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Staff at the Haynes motor museum have dusted off what is thought to be Britains first wedding car, after the remarkable discovery in New Zealand of a 110 year old wedding snap.
The museum's research has unearthed the Edwardian photograph of the old Daimler at the 1903 wedding between a Mr James Andrews and Miss Rosa Gough in Weston-Super-Mare - thought to be the first time a car was used for as wedding transport in Britain.
The 1897 British built Daimler Wagonette dates from the very earliest days of motoring when the phrase 'Horseless carriage' was very apt. Its rudimentary 2 cylinder petrol engine only produced 6.5hp giving a top speed of only 11.6mph.
The car featured cart wheels with solid tyres, a metal rod that functioned as a 'hand' brake, leather mud flaps and cart springs...and the brakes were rubber blocks that gripped the tyres.