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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:43 pm 
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Lots of Minis of all types lining the streets in this film!
1960s London Driving, Kensington, Earls Court, HD from 35mm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZBuPDl22GA

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(The first film is said to be 1966 or 67. The second film is early 70s.)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 pm 
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When whoever filmed this first showed it to their nearest and dearest, i bet their reaction was: what a boring film!

50 years later and its real time capsule of a better world.


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When I ready Haynes' comment above, my instant reaction was "It wasn't a better world, it was just different". While this is still my "intellectual" reaction, I can't help but agree, it does look an altogether better world!

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The streets look tidy and litter free ....unlike today :(


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Not sure if this is a Sprint or just a chop top, about 1min30 into the film

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You could spend hours trawling through the old films on that channel


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Location: Up north where men are men and sheep are frightened
Hardly a foreign car in sight


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Virtually every vehicle instantly recognisable too.

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Interesting to note, in the first film at least, an almost complete lack of road markings . . .


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1071kev wrote:
Virtually every vehicle instantly recognisable too.


By sound as well as sight.


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Fantastic snapshot of history there, very nice. At first I thought it might be 1965 /66-ish but near the end of the clip there are at least a couple of vehicles with the then new-fangled reflective numberplates (including an FX4 Taxi) which means it's probably no earlier than early '68-ish. I think I saw a '67 model year Mustang Notchback parked up near the end too.

Has anyone done a proper freeze frame job and counted all of the Minis yet...? ;)

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