Edwardian Era Cars
This weekend I visited Regent Street, and by chance there was an antique car event. I'm sharing the photos I took of these classic automobiles.
The Edwardian Auto Era is part of the Brass Era, so called because of the brass fittings used for such things as lights and radiators. The Veteran Era is the part of the Brass era before 1905, while the Edwardian era lasted from 1905 through to the beginning of World War I in 1914.
Throughout this era, development of automotive technology was rapid, due to competition between hundreds of small manufacturers. The pre-1905 Veteran Era's "horseless carriages" (coach-style vehicles) were rapidly abandoned. Various experimental designs and alternate power systems were also marginalised.
What emerged in the end was a standardized format of internal combustion, front-engined, rear-wheel drive cars with a sliding gear transmission.
Enjoy the photos of these vintage cars!
Part II of this article series - Veteran Era Cars