Monday, 30 April 2018

1970, Car Spotting: "Oud Gevangenisplein" ("Old Prison Square"), Kortrijk, Belgium

First row, left to right
Chevrolet Impala (Third generation), Opel Rekord C, Opel Kadett A, Ford Taunus 12M P4, Ford Zephyr Mark III (213E).

Second row, left to right
Fiat Neckar 1100 Millecento , Citroën Ami 6, Renault 4.

Third row, left to right
Volkswagen 411 (Type 4), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Citroën ID/DS, Renault 16, Ford Cortina Mark II, Volvo 140 Series, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1).

Fourth row, left to right
Unidentified van, Ford (Taunus) 15M P6, Peugeot 404, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Citroën Dyane, unidentified dark coloured car, Opel Rekord P1.

Fifth row, left to right
(far left) Citroën 2CV, (right) Renault 4, Citroën 2CV, Vauxhall Viva HB, Citroën Dyane, BMW 02 Series, Opel Rekord C, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), NSU Prinz 4L, unidentified car probably Alfa Romeo, Citroën Ami 6.


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

1969, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/03/1969 (BRT, Radio 2)

N° 20
Toon Hermans with "Kiele, kiele, kiele"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Toon Hermans
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 3



N° 19
Fleetwood Mac with "Albatross"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Green
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 1



N° 18
Johnny Hoes en de Feestneuzen with "En we drinken tot we zinken!"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Mike McGear, John Gorman, Roger McGough, Thijs Van Der Molen
- Highest Position: N° 18
- Weeks in the charts: 3

N° 17
The Marmalade with "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 10


N° 16
Herman's Hermits with "Something's Happening"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Giancarlo Bigazzi, Jack Fishman, Ricca del Turco
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 3


N° 15
Truus with "Alle Schotten"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Weyrich, Henry Mayer, Nelly Byl
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 2



N° 14
Brian with "Cara Lin"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 10



N° 13
The Move with "Blackberry Way"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Wood
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 12
The New Inspiration with "Mr. Moody"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Daniël Provo, Danny Sinclair
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12




N° 11
The Scaffold with "Lily The Pink"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mike McGear, John Gorman, Roger McGough
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 9



N° 10
Nina Simone with "Ain't Got No - I Got Life"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 8


N° 9
Tommy James And The Shondells with "Crimson And Clover"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Tommy James, Pete Lucia
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 9


N° 8
The Beatles with "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 7
Peggy with "Ik wil met je trouwen"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Christian Bruhn, Georg Buschor, Willem Lustenhouwer
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 11


N° 6
The Pebbles with "Seven Horses In The Sky"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Luc Smets, Fred Bekky, Hugo Hubert, Bob Bobott
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 5
Zen with "Hair"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 10



N° 4
Anja with "De laatste dans"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Jenny Dils, Jozef Vriezelaar
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 3
Will Tura with "Angelina"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Nelly Byl, Jean Kluger
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 15



N° 2
Engelbert Humperdinck with "The Way It Used To Be"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook, Franco Cassano, Gianni Argenio, Corrado Conti
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 13

Sunday, 8 April 2018

1968, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Daf Siluro concept
- Designed and built by by Giovanni Michelotti, Turin, Italy, 1968.
- Based on the Daf 55.
- 1108 cc L4 engine with Variomatic Transmission
- unveiled at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale concept
- Designed and built by Pininfarina, Turin, Italy, 1968.
- Based on the Bentley T1 Coupe.
- 6750 cc V8 engine
- unveiled at the 1968 Turin Motor Show
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System
- Design by Raymond Loewy
- Nordmende, Bremen, Germany, 1968.
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System Advert (1968)
'Ad Hoc' dining chair
- Design by Nathan Silver
- Manufactered by Crofton Engineering Ltd., Linton, England, UK, 1968.
'Ad Hoc' dining chair (1968)
Bolle Bottles
- Design by Tapio Wirkkala
- Manufactered by Venini, Murano, Venice, Italy, 1968.
Bolle Bottles (1968)
Bolle Bottles (1968)
André Courrèges and his designs in 1968
Opel Adverts 1968
Opel Kadett (USA, 1968)
Opel Kadett (USA, 1968)
Opel Olympia (Germany, 1968)
Opel Rekord (UK, 1968)
Opel Rekord (Germany, 1968)




Opel Commodore (Germany, 1968)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

1967, Cars: Citroën ID/DS

In September 1967 the Citroën ID/DS was restyled by Robert Opron. This was the second facelift for the DS, the first one was in 1962. The front end of the car received four lamps mounted behind transparent glass panels. On the top models the inner pair of lamps swivelled with the steering while the outer pair were linked to the suspension maintaining a constant level beam. The lamps were powered by the car's central hydraulic system.

Citroën ID/DS first nose 1955-1962
Citroën ID/DS second nose 1962-1967
Citroën ID/DS third nose 1967-1975
The original ID/DS was styled by Flaminio Bertoni. The first ID/DS developments go back to 1936 as project VGD (“Voiture à Grande Diffusion” or "mass produced car") as a replacement for the then new “Traction Avant”.
Citroën DS 19 at the Paris motor show (1955)
Citroën DS 19 at the Paris motor show (1955)
Citroën DS 19 at the Paris motor show (1955)
On Thursday 5th October 1955 at 9 o'clock, the new Citroën DS 19 was unveiled at the Paris motor show. Minutes after the unveiling of the car at the Paris salon, dozens were driven out of the factory gates into the Paris traffic. By 09:45 Citroën had taken 749 orders and by the end of the first day 12000.


Citroën DS advert (France, 1968)