A Ralli car is a traditional type of horse-drawn cart, named after the Ralli family.
The vehicle was commonly used as a general run-around for families. With two or four wheels there is back-to-back seating with space under the seats for luggage or shopping bags and often outward curving sides.
In 1814 there were around 60,000 private vehicles in regular use and by 1900 this figure had risen to 500,000. By the 1930s this form of transport was beginning to be phased out due to many differing factors, not least the popularity of the ‘new’ motor car.
Now, there is a great move to collect and restore any original vehicle found hiding away in barns, sheds and garages. It is also good to see many more people taking up driving as a hobby.