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We're looking forward to a sunny Easter weekend and we truly hope the same counts for you whatever your wheareabouts on the globe. The trees in the background seem to blossom, which suggest it is spring. Not exactly sure about the event which made these girls dance around today's mystery car as if it is a May 1st Pole Ribbon Dance, yet it looks they're having a grand time. However most of you have glanced around them of course to check the big saloon. Though the looks are quite Bentley-ish the hubs look more like Packard. As we can't ask the driver who is presumably operating the camera (lucky chap) we better wait and see what you have to say.
(Walter Miller collection)
Recently we received several photos showing early pedal (or otherwise motorised child's cars). This one was sent in by Valery Patrakov: "Here is a photo of little Cadillac made for Siamese king's children in 1913."
Well first of all the location and bystanders don't give the impression that the photo was shot in Siam. Maybe in the US prior to delivery? Anyway it is thinkable this was the first car ever driven by GP-legend Prince Bira . Yet in that case he probably he was the second driver as his majesty Bira was born in 1914. So the first driver of this child's Caddy in that case was his older brother Prince Abhas (both princes depicted here). But maybe you are more interested in the child's car itself. Looks like a perfect copy of it's big brother 1913 Cadillac 5 passenger Touring Sedan Convertible. Have any of these Cadillac child's cars survived, or was it a one-off by Cadillac to please the royal clientele?
UPDATE: check the comments and this fab short video
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