Just a nice period picture

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surfblue63 wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:32 pm Nidge

There's loads of stills from Get Carter out there, I just searched Michael Caine Wallsend for the ferry jetty shot. If you swop Wallsend for Gateshead you will get shots from the car park

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Sadly the car park was pulled done a few years ago

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I know Stu I've already got loads of them! There's a really good book about the making of Get Carter by Steve Chibnal, it includes all of the shooting dates and locations.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313567196312 ... -EQAvD_BwE

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Get Carter #8 (2).jpg

They used two different Mk2 Jags in this scene, one has wire wheels and the other has steelies with hub caps....!

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Get Carter Mk2 Jag #2.jpg
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The first one with wires was scrapped, the second car lived a few years longer until a wall fell on it. :lol:
The G registration was fake btw - they were quite early 59-60 cars that were worth bugger all in 1970.
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Costafortune wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:51 pm The first one with wires was scrapped, the second car lived a few years longer until a wall fell on it. :lol:
The G registration was fake btw - they were quite early 59-60 cars that were worth bugger all in 1970.
''Cheap old Mk2 Jags used in film, schock horror'' :lol:

In the scenes where Caine is 'driving' the Mk2 Cortina the film crew pushed him into the shot as he hadn't passed his driving test at the time!

The opening title sequence in the finished film is perfect, especially with Roy Budd's soundtrack but it was meant to be slightly different, some footage was shot of the train departing from Kings X but it was too slow so it was cut.

And for even more geekiness, the Deltic loco that passes Caine's train in the titles was 9010 'The King's Own Scottish Borderer' ;)
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Nice 'Aqua' 1275GT in this 1976 photo taken at Camborne in Cornwall....

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(For complete and utter geek purposes the loco is either D1056 'Western Sultan' or D1071 'Western Renown' ;) )
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That is a very patriotic scene isn't it. Not a foreign car anywhere to be seen is there? The company I worked for then wouldn't allow any of us to choose a foreign car for work purposes :o
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WMU 211G wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:24 pm Nice 'Aqua' 1275GT in this 1976 photo taken at Camborne in Cornwall....


CAMBOURNE HOLMANS 1976 STEPHEN BURDETT.jpg
I was a student driving around that area at that time!!!
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Old English White wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:08 pm That is a very patriotic scene isn't it. Not a foreign car anywhere to be seen is there? The company I worked for then wouldn't allow any of us to choose a foreign car for work purposes :o
Were other countries the same, around that time ?
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Exminiman wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:50 pm
Old English White wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:08 pm That is a very patriotic scene isn't it. Not a foreign car anywhere to be seen is there? The company I worked for then wouldn't allow any of us to choose a foreign car for work purposes :o
Were other countries the same, around that time ?
Whenever I have driven through France in recent years it looks to me like they still buy mostly French cars and I think their car industry was in a similar state to BL at one point?
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Would any French folks concur with this ?

Speaking as some one who got married in a Traction Avant….. :D
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France has mainly French cars and Dacias. Not much German or Jap stuff at all.
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