1915 Carden Monocar manual

Thanks to Geoffrey Horton who is the Grand son of George Ward in the UK and Holzapfel in the States.
He supplied me with scans of an orginal Carden Manual from 1915.

The Carden Monocar - brochure cover
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Hello Austin,
You will see that I have posted a message on the VSCC Forum.
This is an intriguing connexion with Geoffrey Horton.
I am in touch with the Carden family, who have published a geneological book. I also took my car to the last international Carden Family Meeting in 2008. I am assisting Anthony Carteledge in his book on the history of the cars.
I would be most grateful if you would put me in touch with Geoffrey Horton, or put him in touch with me.
Cheers, Gerry.

I have been researching the AV Monocar and, amongst my finds, I have a 1914 Carden Monocar manual. This covers 5 models and I will gladly e-mail a copy to you if it is of interest.

I am in touch with the Avey family and Geoffrey Horton might be interested to know that the daughter of Frederick Max Avey (of Ward & Avey) is still alive and has recently moved into a care home in Farnham - the birthplace of the Carden Monocar.

George Holzapfel, co. designer and driver of the Carden was my uncle. Approximately in 1967 when Beaulieu Motor Museum was only huts in a field, my father Rudolf Holzapfel (who used to watch his brothers George and Arthur race at Brooklands),showed me a Carden car ca. 1915 in one of the Beaulieu huts. This obviously has since been sold off, surely the museum will keep records of where it went if indeed one is interested in viewingan original.

Hi There.
My Mom who passed away last year was Pauline Ward Holzapfel Horton. Her sisters were Mary Ward of England who died several years ago and Peggy Tilp still living in New Jersey. George changed his last name to Ward when he enlisted in the British Army in WWI and back to Ward when he moved to USA and lived in Palos Verdes, Calif 1927
Arthur Holzapfel was my grand father. Lived in Southern California until his passing. Does that make us relitives :-)

Hi Geoffrey, I believe we are second cousins. Mary ward was my cousin, daughter of Arthur, I knew her very well and she visited me several times here in Winchester, England. Arthur was the favourite of my father's ten brother and sisters and in his youth, Arthur had a small garage/workshop in Holland Park London which was still in it's original state some thirty years ago! I visited George in Los Angeles about 35 years ago, his wife was called Concha. Arthur's siblings were called: Julia, Rudolf, Dolly, George, Hilda, Pearl, Theodore, Bertie, the other two will come to mind if it is of interest to you!
Best wishes, Felix

My grandfather, George McMillan, was a passenger in a Carden car that participated in the London to Edinburgh trial, possibly in 1921. The driver was a Mr Lloyd. I am trying to find out more details about this event, even possibly a photograph. Can anyone help?

Regards Cherry K

Hi my name is Rob, while researching the history of Capt. Henry [Harry] Butler I came across a few photos of him driving a cycle car. On doing some homework I found it be a Carden single seat Cycle car which he had named Toothpick. It was registered PA7519 presumably in Scotland as he was a fighting instructor at Turnberry during WW1 during 1917 to the end of the war with the Royal Flying Corps. We have his Bristol Monoplane M1C housed in a museum at Minlaton on Yorke Peninsula South Australia. It is the only remaining Aircraft of its type in the world, although there are 3 replicas in existence
As we are doing a rewrite of the booklet "The Harry Butler Story" for historic First Air Mail Flight over water in the Southern Hemisphere for the Centenary on the 6th Aug 2019 I was wondering if you could add anything to the history by way of information or photos or stories that we could use in the booklet. I am looking forward with interest to hearing from you.
Regards
Rob Searle
2 Hawk Road
Port Vincent
South Australia 5581

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