We are deeply saddened to pass along the report of the passing of Coburn Benson (1935-2019) of Limerick, Maine. Coburn was a very knowledgeable fellow on vintage motor vehicles and steam cars in particular.
A great selection of photos from the recent Eastern Invitational Steam Car Tour in the Litchfield Hills, Southbury, Connecticut, USA. Thank you to Andi Mead, Steve and Sabrina Howard Bragg, AJ Joyce, Michael Zerega, Herb De La Porte, Daryl Kendall, and Nate Dickey for the photos.
Basil Craske's 1908 Stanley Model K being prepared for the New Season ahead.
Roel Rasker writes:
Today my almost new build 1915 Mountain Wagon became Road Legal. After locking myself up in the workshop for 5 months it is almost ready for the upcoming season.
Today, we carried our founder, mentor and friend on his final "road trip" -- and it's only fitting that we did so in the 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon (video clip is from the test run prior to today's memorial). The era of Tom Marshall has ended, but thanks to his foresight and generosity, the era of operating steam cars and open lands in Yorklyn endures -- with more memories to be made for countless generations. Godspeed, Tom!
The Marshall Steam Team and Friends of Auburn Heights
Photos of a 1924 Stanley 750 Roadster at an RACV Event in Melbourne, Australia courtesy of Jim Hatton.
The Stanley Museum writes- Steam Meet, Woodstock, Vermont, 1962. A fine lineup of Stanleys and Whites at an early steam gathering in Woodstock, Vermont, over half a century ago. Many of these cars are still touring today, even if many of their custodians in this picture are no longer with us.
Herb de la Porte writes: "The Stanley is, once again, becoming this winter's primary project. It really has been a very reliable car for the last few years but there is a page full of problems that needs to be looked after".
Check out these photos of Ron Balfour's 1909 Stanley Model Z Mountain Wagon.
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Peter Turvey's Stanley 607 performing on the Brooklands Test Hill, will a gradient of 1 in 8 steepening to 1 in 4 at the top.
.Billings Cooke writes:
We had a very nice run today about 50-55 miles round-trip. This was the 61st year of the VAE, Vermont automobile enthusiasts show. It was not unusual for us to be the only steam powered vehicle at the show. Sarah entered the vintage fashion show with our 1912 Stanley. Well not winning she finished third and we're all very very happy. A beautiful day a great show in the state of Vermont.
Peter Turvey Writes:
Test firing the Stanley steamer this afternoon, after cleaning main and pilot burners ready for The Brooklands Reunion on Sunday. She's all prepared and ready to go now.
George Hounslow writes:
Both the 1900 Mobile and 1923 Stanley passed their boiler inspections yesterday. Now Ready for another year's steaming!
Cleaning cleaning cleaning. What a wondrous job an ultrasonic tank and citrinox does for cleaning this 100 year old stuff!! 2 more pump shaft to make and start assembling!
Not a ton of work but progress is progress. Chromed water pumps rods are fully assembled. Need a new fuel piston and support slider yet. And a bunch more cleaning.
The car hit some sunlight today! The dash went back in after the windshield frame repair a while ago. The kidney gauge is back installed. A bunch of things cleaned up and working on mounting the condenser to see how plumbing will fit. We are making progress now!
Basil Craske races his 1909 Stanley R up Prescott Hill Climb in 2012.
The three Stanleys and a 740 purchased at the Stanley Museum return to England. With over a thousand miles covered touring beautiful Vermont going home was hard to do. We Leave with wonderful memories. Thanks to all our old and new friends for alll the support we have had. Alan and Clair,Steve and Basil
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.
Steam cars and owners supporting event in aid of Prostate cancer.
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