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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 Taylor Tire Company – Service During Tough Times

The Taylor Tire Company in 1934 The Taylor Tire Company of Lexington, Kentucky opened this new facility, during the trying times at the beginning the Great Depression on November 15, 1930. The organization must have had some strong backing and good management to make it through the next half-a-dozen or more difficult years. The photo…

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A Thomas Built for Catching the Bad Guys

A Thomas outfitted for the Cleveland, Ohio Police Department  The year that this Thomas was built is unknown, but thanks to a notation on the back of the photo we do know that it was built for the Cleveland, Ohio Police Department. Where the sporty Mercer-like bodywork work for it was constructed though is unknown. It…

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The Carter Two-Engine Car – The Fail Safe Automobile

1907 Carter Two-Engine Car used by the Washington D.C. Fire Chief. It has been reported that Howard Carter came up with the idea for the two engine automobile after an incident where he was not able to start his car; later he reasoned that if one engine let you down, you would have the other…

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More Photos of the 2014 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

1929 Bentley Speed Six Cabriolet, coachwork by Saoutchik. Yesterday we covered the wet start of the popular Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, but as the morning went on the mist stopped, and it dried out for the rest of the event. The Tour starts near the Lodge at Pebble Beach on 17-Mile Drive and heads inland and east…

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A Soggy Start for the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

Jay Leno pilots a White Steam Car. The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance started off on Thursday morning under an overcast sky, and mist at the beginning of the ninety-mile run. Steve Natale was there at the start and sent along these photos of some of the pre-war cars departing on their run. Look for more of…

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Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick and a Pair of White Steam Cars

While a number of White Steam Cars are converged at Pebble Beach on the West Coast for the Concours, today we have a pair of photos of the Steamer’s that Peter Christian Wick drove for his employers here on the East Coast. He first worked for Richard P. Hart from March of 1903 to September…

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The 1922 Wing Special – A Roaring Twenties Cyclear

As a follow up to our post the other day covering the Art Smith Baby Car, today we present you with the Wing Special that was built and sold for a short time by Chauncey Wing of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Oddly, it was brought-to-market ten years after the short-lived cycle car craze in the teens and…

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