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"A S" Radiator cap

Author: Davy Gouineau Sunday, 24 April 2016

"A S" Radiator cap

Hello everybody,

What is the origin of this radiator cap ?

Davy Gouineau 

Mystery old sprint car

Author: Kevin Thursday, 21 April 2016

Mystery old sprint car


I have an old sprint car that I can't figure the year or make, I'm assuming 20s based off radiator overall build and the Polly Gas sticker at the cowl. It has a rambler 6 powering it, thank you in advance for your assistance. 


Best regards 



Unidentified Bugatti oil pressure gauge

Author: Vintage Instruments Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Mystery Bugatti gauge
Can anyone help with identifying which model Bugatti this original  gauge would have come from ?

It is similar to a standard Type 40  black faced gauge but  has a silver face with black lettering and a red  EB emblem. 

Any advise appreciated  , thanks 

What's better than a Lancia Lambda?

Author: Colin Greyvensteyn Saturday, 16 April 2016

Lancia Lambda

Two Lancia Lambdas at the same gathering in Cape Town, South Africa.
Colin Greyvensteyn 

Looking for 1938/39 FORD 8Y Reg FXT23

Author: Martin Jones Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Looking for 1938/39 FORD 8Y Reg FXT23I have been looking for my Fathers Ford 8Y, registered FXT23, that he bought new in London in 1938/39. The pictures show the car some time during 1940 to 1945, as their are light deflectors on the head lamps. The car was sold in approximately 1952. It does not appear on the DVLA lists. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

Martin Jones 

unidenfied car in Romania or Hungary

Author: george Nica Friday, 15 April 2016

unidenfied car in Romania or Hungary

Hi,  the photo may have been shot in Transilvania, Romania or Hungary if it's dated before 1918.

Can anyoane identify the car, or the buildings in the background ?

Thank you,



Where is this 1923 Rover 8 Coupe

Author: Andre Tuesday, 12 April 2016

1923 Rover 8 Coupe
After reading your article about the Rover twin-air Special (16 March 2016) and finding out that it was based on a 1919 - 1925 Rover 8hp, I posted the picture (below) of a 1923 Rover 8hp Coupe (source: Wikipedia) on our (closed) Facebook Group: Rhodesians and their cars of yesteryear. This elicited a response from a Mr. Dirk Burrowes of Fitchburg, MA , who is  a collector of brass and vinatge Rovers in the States and had been send the picture by one of our group members. He was wondering if anyone could share more information about where and when the picture was taken and who might be the current caretaker of the car? Can anyone of your readers help?
thnx Andre

Great grandparents wedding day car in Ireland (upd. 1908 Humber 10-12 HP Swing Seat Tonneau)

Author: Tim Crook Monday, 04 April 2016

Great grandparents wedding day car in Ireland
Any thoughts on what the car is, gratefully received

Lucas King of the Road parts ID

Author: james Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Lucas King of the Road parts IDHI, Everyone, New on here and was wondering if anyone could help me to identify the parts i have photographed as they have been in the garage for years and i have always wondered what car of motorcycle the dash is off of. Any help would be much appreaciated. Jm

Fiat Metron speedometer

Author: André Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Fiat Metron speedometer
I'm looking for information about a Graf.  If you know something about it, please contact me with accurate information about this Fiat Metron speedometer. I searched already on the internet but cannot find anything about it.
Would like to know the model and year. And how special it is.
Thanks for attention


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