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The Chicagoan, a Sports Car by Triplex Industries

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A model showing the custom interior of the “Chicagoan” at the Chicago Auto Show, March 13, 1954. A little over three years ago the press photo at the bottom of this post was found showing the Chicagoan’s debut at the Chicago Auto Show in the Windy City on March 13, 1954. That image shows model…

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Sunday in the Park Concours – Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

Lime Rock Park’s Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance, a Northeastern institution, was held last weekend on September 1; it attracted 224 vehicles in 29 classes. After the judging of a field filled with outstanding cars was completed, a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 owned by Peter Sachs, won the Best of Show award. When new,…

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* Up Dated * A Few More Automotive Oddities to Ponder

Today, like last Saturday, we have an assortment of interesting photos from a network of friends in Europe who like vehicles that are unusual and a bit off the beaten track. The little three-wheeled car above is a Microbo that was powered by a 125cc engine; it appears that it was made in Milan, Italy, for a…

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Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. – A Buick, Chevrolet and Pontiac Dealer

Earlier in the week we posted a pair of photos from the Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. in Oxford, Ohio. Thanks to reader tinindian we found out that Max Ziliox bought the operation in 1925. Later on during the early thirties Zilox was handling both the Studebaker and the Rockne. At some point later on the dealership started…

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Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. – A Buick, Chevrolet and Pontiac Dealer

Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. Oxford, Ohio 1947. The Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. was located in Southwestern Ohio, in the City of Oxford, which is the home of Miami University. This set of photos was taken during 1947 at the Buick, Chevrolet and Buick agency there and shows the staff above posing with a current…

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Seen On the Streets of Portland, Maine

Woodfords Corner Portland, Maine, May 12, 1947. The photo above shows the scene on May 12, 1947, at Woodfords Corner in Portland, Maine. Something must have been going on at the time when the photo was taken as a policeman is at the corner with a sign and is directing oncoming traffic from Forest Street that has…

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Route 66 Photos from the Joe Sonderman Collection

Here are a pair of interesting photos from the Joe Sonderman Collection and hopefully we can help him identify some of the vehicles in the photographs. The Weight Station above was on Route 66 somewhere in Franklin County, Missouri. The officer’s car appears to be a 1942 Chevrolet, but what can our readers tell us about…

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