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Author Topic: BBC4's "The Thirties in Colour"  (Read 1285 times)
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« on: 08 August, 2008, 07:31:01 PM »

Did anyone notice the Augusta featured in this programme last Wednesday? 

The home movie footage from the thirties was made by David Glick, an American Jew who saved the lives of tens of thousands of German Jews by ensuring them safe passage to South America during the immediate pre-holocaust period. 

In between authentic sequences from this period was a reconstruction of Glick's travels in Berlin whilst negotiating with the Nazis.  Unfortunately, it was filmed in grainy low-definition colour "for effect" but showed an Augusta Lusso, Black, with "Easiclean" wheels and whitewall tyres.  It had wing mirrors (50s style) and a strange contraption attached to the driver's door pillar area.  The car also had unusually heavily domed chrome hubcaps, a strange door pull handle for the driver's side rear door, odd looking (for an Augusta) chrome exterior handles and a beige cloth interior.  The shutters for the radiator were Augusta, but apart from this it could have been a Belna. 

It was presumably filmed within the last year or so, so does any other anorak out there recognise it or know anything further? 

If the series is repeated, the sequence appears in programme 4/4, so get the recorder ready! 

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« Reply #1 on: 14 August, 2008, 06:48:33 PM »

The mystery is solved! 

James was browsing Google Images this afternoon (when he should have been working) and found the car in question.  The following links should take you to it: 

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Lancia_Augusta_1935_20080510_a.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Lancia_Augusta_1935_20080510_a.jpg&h=2136&w=2943&sz=625&hl=en&start=49&tbnid=KM7g-RD7sF9pkM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLancia%2BAugusta%26start%3D36%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Lancia_Augusta_1935_20080510_c.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Lancia_Augusta_1935_20080510_c.jpg&h=2250&w=1974&sz=370&hl=en&start=51&tbnid=93sblTO8xvAYoM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=132&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLancia%2BAugusta%26start%3D36%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

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« Reply #2 on: 14 August, 2008, 09:07:03 PM »

the internet provides much theraputic stress relief.......stressfull day = looking at LANCIA'S on the web hehe Grin
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