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Iīve always liked the idea of flower parades, because of the strange contrast / mixture of metal / technique and biology / plants.

Iīd really like to see some of your pics here, too.

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Re: Flower parade cars / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 04:59:52 PM »
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Re: Flower parade cars / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 05:19:01 PM »
Do you have any information about the last photo, the Singer SM1500, or is it a Hunter? What is that all about? :)

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Re: Flower parade cars / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 05:30:49 PM »
Itīs been part of a 1956 parade in Australia, the photo has been named "HCC 5", and Iīve found it along with the Beetle pic below, which Iīve filed as "Lawrence 56" thatīs all I know:
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 05:42:47 PM »
Thanks. I suppose it makes more sense (if it makes any at all!) for it to be a Hunter, though the profile of the bonnet looks more like an SM1500. Just interested as my father bought a secondhand Singer Hunter in 1964 as a "runabout" for my mother to use, and it was one of the first cars I ever drove.

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Re: Flower parade cars / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 09:10:09 AM »


http://magyarjarmu.hu - detailed Hungarian motoring history (Hungarian language)
http://www.ceautoclassic.eu/ - One-stop guide to Central European classic car stories and events' calendar
http://automuseums.info - motoring museums' guide

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 12:51:36 PM »
Wow, this one is really special. Do you know, which event the ladies did attend?

The skull is a really stark contrast... :o

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 01:57:34 PM »
It was taken in Helena, Montana: Car decorated for the 1907 July 4th Carnival. Note the human skull atop the radiator.
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Re: Flower parade cars / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 04:34:57 PM »
How flowers can emphasize the character of a Mercedes-Benz 130 H:

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 04:39:38 PM »
Another rear-engined one:

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 11:49:47 PM »
Blumenkorso_05 really sets off a bad case of cognitive dissonance.  A flower-covered tank (apparently a tank-like replica) with much humor and laughter in the crowd. 

Btw, in the US (just in case you didn't know) "flower cars" are those vehicles used to transport floral sprays and wreaths from a funeral "home" (or "parlor") to a cemetery, usually in the funeral cortege behind the hearse and the limousines in which the deceased's family rides...more or less.

Those vehicles that are covered in flowers for parades are usually called "floats."  Not to be confused with British "milk floats."

Since I've known parade cars, "floats" have lacked the car shape and are generally built on a bare chassis  (last photo.)

I don't know what parade cars/floats are called in other parts of the world...or even different parts of the US.  I'd be interested in finding out more, although I've learned a bit about German terminology.

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2012, 04:15:56 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 02:56:37 PM »
Thank you!

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I'd be interested in finding out more, although I've learned a bit about German terminology.

"Blumenkorso" is the term that describes the event, not the cars. I donīt even know a specific word in german, to be honest.

But as youīve said it would be most interesting to find more photos from other countries and learn new terms...?

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Re: Flower parade cars + floats / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 06:16:00 AM »
Here are a few more. (Some have only a few flowers)
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Re: Flower parade cars + floats / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 08:29:13 AM »
I really like the starfish decoration of #3 in your last post.

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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2012, 11:53:03 PM »
Thank you!

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I'd be interested in finding out more, although I've learned a bit about German terminology.

"Blumenkorso" is the term that describes the event, not the cars. I donīt even know a specific word in german, to be honest.

But as youīve said it would be most interesting to find more photos from other countries and learn new terms...?

I think "Blumenkorso" could be loosely translated as "flower parade."

RtR

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Re: Flower parade cars + floats / Blumenkorsos / Your contributions are welcome!
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 02:07:59 PM »
I just came across this one:

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Also seen in the 'Santa Cars' thread :)
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Here is a car being flowered.  :)
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One more well-known car
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Another bunch
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Sweet! My favourite is "Rosemobile (5)".