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Old 22nd March 2010, 01:03 PM
Lukas Lukas is offline
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Default Shannons Wheels 2010 (Canberra) Pics

Hi all,

Pics from Shannons Wheels 2010 in Canberra - on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House on Sunday March 21.

Fold-up middle row seats in the stretch Caddy:


Stretch Caddy exterior - the way the doors look open really spoils it in my opinion:


Makers mark on an old headlamp, off another Caddy:


Old Pugeot powered pushie:


Room M100 in OPH


Morris(?) Mayflower - like a sub-compact Roller:


Aston Martin DBS:


Sleepy monster:


Old Pug:


Lovely colour scheme:


Mint condition 220SE interior:


Hard to see, but a lovely burgandy + white paint job:


Gotta love pillarless:


Diplomatic plates - where can I get some:


Lovely Buick, another jet-age car (hood emblem):


Obligatory T603 - was getting a lot of attention, as it should:


Fluid drive must have been important to write it on the bumper:


Caddy - same car as before:


6.3 - from another car club:


The stretch Caddy and another, tail to tail - wish they still designed cars like that:


Old Harleys:


Volvo 262(?) coupe - rare - nice lines, and Colin Powell drove it during a visit to Canberra as secretary of state (gave Alexander Downer a lift - Powell is a Volvo nut apparently):


Built 1946 I think it said - nice:


Austin I think this was - tiny:


Nash - you don't appreciate how tall the older cars are until next to them:


Beautiful blue somethingorother - restored from a pile of rust:


The jet age again:


Lincoln - these fascinate me for some reason, although they would be shocking to drive:


Buick: near-horizontal fins:


Same Buick from the rear - love the badge "font" too:


More fins - poke your eye out fins:


DeTomaso Pantera - tyres twice as wide as mine:


There were lot more cars there, including MBs, but I was only photographing what took my fancy. There were whole rows of Skylines and newer Commodores and BMWs and the likes, but they seemed boring this year.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Shannons Wheels 2010 (Canberra) Pics

Fluid drive must have been important to write it on the bumper:
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/l...0/IMG_4253.jpg



This looks like a 1939 or 40 model Chrysler, so fluid drive (fluid coupling) would have been very rare then, only Daimlers were using it for normal production.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Shannons Wheels 2010 (Canberra) Pics

Wow, great pics. Many thanks for posting them.

Was away for the weekend and only found out it was on at short notice, otherwise I would have gone.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: Shannons Wheels 2010 (Canberra) Pics

GR8 pictures there - I admit fins do send a shiver down my spine - I love FINS!!!
By thw way, I think it migt be a Triumph Mayflower? So named because a flower unfolding was faster than the 0 to 35 mph the little tacker could manage...
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~nicouls/mayweb2.htm#x
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Old 23rd March 2010, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Shannons Wheels 2010 (Canberra) Pics

It is a Triumph Mayflower, and (believe it or not) it had a better performance than the same year Morris Minor or Austin A40.

They also tried to use its chassis for the TR1, but the prototype proved the chassis was much too flexible in that application, so there had to be major changes - thank goodness they also changed the styling at the same time and came up with the TR2!
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