1904 Winton Movie replica

Built for the 1969 film “The Reivers”
This car was built from scratch by the legendary California custom car builder “Von Dutch” (born Kenneth Howard) for the film “The Reivers” which starred Steve McQueen. McQueen was so taken with the car that he purchased it after filming was completed and it remained in his collection until his passing in 1980. The outer appearance is that of a 1904 car, the driveline is from a 1960s Austin Sprite.

1899 De Dion-Bouton Tricycle

Count Albert De Dion was born of French noble descent and engineering genes. During his early years, he had an obsession with steam engines. De Dion entered a partnership with George Bouton building steam-powered carriages, and by 1895, had built several successful machines.
In the early 1890’s, the Count began to have doubts about the superiority of steam engines and started to experiment with internal combustion gasoline engines. In 1894, he designed a revolutionary single-cylinder engine of 137 cubic centimeters (cc) with an electric ignition and a speed of 3,000 rpm.

1886 Daimler Prototype – replica

In 1886, Gottlieb Daimler and his partner Wilhelm Maybach developed and patented a small lightweight internal combustion gasoline engine. It is recognized as the prototype of the modern gasoline engine, and it featured a vertical, single cylinder with a gasoline-injected carburetor.
On March 8, 1886, Daimler took a stagecoach-type wagon and adapted it to hold his engine, thereby designing the world’s first four-wheeled “automobile”. It has the stagecoach type springs and scrub-brake, thus the term, “horseless carriage”. Although the carriage was not designed for an engine, it is a milestone in the history of transportation.