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EKP



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Nick's car? Reply with quote

I've noticed people talk about Nick and driving pretty often but i've never heard anything about what kind of car he had. Does anyone know? I couldn't really imagine Nick ever owning anything like a Ford pickup at least...
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Nossuri



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read he drove a Ford Cortina in the Sahara Desert...
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LostBoy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nossuri wrote:
I read he drove a Ford Cortina in the Sahara Desert...

In the book "white bicycles" (can't remember who wrote it) they all travelled down the old hippy route in a Ford Escort.
At home, Nick used to drive around in Molly's Morris Minor frequently running out of petrol as he never used to put any in himself. Very Happy
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wayne



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange as it may seem, we've had this debate before!

Various answers here http://www.nickdrake.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=4494&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I reckon a blue Ford Cortina is the best bet!

Maybe a bit like this (but blue)


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Matt (admin)



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayne wrote:


I reckon a blue Ford Cortina is the best bet!

Maybe a bit like this (but blue)


Think Nick could drive a car in any of the following colours:

Black Dog Black
Pink Pink Pink Pink

or

Way Too Blue

Yes, OK, I'll get back to work now Smile
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EKP



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way Too Blue is my favorite!
I'm not too surprised by the Ford Cortina, though I am for the Morris Minor a bit.
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Midnightmoon



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Frozen Light Colin Betts says Nick and friends drove a dark-blue Mark One Ford Cortina to Aix.
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Pinner Fan



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Humphries book mentions him driving a Vauxhall Viva !

And there has also been mention of him driving his Mum's Morris Minor ........

But also a Cortina was mentioned re the overseas driving.
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JHT



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried to see if it is accessible online but in the June 2009 edition of Mojo magazine on page 68 there is a photo of Nick and Gabrielle standing by an automobile whose make I am unable to identify and I'm wondering if someone in the UK can help me out. Going by the ages of Nick and Gabrielle in the photo I would say it was taken around 1954 but search as I might I cannot find photos of anything on the internet that permits me to identify this car. I remember reading that Rodney had a Humber -- if the assertion is correct -- but this car does not seem to be that because there are no horizontal grill elements. Nor does it seem to be an Austin Morris Rover Wolseley Riley Hillman well hey I just did find it and it appears to be a Rover P4 90. Let me know if I am mistaken.

These according to Wikipedia were produced from '53- '59. The reason I didn't find out until looking today is that I had looked at Rovers that were too old i.e. prior to '53.

I don't suppose Nick ever drove this one though.

I much like cars and like to drive and the fact that Nick liked driving represents in my estimation a positive quality. In 1964 when I was 13 my geography teacher gave me a book "All the Worlds Automobiles" and it was there I first learned about Daimlers. Ever since then I have always wanted one. As a matter of tongue-in-cheek criticism the Drakes most certainly were amiss to not have had a Daimler. I think their plum pudding recipe may also have been wanting.
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Pinner Fan



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to me from the Mojo photo to be a 1950s Rover.

Possibly this one:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Rover+P4+90&hl=en&rlz=1T4HPEA_en-GBGB212GB212&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pabcTqG-G9Dcsgbr_YHzCw&ved=0CFUQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=538

This was a top of the range car at that time and probably what Rodney, as the top guy in his company, would have driven.
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