Once again, our friend from the U.K., Pavel Novitski, has provided us with some excellent photos, this time from one of the best known early car events in the world, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. See 30 other photos and learn all about the event @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=106437
Thank you for posting these. Many people that watch this site are very interested and enjoy things to do with other early cars.
However. And I am not complaining, but an FYI. Etiquette on this site is that any thread that is not directly "model T Ford", the title of it should be prefaced with the letter OT for "off topic". This was worked out a few years ago because some people on this site object to threads that are not all about model Ts. Even most threads about the pre-T Fords are generally prefaced OT to avoid complaints from the "T only" crowd. This even though many people on this site consider the pre-Ts to be a real part of the history of Ts.
Again, I thank you! And so do many others.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne....Thanks for the reminder, I need to keep this in mind.
I try to only post 1920's and earlier things here and will use the OT tag.
We have some great Model "T" Racing info coming up soon that I hope that is of interest.
Photos here of a Ford and a Cadillac that were on the run.
Thanks again, David
My day participating in the 2004 London to Brighton on a 1898 Daimler was without doubt one of the best Veteran or Edwardian motoring experiences of my life, thanks to John Hughes for the invitation. I think you will find David, that the two cars in the last photo are both Cadillacs.
I was able to see the start back in 1988 with the Shearer Steam Car that was built at the paddle steamer town of Mannum on the River Murray in South Australia and dated 1897. This car is credited as having the first differential. The car is now housed at the Australian National Motor Museum at Birdwood, South Australia.
Photo courtesy of the State Library of South Australia B6863.
I agree with Peter, it was the best veteran car day of my life and I didn't even get to passenger in a car. It is definitely on my wish list for another visit.
I doubt that I will ever make it there. It looks as though that sort of travel expense will always be out of my reach. I do have a project car that may qualify, but I do not know yet whether or not I might try to get it approved. VCC of Great Britain standards are very high, which I consider to be a very good thing, and I don't know if my early unknown gasoline carriage can meet their standards of proof. I do hope to get it restored because I think such a thing should be seen and heard.
And I agree with Peter M Of Australia, Both of those are Cadillac. I guess you cannot always be right. I have, however, enjoyed oldmotor.com for several years. Thank you, David G.
drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The 1903 Model A Ford and the Cadillac of the same vintage apparently outsourced the same body from one of the body makers of the day. I don't recall the name of that company, but I expect someone here does.
Wayne, do you have any pictures of your gasoline carriage project?
The best pictures I have available are these;
So as to not hijack this thread too much, I will try to send you a PM through the forum with a few more details.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne, please hijack the thread!!! What a lovely early vehicle. I for one am very, very interested!!!
I was also at London to Brighton this year , I didn't take too many pictures but John did , hope you enjoy them .
We both run the Model T Face book page and the club website , please view some nice bits about Model Ts .
Thanks Wayne, fascinating project
It would be quite a challenge to make that 113 cui one cylinder chassis shaker hold together for 60 miles from London to Brighton
The 2013 Regent Street Motor Show is held the day before the London to Brighton Run. This 1896 Salvesen steam wagon and tender also ran in on the London to Brighton and is one of my favotites. Many more images by Pavel Novitski @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=106619
More London to brighton coverage here and a great video where you can see the above steamer in action @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=105287
"Wayne, please hijack the thread!!! What a lovely early vehicle. I for one am very, very interested!!!" Please Do, it's an interesting car. tell us more.