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Author: Laurens Friday, 03 February 2017
Date: April 9th 2017
Location: Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LX, UK
The De Dion Bouton club's starter is the second Trike/Quad fun day at Barnards Farm. The essentials are: a practice session, a qualifying time session and a track session. This year the track has been altered to allow the running of a relay race in which Trikes, Quads and Motorcycle combinations can take part and to allow a handicapped start. Please wear a crash helmet.
The central grit course is a laid out shapely oval of 275 meters and the outside track is 287meters. Overtaking will be at your leisure and the race is over 4 laps which is 1 kilometer. The starts this year will be standing starts by push, pedal or engine running. Various track mods have been made to improve safety.
The garden will of be open and with luck the Malus (Crab Apple) blossom should be in full swing. Arrive at any time after 09.00 on the day. The course will be open for practice from 09.30 Qualifying will start at 10.30 and the first track event will be at 11:15.
Teas and Coffees will be available on arrival and lunches will be purchasable at £10.00 a head. In case of the weather being unkind there is plenty of cover within the circuit.
After the racing and lunch there will be a run out and a coffee break at Judi's Café and Antique Shop in Blackmore. The outbound route is 14 miles, ideal for the trikes/quads and older cars although the 'Barnards' De Dion collection will be out on the road as well. The return route is 12 miles.
You may camp or caravan at Barnards, there is a Travel Lodge and Motel (Ye Olde Plough House) nearby. There is ample parking for trailers.
Club entry fee £5.00 on the day
Organised by Bernard and Sylvia Holmes and Sponsored by PreWarCar.com.
Author: Siegfried Otto Hepp Sunday, 26 March 2017
Author: Phil Fletcher Thursday, 23 March 2017I guess I should add something to this debate even though I cannot solve the problem. Attached is a photo of my 1924 Series SG Turcat Mery (3 litre side valve) undergoing restoration (which it still is). I think you will see that the top of the radiator appears to show the same features in the mystery car as mine although the photo of the mystery is far from clear. Further, the general line, appearance and proportions from the windscreen forward are virtually identical based on other photos I have.
This would mean it is not a model UG Turcat similar to Jak's 1925 which has a rounded top to the radiator. Also the mystery car has a much longer wheelbase (similar to mine) than Jak's UG model. But the radiator differs from mine in being taller. Like Jak's car the bottom of the radiator of the mystery car appears to be below the top of the chassis frame. Mine sits on top of the chassis frame. Before 1924 the Turcat Merys had a distinctly different radiator shape - so it would have to be post - 1923 - but Turcat Merys had 4-wheel brakes on everything well before that.
I do not know what it is - other than that I feel certain it is French - but in my opinion it is not a Turcat Mery.
Author: Andre Thursday, 09 March 2017This 1939 Chevrolet streached limousine was recently spotted in Cape Town, South Africa. It appears to be a recent conversion.
Author: Jak Guyomar Wednesday, 22 March 2017Hallo---------Reference to the Magazine item "A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de ville" Attached is the photo of our 1925 Turcat Mery Model UG taken from a similar angle to the Monday Photo.
Author: Korben Guns Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Author: Darrin Tuesday, 14 March 2017This is my 1912 Rock Falls Hearse. It was manufactured in Sterling, Illinois by the Rock Falls Manufacturing Company which makes it a very rare automobile. I believe this is the oldest motorized hearse in the world.
Author: Nick H Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Author: Thomas Slijpen Sunday, 19 March 2017
Author: Andre Thursday, 09 March 2017This interesting photo of a c. 1928 Ford A Tourer, with Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesian registration plates, recently appeared on a Rhodesian Facebook site. The car is fitted with some interesting accessories. What appears to be a water container on the left running board and a wood burning contraption on the right running board, with interleading pipes. As there was no real fuel shortage in Southern Rhodesia during WWII, it is unlikely that this modification was used to propel the car. A suggestion from one Rhodesian was, that the Ford might have been used by a tobacco farmer to provide steam to his various tobacco sheds, where his crops were hanging to be flue cured. This seems to be a plausible explanation. However, other suggestions are welcome.
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