Monday, 7 May 2012

Napier 6 cyl. Motor Car (Lambert & Butler Motors, 1 of 25)


This is 1 of 25 in Lambert & Butler's Motors series of Cigarette Cards, issued in 1908. It shows a Napier used for famous motorist SF Edge's 24 hour record in 1907. From the back of the card;

"Our picture shows Mr Edge on his 6 cylinder Napier during the performance of the historic 24 hours' run - a feat which still remains unchallenged. Maintaining an average hourly speed of over 65 miles, he covered over 1500 miles in 24 hours. Two other 6 cylinder Napiers, with relays of drivers, kept him company"

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