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Holiday picture: International Citroen Car Rallye

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Bart van de Loo sent us his holiday pictures. He was at the International Citroen Car Club Rallye (ICCCR), which recently landed in The Netherlands at Kasteel Middachten.

Citroen B14_Halftrack_Chenille_ICCCR-800Once every 4 years this happening is organized by another European country. For any  Citroen afficionado the ICCCR is a must hundreds of  double chevron cars from 1911 onwards to admire (Dutch citroënists are a bit chauvinistic about the fact that the father of Andre Citroën - Levi Citroën - was a Dutch merchant from Amsterdam).

Bart's special interest was drawn by this type B14 with halftrack (Chenille). It was used during the "croisiere jaune" endurance expedition from Peking to Paris as a publicity stunt by the Citroën Works.

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Monday, 05 September 2016 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail

Vintage Revival in the Dunes

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October 1 & 2 will see the third Vintage Revival Zandvoort. Once more a very nice field of pre-war sports and racing cars will roar and let their echo dance in the dunes of Zandvoort. Even more good news: any owner of a sporty pre-war motorcar can participate as the concept of the event - just like Bentley Zandvoort_revival-800Vintage Revival Montlhéry - is a demo race without competitive speed element. Participants from Holland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and France get together to have a grand weekend. The atmosphere is great with a dedicated pits tent for all pre-war Bugatti baby_Zandvoort_revival-800participants. Possibly not unimportant to the company that you will bring. Amsterdam is only 15 miles away...!  Organisation  is by the Dutch Vintage Sportscar Club, if you like to get a taste of who will show up in what:  Check Here.

Sunday, 04 September 2016 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail

What is it? Quiz #428

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It's seems like a shot from Comedy Capers, but sorry this scene was shot in Germany. The car being beyond oily rag condition is nowadays truly an oddball while they were quite successful in their time. The name of the marque is a three letter abbreviation of a very long name indeed. At least it is one of the longest we ever saw.  The engine is an aircooled four cylinder unit. After WWII they came with a six cylinder version. However this probably didn't bring the success they were hoping for. The end came in 1921.
The good news is that the car above is still around! And in fact is fully restored. We just wonder why it never popped up in our earlier articles about round radiators. 
Anyway, if you want a chance to win the infamous PreWarCar T-shirt it is your job to decide about the car pictured above what is the Make, Year & Type.  And add relevant information up to a maximum of 100 words. Original information which is not available on copy/paste basis from the web is highly appreciated when the answers of competitors are otherwise equal. Yet before posting your comment be sure to check the Rules under Read More. 
Saturday, 03 September 2016 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail

Cheerfull ladies for memory.

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Mrs. Auburn Angas is asking your help:
"I am trying to create a "memory book" for a man with advanced vascular dementia and among his photographs have come across this rather splendid car.  I've asked a couple of museums, but they have been unable to identify it and I wonder if you know anyone who could help me. If I could establish the make, model and date of the car, I might also be able to then identify the two rather happy ladies in the back! It would be nice to be able to include it in his album as he can now only really related to pictures and we're trying to keep him engaged for as long as we can."

Editor: a most intriguing car. The rounded radiator makes us think of Morris Bullnose and AC but is not either one of those. Overall appearance seems like pre WWI. The  disc wheels may be a later conversion, or?  
Vascular dementia - or alzheimer - is a very sad disease. The patient is loosing his or her memory gradually. And finally will recognise nobody of his beloved ones. With a quickly aging population in the western world alzheimer is growing and most of us know people who suffer from this 'modern' disease. 
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