Conclusion

Charles Watney and Mrs. Herbert Lloyd wrote in the introduction of India for the Motorist: A guide for the Tourist and Resident that “motoring in India is a most enjoyable pastime, but there do exist minor drawbacks . . .. But all these drawbacks are as nothing compared with the supreme pleasures derivable from motoring.” This quote most certainly holds true for the Major and his family. Their cars allowed them to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B,’ to explore various regions of India, and to travel through the Scottish countryside.

The Major and his family toured India during a pivotal time in history. The Major’s 40th Pathan regiment had experienced tumultuous times, including the Indian Mutiny, British control, World War I, and its distinguished legacy continues through today.

Nothing is known about the Major after his photograph album ends in 1920, but the story of the automobile continues.