Horseless Carriage Club of America

Pre-1916 motored vehicles are out for a spin!

A slice of early automobile history will be on display when the Horseless Carriage Club of America, El Dorado Regional Group, parks an assortment of pre-1916 automobiles in the Expo Center.

A horseless carriage is defined as any gas, steam and electric motor vehicle built or manufactured before 1916. The El Dorado Regional Group consists of 15 families and they don’t just cover their turn-of-the-century autos and keep them in the garage - they prefer to take them out for a spin on a regular basis.

“We are a driving club,” said Joe Anino, past president and current El Dorado board member. “That’s the enjoyment we get out of them. They are a piece of history.”

Among the highlights will be a 1907 Thomas Flyer 4-Cylinder 7 passenger touring car and a 1908 Stevens Duryea Model X 4-cylinder touring. Both the Thomas Flyer and the Stevens Duryea are the oldest known of these models.

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