DID YOU KNOW - Interesting Facts
DID YOU KNOW
Almost all of the artwork on this site has an interesting fact attached to it.
To read it in the galleries, click on the icon next to the image.
All the information has been taken from various sites on the internet which are too numerous to be listed here but to which I am most grateful.
This is the full collection brought all into one place for you:

1903 De Dion Bouton - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
1903 DE DION BOUTON
This was a very popular car in its day and is still popular in the annual London to Brighton race. This is a two-cylinder 1,728 cc, type S car. The model Q has been featured on the popular Top Gear TV programme.
Austin 7 - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
AUSTIN 7 1933 BOX SALOON
The Austin 7 was B.M.C's first car and designed by Sir Herbert Austin. Approximately 10.000 Austin 7s have survived worldwide. This car was produced from 1922 to 1939 and was originally designed by Sir Herbert Austin, later Lord Austin whom the car is named after.
Hillman Minx - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
HILLMAN MINX
This is the Hillman Minx series lll A with the new crome grill. Also known as the Sunbeam Minx and Humber 80. The Hillman Minx series was produced from 1932-1970.
Model T Ford - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
1915 MODEL T ROADSTER
The factory price in 1915 for this car was $440. It has a 20 horsepower engine at 1600 rpm, was affectionately known as "Tin Lizzie ", and was discontinued in 1927.
The Shew - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
THE SHEW
It was designed by a Mr. T.H. Parker who designed cars from as early as 1897 and this car, the second prototype, has a pivoting chassis with provided four-wheel steering. It has a 14hp twin cylinder Forman engine, and was once owned by the Marquis of Londonderry.
1968 Mustang - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
FORD MUSTANG
This 1968 car's 250 cubic inch, six cylinder engine produced 155 horsepower.
The Spirit of Ecstacy - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
THE SPIRIT OF ECSTACY
Originally the "Spirit of Speed", the "Spirit of Ecstasy" first appeared on the top of a Rolls-Royce radiator in 1911 and was designed by Charles Sykes. This emblem is also known as "Nelly in her Nightie" and was originally silver plated until 1914 but most are now stainless steel.
1976 Chevy Stingray Spitfire - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
CHEVROLET STINGRAY
The owner of this beautiful car lives in Ohio USA and I can do no better than quote his own words: "...that's My Stingray all right! Looks wonderful! You've done a fantastic job of it. I love the way you have done the landscape too. It's in rather a minimalistic style and adds to the image of the car perfectly.
1905 Stanley Steamer Vintage Car - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
1905 STANLEY STEAMER VINTAGE CAR
William Mc Kinley, once president of the United States of America, was the first president to ever have ridden in a car. While he may not have owned the 1905 version he did ride in a version very similar to this one. The Stanley Steamer was included in the White House's first fleet of cars.
Stagshaw - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
STAGSHAW
I have always had a passion for trains, as my father was a train driver. He would often take me to the sheds to look at them and I was allowed to climb into the cabin as a child, which was always exciting.
Beamish Floral Tea Cup and Saucer - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
BEAMISH TEA CUP AND SAUCER
Tea drinking goes a long way back. In 1662 when King Charles ll married Catherine Braganza of Portugal she apparently brought with her a casket of tea. She is known as England's first ever Queen to drink tea.
Common Blue Butterfly - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
COMMON BLUE BUTTERFLY
The wingspan of this little beauty is 2.7-3.4cms. Its flight period is from April-October with 2-3 broods per year.
Orange Tip Butterfly - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
ORANGE TIP BUTTERFLY
The wingspan of this little beauty is 3.5-4.5Cms. Its flight period is from May-July with onlt 1 brood per year.
Peacock Butterfly - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
PEACOCK BUTTERFLY
The wingspan of this little beauty is 5.5-6cms. Its flight period is is late June to October with only 1-2 broods per year.
Red Admiral Butterfly - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
RED ADMIRAL BUTTERFLY
The wingspan of this little beauty is 5-6cms. Its flight period is from Jult-October with 2-3 broods per year.
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
SMALL TORTOISESHELL BUTTERFLY
The wingspan of this little beauty is 4-5cms. Its flight period is May-September with 2-3 broods per year.
Swallowtail Butterfly - artwork by Edith Kavanagh Steel
SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY
The wingspan of this little beauty is 6-8cms. Its flight period is from April - October with 2-3 broods per year.
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