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1929 Austin Seven Sports

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1929 Austin Seven Sports Entry  Number 57 Owners Keith & Noela Collins

This Brilliant little baby car was first designed and built by Sir Herbert Austin in 1922. It was probably a huge surprise that it proved so popular, but It would seem that the timing for this economical little jewel was perfect for England and the rest of Europe. Early attempts to sell the car In the USA proved to be a little more difficult, in 1927 an attempt was made to introduce this British success. It was not until 1929 that any headway was made and at this time The American Austin Car Company was formed.

Having a proven British success on their hands did not prove to be a guarantee of winning over the market, Americans in general thought this was a funny little car that could be carried away by four men, It was a joke and Austin sevens ended up in peculiar places. An embarrassing experience was almost certain for any owner that attempted to use one in the city, The little Austin was totally unsuitable for US country or interstate motoring so A huge problem confronted the Newly formed, American Austin Car Company.  –





I have always had a wonderful memory. when I say “wonderful memory” what I really mean is that I rarely if ever recall horrible things like the weather. I never recall cold or frosty mornings, or even 24 hours of anything dull or boring that might have happened before or after a memorable event, the happy result being all my life's memories are wonderful. Peculiar as it may sound to anyone who might be reading this, I have absolutely marvelous memories that range from breaking one or more of my bones to hanging upside down from an upper branch of an Oak tree with my ankle wedged between two branches. I have heard stories about people that have totally removed from their recollection painful events that had previously occurred in their life. I can believe this because at this precise moment I can recall nothing that was not absolutely wonderful. If by chance I have ever blocked out anything painful I would consider this possibility to be just another wonderful thing. I intend to Blog about my friends and memories on these pages.

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