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*Updated* The Sunday Edition No. XII – Times Square – Daytona Beach – VSCC Herefordshire Trials – A North Dakota Mystery

Smoking Camel Cigarette billboard in Times Square

Reader Frank Sims sent in this colorized version of the photo (above) taken during 1943 in New York City by Farm Security Administration photographer John F. Vachon. Frank is hopeful that our readers can identify the maker of the transit buses. The image shows the famous Smoking Camel Cigarette billboard in Times Square that was designed by Douglas Leigh and…

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Arch Tuckett’s Midget Speedcar – East Sydney, Australia

Antique Midget Racing car in Australia

Not much is known about this attractive little speedster other than it has been attributed as having been owned by Arch Tuckett, the photos were taken in 1934, and it used an American Henderson four-cylinder motorcycle engine. The location of the chassis and axle repair shop it is in front of was located on Williams…

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The Rare Chrysler Town and County Barrel Back Estate Wagons

1942 Chrysler Barrel Back Town and County Estate Wagon

A 1942 Chrysler Barrel Back Town and County Estate Wagon. By Steve Natale:  Chrysler is famous for their wood-paneled Town and County models, with the well-known nameplate appearing on many different vehicles for decades. Most collectors are familiar with the wood-bodied Town and County sedan and convertible produced from 1946 to 1948, but many have never…

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Repair Row – Montclair, New Jersey

A Mercer Raceabout, Model T Ford Speedster and a Stutz Touring car in Montclair, New Jersey. Many towns and cities usually have an area where older or inexpensive new buildings are located that cater to industrial uses and the service trades. This circa early-1920s photo courtesy of Charles Heyer shows what appears to be one of…

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The National Automotive School, Los Angeles, California

National Auto School 1926 vintage street scene

This pair of photos shows the National Automotive School that was located at 4006 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, in a large building topped with some very impressive signage (the building has not survived). The image above is circa 1926, and shows an excellent view of the front of the learning establishment which also…

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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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