Sunday, 29 October 2017

1964, Car Spotting: Elten, Germany, Dutch border

Left to right
First row
Opel Rekord P2 CarAVan, Opel Rekord P2, Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1, Volvo Amazon, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car
Second row
Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Seitenstreifentaunus"), Opel Rekord A, Renault 4, Peugeot 403, Opel Rekord P2, Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1
Third row
Renault 8, Opel Kapitän, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Borgward Isabella, Opel Rekord P2, Opel Rekord A, Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus")
Fourth row
Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Lloyd (Borgward) Arabella, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Ford Taunus 17M (P2, "Barocktaunus" or "Fliegender Teppich"), Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Seitenstreifentaunus"), Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Mercedes-Benz Ponton (W120/W121), Opel Kapitän, unidentified car, unidentified car probably Mercedes-Benz Ponton
Fifth row
Mercedes-Benz Ponton (W120/W121), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Opel Rekord A, Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Weltkugeltaunus"), Simca 1000, unidentified car probably Fiat 500, unidentified car, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle)
Sixth row
Volkswagen 1500 Notchback (Type 3), Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1

Friday, 13 October 2017

1963, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/08/1963 (BRT, Radio 2)

N° 20

Freddy with "Allein wie du"
- Country: Austria
- Music/Lyrics: Ernst Bader, Lotar Olias
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 12


 
N° 19

Alain Barrière with "Elle était si jolie"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Alain Barrière, Armand Migiani
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 18
The Spotnicks with "Johnny Guitar"
- Country: Sweden
- Music/Lyrics: Victor Young, Peggy Lee
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 17

The Shadows with “Atlantis”
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Lordan
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video Clip



N° 16
Elvis Presley with "Kiss Me Quick"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 15

Roy Orbison with "In Dreams"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Orbison
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 14
Rico Marino with "Hawaianer Tango"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: ?
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video Clip: No Clip Available



N° 13
Ray Charles with "Take These Chains From My Heart"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Rose, Hy Heath
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 8


N° 12
Richard Anthony with "Donne-moi ma chance"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Hal David, André Salvet
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16


N° 11
Die Regento Stars mit Bruno Majcherek with "Oh, Donna Clara!"
- Country: Netherlands / Germany
- Music/Lyrics: ?
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 10
Matt Lucas with "I'm Movin' On"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Hank Snow
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12



N° 9
Fats Domino with "There Goes My Heart Again"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Fats Domino
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 8
Roy Orbison with "Falling"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Orbison
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 7
Adamo with "Sans toi ma mie"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 32



N° 6
Paul Anka with "Hello Jim"
- Country: Canada/USA
- Music/Lyrics: Paul Anka
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 16



N° 5
Cliff Richard & The Shadows with "Lucky Lips"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 4
Adamo with "N'est-ce pas merveilleux?"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 24



N° 3
Bob Benny with "Waar en wanneer"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Benny Welton, Jenny Dils
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 24



N° 2
Will Tura with "Je liegt"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Will Tura, van Aleda, Yan Nick
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video Clip: No Clip Available



Saturday, 7 October 2017

1962, Cars: Opel Kadett A

On 20 August 1962 German carmaker Opel introduced the new Opel Kadett A in Rüsselsheim. The Kadett name was previously used from 1937-1940. Development of the car started in 1957 when General Motors (Detroit) wanted to develop "the perfect Anti-Volkswagen" ("einen perfekten Anti-VW"). The car was designed by Karl Stief (director Adam Opel AG), Hans Mersheimer (bodywork) and Werner K. Strobel (engine). The car was built in the new Opel plant at Bochum, Germany and at a later stage at the General Motors plant in Antwerp.
Predecessor: Opel Kadett 1 (1937 - 1940)
Opel Kadett A (1962 - 1965)
In 1962 only the 2-door sedan was available. From March 1963 Opel also offered a more luxury model, the Kadett L, and an estate the Opel Kadett CarAVan 1000. In October 1963 a coupé version was introduced.
Opel Kadett L A (1963 - 1965)
Opel Kadett CarAVan A (1963 - 1965)
The engine, a 993 cc OHV L4, was the first all-new power unit developed by Opel after the second World War. It came with a choice from two power levels. The standard 1.0 litre with 29 kW, and in October 1963 the high compression "1.0 S-Motor" was added with 35 kW.
Opel Kadett Coupé A (1963 - 1965)
Successor: Opel Kadett B (1965 - 1973)
After 649.512 cars the production of the Opel Kadett A ended in 1965 when it was succeeded by the Opel Kadett B.

Brochures:

Opel Kadett German Advert I (1962)


Opel Kadett German Advert II (1962)


Opel Kadett German Advert III (1962)

Opel Kadett CarAVan German Advert (1963)