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Bentley/Rolls Royce diesel engined cars

Author: Colin Lea Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Bentley/Rolls Royce diesel engined carsPhoto of Bentley Diesel 1932 to accompany my comment on today's Bentley/Rolls topic on diesel engines,
Colin Lea

Unknown Radiator Grill

Author: Matt Sunday, 12 February 2017

Unknown Radiator GrillThe prewar radiator does not seem to belong to one of the better known car makers. I would say it is from Europe, maybe german. Any ideas?

Unknown Steering box

Author: Colin Friday, 10 February 2017

Unknown Steering boxCan anyone help me identify this steering box, please. It came with a collection of veteran Delage parts but I'm pretty sure it is not Delage.

A few shots from the hyderabad Cartier concours d’elegance

Author: Coys Auctions Monday, 06 February 2017

A few shots from the hyderabad Cartier concours d’elegance
A few shots from the hyderabad Cartier concours d’elegance yesterday where your scribe found himself among the great & good.
Winner overall was a stunning 1914 30/40hp Wolesley open drive landaulette discovered rusting away behind an ashram.
Wining bike was a beautiful Indian once owned by The Maharajah of Patiala & bearing the registration number PAT1.  He apparently lost it on a wager over a game of billiards, but it was with a relative so at least it stayed in the  family!!!
The very able judging team was headed up by the talent Simon Kidston.  HRH Prince michael of Kent & lord  March were amongst he dignatories awarding the silver ware to the winners.

Richard Biddulph, Vintage and Prestige Cars

Alfa Romeo tipo B 50006.

Author: William Hearne. Sunday, 05 February 2017

Alfa Romeo tipo B 50006.In the magazine section there was an excellent article by Robin Batchelor regarding the Alfa Romeo tipo B chassis number 50006 which is coming up for auction. Both this car and also chassis number 50005 spent some time in New Zealand and the attached four photographs were taken in N.Z. The last image is of 50006 taken whilst owned by John McMillan at the N.Z. International G.P. at Ardmore, Auckland. The first three images are of 50005 and were taken circa 1952/53 at the Roycroft home at Hellensville, Auckland. I have made a mistake with the chassis number leaving one of the O's off. I thought that these images would be of interest due to the discussions regarding engine design as it is not often that you see any of these cars with bodywork off. 

Citroen 5HP type 3C, Trefle

Author: mishchuk Friday, 03 February 2017

Citroen 5HP type 3C, TrefleMy Citroen Project
Trefle, Model 5HP, type 3C


Grand Rrix Retro d'Yvois in Carignan FRANCE

Author: ERIC PHILBICHE Saturday, 04 February 2017

Grand Rrix Retro dYvois in Carignan FRANCEThe Grand Prix retro d'Yvois in Carignan will take place the 3th and 4th of June 2017.
Prewar lotoring and biking for this 11th edition in the Champagne Ardenne area in France .

Barnards Mainly, but not only, Trike Day

Author: Laurens Friday, 03 February 2017

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Date: April 9th 2017
Location: Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LX, UK

The De Dion Bouton club's starter is the second Trike/Quad fun day at Barnards Farm. The essentials are: a practice session, a qualifying time session and a track session. This year the track has been altered to allow the running of a relay race in which Trikes, Quads and Motorcycle combinations can take part and to allow a handicapped start. Please wear a crash helmet.

The central grit course is a laid out shapely oval of 275 meters and the outside track is 287meters. Overtaking will be at your leisure and the race is over 4 laps which is 1 kilometer. The starts this year will be standing starts by push, pedal or engine running. Various track mods have been made to improve safety.

The garden will of be open and with luck the Malus (Crab Apple) blossom should be in full swing. Arrive at any time after 09.00 on the day. The course will be open for practice from 09.30  Qualifying will start at 10.30 and the first track event will be at 11:15.

Teas and Coffees will be available on arrival and lunches will be purchasable at £10.00 a head. In case of the weather being unkind there is plenty of cover within the circuit.

After the racing and lunch there will be a run out and a coffee break at Judi's Café and Antique Shop in Blackmore. The outbound route is 14 miles, ideal for the trikes/quads and older cars although the 'Barnards' De Dion collection will be out on the road as well. The return route is 12 miles.

You may camp or caravan at Barnards, there is a Travel Lodge and Motel (Ye Olde Plough House) nearby. There is ample parking for trailers.

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Club entry fee £5.00 on the day

Organised by Bernard and Sylvia Holmes and Sponsored by

My Dad's motorcycle

Author: Alan Douglas Thursday, 19 January 2017

My Dads motorcycleBefore the first world war. My father bought this m/c in North Wales. I think it had a sidecar, but the make is not clear. The last 4 words look like 'Lion' and the registration is F - 257.  Can anyone help identify please.

18th Annual Model T Snowmobile Club's meet

Author: Warren Henderson Thursday, 02 February 2017

18th Annual Model T Snowmobile Clubs meetI have been helping my good friends Ken & Paul LeBlanc build Ken's Model TT Snowmobile this winter. I was also there when we pulled Ken's '26 TT out of a barn in Vermont this past September 17th.
This weekend we will be at the 18th Annual Model T Snowmobile Club's meet at the Remick Country Doctor's Farm Museum in Tamworth, New Hampshire, Saturrday February 4, 2017. 

1 Ken's Model TT out in the sunshine  
2 Ken & Paul Leblanc 
3 Beginning to look like a snowmobile 1-26-2017
4 Muster Field Farm 1-29-2017 
5 Muster Field Farm 1-29-2017 
6 Muster Field Farm 1-29-2017 
7 Muster Field Farm 1-29-2017 

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