Just having a nice day out with the car and friends.
Check out this video of the 1894 Enrico Trinci Steam powered Tricycle!
A nice birthday present!
What can be more heartwarming than receiving a pencil drawing from my daughter of a Stanley engine like the one in our 735 ? :)
She also likes to help me with firing up etc. - THATS a real pleasure :
George Hounslow's restoration of his 1901 Porter Stanhope continues. The car has just been superbly painted by George's friend Edward Gray, and is soon to be pinstriped, and is now being reassembled.
Looks really good, George!
For those who will be participating in the Vermont Tour in August, Don will be there with some of the Vintage Steam Products product line.
He is leaving on July 30 so if you need something other than fittings, packing, and caulk, let us know ASAP so Carolyn can get it organized to be on the trailer with the Betty Anne. Unhappily due to work commitments, Carolyn is not able to come this year.
We will keep some stock in Dallas to fill orders while Don is gone.
We look forward to hearing from you and Don is looking forward to seeing those who will be on tour and/or in Kingsfield the prior week.
Happy Steamin' to all,
Carolyn and Donald Hoke
Vintage Steam Products LLC
A few days after this video we loaded the cars into containers and shipped them to America to attend the tour in Woodstock Vermont.
Donald Hoke to Friends who like Steam Car Network
Good Evening Steam Enthusiasts!
The fuel pressure tank on The BettyAnne, our 1925 Stanley SV252G, is showing its age. It held pressure for a while, but has sprung a leak.
The leak is now repaired with silver solder and a drain plug, but I suspect this is not a permanent repair.
1. Who has a Stanley Model 740 or 750 fuel pressure tank for sale?
2. Vintage Steam Products would consider making these tanks if we had enough orders to cover the set up cost. How many folks would be interested in one of these tanks. They are about 14" long and 6" in diameter. Each would have a drain plug, a fuel inlet/outlet fitting, and an air inlet fitting. I suspect we would make them from copper just as we do the existing pressure tanks for non-condensing Stanleys. They would be pressure tested to about 350 psi.
3. The Stewart Biography is at the printer. I will have a proof copy at the Stanley Museum Seminar in a few weeks. Thanks very much to the folks who helped sponsor it! $80.00 plus postage and handling. 125 copies in the initial press run. Thank heaven for Print On Demand!
4. If you need something from Vintage Steam Products, I can deliver to Vermont, but Carolyn must know by July 27th at the very latest.
Very best wishes!
The Virtual Steam Car Museum and Vintage Steam Products.
CJ and I ran The BettyAnne on Saturday with great success until the fuel pressure tank developed a leak and we called it a day. My first job this morning is tank repair.
Photos below taken by Adrian Buck.
The Stanley Museum plans to have two of our cars in the Kingfield Days Parade tomorrow, Saturday, July 15 at noon. Our third car will be traveling to Rangeley to take part in that town's festival and to be on hand at the Rangeley Historical Society for the grand opening of their new exhibit: "The 1906 Glidden Auto Tour to Rangeley." Worth checking out!
Three Stanley steam cars have now been loaded into shipping containers, the destination is the Steam car tour to be held in Woodstock Vermont. The tour starts August 6th. Alan Barkley has loaded a model 70. Steve Baldock has loaded a model R and Basil Craske has loaded a model K.
The Stanley Museum Auction is due to take place on 5th August 2017, at the Stanley Museum, Kingfield, Maine. To view the Auction catalog click here.
With some superb photos and meeting some wonderful people, through our Hire Steam experiences we thought we'd record some of the details better by getting some prints produced and framed for our walls. What do you think?
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Hyde Park, VT, United States ·
Just got the rebuilt engine for the Grout back. Nicely done by Gilbert and the folks at Rempco. Time to,get back to work.
Don't forget to turn that steam chest plate right-side-up before it goes back in..
We are sorry to inform you that Jim Crank passed away last Wednesday.
The tour has now finished .All the participants had a final evening meal together ,with the event organiser`s also presented some prizes to a number of people with a joint prize being presented to the steam car group from England.
A special thanks from all of us steamers to all the helpers ,without them we could not have such a great tour.
Sabine, Matthias, Alfred, Bernd, Herbert, Andy, Annette, Torsten, Marcel, and the second Mathias.
Also a special thank you to the organisers.
Jan, Jan-dirk, Heiner, Moritz.
We will all see you next year.
A very busy day with a sailing boat trip for lunch on a private island being the highlight for us all.
We have all traveled 60 or so miles to a new Hotel for two more days of touring in a new area. The weather is very good with most people driving without jackets. We had three good food stops on the way to this latest hotel.
A Collection of Stanley Steam Powered Cars were on display at the Cartier Style et Luxe concours d'elegance at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, between 28th June-2nd July. Robin Hamilton won the "Full Steam ahead-120 years of the Stanley Motor Carriage" prize with his 1902 Stanley B. A great time was had by all who attended.
Day two was a completely new route never used befor on the yearly event,and what a route. It tested both car and driver. There were the usual stops for cake and coffee plus a great lunch stop.
Day one of the Schnauferl-Treffen tour held in Melle Germany. The tour is for Steam cars and pre 1918 Petrol (gas) driven cars and with 45 cars in attendance the spectacle was impressive for sure.