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1898 Easter Tour

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Reports.[1]

1898 April 8-10th. Held over the three days of the Easter Weekend. Route leaves London and goes via Guildford, Winchester, Chichester, Worthing, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and London. Drivers include [2]

'On Thursday afternoon last, at three o’clock, the following carriages left the club house at 4, Whitehall-court:— Mr. Frank Butler's Benz, Mr. W. M. Hodge's char-a-banc, Mr. Instone’s Daimler waggonette, Mr. Capel’s Coventry motette, the club waggonette, Mr. Estcourt’s Daimler waggonette, Mr. Heyerman’s Mors, Mr. Hewetson’s Benz, and the club luggage van. Of these, all ran throughout the tour except the last three, which ran from Brighton to London direct instead of through Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. In addition to the above, some carriages had been entered for only part of the tour. Among these were London to Esher, Mr. Harrington Moore's Hurtu, Mr. M’Manus’s electric carriage, and Mr. Altree's Daimler carriage; along the south coast, Mr. Armstrong’s Coventry motette and Mr. Buttemer’s Benz, Major-General H. P. Montgomery on motette, Mr. House’s steam car, Mr. Edge and friends on a motette and two Dion tricycles. Mr. Carter on a Bolide voiturette; and from Worthing Sevenoaks, Mr. Tinne’s Daimler carriage and Mr. Eyre’s Benz. Mr. Crompton and Mr. Worby Beaumont accompanied the tour on bicycles. Among the passengers in various carriages were Mr. Roger W. Wallace, Q.C., the chairman of the club. Mr. Linley Sambourne, Sir Somers Vine, Lord Bangor, Mr, Boverton Redwood, and Mr. Louis d’Egville.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1898/04/16
  2. The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Thursday, April 7, 1898
  3. Globe - Wednesday 13 April 1898