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Nostalgic picture
« on: 11.10. 2018 14:08 »
This image could be from my childhood. I can see a couple of combo's over on the right.

I'm not sure what a Saphire was; Armstrong Siddeley Saphire, maybe? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Siddeley_Sapphire_(motor_car)

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Re: Nostalgic picture
« Reply #1 on: 11.10. 2018 14:29 »
When I saw that the Vauxhall car in the front reminded me of my days as an apprentice in the late fifties early sixties the managing director of the company had a car just like that it was an apprentices job to wash it on a saturday morning. I only ever got the job once I washed the car but the company were agriculture engineers and they used to sell a chemical for cleaning milking machines which was also used mixed with water to clean the directors car, but nobody told me how much to use and I used to much so when I finished the car I clocked out and went home only to be called to his office on the monday morning where I recieved a right old dressing down it seems that when the car dried it left a grey film all over paint work and it took the director and foreman all afternoon to get rid of it. Strange but I never did get the job of washing his car again.

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Re: Nostalgic picture
« Reply #2 on: 11.10. 2018 14:42 »
...Strange but I never did get the job of washing his car again.

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Re: Nostalgic picture
« Reply #3 on: 11.10. 2018 16:11 »
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a chemical for cleaning milking machines

farms I worked used one called " Deosan" - yes it took limescale of milking machines so a bit of car shine would be childs play to it
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« Reply #4 on: 11.10. 2018 16:13 »
Different era for me. Having been caught misbehaving on the shop floor, a fellow apprentice and I were sent over to the garage to wash a couple of cars that were going to be on display at the annual factory open day. The cars were actually a brand new Scimitar and a Lotus that was purportedly one of the cars used on the recently released James Bond film – Spy Who loved my I’m thinking now. Part way through scrubbing them up it started to rain and we asked for them to be moved inside. The foreman just gave us the keys and told us to sort ourselves out. So we ended up running them around the lanes at the back of the garage. And I still had no car license at that time. Even then I remember the trim all coming away inside the Lotus and not thinking much to the quality.
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