Monday, December 28, 2009

Heine-Velox Update 2


Below is a link to a short video of the Weidely V-12 engine from our 1921 Heine-Velox running prior to being removed from the chassis. This car is being restored at Allan Schmidt's in Escondido CA (Horseless Carriage Restoration). It is our intent to have it ready for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance show next August, so you might want to put that event on your schedule to see its first showing (assuming our apllication is approved by the Concours committee). This is one of only four Heine-Veloxes that exist today, and I think it is the most attractive of them all. We were glad to see that the engine would still run prior to removing it from the car. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mBGDxQ8Arc

Willy

4 comments:

  1. That doesn't look like the Sporting Victoria!

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  2. That's it alright. The 'full' top looks somewhat like an afterthought but that's part of it's charm. Check out the sedan currently undergoing restoration -

    www.fantomworks.com/fw/futureprojects/1921-heine-velox-sedan/

    Derik

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  3. I'd be impressed if it make Pebble Beach. I'd always understood that it was an invitation only event, being limited to vehicles that had won awards at councours previously around the country. But that may have changed. I guess it would also depend what the theme that year would be like Rolls Royce, Hispano Suiza, or some other category. Sure hope you make it. Another show to consider is the one in Hillsborough, CA, one of the oldest in the country and best.

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  4. You have to submit an application and be accepted to show a car at Pebble. Who knows if the Heine-Velox will make the cut or even fit in any of this year's classes? We'll know soon! I believe the H-V limo was shown at Pebble in 2002, so that's promising. Either way, thanks for the Hillsborough suggestion. Nancy

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