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What happened to the Vietnam Amilcar ?

Glen Robb editor of the Amilcar Salmson Register is interested to learn whatever happened to another Vietnam find: “While on the subject of cars in Vietnam, I was contacted some 7/8 years back by an American (still alive) who had found this car but wanted to know more about it. I told him as much of the history and asked him to make further contact. I wrote...

An end to an era in Enid, Oklahoma
Unfortunately we’d never heard of Oliver Jordon of Enid, Oklahoma until lately. But Mr. Jordon must have been a man to our hearts, there’s no doubt about that. This is his story in just a few lines: in 1945 Mr. Jordon bought an existing scrap yard which he continued to run as a business. He bought and sold cars and parts, which he loved doing. But than, one day in 1953, the local governm...
A back to work Mystery (update: 1910/12 Gregoire 70/4)
An intriguing shot sent to us by Jaap 'Bugatti' Horst. Not often we see period photos of cars in tatty condition. Or do the home made front wings have a special purpose except for hiding the radiator for us? From what we see of the bonnet we think it may be a round radiator; French car? Is the driver/mechanic a military chauffeur perhaps?...
Is this the ex-Vietnam 'CIA' Brescia? (update: no, that was the ex Andre Rheault type 40)
Erik Thomas: "I took this picture of this Bugatti at the 2011 or 2012 VSCCA Hunnewell Hillclimb. This is a pre-war only event near Boston, Massachusetts. I was sitting in my MGTC waiting for my run up the hill, when the owner of the Bug backed it up into the wooded area to have a wee. For some odd reason, those Brescia Bugs always look best off road. If I remember, that car was found by one of ...
About Quiz #367: 1916/1917 Daniels Model A Tourer
This photo sent to us by Gunnar Geijer was taken in Norway, nothing more is known, except for the regisitration C-78. Unfortunately, due to a technical mishap,  part of the solution was published to those who checked smartphone or tablet. Which makes it fairly impossible to judge the 27 answers in an honest way. However a few things are sure. It is not a Yale, not a Cole, not a King, not a Cadi...
A Mercer, Premier, Pierce, Paige Stoddard, Stutz Mystery? (update: 1910 Jackson)
Yesterday we received an e-mail if we still post mystery cars. Well, for those who wonder, here's another one. A fine brass era sports car. From the photo album of Mr. John's  great grandfather. Now what is it? A Stutz Bearcat perhaps? Or the iconic Mercer? Or the mighty 1911 45/55HP 6 cylinder Premier that Bonhams will be selling shortly? We checked some photos and concluded judging various aspe...
Who knows about Dick Brockman?
Corinna from Oldtimer Rehberger in Germany: "About the 1927 RR PI Boattail Tourer (originally this Phantom I #95EF was bodied as an open tourer) we offer for sale we know that it was Dick Brockman who built the current body. He also built several Lagonda bodies in the 60s and 70s in GB. We know about two more identical bodies he built, one of those currently is in the USA. Dick Brockman died in th...
The MG VA CHO17 sixty years ago and today...

Photographer Karel Vermeer has a keen eye for cars and photos. He found this postcard and was not only attentive to spot the MG VA registered CHO17 in the center of Brockenhurst near the station at the junction of Lymington and Brookley Road. He also remembered that the very same 1937 MG VA is currently for sale at these pages! Once more we learn there is no such thing as coincidence...

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Adam's do-it-yourself RR kit
Following the recent debate about the pros and cons of RR we can only add that no matter of what you think of the great marque it is a dream of thousands to one day own a specimen of the automobile with the temple shaped radiator. Here's a 1931 20/25 project without 'clothes' that may be closer to your purse than expected. To take away one worry of the aspirant RR driver. The 'temple' plus fl...
A Gläser Steyr Mystery? (update: body by Keible, Austria)
Igor sends these photos of a recent Steyr find by a friend. So far they have not been able to identify the body of the car. They even are not sure if it is a model 125 or model 225. We don't think the type is a 225 as that is a modern tractor.... Obviously the car has no papers and no ID-tags or plates, which will in general stands for a good puzzle... Our first feeling is Gläser for the bo...
Enjoy the rain of Spain
After some years with the number of entrants descending, this year's edition of the Barcelona-Sitges (56th) the list of entries has grown to nearly 70 cars again. And that's not the only good news: foreign entrants have reappeared in reasonable numbers.  But as everything can´t be perfect this year the usual mediterranean good weather dissapeared and the cars had to battle the elements all...
What is it? Quiz #367
This is a rare tourer made in the USA sporting a most intriguing aftermarket radiator monkey mascot. This make of car was made in small numbers near to a location visited by many of our readers. Despite the low total production of the make was small, this specific car made it to Norway.Not the first to use V8 engines, but possibly the only marque to offer V8 engines alone. Now we may have given to...
A new generation taking over our calendar?

The wheather in western Europe has been outstanding over the last couple of weeks and we all take out the fine machinery that we keep in garages and workshops. A perfect chance to make photos of the car and family. And of course you are more than welcome to send in material like above. Some of these make it as a full page advert in our sister magazine The Automob...

Baltic rallying for Rollses only?

Is this Holland? A dutch registered Rolls and a windmill. Well to be honest this guess brings you a mere 1200 miles off course. This is Estonia at the Baltic sea. A dreamlike country of fairy tales, with the promising town of Tallinn, a quiet and most pleasant backdrop for relaxed vintage touring.The abundancy of Rollses depicted here has nothing to do with local taxes or similar legislation, b...

What happened to Zelia? (update: or is it Lelia?)
David Smallacombe (Australia) is working on a most interesting project: "I am an owner of a 1914 Morris Oxford and I am just starting to restore it. Looking on the internet and trolling through books and magazines I found these photos taken on the sands in Porthcawl  South Wales. The car 'Zelia' is a single seater Morris Oxford fitted with a cowl over the radiator and has a long pointy tail. The ...
愚人節
這是一些時尚的年輕人都喜歡滑旱冰的所有時間的體育賽事,但旱冰鞋在過去體積笨重攜帶不方便,就是它是它脫掉原來的鞋子很麻煩,甚至第一個需要穿在腳下,而這種“風火輪”中只需要一個熱量為自己的鞋,普通鞋會被立即變成了滑冰鞋,和滑輪還可以發出一些熒光,非常漂亮的夜晚,代表“每...
A Micro Roadster Mystery (UPDATE: no Aero)
Mikolay Racki found this car in the barn of a polish car collector who recently died. "It measures about 1.5 meter long. Check details like rear axle, frame constructions, springs, steering, four drum brakes etc. Check details like rear axle, frame constructions, springs, steering, four drum brakes etc. Can you tell me what it was, who made it, what years, where can I find some info about it...
Today’s your last chance!
If you had plans to go to the Techno Classica in Essen, you'll have to go today, as the show will close its doors at 18.00 hours sharp. If you couldn't make it this year, here are some of our personal favorites. Perhaps they can persuade you to go next year. The main picture shows the 1939 BMW Touring Coupé, that -among other achievements- was driven by Fritz Huschke von Hanstein and Walter Bä...
About Quiz #366 Missing parts on '29 Hudson and '29 Pierce Arrow

Senders of the photo are Peter Ransom and Jak Guyomar from Australia, both jurymember. They thought up this killer-quiz. We received many interesting answers about various makes like Stutz,  Lincoln and Pontiac which are not found in the photo. And then lots of parts missing. Missing radiator caps, missing radiator ornaments (only true for the Hudson). Missing screen wipers. Missing &nbs...

Daimler's Wall of Fame
When you're in Essen, Germany you can be sure to stumble over one or two products of Daimler A.G. They always try - and often succeed - in creating some downforce in your jaws. This year they presented a most compact 100 years of GP/F1 show case, starting with the 1914 4,5 litre GP car. No way to check all cars individually as they had been stacked in three layers but the effect is immense. They...

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