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Happy New Year to all on the Old Motor Eighth Anniversary

First off the Editor would like to wish all of our readers and friends around the world a happy and healthy New Year. Today is also the eighth anniversary of The Old Motor as the website heads into its ninth year of publication. Traditionally the beginning of the New Year is also the time when an informal “Town Meeting” is published to share any news with the readers about the future of the site and to ask all of you for your input.

Secondly, there are no changes planned for The Old Motor, and it will be published in its present form for the foreseeable future. Although there are three things I would like to make all readers aware of the following:

Thousands of readers access the website through the weekly Newsletter, and a number of you do not realize that the site is updated daily six-days a week. So I’d like to take this occasion to let all of you know that you can visit The Old Motor daily to view the coverage as it is posted.

Our morning posting time has changed from eight o’clock in the morning to between nine AM to as late as noontime on occasion, although the change means that early morning readers will be reading yesterdays posting. The reason for this necessary change to be to able get more things accomplished in The Old Motor workshop.

I use the word “we” often instead of the “I” word as the famous automotive writer Brook Yates did to refer to the staff here, but the truth is the website is run by myself and a couple of dogs and a cat that live here. Unfortunately, the four-legged help is not very good at being proof writers so whenever you see one of my typos or mistakes in the text, please send along a comment to so it can be corrected.

So, having covered all of the earlier topics, I would like to open this up for as public forum for comments on anything you would like to see added to the coverage here?

Time and generational changes interests in old cars and all forms of antiques, and due to a seemingly lack of interest in pre-war vehicles based only on the lack of reader comments to them how many of you would like to see more of it added to the coverage?

And, to finish up it would be appreciated if you would let me know of any “bugs” that appear on your computer screen when viewing the site and what browser and type of device and its model information when they arise. Do keep in mind however that older computers and phones that cannot be updated are often not compatible with modern websites.

The Old Motor will return again after New Years day on Wednesday.

86 responses to “Happy New Year to all on the Old Motor Eighth Anniversary

  1. As a daily reader for most of the past eight years, congratulations and I hope for another eight years. Since I was only born in the late 1940’s, I don’t recognize many prewar cars and thus don’t comment. But I do find them interesting and learn about them from this site. Please keep it up. I love the late 1940’s and all through the 1950’s. 1960’s and up seem so recent because I can remember being in those cars and going places, but younger readers should find them interesting the way I do prewar cars. Thank you for the past eight years. I look forward to the future.

  2. First thanks for your good work for the past years. I remain interested in anything that has wheels and moves… even old tractors! No bugs from your web pages visible on my aging Mac, although I do notice that on a iPad the photos are much smaller. Happy New Year to all you and your staff. I find cats work at night best….

    • I agree with the old tractors comment. Growing up on a small farm in the 50s & 60s there were still a lot of pre-war tractors being used daily. When new styles were introduced it was almost like new car introductions.
      Anyway, keep up the good work and Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year from a faithful reader who appreciates the effort and time it takes to produce this website. Your “Labor of Love” is loved by many.
    Regarding “old cars”, particularly pre WW2, these pages are of high interest to this old geezer (79), as I can remember seeing so many of these on the streets as a kid. My vote is to continue as you are able to find the resources.

    • I second Jerry’s comment. There were lots of prewar and ’40s cars on the road when I was growing up and thanks to the comments on your posts I’ve learned to ID many of them. I worked at a gas station in the mid-1960s and the owner’s dad drove his ’36 Chevy 2 DR sedan daily. Keep up the current mix, even the earlier cars are interesting, and seems like a lot of us enjoy ID-ing trucks from our earlier years.

      Thanks you again for this site. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    • I also want to echo Jerry’s and Jim’s comment about the pre-war cars. Even though I grew up in the 60’s, have a HUGE interest in the the pre-war stuff, especially the brass era. Please – DO NOT give those cars and stories second billing. If not in the Old Motor – then where? I remember my father and uncles talking about this old car or that mechanical innovation from the 20’s and 30’s. Those guys are all gone now. The Old Motor is about the last place where that vintage is covered in great detail. And I’m always amazed at the intimate knowledge of the readers. Keep up the great work and all the best for a healthy and prosperous new year!!!!!

  4. David,

    Wishing also a happy & healthy New Year to you and all your followers !!!

    This is not a complaint, but a suggestion, if possible please make the lead picture enlargeable.


      • David,

        Thanks for the information concerning your lead pictures. Am not a computer expert by any means, but I’ve found if I “right click” with my computer mouse on the lead picture, then “click” on “Save picture as…” The picture then goes to my Pictures file where I can enlarge it. Am not sure if this is “legal” or can be done on all computers, but this has helped me to see some of your lead pictures for a closer view.

        Again thanks for your great site, all the work that goes into it, and good health in the New Year !!!


  5. The old motor is the greatest ,it is the first website that go to every morning.I have to have my old motor every day.Do not change a thing about what you have here. THANK YOU

  6. Happy New Year to you also sir ! Just keep pumping it out as is will be fine with me. I think a lot of us just don’t have experience with some of the older stuff, and may not comment until we see something that we just have to ask a question about. I am 71, grew up loving the mid to late 50s and 60s the best, but one of my most memorable moments is seeing my 1st Stanley Steamer coming around a curve nearly “drifting” he was going so fast, with the driver and the passenger both smiling ear to ear ! They and we were heading to Red Boiling Springs, TN for a car show and the “old stuff” there just amazed me ! Yep, love your site just like it is !

  7. Happy New Years to you guys! You have do an excellent job and I look forward to visiting the website each day; it’s entertaining and can be very educational too! The only request I would make is if possible post more videos.


  8. David, thanks very much for your diligence over the past eight years. You brighten my day–every day. The coverage is fine–something for everyone.

    OK, that said, I’m almost ashamed to point out that it’s “Brock” Yates and “proofreaders.” Hope that’s not too “catty.”

  9. Well I quite enjoy Kodachrome Fridays. They represent the last era in which I could tell a Ford from a Chevy from a Jaguar from a Kia. This last came as quite a jolt when I saw the two of them traveling side by side on the Garden State Parkway. Same white paint & black roof, and most unfortunately the same rear quarters & glass. Only the tail lights were (slightly) different.

    O.K. that’s my rant.

    if you’re asking me what I look forward to on The Old Motor, it’s also the early car stuff, when American ingenuity was on full display and I always wonder how they ever held the tolerances. But you know, I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed the tech session tutorials on subjects like, “How to make your own insert engine bearings” from Professor Greenlees.

    My bottom line is keep up the good work, because it’s always interesting, for just as many New Years as you possibly can.

  10. Congratulations, David. I visit the site regularly and am almost always rewarded, not just by the content but by the informed and polite discussion that follows. I’ve learned a lot from you and your followers.

    It has been a while since you’ve let us know what you’re up to in the shop. I’ve reread some of your article on the machine work on the Simplex a couple of times. I’m fascinated by the nuts and bolts of restoring a unique or nearly unique survivor — the creativity you have to invest in bringing them back to full functionality.

  11. Happy Anniversary. Though I prefer post war vehicles, your articles are almost always interesting and provide the opportunity to expand my knowledge. Fridays are the best, I keep thinking that I should gather some old family photos and send them to you. I just never get around to it.

  12. Congratulations on 8 years ! I stumbled across your site many years ago, and it inspired me to buy my Model A. Thanks for that! Still the first site I check every day.

  13. Thank you David, for all your hard work in making The Old Motor a great source of interesting topics and photos. Hope you and your family have a Happy New Year.

  14. Dave, thank you so very much for your time, effort, and labor of love. As Mr. Sims put it, “The old motor is the greatest ,it is the first website that go to every morning. I have to have my old motor every day.” Same here; Amen! Love the Kodachrome Fridays. I am in my 70’s, and really like the old early stuff. Love to see how they did it back then. As for me, I can take or leave the parking lot series, but please go with the majority. I like the way you mix it up; gas/service stations, mystery vehicles, race cars etc. What a great job you do! Be richly blessed in the new year, and thanks again!

  15. David, thank you so much for an enjoyable, interesting and informative Web page! I look at every post and especially enjoy the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s material. That said, I also enjoy the pre war photo’s.

    The stories and photo captions plus readers comments are always interesting and really add depth to otherwise what may only seem like an old photo that happens to have a car in it.

    Wishing you the best for 2019,

  16. Congratulations on your eighth anniversary, David, and thank you for creating such an interesting and informative web site for automotive enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Please don’t change a thing in the future – there is no way to improve something that is already perfect. This web page is one of the few sites I visit each morning when I open my laptop. The old prewar pictures are my favorites because they allow me to visit an era that I was gone before I was born and I enjoy the fifties photos just as much since I was a teenager then and I looked forward to driving towards the war surplus spotlights that scanned the sky from each dealership as the new models were introduced each autumn.

    I’m looking forward to your ninth year and as many more years that I have left to enjoy opening theoldmotor web site each morning. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to as I start my day.

    Happy New Year!

  17. I like the prewar cars best but all cars hold their own special interest; no post 1960s please. My first car at the age of 15, was a ratted out 1930 Chevrolet coupe with a side mount. After that it was Ford V8s of which
    I owned one or more of each V8, and one Model A, in my 85 years, from 1930 through 1942 including, a 1934 California dry lake hot rod.
    I enjoy this site immensely and particularly the comments of readers and David

    Happy New Year all old car lovers.

  18. A job well done! Thank you for your efforts, not easy I’m sure. One concern… If you take a day off, let us know so we don’t worry about you!

  19. From Canada, I enjoy the articles and rarely miss your updates. Please continue to feature pre-war cars as part of your “mix”

    Best wishes for 2019.


    • Canada also, very good site, I have been here for years, keep up David!
      Some articles on all the 1910’s electric cars offered would be interesting! Jay leno has a good video on the Baker Electric, but I crave to see more! …Oh, also, I saw a (1920’s) car in a Moose Jaw museum years ago, with a rotary engine in the trunk! …what was it? Do a story please

      • 5 cylinder rotary engine? Patent leather fenders? Operator controls that could be moved from front seat to rear seat?
        Adams- Farwell made in Dubuque, Iowa.
        Bill Harrah had the only known survivor in his museum in Reno. It may have been among the cars disspearsed after his passing. Could this be the car you saw?

        • The car I am referring to is a 1906 Adams-Farwell 6-A convertible runabout. Convertible refers to the movable steering tiller/controls allowing the vehicle to be driven from either the lower front seat or the higher back seat(so the driver could see over the front passenger).
          The website for the National Automobile Museum in Reno NV shows the Adams-Farwell in their inventory.
          Iowa Automobiles by Bill Jessen has detailed in formation about the company.
          Do a search and there is a YouTube video of the engine running.
          I saw the Adams-Farwell at a car show in Dubuque in the late sixties. At that time Mr. Harrah would send out some of his cars on special requests. The Harrah’s staff member preferred to start it by pulling directly on the cylinders rather than using the crank on the side. He also stated that it would turn better one way than the other ( don’t recall left or right) due to the centrifugal force of the spinning engine. WW1 aircraft with rotary engines had the same issue.

  20. You do really well. Always a variety of interesting stuff, and to my Kiwi eyes a fascinating look at the USA. Love the Kodachrome Moments. You don’t have to change a thing as far as I’m concerned.

    Congratulations on a great site.

  21. Since i was a wee lad I have liked identifying cars and find your site to be a daily highlight. I thought I was good until i see the things the other readers can describe.

    Wondering about the gold Volvo wagon.

    Thank you for putting in the massive amount of work it must take to do this site.

  22. Thank you for a most interesting and informative website. As with others, a daily stop for me.

    Russell mention being born in the late 40’s and unfamiliar with pre-war cars. I was born in 45 and my Dad wrote in my baby book that at the age of two I could ID more than 25 makes and models of cars! It’s all in the genes!

  23. Thanks for eight great, David.

    Happy to learn that the design will not change. It’s one of the best looking websites around. Nice color palette, great easy layout that translates to mobile. Just relaxing and highly informative.

  24. The only thing I would like better than how The Old Motor is now would be Kodachrome Fridays every day but that would be too much of a good thing! :^)

    I’m kidding. Happy Anniversary David, and thank you for your hard work and a wonderful place to visit.

  25. David, I have 3 sites I try to check daily and your’s is at the top of the list. Thank you for presenting such an entertaining and informative site. I’m always amazed at the knowledge shared here and the people who share it. Here’s to a Happy New Year and many more years of The Old Motor

  26. David, let me add my appreciation and thanks to you for your diligence in being so factual with your articles. I am curious as to how you started this website and how you decided on your subject material.

    Excellent work! Happy New Year and keep up the good work.

    • Thanks Tom, It all started because of a life long attraction to early car photographs and antique road and racing cars. Having like-minded friends that also sought out early photos and the lack of websites that feature them then led me to start The Old Motor with their help. Thanks go out to them for their contributions and help: Tim Martin, Ivan Pozega, Chris Paulsen, and Anthony De Seta.

  27. Thank you for all your hard work over the past 8 years David – much appreciated and continued success in the future! Although post war born, I’m a dyed-in-the-wool pre war guy and look forward to any and every article and photo featured before 1930. A long time, professional fellow restorer/friend is fond of saying that it was all down hill after 1920, as in his opinion, every “new” automotive development after that point was merely an improvement or refinement of earlier features(!) Post war stuff is OK too as variety is the spice of life. Happy New Year!

    • I concur with Jerry’s assessment. My added 2 cents would be that anything after 1930 is just another used car, drive it to work! My collection includes 2 and 6 cylinder and electric cars all pre-1916. I had 3 pre 1930 cars before I had a drivers license (1955). Dinosaur That I am is my excuse for my jaded attitude. That said, I do enjoy The Old Motor and look forward to its arrival each week. I appreciate you zeel for the site.

  28. A happy New Year to you all from deepest France and like everyone else I must thank you for a great site which I only discovered about 9 months ago. It is also for me the first stop on my morning browsing . For me the prewar stuff is where my interests really lie however I really enjoy Fridays, not only the pictures but also the comments and the memories others share .
    Your work Mr Greenlees is a catalyst for many good things, keep it coming just as it is please

  29. What kind of schmuck would I be if I didn’t thank you for this site. Your professionalism has made this site the most sane out there. I’m fascinated by the pictorial history you provide for us, the McDonalds in my hometown was the icing on the cake. Being an old trucker ( with the aches and pains to prove it) vintage trucks are always my favorite. Have a safe year to all.

  30. David, first my congratulations on your eighth anniversary of this website! I discovered you about 5 years ago now, and I find my day is not complete (or hasn’t started yet) until I log into The Old Motor each day at the office. The Friday Kodachromes are a sincere highlight of my week, as the crisp color often catches scenes as if they were shot this morning!! Like many here, I too, am a “boomer” born in 1960, and my favorite eras to peruse here are 1940-64. If it is every possible, my only request would be to post color auto show images whenever available. Seeing the new models of the year (esp. the early `59-`61 years of the Monroney Labels) can be a heart-stopper for me. But overall David, my complaints are non-existent, and my praise of the work you do here is huge. You offer all of us amazing insights, technical information, and sincere pleasure in your stories/topics featured! I for one look very much forward to 2019 at The Old Motor, and the chance to share comments with the others here every single day!

  31. Happy New Year!
    And the kudos just keep rolling in!
    Kodachrome Fridays was a stroke of genius.I just wish there were more” How To” articles and more coverage of restoration projects at your shop in Vermont.

    Other than that,….Perfecto!!!

    • The main project at the moment is a 1914 Mercer 35-J Raceabout that is being given a good look over this winter and will be shared with all of you in the spring. A 1929 Model “A” Ford Sport coupe with good original paint, original fabric-covered top, and a good original interior. The other project is the Volvo 1800s being readied for racing for next year, but since it is imported reader interest seems to be limited.

      Yes, I should cover more of these projects, but writing the coverage for them and the photography work and editing generally takes more time then I can spend at it right now.

  32. David,

    As a reader and a fan from the start I commend you and everyone else there on all your hard efforts providing for us open doors and widows into the past. Automotive history has many threads that are exposed here and we readers are all enriched. I look forward learning something new each day when I open your site. You do a wonderful job keep up your great work !

  33. I can’t add anything to what’s been said already: you’ve created and maintained a remarkable site that appeals to many with varied interests. I have to believe your following keeps growing because of the wide scope of material you have shared. I’m not a post war car guy, but admit, I read all posts and comments, not just those of particular interest to me. Keep up the great work, and don’t change a thing!

  34. Thanks for all the work you do! This site is a daily inspiration to me and my coworkers. Being born in 1970 puts me on the younger side of readership I imagine. Yet I am always thrilled to read the comments for the plethora of info (and debate) on the images.

    Currently restoring a ’54 Packard, so any stories on the “independents” are right up my ally.
    Congratulations to 8 years! Peace and love from the Lone Star state!

  35. Happy 2019 David and all of The Old Motor readers. You are doing an excellent job, keep up the great work. I enjoy reading about your projects. Perhaps you could let the readers send in pictures of their projects if they were relevant to your articles?

  36. Having daily access to this wonderful site is like opening a Christmas present every day all year long. Thanks for your continuing dedication to keeping this so very interesting. I personally enjoy the prewar articles and photos the most. My opinion is that I consider stuff made more than 20 years before I was born(1942) as genuinely “old” and that’s where my interests are focused. Keep ’em coming !

  37. Congratulations on your anniversary, David. You continue to provide exceptional information on antique cars of all types. As you know, I am particularly interested in prewar (and especially pre -WWI) cars. Your knowledge of these cars is outstanding along with your early engine restorations. The Simplex work was truly remarkable.

    Keep up the good work.

  38. David, a huge “Thanks” to you for all you do. I very much enjoy reading every day you publish. No need to change. And a huge “Thanks” to the members of the community. Thanks to you who keep the tone civil, and thanks so much for the great information you bring to us.

    And, my favorite; Kodachrome Fridays. David, Thanks again!

  39. First and foremost, I have said it several times before, but do not say it often enough. THANK YOU David G for an excellent site that I have been reading since its first year!
    Second, I would still say you have kept a good balance of reports. While my passion is for the earlier cars, I recognize that one needs to attract readers with varied specific interests. I consider anything after 1930 as a “newer” car, however, I do look forward to Fridays and even your Volvo updates (Gotta keep track of what my friends are up to!).
    I never seem to get enough of era photos. I spend too much time enlarging and studying details of so many of them. However, I seem to enjoy every minute of those early photos. It is/was an incredible time in human history, the biggest step in thousands of years when old world mankind became modern mankind. I refer to it as the “greatest single generational leap in all of human history”. Both technologically, and sociologically, the thirty years between the late 1890s and the mid 1920s changed how hundreds of millions of people lived their daily lives. The coming of the automobile was both a result, and a cause, of all that change.
    Thank you David G.
    Wayne Sheldon

  40. Congratulations, David! I, too, enjoy your efforts and I promote your site to others. Also appreciated, is your effort to maintain “proper decorum” by us commenters, as I recall the school teacher saying!
    Please continue. And may this coming year be a good, healthy and prosperous one!

    • PS – My grandfather once owned an ’08 Chalmers. Know anything about those? My dad referred to that vehicle in some of his childhood stories. One was where he pretended to be asleep, so he could be carried inside. That was from that car. I guess kids don’t change?!

  41. Happy New Year and happy anniversary. I don’t even remember how I found this site originally (possibly when I was trying to find information on cyclecars around the time of the multi-post series on their construction). I’m happy just soaking up the collective knowledge of the staff and the readers, but I am one of the odd ones that’s interested not just in pre-WW2 vehicles, but in Veteran Cars.

    One highly specific and odd interest I have is the spiritualist amulets from the Paige-Detroit Jewett. I’ve read about them, but never been able to find a good picture of them.

    • Congratulations, David! I look forward for the new post each day. Having two 20’s cars in the Garage I love the prewar articles and also enjoy the post war as well especially the Kodachrome Fridays!

      On the ambulets on Paige-Detroit and Jewett cars, I have a 1925 Jewett 2 Door Sedan and it does not have that on the dash.

      • I have heard of this before. However, I really did not believe it then either. A quick google search found some interesting, but highly questionable comments on other websites. Unfortunately, although there are a couple websites for Paige and Jewett, none of them have active forums. I did start a question on the AACA Graham and Paige subsection, however, it tends to have a low level of participation also.
        If a few from here could chime in there? It may help find an answer.

        DAvid G, feel free to edit or cut this reply in whole or part.

  42. David,

    I enjoy The Old Motor and check in daily to read it. Also, as a 38 year old vintage auto enthusiast, I do enjoy the pre-war car articles. Although I may not comment on all of them, I’m reading them and enjoying it. Please keep pre-war automobiles of all makes on your site as I do enjoy them the most.

    Thanks for your work.

    Happy New Year
    Seth Swoboda

  43. David:
    Your website is truly unique and showcases a wide variety of subjects of which you obviously care a great deal about.
    I enjoy all of your posts, especially the ones that have connections to the Midwest where I grew up, and the ones that have to do with vintage motorcycles !

    Happy New Year, Anniversary, and keep up the fine work!
    Tom Richardson
    Tucson, Arizona

  44. A great opportunity to thank David Greenlees and make my first post to this site. I’ve been checking by the past couple of years, and appreciate most all automotive history. ’50s and ’60s cars remind me of what was on the road when growing up. I have a nice original Volvo 1800E, and appreciate your insights into those cars. My next car may well be from the brass era, so I like to see the photos from that time. And as a lifelong California resident, I especially enjoy anything from the west coast. Again, thanks, and best wishes for 2019.

  45. Congratulations on 8 years with The Old Motor! Hard to believe there is a lack of interest in Pre War Cars. Should we be submitting more information for future use? Best wishes for 2019! Bob

  46. Hello David,
    Thank you for your dedication and contributions to the car community with The Old Motor. Please continue the postings of photographs and technology of early cars. I hope with exposure and education, there’s a chance for following generations to fall in love, like we did.
    Wishing you good health and prosperity in 2019!

  47. Congratulations on 8 years of The Old Motor. This site is unique and I look forward to the weekly emails. My interest is in pre-ww1 through the ’20’s cars. I loved the story of the Simplex and am looking forward to the article on the Mercer. I couldn’t care less about any “foreign” or post-ww2 cars, though I enjoy the ’50’s photos (from my youth).

  48. Congratulations and many, many thanks for all that you do, David. This octogenarian is still learning, no small credit to you! BTW, the TOM site works flawlessly on my Amazon Fire tablet. Very Best for 2019!

  49. Thank you David for your great work enjoyed by the whole community you created around the world! All the best to you too and please continue.
    Living in France however, I sometimes feel so far away from all these parking lots of the 50ties and 60ties filled with nothing but American cars! As a particular lover of antique and veteran cars, I look anxiously through your ever new pictures, hoping to find the rare car that – sometimes – appears. It usually is well worth it, like the original pictures I still remember of Jenatzy’s ‘Jamais Contente’ or the fantastic articles about Christie. And what about last years’ wishes you sent from your garage, occupied mainly by gorgeous Mercers ! And please remember there is a lot to share this side of the Atlantic too, no doubt it would be enriching… even for you Americans!
    Robert K.

  50. Please keep posting prewar cars and garages. Aviation, marine, and motorcycle tie ins are good too as many of the people and companies were the same. No news (comments) could be good news.

  51. David, Thanks for all your work. I look forward to “The Old Motor” each week. I particularly like the items about pre-war cars, and that is why I am sending this message. You said you don’t have much feed-back about pre-was cars. I tend to just enjoy reading 2hat you send without sending a comment unless I have a reason. I’d certainly enjoy seeing more about pre-war cars and commercial vehicles. Many of the items you have included in the past have been excellent. Ken

  52. As one of those “weekenders,” let me add my belated kudos on the eighth anniversary of TOM. My preference is to consume a week of postings on late Saturday afternoon, along with a cocktail, while the local radio station provides some equally “vintage” music. Frequently the abundance of fascinating articles and commentary requires a refill or two.

    As to the pre-war articles: While I’m not knowledgeble enough to identify or comment on many of the cars, I do find a great interest in the variety of engineering solutions developed back then before they became pretty much standardized as they are today. And often the environment of the photos provides as much interest as the cars themselves.

    Finally, I’d like to note the commentaryof Ace Zenek and Tinindian who close the circle on so many of these articles. Where do you guys find all that info?

  53. David: Still the greatest old car resource on the Web, BUT do miss the fascinating items on pre-war automobiles, especially the eccentric one-of-a-kind coverage. Maybe one a week? Have a great new year and pats for the menagerie! Conway in Maine

  54. Thank you very much . I look forward to seeing The Old Motor every Sunday , but I would like to see something on the ’33 Willys please.

  55. I do not know how many will get down to this post. I am a rather new reader and have found your archived posts full of older racing and automobile information. Those who need a “fix” of prewar posts could do it there. I find that at my age, I usually forget something from eight years ago, anyway. (By the way, I find if I motivate my four legged housemate, he types quite well as well as proof reads.)

  56. Dear Mr. Greenless,

    Several years ago I discovered The Old Motor and have been enjoying it immensely each week since that time. My compliments on your success in bringing these fascinating images and stories to us. The Old Motor is truly a blessing for those of us who are interested in the genesis and evolution of the automobile industry.

    As an author, I truly understand how much research and effort goes into each of your offerings. (The Graham Legacy: Graham Paige To 1932 and The Graham Legacy: Graham Paige From 1932.)

    As an owner of three Graham Paige motorcars built in calendar 1929 I am naturally more interested in the early decades of the industry. I find the teens, twenties and thirties to be endlessly fascinating.

    Thus, I would encourage you to continue to feature images from those early years. I sincerely understand those who would have only “Fun Friday Kodachrome” features, but please understand that the are many who are drawn more strongly to the early, experimental, and genius-filled earlier decades.

    I realize this is not a prompt reply to your New Years comments, but please do accept my compliments. It would be my wish for your continued success—as well as a continuation of images from the “early years.”

    I also thought this would be an appropriate time to submit a photo.

    As a native of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, I am well aware of the city’s interesting history, especially the details of the Peshtigo Fire of 1871. (Same day and much more destructive than the Chicago Fire of the same date.)

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