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A Theodore Lafitte cyclecar made in Paris

Author: David Williams Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A Theodore Lafitte cyclecar made in ParisI have not been able to prove the year of manufacture, believed to be 1926, so the DVLA have not agreed to register the car for use in the UK.  My next chance is to prove that it was manufactured 'Not later than 19xx'  Can anybody help me with evidence of when chassis 1053 was made, or when Lafitte stopped making cars.  We believe they stopped in 1928 but now we have to prove that.

Burdick’s Chocolate & Walpole Creamery Model T Tour

Author: Warren Henderson Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Burdick’s Chocolate & Walpole Creamery Model T Tour

Sunday August 13, 2017 was a very busy day, I ran a tour for the Central New Hampshire Model T Club, “the Granite T’ers” to Walpole, New Hampshire. It was over 120 miles round trip. We ended up with 13 cars (9 Model Ts, 3 Model As and 1 modern), a great turnout for our club.


At the last directors meeting we talked about inviting other local Model T & A club members to join our tours and I am very happy to say that we enjoyed 3 Model A cars and their six members on this tour.


I called it the Burdick’s Chocolate & Walpole Creamery Tour, but I should have named it the “Iron Butt”, “See if you can Catch Me Tour”! I did a lot of waiting for everyone to catch up with me, which is normal when lending a large group of vehicles over back, very hilly and dirt roads in a Model T (all newer cars were asked to follow in the back). Thank you, to Karen & Dave Dufault for running in the tail gunners place, with your 4-way flashers on, providing some much-needed safety. I also had the advantage of running these routes several times over the last 2 weeks, so knew when the steep uphill grades were coming and could get up some much-needed speed, before starting up them. Please note:  I did tell the group before we got started that “what goes up, must come down”. So, it also could have been called the “Be sure to check your brakes and adjust your bands, before starting on this tour”.


It was a very successful day; the weather was perfect and we all had a wonderful time.

The tour started at Page's Corner Store in Dunbarton, New Hampshire and went to Walpole via all back roads (as stated many were dirt and all were very hilly) and back to Page's. Paul LeBlanc said, “I think it holds the record for most miles traveled over dirt roads”. Another member (who shall remain anonymous) when he heard Paul’s statement said, “it’s the first time we ever drove on a AMC club hiking trail, while on tour”. To be honest it was a little narrow, but we did meet another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. So, I maintain that constitutes a road, even if you can’t find it on your map!



Thank you, to all those who helped by participating to make this tour a great success. One of the most enjoyable parts of my day was at the Walpole Creamery, when club members Peter Hubrich and his wife came down from Wilder, VT to visit with me and see Seabiscuit my 1926 Model T coupe, that I had purchased from him in July 2014.


Happy motoring,





1930's DE Vaux car u.s make

Author: colin Tuesday, 08 August 2017

1930s DE Vaux car u.s make

1931-32 De Vaux u.s.a

Author: colin Tuesday, 08 August 2017

1931-32 De Vaux u.s.a

DKW meeting

Author: Karel Vermeer Wednesday, 09 August 2017

DKW meetinga few pre war DKW at the International DKW meeting last weekend in Tienhoven (NL)

Voiturette Léon BOLLEE

Author: RIOU PH Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Voiturette Léon BOLLEEPARIS / DIEPPE 1897

VSCC Prescott 2017.

Author: William Hearne Tuesday, 08 August 2017

VSCC Prescott 2017.This Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 was an interesting machine. I understand the it was built for Geo Eyston as a Brookland's Track Car and also broke several records in it's day.

Mystery Bumper

Author: Jered Dodge Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Mystery BumperI have a vintage front bumper that I cannot seem to find photos of on any cars or pickups. Can you suggest a way to find what it belongs to?
Thanks for any help

1936 Morris 8 special Reg EP6475

Author: Steven Lunn Saturday, 05 August 2017

1936 Morris 8 special Reg EP6475

Nail catcher

Author: Trevor Jeffery Friday, 04 August 2017

Nail catcherFollowing on from Ariejan Bos article Enemies of the road, I found out about an item 
purchased many years ago, and had no idea what it was. Guess I should have read the makers label, after all " it does what it says on the tin"

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