Thomas Humber who started by making bicycles and then motorcycles went on to produce the first Humber motorcar in 1901. All three divisions did well and Humber was considered a reliable and upmarket vehicle. Humber Bicycles and motorbikes were sold to the British Military in WWI.
In 1932, 45 years after the company was founded it was sold to the Rootes Group (which included Hillman and Singer) in yet another tale of hardship of the depression years and the after effects of the War. The Rootes Group by this time had acquired a fair number of brands and I’m not convinced that they made the best decisions for each brand.
The Rootes Group sold to Chrysler in 1967 would in turn offloaded their bad buy to PSA (Peugeot) in 1979. Naturally as all these British brands ended up in French control they began to be phased out over a period of years.
There’s not much use in crying over spilt milk is there? So lets think about something to eat and drink shall we?Tea Garden and cakes
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION.By clicking on the links below you should, in most cases, get a full screen image.
1904 Humberette Robert Hummerstone [CC BY 2.0
1928 Humber Fabric Saloon Thomas’s Pics [CC BY 2.0
1933 Humber 16/60 Saloon Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0
1934 Humber Snipe Thomas’s Pics [CC BY 2.0
1966 Humber Super Snipe series V Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0
1967 Humber Sceptre Andy / Andrew Fogg from near Cambridge, UK [CC BY 2.0