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Testing…..Testing

This photo was brought to our attention after the recent post on the plane and the car shown ready for take-off.  Zeke Meyer was a racing driver and this car could very well have been his racing car, as in the earlier post you can see the Sunoco signage on it’s side. I would assume…

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Very conservative

The words “Mercer raceabout” don’t usually conjure up conservative images. We tend to think of speedy T heads and daring drivers. But here we have a very conservative 1922 Mercer L head roadster and golfer that seem fit for each other.

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Traction Action

Road conditions in the US in the early days of the automobile were truly primitive. These photos show the testing of a device called the American Traction Ring. The ring looks to be half the diameter of the rear wheel. The company was located in White Plains, New York. Can any of our readers identify the…

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Scrub-A-Dub-Model T In A Tub.

In the late 1920s the Neway Auto Wash Bowl was built in Chicago in 1924 by The Newway Auto Cleaning & Service Corp. The car was first run around in the pool of water to flush mud and dirt off of the undercarriage. It was then driven up into a stall and the car was washed in…

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Model T Mecca

White’s Garage, where!?  West Ossipee, NH does not initially look probable for a thriving Ford garage.  Being on the main trunk road from the Boston area to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, though, it did prosper during the Model T era.  This was also home to the Model T “snowmobile” kit, although you wouldn’t know it…

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