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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"

A Collection of Adler Car Prints

Author: Arik May Tuesday, 01 August 2017

A Collection of Adler Car PrintsI purchased this A Collection of Prints years ago and would like to know more about them, If they are valuable, and if these are collected. There are about 14 different types of cars like the one I posted. I only took a picture of one for the sample. 

Triumphant rally in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey

Author: David Thomas Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Triumphant rally in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey
Triumphant rally in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey
The weekend of 10th and 11th June had been chosen for the Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club’s 2017 annual rally at the beautiful Wroxall Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire. Wroxall is a simply lovely venue. The long majestic driveway from the main road led the drivers to the front of this magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building, which exudes traditional elegance and grandeur. 
Following a terrific breakfast on Saturday, a splendidly restored and maintained 1966 Bristol continental touring coach, sporting the livery of the original owners – Hants and Dorset Motor Services, arrived to take members on a sight-seeing journey around Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and the local environs. In those days cruising speed and top speed were viewed as one and the same, and, as if to prove she still could, Phil the owner slipped through the crash gearbox and gave us a taste of 1960s travel at 55 mph!
By early morning on Sunday the hotel lawns were filling with a variety of cars representing the best of the Triumph Motor Company’s production through the late 1920s and 30s. The larger saloons and roadsters at the back, near to the house and the smaller and sporty cars towards the front - a very creditable 28 cars had been assembled.
This year brought some very interesting cars on display, including a 1936 Gloria short saloon (JC3754), owned by Mike Goddard which was a 21st birthday present. The car has been in the same family for nearly 70 years, and had been under restoration for 10 years.
Another interesting car was a lovely yellow and black 1938 Gloria Fourteen Six-Light Saloon (ACL 991)owned by the event organiser, Martin Johnston-Howe. It had been meticulously restored over the last two years and rarely before restoration seen in the Club.
The Triumph Dolomites were well represented with eight cars on display. This included a recently re-imported from Australia 1939 Triumph Dolomite 1.5 litre Sports Saloon, the second to “newest” car on display. The car was exported in 1956 to Australia where it was owned by a pilot, before the current owner purchased and brought it back to the UK a few months ago. 
At the other end of the Triumph manufacturing period, was a rare 1929 Triumph Super Seven Coach built Saloon owned by Roger Janson. This car is original to the point that it had all of its original documents and sales materials and receipts in the name of the current owner’s grandfather. A real time warp!
The event also attracted several sole survivors including Brian Bishop’s 1936 Gloria 2-Ltre Vitesse Tourer which he has owned since the early 1960s. It is the only one of its type recorded.
Three nicely resorted Triumph Gloria Southern Cross two seater sports cars were on display, two of them being the later 1936 models.
The Club’s communal picnic lunch in the June sunshine rolled into an afternoon of pleasant conversation, technical discussions and general admiration of people’s efforts to restore, maintain and run the cars  treasured so much and, as is always the case, it was all over too quickly. 

The club is going from strength to strength and currently has just under 300 members the highest in its history. More details of the club can be obtained from Graham Shipman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Club is particularly pleased to hear from those who previously owned pre 1940 Triumphs and may have documents or photos to share. 



Gloria Triumph

Author: Juan ramón de Ros Sunday, 30 July 2017

Gloria Triumphapreciado amigo, esta es una imagen interesante para descubrir de que cohe se trata. lo compró mi padre en el salón del automovil de 1934 ó 1935, se perdió en 1936 hasta 1942.
terminó sus días convertido en una furgoneta para trasportar frutas al mercado. No he encontrado otro igual.
J. R. de Ros

gloria Triumph

Author: Juan Ramón de Ros Sunday, 30 July 2017

gloria Triumphel mismo coche que en la anterior foto. año 1942

Buick Spottet in China

Author: Henry Monday, 31 July 2017

Buick Spottet in ChinaHello,
anybody have an idea which Buick model it is? Where to get any information or data about it? I'm totally new in the field of Pre-War Classics and want to support the Chinese owner who want's to rebuild it. Is the engine original?
Any feedback is much apreciated.


Author: Bart Kleyn Tuesday, 25 July 2017

OpelSeen in Tbilisi when organizing the Peaks of the Caucasus rally (link: You would not expect any potential participants in Georgia. But apparently there are pre-war cars even if they are for sale.

Mystery Gearboxes

Author: Phil Sunday, 23 July 2017

Mystery GearboxesCan anyone help identify this gearbox. The threads are BSF so assume brittish make. It has been  suggested that it may be Wolseley but unsure. Thank you.

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