An Entertaining & Informative Vintage Automobile Internet Magazine

Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick Drives a Packard and a Stutz

1916 Stutz Bulldog Touring Car

This is the fifth post in a series covering the automobiles that Peter Christian Wick operated during his career as a professional chauffeur. Wick drove in the New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut areas for four different men in the early 1900s. This pair of automobiles was the last of the cars that he drove for Mr….

Read More

*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…

Read More

A Mystery Car Identified – A 1909 Ricketts Model F

mys1

Recently the photo above was posted here on The Old Motor as a mystery car with the only known information about it being a caption on the back of the photo stating the following: Joe Ricketts – Mr. Milnes Uncle in derby. The man in the back seat of the car is his father. Joe Ricketts…

Read More

Evansville Indiana Purchases a Motorized Patrol Wagon

1915 Cadillac Police Patrol Wagon

By Lieutenant Dan DeYoung:  The Evansville Indiana Police Department is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and I am on the committee that is creating a commemorative yearbook. This entailed digging through our archives of old photographs.This image shows the first Motorized Patrol Wagon the City purchased. Department folklore claimed it was a Ford Model T, but being knowledgeable…

Read More

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,…

Read More

* 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…

Read More

* Up Dated * A Few Automotive Oddities to Ponder

Thanks to a number friends that we have made in Europe, today we present you with three automobiles that are a bit off the beaten track. Little is known about any of them so if you can fill in any of the details about these vehicles please send us a comment. The propellor-driven car above…

Read More

The Klaxon Horn – The X-Ray of Sound

           What appears to be the first Klaxon Horn introduced during 1908 After recently viewing advertisements showing a number of the different models of Klaxon horns that were available in the early to mid-1930s, it appeared that tracing the origin of the horn back to its roots could prove to be…

Read More

Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick and a pair of Delaunay-Belleville Limousines

Peter Christian Wick posing with a Delaunay-Belleville collapsible town car This is the forth post in a series covering the automobiles that Peter Christian Wick operated during his career as a professional chauffeur; he drove in the New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut areas in the early 1900s. This set of photos show two different Delaunay-Belleville…

Read More