Iggy wrote:Look out for the electric engined 066 1902 Columbia that is due to run tomorrow.
The results have just been published and the Columbia electric car made it to Brighton.
There are three cars that I especially look out for but two of them with which I have a loose association were not in this year's run. The third is Genevieve, the 1904 Darracq* made famous by the 1953 film of that name. While I did not see it on this occasion, it too was a finisher. However, I have had the film on DVD for some time and the other evening watched it for the first time in many years. Back in the day, it featured regularly in the BBC schedules.https://cdn.asp.events/CLIENT_Goose_Co_ ... s-Cars.pdf
* Or should that be Darracqs
? The car is an amalgam of at least two vehicles and at one time had so many parts made in 1905 that it did not qualify for the event. The eligibility criteria state only cars constructed before 1 January 1905 are permitted. Apparaently, the organisers frequently receive enquiries from owners of more youthful cars asking when they will be old enough to participate. The answer is never. The link has an extensive write-up about Genevieve's history.http://www.donbrockway.com/genevieve%27s%20history.htm