Good Day to all our faithful readers. This weeks posts are quite interesting as we follow the development of the Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT which was used in Clyno Cars and Reeves cars in the early 1900’s, further developed by DAF in the 1950 and 60s and used by Volvo, Nissan, Honda and others. Apart from the posts on CVT vehicles there is something about Chev Corvettes and Ford’s Galaxie Starliners and Sunliners. There’s a short post on Overland Cars and one on a vehicle used mainly by Swedish Postmen! Click on the links next to the images to go to the posts.
The 1911 Reeve Octoauto – Rated by Time magazine as one of the worlds ugliest cars
Overland cars – The beginning of Willys and eventually Jeep.
Chevrolet Corvette – The Iconic American Muscle Car
Tjorven – A Dutch/Swedish project also used as an invalid carrier.
The Ford Galaxie Starliner and Sunliners were beautiful cars with a Ford Thunderbird look
Clyno – Almost an unknown marque but technically years ahead of its time.
Finally, a post on the Volvo 66 which was the first car made by Volvo using the DAF Factory and technology that Volvo bought in the late 1970’s.
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.
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 hieronder 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 is 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.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle