Thursday, 9 June 2016

Cadillac Model A

I photographed this car just after it had left the start line at the Exchange Station car park in Manchester on the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run in June 1986.
It's a 1904 Cadillac Model A, and the programme of the event had this note about the car:

5        1904 Cadillac Model A
          Reg: BJ 208  1-Cylinder  6.5 hp
          (A.W. Hutt, Lytham St. Annes)
One of only three Model A Cadillacs in the UK,
and affectionately dubbed 'Methusalah 11' by
Mr Hutt, this car was first owned by Mr Pratt of
Pratt's Petroleum, and then by Esso, being used
in the 1930s to extensively advertise Esso
products. It has competed in many VCC events
and this will be its sixth Manchester to
Blackpool. It completed well over 1000 miles
last year, and Mr Hutt maintains there is no
intention to relegate this car to a museum.

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