Sunday, September 1, 2013
2013 Concours d'Elegance: Class B - Simplex
1911 Simplex 50 HP Holbrook Toy Tonneau
In the 1940s, this car changed hands and was being transported from Idaho to Venice Beach, CA onboard a World War I Liberty truck. The Grapevine into the LA basin proved too much for the Liberty which became stranded on the side of the road. The new owner of the Simplex simply unloaded his rare antique, moved it around front, and towed the Liberty to Venice Beach.
This car has been in the family of William P. Snyder II since new - it is the only Simplex to never have changed hands.
Mr. Snyder and his wife drove this car on their honeymoon.
2013 Concours d'Elegance Simplex Class photos from other sources can be found here.