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Rob Lawson sends the above photo of a set of antique plates. But is it car or bike? He writes: "My family and I are currently in the process of sorting through items from my late mother's estate. We have come across a pair of cast metal number plates bearing the # 435. We are assuming that they may be genuine early Victorian car registration plates."
Editor: Well Rob, we must say that we personally never saw plates like these without any lettering, but we understand registrations without lettering and up to 5 digits were common on Guernsey since 1908. Soon enough somebody will jump in and explain what is the case.
A chap in his early thirties thought he was probably the youngest nutter in the hobby, but hey read about Tom Barrett. He writes: "I am a 14 year old enthusiast coming 15 this weekend. I am doing construction, sports, history and all the main subjects in Wolgarston high school in Penkride. The amazing fun family tradition started with my Great Grandad, Tommy Barrett.
He was a scrap man, scrapping the Rolls Royce Ghosts when they weren't as expensive, he used to drive a 1947 V8 flathead ford Thames. Next it is my Grandad, Anthony Barrett, who is a vintage and classic specialist with a big collection of vehicles, he also is a scrapman and mechanic. After it is my Dad Anthony Barrett jr with a ( edit. Bentley) 4 litre in a 4 and a half chassis, he is a mechanic like my Grandad. Next it is me, an enthusiast looking for a project. I caught the bug when I joined the Bentley club in 2008.
I have had an Austin 7 project before but after I put the chassis all together I found out it was too late for vscc trials. I help my Dad with the Bentley when I'm able to, so I can build my knowledge of vintage and veteran I have read books like Bentley 50 years of Marque, the Vintage Years, Austin 7 specials bill Williams."
Thumbs up to you Tom! Looking forward to hear more from you in future.
Hey, here you go! This is a car you all will recognise. We thought, give them some slack while we are packing our bags for China4C and many others are preparing for Hershey. So yes it is easy, but... but... we want to hear exactly - we mean e-x-a-c-t-l-y what it is. Year, Make, Model and every detail added ... or left out which you can find. Don't know if this is of any help but the photos was shot March 1933, presumably in Germany. No more extra hints.
Just read the Rules under Read More and start looking, looking, looking. This may finally be your chance to win the infamous PreWarCar T-shirt. Results will be published next Saturday October 11.
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