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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:42 am

The 50th year of the Capri :woot: now getting emotional... :crying:
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:40 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:The 50th year of the Capri :woot:
Is it the only "classic" that's 50 this year? :whistle: :D :cheers:
It's going to be a great year and I look forward to catching up with forum members at the various events throughout the year, but most likely at the CCI Nationals and Brooklands.

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:10 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Is it the only "classic" that's 50 this year? :whistle: :D :cheers:
:wave: :shock: :lol:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:It's going to be a great year and I look forward to catching up with forum members at the various events throughout the year, but most likely at the CCI Nationals and Brooklands.
:agree: Should be a cracking year mate :)
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Post by Daz-RSK » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:28 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:The 50th year of the Capri :woot:
Is it the only "classic" that's 50 this year? :whistle: :D :cheers:
As in the only classic model that's celebrating 50 years this year, Andrew ? If you are meaning this - there is another.

The Austin Maxi!!!! :woot:

Hey, don't laugh! It is. It's really 50 years old since the 5 speed, 5 door hatchback in a mainstream motor was launched.

I'm taking the Capri to a few Maxi events to help them celebrate all of those years.........erm......sorry..........got as little distracted with a tear in the eye for all of those Maxi's that have gone to the graveyard.........I am going to help them celebrate the love of their motors. They asked for some assistance in this area and thought a Capri owner could help here.

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Re: Hello 2019 !

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:00 pm

50 years old OMG yes also catching up with everybody at all the events ..

Austin maxi was that a car ? :lol:
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Post by Paul G » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:00 pm

The post wasn't really about which other cars are 50 this year but in addition to the Capri and the Maxi, the Renault 12 (which went on to be the first Dacia), that motorised armchair the Peugeot 504 and the then ground-breaking Fiat 128 were also introduced.

The 128 was ground - breaking as it was the first mass produced car to have transverse power unit with the clutch and gearbox bolted onto the side (rear) of the engine and using unequal length driveshafts for the front wheel drive. This is the way almost all of today's cars are still layed out. All previous FWD cars had had inline engine with engine in front of or behind the gearbox or transverse with the gearbox in the engine's sump.

I am biased as my mum had a 128 when I was learning to drive and it went like a rocket, but unfortunately rusted like one too.

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Post by andyd » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:06 pm

Paul G wrote:The post wasn't really about which other cars are 50 this year but in addition to the Capri and the Maxi, the Renault 12 (which went on to be the first Dacia), that motorised armchair the Peugeot 504 and the then ground-breaking Fiat 128 were also introduced.

The 128 was ground - breaking as it was the first mass produced car to have transverse power unit with the clutch and gearbox bolted onto the side (rear) of the engine and using unequal length driveshafts for the front wheel drive. This is the way almost all of today's cars are still layed out. All previous FWD cars had had inline engine with engine in front of or behind the gearbox or transverse with the gearbox in the engine's sump.

I am biased as my mum had a 128 when I was learning to drive and it went like a rocket, but unfortunately rusted like one too.
I learnt how to drive in a X reg Peugeot 504 :drive: Dad had two between 1980 and 84.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:17 pm

Most Fiat 128s have aged much better than what I had in mind in my first post...…. :whistle: :lol: :sorry:
andyd wrote:I learnt how to drive in a X reg Peugeot 504
My friend's Dad had an estate 505. They had, unusually for the time, 3 rows of seats and seated 7/8 people.
It was a massive beast of a thing! :D

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:58 pm

Phew, I am glad this post diverted the attention away from the 'classic' that Andrew actually meant was also set to turn 50 during 2019.....a certain chap who goes by the name of Fordoholic Nick :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:

And Jason too by the way..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:01 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:a certain chap who goes by the name of Fordoholic Nick :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:

And Jason too by the way..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
A triple celebration is definitely in order at Brooklands! :cheers:

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Re: Hello 2019 !

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:18 pm

Amazing. I wasn't around in 1969 but what a good year it was. Here is a list of cars :

https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/c ... urope_1969

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Re: Hello 2019 !

Post by Paul G » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:21 pm

.[/quote]
I learnt how to drive in a X reg Peugeot 504 :drive: Dad had two between 1980 and 84.[/quote]

I would have thought that would have been a 505 by X-reg Andy. The last 504's, apart from the pick-up were sold in 78/79. Still a damn good car, we had one at work as a hack and it had done over 300,000 miles.

Modern Peugeots wouldn't hold a candle to one of those old ones.

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Post by andyd » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:17 am

Paul G wrote:.
I learnt how to drive in a X reg Peugeot 504 :drive: Dad had two between 1980 and 84.[/quote]

I would have thought that would have been a 505 by X-reg Andy. The last 504's, apart from the pick-up were sold in 78/79. Still a damn good car, we had one at work as a hack and it had done over 300,000 miles.

Modern Peugeots wouldn't hold a candle to one of those old ones.[/quote]

Hi Paul,
I remember the reg numbers, NYB964V and XYC57X :)

His mate had the 305 and I always liked the look of the 505 at the time.

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Post by Paul G » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:20 am

Good old Somerset registrations Andy. My dad worked in Burnham on Sea and his last car was a Merc 280SE, reg B600 VYD. Unfortunately he passed away in 1987.

Another major 50th birthday this year is the Queen of the Skies - the Boeing 747. I think this plane deserves a mention for making long distance flying affordable to everyone. I've flown on many and it's sad they are dying out now in favour of cramped smaller planes.

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Post by andyd » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:42 am

Paul G wrote:Good old Somerset registrations Andy. My dad worked in Burnham on Sea and his last car was a Merc 280SE, reg B600 VYD. Unfortunately he passed away in 1987.

Another major 50th birthday this year is the Queen of the Skies - the Boeing 747. I think this plane deserves a mention for making long distance flying affordable to everyone. I've flown on many and it's sad they are dying out now in favour of cramped smaller planes.
Yes Taunton registrations.

I like planes but hate flying! Many iconic things are coming to an end now....Watched (again) Guy Martin with the Vulcan final flight yesterday :( :(

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Post by D366Y » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:36 pm

Not quite other 50th's but;

Lancia Delta - 40th anniversary
Maxda MX5 - 30th anniversary
Ferrari F355 - 25th anniversary
Mini - 60th anniversary
Porsche 914 - 50th anniversary
Jaguar Mk2 - 60th anniversary
Rover P4 - 70th anniversary
Austin Healey 3000 - 60th anniversary

Along with a couple of car companies like Citreon, Bentley, Abarth and Marcos all celebrating 100 years and 60 year anniversaries!

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:53 pm

D366Y wrote:Not quite other 50th's but;

Lancia Delta - 40th anniversary
Maxda MX5 - 30th anniversary
Ferrari F355 - 25th anniversary
Mini - 60th anniversary
Porsche 914 - 50th anniversary
Jaguar Mk2 - 60th anniversary
Rover P4 - 70th anniversary
Austin Healey 3000 - 60th anniversary

Along with a couple of car companies like Citreon, Bentley, Abarth and Marcos all celebrating 100 years and 60 year anniversaries!
:shock: Bleedin Hell Danny....how many weetabix did you have for breakfast this morning mate !! Remind me to have you as a "phone a friend" if a question comes up on motoring anniversaries :lol:
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Post by D366Y » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:48 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote: :shock: Bleedin Hell Danny....how many weetabix did you have for breakfast this morning mate !! Remind me to have you as a "phone a friend" if a question comes up on motoring anniversaries :lol:
:lol: was just a list I found randomly! That was pretty much everything haha

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Post by pbar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:00 am

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:Amazing. I wasn't around in 1969 but what a good year it was. Here is a list of cars :

https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/c ... urope_1969
Looking at a list like that and the pics you can see what style and appearance cars had back then, and don't they look great. And so many differences and chances taken, an exciting and vibrant time.

50 years from now, I can't imagine people thinking that about cars in 2019.

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Post by D366Y » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:49 am

pbar wrote: 50 years from now, I can't imagine people thinking that about cars in 2019.
New releases this year include....

BMW 3 series
Mazda 3
Suzuki Jimny
Range Rover Evoque
Aston Martin DBX
Nissan Juke
Land Rover Defender
Vauxhall Corsa
Renault Clio

It doesn't sound like an interesting year for car releases :lol:

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