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 an unrestored 1909 4-cylinder Buick Model 10 Tourabout, with raised bucket seats in front, one of five Buicks featured in the exhibit. Also on site will be a 1906 Tourist, a unique five-passenger vehicle manufactured by one of only two automakers that were based in Los Angeles.
The Horseless Car Club of America, an international club, will celebrate it’s 75th anniversary in 2012.
For more information click on www.hcca.org