The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
- Named “La Marquise” after the Count de Dion’s mother - At 127 years of age, the oldest running motor car in the world - Single family ownership for 81 years and only four owners from new - Participant in the first automobile race in 1887 - Veteran of four London-to-Brighton runs - Pebble Beach Concours double award winner in 1997 - Capable of 38 mph, 20 miles on tank of water - Veteran Car Club dating certificate #1750 - Offered from the Estate of John O’Quinn
Chassis No. 6
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $4,620,000