VCC Run near Uckfield

A grand day out with Mike Mutters and his Stanley Steam car. A first for me in a steam powered car, remarkably serene with little noise apart from train chuffing noises on uphill sections under throttle. The most surprising part is that, unlike a piston engine car, at junctions the car is silent as the engine is not turning, its quite eerie almost as if it had stalled.

I learnt a lot about steam motoring today; blow lamps, jets, valves, oil, fuel and water pumps. we even replenished the water from a ford we passed through. Although I now understand this was just showing off!

Little 1907 Lion Peugeot

Fording Bentley

Refilling the water from the ford

Coffee at the Bluebell Railway. Steamer at the rear. AA owned Renault in the foreground.

Coffee halt

Imposing Lanchester

Lanchester Cockpit. Note tilting steering wheel, centre throttle and loads of brass.

Patinated Bentley

Pretty little Fiat Ballila


About James Ewing

Cars are my passion in my business and private life. I run James Ewing Limited - International Brokers of Collectors Cars and I also have a successful restoration business. I navigate on classic rallies in the UK and europe and in my time have competed in many types of motorsport. At home we have an interesting collection of micro/mini cars, a 1958 Renault 4cv, 1962 Fiat 600d Multipla and a 1967 Subaru 360. All in all I spend most of my time 'dickingaroundwitholdcars'
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