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Austin Eight Fourlight Saloon Drieborgentocht 2010 (3th place winner)

Austin Eight Fourlight Saloon Drieborgentocht 2010 (3th place winner)

Austin Eight Fourlight Saloon Drieborgentocht 2010 (3th place winner)

Our family has grown to four now. We have two sons, Tim and Hugo. Therefore we have decided to sell our running MG B of 1977. We now have bought an Austin Fourlight Saloon build in 1939. In the Austin Eight, we have found the car to be able to enjoy a classic car with our whole family in stead of only two people in our two seater MG B. The Austin was the 3rd place winner during the "Drie Borgentocht 2010" in the category "most attractive pre war car".

Below the first pictures of the 1939 Austin Fourlight Saloon made during pick up in 2010.

Pick up

On the road

First time at our drive way.Welcome home.

Brief History Austin Eight

Making its debut in the spring of 1939, the Austin Eight was the replacement for the 900cc ‘Big Seven’ which had been added to the Austin Seven range in July 1937.  The new model echoed the styling theme of the re-vamped 10hp and 12hp models and boasted a newly designed platform-type chassis.  The engine of the ‘Big Seven’ was retained and the car was available in two and four-door saloon versions and as an open four-seater tourer.  The two door saloon was called the fourlight saloon and the four door saloon was called the sixlight saloon. From 1939 - 1942 about 20.000 Austin Eights have been build. How many were build in the different versions is not known. The four-door version was re-introduced immediately after the Second World War and continued in production until late 1947. The post war production was about 30.000 cars. Which makes a total of about 50.000 Eights produced from 1939 - 1947. Also the Austin Eight was available as van, and has been delivered as military cars during WWII. . 

The Austin Eight was not able to meet the success of the Austin Seven, this is why much more Sevens still exist above much less Austin Eights, which makes these cars rare nowadays, especially in the two door four light saloon, van and open tourer versions.

For more history about the Austin Eight click here


MG TD 1951

My car for restoration is a MG TD which is build in 1951. The car is an original Californian black plate car, with original 1250 cc XPAG engine. The car and engine are complete number matching with the original type plates. The car is delivered to Lawndale California in 1951. The car was on the road for the first time in 1952. The car changed from owner ones in 1968. At that time the car was re-painted to aubergine and the interior was made black. The car drove with this new colours till 1972. Since then it stood still, after I have bought beginning 2005. The original colour of the car is MG red, with beige interior en tan hood. The steel of the car is in excellent shape, but al rubber parts are gone and the interior of the car was also in bad shape because of the burning sun. The retortion is in progress. I hope that the car is up and running again within a few years. For more information about the restoration, see the restoration paragraph on this web page.





MGB roadster of 1977

This car was sold in August 2010. We have bought it in 2000, so it was with us for 10 years. Now we have an 1939 Austin Eight Four light Saloon in stead which has brought us many enjoyable moments for the complete family. Now my wife and my two children can join me on our trips. The Austin Eight is shown at the first chapter of this paragraph.

MGB roadster of 1977. It is a rubber bumper which originally was delivered in Beverly Hills. In 1990 the car was imported to Holland. At that time the car must have been changed to the shape it is in still now. According to the information given to me by the British Heritage trust the car originally has been delivered in the color british racing green, autumn leaf interior, wire wheels and white wall tires. Now the car is MG red with black interior. The wire wheels are still on, but the white wall tyres have changed to black. This car I drive in the weekends and during Holidays. We travel with the car to car events in the northern Part of Holland and Germany.








Doepke MG TD

I have two original Doepke MG TD's. One of them is in the original Gray primer, the other one is restored in MG red colour. To find out more about Doepke model toys, just click the image below.


Our son in his Moskvitch 408

Our son Tim is already an Classic Car enthusiast, here he drives his Moskvitch 408 with pride.




The fire engine car collection of my father.

My father, brother in law and me have bundled our hobbies. My father crazy for old mechanical techniques, my brother in law crazy for fire fighting and me crazy for cars. We thought it seemed to be the most optimal if we are going to collect some fire fighters. The first car was bought soon, a Dodge ladder truck build in 1945, with Geessink ladder package. The nicest thing about this car is that the stairs are operated only by hand by use of handles and wheels. Therefore it is almost like a dinky toy scale 1:1. Once the collection was  existing 5 fire engines in total. A Dodge T110 L 1945 ladder truck, Dodge T110 L 1947, Commer 1954, Chevrolet 1955 and Daf 1963. Most of the cars are sold now. The Commer of 1954 and the Dodge T110 L with ladder is left.

To see more about the fire engines of my father click here, or the picture below.


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March 12, 2010
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February 18, 2010
- New Armstrong book information

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December 13, 2009
- Doepke Toys information added

November 20, 2009
- New MG TD book information
- Land Rover adverts added

June 8, 2009
- MG brochures added
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- AC adverts added
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- Jaguar adverts added
- Lagonda adverts added
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- Singer adverts added

May 2, 2009
- Humber adverts added

April 25-26, 2009
- AC adverts added
- Allard adverts added
- Alvis adverts added
- Armstrong Siddeley adverts added
- Aston-Martin adverts added
- Bentley adverts added
- Daimler adverts added
- Fraser Nash adverts added
- Healey adverts added
- Jaguar adverts added
- Jensen adverts added
- Lagonda adverts added
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- Lea Francis adverts added
- MG adverts added
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April 12, 2009
- Sunbeam adverts added
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February 27-28, 2009
- Morgan brochures added
- MG brochures added.
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February 8-9, 2009
- Morgan advertisements added
- Austin Healey Sprite brochure added
- MG brochures added.
- Singer Vogue brochure added
- Triumph Spitfire brochure added

January 29-30, 2009
-Morgan brochures added

January 24-25, 2009
- Pre war MG brochures added
- Sunbeam Talbot adverts added

January 10, 2009
- MGB adverts added.
- MGB GT adverts added.
- MGC adverts added.

January 2-4, 2009
- Triump adverts added.
- Healey adverts added.
- Aston Martin adverts added.
- Bentley adverts added.
- MG adverts added.
- Jaguar adverts added.
- Bristol adverts added.
- Allard adverts added.

December 20-21, 2008
- MG B brochures added.
- Healey brochures added.
- Jaguar D-Type brochure added.
- Singer Nine 1946 brochure added.
- Land Rover Series I brochures added. 

December 9, 2008
- Jaguar E-type adverts added.

December 6-7, 2008
- Singer adverts added.
- Riley adverts added.
- Jaguar adverts added.
- Jensen adverts added.

November 24 -25, 2008
- Daimler adverts added.
- Lagonda adverts added.

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- Standard advertisemenets.
- Wolseley advertisements.
- Rover advertisements.
- Humber
- Hillman advertisements.
- Land Rover brochures.
- Sleeping Beauties.
- Jaguar brochures.

About me

My name is Hermann Egges. I am collecting car brochures and advertisements since I was a little child.

First I collected articles and adverts of cars out of news papers and magazines. After that I went to local car dealers to get the brochures of the cars, showed in their show rooms. I was a happy child if I left the dealer with one or more brochures in my hand. These were the first brochures collected, which are still today in my private collection. This means that the collection of brochures starts in the late seventies up till now.

I try to search for people who have the same interest for car advertisemnets and brochures as I do. I would like to share experiences and information and hope to get in contact to interchange brochures with each other. In this way I try to enlarge the private collection of my and the collection of people I get in contact with.

All brochures shown on my web-page are out of my own collection. I have made photographs of them and made collages as shown on the web-page. More than 2.500 advertisements and more than 1.000 brochures are shown at my web page.

I hope you will enjoy my web-page.

Kind Regards

Hermann Egges

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