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1899 Automobile Club Show

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1899 June at Richmond. Details of the trials.[1] [2]

  • Hill climb
  • Efficiency trials for electric vehicles
  • Fifty miles efficiency tests
  • Heavy vehicle trials
  • Speed trials

For exhibitors descriptions see The Autocar 1899/06/24

Results published in 'The Engineer'.[3]

Division I comprised those cars that took part in the trials, and Division II. the cars and component parts at the exhibition only.

Division I.

Gold medals. Daimler Motor Company, Limited (3), for Critchley light car, Siamese phaeton, and Rougemont wagonette. Steam Wagon and Carriage Company, for steam lorry. Motor Carriage Supply Company (2), for 10-horse power lorry and 6-horse power lorry.

Special- Delahaye Motor Car Company, for four-seat phaeton. F. W. Lanchester, for three-seat car.

Silver medals- Motor Carriage Supply Company, for convertible wagonette. Hewetson's Limited (2), for Benz dogcart and Benz "Ideal." Automobile Association (2), for Mors four-seat car and Buriere tricycle. Daimler Motor Company, for post-office van.

Division II.

Gold medals- Liquid Fuel Engineering Company, for steam wagonette and omnibus.

Silver cup.- Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls, for best privately owned vehicle.

Silver medals- Liquid Fuel Engineering Company, for excellence of component parts of steam vehicles (1) burner, (2) wheels and steering axles. Clarkson, Capel and Co. (3), for their steam vehicles, burner, and condenser. Mackenzie Carriage Company, for design and appearance of electrical carriages with Rikor frames.

Electric Motive Power Company, for electric motor carriages, controller and steering gear. Motor Carriage Supply Company, for electric ignition and ignition advance. Motor Carriage Supply Company, for component arrangement in Canstadt car. Stirlings and Co, for general appearance of Stirling-Daimler motor vehicles.

Arthur Mulliner, for excellence of carriage work for motor vehicles. Hewetsons, Limited, for their exhibit of Benz carriages. Automobile Association, for appearance and for motor and gear construction of Gobron Brillie car. Decauville Aine, for two-seated voiturette. Motor Manufacturing Company, for exhibit of motor cycles on the De Dion system. Mossbery Roller Bearings, for roller bearings. Carless, Capel, and Co.

Bronze medals - Marshall and Co, for improvements in Benz motor carriages. Des Vignes, Cloud and Co., for excellence of design and workmanship in small steam boilers. Daimler Motor Company, for Price's tire brake. Rubery and Co for motor car frames. Roots and Venables, for component parts. Automobile Association (2), for combined petrol and lubricating tank and pump, and for Kublstein Vollmer tractor. Ariel Cycle Company, for motor tricycles.

Diplomas- Lyon and Whitmore, for ignition tubes. Southern Motor Car Company (2), for improvements in Benz motor carriages, and carburetter arrangement in Papillon tricycle. John Morgan and Sons for uniform. Hart and Co., for weighbridge erected and placed at the disposal of the club. W. and T. Avery Limited, for weighbridge erected and placed at the disposal of the club.

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