They sure don't build 'em like they used to (thank God!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by D-Mac, Aug 26, 2008.

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    D-Mac Guest

    Aussies will recognise it straight off but our American friends might
    wonder a little as to what it is. Born in the golden years of Rock and Roll.

    More kids were conceived on the back seat of these cars than in the
    bedroom! No pill in those days and boy... The glaring look on the
    Apothecary's face when you asked for a condom was enough to scare off
    anyone.

    http://www.d-mac.info/example1/FJ.htm
     
    D-Mac, Aug 26, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Another casual snapshot I hope - desperately needs a diffuser/reflector,
    and why on earth didn't he balance the flash with the ambient to avoid
    the blown areas??

    Here's what the FJ (sorry Efijy) looks like *now*:

    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/efijy.jpg
    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/efijy2.jpg

    Of course those images do not compare to Doug's - I just walk in the
    footsteps of the master.. But maybe one day I too will register my own
    association to certify myself, and be able to afford the $35 to become a
    world-renowned member of the WIPM. I'll be so proud of myself then.

    I didn't get a shot of the engine bay that time, but here's one from
    elsewhere to show the 6.0 litre supercharged V8:

    http://www.holden.com.au///images/gallery/imagegallery/efijy/Efijy4_1280x1024.jpg

    They really should have asked Doug to shoot that image, I think. It
    just doesn't work for me.
     
    Mark Thomas, Aug 26, 2008
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  3. I can see why the efijy won best hot rod in 06, If they put those into
    production I would consider finally getting something with a V8 in it, "sex
    on a stick" was how I heard it described once :-0
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 26, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Forgive me for repeating myself (I've waxed lyrical about it before),
    but the Efijy is just the most extraordinary vehicle I have ever seen,
    bar none, and I've been to the odd car show...

    The look of it, those huge curves and absolutely perfect paintjob, along
    with an interior that just exuded quality (still clearly acknowledging
    it's FJ heritage), just gave me goosebumps when I saw it in the flesh.
    The car is so perfectly executed, it's like you are next to a CGI
    creation - if you ever get the chance to see it - GO!
     
    Mark Thomas, Aug 26, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Noons, Aug 26, 2008
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  6. horses for courses :)
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 27, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Atheist Chaplain wrote,on my timestamp of 27/08/2008 6:27 PM:
    yeah, it's what that thing is missing...
     
    Noons, Aug 27, 2008
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  8. more than enough ponies with the 6l supercharged V8, and it looks better
    than a lot of the 3 box design cars on the roads currently :)
    but as I said, everyone has different tastes, otherwise we would all still
    be using Box Brownies and driving black Model T's
    BTW I did see the g,d&r before :p
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 27, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Atheist Chaplain wrote,on my timestamp of 27/08/2008 8:43 PM:
    Thing that gets me with that one is the styling:
    too exaggerated retro for my taste.
    Just kidding about the power, of course.

    Before winter we had a local hot-rod and classic
    car show in Rat Park, Warriewood. Saw some incredible
    cars, stuff of my youth dreams: 67'vette, 'cuda.
    Didn't have the camera with me and still kick myself
    for that!

    But my *real* soft spot is for one of these:
    http://mazmoore.deviantart.com/art/55-68858123
    if I'm still young enough when the kids
    leave the nest...
    XD
     
    Noons, Aug 27, 2008
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  10. We had to Rolls Royce club come to town last year for their anual club day,
    there were some wonderful cars there, and like you I forgot my camera (only
    a p&s but its at least something) fortunately a friend who is a professional
    was there and I was emailed some of his shots for my own enjoyment. I just
    looked at his website and he doesn't seem to have put any of them up, I
    might drop him a line and suggest he does, then I will post a link :)
    and now I see why we will probably never agree on cars LOL
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 27, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    A fraternity brother of mine at Indiana University had a Golden Hawk.
    We were driving from Bloomington (Indiana) to Indianapolis late one
    night in 1960 and hit a deer. The car was so aerodynamically designed
    that the deer rolled across the hood and the top of the car and off
    the back without, as far as we could tell, any damage to the deer. We
    stopped and hunted, but could find no trace of the deer. The car
    suffered some scratches and small dents.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Atheist Chaplain wrote,on my timestamp of 27/08/2008 10:17 PM:

    Arrrgh! Heathen! How can you NOT like the Hawk!
    ¦Þ~~~

    LOL!
     
    Noons, Aug 27, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest

    Amazing... I had a Studebaker hawk myself. Hell that brings back some
    memories too. They used Studebakers (4 door sedans not the hawk) as
    Police interceptors in Victoria about that time. I out ran one of them
    for about 80 miles into another state!

    Oh boy, they really were the days I miss so badly now. Plenty of girls,
    plenty of money, plenty of everything, fun included. The world was never
    going to end... And then she got pregnant... No pill in those days and
    the withering look from the old cat in the Chemist when you asked for a
    condom... Phewww.
     
    D-Mac, Aug 27, 2008
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  14. so what did they run you out of Victoria for ??
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Aug 28, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    Lying was a crime back then
     
    ^Tems^, Aug 28, 2008
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