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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Old, Old Cars

Shot with Olympus E620
Today, Sunday is the annual London to Brighton car run. Only cars made before 1905, can take part, and they all formed up in Regent Street on Saturday, which gives better opportunity to see the cars close up. Before seeing this picture you might have thought that Spyker cars were just modern supercars, now you know better. They were one of the very first manufacturers. This was made in 1904, reckon you car will be running in 100 years time?

Edit: An album of my photos from the parade is here, and I think this is the Spyker from Genevieve, the Darracq certainly was (here). And here is a link to the car race scene (here) worth watching for the views of London streets in the fifties.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 1

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Anonymous Maria Wegner said ... (22:04) : 

A century-old car? Sweet! Well, if it can still run today, it can still perform decently a hundred years from now... provided that replacement parts, or other alternatives can be fitted to it.

Still, a century from now, and that design would still be gorgeous!

 

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