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Trumbull Motor Car Company 1913-1915

Jack Jones

Trumbull Motor Car Company 1913-1915

Originally called the American, the Trumbull Cyclecar was designed in 1912 by Harry J. Stoops of Detroit for the American Cyclecar Co. Before production began the American Cyclecar Co. was purchased by Alexander and Isaac Trumbull and they renamed the cyclecar The Trumbull. Original Sales Brochure for the 1913 American Cycle Car The manufacturing of the Trumbull was moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Initially, two different models were produced. A two passenger roadster and a two passenger sedan. Prices ranged from $475 to $600. Later, in 1915 a delivery van was also made. The four cylinder engine was designed by K....

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Napier 1908 Grand Prix Tourer.

Jack Jones

Napier 1908 Grand Prix Tourer.

This Napier Grand Prix Tourer was built in 1908 for the French Grand Prix held in July 1908 in Dieppe Northern France. The French organisers, The Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France had changed some rules for the 1908 Grand prix and when this Napier entry arrived, the French protested against the car racing due to detachable wire wheels. In 1909, the Napier had the sports body fitted by Regent Carriage Co., and was then sold to an American and shipped to USA. The 1908 French Grand Prix went down in history with the honour of the first fatality...

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Follow Your Dreams

Jack Jones

Follow Your Dreams

In 1894, the Australian Coachbuilder and Saddler publication claimed that they had not heard of any Australian Automobiles being built. However, they claimed there were several in the ‘minds’ of inventors. Mr. W Southhall of Goulburn NSW had given the public evidence of his ingenuity as a maker of vehicles and had been ‘engaged’ on the problem three or four years ago, when he devised a vehicle which looked tolerably promising on paper.  Mr. E. E. Klap of Sydney, had a much more perfect plan than Mr. Southall but had not made even a drawing of it. He is satisfied, however...

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Car Washing - What's better? Hand Washing Versus Automatic Car Washing.

Jack Jones

Car Washing - What's better? Hand Washing Versus Automatic Car Washing.

Use traditional methods of washing your car yourself or a hand wash service compared to automatic car wash machines is based on the personal preference of the car owner. While the hand wash has the potential to give the most gleaming look, the alternative method is certain to be a lot quicker. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the different car washing options: Washing by hand. Giving the car a regular hand wash is the most traditional method. Even though it is slower than the automatic alternative, it does have its many plus points, as well as a...

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THUNDERBOLT LAND SPEED RECORD CAR DESTROYED IN NEW ZEALAND

Jack Jones

THUNDERBOLT LAND SPEED RECORD CAR DESTROYED IN NEW ZEALAND

The year is 1939 and in November the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition opened in Rongotai, Wellington. One of the main attractions was “Thunderbolt”, the Land Speed Record car driven by Captain George Eyston.

Let’s first back track a few years earlier to 1935. Malcolm Campbell had just become the Land Speed Record (LSR) holder and the first man ever to drive faster than 300mph. At Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah he achieved a speed of 301.129 mph. 

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