He started the engine and at the same time I noticed the cranking handle at the front of the car.

“You don’t need to crank it then?”, I asked.

“Oh no”, he said, “too modern for that. 1926.”

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  1. Tamara says:

    Cute dialogue, David! 😁

    Was the car being used for a wedding, by the way? Looks like it from the ribbons.


    1. I wondered myself about the wedding. I didn’t ask but maybe so.


  2. “Austin” as in Mini? Awesome!!


    1. Yes, it was called the Austin Mini in some markets. 🙂

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      1. I hear “Austin Mini” and this comes to mind… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini lol!


        1. They were great town cars, nipping in and out of traffic. When I see one on the road, I am struck by how small they are – they look minuscule.

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        2. LOL, perhaps that’s because they were? More often than not, the only time they were ever seen around here was if a circus came to town; )


        3. And that was a rarity; )


      2. And of course there’s the (not so) Mini Cooper now. VERY few of the “early” (Mini-Minor) version made it to this side of The Pond (and likely none of the one featured in your pic; ). Love old cars David, thanks for this!


        1. There are a few on the roads here in the UK. My first car was a Morris Minor. The floor pan was so thin and worn that when I went through a puddle the interior of the car filled with a fine mist. 🙂

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        2. Have you owned/driven old cars?


        3. Not personally no, but I have relatives and know other people who do. (This is high season for car and motorcycle rallies; antique tractor & machinery shows; plus now, as the end of August approaches, the country fairs are getting started as well… We need to pack a lot into a fairly short summer season in this climate, so they’ve been a fairly common sight on the roads lately: )


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