Engine Rebuilding

Words And Photography By Steven G Maurer

Tom Heckman Rolls Royce

On a brilliant fall day this past September, 43 members of the Friends of Ancient Road Transportation paid a visit to Nemours Mansion and Gardens, the 222-acre estate in Wilmington, Delaware, built by the early 20th-century businessman, financier and philanthropist Alfred I. du Pont. Nemours Mansion and Gardens, which reopened in 2008 after a 39 million renovation, was a stunning setting for the pre-World War I automobiles vehicles that had come from as far away as California, Florida, Canada,...