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A Gläser Steyr Mystery? (update: body by Keible, Austria)

Steyr - model and karosserie?

Igor sends these photos of a recent Steyr find by a friend. So far they have not been able to identify the body of the car. They even are not sure if it is a model 125 or model 225. We don't think the type is a 225 as that is a modern tractor.... Obviously the car has no papers and no ID-tags or plates, which will in general stands for a good puzzle... Our first feeling is Gläser for the body and we don't think we are too far from the truth as we say this is probably a mid thirties model 120 or 125, but headlamp arrangement and other details are different. Yet we're sure our Austrian readership will fill in the gaps. 
 
     
Monday, 07 April 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

Enjoy the rain of Spain

56th Rallye Barcelona-Sitges

After some years with the number of entrants descending, this year's edition of the Barcelona-Sitges (56th) the list of entries has grown to nearly 70 cars again. And that's not the only good news: foreign entrants have reappeared in reasonable numbers.  But as everything can´t be perfect this year the usual mediterranean good weather dissapeared and the cars had to battle the elements all along the route. Rain and strong winds accompanied the rally all the way from Barcelona to Sitges. Anyway, most of the owners seemed not too worried and with the extended tops, laterals and with raincoats over the period dresses most of the cars completed the journey. Despite the adverse climatic conditions, drivers and companions showed a very good sense of humor and the concours d'elegance was celebrated as usual (photos 2 and 3). And to help aginst the excess of water, the organisation had a Ford T firepump of the Council of Barcelona working hard (photo 4).

(Photo 5: 1908 Wolseley , Photo 6: oily rag 1915 Fiat Zero, Photo 7: 1926 Hispano-Suiza t49)
       
Sunday, 06 April 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

What is it? Quiz #367

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This is a rare tourer made in the USA sporting a most intriguing aftermarket radiator monkey mascot. This make of car was made in small numbers near to a location visited by many of our readers. Despite the low total production of the make was small, this specific car made it to Norway.Not the first to use V8 engines, but possibly the only marque to offer V8 engines alone. Now we may have given too many hints already, yet the next step will be to name the correct year and type of the specific tourer shown here. Gambling is allowed, but your score is better when you can argue why your guess is best. 
In order to have a fair chance of winning the infamous PreWarCar T-shirt, then please first check The Rules under Read More and than post your answer under 'Comments'. Results will be published next Saturday, 12 April.

Saturday, 05 April 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

A new generation taking over our calendar?

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The wheather in western Europe has been outstanding over the last couple of weeks and we all take out the fine machinery that we keep in garages and workshops. A perfect chance to make photos of the car and family. And of course you are more than welcome to send in material like above. Some of these make it as a full page advert in our sister magazine The Automobile. Slightly more grown up girls even can make it to our calendar! Still at the moment we're not sure if we want to make a 'true ladies' or a 'new generation' calendar for 2015. Let your materials decide. Yet keep in mind that photos shoiuld be sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The most charming picture above by Graham Smith was uploaded to the website and unfortunately we can't use it for print working from there. So a kind request to Graham and others. Send photos  for our New Generation publicity or for the calendar to the e-mail address mentioned above. 

Graham Smith from Somerset (UK): "The photos show Scarlett (11) and Blanche (9) 'about to set off for Prescott' in Grandpa's Riley Brooklands Yardwall Special. I thought that this might be a suitable subject for your 'New generation taking over' series. Your web magazine is superb and should serve as an inspiration to all aspiring vintage car lovers."
 

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