After reading UDMan’s post about his experience back in January and his subsequent recovery, pretty much anything posted up will be anti-climatic but the Hooniverse Weekend Edition must carry on. So here goes.
As has been previously shared with my fellow Hoons, a few weeks ago, this olelongrooffan stumbled upon a British Car Show a couple towns north of TheStuccoBox which I now call home. It was a great show and there were clouds of Lucas smoke filling the air. One of the things that struck my eye was the gathering of MGBs, MGB GTs, Spitfires, and Bug Eye Sprites in attendance. So of course, this olelongrooffan had to gather an image of each of the former’s front ends to share with my fellow Hoons. However, making the jump is required at this point.
I captured an image of merely the noses on these British Leyland beauties and based my information on the information placard under the windscreen wiper on each of them. I do stand to be corrected by any of my more knowledgeable fellow Hoons, however.
According to that placard, the one in the above image is a 1969 model year.
This one, also a 1969, sports the optional chrome bumper guards available for that year. Note also the difference in the turn signal lenses between these two ragtops.
By 1971, the grille had been redesigned and the bumper guards included rubber inserts. Note also, the “reversing” of the turn signal lenses from the previous two “Bees.”
By 1974 those chrome bumper guards were a thing of the past and the new generation of bumper guards were all rubber, presumably to attempt to comply with the then new bumper requirements established by our good ole federal government.
And by 1979, those much desired chrome bumpers had been relegated to the wayside and the entire front bumper, and rear as well, was constructed of impact resistant rubber.
And that makes this olelongrooffan so sad.
But thinking about UDMan and his optimism about his life allows this olelongrooffan to continue to Celebrate Life.
Image Copyright Hooniverse 2013/longrooffan