Monday, 22 June 2015

Regal Tourer

This is a car photographed at The Village, Cheadle, before the start of the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run organised by the Lancashire Automobile Club, in June 1993.
It's a 1909 Regal Tourer, and the only information about it in the programme of the event is that it was entered by Mark Lewis and Jeremy Goodman of Crumpsall, Manchester. I've not been able to find out much about the Regal on the Internet either - all that Wikipedia says about it is that the Regal was a United States automobile produced by the Regal Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1907 to 1918.


  1. ok, so it's a 1909 Regal 30hp imported from Arvin Martenson in Colorado. Supplied new on 11 May 1909. On 11 June 1909 it turned into a tramcar and in the horiffic accident the owner's son's ear was lost.

    The car went back by train to the factory in Buffalo and cost $800 to fix (it had only cost $850 the month before) my guess is that they threw it away and just sent a new one! Car number 877

  2. Thanks for that information - it's always nice to read a bit of the early history of cars like this.