Car Game, The
Updated: Dec 27, 2022
The Car Game, Pepys Series Card Game
First Published: 1961, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Barry Rowe
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
The pack consists of 12 Car-Class cards, 2 each of the 6 different classes of cars featured in the game (Racing, Sports, Record Breaking, Luxury, Touring,Vintage/Veteran) 2 Bluebird cards and 30 Trio cards, each showing 3 examples of the 6 classes in a different order.
The Car Games cards: Car Class Cards, Racing, Sports, Record, Luxury, Touring, Vintage/Veteran and a Bluebird card.
Barry Rowe, the artist who painted the designs for the cards, is highly regarded as an illustrator and automotive artist. His career has spanned illustration, advertising art direction and today he concentrates on his work as a fine artist. In addition to his work for Pepys he has produced original artwork for Louis Vuitton, Royal Mail, Royal Doulton, Royal Caribbean Lines and the Pebble Beach Concours. There is a short interview with him on teacards.com and his own website is barryrowe.com.
The vehicles featured are:
On the Class Cards:
Racing - Cooper
Sports - Jaguar
Record Breaking - Railton Special
Luxury - Rolls-Royce
Touring - Ford Zodiac
Vintage/Veteran - Vintage Bentley
On the Trio cards:
Racing - Lotus G.P., Scarab G.P. (U.S.A.), Ferrari G.P. Rear Engine (Italy), B.R.M. G.P., Porsche G.P. (Germany).
Sports - Porsche 1600 (Germany), Sunbeam Alpine, Triumph T.R.3, Aston Martin G.T., Lancia (Italy).
Record Breaking - Thunderbolt 1938, Sunbeam 1927, Jamais Contente 1899 (France), "Babs" Higham Special 1927, Bluebird 1935.
Luxury - Facel Vega (France), Daimler Majestic, Bentley Continental, Alvis, Cadillac (U.S.A.).
Touring - Citroen D.S. 19 (France), Mercedes 220 S (Germany), Vauxhall Cresta, Hillman Minx, Standard Vanguard.
Vintage/Veteran - 1920 Vauxhall Velox, 1930 Bugatti Royale (France), 1906 6 H.P. Rover, 1922 "Bull-Nose" Morris Cowley, 1910 Rolls-Royce.
Game & Version Details
The Car Game - Card Back
The Car Game - Rules Front
The Car Game - Rules Back
The definitions of "Veteran" and "Vintage are given.
Broadly the same definitions are still used, for the precise current definitions see The National Motor Museum.
The Car Game - Box Back
The Car Game - Box Top
The Car Game - Box Side Left
The Car Game - Box Base
The Car Game - Box Side Right
The Car Game - Box Back With Flap