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Go Southeastern Greyhound Lines and Leave the Driving to Us – Part II

Our post last week on the pre-war history of the Greyhound Line, included photos of four pre-war A.C.F. Brill coaches, along with images showing refreshments being served onboard. Today’s shots are post-war and were taken during 1948 in Lexington, Kentucky, which was the home of a large Greyhound Terminal, shown are: An A.C.F. Brill Model IC, and…

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Big Doing’s at the Hillsborough Train Station Part III

This is the last photo in the series of three images taken at the Hillsborough, New Hampshire Train Station during 1917. Most all of the other automobiles seen here have been identified by readers, including the Cadillac on the left and the Model “T” Ford Roadster in the front center. This shot leaves one more…

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A 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout Offered by Gooding & Company

The L-head Mercer Raceabout was a very popular car in its day and age, and since the beginning of car collecting it has also been a favorite with serious pre-war car enthusiasts. Its attractive and flowing lines stood out during its day when rather conservative styling was common. It was the second model of its type…

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Frank Boyd Ford Sales and Service – Hillsborough, New Hampshire

This photo is perhaps one of the most entertaining and interesting pre-1930 car dealership images we have ever seen. The photo was staged to show the latest shipment of Fords to arrive at Frank Boyd Ford Sales and Service, a small town agency located in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. The trucking arrangement was likely used to save on…

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The Stutz – The Car That Made Good in a Day – Part I

George G. Bain of the Bain News Service in an early Stutz Touring Car Eighty years ago the last Stutz automobile was manufactured in 1934, yet even today the name is still recognized by many. Much of this is due to the popular Stutz Bear Cat, being given one of the most attention-getting car names of all…

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* Updated * The 1948 Mustang – A Short-Lived Streamliner

* Update * at the bottom of the post. The dustbin of automotive history is chock-full of a number of futuristic cars designed and built by forward thinking individuals, some even reached the start-up of the manufacturing process after they were first rolled out to the public. This 1948 Mustang is a perfect example, Roy McCarty of…

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Big Doing’s at the Hillsborough Train Station Part II

We are back in Hillsborough, New Hampshire at the train station with another photo for Part II in the series. One discovery is that we now have a year to go with the photos. While preparing this photo for the post, a photographer’s note was found and the year – 1917. A mistake on my part…

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Lindbergh’s Epic 1927 Non-Stop New York to Paris Flight

A young man announcing Lindbergh’s successful flight in St. Louis, Missouri, with a pennant on his Model “T” Ford. Benjamin Ames photo. For something, a little different today, the photo above sums up an extraordinary feat: Charles Lindbergh was the first aviator to fly nonstop from New York to Paris and collect the twenty-five thousand dollar prize…

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Big Doing’s at the Hillsborough Train Station Part I

This image taken in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, is Part I of a series of three where the photographer captured an important scene at the train station. We do not know the date or the occasion, but it appears that either a VIP or a politician has stopped at the station and the townspeople can be seen…

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Earnest Holmes and His First Tow Truck

An Early Cadillac V-8 Sedan converted into a tow truck Dan Strohl of Hemmings Motor News ran into the early history of the tow truck recently and reported the following:  “While perusing a recent issue of the Caddie Chronicle, the newsletter of the Potomac Region of the Cadillac La Salle Club, we came across the…

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