Cars Obstructing Blackpool Promenade Pavement

Cars Obstructing Blackpool Promenade Pavement

This narrow stretch of Blackpool Promenade is a hotspot for obstruction. Hotels on this block have limited parking forecourt parking. At busy times, it is common to see a number of cars parked on or across the pavement (footpath), often straddling the kerb.
Some car drivers park with half their vehicle hanging over the pavement.
In this shot, we see example of both at the same time and place. Pedestrians were forced to squeeze through narrow gaps between cars, or walk out into the road and traffic.
Anybody with a pram, pushchair, or wheelchair would have been forced to venture into the traffic.
We have never seen local police taking any action on this, and it does not appear the hoteliers try to stop it happening either.
On Friday 4th October 2013, the Blackpool Evening Gazette ran a news article "Safety fear over pavement drivers", I have been documenting it for some time already with visual evidence.

Posted by Lawrence Chard on 2011-12-06 18:08:42

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1975 GRD

1975 GRD

1975 Group Racing Developments or simply GRD, raced by Rick Carlino and Brian Johnson in class Invitation during Qualifying of the 2013 FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship. GRD was a short-lived British constructor of racing cars. It was formed in 1971 with a large percentage of staff coming from those made redundant from the closure of Lotus Cars customer car manufacturing arm. They built cars for Formula 2, Formula 3, Formula Atlantic and Sports 2000 racing classes until a decline in British racing vehicle manufacturing bit into the industry in 1975 that paralleled the oil crisis. The red car in the back is a 1970 Chevron B8, raced by Alec Hammond in class Bonnier.

I took this photo during the Historic Grand Prix 2013 on Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. I had such a great time with the following race classes:
MES Pre ’66 Touring Cars
Grand Prix Cars Pre ’61
Historic Formula Junior
FIA Historic Sports Cars
Historic Formula 2
Demonstratie – Yamaha Classic Racing Team Demonstratie
Demonstratie – Porsche Demonstratie
Demonstratie – Coloni Demonstratie
Youngtimer Trophy
Grand Prix Cars ’61 – ’65
NKHTGT – Nederlands Kampioenschap Historische Toerwagens & GT’s
Demo – Yamaha Classic Racing Team Demonstratie
FIA Historic Formula 1
Historic Monoposto Racing
MES Gentlemen Drivers

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Posted by SJ-Photography on 2014-03-16 11:08:27

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Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Fixed-Head Coupé 1957

Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Fixed-Head Coupé 1957

Bentley ranks amongst the famous makes in history. Founded by W.O.Bentley in 1919, his cars were most successful in racing, having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans no less than 5 times. The Great Depression and the fading support by its financier Woolf Barnato led to the end of the W.O. period in 1931, when the company was taken over by its rival Rolls-Royce and production moved to Derby. After World War II, the Rolls-Royce plant was moved from Derby to Crewe. Although in the process of industrialisation, Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars were made in the new "Standard Steel" version (car totally built in house including coachwork), the more luxurious "Coachbuilt" version was still available to special offer. For the "Coachbuilt" version, the manufacturer built the "rolling chassis" but then commissioned the coachwork to an authorised coachbuilder, allowing the customer to choose from a variety of different coachwork designs.
From 1950 until 1959, all Bentley cars featured the 6-cylinder engine legendary from the Thirties, gradually upgraded to 4.5 litre, and 4.9 litre after 1959. No other engine offers the silence, smoothness and total absence of any vibration like the Bentley 6-cylinder engine. The subsequent Bentley V8 engine after 1959 was clearly stronger, but not nearly as refined.
Only Bentley (not Rolls-Royce) cars were optionally available with the "Continental" option, an upgrade featuring a more sporty suspension, a higher rear axle ratio and a rev counter instrument, suitable for long distance high-speed cruising. This "Continental" option made these large and elegant Bentley cars surprisingly sporty and nimble to drive. On the coachwork side, one particular model is a milestone in the history of Postwar Bentley cars – the S1 Continental Park Ward Coupé. For reasons never quite understood, the S1 Continental Park Ward handles infinitely better than its contemporaries by H.J.Mulliner, James Young, etc, which must have to do with the way that the bodies are attached to the chassis. Another quality makes the S1 Continental Park Ward unique – its outstanding coachwork design which is elegant yet very sporty.
This particular car, the S1 Continental Park Ward Fixed-Head Coupé chassis N°BC38LCH is very special for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is one of only 33 cars built with left hand drive (of which only some 10 examples were made with the small rear quarter window). Secondly, it was totally restored by foremost expert P. & A. Wood from 2005 until 2009, including a number of special upgrades such as secondary fuel pump system, auxiliary fan system and fully integrated air conditioning. No other Fifties grand touring coupé car offer performances and comfort quite like this car.

Chassis : N°BC38LCH
Engine : N°BC37C
Engine Specification : 6-cylinder with 4887 cc
Equipment : Small rear quarter window, fully integrated air conditioning system

Posted by tautaudu02 on 2013-04-29 18:36:40

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triangle auto parts

triangle auto parts

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Posted by FabioVentura on 2011-08-24 14:20:11

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