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IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1895 Benz Velocipede
Cinema screen grab taken from the British film 'Austin Festival Review' where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. This is a promotional documentary made by Associated British Pathe during the year of the Festival of Britain. Questioned as not looking much like an Austin?  --  Because its not. Probably in  the film as indicative of that Britain was held back in automobile development by the Red Flag Act, which was repealed 1896. Vehicle looks very much like a cca1895 Benz Velocipede.

1895 Benz Velocipede

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1895 Hurtu Benz Voiturette Two-Seater
Cinema screen grab taken from French film 'La revanche de Roger la Honte' The revenge of Roger  made in 1946, where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Story also includes a 'prequel' section which involves a past took Vintage Car Race. Hence veteran cars in a modernish film  --  The car is a cca 1895 Hurtu Benz Voiturette two seater. Made in France by a sewing machine manufacturer who had been making Leon Bollee tricars,- making more than Bollee themselves.

1895 Hurtu Benz Voiturette Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1900 Clement Panhard Two-Seater
Cinema screen grab taken from French film 'La revanche de Roger la Honte' The revenge of Roger made in 1946, where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Story also includes a 'prequel' section which involves a past took Vintage Car Race. Hence veteran cars in a modernish film  --  The car is a cca 1900 Clement Panhard two seater. Adolphe Clement of Panhard Levassor could not meet delivery of a Light Car so produced this himself in Paris. Imported to UK as a Stirling. 

1900 Clement Panhard Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Darracq 8HP Tonneau
Another picturesque period photo sent to us by
Kelvin Smith  (UK) who is carrying out research on his local village of Oxborough, Norfolk, and would like to identify the cars in the attached photograph taken in about 1960 in Oxborough, Norfolk, but the car is clearly much older.   -- Just a bit, only about 55 years older! Our Ariejan Boss suggests this is a cca 1904 Darracq 8HP Tonneau. The body could be a rear entrance Tonneau or  Swing Seat Tonneau, very difficult to tell  from small photo.

1904 Darracq 8HP Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Pipe Sport Tourer
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?   --  Radiator top is similar to a number of others of the period but this one was manufactured by a pipe manufacturer who branched into 'Compagnie Belge de Construction Automobiles' and is a cca 1909 Pipe Sport Tourer. Pipe did well in 'Gordon Bennett' and 'Keiserpreis', and was the basis for 1905 NSU cars.

1909 Pipe Sport Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1910 Daimler 25HP Limousine
One of a number of high quality interesting photos sent to us by Mike Mackrill (UK) with website called Nostalgic Picture Library. Car is believed to have been  owned by the Cheverton Family who were well know Garage Proprietors on the Isle of Wight
-- Fabulous detailed photo but no registration visible to help with precise dating. The car was made in Coventry by BSA Group company which held the Royal Warrant to make cars for British Royalty, - it is a cca 1910 Daimler 25 Limousine.

1910 Daimler 25HP Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1920s Ford Model T Special
Another lovely photo received from Juha Kaitanen (Finland) saying "Here is another photo of the car of which we are not able to identify. Could you help us?"  -- This is indeed quite a difficult one and eyes are drawn to the German NAG or Stoewer radiator. However, the car has a tranverse front spring and long axle stubs, which put us in mind of the car behind it. We think this is a 1920s Ford Model T Special with lowered bodywork / chassis, and dropped and relocated behind the front spring.

Probably 1920s Ford Model T Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1921 FN Shaft-Drive Motorcycle
Another lovely photo received from Juha Kaitanen (Finland) saying "Here is another photo of the car of which we are not able to identify. Could you help us?"  -- The car we identified as Ford Model T Special (which we noted had later been also agreed by PreWarCar) but we were also interested in the motorcycle. This has been confirmed by our Chas Moody as a being a cca 1921 FN 281cc. This is a shaft drive machine made in Belgium by  arms manufacturer  who made first 4 cylinder bike.

1921 FN Motorcycle

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1925 Star Five Place Touring
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?   --  A car made by William Crapo Durrant following his departure from General Motors. He began by having a stable of matching cars to those most popular in the US. This one was designed to compete head-on with the Ford Model T and is cca1925 Star Touring.  Popular, launched 1922 they were gone by 1928.

1925 Star Five Place Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Renault NN1 Torpedo
Cinema screen grab taken from French film 'Pension Mimosas'  made in 1935, where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Story is about a boarding house on the French Riviera where the owners take in as a lodger a little boy whose father is in jail.  --  The car was made in France and has the typical Reenult scuttle bonnet. Dating is provided by the round roundel on the bonnet which says this is a a cca 1925 Renault NN1 Torpedo. 6 CV, 15HP max speed 70KPH. NN1 were produced 1924 to '28.

1925 Renault NN1 Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Renault 6CV NN2 Torpedo
Cinema screen grab taken from French TV Series 'Arsène Lupin'  made in 1971 to 1974, where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Story is about Arsène Lupin, a clever gentleman thief who was either stealing paintings, recuing damsels in distress or as detective against other criminals.  --  The car was made in Billancourt, France with typical Renault scuttle bonnet. Dating is provided by the dimond roundel on the bonnet which says this is a later   cca  1927  Renault  6CV  NN2  Torpedo

1927 Renault 6CV NN2 Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Village scene early 1930s
A fuzzy photo sent to us by previous contributor Robert Broadbent (UK) asking if we could identify vehicles outside The Magpie public house on Magpie Green in Wortham, Suffolk. He is guessing that the vehicles are both Fords, and that picture dates from late 1920s or the 1930s.
--  Regretfully the photo is far too indistinct to be able to pick out details which would help in identification. Van could be a cca 1928 Ford AA Van (or Bedford or Chevrolet) and car cca 1928 Austin Seven.  Early 1930s.

Village scene early 1930s

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1937 Oldsmobile Six Touring Sedan
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?   --  Bulbous nose fashion extended to a number of makes and our Mark Dawber advised that this was the version as found on a cca 1937 Oldsmobile Six Touring Sedan. Oldsmobile was founded by Ransom E Olds in 1897 and had the US first production line.  Became GM 1908  and  lasted to 2004,  oldest US make.

1937 Oldsmobile Six Touring Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle photographed in the USSR.  --  This is an American car made by General Motors in Detroit. Company co-founded by the Swiss racing driver who had worked for De Dion Bouton in New York and later raced for Buick. Left to form Frontenac and later the American Motors Corporation. Died 1941. This is cca1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan.

1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1942 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Sedan
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle photographed in the USSR.  --  This is an American car made by General Motors in Detroit. Company co-founded by the Swiss racing driver who had worked for De Dion Bouton in New York and later raced for Buick. Left to form Frontenac and later the American Motors Corporation. Died 1941. This is cca1942 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Sedan.

1942 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sedan
Curious photo taken in 1956 and sent to us by Peter Myatt, Shallow Lake, Ontario, (Canada) who is
trying to identify the car because they want to get a replica picture of it to be put on a headstone for their grandparents that passed away many years ago. As this was their car theythought it would be a wonderful tribute to them. --  We checked this one with our friends at the AACA to make sure we got it right. They advised, and confirmed, this was cca1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sedan.

1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle photographed in the USSR.  --  This is an American car made by General Motors in Detroit. Company co-founded by the Swiss racing driver who had worked for De Dion Bouton in New York and later raced for Buick. Left to form Frontenac and later the American Motors Corporation.  Died in 1941. This  is a cca 1949  Chevrolet  Deluxe  Sedan.

1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1962 Opel & 1953 Opel & 1960s Fiat
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify the vehicles in this photo of main street  photographed in the USSR.  --  Surprised no cyrilic letters on the numberplates?? Couple of Germans and an Italian ! Working from left to right they are cca
1962 Opel Record Saloon, earlier cca 1953 Opel Olympia Rekord Saloon and a cca 1960s Fiat 500 Saloon which did not change much in detail for years,  so difficult to be precise.

1962 Opel & 1953 Opel & 1960s Fiat 500

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1963 Chevrolet Nova Sedan
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle photographed in the USSR and believed to have been a diplomatic car.  --  We needed a bit of help on this one from our friends at the AACA who advised this was a cca 1963 Chevrolet Nova Sedan. Further research defined that the Nova was produced from 1962 to 1979. Dating of this one  is from the  wheel trims  and  the body stripes.

1963 Chevrolet Nova Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1968 Citroen DS'ID 19 Saloon
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle photographed in the USSR.  --  This is a French car made in Paris, company owned by Michelin tyres, and is the follow on to famous Traction Avant. Took 18 years to develop and was launched in 1955 at Paris Motor Show where 743 were ordered in the first 15 minutes, and 12,000  on the  first day!!  This  is a  cca  1968 Citroen  DS'ID  19  Saloon.

1968 Citroen DS'ID 19 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1971 Chevrolet Impala Sedan
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle photographed in the USSR.  --  This is an American car made by General Motors in Detroit. Taking its name from the South African antelope, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States. This is a cca 1971 Chevrolet Impala Sedan.  Impala is Zuly name for a "gazelle".

1971 Chevrolet Impala Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1984 Homark Criterion 15cwt Box Van
A photo taken taken in Doncaster on the 19th March 2009 was sent to us by Robert Broadbent (UK) asking if we could identify make model etc of this vehicle. We had helped him in the past.
--  Logo saying Mansfield Brewery was initially painted in 1980s by signwriter Peter Cooper. The vehicle is called a Model T Replica Van but is actually a relatively modern machine being a cca 1984 Homark Criterion 15cwt Box Van with a 1700cc 961 BHP four cylinder engine, 4 speeds and semi elliptic springs. 

1984 Homark Criterion 15cwt Box Van

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unknown  cca 1911 Tourer
A not very helpful photo received from Barry Wainwright (UK)
"found in a family archive given to my mother (an avid genealogist) and she thinks it shows her Aunt Maud and Uncle Will. Determining the maximum age of the car would help. Another relative recalls that just after WW1 they bought a war surplus Rolls Royce at an auction. Is this a Silver Ghost?" --  Car was built cca 1911/12 but is not a Rolls or big Austin, nor is enough visible to help to identify. Tall rad, so poss FIAT ??

Unknown cca1911 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unidentified Motorcycle Combination
A bunch of interesting photos received from Marcel Wagner (UK) obtained on a visit to family in South Africa. His
grandmother is in the side-car in both cases. The man in that picture is probably her first husband that they have no photos of. Number plate TP4 is from South Africa. 'T' stood for Transvaal and 'P' for Pretoria. Presumably this was the fourth vehicle registered in the capital city?  -- The photo is regrettably far too blurry to be able to pick out details which would help.

Unidentified Motorcycle Combination

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unidentified Motorcycle Combination
A bunch of interesting photos received from Marcel Wagner (UK) obtained on a visit to family in South Africa. His
grandmother is in the side-car in both cases.  -- The photo is regrettably far too indistinct to be able to pick out details which would help in identification. Our Motorcycle Experts noted the sidecar is  on the right and that the motorcycle looks distinctly American, particularly  the handlebars. Mid twenties  perhaps.   Sidecar  could  perhaps  have  been  locally  made ?

Unidentified Motorcycle Combination
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