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Early Motoring Early Motoring
Early Motoring  
Many thanks to Mrs Elise Pakemen for the scans above  
   
Lomagundi Motor Garage 1 Lomagundi Motor Garage 2
Lomagundi Motor Garage owned by Mr. J.H.Vorster Lomagundi Motor Garage owned by Mr. J.H.Vorster
match race 1940 Rhodesia possibly 1912 Overland
Match Race in 1940 Possibly a 1912 Overland
1937 Studebaker
1941 Studebaker
1937 Studebaker at JH Vorster's garage for repair or more likely scrapping
1941 Studebaker Champion

 
Airflow

Chrysler Airflow owned by JH Vorster

Many thanks to Mr Nick Wood for the scans above
   
Old car in Rhodesia Picnic in Rhodesia
Unknown old car in Rhodesia Picnic in Rhodesia, Ford Model T and motorcycle
Source unknown - Possibly Mike Jones Source unknown -
   
1937 Adler
1947 Hudson
1936 Adler Trumph in Northern Rhodesia.
1947 Hudson Super Six in Northern Rhodesia.
1953 Ford Zephyr
1953 Hillman
1953 Ford Zephyr 6 in Northern Rhodesia. 1953 Hillman in Northern Rhodesia.
1955 Jag XK140
A110 Westminster
1955 Jaguar XK140 bought new by Paul Cowie's Grandfather in Northern Rhodesia. Originally black and LHD. Photo shows car in South Africa now RHD.
Austin 110 Westminster, the Cowie family's first of this model in Northern Rhodesia
1963 A110 Westminster 1964 Jag
1963 Austin 110 Westminster owned by the Cowie family in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia.
1964 Jaguar 3.4 MK2 - Shows the car one day old in Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, owned by the Cowie family.
1967 Jag
Jag
1967 Jaguar S-Type owned by the Cowie family in Zambia - Photo shows the car in later years in South Africa.
Lockyer family from Northern Rhodesia on holiday in Cape Town in 1958 with their Jaguar .
Many thanks to Mr Paul Cowie for the photos above  


Sunbeam Rapier
Sunbeam Rapier
Ivan Theunissen in Rene Theunissen's Sunbeam Rapier in North End, Bulawayo
Rene Theunissen's Sunbeam Rapier, Bulawayo - Hillman or Humber alongside


BSA 650
Yamaha 350cc
Rene Theunissen's BSA 650cc, North End Bulawayo Rene Theunissen's Yamaha 350cc, North End, Bulawayo


Fiat 2300
Ford 6-cyl
Fiat 2300 6-cyl Rene Theunissen, North End Bulawayo - Originally  black, repsrayed Kelly green in 1973 Ford 6-cyl - Rene Theunissen, Chevrolet station wagon behind Mathieu Theunissen, North End bulawayo


Ford Consul
Opel
Consul Mathieu Theunissen, North End Bulawayo
Opel Mathieu Theunissen at Bulawayo airport 1956


Possibly a Vauxhall
Unknown
Vauxhall Mathieu Theunissen, Bulwayo 1957.
Unknown homemade vehicle, Bulawayo


Opel station wagon
Opel station wagon
Opel station wagon Marcel Theunissen, North End Bulawayo
Opel station wagon Marcel Theunissen, North End Bulawayo


Opel station wagon Opel station wagon
Opel station wagon Mathieu Theunissen, North End Bulawayo Opel station wagon Mathieu Theunissen, North End Bulawayo


VW station wagon
VW
VW variant station wagon Gaston Andre
VW variant station wagon Gaston Andre


Chevrolet
Citroen
Chevy station wagon Gaston  Andre
Citroen DS19 or DS20 Gaston  Andre, Burnside Bulawayo


Fiat 500
Vauxhall
Fiat 500 Gaston Andre, possibly at Matopos
Vauxhall Gaston Andre


Datsun Corsair
Datsun Station Wagon Claude Andre Ford Corsair H Longmore, Bulawayo


Vespa or Lambretta
VW beach buggy
Vespa Claude Andre
VW Beach Buggy Buddy Miller


Consul 315

Ford Consul 315 (Export version of the Consul Classic) - Hendrik Verwoerd Tunnels South Africa 1973.

Many thanks to Mrs Caroline de Bruin for the photo above


Chrysler Valiant
Hillman Super Minx
Valiant Chrysler in Bulawayo, 1982
Hillman Super Minx 1965
Many thanks to Martin Williamson for the photos above


TR4s in Kitwe

Triumph TR4s, 1/4 mile sprints on the Chambishi to Kalulushi road. EA-7938 belonged to Tony Bilbrough, EA-7936 to Peter Hills

Many thanks to Peter W. Hills for the photo above


1935 Dodge 20 1935 Hudson
c1935 Dodge
1935 Auburn 2-door sedan from South Africa
1951 Austin A40 1957 Ford V8
1951 Austin A40 Sport Convertible, S-28403/SRH
1957 Ford V8 custom, owned by an electrician at Wankie Colliery, B-9890/SRH
1960 peugeot 1965 Chev Impala
1960 peugeot, 1st demo model in Northern Rhodesia, RA-790/NRH
1965 Chevrolet Impala convertible
Misc Military
Tractor
Misc Rhodesian military vehicles
Tractor
Humber limo
Armstrong Siddeley?
Gathering with government Humber limousine in background
Presidential? Armstrong Siddeley with Ferret armoured cars in front
Triumph M/C Military
Triumph motorcycle, S-977-C/SRH
Canadian built 1941 Ford C11AS Heavy Utility - This is a militarised 11A-79A station wagon.
Austin Sticker
Possibly a Morris in Northern Rhodesia.
Vintage Touring Association of Mashonaland sticker
Many thanks to Craig Fourie for the photos above


S Fourie
S Fourie
1936 Willys 77, 4 cyl. Photo taken in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia in 1939, shows Koos and Christina Fourie with their children Skatie and Poppie, after a 1000 mile trip in the car from Ottoshoop in South Africa to Lusaka..
1960 Studebaker V8 station wagon. Traded in a Peugeot 404 for this car. Motor removed and fitted with two banana exhausts, Burgess boxes, shift changed from column to console. Later sold to someone in Gwelo who unfortunately crashed into a tree and was killed.


S Fourie
S Fourie
1961 Ford Zephyr six station wagon at Nchanga mine, Northern Rhodesia, acquired for £300. UK assembled, said to be neater than the Rhodesian assembled Zephyrs. Fitted with Phillips radio, spot lights, rear view mirrors, wheel trims, white wall tyres. Painted two tone grey, divided by chrome strips.
1956 Ford Zephyr six, acquired in Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia for £250
Many thanks to Skatie Fourie for the photos above


Chev
Chev
1956 Chevrolet - two tone blue - Crossing Beit Bridge into South Africa
1958 Chevrolet - Howard learning to reverse
Belvedere
Belvedere
Belvedere Race Track, Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1961 - Borgward Special (silver car ) and possibly Vic Wilson's MG Special
Belvedere Race Track, Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1961 - Borgward Special (silver car ) and possibly Vic Wilson's MG Special
Mini
Alfa
Mini
Rhodesian assembled Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super
Renault
Rhodesian assembled Renault R12 station wagon and Rhodesian built Sprite caravan

Many thanks to Howard Neill for the photos above

 
Old Car
Old Car
Thought to have been a Star, owned by Mr. M.R. Bland.

Many thanks to Viv Westbury for the photos above


Refuelling
Ford Corsair
Morris Oxford refuelling on the Kariba road north of Salisbury.
Ford Corsair owned by Brian Goodwin 1970-81


Filling Station on way to
                      Beira
Corsair
Filling station on the road to Beira
Ford Corsair owned by Brian Goodwin 1970-81
Many thanks to Brian Goodwin for the photos above


Car with Mayor

Cavalcade of Vintage Cars carrying the Mayor and Mayoress of Bulawayo and the Town Clerk. Car owned by John Collingwood - See entry under Ford Model A 1927-1929



Ford
jag
1948 Ford V8
1954 Jaguar MKVII


Many thanks to Rod Wells for the photos above


Umtali 1960s
Umtali 1960s
Umtali 1960s
Umtali 1960s - Police Camp?


Umtali 1960s

Umtali 1960s -Puzey & Payne Motors

Many thanks to Roger Capper for the photos above


1920s in Rhodesia
1920s in Rhodesia
1920s in Rhodesia

Many thanks to Brian Byrne for the photos above


Alan hardy

Note S. Rhodesia cast iron plaque, others with Bulawayo above the S. Rhodesia have also been noted

Many thanks to Alan Hardy for the photo above








ferry
Cars in Rhodesia
Ferry crossing possibly Northern Rhodesia Misc Rhodesian cars
Sby car

Ford V8 pickup, registered in Salisbury

Many thanks to Anne Burgess for the photos above


Lister
Lister
JOHN FRAZER LISTER [1935-xx] motorbike (Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia). Reg. L-660/NRH John Frazer Lister [1935-xx] with motorbike. Reg. S-2242/SRH
Lister
Lister
John Lister - Hatfield Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia - Sept 1958
Johns Frazer Lister[1935-xx] His first solid heel bike. He thinks its a early BSA. Reg. L-660/NRH
Lister
Lister
Thomas Shackleton Lister next to his Ford truck (Rhodesia).Reg. B-21600/SRH
Thomas Shackleton Lister with his Ford truck (not married yet as has Bulawayo, Rhodesia registration plate)
Many thanks to Rob Lister for the photos above


Byo Parade
Byo Parade
Downings Bakery truck

Byo Parade
Byo Parade


Byo Parade
Byo Parade


Byo Parade
Byo Parade


Byo Parade

Schacht in a parade in Bulawayo

Many thanks to Mimi Shaw for the photos above


Fisher
Ford
Major John (Jack) Greenwood Fisher MBE. He took his car to the Gold Coast in 1939, where this photo is believed to have been taken, in Rhodesia by 1943. Possibly a Lagonda
Ford Zephyr Zodiac - Photo 1960


Ford
Ford Z
Ford Zodiac - Photo 1960 - NK-6763/NRH -
Zephyr Zodiac, two tone paint, slightly different grille from the Zephyr 6, chrome "arrow" line on the side standard white wall tyres all make it a Zodiac
Ford Zephyr - Photo 1962 - EA-2878/NRH - Imported from UK


Ford Z2
Child Car
Ford Zephyr Zodiac (twin headlights) - Photo 1963/4 Phil Selley's first car


Fiat
Fiat
Fiat 850 - Believed to have later been burned out Fiat 850 Sports - Photo 1978.


Spitfire
Capri
Spitfire - 1965 - Yellow in colour Ford Capri 3L. - Photo 1971. Imported from UK. Was originally Silver


Nash

Austin / Nash Metropolitan Photo 1965 - owned by Lyn Clark, Phil's Aunt - Yellow



Many thanks to Phil Selley for the photos above, the majority of the cars belonged to Eric Selley

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