Up at the big House.

Up at the big House.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Old and New.

 Period Police yard with Police J type van.
 What was a unique Martin Walter mini-bus now converted for the sale of ice creams.
Selling ices inside at the Ideal Home Exhibition last weekend.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Same more period pictures.




 Yes a J type chassis under this tooth paste tube.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Stop motion J van.

Paul Howell of Victoria Australia is a well known film maker. His latest stop motion film is due for release shortly and features his J van in a supporting role.
Check out the 30 second trailer here.
http://vimeo.com/83207380
OBL used as a plant relocation service at the weekend, green motoring at its best.
 As so many J vans are having a facelift or major body re-shaping I thought I would give my van a bit more street credit.

Do you like it, a mini monster truck.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

J vans out in force on the South Bank last weekend.

J vans out in force on the South Bank last weekend.



5003 NX flew the flag for the J-type Register and for Haymarket Publications at the Classic Car Boot Sale at the Southbank, London, over the weekend. The Vintage Festival team had transformed Queen’s Walk into a paradise of all things vintage – fashion, vinyl, homewares, pop and automotive culture. With street food sold from classic Citroen and Renault vans and music from the top of a double-decker, it was a vintage-lover’s dream weekend.
Pictures supplied by H.P. many thanks.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Ice cream vans.


Is this the same van? PHU 391 registered 8/10/1952. Chassis number unknown.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A charming 1959 film.

A charming 1959 film from the film archives of Sweden, about a car trip to the UK.
Landing in Scotland and traveling around and sight seeing. Passing through Liverpool, Stratford on Avon and ending up in London.
Just great to watch a colour film of the era and yes there is at least one J type van spotted.

Click this link to view.
http://www.filmarkivet.se/sv/Film/?movieid=260

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.