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I wanted to illustrate a bit more of what the Transmission twins would have looked like when they were kids. So, lets go back to the early 1990s and take a look at this nostalgic family snap of Russ and Reg helping their dad wash his car!

The red Austin Metro is a homage to my maternal grandparents' last car. My dad said that their particular was not pleasant to drive (the gearing and reliability mainly), but so what? I was still fascinated by it, being the boyish boy that loved EVERYTHING to do with cars! :D

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GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, this reminds me of being a child. I can remember dear ol' dad washing his red hunk of junk Plymouth Voyager when I was small :D (It was a beat-up rusty wreck when my Dad sold it.)

I was always fascinated more by racecars than cars in general. I've been a NASCAR fan for practically as long as I can remember; I ended up getting into IndyCars years later. Still love checking out the old races on Youtube in my spare time :)
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CrawfordJenny Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
So cool.
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TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
The days before car washes at petrol/gas stations were common!

A great way too get soaked!
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SpikerDragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
That Austin remember my 1981 silver-black Dodge Omni 4-doors
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YRT9401 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Which of the twins is which in this pic. If I had to guess, I'd say Reg is the one with the 53 shirt.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is correct. Since Reg is still wearing orange and black, while Russ is still wearing green (his shorts).
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Alexceves Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Old cars are very priceless treasures and it is great to still have it in good condition.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is ^^.
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AisFoxHusky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:aww: that's so sweet. :)
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Whatupwidat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOO! Metro for the win!

Ours had a hole in the footwell where you could watch the road speed underneath the car :D
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD, wouldn't that result in an MOT failure?
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Whatupwidat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not if the mechanic drinks with your dad :P
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Or with the shop franchisee in the case of our company car, or at least it seems that way! Our company car has done more than enough miles to get to the moon =P
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Whatupwidat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't work for NASA do you, because that milage is totally normal if you do :D
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
We don't work for NASA, but we may as well do!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, they're certainly making quite a game of that! :giggle:
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David31 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:aww: I just love this family scene. :)
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww :)
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David31 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) I can just picture them helping their Dad wash his car on a Saturday afternoon, before a big football match starts or something to that extent. ;)
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes indeedy ^^. Sounds like something they'd do together!
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David31 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can just picture the three of them watching a Stoke City match and I'll bet their Dad has to be carefull what he yells out at the screen, otherwise Russ and Reg will be like 'Dad, what's a ***** :D
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Filmographer
Cute. :)
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
"I was still fascinated by it, being the boyish boy that loved EVERYTHING to do with cars! :D"

lets just say, I've been into cars longer than i can remember, and it all started with the 1997 Viper GTS...

god when i was 8 i had learned how a car engine worked, most of the electricals and brakes and so on because of my fascination witht hem :meow:
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was intrigued by ANY car. I even found fascination in my grandma's friend's old VW Polo! I guess a car was a car at the time :)
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
lol, a polo?
my granddad had a punto!
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My driving instructor's car was a Punto ^^.
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
>_< random, was it a GOLDEN '97 punto?
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, it was a blue 2004 Punto.
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Shinxgod Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
lol

my granddad died last year... *sigh* he had more cars than i could count though. The punto was the one he had when i was born, he then had 3 nissan marches, a cube, two minis, four daihatsus and an old vauxhall/opel
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice family moment!
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool.
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BruBadger Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A great pair of pics featuring the Transmission characters when they were younger! :)
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is sometimes fun to try drawing your characters at a different age :)
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
cute.
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