Friday Funny: Baby Driver

Baby Driver - Fiat - 1920s

I wonder where this cute and chubby balloon baby is going? Look at that determined look on her face. She has her hand firmly on the suitcase so must have a destination in mind. And she’s also looking pretty possessive and proud of the car. Is it hers? Does she have her licence yet?

Once again, another mystery photo from my orphan photo collection.

I believe this one also came from Auntie Camie and Uncle Bob‘s photographs.

I do not know who the baby is but I am assuming she is a girl because of the pom-pom shoes and bracelet. But I could easily be wrong. Parents do weird things to babies in the name of fashion. Well, just look at the outfit they’ve dressed her in.

I really love the framing of this photo. It is so much more interesting than the usual car photos I see. I don’t know if you’ve seen the little extras in the photo? No? Then it must be time for…Spot What Puzzle Time!

Can you find:

  • Another car?
  • The mystery lady?

Answers can be found at the end of the post!

[Click on the photos to see a larger version and clearer details.]

I have another photo of this mystery cherubim. She’s a cutie but I still don’t know who she is.

Baby Driver - Fiat - 1920s

Baby Driver – possibly holding a  ghost doll.


In an attempt to date the photos, I’ve resorted to my usual trick of trying to identify the car. From the logo, the radiator grill shape, and so on, I believe it is a type of Fiat – possibly the 505 or 501 S which would mean the car was made somewhere between 1919-1926. But it is hard to tell from these photos and I’m no car expert.

The car’s licence plate is marked “NSW” (or New South Wales, for my overseas visitors). My Aunt and Uncle didn’t move to NSW until after they were married in 1926.

But, if this was my Uncle Bob’s car, you would think he would have learned his lesson. I discovered that Uncle Bob had previous experience with Fiats – and not to the good – as you can see from this newspaper snippet from 1925.

Robert Barr - Ilfracombe - 1925 - Fiat 501 - accident

Uncle Bob has history with Fiats!1 Now they have bad blood. Oops. Started channelling Taylor Swift there – I blame it on Ghost Doll.


Spot What Answers:

Extra points if you noticed the partial second car!

Baby Driver - Fiat - 1920s - Spot What Answers

Spot What Answers!



1 LONGREACH NOTES. (1925, August 22). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 – 1954), p. 8 (MAGAZINE SECTION). Retrieved July 15, 2017, from













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4 Responses to Friday Funny: Baby Driver

  1. crissouli says:

    i did find them, almost straight away, before you mentioned it.. but I am always curious and was looking for some way to date the photo. That outfit… I hope she paid them back in later years.

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  2. If Cherubim had siblings, I expect there would have some serious teasing about that photo in later years.

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