Updated – This interesting postcard image via Fill’erup was taken in Los Angeles at Charlie Judd’s Pennant Oil & Grease and Perfection Gasoline Station circa 1915. It appears that Perfection Gasoline was Pennant’s house brand and was selling for 12-cents a gallon at the time.
We have not had a mystery photo in some time and this image will serve perfectly for one, as one of the two cars might be a bit of work identify. The appearance of the touring car with the gas headlamps and the add-on spring starter might lead you to believe it was produced by an automaker that was a household name. Investigation appears to rule that out, and it apparently is a look-a-like by an unknown automaker.
The more modern touring car on the right-hand side with electric headlamps will be less difficult to identify. You have until Wednesday morning to tell us what make these two cars are, and add whatever else you know about them. Any further information about Pennant Oil & Grease, Perfection Gasoline or Charlie Judd, is also welcome.
Update – The top photo (below) shows a good side view of a circa 1913 Cole touring car. The lower photo (below) contains the front half of a 1915 Oakland.
Only Ariejan Bos was able to identify the pair of cars. Chris Paulsen, Robbie Marenzi, Mark Dawber, Al Brass, Edwin Hayslip, and Anders were all able to identify the 1915 Oakland.