This horseless carriage really dates from the earliest of motoring times. The oldest national automobile club, the Automobile Club de France, was not yet inaugurated: that body came into existence in 1895. Ourselves, the Automobile Club of Great Britain (& Ireland), arrived two years later in 1897. The Automobilclub von Deutschland, Germany’s oldest automobile club, was founded a further two years after that in 1899.
Previous owners of the car on display include: the Lewis-Evans family (of motor racing fame) and Louis Holland, a prominent member of the Veteran Car Club in the mid-1960’s.
The car has taken part in in many veteran car rallies, the most famous event of all: the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, and has completed the gruelling Tour du Lac Léman which comprises a lap of Lake Geneva.
Still in working order nearly 125 years later – just like its more youthful owner!
Power unit number: 212
Maker’s horsepower: 1.5
Cylinder bore: 110mm
Piston stroke: 110mm
Major modification(s): crypto third gear—added
Displayed courtesy of Michael Timms from Thursday 1 November to Monday 5 November 2018.