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Old 07-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Hello,
Did anybody recognize that antique car that briefly appeared in a film clip during the Olympic Games opening ceremony this evening?

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Can you post a photo?
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Looked like an early Austin.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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If you are referring to the one in the Rowan Atkinson (Mr.Bean) Chariots of Fire skit It was an Austin Seven Sedan. England's answer to the Model T. Plenty of them here where they are referred to as Matchbox Cars. Very small motor about 15 inches long, very economical, but useless on the hills, as an Austin 7 owner once said to me, "It wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding"
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The saying here for underpowered vehicle is: "it couldn't pull a hen off her nest"
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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Austin Seven. The were made here under license, then were re-vamped as the American Bantam in the mid 1930's...

They are TINY.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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They also couldn't pull a maggot off a pork chop.
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The saying here for underpowered verhicles is:
"Der zieht die Wurst nicht vom Teller"
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The saying here for underpowered verhicles is:
"Der zieht die Wurst nicht vom Teller"
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Roughly translated, does that mean, "Not enough power to fart?" Bill W. (I will attempt a pic of my '32 Bantam Dragster.)
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Hi Bill
Nice one too... makes me consoling as im old and i lost power, but still have enough to .....

Greetings Christoph

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Der zieht die Wurst nicht vom Teller = It doesnt pull the sausage off the plate...
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Hi Bill
Nice one too... makes me consoling as im old and i lost power, but still have enough to .....

Greetings Christoph

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Der zieht die Wurst nicht vom Teller = It doesnt pull the sausage off the plate...
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Hood on car is out of proportion, original hood was less than half that length! My 1/4 X 5/16 flathead is clear inside the cowl, fun car! NO TROPHIES! I'm 76 now, pic was from 1956. I'm OLD, but as long as I p** & p**p good, I guess I'm doing O.K. Bill W.
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Bill

Im green with envy ;-))

Over here in Europe, we had no pre WW2 cars left at that time.

Here you will find what was racing about (in 1982)
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lateron we found bigger race-cars
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And once we could afford to use BIG-engines, we as well found out about wheelies
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BTW Im sorry as i feel im high-jacking this thread somewhat
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And once we could afford to use BIG-engines, we as well found out about wheelies
HMM! I must be doing something wrong, my "wheelies" do it on the front???? Are you in REVERSE? I could understand it if you lived "Down Under" with Lawrie where a lots of weird phenomenoms take place. Bill W.
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