• Lyn Gentry and his Model A (Photo: Nigel Marple, The Dominion, Wellington)

A Landmark Ford Car Vanishes!

May 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The story of the Ford Motor Company is well documented, but it all began when the company was incorporated in 1903. From the outset it was the ambition of the founder, Henry Ford, to provide motoring – at that time the preserve of the wealthy – at a reasonable cost for the masses. The first [...]

  • Limousine #51710, taken during its service as the Prime Minister’s car (Russell Walsh Collection)

The Royal Tour Daimlers

December 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

In spite of the rain that day, thousands lined Queen Street to welcome the Royal couple as they drove by to the civic reception at the Auckland Town Hall. The car in which they travelled was one of six Royal Daimlers purchased specially for a royal tour – but not this royal tour. In March [...]