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Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick Drives a Simplex – Crane


This is the sixth and final part in a series showing the automobiles that Peter Christian Wick drove during his career as a chauffeur between the years of 1906 and 1931. In the last installment Wick was driving for Mr. Albert H. Wiggin, who was the chairman of the Chase Bank in New York City….

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Santa Clara Valley Model T Club Meet at San Jose History Park


By Steve Natale:  On Sunday, September 14, 2014, the past came alive at History Park in San Jose, California at a meet hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Club and History San Jose for pre-World War II vehicles. The streets were filled with cars from the first part of the 20th century, parked in front of buildings from…

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Pride of Ownership – Family Photos with a 1909 Model T Ford

1909 Model T Ford Touring Car

After having started the manufacture of the two cylinder Model A in 1903, a four cylinder Model B in 1904, the six cylinder Model K in 1906, Henry Ford produced the well-known small four cylinder Models N, R and S. Ford next developed and brought to market the car that would put America on wheels and make him and…

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The 2014 Hampton Court Palace Concours of Elegance


The 2014 Hampton Court Palace Concours of Elegance was held on September 5-7, 2014 at the historic Hampton Court Palace. It was the third in a series of Concours on the grounds of a Royal Palace, the first in 2012 was at Windsor Castle and last year the event was held at St. James Palace….

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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….

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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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A Mystery Car Identified – A 1909 Ricketts Model F


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…

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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…

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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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