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Exclusively made available to PreWarCar from the new issue of Autodromo (nr. 8) - the superior classic car magazine of Spain - photos made by Nick Georgano several decades ago in Spain. We invite you to identify the three cars depicted here. Picture 2 Picture 3
In the same issue an article about the racing cyclecar Autocicla Garriga. And there is much more yet for that you'll have to check PostWarClassic today.
(photos courtesy Autodromo)
It is a sad story. One of the most illustrious names on the road and on the track is fading and will vanish altogether. The FIAT group has lost faith in the brand of Lancia. Since 1906 the name gathered fame with great innovations and inventions. Later this fame was followed by fabulous rallying and racing results.
Over the past 108 years the development of the motorcar owes much to the technical genius at Lancia. Innovations have been its trademark ever since Vincenzo Lancia founded the company in 1906. Engineers were always ahead of the market and made up for the lack of marketing talent in Torino. Recently however it is the bookkeepers under the leadership of Sergio Marchionne who take over. Lancia is left to die slowly, retreating to its home market in order to disappear without a cry. In 1955 the Automobile Club of Italy proposed to Lancia to help Ferrari by selling them their Lancia F1 cars. Would it not be time for the ACI to propose Fiat to help Lancia by selling off Chrysler? We need your support to save history from disappearing. Take one minute to fill out the petition.
(Photo Lancia )
Wendy Warren is seeking help with her family history research: "If you could identify this car....." and adds: "I wish I knew more. The photo was taken in Leire, Leicestershire. The man was a wealthy Leeds businessman who met a Leire shop-girl in Leeds – and please don’t ask me or the family how she got to Leeds because they have no idea. He was widowed, fell in love with her, married her and gave her anything she wanted for the rest of his life. He adored her – and she him. She wanted to come back to live in her home village of Leire, so they came and were the bountiful Aunt and Uncle to a large group of nieces and nephews, her brothers and sisters, mother and father. None of that will help you in the slightest, but I think it’s a lovely story. (Editor: and we can only agree to that)
I know a little about early cars – my father was Jim Batten of the Beckenham Motor Company and the Batten Specials. In the original I wondered if I could discern an ‘R’ and a pair of wings on the chrome over the radiator, but where was the winged lady? Or could it be an early Delage? It is probably pre-WW1 or just post- or thereabouts. Many thanks!"
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