Not your average pub car park

Home » Latest News » Not your average pub car park
1902 Delahaye 10B

The Short-ARS (Audlem Ramblers Society) party of eleven set out yesterday on a 6-mile hike from Wybunbury and enjoyed brilliant sunshine throughout the walk.

Having parked up at the Swan pub beforehand (with kind permission from the licensee), the group on its return found a somewhat older car than average on the pub car park, seen here.

The Delahaye 10B was launched in 1902, the very year this particular car was manufactured. It has a 2,199 cc vertical twin rated 12/14hp engine (as rated by the RAC), mounted in front, with a steering wheel rather than bicycle handles or tiller that the very early Delahaye models had employed since 1895.

It was a car perfectly suited to dry days, although the chill of yesterday must have made it a bracing drive to Wybunbury. Heating was an extra that came much later!

Delahaye survived until the mid-1950s but, sadly, the name disappeared in 1956. Fortunately, some wonderful models live on even from the company's very early years.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

liverpool-crown-court
Fri 18 Jan 6:02am  |  hits: 923

As reported by Crewe Chronicle:Two Cheshire men will stand trial in Liverpool later this year after pleading not guilty to charges related to the death of an Audlem man last year.Samuel Thorpe, 23, of Annions Lane in Wybunbury, appeared alongside Nicholas Hill, 35, of Moorsfield Avenue in Audlem, when they both appeared at Liverpool Crown Court Wednesday to answer the charges against...

Audlem Church - the view eastwards
Wed 16 Jan 6:08am  |  hits: 907

The new ECO3 incentive has now been released and is available for residents to claim — the goal of the scheme is to promote measures which improve the ability of low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes.The document that can be read by clicking on the link below the photo has been provided by local resident Nic Goodwin of Storm Energy. Nic suggests that it might be a...

shroppie-fly-sign
Sat 19 Jan 6:04am  |  hits: 788

The new managment have been in touch to let us now that the pub has a new page on Facebook.You can see the page by clicking here, or alternatively search for @TheShroppie on...