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    Froggy street signs

    I thought I'd post up Melbourne's single contribution to streets named after Froggy vehicles.

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    AFAIK, Peugeot Pursuit is the only Froggy street you can drive through in Melbourne (in Mill Park up north), mind you I didn't see a single Pug in the whole street.

    Perhaps gibgib could add it to the other street signs in the Pictures section of the main site.

    Has anyone got any other Pug/Renault/Cit street signs to put up?? Lets see how many we can find around Oz. head_ban

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    Adelaide has Gordini Crescent which is in Holden Hill
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    man...thats cool...i m so tempted....a hacksaw should do the job...maybe i just need a spanner....would be a good one to then sell at ebay or better still hang it on my sons bedroom door....he s just 19 (months)....
    any DARES.....?????

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    I am pretty sure there is a Citroen Crescent in Sydney somewhere?

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    Hmmm...perhapes in my next subdivision I can name streets after car manufacturers, including Peugeot, Renault, Citroen and Simca
    B to the R to the A from the D
    1994 MX5 Clubman...are you sure it's not French?

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    Phasis:
    Hmmm...perhaps in my next subdivision I can name streets after car manufacturers, including Peugeot, Renault, Citroen and Simca
    That would be nothing new...

    French carmakers in a subdivision in Perth... let's see now...

    Hotchkiss Drive (now that is a really clever one)

    Delage Way

    Ballot Way

    Salmson Street

    Bugatti Way

    Now, there is an interloper in there... with all the French car names, there's also an Alfa Place... and it's pure coincidence that an adjacent main street is named Cedric Street...

    In case I've never posted it here before, here's one of the most clever street names ever devised...

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    <small>[ 09 January 2003, 12:38 AM: Message edited by: Ray Bell ]</small>

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    macquered:
    I am pretty sure there is a Citroen Crescent in Sydney somewhere?
    Citroen Place in Lower Downtown Ingleburn... and it's not alone... look at the company it enjoys!

    Cadillac Pl, Abadal Pl, Humber Pl, McLaren Pl, Pontiac Pl, Chevrolet Pl, Rambler Pl, Singer Pl, Jowett Pl, Hudson Pl, Ferrari Pl, Hispano Pl, Alvis Pl, Cord Pl, Oldsmobile Pl, Ford Pl, Fiat Pl, Opel Pl, Leyland Pl, Wolseley Pl, Daimler Pl, Vauxhall St, Triumph Pl, Morris Pl, Buick Pl, Packard Cl, Napier St, Crossley St, Stutz Pl, Alfa Pl, Sprite Pl, CorbinSt, Lancia Dr, Morgan St, Peerless Cl, Lagonda Dr... and a straight line between two sections is named Mercedes Road.

    And some French marques... (Citroen having already been mentioned)...

    Leon Pl, Berliet Pl, Delage Pl, Renault Pl, Delauney St, Talbot Pl, Amilcar St... of course, with pride of place, holding most of these together, are the two most important makes... Bugatti Dr and Peugeot Dr.

    Nary a mention of Hotchkiss...

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    In Brisbane there's a Renault Lane in Bardon... Hotchkiss Place in Kuraby, but I don't think the latter has any connection with any thoughts about quality French cars or automotive history... just like the several Alpine Courts, Places, Drives and Streets.

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    Adelaide can boast a Citroen Street in Croydon Park... and a Talbot Road, Hotchkiss Cres, Clement St, Charron Rd... and look at the other car names there!

    Hudson, Royce, Packard, Rugby, Crossley, Durant, Standard, Nash, Auburn, Overland, Harley, Sunbeam, Lancia, LaSalle, Simpson, Cord, Star, Rover, Reo, Chrysler, Minerva, Alvis, Essex, Cowley, Itala, Austin...

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    There's a Delage Close in Kielor Downs for you Melbourne folk... mixed in with Pilain Crescent and Mathis Drive is you want to remain French, and Dion Court if you want to go petit... Darracq gets a mention here too, and Lago, but again the majority of names are other than French cars:

    Winton Ct, Minerva Cr, Tarrant Ct, Swift Ct, Stutz Cl, Singer Ave, Willys Ave, Nash Ct, Riley Ct, Dixi(e) Cl, Benz Ct, Cord Cl, Itala Ct, Chrysler Ct, Metz Pl, Bell Ct, Belmont Ave, Daimler Ave, Alfa Ct, Hispano Dr, Lotis (sic) Ct, Bianchi Ct, Clyno Ct, Ariel Ct, Fiat Ct, Allard Ct and Morris Dr.

    Oh, hang on... here's Bugatti Ct and Talbot Cl... just along from Goodwood Ave. Not far away is Power Street... straight as a drag stip.

    And while Hotchkiss Drive missed out, there is a Hotchkiss Way...

    <small>[ 09 January 2003, 01:37 AM: Message edited by: Ray Bell ]</small>

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    Nothing in Hobart... don't have a street directory of Darwin.

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    Simon:
    Adelaide has Gordini Crescent which is in Holden Hill
    A few more in that section, but only Gordini is French...

    Brabham Ave, Cortina Ave, Falcon St, Alvis Cres, Chrysler Dr, Riley St, Mercedes Dr, Humber St, Bentley Dr, Graham Ave... and of course, Valiant Rd!

    By the way, among it all there's a... wait for it...

    McBean Ave!

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    Canberra is also devoid of French car names on streets...

    Holden rates, however, and Wolseley... but that one's a bit of a backhander... Wolseley Street remains unmade after perhaps eighty years of having been drawn in on the plan!

    The little light in the grille would glow red at that!

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    Wow! Great work Ray! dance

    I'm guessing all those street directories were computer based, or else you'd have been busy for hours and hours!

    I'm afraid I'm a bit young to know much about the older French makes, so when I said that Peugeot Pursuit was the only Froggy in Melbourne, I was mainly referring to Pugs/Rens/Cits, although there aren't any Simcas either. wink

    Peugeot Pursuit also sits in an estate with cars for street names:
    Packard Course, Honda Dr, Buick Cr, Bugatti Ct, Benz Cl, Bentley Way, and Barina Wy (how on earth did they come to include this??) . There's probably a few other car makes I don't recognise amongst these.

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    <small>[ 09 January 2003, 09:20 PM: Message edited by: silverexec ]</small>
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    Actually, I opened up the street directories while I was having dinner... it didn't take all that long, as can be seen by the fact that I missed (or couldn't read?) 'Barina'... this was in the bunch to which you refer.

    For help with some of the names, particularly in establishing if they were French (not Belgian, like Minerva, for instance...) I used The World Guide to Automobiles... but I didn't need to refer to it very often.

    <small>[ 09 January 2003, 09:50 PM: Message edited by: Ray Bell ]</small>

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    Ray Bell:


    By the way, among it all there's a... wait for it...

    McBean Ave!
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    Near me (Joondalup light industrial area WA) there's another Delage St. along with Pontiac, Royce, and a few other vintage era names.

    Question: Ray, this area is mainly car names, with a ring road connecting them, Winton Road. I've often wondered if this is a car related name I don't know about. Do you know?

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    The Ingleburn street pictures are on the picture page.
    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/pict.html" target="_blank">http://www.aussiefrogs.com/pict.html</a>

    I have copied & will surely add yours too Richard!

    I think I will make a trip to Bardon then for another one
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    Stuey:
    Question: Ray, this area is mainly car names, with a ring road connecting them, Winton Road. I've often wondered if this is a car related name I don't know about. Do you know?
    It would appear to be, Ray's included Winton Ct in his list of Melbourne streets with car related names.
    ...again the majority of names are other than French cars:

    Winton Ct, Minerva Cr...
    I don't know much more about it, I've never heard of Winton before.

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    Winton, from memory, dates back to the horse and buggy days...

    I don't have my reference stuff with me, but I recall the name from that kind of era.

    Whoops! Wrong on both counts!

    The kids do have one of my books here, and it was bicycles, not horse-drawn buggies they made first.

    Winton was, in fact, the biggest producer of petrol driven cars (implying that steam may have been ahead at that time... or maybe even electric) in America at the turn of the century... their period of production was from 1897 to 1924.

    Nobody's mentioned the street sign I posted by the way... a very clever one. Not a car name, but clever all the same.

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