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A good side of Egypt
Egypt is most known for its pyramids. Unfortunately, the last few weeks the country was the subject of an act of terrorism. This tragedy is something we do not want to pay any more attention to. Therefore, we keep it to cars and show you a good side of Egypt. This photo was taken on Sherif Pasha Street (currently Salah Salem) in Alexandra in 1928. What we see here a few cars parked on a sunny day....
An original photograph that just raises questions

A very friendly man sent us this original photograph. He had this wonderful photograph for several years and decided instead of selling it, to share it with us. In fact, he shared it with all of you. You see, those are the people we like a lot at PWC.com. Even though there is no information about the photograph. It would be such a shame to keep the photograph ...

3 x Morris Eight = A Bundle of Joy at Brightwells Leominster November Sale
If you happen to be looking for rugged but comfortable motoring in a pre-war purchase, you may well wish to consider three examples of the charming Morris Eight, all of which are due to go under the hammer at Brightwells Leominster Classic Motoring Auction on Wednesday 29th November. Between them, these three Morris Eights provide chronological insight into the evolution of a pre-war car tha...
First British Motor Races re-staged at Brooklands circuit
Well, now you know how to start one of those little De Dion Bouton Tricycles, or trikes as the English man likes to call them. Driving them is challenging but still very much doable. Lean a bit in the corners, make sure you overtake the one in front of you, and of you go to the finish line! Well, that might be entirely true but still, it is an interesting thing to see. All those bikes/ cars going ...
About What is it quiz #458: Automobiles Colin

Five answers to last week´s Quiz and four of them fond the correct car, that we searched for: The little roadster by Automobiles Colin. I had never heard of this brand until I saw a picture of the quiz-car in the Automobilia magazine “Toutes Les Voitures Francaises – 1934” by René Bellu. Henk Visscher, Gerd Klioba, Yannic Garcia and Jury-Member Alan Spencer recognized the car as...

An Eclipse for the Black Friday

An Eclipse for the Black Friday

Today, we “celebrate” this year's “Black Friday”. And what car would match better, than the fabulous Peugeot “Eclipse”? Our Friday-Lady just starts towards the malls around for her shopping tour. And as she will need the whole trunk capacity, she is just closing the steel-hardtop ...

Happy Thanksgiving Day America!
Currently Thanksgiving in America is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Exactly! That is today! Today is the day to be (extra) thankful for everything we have, especially the food. Celebrated with special Thanksgiving ceremonies and prayers of thanks for this season's harvest. Nowadays most people will meet up with family and friends for an extensive dinner. Many of them will enjoy a t...
1947 Prescott: those were the days...
Let me give you a clue. It is a bit like the game Hill Climb Racing you can play on your phone, only then for real. Do you have any idea? Ok. This one might have been a little bit too easy. Of course! It is the Prescott Hill Climb!It is a lovely sunny afternoon. A wide variety of cars drive through the wonderful Cotswold countryside. At the start, a handful of spectators came to look at what seems...
Fancy a French or Italian motorcycle at Osenat ?
Exciting auction news from Osenat, with a splendid prewar selection of mainly French and Italian motorcycles. The collections of Gérard Dechambre, Vincent Crescia and Louis Meznarie are to be auctioned on the 25th of November in Paris.There’s choice for all tastes in the first 20 lots, which has mainly pre-1915 engine blocks. Some of them unusual (like the bizarre twin-cylinder two-stro...
A trooper on its way in 1929
Another of Peter Huson's archive photos - This was taken in March 1929 when Trooper "Ginger" Newton of the B.S.A.Police (British South Africa Police in Southern Rhodesia) and party was en route to Victoria Falls with police reinforcements, because of the Rhodesia Railways strike. There was no Bulawayo to Victoria Falls road back then and the party had to use an old wagon trail. In the ba...
A Total Panhard & Levassor Racer Makeover

Sometimes a photo comes by, which makes you scratch your head at first. Formidable in appearance, where both the length of the bonnet as well as the large chain wheel point at a very powerful car. Several possibilities pop up in your mind, but none lead to a solution. The six-spoke sprocket wheel is a mystery, no car ever seems to have had one. But then the f...

What is it? Quiz #458
This week, we are looking for a car, I don´t have much information about. But I´d like to know more about this company, that existed in France between 1932 and 1934. At first, small racers with 350...500ccm engines were built, followed by the small sports car, you can spot on this weeks quiz-car picture. It had a two-cylinder 500ccm engine with a four-speed gearbox and was built as a roadster an...
Red and white in spring
This week Friday-Lady seems to enjoy the new Berliet 944 and her new dress in matching colors!But I think that she´s „just“ the model for the advertise-shooting. And during this, she seems to dream about a grand tour with the new car (and her new dress). Hood and windscreen down and enjoying the warming shine of the spring sun, while most of us begin to prepare our classic cars to store...
Not only the newest, but also the oldest Bugatti in Hong Kong
The new Bugatti Chiron has just made its public Hong Kong debut at the 2017 Hong Kong Gold Coast Motor Festival. The Festival, Hong Kong’s premier motor celebration held at the picturesque waterfront precinct in Hong Kong’s New Territories, half an hour from the hustle and bustle of the City, was being held for the second year. The Chiron, perhaps the most powerful, fastest and most luxu...
London to Brighton run 2017: A great fun event! But never change a winning team...
Singing birds in the rising sun. Reflection on the polished lamps. The sound and fumes of hot steaming engines. A lot of warm clothes (which were certainly necessary, but at least it was dry). In this international event participated approximately 450 pre-1905 cars. Every single one on its way to Brighton, passing the London landmarks and the wonderful autumn sceneries. For many of them tradition ...
Edward P. Zerė and his C6 Amilcars
Anyone interested in the C6 Amilcars imported to UK by Vernon Balls in the late 1920s may be aware of Edward Zerė who ran a workshop called Z.N. Motors Ltd. at 904, Harrow Road, London, NW10. He was in partnership with a Scotsman whose name, therefore, may have begun with an N.  Zerė himself specialised in tuning and is reported to have been involved with the final tuning of Widengr...
A double mystery start of the week
Let's start the week with a double mystery: Jon Dudley has been trying to identify these pictures elsewhere but the results were interesting but inconclusive with many good ideas but no positive identification of these interesting cars. Maybe the prewarcar.com readers can help? The photographs were purchased in Eastbourne by an expat friend over visiting the UK from the USA just a coupl...
How to become a fan of...

I think we all love many old cars and we´re all interested in lots and lots of brands, but I also think, that most of us have at least one make, that we love most, don´t we? Everybody who is interested in soccer has a team, he follows, if you are interested in music, you have the one band or singer, you love most. But what are the origins for being an afici...

About What is it quiz #457: Gladiator 12HP
No, not a Clément, but indeed a Gladiator, which most of the contestants had indicated. The complete and correct answer was given by Luc Ryckaert, who also knew that the photo was originally published in The Sketch. Shown here is a similar photo in Country Life, showing the 12 HP Gladiator tonneau from a different angle but with the same acting and singing beauties Marie Studholme, Ethel Sy...
From the family album: a lady behind the wheel in Trinidad
Would you smile if your just drove into a palm tree? Or is it that she just stopped on time in front of some palm leaves. Fortunately, there is not much damage to the car. At least not that we can see.Earlier we received a photograph from Julian Hill that came out of the family album, showing a 1925 Star. But he also shared another photograph with us. One with his aunt Rosalie (Bay) Bryan, nee Hil...

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