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UPDATE: not an original.
Geoff Clark Essex from New Zealand reports through the Hudson/Essex/Terraplane forum: I have looked at the pic, and sorry to report, this is not an original mascot. The one shown is on a 1929 Hudson, which originally had a 12-sided peaked radiator cap. the 1928 Hudson had a winged man cap, nothing like the one shown.....Thank you Geoff! We learn all the time. Click the pic for a very nice mascot...

These words were never said, but read Mel Anthony's report and you'll see they are quite close to the truth. Mel started fiddling with cars back in '38 and later did Midget racing until the late fifties. This is how it all began... 'A high-school pal and I read about the Millers and Duesenburgs that ran at Indy in the 1920's. In 1939 we spotted a touring car up on blocks and asked a lady if it was...
UPDATE: A Bavarian in Paris.
January 1961. Location: Avenue George V. Thanks for all responses, but we are still not a the solution. So far we heard 327, 328 and 335, but not one with conclusive evidence. Maybe the rearside will help.( photo courtesy Motor Books Postal Auctions, GB)...
Let's go somewhere else.
All too often cars are related with girls. In photo's anyway. Heaven knows why. The car as a symbol of freedom, power and virility maybe is not as strong as we think. So the car needs some contrast, some entourage, some visual 'viagra'. Click the pic for some more ancient beauties.(photo collection editor)...
The Fastest Sportscar in the World of 1939?
Thanks for the loads of response! Fredi Volleweider from Switzerland was minutes faster than James Holland from the UK, both claiming it is a Peugeot Darl'Matt 1936/1939. Fredi also told us that this one is no Le Mans car because those had no doors. James added that a Darl'Matt competited in a 1939 Brooklands event: The Fastest Sportscar in the World. At this moment unfortunately don't have the re...
Now see who is faster.
Both machines is made for speed. Though we envy the girls car, we think the boy has the better choice for today's trial. Still want a car like hers? At e-bay it was sold for $146,-. (photo collection editor)...
Spare R.R. chassis for less than $1000 ?
Sometimes you find the craziest things on the web. Like a Hudson streight eight fitted in a 1935 Rolls chassis. Depending on what you need, it was a bargain for mr. Bootsma, who won the auction and paid $1225,- for this beauty. Click the photo to see the auction history.(photo courtesy Derek Durst) ...
Furnish your barn in style.
To be sold 1 December 2001 at Cheffins, GB this 1909/1910 Daimler. Sleeve valve engined open tourer with loads of positive aura. No one is to discuss your taste when you come up with this Edwardian saurian. But please ask if you can have the barn to come with it. This grand personality could catch a cold in a modern central heated garage. Click here for Cheffins online auction catalogue. Click the...
R.R. Update: Mae West drove it !
Rolls-Royce connoiseur Andre Blaize reports:'That car is a 1929 Phantom II chassis #69WJ which first carried a Brewster 'Trouville' sedanca body. The original body was transferred to a RR Phantom III (#3DL136) in 1936. The current body is also a Brewster sedanca de ville fitted in October 1935 and it is now in the collection of Jack B. Nethercutt of Sylmar, Cal. It has been restored to concours co...
Pre most wars car.
Found by the Russians in Armenia in the late fifties, this car is dated at 1500 B.C. and probably one of the oldest in the world.It was meant to transport a dead, important person. Some 50 years after it's restoration the car again is in need of some care(this part sounds quite familiar to us...) The work that has to be done is entrusted to Dutch restorer Hans Piena, who has a great knowledge of a...
No Rolls, no Packard..... a Philips!
It looks like a radiator/hood mascot but in fact it is a more than lifesize bronze. To be seen in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As a memorial to the first telephone call (by wire) between Europe and Indonesia in 1927. It's almost like a frozen cry from another century and it is. But what one would never expect that the first telephone call from a car was done even 17 years earlier, in 1910. Dick Tra...
UPDATE: subcompact Lincoln...
No website found yet but Jan Stelingwerff(NL) found this is a 1934 Convertible Roadster. Any objections out there? ------------------------------------------ Close your eyes and speak out the name Lincoln and what you see are 'acres' of sheet metal, lavish luxury and somewhere in the background the feel and whisper of straight-8 or V-12 torque. Now look back at the picture. It's more like a F...
Brush up your German
The fame of BMW's 328 is worldwide. And when you hear one 'live' the first thing you start wondering is if the owner did fit a modern 325i. The sound is almost too modern, too refined to be true. It happened to us at Prescott Hill's famous climb. All these old buggers roaring uphill and then this super refined small six whispered along. It's what they call in German 'Laufcultur'.I am afraid the Ba...
You'll never guess this one!
To prevent making obvious mistakes here some hints. It's a very small European manufacturer. The late twenties car was built by an airplane engineer. It has an alloy straight eight. It has a patented break system that is somewhere in between drum and disc brakes. That's all. Happy guessing! Good answers will come in our future(still)Hall of Fame. (photo editor)...
Tom's car.
Here we have a later Chrysler Airflow, while it is slightly less flowing than earlier types. The bullnose hood was added to give it more everyday appearance as the original design was not very succesful in sales. Tom 's car had on top of that two extra headlights and some extra horsepower, which combination made it 'Tom's 104 mph Special'. Under the pic an interesting Detroit vintage gallery. (pho...
Citroën's safety steering wheel... by Humber.
We really love to see 'modern'devices on old cars. The famous one spoke stearing wheel introduced by Citroën in 'la DS'in 1956 is also to be seen on this Humber 1904... that's 52 years before the first DS. Of course we are aware of the fact that this steering wheel has no safety purpose. Just pure Edwardian egonomics. This solution facilitates the handling of the two underlying manettes. Click th...
Flat tyre darling?
If I were you I wouldn't soil my hands and leave that neatly packed tyre as it is. Just wait 75 years(photo dated March 25, 1929)and dump it on Ebay. Just look what happens then. For us more interesting is what kind of run she's competing in. The tyre wrapping says Miller-Chevrolet X... and Ellicott City - Eldridge. And it's a '29 Maryland licence plate. Who can tell? Click the pic for more inflat...
Earliest Hudson photo?
Here we have a very early - maybe even 1909 the very first year of Hudson - family photo. This could be a Type 20. Which Hudson nut will help us out? Email us at info@prewarcar.com When you come up with conclusive evidence you'll deserve a seat in our future Hall of Fame. Under the pic you'll find the Hudson history by the American Club.(photo collection editor)...
Don't you think they are slow.
At first sight the London to Brighton cars give the feeling they are hardly capable to come round the block. And yes, for some this is true and they have to do their first maintenance stop already before leaving London. But mind you, some are despite their age surprisingly quick. Spectators on the road somewhere halfway down to Brighton had to jump for their life to avoid some ultra fast antique m...
The driver's seat...
This slightly cluttered image gives an impression of the hard labour the driver awaits in a pre 1905 car. The driver of this little steamer has more on his mind than 10 modern motorists. Note steering stick, oil-squirt & bowler hat. Behind the photo you'll find all you want to know about road steamers. (photo editor)...

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