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my Morris 8

Author: Andreas Tuesday, 11 April 2017

my Morris 8My Morris 8 was restored nearly 30 years ago in Danmark. I bought the car in 2016 and it was time to restore it again. The worms has eaten the whole wood from the seats, even the leather. They don`t have respect. I was working for 5 months every day on the car and that is now the result.
2 Weeks ago i got a price for the most beautiful cabriolet. Now i`m really proud about my car.
Sorry for my simple english.

Mysterious sportive car with a horn like a snake

Author: Pierre Don Thursday, 06 April 2017

Mysterious sportive car with a horn like a snake

Dear reader,

In a small photo collection I found this picture of a very sportive looking car. The picture was taken in the Netherlands. The person in the car has already been recognized on a group picture from 1929.  

Some remarkable observations: 1) the outlet of the horn on the right side of the car looks like the head of a snake, 2) the car logo on top of the front looks like an agitated cat with the tail in upright position.


Received suggestions:

The license plate starts with a ‘G’ and suggests the province of North Holland,

Car is probably from German origin?

Manufacturing year between 1913 and 1920?


Who can help me identifying this car?


Austin 7 Swallow

Author: Gary Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Austin 7 SwallowSpotted at The British Motor Museum at Gaydon in the workshops, apparently it has recently arrived at the site! It is a May 1930 registered car, looked to be in a nice condition!

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.

Please email If you are coming: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Club entry fee £5.00 on the day

Organised by Bernard and Sylvia Holmes and Sponsored by

choosing a sportscar

Author: virgilio Sunday, 02 April 2017

Dear Sir,

Just wondering (and thinking about a purchase), which of these sportscars would be the quickest and, more controversially, the best: mg f/l/k/n and wolseley hornet / lagonda rapier / salmson grand sport / frazer nash / amilcar cgss / riley 6-cylinders?

Interested in all the opinions on the matter.

Thank you!



3RD Annual McPherson College Swap Meet

Author: Jacob O'Gorman Wednesday, 29 March 2017

3RD Annual McPherson College Swap Meet
No Spectator Admission Fee
10’x20’ booths available for $25.00 on a first come basis!
Two buildings and a parking lot for vendors to fill!
Concessions available!
DJ playing all day!
Paper and same-day registration available

American mystery car

Author: Henk Thursday, 30 March 2017

American mysteryWho can help identifying the car?

8 Zylinder Engine ?

Author: Siegfried Otto Hepp Sunday, 26 March 2017

8 Zylinder Engine ?Who ca tell me who made thiese 8 Zylinder Engine. It seems for me OHV
European .


A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de Ville

Author: Phil Fletcher Thursday, 23 March 2017

A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de VilleI guess I should add something to this debate even though I cannot solve the problem. Attached is a photo of my 1924 Series SG Turcat Mery (3 litre side valve) undergoing restoration (which it still is). I think you will see that the top of the radiator appears to show the same features in the mystery car as mine although the photo of the mystery is far from clear. Further, the general line, appearance  and proportions from the windscreen forward  are virtually identical based on other photos I have.
This would mean it is not a model UG Turcat similar to Jak's 1925 which has a rounded top to the radiator. Also the mystery car has a much longer wheelbase (similar to mine) than Jak's UG model. But the radiator differs from mine in being taller. Like Jak's car the bottom of the radiator of the mystery car appears to be below the top of the chassis frame. Mine sits on top of the chassis frame. Before 1924 the Turcat Merys had a distinctly different radiator shape - so it would have to be post - 1923 - but Turcat Merys had 4-wheel brakes on everything well before that.
I do not know what it is - other than that I feel certain it is French - but in my opinion it is not a Turcat Mery.

1939 Chevrolet Limo

Author: Andre Thursday, 09 March 2017

1939 Chevrolet LimoThis 1939 Chevrolet streached limousine was recently spotted in Cape Town, South Africa. It appears to be a recent conversion.

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