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If you have a nice old photo, or a great new photo, or own a pre-war car
we are happy if you want to share one or more photos with us.

Farewell My Lovely....

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Author: jeff Perkins Sunday, 30 April 2017

Farewell My Lovely....I am always both happy and sad when one sells a car owned for a long time. The buyer got a good one!!


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Author: Calum Hamilton Monday, 24 April 2017

AutoviaDear Pre war car,
Attached is a pic of my 1937 Autovia saloon,we have just attended the ''Sunday Scramble" at Bicester Heritage.
The reson for my message is a request,July will see the 20th Autovia rally and we are attempting to get as many Autovias together as possible (the record to date is 5).

I am attempting to locate and contact the owner of  the "special saloon" that is somewhere in Europe.
The car was sold by H&H at an I W M Duxford  sale and subsequently sold by Lankes Auction house in Germany after which contact has been lost.

Could I ask through your pages that if the owner of someone that knows of the cars whereabouts(or indeed any missing Autovias) contact Gordon Thomas through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A 1931 23.8 Ho Sunbeam

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Author: Anthony Charles Monday, 13 March 2017

A 1931 23.8 Ho Sunbeam
 This photo taken somewhere in Germany shows me as the proud owner after buying the car from the original owner for £70 then driving none stop down to Munich where I was staying for a few weeks. Whilst there driving fast on unmade roads broke a half shaft, but luckily a Mercedes Lorry one was altered to fit. Those were  the days, about 1959. I do hope the car still exists as I loved it, but being rather hard up it was rather thirsty so had to buy something smaller.

MG PA 1934

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Author: Koen Thursday, 20 April 2017

MG PA 1934MG PA bought in 2012, currently under going a full restoration. Car was stored in chickenshed between 1967 and 2012.

International Pioneer Run for cars before 1919

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Author: Laurens Klein Sunday, 16 April 2017

International Pioneer Run for cars before 1919
On August 19 & 20 2017 the Dutch antique car club the ‘Pionier Automobielen Club’ will organize a fantastic event in the surroundings of Amsterdam. The run is eligible for cars built before 1919 and open tourers built before 1924.
Start & finish will be at the Duin & Kruidberg Estate in Santpoort ( This beautiful estate has a long history, that begins in the 17th century when a rich banker and VOC-governor purchases the homestead on Duin & Berg. After that purchase, the history continues with many rich and famous men (and women). In the beginning of the 20th century, however the old house was demolished and replaced by the actual building by Jacob Cremer and his English wife Annie (for more details see .  At that time Jacob Cremer was the proud owner of four beautiful cars: a Hispano Suiza, FN, Cadillac Landaulette 1908 and a Spijker 1907.
In this historic setting we have managed to get a special room price (€145,00 per room per night incl. breakfast (2p), excluding tourist taxes). In case you want to book, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by mentioning “PAC weekend”.
There is a safe parking for our cars (and trailers) in the gardens of the estate. At night the gate closes and there will be camera surveillance.  
Friday 18th August (optional and only if there is sufficient interest): 
Arrival in the afternoon at the Duin & Kruidberg Estate. Transport by bus to Amsterdam where we have a 2 hours dinner cruise through the canals. Price: +/- € 89.-- p.p.  incl. dinner, wine/beers,  excluding the coach hire ( depends how many participants )
Saterday 19th August:
Day run with coffee stop, lunch break and afternoon stop. In the evening we will enjoy a 3 course dinner in the lovely “Herenkamer” of the Estate.
Sunday 20th August:
A nice morning run and coffee stop.
The lunch will be served at Duin & Kruidberg. After that we will say good bye to each other.  
Inscription fee: € 345,-- for a team of two persons
This price includes the two day run, coffee- and afternoon stops, dinner on Saturday evening, two lunches and the road book. Excluding alcoholic / soft drinks and night(s) in the hotel, that can be booked separately (see above)).
If you don’t want to miss this event, please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone him at: 0031 653552984 and he will send you the entry form.
We do hope to see you in Holland in August!

1931 Cadillac LaSalle Roadster

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Author: Friday, 14 April 2017

1931 Cadillac LaSalle RoadsterMy wife spent her childhood going to swap meets with her dad collecting parts for his 31' Cadillac. About the time they had most of the parts he got sick and eventually passed away. We decided to get the car and restore it in honor of her late father. 
   Shortly after having the car shipped to Washington state from Utah I realized we had some work ahead of us. Here is some pictures of the car still in the restor process hope you enjoy.

my Morris 8

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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.

Barnards Mainly, but not only, Trike Day

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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

3RD Annual McPherson College Swap Meet

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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

Daimler replica built by teenager

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Author: Korben Guns Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Daimler replica built by teenagerI had been talking for a while about building a replica of a veteran car, when I stumbled upon the Daimler Stahlradwagen, a car which is famous for being Daimlers first serial produced car and the prototype of which was on display in Paris during the 1889 world's fair. My uncle suggested that building a car out of two bicycles and a lawn mower engine would be the most simple, so then I knew it was going to be the Daimler. He managed two find and buy two (almost) identical ladies bicycles, and a lawn mower engine which we had lying around. My father learned me how to weld, so I attached the two bicycles by welding pipes between them. Then I made the wooden bench and floorboards with help from my grandfather, my father took care of the engine and gearbox, the seats are from a cinema, the headlight, which I found on a flee market, is the only real antique piece on the car and then I painted the frame. I've now owned for a year and a half and already driven it for at least one hundred miles, simply because driving through the countryside with a top speed of eight miles an hour is such a joy to me. It's been brought up several times recently that young people aren't interested in really old cars anymore, but here I am: a sixteen year old in a one hundred and twenty eight year old car.

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