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Hollow bronze crank case of cycle car circa 1905-10

Author: Harry Pyle Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hollow bronze crank case of cycle car circa 1905-10

Harry Pyle: "What is it? I know what it is. It is an empty/hollow bronze crankcase off a 3 wheel cycle car circa 1905-10. Please give me some more details."

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A Paris-Madrid, Paris-Vienna, Paris- Rouen Mystery?

Author: Ariejan Bos Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A Paris-Madrid, Paris-Vienna, Paris- Rouen Mystery?Here is another photo of the Peugeot of Ravel. The race was won by Levegh on a Mors, by the way (see other photo). Both photos from La France Automobile.

Ariejan Bos 

My "1913 Mercer Raceabout"

Author: Wayne Monday, 19 January 2015

What is it?

Wayne Mikosz: "This is actually titled as a 1913 Mercer Raceabout, having been done so in 1990, but it's a REPLICA of same, about 1/2 the actual size of the Mercer and it's powered by a Crosley engine, vintage about 1949-1951 or so. The body panels were made, most likely, by Rootlieb in California and the chassis is Model 'T'. This vehicle was built in about 1989-1990. Thanks for looking!"

(edition 5000 competition)

Trip to Holland

Author: Frans Hoekemeijer Monday, 19 January 2015

Trip to Holland

In 2004 we made a trip with our Salmson to the province of North Holland, to participate in a rally organized by the Pionier Automobielen Club (PAC), the oldest prewar car club of the Netherlands, for the celebration of the 750 year jubilee of the city of Alkmaar. We clocked up 2500 kilometers. This rally was a great success! Frans Hoekemeijer


Malmö slott

Author: Joyce Bergsma Friday, 16 January 2015

Malmö slott

This afternoon @ Malmö slott, in Malmö, Sweden. Joyce Bergsma

Model A memories

Author: John Elema Saturday, 17 January 2015

Model A memories

In the early 1960's my dad and I owned a 1931 Ford Model A Coupe.
We bought it in Denmark and had the intention to.... well here our views proved to be different.
When he was away on a weekend, I started to dismantle as much of the coupe,
that was in fact in a pretty good shape, as I could during those 2 days.
To my dismay after he returned and saw what I did, my dad was shocked.
He then made clear that his idea of restoring was recommissioning the coupe and ride it. In fact he was an oily rag adherent avant la lettre.

Well, as things happened, we took the car further apart, renovated engine and chassis and had fun riding it up and down the road in our normally quiet neighborhood.

But then I left home and we both lost interest in the project. After a while the Model A was sold.
I now realise with some regret, what we might have had in proud and satisfaction had we continued.

John Elema  ( edition 5000 competition)


Bugatti 37190

Author: Don Stephan Friday, 16 January 2015

Bugatti 37190

The late Barry Parkinson and I had many happy miles in this car, and when we came home the kids were always there to greet us.

Photo one:     Well where he go?  
Photo two:    Oh, it must have been a long run!

Thanks again for your page it has filled the void for me since AQ books closed. Your idea was great!

Thanks again  Don Stephan


Old Clifton Girl

Author: Tony Friday, 16 January 2015

A12 Clifton
A 12 Clifton. I found this old girl advertised as a Westminster, I thought Westminster 1927, could it be. I bought her immediatly and will re-build her to her former glory.  Tony 

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R.l. Richardson Mystery

Author: Jan Roosenburg Wednesday, 24 December 2014

R.l. Richardson

Another mysterie from the 1934 Alpine Trial. A gentleman by the name of R.L. Richardson from the U.K. drove a Railton Terraplane by Berkeley (like the one shown here) and finished to win a Glacier Cup with no penalties. Nothing is known about him. His navigator was a certain Mr. Ranger, initials unknown. I have found a R.L. Richardson who partcipated in the 1927 MCC London to Edinburgh and London to Exeter trials in a Rover 9, but have no idea whether this is the same person. Supposedly he lived in a house named Beggar's Roost, but this is not confirmed. Any information on Mr. Richardson will be greatly appreciated. ( 5000 comp )

En ce moment à Avallon

Author: Joyce Bergsma Thursday, 15 January 2015

En ce moment à AvallonThis aquarel was seen in the doorway of  “Hotel d’Avallon Vauban” (in Avallon, Bourgogne of course). Maybe nice for your weekly quiz?

 ( 5000 comp )

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