Wednesday 17 November 2021

1968, Car Spotting: De Lairessestraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Left to right

Two unidentified cars, Ford Taunus 12M Coupé (P4), Daf 600 or 750, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Volkswagen 1200 / 1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Ford Taunus 17M or 20M (P5), Rootes Arrow (Probably Sunbeam Arrow), Simca 1000, Fiat 850, unidentified car, Daf 600 or 750, Opel Rekord B, BMW 1500, NSU Prinz 4, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Ford Cortina Mk II.

Thursday 11 November 2021

1967, Best selling cars: United Kingdom

Top 10 of the best sold car models in the UK. There are no foreign models in the top 10, as imports accounted for only 8.3% of sales. (source: AROnline, UK)

N° 10: Morris Minor 1000
(2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, 2-door convertible, 2-door estate) 34,565 units sold

Morris Minor 1000

N° 9: Ford Corsair V4
(4-door saloon, 2-door saloon, 2-door cabriolet, 5-door estate) 35,993 units sold

Ford Corsair V4

N° 8: Vauxhall Victor FC/FD
(4-door saloon, 5-door estate) 38,517 units sold

Vauxhall Victor FC
Vauxhall Victor FD

N° 7: Rootes / Chrysler Europe Imp range
(Hillman Imp, Singer Chamois, Sunbeam Imp, Commer Imp, 2-door saloon, 2-door coupé, 3-door estate, 3-door panel van) 40,858 units sold

Hillman Imp

N° 6: Ford Anglia 105E/123E
(2-door saloon, 3-door estate, 3-door van) 55,735 units sold

Ford Anglia 105E

N° 5: Rootes / Chrysler Europe Arrow range
(Hillman Minx, Hillman Hunter, Singer Vogue, Singer Gazelle, Sunbeam Arrow, Sunbeam Rapier, Humber Sceptre,  4-door saloon, 5-door estate, 2-door coupé, 2-door pick up) 79,376 units sold

Humber Sceptre

N° 4: BMC Mini
(Austin 850, Austin Mini, Morris 850, Morris Mini, Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet) 82,436 units sold

Austin Mini

N° 3: Vauxhall Viva HB
(2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, 3-door estate) 100,220 units sold

Vauxhall Viva HB

N° 2: BMC ADO16 1100/1300
Austin 1100/1300, MG 1100/1300, Morris 1100/1300, Riley Kestrel, Vanden Plas Princess 1100/1300, Wolseley 1100/1300, 4-door saloon, 2-door saloon, 3-door estate) 131,382 units sold

Morris 1100

N° 1: Ford Cortina Mk II
(2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, 5-door estate) 165,300 units sold

Ford Cortina Mk II

Sunday 7 November 2021

1966, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes II

Isuzu 117 Coupé
- Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Carrozeria Ghia, Turin, Italy, 1966
- Produced by Isuzu Motors Ltd., Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan (1968 - 1981)
- Showed at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show.

Isuzu 117 Coupé
Isuzu 117 Coupé
Isuzu 117 Coupé at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show

Fiat 124 Cabriolet
- Conversion by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, Milan, Italy, 1966
- Based on the Fiat 124
- Showed at the 1966 Turin Auto Show.
- Only one car was made.

Fiat 124 Cabriolet
Fiat 124 Cabriolet
Fiat 124 Cabriolet

Margherita table and chairs
- Designed by Giuseppe Raimondi & Ugo Nespolo, Italy, 1966
- Manufactured by Gufram, Barolo, Italy

Margherita table and chairs
Margherita table and chairs

Clock Cifra 3
- Designed by Gino Valle & John Myer, Italy / Belgium, 1966
- Manufactured by Solari, Udine, Italy

Clock Cifra 3
Clock Cifra 3

Karelia lounge chair
- Designed by Liisi Meronen Beckmann, Finland, 1966
- Manufactured by Zanotta, Milan, Italy

Karelia lounge chair
Karelia lounge chair

Color TV adverts, 1966

RCA Victor

Monday 1 November 2021

1965, Television: Bob Morane

The French spy series "Bob Morane" premiered on 25 March 1965 on ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française). The series, produced by Robert Vernay was based on the character created by Belgian novelist Henri Vernes in 1953. During two seasons a total of 26 episodes were produced. The main stars are Claude Titre as Bob Morane and Billy Kearns as Bill Ballantine.

Claude Titre as Bob Morane

Billy Kearns as Bill Ballantine
Bob Morane, pilot, journalist, engineer, weapons and martial arts expert, confronts dictatorships, dangerous masterminds and secret societies around the globe... 

Claude Titre and Margit Saad in the episode "Le lagon aux requins"

Billy Kearns, Robert Barre and Claude Titre in the episode
"Le temple des crocodiles"

Main Cast

  • Claude Titre as Bob Morane
  • Billy Kearns as Bill Ballantine

Bob Morane Opening and Closing Credits Episode "Mission à Orly"