Thursday, 28 January 2010

Beauty in a blanket

Does this snowbound 2CV qualify as a sleeping beauty? Asks KH.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Can you beat these beautiful contenders?

A classic collection, so far, please keep them coming to ...

Her work is done

This agricultural beauty spotted in rural mid-Wales comes from
Christopher Evans of Powys

Mini sleeping beauty

Found languishing in Greece by Jayne Simmons of

Beauties with muscle

These sleeping work horses from Mathias Patzelt in the Namibian Tiras Mountains, a short distance from L├╝deritz, are all showing
signs of being heavily used for farming

Beauty in the desert

Worked to death in Solitaire, a small hamlet (shop and garage) in the Namibian desert close to the famous Sossusvlei pan and highest sand dunes in the world. From Dave Pineo of Windhoek, Namibia

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Beauty on two (or three) wheels

In response to your request for alternative beauties, here's a very rare Heinkel Tourist scooter with sidecar spotted behind a Northern Cyprus hotel - RG (Cruising In Style by Mike Dan)

Saturday, 23 January 2010

No winter blues for this beauty

Steve Prior of the LTV VW Club says "Here's our 1971 California import Camper Van under a thick layer of the white stuff in January this year, coming from Sacremento she's only seen sunshine and desert for the last 39 years, but once the driver's door lock had thawed out she fired up first time despite the fact it was -8c outside. And, before you ask, no she doesn't have a pop top! " If you would like a beauty like this, you could start looking here and here and here

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Beauties on the Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

Jaguar Mark VII sleeping in British Columbia, Canada, photo copyright Doug Mayhew (Interested in The Rise of Jaguar?)

Close up of a very sleepy Austin A40 on Mayne Island, photo copyright Doug Mayhew (Find out more about A40s here)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Beauties in Karakum, Cyprus

Four in a line, spotted by RTG - are they still there sleeping?
Or have they been woken up with the help of Jim Tyler's and Malcolm Bobbitt's books?

Beauties down under

A retired Hillman outside Rosie’s Cottage near Glenorchy on the South Island of New Zealand, taken by Michael Cookson from Cheshire on a visit in October 2009
Probably beyond reawakening, this old truck was spotted on Kangaroo Island, which is just off the coast of Australia near Adelaide by Michael Cookson

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Beauty, but not a Star

The 16hp Durant was intended to be a rival to the Model T Ford and sold in the USA as a Star. However, when the car was introduced into Britain there already was a flourishing Star company so the interloper reverted to being badged a Durant. In 1959 this one owned by John McMurtrie of Balbithan Castle broke down outside the local Odeon and was towed back to the Castle and stored in a shed. Recently the nearby Grampian Transport Museum appealed for an unrestored car for a display they were planning. John McMurtrie heard about this and offered to give them the Durant which had been gathering dust and rubbish over the intervening 50 year period. The car is now on show in its unrestored state in the Grampian Transport Museum. Words by Michael E Ware, courtesy of The Lost & Found section of Classic & Sports Car Magazine

Beauty from West Sussex

'What a find!' says Steve Pennington after rescuing this Daimler SP250 (Dart) from 10 years of neglect. She's one of only 2640 built at Coventry between 1959 and 1964 with the original Edward Turner designed 2.5 litre V8 engine and gearbox - SP250s were the only Daimlers built with a fibreglass body

Monday, 18 January 2010

Beauty sleeping in the snow

Wintery Morris from Andy Greening, courtesy of Minor Commercial

Monday, 4 January 2010

Beauties sleeping side by side

Two sleeping beauties in one shot from Jesse. The car (50s
Olds or Buick) looks like it's doubling as a chicken coop.