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4th of July Parade in New Boston, New Hampshire

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Author: Warren Henderson Friday, 05 July 2013

4th of July Parade in New Boston, New HampshireHad great time celebrating 4th of July in New Boston, NH doing their parade! Many poeple wanted to know about my Model T and this was my reply.

Facts about my 1917 Model T Ford Canopy Express Delivery, it's set-up as a Dog Catcher Wagon.

The Ford Model “T” was one of the most widely used vehicles the world has known. Over fifteen million were sold between 1908 and 1927, "the car that put America on wheels". What made the “T” popular was not so much it’s performance, which was not spectacular, but it’s reliability, ruggedness, low cost, ease of maintenance and repair. The "T" was durable, and could take a lot of punishment and neglect. It also could run on gasoline, kerosene or alcohol.

The design was extremely simple. The solid front and rear axles were live, each set on a single set of four transverse leaf spring. The engine was a 177 cubic inch four-cylinder side-valve engine developing 20 to 22 bhp at 1600rpm. It had a two-speeds forward and  one reverse planetary transmission operated with three pedals actuating bands rather than a clutch and sliding gear transmission -- for easier driving than using the conventional clutch and stick operated sliding-gears, no gears to crash. There were no water pumps, oil pumps, starters or generators to fail. The engine was hand cranked to start. There were no ordinary brakes, as such, instead there was a contracting band (made of woven cotton, bathed in oil) on a drum in the transmission. There was a hand-lever operated emergency mechanical brakes on the rear wheels, which were rather inadequate except for parking, the problem being that the operation of the hand-lever placed the transmission in neutral, thereby eliminating engine braking. However, with the lever pulled back, the reverse pedal band could be slipped to achieve a measure of engine braking (not something I would do or recommend).  My T has the "Rocky Mountain" rear wheel brake assembly made by another manufacturer for better braking That was a popular add-on. In fact the options of Model T Fords made by other manufactures created a growth industry equal to the sizes of the Model T ford itself!


South Australian oddities

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Author: John Hancock Tuesday, 30 October 2012

South Australian oddities

I am a member of the Veteran Car Club of South Australia – a very active “little” club conducting a wide range of events every year for pre-1919 vehicles.


My personal vehicles are a 1909 Gregoire, a 1910 Phanomobil and when I feel like travelling “modern”; a 1930 Chevrolet tourer. 

Sadly there are not many Gregoires or Phanomobils left anywhere in the world so I’m very lucky to have wound up with these two interesting vehicles down here in Australia and do try and drive them as much as possible.


The Gregoire has been driven from the South Australian capital, Adelaide, to the national capital, Canberra, and back – around 2500 kilometres roughly in total – while the Phanombil being much smaller, slower, and with a tiller, much more of a challenge to drive, is confined to the shorter runs where both car and driver can get plenty of rest stops along the way!


All the best to you for your website and to all those people around the world who visit it.

John Hancock,
South Australia.


Seen at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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Author: Theodore Bruce Auctions Monday, 01 October 2012

Motorclassica Collector Car AuctionRoyal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia

1908 Mercedes 35HP

1907 Fiat Brevetti Landaulet

1929 Chevrolet Tourer

1922 Fiat 501 roadster

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

1933 MG J3

1935 Bentley 3.5 litre                    

My Mercedes-Benz 170v prototype

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Author: rob bloem Sunday, 08 April 2012

my mb 170v proto type

My 1936 Rolls Royce 25/30 GXM-14

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Author: Tom Wright Saturday, 07 January 2012

GXM-14My 1936 Rolls Royce 25/30 with division and James Young body. Lovingly restored, certaintly one of the finest examples in the U.S.  Appreciated by all who see it. Has all tools. Tom Wright

My Ford modèle T, carrosserie A.Rousset.

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Author: Olivier Thursday, 01 September 2011

Ford modèle T, carrosserie A.Rousset.Olivier

armstrong sidderley 12 HP open tourer 1936

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Author: Henk Vogelzang Sunday, 20 February 2011

armstrong sidderley  12 HP open tourer 1936 4 cilinder in line

Pick up a rope!

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Author: Lars Legaard Monday, 03 January 2011

Ford Model A 1930

I hereby send you some photos showing the winter here in the isle Bornholm, Denmark.
  The car is our Ford Model A 1930, which we have used in our shop for many-many years. The use of rope on the rear wheels is very effective, and it goes where many modern car have to give up.

Happy Newyear to all !!

Lars Legaard

Ready for the off.

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Author: Stuart Tallack Thursday, 23 December 2010

Ready for the off.

La De Dion Bouton part au ski ....

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Author: Richard Rodier Thursday, 23 December 2010

La De Dion Bouton part au ski ....Early starting to climb Normandie's  mountains ...
merry christmas for all.

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