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Puzzles, Games and Name That Car => Professional AutoPuzzles => Topic started by: pnegyesi on September 08, 2019, 02:17:55 AM

Title: PN #1286
Post by: pnegyesi on September 08, 2019, 02:17:55 AM
Straight to professionals - probably a Black Hole candidate, but who knows...
In the early days of Hungarian television, British broadcasting vans were used. But I contacted the specialist site and they have no clue. So it may not be of British origin after all.

Over to you - maybe you can identify this one. As you can imagine, I would need proof. And for this one I offer two points

Title: Re: PN #1286
Post by: gte4289 on September 08, 2019, 05:34:49 AM
So it may not be of British origin after all.
Don't give up on looking for a UK origin just yet. Here we have the same vehicle put to use by two different television stations in the UK:
Title: Re: PN #1286
Post by: gte4289 on September 08, 2019, 06:01:27 AM
Bedford-based:
Title: Re: PN #1286
Post by: pnegyesi on September 08, 2019, 10:40:40 AM
Very nicely found, there is hope after all. I just don't understand why a site specialising in British broadcast vans (and which featured your first photo) could not make the ID. For that Bedford ad I give you a point - and a big thank you!
Title: Re: PN #1286
Post by: gte4289 on September 08, 2019, 01:03:11 PM
Thanks for the point!

Here is the same Bedford van shown in the above ad (C-12644), arriving in Fremantle, Australia (March 1960) and then on the road from Perth to Carnarvon (1966). It is described here as "an EMI equipped Bedford outside broadcast van" and appears to have been delivered to Australia from the UK as a completed unit (coachwork, equipment, paint, etc).
Title: Re: PN #1286
Post by: gte4289 on February 21, 2020, 08:02:31 AM
Here is the same Bedford van shown in the above ad (C-12644), arriving in Fremantle, Australia (March 1960) and then on the road from Perth to Carnarvon (1966). It is described here as "an EMI equipped Bedford outside broadcast van" and appears to have been delivered to Australia from the UK as a completed unit (coachwork, equipment, paint, etc).
The Bedford van that went to Australia was bodied by Bonallack and Sons, Ltd of Basildon, Essex (commissioned by EMI). After looking into it further, it seems outside broadcast vans were one of Bonallack's specialties. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that the puzzle vehicle was bodied by Bonallack, but it's a possibility.