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Lands End to John O'Groats Trial, 1908

Author: John Meredith Thring Friday, 21 October 2016

Lands End to John OGroats Trial, 1908
This trial is reported in the 1909 Sheffield-Simplex Catalogue, some wonderful photographs from which are attached.

Note the road surfaces, and the half-studded tyres they fitted to maintain some grip, wet or dry!

John Meredith Thring


Mystery gearbox for trial special

Author: Phil Monday, 17 October 2016

Mystery gearbox
Can anyone enlighten us on the identity of this gearbox. A friend plans to use it in a vintage trial special he is building but first we would love to know its origin. Looks brittish to us but not for certain. It has 4 forward speeds and 1 reverse.

Ford tool

Author: Gunnar Geijer Monday, 17 October 2016

Ford tool
Can anyone identify this tool found at aboot sale in Sweden recently? Gunnar Geijer

Seen at the Goodwood Revival 2016...

Author: Michael Schlenger Thursday, 13 October 2016

Seen at the Goodwood Revival 2016...
On the visitors' parking lot of this year's Goodwood Revival I came across this beautifully patinated Rolls-Royce with original Weyman-type body. Fabulous car! Michael Schlenger

Prinz Heinrich Fahrt 1911

Author: Marcel Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Prinz Heinrich Fahrt 1911Hello together, we have this trophy or table top. We unfortunately do not know about it and would like to know what this trophy is for? Or honor. Or was it simply a memorial to the participation. I look forward to your answers :-)
high 35 cm 
diameter 29 cm 



Author: Nicklas Emanuelsson Sunday, 09 October 2016


is there anyone who knows something about this engine?

my dad bought it from an old man 30 years ago. and he sad it was a Durkopp.

sorry no god in english..

best reagards.

My Packard babies

Author: Barry Lowe Tuesday, 04 October 2016

My babies
Here are my two packards, one is a 1931 833 convertible coupe which had a frame off restoration about 25 yrs ago.
the other is a 1927 433 Limo owned by the president of Honduras and the car has less than 7,000 actual miles from date of purchase.
 the 3rd car is my 1926 Hudson super six with dual carbs, she was stored in parts in a warehouse in Pa from 1946 until 1974, then had a frame off restoration as well. Barry Lowe

Ford's are everywhere

Author: Karel Vermeer Monday, 03 October 2016

Fords are everywhere

Opel grosery van.

Author: Karel Vermeer Monday, 03 October 2016

Opel  grosery van.seen in Haastrecht, a nice Opel grosery van.

A Paris-Rhone regulator cut out

Author: rod fulton Saturday, 01 October 2016

French regulator cut outInformation on this French regulator,what cars were they on ,the years. I believe one side is for the starter solinoide ,the other is the dynimo cut out /regulator ?? Has anyone have a wiring diagram for this artical .Measures 140mm L x 80mm H x 70mm 

Thanks Rod Fulton 

editor: seems like a fairly common product as found on zillions of french cars. Or ?  

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