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Stanley Model F

A 1906 or early 1907 Stanley model F touring, with a 1907 VT plate registered to John S. Patrick of Burlington, VT. Mr. Patrick did not have the car steamed up when the photo was taken (by Mr. Homer Locke), because we can see the throttle is wide open — the lever on the steering…

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The Power Of The Hour

A very nice ad displaying the Rochester-Duesenberg walking beam engine, copyrighted 1919. The engine (above) followed after the Duesenberg Brothers sold the rights to the Rochester Motors Co. to manufacture a production version of the early eight-valve racing engine. The engines where used by assembled car makers and ended up being installed in the following makes;…

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The Butler Car

Edward Butler first began designing this tri-car when he was only 18 years old. Three years later in 1884 he took out a provisional patent on his invention which specified – “A petroleum tricycle or small automobile carriage since it is not provided with auxiliary pedalling gear and was fitted with a comfortable seat and…

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Winter driving

Winter driving is not for everyone, but it has been around since cars first hit the roads. Here’s a 1912 Stutz touring that’s come back in after what looks like a good winter run. There is muck on just about every surface visible except the driver’s seat. And imagine trying to steer with those loaded…

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Flower Car

Automobiles were ornately decorated  for early parades and the majority of them were covered with either flowers or greenery. This one is quite well designed and unique. I am guessing that they may have a shovel-nosed, early air-cooled Franklin hiding under all of the decorations or possibly a Renault. This thought is based on the curved front…

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