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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.

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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."
 

Friday, 04 April 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

Baltic rallying for Rollses only?

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Is this Holland? A dutch registered Rolls and a windmill. Well to be honest this guess brings you a mere 1200 miles off course. This is Estonia at the Baltic sea. A dreamlike country of fairy tales, with the promising town of Tallinn, a quiet and most pleasant backdrop for relaxed vintage touring.

The abundancy of Rollses depicted here has nothing to do with local taxes or similar legislation, but with the mere fact that the first Baltic Vintage and Classic Rally was tried and tested by the 20 Ghost club, the oldest Rolls Royce Club in the world. So you will not be the first to experience the hospitality of historic Vihula Manor. And don't feel shy if you do not own the Best Car in the World but more 'humble material' like Hispano, Delage, Packard, Bentley or Mercedes. Just keep the last week of June open and Go East young man! Enjoy the Baltic Vintage and Classic Rally.
 

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What happened to Zelia? (update: or is it Lelia?)

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David Smallacombe (Australia) is working on a most interesting project:

"I am an owner of a 1914 Morris Oxford and I am just starting to restore it. Looking on the internet and trolling through books and magazines I found these photos taken on the sands in Porthcawl  South Wales. The car 'Zelia' is a single seater Morris Oxford fitted with a cowl over the radiator and has a long pointy tail. The car is also fitted with disc wheels which were fitted to the single seater roadster listed in the 1914 Morris catalogue. Do any of you knowledgable folks in the UK know anything about 'Zelia' and if any of the single seaters survived?"

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