Beautiful vehicle, which I’m sure some of you will be able to identify, at Larne, Co. Antrim.

Thanks to Niall McAuley, we now have an exact location for this photo on Chaine Memorial Road, right opposite the Chaine Memorial, a lighthouse replica of an Irish Round Tower erected in memory of James Chaine, a former M.P. for Larne…

One of our NLI Facebook people has identified the gentleman with the impressive moustache in the front seat as Larne hotelier, Henry McNeill, and also reports that this vehicle was said to be Larne’s first motor vehicle. We came across McNeill’s Hotel in Larne before

Following much discussion below on the make and model of the car, the final word has gone to Bob Montgomery 2012, and this is definitely a Daimler Wagonette, circa 1899/1900.

Date: 1899

NLI Ref.: L_ROY_06169