Sunbeam

1922 Sunbeam 14 Two seater Roadster- WestRand Car Show, Veteran Cars, Vintage Cars, Classic Cars,

THE MARQUE THAT CAME AND WENT AND CAME BACK AGAIN The Sunbeam Motor Car Company Limited started life as a bicycle works owned by John Marston 1888. The first Sunbeam was built in 1901 but the Sunbeam Motor Company was only registered in 1905. Sunbeam made powerful engines and were competitive at all levels of […]

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Volvo

1958 Volvo PV544, Westrand Car Show, Veteran Cars, Vintage Cars, Classic Cars, Street Customs, SuperLDVs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorbikes,

Volvo has an interesting and successful history and contrary to other brands, survived the economic slump of the 80’s and the moves by other manufacturers to acquire additional brands. Volvo started out as a subsidiary of SKF – makers of some of the finest bearings available to industry. The first Volvo rolled off the assembly […]

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Packard

1948 Packard Super 8, Westrand Car Show, Veteran Cars, Vintage Cars, Classic Cars, Street Customs, SuperLDVs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorbikes,

The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899 in America, and the last Detroit-built Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car. Packard bought Studebaker in 1953 and in 1957 and 1958 the Studebakers and Packards looked almost identical Packard was founded by James Ward Packard, his brother William and their partner, […]

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Skoda

1905 Skoda - Laurin and Klement Type A, Westrand Car Show, West Rand Car Show, Vintage Cars, Veteran cars, Classic Cars, Street Customs, SuperLDVs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorbikes,

Skoda was originally started as a business called Laurin & Klement, back in 1895. Thirty years later Laurin and Klement was acquired by Skoda Auto. In 1948 Skoda was nationalised. In 1991 it was partially re-privatized and by 2000 it became wholly owned by Volkswagen. Under the management of Volkswagen Skoda has become an international […]

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Studebaker

1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe,Westrand Car Show, West Rand Car Show, Vintage Cars, Veteran cars, Classic Cars, Street Customs, SuperLDVs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorbikes,

SKILL IN DESIGN AND RELIABILITY WERE NOT ENOUGH TO ENSURE SUCCESS The fact that Studebaker was, from day one different to its opposition, can be attested to the fact that their first factory in South Bend, Indiana, was over 220 miles (350km) away from the centre of the traditional motor manufacturing areas around Detroit. The […]

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