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Advent sketches of old cars
Most of us will have heard from the name Stefan Marjoram, well known from his photos and movies of The Beast of Turin. But this multi-talented chap is also making sketches of old cars and shares them 'Advent-style'. We thought we will show you a few of them that we particularly like.The originals can be bought as a lovely Christmas present: >click here...
Sending a Christmascard in 1910
It is time to send a photograph to the family for Christmas. As you can imagine, nowadays taking a photograph is much easier than back in 1910. The photograph above was taken in Chicago.If you would take a selfie in front of the Willis Tower today, the photograph would look quite different from the one back in 1910. Prior you had to go to a photo studio where they had a car on display on which you...
A Cross Country Pakistan adventure in a 1922 Amilcar
A 1922 Amilcar is not what you see that often when one drives in Pakistan. But last month, there was one driving from Khyber to Karachi in the K2K Cross Country Rally. Shahzeb Ul Haq Malik is the proud owner and driver of this Amilcar C4 and reports from the event: "Michni Post towards Landi Kotal is located in Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan and the Afghan border ...
What is it? Quiz #460
Last pre-war quiz was a bit of a post-war. Still, a lot of good answers also this time. But for this week, we will go back to a real pre-war, back to the early days of the automobiles. Do you know what it is? Let us give you a clue; the car we have in this week's quiz is built in an European country and doesn't built cars any more. Well, that is all we are going to tell you about it. The rest is u...
A fashionable Auburn 8-120 driven with a fashionable coat

Todays Friday Lady is proudly posing with her new Auburn 8-120. You can see her posing in front of the showroom with a “Duesenberg 8” advertise. But inverted, you can also spot the big “AUBURN” letters through the glass. I missed the CORD letters, but as the first Cord, the L-29, appeared during the year the photo was made, it´s just logical, that you do...

Kings and old car: a tribute to King Michael I of Romania
Kings and old cars. This is a combination we actually do not talk about a lot in the PreWarCar.com magazine. The value of cars with historic documentation goes up, especially when there is some regally involved. But that is not what this is about. Today we would like to share a story with you about a great person in the History covering many aspects. Although we will only talk about his (y...
A real treasure for Invicta fans
 “Probably the best-looking sports car in the vintage tradition”, said by J.R. Buckley the Invicta S-Type Low-Chassis lives on as one of the most sought-after classic cars and a fan favourite 90 years later – even though only 75 automobiles were built at the time. Why such manageable amounts?  The Invicta’s story is nothing if not fascinating. It offers two main reasons ...
‘Mystery car’ on the platform of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway c.1905
Recreating a photo from 1905 can be a lot of fun. It all starts with getting the right car. But what to do when you don't know what car it is on the photo? Rob Shaddick, director of the Lunmouth & Lynton lift company did the right thing. He asked around, and found us to help him with this mystery car. First, we thought a De Dion Bouton or a Renault, but some specialists don't think this is cor...
Winter wonder fun or TLC? What do you do?
The end of the year is approaching. This means the traditional Christmas songs are playing on the radio. Snow is falling and the cars are locked up in our sheds. But there are always a few brave men and of course, women (or shall we call them crazy) who drive through the winter. Next Sunday the 100 miles of Amsterdam will be held on the night of 17 December. More than 50 pre-war cars conquer...
Watch Stanley Mann Racing for a last time
Earlier this week, the news came to us that one of the bastions in vintage WO Bentley's sales, racing and rallying has closed the doors on its garage overnight for the final time. Stanley Mann Racing is well known in the world as one of the first involved in the Bentley racing. As many of you probably know, Stanley passed away last year. Which unfortunately also means that the workshops have come ...
About What is it? Quiz #459L ZIS 101B
There was a catch in last week's quiz, as it wasn't a 'real' pre-war. But most of you noticed it and gave the right answer. Yes, it is a ZIS or ZIL 110 B. A car based on a Packard (that was the pitfall for many of you), something Stalin loved. Even if you don't know the car, you were able to find out more about the car as the persons in it were well known. So, the car is a ZIL 110B. It's a prototy...
Are you taking my job, lady?
This chauffeur must be out of a job after this photo was taken. The lady looks proud and very convinced to drive this car instead of sitting in the back. And we totally agree with her. This looks like a fantastic car to drive! Can anyone identify this big brass machine?Photo by Andy Watt...
An early Tom-Tom
Travelling in the early days of motoring often was a challenging experience. Road signs were absent and society was not equipped for cars travelling over roads for hundreds of miles, where normally only stage coaches would cover distances of more than the few miles from your own village to the market in the next. If you would travel for longer distances, the train was the obvious means of di...
From the family album: Star c.1925
Julian Hill shows us a photo from the family album:"I think this is a Star bought new from the factory in Wolverhampton about 1925 by my grandfather, George Edmund Hill pictured in the photo with his family; Margery, John, and Alexander and wife Odile. The picture is taken in front of the AJS club which became the Woodfield Club. They lived on Coalway Road, Wolverhampton and this was at the bottom...
Happy Christmas shopping
December has started so that means Christmas shopping. When doing this, we found the new book of Michael Edwards. Not that long ago, he published a book about De Dion Bouton cars till 1904. We read the first book with joy and reviewed it at Prewarcar.com. But, a new book has just been released! In his new book, he informed us about the De Dion Bouton cars built after that period (from...
The 1900 Horseless Carriage mystery
While searching for information about the 1895 Chicago Times-Herald motorcycle race, Ace Zenek came across this photo on Flickr by Don O'Brien. The caption he posted states the following."1900 Horseless carriage: I probably took the photo somewhere in Oklahoma or Texas during September 1936. My brother and I got out of school for a family trip to Texas when I was in 7th grade that fall. I had a 62...
Not your everyday gathering: 5 Voisins
Earlier we published a feature about how Hubertus became a fan of the Voisin cars. It was clear he wasn't the only one. And we totally agree, it is something special which you don't see that often. To be honest, we haven't seen one on the road yet (only on shows or other events). But Fer Cools was very lucky.A few years back he made the photo above in Troyes and he told us they are all running. Fa...
What is it? Quiz #459
The weekend has just started! Which means.... the quiz is online! This week, it is probably not that hard. Because if you do not know the car itself, you might be able to recognize the persons in it. The photo is sent in by the person who owns a car like this (and probably the only one still around).Can you tell us more about this important piece of history? Please leave your answer in a comment b...
Come aboard my road yacht!
Our Friday Lady looks especially pleased to welcome her gentleman to their luxuriously appointed motorized caravan. And well might she – because this could quite possibly be the first true motorhome.In 1907, many years before this photograph was published in January 1928, Lloyd Osbourne, the American stepson of the famous British author Robert Louis Stevenson, published a novel, “The Adv...
How many people fit in one car?
Going on holiday with a big family can be a bit of a challenge (we know from experience). How to fit everyone in the car, including the dogs, cats, all the clothes and sometimes the tools? We have seen many photos of old cars with stuff packed everywhere. But another solution (a very simple one) is to get yourself a big / bigger car.For example, this photo sent in by Piet Geinaert. The photo is ta...

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