Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/16/20 10:10 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sItz5ZO2b9Y

This highlight reel has it all: Fine British cars, vintage charm and spinning cars. Lots of spinning cars.

Any car shown you wish you could still take home today?

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/16/20 3:58 p.m.

Wow. 

stu67tiger
stu67tiger Reader
3/17/20 3:41 p.m.

Wasn't it the Earls Court motor show where one year a manufacturer used models that... lets just say they weren't dressed like the models in this video?  Was  it just for a preview day for the press, or was it for the whole show?  

keithedwards
keithedwards Reader
3/17/20 7:25 p.m.

I enjoyed viewing that. I was going to ask about a video of the 1958 Earls Court Auto Show, but I found 1:25 worth of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek6-BJqtqNA

There is a brief mention of "Goldie", the Austin-Healey 100-6 with gold-plating instead of chrome, ivory instead of bakelite, and mink fur instead of leather. I saw "Goldie" at an Austin-Healey National Meet many years ago.

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2019/01/austin-healey-goldie-1958-earls-court.html

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 Dork
3/18/20 10:40 p.m.

In reply to stu67tiger :

TVR when owned by Martin Lilley did that several times.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/24/20 7:35 a.m.

stu67tiger by the early Seventies, the outfits got skimpier and skimpier at these shows. It seemed like each car company escalated the skin race to the point there was some nudity.

wspohn
wspohn Dork
3/24/20 10:04 a.m.
Tim Suddard said:

stu67tiger by the early Seventies, the outfits got skimpier and skimpier at these shows. It seemed like each car company escalated the skin race to the point there was some nudity.

Actually, more than 'some' nudity. 1971 Earl's Court:  (and see https://www.motorpunk.co.uk/articles/easiest-job-world-sleazy-70s-ad-men/ for a fun article.

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