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A Midget racer-1939

An interesting photo of Eddie Wendt who was a West Coast midget car driver. His car appears to be motorcycle engine powered, possibly by a v-twin as we can see one-air cooled cylinder thru a hood opening. Midget car racing started in California in the mid 1930s and became very popular throughout the US.  After…

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Pikes Peak Hudson

A very nice factory image of one of Hudson’s “Pike’s Peak” Specials above and an Essex below. Hudson did quite well on the hill, which back in this time was a major racing event. Many of the factories had team cars, as a win on the Peak could give a company great exposure in the…

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Genesis: The Custom Motorcycle

Ahh….I’m not sure what to make of this two wheeler. The actual photo can be found in the book titled Victorian and Edwardian Cycling and Motoring From Old Photographs and is dated as circa 1909. The engine is certainly a De Dion Bouton with a jet carburetor as is the rear brake that is normally…

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1904 Dufaux

This is the first automobile built by Swiss brothers Charles and Frederic Dufaux. Entered in the 1904 Gordon Bennett Cup held in Germany, the eight cylinder-80 H.P. car didn’t start due to steering problems.

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