Saturday, August 30, 2008

Princess Elisabeth of Liechtenstein loves her cars

August 31, 1907

Princess Elisabeth of Liechtenstein has a "motor craze." She has, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times, 31 cars and no horses. She is described as one of the "most enthhusiastic motorist of all the imperial women." At her castle in southwestern Hungary, Elisabeth has converted the former stables into garages, and the stable boys and groomsmen are gaining new skills in auto mechanics and are also being trained as chauffeurs. The former Archduchess of Austria is the niece of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1903, she married Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. They have a son, Franz Joseph, who turned a year old on August 16,

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