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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 07:39:28 AM »
Is there a Micro car called a Stinker? What a Hoot if there were.
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 10:01:30 AM »
What sound does a hooter make?

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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2013, 10:11:21 AM »
It depends on wether you have a cold or not. Oh sorry. snot funny!
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2013, 12:07:48 PM »
No clearer to me bob , a hooter makes a hoot
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 01:21:16 PM »
No! An owl makes a Hoot!! What sound does a friendly liittle microcar make?

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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 01:27:12 PM »
Well there was a well known record called beep beep but that noise was made on a horn according to the vocals.I do not know what noise a hooter makes if not a hoot
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 01:53:27 PM »
Give me strength!!!   And who was the record by?

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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 03:05:40 PM »
The Bunnies?
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 03:17:51 PM »
There were 2 versions and I forget which is which one sings of a cadillac and a nash rambler and one of a bubblecar and a limousine . Playmates or checkmates I think depending which so I do hope you have the right one bob . Was the bubblecar version an english version. As I recall a nash rambler is an austin metropolitan to us in uk but not what we call a micro .
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2013, 03:26:55 PM »
Okay so we have it playmates sang the other one so these are the checkmates then ?
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2013, 08:07:25 PM »
Were the Checkmates from Castleford or Bishops Castle too? Such a chequered career of near hits.

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The Port of the Crimson King

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I am sure there are others I have forgotten.

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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013, 08:12:11 PM »
No clearer to me bob , a hooter makes a hoot

What sound does a Horn make then? If only English were logical.

Honk? Changes the song completely. Ah I have it AC Delboy Beeper as used to cover naughty language in Reliant vans and suitable retro fit for some bubblecars. Caution if Goggo or Victoria might interfere with gear selection.

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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 09:11:07 PM »
No,Richard, the picture is of the Playmates,  Checkmates? I was under the impression that they were the same group?I think the song was rerecorded for the European market using the term Bubblecar because a Nash Metropolitain was a normal sized car in Europe so the song would have made less sense. Well,  its the Bubblecar version thats the microcar connection. Well spotted though that there were two versions. Now what prize shall I award you? How about I send you a Villiers S25 carb?  Oh just remembered , thats yours anyway! :D


Just found this on wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beep_Beep_%28song%29
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2013, 11:04:56 PM »
I wonder if cadillac objected and they changed it for uk. But if the same group why would they change names. . Yep if you buy the record beep.beep best to buy the bubblecar version . Odd to play it and find no mention of a bubblecar at all .oh just a thought despite getting there eventually despite a rubbish clue from goggo  ;) I still have no idea about the arthur askey clue - despite him being a liverpuddlian
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Re: Picture puzzle
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2013, 07:05:35 AM »
I think the song was rerecorded for the European market using the term Bubblecar because a Nash Metropolitain was a normal sized car in Europe so the song would have made less sense.

Ah the Nash Metropolitan. Styled as the saloon version of the Commer Van with the wheels so far under the body they look like they are the other side of the car. Yet not triple coloured enough to be Italian confection ice cream. A wafer either side just would not help, sadly. A noble failure to combine American handling with best of sophisticated British engineering that should have been left at Dunkirk, all in a crisp design that went out of date before the paint was dry. Yes it compares well with some Microcars but not with the Bubblecar of the 'Euro' version which was trying something new out, hence the hype of the song. The fact it was a hit in the very place responsible for the clunker in the other song, when better designs were available, really is just all rather deliciously ironic and portending of the end of our complacent car industry. Beeb beeb, indeed!
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