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The most popular veteran car

The poll is closed and you have selected the most popular veteran car. It was close race between two cars, the 1947 MG TC Midget and the 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster. But in the end the MG proved to be to the most popular with 29 % of the votes. A very good choise I would say! Congratulations to the Red British Beauty and thanks for everybody who participated in the voting!

A look behind the steering wheel of a1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.If you like this car vote for it at my blog![Vote for your favorite car]

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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Vote for your favorite car!

I need your help to decide which of these old beauties is the most beautiful car. I have my favorite but taste is different so I curios to know what you think. Thanks in advance for participating.

1957 Pontiac Star Chief
A 1957 Pontiac Star Chief parked infront of Mariefreds Värdshus och kyrka.
1949 Buick Roadmaster
A 1949 Buick Roadmaster parked infron of Mariefreds Värdshus.
1956 Cadillac Fleetwood
A 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood parked in Mariefred at Ångans dag. In the background you can see the Gripsholm Castle.
1954 Citroën B11Traction Avant
A 1954 Citroën B11Traction Avant parked in Mariefred at Ångans dag. In the background you can see Mariefred's Marina.
1964 Morris Minor 1000
A Morris Minor 1000, from 1964, parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.
1950 Volvo PV444
A Swedish classic, Volvo PV444, from 1950 parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.
1949 Bently Mark IV
A 1949 Bentley Mark IV, Standard Steel Sports Saloon, parked beside a Fiat 600 in Mariefred. In the backround you can see the Gripsholm Castle.
1958 Pontiac Bonneville
A 1958 Pontiac Bonneville parked infront of Mariefreds Värdshus och kyrka.
1947 MG TC Midget
A 1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.
1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster
A 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Photo, Poll, Veteran Cars

 

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1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster

Last out in my veteran car week is a black beauty from Great Britain, a Triumph 1800 Roadster from 1948. Triumph Roadster was the first post war car from Britain’s Triumph Motor Company. A total of 4501 cars of this model was produced between 1946 and 1949. It came with two types of engines, a 1800 cc and a 2000 cc. This black beauty, with the smaller engine type, made a visit to Mariefred on the day of steam 2011. The last car with the Triumph brand was produced in 1984 but BMW currently own the trademark.

I hope you enjoyed these old beauties I presented under the theme “Veteran Car Week”. For sure I will continue take photos of cars but for now there will be HDR-photo with different motives on my blog.

A 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.

A look inside the coupe of a 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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1947 MG TC

The MG Car Company is a former British sports car manufacturer that was founded in the 1920s by the British engineer Cecil Kimber. Since 2007 MG is own by the Chinese automobile manufacturer Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. Best known for its two-seat open sports cars. The TC model was the first postwar MG, launched in 1945, and exactly 10,000 were produced between 1945 to 1950. This red beauty was spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam, 2011.

A look behind the steering wheel of a1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

A 1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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1958 Pontiac Bonneville

Now we are on the last day of the veteran car week at my blog. But I still have some more old beauties I want to show you, so I decided to continue with cars a couple of days. Today’s upload is another Pontiac, we opened the week with a Star Chief from 1957 and we close it with a Bonneville from 1958. Pontiac is a automobile brand started by General Motors in 1926 and was terminated, due to the effects of the company’s financial problems, in 2009. The name Pontiac comes from the Indian chief of the Ottawa tribe who is famous for his role in Pontiac’s Rebellion against the British Army in 1763 to 1766. The Bonneville model was produced from 1957 to 2005 and got its name from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, a site auto racing and most of the world’s land speed record runs. The Bonneville was introduced to the market in 1957 with a cabriolet. In 1958 they added a coupe, and it paced the Indianapolis 500 that year. This turquoise beauty from 1958 made a trip to Mariefred, on the Day of Steam 2011, where I spotted it and captured on picture.

Below you can see three HDR-pictures of the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, one of the exterior and two from the interior. There is a fourth HDR-picture of the exterior viewed from behind, you can see this picture in my collection at smugmug or flickr!

A 1958 Pontic Bonneville spoted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

A very nice decoration in a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, spoted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

A look inside the coupe of a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, spoted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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1949 Bentley Mark IV

Todays car is a Bentley Mark IV, Standard Steel Sports Saloon, from 1949. Just like all other cars of which I posted HDR-pictures this week, this British beauty was spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam. The Bentley Motors Limited was founded in 1919 by the British engineer Walter Owen Bentley. In 1931 Bently was bought by Rolls-Royce and since 1998 it’s a part of the Volkswagen Group. But Bentley still have their business based in Crewe, England. The Mark IV model was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley. It was also the first Bentley from Rolls-Royce with design based on the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946 and Silver Dawn of 1949. A total of 5 202 Mark IV was produced between 1946 to 1952.

A 1949 Bentley Mark IV, Standard Steel Sports Saloon, parked at Mariefreds Värdshus.

A look inside the coupe of a 1949 Bentley Mark IV, Standard Steel Sports Saloon.

If you wast to see how this British beauty looks from the front, you can visit my photosteam at flickr or my portfolio at smugmug!

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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1950 Volvo PV444

Volvo PV is a Swedish classic car. The PV444 model was constructed during the second world war and the purpose was to build a smaller car with good fuel economy that would assure the company’s future. The PV444 quickly become very popular in Sweden and become the car of the people, “folkbilen”. A total of 196 005 units of the PV444 where made between 1944 to 1958. In 1958 the PV544 model was introdced which where a modernised version of the PV444 model. Like its predecessor the PV544 was very popular and until 1965, when the last PV left the factory in Lundby, a total of 243 996 units of the PV544 were produced. This black beauty from 1950 was spotted on the Day of Steam in Mariefred 2011.

A Swedish classic, Volvo PV444, from 1950 parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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