Tag Archives: Austin

My Favourite Motorcars?

How many times have we said, I should have kept that car. In my lifetime I have owned a host of mostly British cars, did have a couple of European and a few North American models. Over the years I have … Continue reading

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Automobile Advertizing on TV.

When I first landed in Nova Scotia in January 1964 it could be said domestic automobiles were the kings of the USA and Canadian roads. Chevys abounded, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford even a few Studebakers filled the highways. Imports were rare! … Continue reading

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What Happened to British Craftsmanship??? What Happened to Truth

What ever happened to British Pride in engineering and automobile manufacturing? We once made the finest cars in the world, today we hardly own or produce a British brand, with Morgan maybe the lone exception. Was it greed, laziness,lack of … Continue reading

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Who Really Won the Second World War???

Its not a difficult question to answer if we look at the highways of the Western World today. Before the second World War British auto manufacturers were one of the largest in the World, we had a host of varied … Continue reading

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A Rare British Automobile.

My story of the car in the photos started way back in the early 1970’s. A young man called me from Moncton NB to ask if I had ever heard of an Armstrong Siddeley, I had and was reasonably familiar … Continue reading

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The Amazing Austin A 40 Pedal car

This amazing pedal car was probably the best ever made and was so alike to the actual car. My young nephew Jim had one in Belfast around 1958, his was green and I wish we had it today! If you … Continue reading

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Hitching a Ride in Uniform

My old shipmate gave me the idea for today’s blog, He mentioned our long ago Navy days of hitch hiking in uniform. Of course we were an irresistible lot in those days, it was very hard for a person to … Continue reading

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The Wolseley 6/99

Selling the Rover yesterday stirred memories of how my life with Linda began. We courted whilst I was on the Island and later when I transferred back to Dartmouth. We became engaged shortly before I was told I was moving … Continue reading

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More KMart Follies!!!!

One morning a lady arrived at the service centre in her newish Austin 1100, she did not look happy. She said, “I have just come from the dealership with my two year old car, they told me I need some … Continue reading

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Life is One Day at a Time

I was feeling a little depressed over the weekend, maybe the weather had something to do with it. Maybe because my youngest daughter Susannah left on Sunday morning to return home to NFLD. She had been here for a week … Continue reading

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