Austin Carrimore transporter by Mike Jeffries

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The Carrimore design of double-deck car transporter became a familiar sight on British roads in the decade of 1955-65 as car ownership increased rapidly and older methods of car delivery from the factory by individual drivers on trade plates gave way to the more efficient bulk delivery to dealerships.

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transportart, 1950s, austin, birmingham, car transporter, carrimore, factory, lorry, townscape, truck, old lorry, classic lorry, vintage lorry

Ex footplateman, soldier, lorry driver, bus driver who lives in the past.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Excellent Mike. Love the Morris Vans on the decks. So well painted. – Ted

  • Mike Jeffries
    Mike Jeffriesover 4 years ago

    Cheers Ted, I tried to get a job on the transporters when I got de-mobbed in ‘62 but the TGWU had it all stiched up for their membership, I duly joined but the waiting list was too long or perhaps I just didn’t know the right people!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    1950s, 1960s, and 1970s or newer cars, trucks, and motorcycles
    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Excellent work , Morris minors that takes me back a few years. x

  • Thanks Irene, but how can a 30 year old remember the old Moggy Minors?

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Goodness me , I had a Autin seven when I was 19, I will always remember the reg it was ZH 1949 ,I think it was an Irish reg , Quite a bit older than me I might add hahaha , I also has a Morris Minor ,I hated it I always thought it looked like an old mans car .

  • See, you are young, I do presume you mean an Austin Se7en, the original Mini, whereas my first car, which I bought in 1960 for £7.10s [£7.50] was a 1934 Austin Seven and that was also older than me too, not a lot but still older!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    No it wasn’t the mini it was a 1930 something , the number on the reg wasn’t the year ,I paid £7 for it in 1959 and it was a death trap it didn’t have any brakes you had to pull something when you wanted to stop and turn the engine off. lol
    Long before the days of the MOT .

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    By the way that was two weeks wages for me as an apprentice hairdresser.

  • I was in the Army at the time [National Service] and we got 30 bob a week, which was quite a drop from my wages on the footplate where the average would be about eight or nine quid a week. I can’t believe you’re nearly as old as me but I’ll keep mum about it if you will!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • outffocus
    outffocusover 4 years ago

    Your work is fantastic and really captures the period. Also, your info relating to the pics makes for great reading. There’s a great coffee table book in the making here.

  • Thanks Greg, I’m working on the book idea.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Great work Mike….Congratulations !

  • Thanks Yani, keep up the good work.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Larry3
    Larry3about 4 years ago

    Excellent work – love the detail and the mood

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