Richard Gebert and Elke Treder start on the oldest car for this year's Ennstal-Classic.
It is a monster with a huge capacity of 14,5 ltr. from 1918 - an American LaFrance.
American LaFrance (ALF) was a constructor of cars for fire brigades and rescue in Summerville, South-Carolina (USA). In 1873 the LaFrance Manufacturing company was established. It produced handpumps and steam engines. The first motorised fire brigade cars from 1910 had a 4-barrel engine built by Simplex. But in the same year the switch to the own engines happened. In 1903 the company built approximately 10 to 15 cars.