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The New 1934 Ford….

When the new 1934 Ford V8s for 1934 were announced, acting mayor of Detroit John W. Smith was first on hand to get one. The first one off of the line was delivered to him by Mr. Hettche, of the Hettche Motor Sales Co.  Mr. Mack on the right was a Ford Motor Co. branch…

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The Modern Garage

We called this the Modern Garage because we can see that they have electricity which at the time not all repair shops did. Look closely and you can see the two wires running thru ceramic insulators and a single hanging light bulb. The car on the left is either a 1905 0r 1906 Winton four…

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Early service

In the earliest days of motoring, options for repair service were quite limited. Blacksmiths often worked on early cars (and made license plates before state issued plates came out). Here are a couple of smithys that probably worked on a few autos, and a repair shop that welcomed steamers. Note that the steam repairman still…

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