Honorary Member.... Art Hart.
In Memoriam - ARTHUR C. HART, JR. (June 3rd 1940 - April 29th 2010)
A message from Brent Campbell.
Basil asked me to let the UK steam community know that Art Hart passed away April 29th at 2:00 PM. He survived 16
months after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He had many experimental and conventional treatments from the time
of his diagnosis, but knew full well that this form of cancer is almost always fatal.
Art felt fairly well for most of the time and worked on his Toledo Steamer [almost done] and a model T he hoped to
drive on tours this season. Art was a wonderful example of how to live your life when you know that your number
of days left are short.
The Steam Car Club of Great Britain has recognised Art Hart from America as being one of the most deserving
people in the steam car world to be awarded honorary membership. Art has made a significant contribution
to our hobby worldwide over many years and we hope this award recognises our appreciation. Art has expressed
great surprise and gratitude for this award.
Born in 1941 he was the oldest of three children, educated at Hampden high school he went on to University
where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Art's interest in steam cars came after he got the chance to work on a Mobile steamer owned by Gordon Smith who
was a friend, he soon learnt how to operate the car and understand how it worked. By 1976 he had managed to
buy a 1902 Locomobile Stanhope, completing the restoration ready for a steam car tour in 1978. His next car,
a 1911 Stanley model 70 was found fitted at that time with a model 'R' body. This was replaced by a body built
by Carl Amsley copied from an original. (this car is now in the UK)
As time went by he started a business 'Vintage Steam Products' supplying fine reproduction parts for early steam
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