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Australian Pioneer

Donald James Harkness was a pioneer in the Australian automotive and aeronautical industries, a racing driver and also record breaker. He was born in Leichhardt, NSW in December 1898. On leaving school he became an apprentice in general engineering. At the age of 20 he secured employment at J. C. Hillier’s garage at Drummoyne and…

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Maxwell Factory Racer

A 1910 Maxwell factory race car driven by Tommy Costello. The Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company had built a state of the art factory in New Castle, Indiana in 1907. This photo was taken at the New Castle Fairgrounds Speedway in 1910. Gene Ingram who kindly shares this great photo from his collection with us mentions that he has found newspaper…

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Early Postcards

This photo shows a White Steamer sitting out in front of a photgraphers shop as an advertising piece in Marine City, Michigan. Postcard photographers were at many spots were early motorists enjoyed their new machines and touring. The picture postcard was the perfect thing to send home or to friends to show off your car…

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Rumley Oil Pull…..

A very nice image of a Rumely 15-30 Single Cylinder kerosene burning tractor taken during 1912. This photo appears to be take somewhere out in the Plains States during the big expansion westward. I have seen one of these running in person and they literally shake the ground.

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