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The Boomershine Motor Company Repair Shop

Anyone in business will tell you that it pays to have a company name that customers will remember. We think that the Boomershine Motors moniker illustrates the point perfectly . Here we have a day-in-the-life shot dated September 27, 1948 from the Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers of a ’48 Silver Streak Pontiac on the lube rack, albeit…

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The Gardner Pasadena Sales Company

The Gardner Pasadena Sales Company was located at 163 West Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. and is shown here in this 1927 photo. The Gardner company built a well regarded and conventional car in St. Louis, MO., starting in 1920 and as with many other makers, ceased operations in 1931 as the Great Depression settled…

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Detroit Auburn – Cord Sales and Service

By the time these photos were taken (we’re guessing it was around 1929 or 1930) the Indiana upstart, Auburn, had already been building quality cars for more than 25 years. Here they have invaded Michigan and these reputable looking gentlemen are hawking their two lines of cars right in the “Big Three’s” backyard, Detroit. Aside…

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Reason Buick in Springfield, Illinois

The results of postwar new car buying fever is very much in evidence in the number of late model sedans seen here at used car department of Reason Buick in Springfield, Illinois. Although there’s one lone Nash peeking around the building in the middle of the above shot, everything else on the lot, in the…

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A Pair of Postwar Packards

Glen S. Cook & Son, Commercial Photographers of Albany, New York were practicing their craft on these big top-of-the-line 23rd Series 1949 Custom Eight sedans, very possibly at the L.R. Mack Agency, in these undated photographs. Mack had been the distributor for Packard automobiles in Albany, N.Y. and the surrounding territory for many years, opening up…

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