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VSCC: on behalf of the family, we salute you

 

      

A big family gathering. That is what we noticed last weekend when we visited the Silverstone races. We came to see pre-war cars racing against each other, but saw much more than that!A relax ...

Prewar Workshop: Wheel bearings Part 2

Last week’s article was about the broken wheelbearing. After a short wait the new part has arrived and it was an old stock article from my local bearing supplier. If anyone can date this Timken box, I would be curious to know how old it is!

The mounting of the bearing is a simple proc...

Talking about streamline: 1933 Pierce Arrow Silver arrow

 

       

It was 1933, the year that Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in The White House, New York City was terrorized by a giant monkey (King Kong), the Great Depression and the Prohibition ended (I could not find any relation between those two) and Hitler became Reichskanzler. Those were also the days ...

Mystery "Apperson" brochure from Germany
    

Apperson - that certainly rings a bell, if you are fond of early car marques from the U.S. Founded in 1902 in Kokomo/Indiana by the gifted Apperson brothers, the company soon earned.......

Two long-distance Delin histories
   

It is amazing to find out where cars and motorcycles were exported to when new, especially in the early days. Sometimes the most remote places were the destination of export, even of very small marques.Let us take.......

What is it? Quiz#443
Well to be honest, it may be just a bit too much of an artist impression. Perhaps the artist was briefed prior to the 'de facto' production of the car.  So he had to rely on sketches and perhaps technical drawings and.......
Do not judge too quickly: this Lady is a hero
   

Unlike last week's Friday Lady or the lady from the week before, this week's Friday Lady does not take the wrench in her own hand. Instead, she seems very critical of the man who fixes her car. Before you conclude that you can drink her blood, take a look at the other pictures and read on for the full story. May be this Lady was transporting blood...

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Spring Start Silverstone is about speed
This weekend VSCC's spring start, as usual will take place at Silverstone, the British Mecca of Grand Prix and Formula 1. No wonder that the new brand of VSCC is named Formula Vintage, a race series including the five famous.......
Prewar Workshop: Wheel bearings
       

This week's article is about a problem that everyone has probably encountered at some point. A broken wheel bearing.Wheel bearings are parts that wear overtime and do this much quicker if....

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It is the year 1938 and you can afford yourself an extravagant car
    

What if... it is the year 1938. This is the year that Adolf Hitler is Time magazine's "Man of the Year" as the most influential person of the year. The year of Kristallnacht and the annexation of Sudetenland by Germany. But also the year....

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Mystery pre-WW1 BENZ taxi
   

Usually, identifying old Benzes that were manufactured before the merger with Daimler in 1926, is not particularly challenging. However, today I would like to present a photo from my collection showing a Benz with some rather....

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Easter Bunny and her big boy toys
Do you believe in Easter Bunnies? I hope not, they are mythical creatures that don’t exist in real life. Besides of the fact that we like them in chocolate, what else do we know about the Easter Bunny? We asked Wikipedia: “The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter. In legend, the creature carries colored Easter eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the h...
About What is it Quiz #442: Russo-Balt 24-55
A quiz that we thought was quite difficult and therefore, we gave some hints. Well, that clearly worked. Not sure it was because of the hints or because of the fanstastic car but no less than 21 comments were sent in. ...
This Friday Lady will help you change your tyres!
    

Women with wrenches part 2The question in last week's Friday Lady was: "would you let a female mechanic fix your car?"My question for you this week is: which woman would you let changing your tyres? The lady in the first pictures or the lady in the last picture? The first lady looks like she has experience herself in racing with extraordinary...

De Dion Bouton Three-wheelin' fun
No one was expecting this! What a wonderful day! The small cylinder shaped petrol tanks reflected in the sun as never before. The Tricycle Demonstration Races 2017 were again held at Barnards Farm. And we as PreWarCar.com were there, to do live report (and try to drive one ourselves).For the ones who think, a trike… Yes... a car with one wheel missing. That is not entirely true. A tricycle is a...
PreWar Workshop: A working L. Dubrulle oiler

This is a follow-up article on last weeks workshop feature. I thank all of you for the responses. I’ve gotten many responses by both the comment section as by e-mail or in another way. The contents were all uniform: the oiler should work on exhaust pressure and the hand-pump should lubricate the crankcase.

Anglo-French Alliance
 

Every Vintage car enthusiast knows about the Bugatti Brescia, the production version of Ettore's advanced 16-valve voiturette that found enormous success during the 1920s. How many, though, know....

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An American in Brigstock? (Update: 1934 Studebaker President)
Robert Wenster writes: "Photograph in Brigstock, Northantshire early 1950's, possibly belonging to a US service man stationed locally."It may be obvious to you lot out there, but to your scribe it is a full mystery in front of a good old telephone boot. But first what's going on in this not so busy street of Brigstock, located somewhere halfway Camebridge and Leicester? It looks like a little girl...
The well used mystery Voisin still exists!
   

Some weeks ago we published a picture of the "well used" Voisin C24. We wondered, if this car might be the car, that was known to be in the fantastic collection of Robert Corniere and got some interesting comments and letters (even by the momentanous owner of the garden, the pictures were made). The car is indeed the Corniere C24 and it still exists in....

What is it? Quiz #442
S-Peterboerg, so a Russian car? Yes, the car is built in a region which was part of the Russian empire. It is based on a car from another country, in Europe and the designer was again.......

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