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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

  • Metro Transportation Area Southern California – Station to Station

    • 3044 Views • 1980s, Architecture, TransportComments Off on Metro Transportation Area Southern California – Station to Station

    The following images have all been culled from the Flickr group ‘Metro Transportation Library and Archive’, and are all proposed construction drawings for new stations and their surroundings. The metro area in question is Southern California, in...

  • Wheelin’ in The Years – Chicago Car Show

    • 4418 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TransportComments Off on Wheelin’ in The Years – Chicago Car Show

    As America’s largest and longest running car show Chicago has a lot of history and a lot to be proud of. Running since 1901 and only stopping for the occasional war it celebrated its 100th show in 2008 and averages over 1 million visitors every year. The...

  • Pump it up – Sixties and Seventies Tyre Adverts

    • 15518 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, Transport339 Comments

    They go on wheels, they’re round and made of rubber, Tire is the preferred spelling in America and Canada, it’s a pain when they go flat or get punctured and tyre manufacturers Pirelli produced some controversial calendars. And that just about...

  • The Big Round World of BOAC – Airline Posters

    • 8260 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on The Big Round World of BOAC – Airline Posters

    BOAC – The British Overseas Airways Corporation was a state airline that started in 1940. Later in 1974 the corporation merged with British European Airways to form British Airways. In this post we get that summertime feeling and take a look at the...

  • Seventies Kustom Car Stickers

    • 4832 Views • 1970s, TransportComments Off on Seventies Kustom Car Stickers

    We’ve confessed before that we’re not really car enthusiasts here at Voices of East Anglia. We don’t have Top Gear on series link and we couldn’t tell you how many miles per gallon you’ll get from the latest Ford Mondeo....

  • The Stevie Wonder bus – Songs In The Key Of Life

    • 3911 Views • 1970s, Music, TransportComments Off on The Stevie Wonder bus – Songs In The Key Of Life

    You tube was made for wonderful (pun intended) clips like this. We recently stumbled across this video showing the Stevie Wonder ‘Wonderbus’ in action on the roads of Sydney, Australia.The Leyland Atlantean bus was redesigned to promote the now...

  • Small and Mighty – The Vespa 400 Microcar

    • 10540 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Transport1 Comment

    I think it’s fair to say thet we’re admirers of the Vespa brand and style here at VoEA, with a few notable exceptions these days… The Vespa scooter is well covered, so here is a piece on the Vespa 400 microcar. Produced from 1957 –...

  • Mocker Mobile – Harley Davidson Scooter

    • 9129 Views • 1960s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Mocker Mobile – Harley Davidson Scooter

    Back in the mid-Sixties it seems you were either a mod or a rocker and there was no middle ground. That meant if you were into two-wheeled transport you either rode a scooter (mod) or a motorbike (rocker) and spent bank holiday weekends fighting each other at...

  • Scooter Squabble in California

    • 10752 Views • 1960s, Everyday People, TransportComments Off on Scooter Squabble in California

    Despite its reputation as Hog heaven, the birthplace of Easy Rider and the whole Hells Angels bike club thing America has always had quite a healthy scooter scene. Believe it or not Harley Davidson even produced their own range of scooters in the 1960s. Here...

  • Baby You Can Drive my Car

    • 9160 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Baby You Can Drive my Car

    Whilst we’re not by any means petrolheads (we think that’s what they call car fanatics) here at VoEA we do appreciate classic car advertisements done well. Here we take a look back to what must be the golden age of car ownership. A time before global...