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We are looking for test-users
The vacation is over and it is time to go back home. Not only the people on the photo but also the PostWarClassic.com team is back in the office and we are focussing on our renewed website. Earlier this year, the PreWarCar.com website has been renewed and it is now time for PostWarClassic.com as well. As the website is now ready for testing, we are looking for enthusiasts who can help us with th...
Which car do you choose from the year 1967?
    

On Thursday August 23, 2018 Worldwide Auctioneers will have their Pacific Grove Auction. This event is held on the Monterey Peninsula during the famous classic car week. We took a dive into the catalogue and found a wide variety of cars. From a 1993 Mercedes Benz 300 TE Station Wagon to a Ferrari 250GT Ellena. And from a 1958 Buick Limited Convert...

R4 pre-production cars used by cowboys
We found some wonderful movie material of the Renault 4 predating the launch of the car in 1961. The R4 was of course Renault’s answer to the Citroen 2CV and turned out to become a hit, too. These moving images were filmed in the Camargue nature park in southern France and show the versatility of the car pretty well. There is more material online to be found and judging from that it seems the m...
Special Sprites and mighty Midgets unite
Austin-Healey Sprites and MG Midgets from all over Europe and Japan made it to the Zandvoort track in The Netherlands last weekend to celebrate the 60th birthday for ‘Spridgets’ all over the world. As you will undoubtedly know there have been many Spridget racers with special bodies by companies such as WSM, Speedwell, Sebring, Lenham and Ashley and the line up at Zandvoort was rather im...
About Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #189

Great again to see the response on last week’s quiz. We had a one-off car. Built by aircraft designers in 1953 and till last year, stored away for almost 60 years.

Yes, we are talking about the Manta Ray!The first response came in from Robbie Marenzi, who told us what it was. But no other information. But soon, Ace Zanek told us: “the Manta Ray built by Glen Hire an...

Helene’s dual fashion for Friday
Huh? What’s going on here? Yes, that’s a Nash car and a Friday Lady standing next to it, eating an ice cream (like we did quite frequently in the past couple of weeks). But why is she wearing something that makes us think of the famous Alfa-Romeo SZ of the Lopresto collection? Is it to show the two sides of the car? A sunny one and one for winter? We don’t know. What we do know is that the l...
Montee Ballon d’Alsace for sniffing up atmosphere
You could go to the Nürburgring this weekend for the German Oldtimer Grand Prix, where you will find some awesome racers. But you’ll find long cues anywhere near the legendary racing track. You'll also find it hard to buy a sausage or beer here with 60,000 more visitors joining you. You could also try and find an event not so packed with people. How about the Montee Ballon d’Alsace, som...
HERO takes over ERA
In the UK dominated world of classic rallying there is the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) and the Endurance Rally Association (ERA). The first is known for its historic rallies organized by its late founder Philip Young since the 1980s, the ERA specializes in long distance endurance events such as the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. Now, HERO and the ERA have reached an agreemen...
Back to back: 1952 Pick-ups weird and wonderful
We’ve always had a soft spot for the saloon / sedan based pick-up here at PostWarClassic, with an extra special place in our hearts for the country cool Chevy El Camino and Ford Ranchero. They are also sometimes referred to as coupé utilities and the very first of them is believed to have come from an early 1930se request from an Australian farmer. He applied to Ford in a letter ‘looki...
A typical garage in France
The last couple of weeks, we enjoyed our vacation in France. Despite the high temperatures, we tried to go out so every now and then. And as we hoped, we found some places that we think of as typically French. The first place we found was when we took a wrong turn. Just when we wanted to turn, we noticed something old behind a barn. It was in that field that we saw a few Renault Dauphin...
Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #189
The car shown in this weeks puzzle is a one-off. Although the builders wanted to build six more to cover the costs. As far as we know, this is the only one. You might have seen it at a big car show a few years ago. Before that time, the car has been stored away for almost 60 years. Do you need other hints? The name is also a fish. Easy right? Barnfind, big show, fish….. Come with your best an...
Is 117 Coupe the first Euro-Japanese collaboration? UPDATE: It isn't
No points for guessing the origins of this Friday Lady photo. Yes, it’s from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Country of Cherry Blossoms or the Flowery Kingdom – of course: Japan. But as with more Japanese cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s this one had a European flavour too. It’s a Isuzu 117 Coupe, which was launched 50 years ago this year on the Tokyo Motor Show and styled by Giorgetto...
Bullit chase car hussles towards German concours
Remember the Bullit Mustang that was found back earlier this year? ChromCars in Germany, a company that calls itself ‘Automotive Archaeologists’ wishes it would have it. Well, who doesn't? They do have what they call an ‘Original BULLIT replica’, which is a bit of a contradictio in terminus if you ask us. Albeit an original GT390 fastback in the right hue of Highland Green, it...
Lambo classics on holiday tour
When you are in Italy this Summer you might just bump into a duo of Lamborghinis that are having a little party tour. What’s going on? Well, Lamborghini is to mark the 50th anniversary of their Espada and Islero models this year and they have decided to do so by restoring an example of both models and take them on a tour throughout Italy. Could these two be the ultimate Lamborghini models, 50 ye...
An Indian elephant to help Austin drivers
This is a story about an animal rather than about cars. Or is it? Well, fact is that it has to be one of the more light hearthed British Pathe movie clips we’ve come across. But also one of the loveliest. We are treated to the latest helper at the East Midlands petrol station in Warmington, Northamptonshire in 1964, who comes in the shape of an elephant. Was it really true? It seems so, as ther...
Say it with flowers

People often show their love by giving flowers. We decorate the car when a wedding is taking place, we give flowers when a new car is bought. We use flowers to décor our garden. And even some cars end up as a flower basket themselves. We found this sweet yellow “Herbie” online and although we prefer that cars stay in use, we liked it.

About What is it? Puzzle #188: FSO Ogar

As it is sunny in our part of the world, we thought this car would fit perfectly in last weeks quiz. And we were happy to see 3 good answers. The first one was from Fritz Hegemann, who emailed us from China. He was unable to add a comment there so an email gave us the right solution. "FSO Ogar, concept car by Cezary Nawrot from 1977, based on a Polski Fiat 125p with typical ESV (=Experimental...

Time for a holiday
Are you going away this Summer? We are. And France remains a popular destination within our family, so that’s where we are heading to pretty soon. The French themselves are notorious for their vacations in August, when all of the country’s economy is defunct for a month. So you have just a few days left to contact them. We wonder where today’s French Friday Lady and her son (or grandson?) we...
Caption it: style at Silverstone
We couldn’t help but chuckle upon seeing this photograph, taken by Andy Barass at last weekend’s Silverstone Classic. Are all those Porsches just standing there or are they really looking in envy to all those Astons Martins on the racing track? While it was the 70th Anniversary of the first Grand Prix held at Silverstone, we suspect this particular scene having something to do with the Aston M...
Another museum quits after its caretaker passes
It’s only a month ago that the Dutch Ford Museum was sold out of all of its inventory. This time, another motor museum focussing on one all-American marque quits with all of the cars and automobilia in it going to the highest bidders. For now it’s not Ford but Hudson that will have to do with one museum less. And as the Ford Museum of Mister Den Hartog, the closure of the Hudson museum is due ...

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