I'd like to use this film as a way of wishing all on the Forum a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you Dane for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Hey were those bottles of Australian Bitter beer on that table at 3:19?
Neat vid. Thanks Dane!
Hi Dane, I am unable to watch youtube on my internet so I do not know what it shows but the title should be were has Christmas gone. 50 years ago was a real Christmas, not the over pumped department store sales, false smiles from the person from some other country in the cheap store selling junk from china, not some dumb electronic games that most kids now want so they can finger wank some small screen and lay on the floor or lounge and not try to help as they may miss one cartoon figure on the screen.
I just drove 500 miles on Christmas day to be with 2 family's and saw no kids on new bikes, no family's in the street or parks playing cricket or having a celebration of the day, no skate boards or scooters. I was even given a small screen as a present which I have no idea how to turn it on and I really do not care.
For us as kids the tree was up a few days before and the decorations were on it, they were real and there was no fancy flashing lights, just small glass balls and tinsel and a star or angle on top or what I had made at school. The tree was real and we cut it our selves or got one from the local green grocer shop as he had them in buckets out the front for sale, not plastic and it was not who had the biggest to beat the family next door, it was little glass items, not fancy thin large glass balls that would make a elephant feel undersize. On Christmas morning I was first up and the race to the tree was on to see what was left for me and there was always one big present which was first to be opened, a bike, a pedal car or scooter and arrange of other toys but I was only to open some as the rest had to be left for when the others arrived. After waking mum and dad it was out to find the other children and see what they got and there were boys with bikes and scooters or a new bat and ball tiring to find some one to test them with. this time I watched a free for all as the kids raced to the presents, ripped off the paper and opened every one that was theirs and a few others which they just dumped on the floor and walked off with the Xbox or some game to play and we did not see them again till the food came out. Oh I would give up most things I have for a Delorin with a flux convertor to just get back there. (not the 13 T) I would ask once more were is Christmas gone that was fun family and simple pleasure's... Ray
At 1:43 crossing the intersection is a little red touring car. It is a 1939 Ford Prefect 10hp Tourer and extremely rare - they only made 1000 and I only know of about 5 survivors. I had two of them back in the 70s, 1 red,1 black, and wish I'd never sold them.
For those of you unfamiliar with the 10hp, it was sold in the Anglia and Thames vans in the US, I don't think you ever got the Prefect.
Are you sure they did not made more than 1000? Or is that the australian production number?
The Model Y & C register in UK keeps record of survivors of these small prewar Fords and it could be interesting to see what Sam Roberts may have recorded.
Can't remember exactly where I got the 1000 number, I found it long time ago when I had the car. It's the British production figure, I don't know if the car was made in Australia. I'll see what the Y&C Register have to say about it.