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The NXI – A Nash Metropolitan Concept Car

* Updated * Be sure to read Robert D. Cunningham’s comment below giving the full details of the development NXI and the introduction of the Metropolitan in 1954. The Nash NXI (Nash Experimental International) dream car served as an inspiration for the Nash Metropolitan, it is reported to have been designed by William J. Flajole in…

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A British Pathe News Clip – The Non Skid Tyre At Last?

* Updated * We do not know any of the background information about what brand of tire is being promoted here, but it is definitely not the first NonSkid tire to be made. The only thing certain about it is what was observed by watching the video which does clearly show two things: The tire tread…

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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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Early Steam Cars Featured at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

1907 White Model G In total contrast to the twenty-two Ferrari Testarosta’s exhibited at Pebble Beach and the Ferrari Best of Show win there this year, there was a special class just for early steam cars. The well-known Stanley and White steam cars were both on display along with a couple of steamers rarely seen today…

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The Road To Pebble Beach from the Petersen Museum

You can follow along in the video below as Chief Curator Leslie Kendall and Collection Manager Dana Williamson show and tell us about the Museum’s 1929 Model C Ruxton Roadster and their efforts to prepare it for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is one of four cars that the Museum is bringing to…

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The Art Smith Baby Cars Travel To Japan

Earlier in the year we did a feature article titled: Art Smith – The Life and Times of The Comet. That post tells the story of Smith building his first airplane at the age of fifteen, his career as a stunt pilot, and a trip to Japan in 1916 with his plane, crew and drivers of his baby racing…

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