Perhaps resident Packard expert Tim Martin can fill in the details on this sharp Packard Police car. The car belonged to the St Louis Metro Police Deptartment in the 1920s.
Road conditions in the US in the early days of the automobile were truly primitive. These photos show the testing of a device called the American Traction Ring. The ring looks to be half the diameter of the rear wheel. The company was located in White Plains, New York. Can any of our readers identify the…
In the late 1920s the Neway Auto Wash Bowl was built in Chicago in 1924 by The Newway Auto Cleaning & Service Corp. The car was first run around in the pool of water to flush mud and dirt off of the undercarriage. It was then driven up into a stall and the car was washed in…
Long before the Segway was invented, these US Post office workers in 1917 were equipp-ed with these unique little motorized scooters.
A c.1911 Flying Merkel twin cylinder motorcycle featuring a large headlight with the acetylene tank mounted onto the handlebars right behind it. The exposed belt drive is visible on the side by the riders leg.
A Modern Art cover on the New Yorker Magazine shows the the Automobile is an integral part of High Society. On a lighter note artist John Held Jr. pokes fun at the driving skills of one of the liberated “flappers” of the 1920s.
Auto racing ChampionTommy Milton in 1926 in his Packard road car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The first photo is autographed for Col. Jessie Vincent, the Packard chief engineer. This appears to be the same Packard in the previous photo of Milton and his son from yesterdays post.