New Leader

Here's what I have gleaned on the car from the internet It was built from 1905 - 1909 by Charles Binks Ltd. Apsley, Nottingham (1905 - 1906). Binks was later famous for the Binks carburetor but had been a bicycle maker since 1901. The car was later called the New Leader (1906 - 1909). First cars were conventional 10/12 hp two-seaters with 4 separately-cast cylinders. and shaft drive. In addition there was a 14 hp tourer and motor hansom. New Leaders for '06 were a 10/20 hp and a 20/30 hp 4 cylinder. There was also a 60 hp V8 listed but "little was heard of it". For the last two years a 12/16 hp four was built. (The New Encyclopedia of Motor Cars, Georgano) Aspley works were in Peveril St Nottingham as far as I can tell (the web turned up a a cigar company at the works until 1897)
Mail article
"Car enthusiast seeks info on rare vehicle
By Ian Boydon
A VINTAGE car enthusiast is seeking information from Burton residents about a rare vehicle he is restoring. Owen Parker bought the shell of a 'New Leader' car - estimated at being around 100 years old - last year, and is hoping to restore it to its former glory. However, in order to do so, he needs more information about the car and, if possible, photographs of what it would have looked like when new. So far, all his enquiries have drawn a blank and he is hoping that Mail readers can help him solve the mystery. The vehicle, which was built in Nottingham and classed as a motor dray, was originally registered in Burton in 1908 by a William Shotton, who lived in St Peter's Street, Stapenhill. Mr Parker said: "We are looking for anyone who has information or photographs about the New Leader. "We have looked on the internet and in Burton Library, but have not been able to find anything." Anyone who may have information about the New Leader vehicle, or about the late Mr Shotton, can help Mr Parker by telephoning him on 01623 752412 or by e-mailing "
Advert from 1906 Autocar
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Scan from The Complete Cataloque of British Cars,
Culshaw and Horrobain
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