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Our friend Fer likes to stroll around on flea markets, jumble sales and car boot sales and manages to find a little treasure every now and then, too. Take this picture for example, discovered at a 'marche aux puces' in Belgium recently. It shows a beautiful Peugeot 402 cabriolet. And it's not on its own. In fact it came in a stack of 10 photographs, all depicting the same, Belgian registered, 402. Fer believes they must have been made during a trip through Austria and Hungary. And there were even more. As a matter of fact visiting a race seemed to be one of the purposes of the travels, with more pictures of cars in action - Auto Unions supposedly - emerging. However, these were left on the flea market as the picture's quality was pretty bad, says Fer. Ouch!
He wonders about this cool picture, though, showing another pre war car. It's mounted high up on a sign post, which according to Google's translation programme reads 'Drive slow or memorial service'... We can only guess the car was once involved into a nasty crash. Question is what it can be. A modified T-Ford?, Fer asks. We're sure you will be able to tell him.
We'd like to introduce you to a French friend, Monsieur S.C.A.P. Defrasnes. Apart from his everyday vintage Salmson he has a funny hobby on the side. He likes to fiddle around with a car sharing his initials: a 1913 SCAP of the early Type A. Now most of you will know this name as producer of interesting cyclecar engines; few of you will know it as a motorcar manufacturer.
Perhaps not very surprising, as no more than 7 cars bearing this name on their radiator badge are believed to survive - despite the fact that at least as many variants and models once existed... Our friend S.C.A.P. is planning a full restoration on his rare car and has already started on the phaetonesque body design, which will be mounted upon a sturdy frame. We're sure it will be a stunner once finished. Like a SCAP, too? It's going to be a challenge since you are some 95 years too late for finding them regularly in the ads section of French newspapers...
(Picture courtesy S.C.A.P. Defrasnes)
Next Sunday, on September 14, tourists and travellers walking the serene gardens of Chateau Belvédère near Antwerp, may be rudely awaken by the sound of sputtering and gurgling four-, six- and eight cylinder engines of days gone past as the estate’s gardens will host a range of classic cars entering the 10th Antwerp Concours. Oh – there will surely be some 12-cylinder sounds, too since Ferrari is the chosen make for this year’s anniversary edition of the event.
But like before the organizers have several more surprises up their sleeve. How about the rare 1937 Adler 2.5-litre cabriolet, also known as the ‘Autobahn Adler’, shown above? In coffee-and-cream colour scheme it will make its way to the castle’s gardens. The car was bought in 1979 by a former Karmann-employee who cherished it like a baby. It stayed in the family only since earlier this year, when its current owner took it over from the man’s grandson. Adjacent the event, there is the Antwerp Concours ‘Jubileumrally’ tour, with a string of pre-wars attending. Be careful for those manicured lawns chaps!
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