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The Chicago Avenue Garage Bathed in Light

A very shiny 1937 Buick noses out the door in this undated photo after apparently getting “the works” at the Chicago Avenue Garage. We at The Old Motor find this image very attractive and quite representative of the time. The headlights, neon signage and ornate “Red Crown” lamps all contribute to it’s appeal. We invite…

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Essence of the Essen Techno-Classica

Today we have coverage of another great European show from our young friend Pavel Novitski from London, England. You might recall seeing some of his earlier work here on The Old Motor (scroll down) of  both the 2012 Windsor Castle Show and Regent Street Motorshow. This time our intrepid correspondent traveled to Essen, Germany to cover Techno-Classica, the…

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Just Rollin’ Along on Firestones

That’s exactly what Jules Verne Allen was doing when he posed for his portrait at this Firestone Service Station in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his faithful terrier, Jerry sometime in the early 1930s.  Throughout his career, Allen made the claim that he was the original singing cowboy performing long before stars like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers became well…

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The Kaiser-Frazer Go Round

In the post WWII era, the pent up demand for new automobiles encouraged newcomers to the industry to dive in with both feet. Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser was one whose wartime production experience made him especially well suited to take on the challenge. He had revolutionized the building of cargo ships during the war by…

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