Cameron 16HP Runabout 1911(1050860)

Cameron 16HP Runabout 1911(1050860)

Manufacturer: Cameron Car Company, Beverly, Massachusetts – U.S.A.
Type: 16HP Runabout
Engine: 2369cc straight-4 air-cooled
Power: 16 bhp
Speed: unknown
Production time: 1903 – 1914
Production outlet: about 8,000
Curb weight: 454 kg

Special:
– Cameron Car Company is remembered for their air-cooled vehicles and for relocating often.
– At first at Rhode Island from 1902 to 1906, then in Brockton, Massachusetts from 1906 to 1908, then in Beverly, Massachusetts from 1909 to 1915, Norwalk, Connecticut in 1919, and finally in Stamford, Connecticut in 1920.
– Like many people in the exciting early days of the automobile industry, James E. Brown of the Brown Textile Machine Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, decided to go into the automobile manufacturing business in 1901. Everett S. Cameron was hired to designed the new vehicle. Experiments were conducted, improvements were made, and in 1903, Cameron automobile production began.
– No cars were produced from 1915 to 1918 (the company entered bankruptcy).
– During their career, they would produce trucks, tractors, marine, and aviation engines as well as cars and boats.
– The Runabout is probably designed by one of its founders, Everett S. Cameron.
– It has a three-speed manual gearbox, one carburetor and rear wheel drive (shaft driven).
– They had several innovate creations that would become industry standards, such as left-side (ight-hand drive was the accepted practice) steering wheels (wheel steering i.s.o. a tiller), front-mounted engines, air cooling, a revolutionary rear-mounted gearbox, the gear shift was mounted on the steering column and torque tube drive.
– With a lack of patent applications in the early days of production (as was the case with many manufacturers), it is unclear "who was first".
– Several Cameron’s were used in competition, including hill climbs and dirt track events. One example even captured a half-mile world record in Cincinnati, Ohio. Another example became the first air-cooled car to reach the top of Mount Washington without requiring a stop.
– Only 15 survivors.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-02-08 15:59:48

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Cameron 16HP Runabout 1911 (1050862)

Cameron 16HP Runabout 1911 (1050862)

Manufacturer: Cameron Car Company, Beverly, Massachusetts – U.S.A.
Type: 16HP Runabout
Engine: 2369cc straight-4 air-cooled
Power: 16 bhp
Speed: unknown
Production time: 1903 – 1914
Production outlet: about 8,000
Curb weight: 454 kg

Special:
– Cameron Car Company is remembered for their air-cooled vehicles and for relocating often.
– At first at Rhode Island from 1902 to 1906, then in Brockton, Massachusetts from 1906 to 1908, then in Beverly, Massachusetts from 1909 to 1915, Norwalk, Connecticut in 1919, and finally in Stamford, Connecticut in 1920.
– Like many people in the exciting early days of the automobile industry, James E. Brown of the Brown Textile Machine Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, decided to go into the automobile manufacturing business in 1901. Everett S. Cameron was hired to designed the new vehicle. Experiments were conducted, improvements were made, and in 1903, Cameron automobile production began.
– No cars were produced from 1915 to 1918 (the company entered bankruptcy).
– During their career, they would produce trucks, tractors, marine, and aviation engines as well as cars and boats.
– The Runabout is probably designed by one of its founders, Everett S. Cameron.
– It has a three-speed manual gearbox, one carburetor and rear wheel drive (shaft driven).
– They had several innovate creations that would become industry standards, such as left-side (ight-hand drive was the accepted practice) steering wheels (wheel steering i.s.o. a tiller), front-mounted engines, air cooling, a revolutionary rear-mounted gearbox, the gear shift was mounted on the steering column and torque tube drive.
– With a lack of patent applications in the early days of production (as was the case with many manufacturers), it is unclear "who was first".
– Several Cameron’s were used in competition, including hill climbs and dirt track events. One example even captured a half-mile world record in Cincinnati, Ohio. Another example became the first air-cooled car to reach the top of Mount Washington without requiring a stop.
– Only 15 survivors.

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Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-02-08 15:59:45

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Mercedes-Benz 770 1931 (2853)

Mercedes-Benz 770 1931 (2853)

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart – Germany
Type: 770 (W 07)
Engine: 7655cc Supercharged straight-8
Power: 200 bhp / 2.800 rpm
Speed: 160 km/h
Production time: 1930 – 1938
Production outlet: 119*
Curb weight: 3,000 kg

Special:

– The "Großer Mercedes" (large Mercedes) was the largest and most luxurious automobile ever built by Mercedes-Benz.
– It was debuted at the 1930 Paris Motor Show where it was among the highlights of the day.
– It set a new standard in the world of top-flight passenger cars for prospective customers, the public and the experts.
– The bodies are built at the special M-B plant in Sindelfingen.
– It was the car to have as state vehicles for Kings, Monarchs, Popes and other high-ranking officials, like Reichspräsident von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler, Kaiser Hirohito from Japan, Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII..
– The Roots type supercharger was an option, and only thirteen buyers opted for the naturally aspirated engine (150bhp).
– It has a four-speed manual transmission (third was direct and fourth was an overdrive).
– Of its successor, the 770 (W 150 Series II) (1938-1943) 88 built in total.

– * 119 total:
+ 19 Rolling chassis
+ 42 Pullman-Limousines
+ 26 Tourenwagens (six-seater (open) touring car)
+ 2 Cabriolet B (four windows)
+ 4 Cabriolet C (two windows)
+ 18 Cabriolet D
+ 8 Cabriolet F

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Posted by Le Photiste on 2013-11-28 22:33:41

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Stanley Steamer 740E Roadster 1923 (9299)

Stanley Steamer 740E Roadster 1923 (9299)

Manufacturer: Stanley Motor Carriage Company, Newton, Massachusetts – USA
Type: 740E Roadster
Engine: 2059cc, 23 inch boiler; double-acting two-cylinder steam engine
Power: 60 bhp (20 boiler-horsepower)
Speed: 120 km/h
Production time: 1922 – 1927
Production outlet: unknown
Curb weight: 1840 kg

Special:
– "Power, Correctly generated, Correctly controlled, Correctly applied to the rear axle." was Stanley’s slogan at that time.
– It has been said that in order to drive a Stanley one first need learn to drive without watching the road. The need to monitor fuels, water, steam, and lubrication brought a number of valves and gauges to the dash and under the coffin-nosed hoods, and created an impressive display for the passenger but required the driver to be a part-time engineer.
– Twins Francis E. Stanley (1849–1918) and Freelan O. Stanley (1849–1940) were the world’s largest manufacturers of steam cars.
– The 740 had a larger boiler, which increased the heating surface by a third and water capacity by 50 percent.
– A Stanley steam engine provides four power impulses per crankshaft rotation similar to an 8-cylinder internal combustion engine. This provides the steam engine an advantage of more torque in a smaller package.
– Very quiet, but before you could drive away, you have to boil the kettle.
– Range about 250-400 km
– Range and speed depends on the temperature outside.
– The motor is directly connected to the rear axle (without gearbox!).
– The Stanley brothers did’t like the consumer society and therefore they tried to build "forever" continue driving cars, by using many aluminium instead of steel.
– So Stanley Steamers had steel frames and aluminum bodies and trims.
– Widespread use of electric starters (around 1914) in internal combustion engine powered cars ended the era of steam cars.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2013-11-12 11:34:20

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Riley ELF MK II 1963 (0515)

Riley ELF MK II 1963 (0515)

Manufacturer: Riley Motors Limited / British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC), Longbridge – UK
Type: ELF MK II
Engine: 998cc straight-4 (by Cooper)
Power: 41 bhp / 5.250 rpm
Speed: 122 km/h
Production time: 1962 – 1966
Production outlet: 17,816
Curb weight: 670 kg

Special:
– It’s a variant of the original Mini, designated by Leonard Lord as project ADO15 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 15).
– The Riley ELF, as well as the Wolseley Hornet stablemate, were simultaneously introduced in 1961.
– Built as more luxurious versions of the Mini (a higher quality of interior trim and more external chrome), both the ELF and the Hornet had longer, slightly finned rear wings, distinctive fronts and larger boots that gave the cars a more traditional three-box design.
– The interior has a full-width wood veneer dashboard.
– It has a four-speed manual gearbox (floor lever), frontwheel drive, one SU carburettor and drum brakes (twin leading brake shoes on front).
– In May 1965 an Automatic transmission was introduced.
– The ELF and Hornet were the first "Mini’s" to feature roll-up windows (1966), face-level ventilation, remote gearchange linkage and deleted external door hinges (1966).
– As in early pre-war models, the ELF was the sporty version.
– The noticeable difference between the Elf and the Hornet is the front grille.
The Hornet has a badge at the top on the grille, which is illuminated with the lights. The Elf does not have this illuminated badge.
– Sir Alec Issigonis, the designer of the original Mini, was "not amused". He thought it was terrible.
– There were three series between 1961 and 1969:
* MK I: 1961-1962 / 848cc / 3,522 ELFs / 3,166 Hornets
* MK II: 1962-1966 / 998cc / 17,816 ELFs / 16,785 Hornets
* MK III: 1966-1969 / 998cc / 9,574 ELFs / 8,504 Hornets
* 30,912 ELFs in total
* 28,455 Hornets in total

Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-03-23 16:28:08

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