Doctor Who thing: is there a connection between Clara’s dad and Pete Tyler?

Not quite sure yet if my mind should be blown. @DoctorLongscarf:

Potentially MIND-BLOWING. HUGE subtle clue in #DoctorWho Rings Of Akhaten or coincidence (HT @dontblink_123)?:

Which is accompanied by this image:

Doctor Who Rings of Akhaten Father's Day

So question is: Is the car that runs down Rose’s dad in “Father’s Day” the same one that almost runs down Clara’s dad in ”The Rings of Akhaten”? And if it is, is is merely because the BBC has a limited bunch of old cars hanging around waiting for cameos, or it Steven Moffat making a deliberate connection?

Here’s a better image of the car from “Akhaten”:

Doctor Who Rings of Akhaten

Alas, my DVD of “Father’s Day” is chosing not to play at the moment, or I’d have found a better image of the car there. Couldn’t find one via a quick Google Image search, either. Anyone got one? (The grill area on the two cars looks different to me.)

What do you think?

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Sun, Jun 09, 2013 2:57am

I think its just meant to portray the same horrible driver is still motoring around London in the 80s.

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Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:00am

No not the same car. Car from fathers day is a vauxhall chevette and the other car is a morris marina