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1907 Newcastle-on-Tyne Motor Show

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The second annual motor-car show was opened in the Exhibition Hall, St. Mary's Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne, by Councillor J. Matthew Oubridge, J.P., the Lord Mayor, on Friday last week.

There are altogether about one hundred stands, and, although there are no striking novelties, some of the ears on view have not previously been seen in the great ship-building centre.

The North Eastern Garages, Ltd., occupy no less than six stands, their exhibit comprising examples of the Humber, Arrol-Johnston, Fiat, De Dion, Austin, and Renault vehicles.

Messrs. Frank Little and Co have a varied exhibit, the cars on view comprising a 9-10 h.p. Adams-Hewitt, a 16 h.p. Albion, a 14 h.p. Vulcan and examples of the 20 h.p. and 30 h. p. Belsize ears.

Hodgson's Motor Garage, Newcastle-on-Tyne, show the Cadillac, Swift, Talbot, Sunbeam, Darracq, Minerva, and De la Buire vehicles.

A range of Humber, Enfield, Darracq and Clement cars is staged by Messrs. Turvey and Co., Sunderland.

Messrs. George and Jobling, Newcastle-on-Tyne, show the Argyll and Wolseley-Siddeley machines.

Messrs. Henry Angus, Sanderson and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, are present with several of the latest Daimler ears, as well as a 12-15 h.p. Arrol-Johnston touring vehicle.

A 40 h.p. six-cylinder Napier is on view at the stand of the New Rossleigh Cycle and Motor Company, Ltd., Edinburgh, as also a 10-12 h.p. Peugeot and a 22 h.p. Berliet.

Messrs. Chas. Grimshaw and Sons, Sunderland, also exhibit a 40 h.p. six-cylinder Napier fitted with a special touring body of their own construction.

The display of the Cleveland Car Company, Darlington, comprises examples of the Rover, Gladiator, Rolls-Royce and Itala cats, a 40-55 h.p. of the latter make fitted with a double landaulet body by Messrs. Thorn, of London, being specially worthy of note.

One of the largest exhibits is that of Messrs. Young and Co., including as it does Gregoire, Ridley, Ford, and Isotta-Fraschini vehicles.

Special attention may be drawn to the luxurious bodies fitted to the 30-40 h.p. and 14-16 h.p. Fiat chassis shown by Messrs. Atkinson and Philipson.

Two sizes of the Stanley steam cars — 10 h.p. and 20 h.p.— are staged by Messrs. W. Galloway and Co., Gateshead, who also exhibit the "Stitch-in-Time" vulcaniser.

Other pleasure cars on view include the Armstrong and Whitworth, Alldays, Mercedes, Panhard, Rapid, Singer and Pope-Tribune.

As regards commercial vehicles, Messrs. R. A. Young and Co are showing a 14-h.p. Frick 20 cwt. van, a 28-30 h.p. Durham-Churchill 3-ton lorry, and a 5-ton Stewart-Thornycroft steam wagon.

Messrs. Frank Little and Co display a Halley 20 h.p. petrol lorry and a useful van designed for loads up to 15 cwt.

One of the exhibits of Messrs. Henry Angus, Sanderson and Co. is an Arrol-Johnston 2-ton lorry.

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Sources of Information

  1. Motor Car Journal of 16th February 1907