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A colourful start of the week.
Most often, we receive black and white photos of old cars. But today something different. A 1937 Studebaker Coupe Express pick up in an interesting condition was photographed by John Sandoval and sent in. Only 2200 -2500 of these beauties were produced. No one knows the exact number. This one was built in the short-lived California located assembly plant. Even though the sales were not ...
Preparations for an auction of 300 vehicles.
A famous Dutch collection of cars will be auctioned in November. This large collection consists of over 300 classic cars, trucks, buses, mopeds and more. For auction house Epic Auctions this will be the first sale of classic cars. We spoke to the people at Epic Auctions and were most interested in how they manage this auction and if it meets their expectation.  The preparations sta...
About What is it quiz #456: Claveau 6CV "Auto-Bloc"
Ten good answers for last weeks quiz. The car, we were searching for is the "Claveau 6CV Auto-Bloc" - prototype of the early 1930s. But what or who is a "Claveau"? Emile Claveau was not a professional automotive engineer. He studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tours. But in 1923 he started his automotive career.Claveau’s first “4CV” model featured an aerodynamic silhouett...
Our announcers from China; quite a challenge!?
Promotion is necessary for any event to maintain a steady number of entrants, and there are several ways to go about it. The option to organize a press photo shoot with a group of attractive models is usually reserved for sports car events. Here, the Chinese organization of the 4C rally has taken an innovative approach! The photo was taken in the city of Wuxi, after finishing the seco...
Driving in China, sometimes allowed. And what a joy!
This year’s 4C was organized for the 7th time and saw a mixed collection of Chinese-registered and foreign cars driving a scenic route between the metropoles of Beijing and Shanghai. Again over 30 participating cars were shipped from all over the world to temporarily obtain a Chinese registration. For anyone not used to driving in Asia, the 4C is a rewarding experience. It is an introdu...
Roadside Repairs: Made in China

Roadside repairs: often it is the history of sudden accidents and quick repairs that make a classic car so special to its owner. The 1936 Ford V8 Panel Van which we were driving during the 4C rally through China runs on a famous V8 flathead engine equipped with dual water pumps. In this engine, the alternator and the fan are directly connected by a small shaft that run...

A challenge from China
Looking at the winner of the 1907 Peking-Paris race in our main picture, we can imagine the fearsome physical obstacles facing the cars and teams as they set out on 10th June 1907 from Peking (then known in Britain as Pekin) to drive to Paris.  But there were cultural obstacles, too.  A first report in the British Motor magazine for 11th June summed it up beautifully: “On Monda...
Early Motoring Days in China
The motor car in China had a slow start if compared with many other countries. Around 1900 China was an empire in decline and economically exploited by foreign powers. In China there was much aversion against this Western colonialism, giving rise to a strong nationalistic movement. This resulted in the Boxer revolt directed against the western interference, which started in 1899 and was ende...
The Chinese automotive industry is 109 years old.
The Chinese automotive industry is 109 years old. You probably don’t believe this. But here it is: In the streets in China today you will find a lot, a lot of cars. Most of them are from Japanese, European or American origin, some are Chinese. When you ask someone in the street which was the first Chinese car,  most people will answer “Santána”. The Shanghai-Volkswagen Santana...
What is it? Quiz #456

This weeks quiz is about a company that built very unusual and modern cars. The ideas of its inventor „were always right, but far ahead of their time“. He showed prototypes on many shows from 1926 till 1956 but unfortunately he didn´t sell a single car. The first prototype was a streamlined mid-engined car with many modern features, but in 1930 he changed the ...

A 1936 Continental tour by Lady Hamilton
This picture looks rather formal and professionally posed – and it is.  It is part of a promotional article that nowadays we would call “advertorial”, and is subtly putting forward the qualities of Humber cars – and the quality of the people who buy and use them. The article is from the Modern Motoring magazine of January 1936.  This looks at first glance to be a perfect...
Bicester Alvis Shows Real Heritage

It’s a big year for both the Alvis marque and the Bicester Heritage site. 2017 marks fifty years since the British car brand went into liquidation, while significant investment has been announced to secure a bright future for the pre-war scene at the English Heritage site. It seems apt then that the two are meeting on the 25th of Oc...

A motorshow down under
Best in Show of this year’s Motorclassica, The Australian International Concours d’Elegance & Classic Motor Show held at the heritage listed Royal Exhibiton Building in Melbourne, Australia was a worthy recipient. Radio Presenter David Berthon’s 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh Continental torpedo tourer with coachwork by Peel of Brisbane taking the honours, at t...
Atalanta; You only live twice (...or thrice?)

At this years Classic-Days at Schloß Dyck, I saw a nice extremely low roadster near the crowd of Bentleys and my first thought was „Oh, a great car, but on what chassis might this „Special“ be built?“ But the car looked very nice. I saw a fantastic (but not too heavy) patina and as I saw the front-axle, I realized, that this was not a „usual“ spe...

Faded car photos from 1903 in Hungary
Photos of old cars are sometimes very good but in this case definitely not. Sent by Pal Negyesi. A photo we like, a photo in old style 'The year is 1903, the place is probably somewhere in Hungary. Despite the different size of the rear wheels, I believe the two photos depict the same car. There is absolutely no information regarding the car, so any info on what this might be would be warmly...
E.R.A. transport in style
E.R.A were supplied with four Bedford transporters that carried the team and the cars to British and European venues in the thirties where E.R.A's broke many records and won at most of the international events the cars entered.The 1936 Bedford W series still has its original 2.7 litre stovebolt engine fitted. Bedford's parent company GM produced the engines which were in production from 1929...
About What is it quiz #455: Brennabor Type A

So here we are with the solution of quiz #455: Ok, at first, I have to apologize for one term in my quiz-text: I wrote “Production ended during World War II (…)”, but forgot to tell, that the automobile-production ended already in 1933/34.But afterwards, the production was still on with bicycles and motorbikes.

Cecil Kimbers Last MG
Imagine you’re sixteen years old and spot a derelict saloon in a collapsed shed. Immediately you think “I want that car!" But then it takes another six years before you can finally call it your own. That’s what happened to Malcolm Simmonds who spotted a forlorn looking MG VA saloon. No stranger to old cars as he used to tinker with them at his grandfather’s garage, he liked the look of the...
Driving a 1903 car and having champagne in the morning: Only in France
We all know the famous London to Brighton run, which is held every year in November. But how many of you know the much smaller, but at least as enjoyable Rallye des Ancetres in Compiegne? Held on the first weekend of October every year.The prewarcar.com team was present as well and enjoyed it once again. It is a typical French event, with beautiful old cars, very relaxing atmosphere and good food ...
Some Assembly Required
Once again the High Holy Days of Hershey have come and gone. Formally known as the Antique Automobile Club of American Eastern National Fall Meet, over the past 63 years it has become known to car people as simply "Hershey," after its location in America's "Chocolate Town" in Pennsylvania. Comprising both a swap meet (Americans don't know the word "autojumble") and a 1500-car show, Hershey a...

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