I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Daimler CVG6: Coventry Climax & Coventry Anti-Climax
Think of Coventry and it sums up great engineering names like Coventry Climax and of course Daimler. By the Eighties the Fleetline now named the Leyland Fleetline had ceased production and even the final days of those wonderful half-cabs like this MCW bodied Daimler CVG6 No.327 of 1963 was marred by an indifferent livery imposed on it's by WM the new Master's of the former Coventry Corporation. I have to say West Midland PTA's Birmingham inspired blue and cream colours weren't the worst by a long way and even in it's way quite attractive, but as elsewhere it's cheap and cheerful image seemed to echo a new indifferent world where sadly Municipal Buses were no longer a part of civic pride but mere boring machines to take uninterested folks from A to B.