Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Is this Cork?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms Hold your horses there, Quick Draw! It is indeed... :)
must... resist... urge to identify all car models....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Resistance is futile!
For cars here we have, from left to right:
Back end of a VW Van, and maybe quite an early one.
Ford Cortina Mark II.
Morris Oxford. Peugeot 404.
VW Type 3, Notchback. Quite a rare car.
Next visible is a Triumph Herald or Vitesse. Most likely a Herald.
Two BMC 1100 or 1300s.
Ford Zephyr or Zodiac Mark III.
VW Beetle and then a Mini.
From Right of frame.
Mercedes Benz Fintail. Probably a W111 220.
VW Type 2 Pick-up.
Mini, Mark II.
Morris Minor 1000, 948cc version.
Whew, off the hook!
Obligatory Google Street View link.
Round of applause for that tour de force performance http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms! What is a BMC?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Obligatory, but always welcome! The old double yellow lines have done a lot to help constriction on the hill...
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] BMC is, or rather was, British Motor Corporation. Basically the amalgamation of Austin and Morris, and the other brands they owned in the sixties. Before they changed the name to British Leyland, then Leyland, then Austin Rover, then Rover and then kaput.
Those cars could be either Austin or Morris models. They're identical apart from the front grill.
It's a long shot, but the cars could also be Riley, Wolseley, MG, or, extremely unlikely in Ireland, Vanden Plas models.
All identical cars apart from the front end, the interior trim and the price.
Badge engineering at it's finest.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms Thanks!! I'm going to add the information you've given to our catalogue record for this photo if that's ok with you...
What is the VW pick-up carrying? Metal milk churns?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Don't think so. Whatever it is seems more angular/triangular... And is the driver actually in that VW?
Eyelight films (I'll have to learn to use your glyph) is that a Morris Oxford five down from the van or a Peugeot? NLI I think you're right, the driver appears to be in the van!
Nice Photo of a nice looking City. Looks also like Allentown, Pennsylvania,America.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] I think you're right.
It's Peugeot 404. Look at that "lip" around the rear window.
I remember when they were quite common. Haven't seen one in years.
Makes me wonder about the car on the right side then. Different from the Peugeot.
I think that might be a Morris Oxford or its Austin equivalent whose name escapes me. It had a slightly 'softer' peak above the tail lights than the Peugeot!
They look like Calor gas bottles on the pickup. Was there still a public gas supply in Cork in 1970?
I remember North Sea gas arriving in Cambridge in about 1970.
Before that, Town Gas was made from coal. It was poisonous and students used to stick their heads in the oven to commit suicide.
Round of applause to you all this is just a brilliant thread to read, from the photo of Cork and all the comments. Great stuff :)
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] The Austin Cambridge is what you're thinking of, and yes it had slightly more rounded tail lights.
This is a wonderful shot!
You are invited to post it to:
I think that maybe a volvo 164 rather than a 144
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Could be a 164 or a 144.
Does anyone have an upto date shot (from top or bottom of the hill) to show how different it is now? There would be much more traffic at least
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcdonnell] About here, but taken from further back on a longer lens.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcdonnell] There's more than a few on Flickr. This one taken from further up the hill. This from further down. That part of the city hasn't changed much in 40 years. And the road layout is the same. (However you can only park on one side now. No bad thing given how much bigger modern cars are). In the background the big difference is the redevelopment of Merchant's quay. (The older buildings replaced by the 1980s redbrick shopping centre.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Slightly confused. Could one of ye put a note on the Peugeot / Austin?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland The one about fourth down on the left is a Peugeot 404.
The car on the right, beyond the Morris Minor and Renault 4, is definitely not a Peugeot, and is probably a Morris Oxford.
One Year after i was born. Now i see how old i really are :-)
The rear of the van is indeed a VW Type2 T1 Splitscreen van.
The late T2 Bay Window vans had only one set of louvres.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] A pre 1963 one with narrow tailgate, as the louvres stick out rather than in.
The Morris Minor in the centre "UYI 303" might be Mr O'Dea's car in 1970, 'cos of this sighting at Sallins in 1968 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306138