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Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: October 15, 2011 03:58AM

Good morning all - I have only this morning joined the forum

I am Chairman of the End 2 End Club ( Land's End to John O'Groats)

For anyone with an interest or owner of a Locombile - my company has the original leather bound John O'Groats House Hotel Visitor books which features an End to End run by one Herbert W Egerton on a Locomobile that left John O'Groats on 11th December 1900

The entry includes a short write up and sketch of the vehicle by the driver and a poem written by the passenger

I will glaldy send a copy to anyone who has an interest in these vehicles - nice to add to your vehicles historic documentation

Regards to all
Dudley Westgate



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 10/16/11 05:36AM by Dudley.

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: Mike L Clark (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: October 15, 2011 05:06AM

Dudley,

That was of course a historic trip and quite an epic. Would it be possible for a copy of the document to be put on this Club website for all to see? I'm sure our web site manager would be glad to do this.

Mike

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: October 15, 2011 05:32AM


Yes Mike, I would be delighted to do that

If one of the moderators / club committee can contact me, I will galdly
provide copies of these great historic diary entries

Best regards,
Dudley

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (Moderator)
Date: October 16, 2011 12:33PM

The document was put on the website this morning - please go to "Latest News". Thanks.

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: October 16, 2011 03:06PM

Marylin, many thanks for posting the diary entry on the clubs web site
I am now searching our archives to see if we have an actual photograph
of the Locomobile leaving John O'Groats on 11th Dec 1900 - we have many pictures of these very early epic journeys, so it may take me a little while getting through them all

Regards and many thanks,
Dudley

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: Brian McMorran (---.as43234.net)
Date: October 17, 2011 01:01PM

The Scottish Motor Museum Trust have some photographs on the following site [www.scran.ac.uk] Search for Locomobile, unfortunately you need to pay a small fee to get full sized downloads. There are a number of steam car related pictures in their archive.

Brian

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: Rolly (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: October 20, 2011 10:49AM

Would these two patents be of any help?
Rolly


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Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: December 16, 2011 10:31AM

I have now found some more information on this epic trip in 1900
I have contacted Marylin and offered the article for publication on the forum
It appears that the driver Hubert W Egerton was in fact the founder of
Mann Egerton
The atricle has photos of the arrival at Land's End - so they did make it !
It also gives some spec of the car and performance and journey details

Regards to all
Dudley

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (Moderator)
Date: December 27, 2011 06:59AM

I have now added the extra article which Dudley supplied us with. You can view this by either going to the "Latest News" page, or clicking on the link below.

Regards.
Marilyn

Land's End article

Re: Locomobile - Land's End to John O'Groats - Dec 1900
Posted by: (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: December 28, 2011 07:45AM

If any member would like a better quality copy of this article, just contact
me by e mail and I will forward a copy to you

Regards,
Dudley



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 12/28/11 07:46AM by Dudley.



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