A Veteran from 1906 at Little Wakering

Does anyone remember?

By Robert Hallmann

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Can somebody remind me? It’s many years ago that I photographed this beautiful car in Little Wakering. I had admired the 1906 Armstrong-Whitworth at a veteran car rally and the owners had agreed for me to photograph it at their home. I think this photograph was taken in their garden. They lived almost opposite the church – I know we didn’t drive far to reach it. Would anyone remember? Is it perhaps still there? What happened to it?

Armstrong Whitworth are probably better known for their aircraft (Vickers-Armstrong), but they also produced armaments, ships and locomotives. The first Armstrong Whitworth car was produced in 1906.

Photo:1906 4-seater Armstrong Whitworth at Little Wakering

1906 4-seater Armstrong Whitworth at Little Wakering

© Robert Hallmann

Photo:I tried to find a setting worthy of the car

I tried to find a setting worthy of the car

© Robert Hallmann

Photo:1906 4-seater Armstrong Whitworth on a Little Wakering lawn

1906 4-seater Armstrong Whitworth on a Little Wakering lawn

© Robert Hallmann

Photo:The 1906 4-seater Armstrong Whitworth at a Veteran Rally

The 1906 4-seater Armstrong Whitworth at a Veteran Rally

© Robert Hallmann

This page was added by Robert Hallmann on 15/05/2011.
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HI YOU MENTIONED THE ARMSTRONG AT BEAMISH. THAT WAS MY FATHER IN LAWS HE LOVED IT BUT WAS UNABLE TO DRIVE ANYMORE SO HE SOLD IT TO BEAMISH MUSIUM BUT SADLY MY FATHER IN LAW PASSED AWAY 3 WEEKS AGO. MY MOTHER IN LAW HAS A PICTURE OF THEM IN IT. IT WAS A LOVELY CAR

By SUE SMTH
On 31/08/2016

Great to see this 1906 Armstrong Whitworth-I wasn't aware of this car.I have a 1911 15hp Armstrong Whitworth that I have restored.I know of 2 other,unrestored A/Ws-1 in Victoria and the other in northern New South Wales,another restored A/W in Newcastle,New South Wales and Peter Arnolds 2 cars in Queensland.Another A/W from Victoria was sold to a Holland or Belgium collector 3-4 years ago.They are rare birds.If you need more info,let me know.Cheers Min

By Min Innes-Irons
On 08/07/2012

Robert My AW tourer is currently in pieces but I can send a picture of what it should look like. I would also like to get in touch with Peter Arnold in Australia. Do you have his contact details? You can reach me on stephen@ginnetts.freeserve.co.uk. Many thanks Stephen

By Stephen Prior
On 07/11/2011

Thanks for the photographs Robert, I have been looking for better ones than I currently have of the Beamish car as I have one of the Australian cars. Mine is the oldest one here, an 18-22 HP model B1. It was dated 1910 in the 1960s however we now think it was probably ealier. It looks very similar to the beamish car. I know of 4 restored AWs in Australia including mine and I also have an unrestores 18-22HP.

By Peter Arnold
On 30/10/2011

Just to let you know, my post featuring your photographs went online yesterday, at http://electric-edwardians.blogspot.com/2011/10/armstrong-whitworth-tourer-1906.html

By Rob Langham
On 18/10/2011

Stephen, do you have any images of your Tourer? I'd be very interested in seeing them

By Rob Langham
On 19/09/2011

There is at least a fourth Armstrong Whitworth in the UK, there is a 1913 12/50 tourer in pieces in my garage. The plan is to get it rebuilt in time for its centenary. If you look on the Norwegian Railways museum site you'll see another.

By Stephen Prior
On 24/07/2011

Rob, thanks for the info. These are fairly low res images, but I am happy for you to iclude them in a non-commercial aspect like your blog, though I must say i cannot find your connection to that Edwardian site. Good site, though. RH

By Robert Hallmann
On 19/07/2011

Actually, here's proof that it is the same car as the one at Beamish - they both have S130, the registration, painted on the radiator! http://www.flickr.com/photos/23689245@N08/3271058723/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/beamishmuseum/5023479385/

By Rob
On 07/07/2011

Wow! Gorgeous photographs of a lovely car. Apparently there's only three Armstrong-Whitworth's in the UK - one is in the Motor Garage in the 1913 town at Beamish Open Air Museum and is very similar to this one, another is in the Discovery Museum in Newcastle but a two seat coupe, so this could either be the third one, or perhaps the Beamish one if it had been donated to them. Here's the source for saying there are three left; http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/75years/gallery/?image=19 Would it be possible for me to use the photographs on here for my blog, with you credited and a link to your site of course? Best regards, Rob http://electric-edwardians.blogspot.com

By Rob
On 07/07/2011

I think that this car has returned to the North East and is now in the Beamish Industrial museum near Newcastle.

By Stephen Prior
On 07/07/2011
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