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Nobel on TV
« on: November 13, 2007, 08:50:55 PM »
Today was watching uktv history programme about the assassination attempt on Princess Ann quite a few years ago. There was an archive film of traffic passing Buckingham Palace, and a blue and white Nobel passed by.
It was a Nugus Martin production, their website can be found on google etc., they may supply copy, but programme is bound to be shown again atr some time, so watch out for it all you Nobel fans. Oh, it is on screen briefly, but is fairly clearly visible.

Have just made a lovely model taxi for the Livesey children's museum, for their new show about maps. I made a mock up of the front of a black cab, almost life size. You get in the cab, and move a lever which moves a horizontal pantograph inside the engine bay, there is a magnet on it which pulls a tiny model taxi around a tiny model of London. Great fun, and I got paid too! There are sevral minature landmark builldings like Tower Bridge, St Paul's etc, plus my "signature"...a model of my studio with a model of my Trojan parked outside it. The Trojan is wood, and about the size of a baked bean.
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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 01:33:07 AM »
Talking about Nobels in film, another one appears (on a scrapheap unfortunately) in the Rolling Stones film "Sympathy for the Devil".

Which, talking of microcars in unusual places reminded me that when I used to live in London in the early 1980s there used to be a red Peel Trident on display in the 2nd (or 3rd?) floor Automotive section of Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road. Does anyone know more about it? It seemed to be a semi-permanent fixture at the time rather than something specially bought in for a display.

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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 09:00:13 AM »
The Red Peel Trident in Foyles Book shop was on display in their motoring section (on the second floor) for about a year in 1982/83.
That car now  belongs to Jeff Lane in the USA.

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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 11:52:46 AM »
Hi Marcus, I would have loved to have seen the Buckingham Palace footage, as you know I still have a fetish about cars seen in London but a Nobel of all things. I wonder if the Rolling stones film is on the web, I wouldn't mind spotting that Nobel too.
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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 07:31:40 PM »
I think the series is called something like " Infamous Assassinations", if you have freeview it will probably come round fairly regularly on UKTV History, I think it is a newish series. The Nobel is the nearest car to camera, and is clearly visible passing, on screen about 1-2 secs, not long, but long enough to spot. I watch quite a bit of older stuff on tv, not just because I am a sad old git, but also because I love seeing old cars, planes, trains, buildings, fashions etc.
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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007, 10:28:38 AM »
Well Marcus, it's nothing about being an old git if you love nostalgia; I too have a passion for old films. I cycle round London finding architectural gems and love discovering footage of the same location in some old flick. Talking of fashions, I've just discovered old American 1970's ads on youtube, great stuff
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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007, 06:59:20 PM »
In the same series there is one about the many attempts on Charles de Gaulle, in which there are lovely shots of vehicles, including Citroen Tractions, Pallases, Amis etc, plus trucks and buses, and a nice shot of a Sud-Aviation Caravelle, an early and elegant French twin jet airliner, with the same front section as the de Havilland Comet.
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Re: Nobel on TV
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 08:02:09 PM »
Honestly, I do not watch TV all the time but last night I saw a programme on BBC4 called Secret life of the Motorway, which was surprisingly interesting, about building the M6, then M1, M62 and Spaghetti junction. Lots of archive film with lovely cars and trucks, and even a de Havilland Rapide use for patrols.
And there it was for a fleeting glance.....a white Scootacar approaching the camera. A bit later there was a rear view of a small car which might have been an Austin A30/35, but I am fairly sure it was a Goggomobil.
Lots of " Euclid" earthmovers which I quess must have been devoured by "Caterpillars", well I have never even heard of them.
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