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Going Slow on Daytona Beach

A stately Packard landaulet rolls along the sands at Daytona Beach. This is a 1908 model 30 (UA) with cross flow radiator and 1908 Ohio plate. We have no idea what time of year this was taken, but the ladies appear to be enjoying a leisurely top-down day. Photo from the Robert C. Laurens collection,…

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Happy 150th

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the road up Mt. Washington. If you have never driven it, you must make it a point to do so. It is a great lesson in history, and is thrilling beyond words.  This post card view with a Pierce-Arow is of the 5 mile turn…

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Big Steam

A photo dating to the 1920’s showing a 1912 Stanley model 87 seven passenger touring in New Hampshire. This was one of the largest passenger cars Stanley ever built, using a 30hp engine and an aluminum skinned body. There are only three surviving examples of this vehicle out of 17 manufactured in 1912, this being…

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Tropical Transportation

This photograph which has been in my possession over 20 years remains a mystery. We believe the car to be a Brasier, c. 1907 with Roi des Belges body, but there is nothing on the photograph itself shedding any light on the location or people we see. I read years ago that Brasier figured prominently…

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A Very Sporty Lozier Briarcliff

A very handsome Lozier Briarcliff , circa 1910, pauses briefly to be photographed in 1912 on the road to the lake, in South Poland, Maine. This Lozier is featuring a set of Solar-clipse magnifying lens headlamps. Might this be Mr. Ricker, whose earlier Lozier we looked at filled with young women? The Briarcliff was and remains a…

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1912 Packard

Two great photos of an impressive Packard, taken in Camp Dix, NJ c. 1917. Packard introduced the “Dominant Six” in 1912, and this seven passenger touring is a model 48. The car has acetylene headlamps of the type Packard used on model 30’s from 1909 through 1912, and kerosene cowl lights. By 1913, Packard had…

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