  • Chevvyf1
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    YEAH ! Great photos of all of you - Its fun to see "who we are talking to" and the past is a great crack! THANKS for joining in

    Come on the rest of you, it matters not if you lost your slim figure; washboard tummy/six-pack; hair; teeth or MARBLES !

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  • wanderer
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    Good Grieff! Is this thread narcissism or masochism?

    So here goes.
    Late fifties on my Dad's Triumph Tiger twin. He also had a sidecar and trailer.
    The side car was made out of a recycled aircraft drop tank.



    Late sixties, cross country running. Note the hair and vague attempt at sideburns/beard. Will I ever see that flat stomach again?..................NO!



    Before my rcent hair loss



    And a passable Highland laird; Note the stomach development. I've spent a fortune on that.

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  • snaarman
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    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
    At least you've still got your hair, Pete...
    Yeah, but I've lost my marbles...

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by snaarman View Post
    Oh dear. Here goes...



    Now and then... On the right, me as a toddler on Dad's Vincent 1000. Boy, that kick start was a sod, I tell you...



    Pete
    At least you've still got your hair, Pete, which is more than I can claim.

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by ChrisW View Post
    Just days old in this one


    Probably not even a year old


    Last week
    My, how you've grown!

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  • snaarman
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    Oh dear. Here goes...



    Now and then... On the right, me as a toddler on Dad's Vincent 1000. Boy, that kick start was a sod, I tell you...



    Pete

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  • ChrisW
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    Just days old in this one


    Probably not even a year old


    Last week

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  • maccabeej
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    Just found the thread and my guess would have been a Hillman Minx. Same body as the Rapier Mk1. My father bought a Mk2 when we lived in Libya in the late 1950's. The second tone was like a go faster stripe and like Red Bull it had wings. Great old cars

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  • catkins
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    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
    At least I was close!
    Well the daft thing was that although I was pretty sure that it was taken in Venezuela the fact that it was a UK car and that the hills/mountains in the background did have the look of UK scenery meant that I had to delve into the records of my dad who luckily recorded the fact that the car was imported into South America and that, as he drove it from the port to our home, he (with family onboard) were stopped by the Venezuelan police, not for speeding but for the fact that they'd never seen such a small car in a land of big American cars!
    So thanks for joining in the spirit of the occasion, there was nothing wrong in the logic that you used!

    Regards
    Chris

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  • shenstone
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    Hmmmm . .I will need to find some old stuff to add to this thread

    I would have added the one which led to me being able to claim to being a prize winning model .. I kid you not

    luckily for you lot it was the picture that won not me and I don't own copyright

    Regards
    Andy

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by catkins View Post
    Well, the car is a mid 1950s Sunbeam Rapier and the location is . . . . . not Northumberland or even Wales, but instead Venezuela! The joys of Shell and the big oil fields of Lake Maraciabo.

    Regards
    Chris
    At least I was close!

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  • catkins
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    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
    Oh Chris, that's a tough one! The car I guess is something like a Zepher or Zodiak and the location......I'll assume it might be Northumberland and take a wild stab that it might be at Carter Bar (now tell me which part of Wales! )

    The second seems to have just a little of John Cleese about it.
    Well, the car is a mid 1950s Sunbeam Rapier and the location is . . . . . not Northumberland or even Wales, but instead Venezuela! The joys of Shell and the big oil fields of Lake Maraciabo.

    Regards
    Chris

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  • Zuiko
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    OK, Chevvy, just to teach you not to start threads like this. Everyone, get a bucket before you view any further!


    Me as a toddler with two of my best friends. I only stopped taking my teddy to bed at the age of 15, when I decided it would be neither cool or sensible to take him on a school trip.




    During my school days, aged around ten I think, with a smile that must be making you just a little queesy. I don't remember having ears that stuck out like that. Judging by the catchlights my Dad must have used a two light set-up for this.




    Now we get really cringeworthy. There aren't many shots of me in my teens, probably because my parent's despaired of my appearance, but here I am at 17 with my hair cut really short as a reluctant concession to starting work in the bank. I think Mum took this on her Instamatic, judging by the overall softness - unless Dad owned a Nikon that I don't remeber!




    Fast forward to my early thirties, the time of my life that I best remember and most enjoyed. If it was Saturday or Sunday, or any holiday, you'd find me somewhere in the hills.




    Now up to date, taken by Graham from Rainham on, I believe, Ian's E-PL2 at Mark Thackara's visit in March to Barking Photographic Society. In case you are wondering, I'm the handsome one on the right and any depiction that I have a pot belly and moobs is entirely down to uncharacteristic distortion and aberration of the Zuiko lens. Also, we all know that I have more hair than that - and they say that the camera never lies!

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by catkins View Post
    Or foolhardy! I like the idea of this so here's a couple from me

    First, guess the car and its location (can't remember but I can probably find out!)


    One from a school trip to Vindolanda roman fort a few years back and luckily one of the few times that I tried walking about in Northumberland in a skirt (work out what was used to make up this outfit). And for those that might question the socks and sandals . . . yes they did!
    Some 8 years later and this one is still used in the school's Prospectus, hence I try to keep a low profile when walking past the current crop of parents! But it is one of my favourite images of myself as I always prefer to be behind the camera.


    Regards
    Chris
    Oh Chris, that's a tough one! The car I guess is something like a Zepher or Zodiak and the location......I'll assume it might be Northumberland and take a wild stab that it might be at Carter Bar (now tell me which part of Wales! )

    The second seems to have just a little of John Cleese about it.

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  • catkins
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    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    You're brave!

    Ian
    Or foolhardy! I like the idea of this so here's a couple from me

    First, guess the car and its location (can't remember but I can probably find out!)


    One from a school trip to Vindolanda roman fort a few years back and luckily one of the few times that I tried walking about in Northumberland in a skirt (work out what was used to make up this outfit). And for those that might question the socks and sandals . . . yes they did!
    Some 8 years later and this one is still used in the school's Prospectus, hence I try to keep a low profile when walking past the current crop of parents! But it is one of my favourite images of myself as I always prefer to be behind the camera.


    Regards
    Chris

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