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See, smell, hear at Het Loo
Next weekend, is Concours d'Elegance Het Loo. When we were preparing for this lovely event, we came across some photos and movies of the sprint from last year. In our opinion, the sprint which takes place on the Royal lanes, is one of the things that makes the event very attractive to visit, or even better to participate in.  Just between all the beautiful show cars, you c...
About What is it Quiz #447: 1928 Indian X4
The answer of last week wasn't that hard. It is of course the 1928 Indian X4 automobile. Built by the Indian Motorcycle Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts,USA. Their fourth experimental, thus X4, car. In the mid 1920’s Indian sought to expand their product line and built or planned to build the items mentioned in the clue. The X4 car had a Lycoming WS L-head 6 Cylinder engine, a hydraulic assiste...
Twelve Cylinders... Voisin... That sounds really gorgeous!
Twelve Cylinders... Voisin... That sounds really gorgeous! And there is the very special opportunity at the Stanislas Machoir Auction on June, 28th to let this dream come true. Gabriel Voisin started his 12-Cylinder adventures in 1920, building two prototypes with an 7238cc engine. But those cars were so over the top, that production would have been much to expensive. After the big succes...
What can we say....
Not corporate at all, is what they are saying at Longstone Tyres about themselves. And indeed, what a joy we had when we looked at this 'test'- film. They are making sure, we will be safe. Heroes, they are! Most people probably have seen the Longstone crew at some event. You can see they are definitely having fun in their lives. After seeing the movie, it is clear their marketi...
Brightwells Bonanza at Bicester.
There is an auction coming soon (24 June) held by Brightwells at their new Bicester Heritage premises offering an interesting choice of vehicles from Austin Sevens to Wolseley.This Austin was discovered in a shed after some diligent detective work and as the description says, it is ALWAYS worth following up every lead.  There are still plenty of cars to unearth!It is a special with the middle sec...
Roch-Brault, a family of motoring pioneers
    

Roch-Brault is one of these names you could regularly come across in the pioneer years of the motor car in France. Early 1897 Maurice Roch-Brault was 'constructeur' of the Fisson. He participated in the Paris-Dieppe race in July 1897 with a....

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Brooklands finishing straight re-opens for the first time since 1940
Precisely 110 years after the grand opening of the banked racing circuit of Brooklands, the famous Finishing Straight is due to be re-opened to motorsport as part of the venue’s Double Twelve event this weekend.   After decades of hotly contested racing and record-setting, the 2 ¾ mile circuit in Weybridge closed to motorsport after a Bellman Hangar was constructed across the ci...
What is it? Quiz #447
When you have a hard time selling your motorcycles, you can experiment with cars. That was what this company did, when the Model T Ford was cheaper than their bikes. This roadster was the development project of a company not usualy associated with automobiles. In their search for new items to add to their standard product line, they built (or proposed to build), shock absorbers, car window ve...
Hi! My name is....
Hi! My name is Morris. Lovely to meet you. Yes, indeed Morris as in the car. M-O-R-R-I-S. Morris? Oh really. In the United Kingdom, it is much more common. Especially as a surname. But in The Netherlands, it is quite unusual. Especially as a girl’s name. My parents decided to call me Morris, after their first car. a 1922 Morris Bullnose, which is still in the family. And one day I will own it...
The Rumpler-Metropolis car: Burning drops
      

Even if I´m a big fan of old movies, some classics still are missing in my collection. One of those movies was Fritz Langs "METROPOLIS", one of the most fantastic movies of the 1920s, but last week I finally bought....

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Automotive service in 1940, not that much difference from now.
Fantastic to see a commercial from 1940 where they explain how automotive service works. It is quite interesting to see that most things haven't changed through the years. At the end of the day, the basics of a car didn't change that much. The only difference I noticed is that in this specific period, garages actually repaired the parts instead of swapping the old part for a new one. Enjoy the cli...
An English - French workhorse
Our first thought, when we hear Leon Bollée;the famous three wheeled car (from around 1900), with its air-cooled vertical cylinder, mostly hot tube ignition; not the most reliable car but it is quite something to see. But this was of course not all that was ever produced under the name Leon Bollée. Seeking through the catalogue of the upcoming Richard Edmonds auction, we found this fantastic Leo...
The ill-fated 1902 Wolseley racers
  

Recently we received from one of our readers an interesting series of photos picturing two of the 1902 racing Wolseleys, including the underslung model. Particularly interesting are some photos of the underslung racer clearly having run into the wayside resulting into a displaced front wheel and a bent steering column. The surroundings suggest that the accident happe...

24th of August, 1901, the first race in Tuscany: Piombino - Livorno
Even the name sounds great: Piombino - Livorno. It was the first race in Tuscany, 24 august 1901. Felice Nazzaro won at the wheel of his FIAT12 HP Corsa on this 80km track. He did it in 1h 49m with an average speed of 43,66 kmh. In that time quite a spectacle. Second was Ernesto Wehreim, with a 12hp Darracq. Third and fourth were 2 Panhards (of Ugobaldo Tonietti and Serafini). Enjoy this little ...
About what is it? Quiz #446: A 1905 Raleigh
No, not a Duerkopp as mentioned by George T. Cassidy, though the engine of this car indeed did come from Germany. The car is of English origin, as Kevin Atkinson describes very correctly: “The car is a 1905 Raleigh, designed by T. J. Biggs. It used a four cylinder 10hp Fafnir engine but didn't get past the prototype stage. It was the only car Raleigh produced until 1915 when they built a shaft d...
Spot the 10 differences #2: Montlhery
This week the second 'Spot the differences'. The photo is taken by Hubertus Hansmann during a wet Vintage Revival Montlhery. What we see is a Morgan and 2 GN's. But can you also see the 10 differences between both pictures? Click on the photo for a better look. Or see every photo seperate here and here.Next week we will post the answers. Good luck!The 10 differences of last week were: Bolt st...
Prewar Workshop: a new carburetor jet

Today’s workshop article is about a carburetor with a broken jet. The car performed very badly and was leaking fuel through the break in the jet. The jet was in 2 pieces and needed replacement. It had been broken in half and a copper pipe was inserted to fix the break, but this broke again unfortunately.

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1927 Turcat-Méry: Still 'the Car of the Connoisseur'?
The French auction house Osenat will hold an auction on June 18th in Fontainebleau. We checked out their catalogue and found quite some interesting pre-war cars like Bugatti's. But it was the 1927 Turcat-Mery that got our full attention. Those cars are not that often for sale, so we checked it out.Like many automobile companies in the early days of motoring, the company was named after a...
Which car is this? Maybe you can help us...
Look at this lovely old photograph. Two people, who look like a couple, sitting in a car. It looks like they just left the house. Maybe it is their house, but we do not know this for sure. Before departure, they pose for a photographer. They are both rather.......
Passion for cars at Formula Vintage
The definition of Passion is; a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. Most of us have it, we read books, watch movies, go to events and work on them: our beloved cars. When we wake up in the morning we think of this overhauled engine, this strange buzz in the gearbox and about that race that we want to participate in.When we watched the movie that...

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