In Hazzard County
Wow! This is amazing car which very few has a running steam engine. I'm amazed with this restoration he made. Kudos!
About Stanley Steamers
The Stanley Brothers began manufacturing the steam car in Newton, Massachusetts from 1898. Until the self-starting petrol car was introduced in 1914, steam-powered cars were in fact more popular than petrol cars. In 1919 a Stanley Steamer broke the world steam record by reaching a speed of 126 mph. Eventually, petrol engines became more advanced and easier to run, and steam cars simply went out of fashion. In 1924, the Stanley Brothers ceased prodcution; one year later, Henry Ford sold his 1 millionth petrol car.
The car in this video was built in 1919. It has a detachable hood, weighs two tons and is painted racing green. The steam car uses an internal boiler, heated by a petrol/diesel mix, to run a steam engine. The car sounds exactly like a steam train when it accelerates, before reaching the breakneck speeds of 30mph. Not very many Stanleys exist today.
Peter Coles has been an engineer all his life, and takes a passionate interest in steam power. He drives scheduled steam trains in Poland as a hobby. At his Hertfordshire home he restored a whole traction engine, which he later sold for something a little less ungainly. He bought the Stanley steam car as a wreck and spent two years restoring it to full working order. He often takes the car to steam fairs and carnivals, and hires it out for weddings