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The Horseless Carriage Exhibition 1896

"The First London Motor Show"

120th Anniversary
re-enactment at
Imperial College Kensington
7/8th May 2016

International Historic Motoring Awards 2016

De Dion Bouton -

An Illustrated Guide to Type and Specification 1905-1914

This is the second volume of  a series of publications on the De Dion Bouton company.  This book will be of interest to all early motooring enthusiasts eager to understand the revolution in transport that took place early in the 20th Century.

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De Dion Bouton -

An Illustrated Guide to Type and Specification 1899-1904

With the help of more than 50 line drawings and 150 colour photographs, this book sets out to trace the course of vehicle development, summarises the essential technical information, and clearly identifies the characteristics of each Type.

De Dion Bouton: An Illustrated Guide to Type & Specification 1899-1904 will be of interest to all veteran car enthusiasts with the appetite to learn more about the vehicles produced at the turn of the century by the world’s largest engine manufacturer.

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Horseless Carriage Exhibition Programmes

Purchase the two programmes from the event as a package

A The 2016 Horseless Carriage Exhibition event programme, comprising a short period history and unique archive material, plus photos of all 23 exhibited vehicles, A5 size - 28 pages,

B Reproduction of the complete 1896 Horseless Carriage Exhibition programme,  A5 size (as original in 1896) 88 pages.

Package price £10 inc UK p and p (Europe add £3, Rest of World add £4, to UK price). Multiple purchases accepted.

Cheques with order payable to :-

                     De Dion Bouton Club UK

                     "Crouch Green" Codicote, Herts SG4 8SX, UK

Or PayPal

The 1896 Emancipation Run - the legendary

"London to Brighton"

For the first time in English history legal restrictions in regard to the use of motor-cars on the public highways, except when preceded by a man with a red flag, had been removed, and we were to be allowed to drive a car on the road at a speed not exceeding twelve miles an hour.

The run from London to Brighton had been arranged to celebrate this important event.

“The date - 14th November 1896." So spoke one of the pioneers of early motoring, who witnessed the occasion. Three de Dion Boutons were entered for the event.

The image to the right is the front cover of the original 10 page programme produced on this famous occasion. Click on the link for a larger version.

Copies are available exclusively to DDBUK members. Join the Club now and apply for your copy!

De Dions at Auction

A chronological record of De Dions brought to the market by the major auction houses in the past fifty years.

Copies are available from John Banner, contact by email.

The History of De Dion Bouton Motor Cars from 1918 until 1931

By DDBUK member Stewart Brown.

“This book is fully illustrated with drawings and photographs taken from contemporary sales and technical catalogues and with over 30 colour photographs of existing cars in Europe and elsewhere. Each year forms a separate chapter, with a description and technical details of all models for sale in France and the UK.  80 pages A5 size."

Price £14.00 to DDBUK members inc pp.

£20.00 non members. Overseas purchases please enquire re additional postage.

Enquiries and purchase orders to :-

Stewart Brown

49 Stirling Road



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The following publications are available from/via the club

HCE Programme Bundle
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