23 June 2020

Masinile ambasadei britanice, 1958 / British Embassy cars, 1958

O imagine cu cladirea ambasadei britanice de pe Jules Michelet in 1958, aratand masinile diplomatice. Avem: Jaguar Mk 1, Rover P4, Austin A70, si un Land Rover. Probabil este vorba de masinile "oficiale", diplomatii avand de multe ori si automobile personale.


A rare image showing the British Embassy buildings in Bucharest, in 1958, featuring the Embassy fleet. We have: Jaguar Mk 1, Rover P4, Austin A70, and a Land Rover. I suspect these were the "official" Embassy vehicles as opposed to diplomats' private transport.


15 November 2019

Opel Vectra in flota guvernului / Opel Vectras in the Government fleet

In 1993, Serviciul de Protectie si Paza a cumparat o mica flota de Opel Vectra pentru flota oficiala. Aceste masini erau mai mult folosite de presedinte si anturaj, insa si alti demnitari se deplasau cu ele. Imagini cu asa ceva sunt relativ rare - in anii 90, nu mai era la moda sa fotografiezi vizitele oficiale. Primele trei poze au fost surprinse in Ploiesti de un turist britanic. Masinile au fost si negre, si albastru inchis, si au supravietuit pana prin 2006. Masinile au inlocuit Daciile si Aro-urile invechite, inclusiv o bruma de Dacii 2000 care si-au facut treaba pana cel putin 1995. Alte masini folosite in primii ani dupa 1989 au fost un Renault 25, dar de la Mitterrand, un Rover 800, care inca exista in colectia unui pasionat din tara, si cateva Opeluri Frontera. Mercedesurile au venit mai tarziu...

In 1993, the Romanian government bought a small fleet of Opel Vectras for official use. These were largely used by the President and his entourage, though also by other senior officials. Images with them are quite rare - in the 90s it was no longer popular to take photos of visiting politicians. The first three photos were taken by a British tourist in Ploiesti. The cars were black or dark blue, and lasted till about 2006. They replaced the old-fashioned Aros and Dacias, including a few Dacia 2000s which lasted till at least 1995. Other cars used in the post-1989 period were a Renault 25 received from Mitterrand, a Rover 800 which is still around in a private collection, and a few Opel Fronteras. The Mercs were to come later...












3 October 2019

Bucuresti 1965

O noua selectie de imagini, via fortepan.hu . Bucurestiul inca arata cochet si elegant, incepuse dezrusificarea, plus o oarecare deschidere catre occident... Cu un an inainte incepus importul la greu de Renault si Fiat, si deja sunt o prezenta semnificativa pe strazi. Erau si o bruma de alte masini vestice, o interbelica sau doua, si cativa masini in trecere (de remarcat Volgile din URSS cu numere consecutive)... Din pacate pozele nu au surprins ceva chiar palpitant dpdv automobilistic, doar o lume mult pierduta... Adaugam 2-3 poze bonus si de pe litoral.

A fresh selection of images via fortepan.hu. Bucharest still looked elegant; the de-Russification period had begun, and people were looking once more to the West... A year beforehand, the import of Fiats and Renaults had begun, and they are already a significant presence. Plus one or two other Western imports, a few pre-war survivors, and some tourists' cars (including some interesting Soviet Volgas with consecutive plates): sadly nothing truly exciting in terms of vehicles, just a long-disappeared world. As a bonus, two or three photos from the Black Sea coast.

VW, Simca Aronde, Wartburg din Polonia

Turisti sovietici?

Borcan de militie


Moskvich din reguinea Bacau





Opel antebelic in fata fostului hotel Lafayette



De remarcat Mercedesul si masina americana de prin 1947, plus un TV-4

Volga, Trabant, Opel, TV, si o masina carosata artizanal


Majoritatea masinilor din poza au maxim 1 an vechime. 



In Constanta





Opel Rekord Olympia Coupe

TV-uri, azi complet extincte....







Cladirea (si sculptura) inca exista





Ford nou dar deja bine calatorit. De remarcat sigla EU!


Pobeda pick-up si un Opel in trecere