Today’s feature images were taken for entertainment pieces and published in the “San Antonio Light” newspaper (1881 to 1992). The lead image contains an early Model “A” Ford roadster which was driven by Duke Borden in a Jalopy Derby road race held in January of 1941. Borden and his Ford are shown airborne after cresting a hill at speed on the track located in a gravel pit near the Seguin Highway on the eastern side of San Antonio, Texas.
We like dogs, and vintage photos of them at The Old Motor and in the expandable image below are Officer JR Spence and “Queenie” the San Antonio Police Department mascot. The picture was taken in September of 1936 of the driver’s compartment in a wood-framed police truck van body. Hopefully a reader can identify the maker of the chassis based on the appearance of the controls.
Share with us what you find of interest in the photographs courtesy of the University of Texas at San Antonio.