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Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« on: February 13, 2012, 02:09:24 PM »
There was a bit about this Granville Bradshaw creation in issue 83 of Rumcar News but am I right in thinking the car also featured in a more mainstream mag like Practical Classics? Does anyone know where and which issue?
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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 11:07:27 PM »
 It was the Automobile a few years ago. I've got the issue but might take a day or so to dig it up again to find out the date....

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 01:54:44 AM »
Thanks Stuart, that'll be brilliant
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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 09:08:50 AM »
Dear Stuart

Could you copy me in with that as well

Many thanks

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 07:46:36 PM »
 I think it was the July 2010 issue. I still can't find my issue, but that date sounds about right. You may not be aware of this, but the Automobile magazine does collectivly own one of the Bradshaw/Lansing prototypes in its "Oily Rag" collection,being the 1948 Utility car with sliding doors....

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 07:56:23 PM »
have never heard of this . i am not happy ! it has usurped the gordon in the ugliest vehicle category , unless as a prototype it doesn't count and i can relax again  :)

my god that is the ugliest vehicle i have ever seen - can anyone beat that ?
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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 11:11:07 PM »
I always thought the Russon prototype took some beating for it's unique style.  The picture comes from this site http://www.onthewire.co.uk/bray3.htm.

On the Lansing car, I think it has to be an earlier issue that I remember seeing something in (2006-2007) although I think it may well have been The Automobile. The only thing I could find on the magazines website was the June 2009 issues when Michael Worthington-Williams looked at the Bradshaw biography. Good to see that 1948 car surviving.
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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 09:25:48 AM »
have never heard of this . i am not happy ! it has usurped the gordon in the ugliest vehicle category , unless as a prototype it doesn't count and i can relax again  :)

my god that is the ugliest vehicle i have ever seen - can anyone beat that ?

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 10:08:05 AM »
have never heard of this . i am not happy ! it has usurped the gordon in the ugliest vehicle category , unless as a prototype it doesn't count and i can relax again  :)

my god that is the ugliest vehicle i have ever seen - can anyone beat that ?
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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2012, 12:02:25 PM »
Nobel!   :-*

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2012, 12:06:38 PM »

On the Lansing car, I think it has to be an earlier issue that I remember seeing something in (2006-2007) although I think it may well have been The Automobile. The only thing I could find on the magazines website was the June 2009 issues when Michael Worthington-Williams looked at the Bradshaw biography. Good to see that 1948 car surviving.


 The Automobile feature I'm thinking of was only a single-page look at that 1948 Utility when they acquired it for their Oily Rag collection, so it might not show up in a search of the name, as it was only part of a general look at the movements of said collection. Still can't find my issue! Twlelve boxes down, eight more to go....

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 12:47:47 PM »
Nobel!   :-*

I'd be embarassed driving an AC, not a Nobel ;)
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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 02:18:26 PM »
 Ah, but think carefully as to what my AC actully is....    ;D  *points to the skirting board of this post

 Isn't it time you played with your Nob a bit more....  ;)   

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
Ah, but think carefully as to what my AC actully is....    ;D  *points to the skirting board of this post

 Isn't it time you played with your Nob a bit more....  ;)   

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Re: Lansing Bagnall prototype microcar
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 12:49:42 AM »
Nobel!   :-*

I'd be embarassed driving an AC, not a Nobel ;)

Driving a Nobel can lead to being left with an AC as the only option to drive. The opposite is not true. Not that that stops embarrassment but really you should have the style to carry either off making the scoffers embarrassed at their herded conformity of thought where as you have a life.

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