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An Early Indian Twin…

Two wonderful postcard images of an Indian Twin, that I am guessing to be c.1912-1914. With the cards came this registration certificate which may or may not be for this cycle. Maybe with the serial number on the registration, an Indian expert can tell us if this might be for this machine or not?

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Joe Nikrent…

Ed. note;  Just yesterday I posted the photo of the Cactus Derby with the two unknown men in a car and Robert seems to have it all figured out already….. Great work, Robert. From the pages of the October 24, 1909 Los Angeles Herald motoring section, an image showing driver Joe Nikrent and his brother…

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Paige-Detroit

Made in 1910, the first Paige-Detroit was a small roadster called the Challenger, powered by a two stroke 3 cylinder engine producing 25 H.P. it sold reasonably well. Much the same was offered in 1911 although a customer could also purchase a 2 seater coupe body. This same year the company also developed a touring car with a slightly longer…

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Barney Oldfield ??

This photo has a note on the back that identifies it as being Barney Oldfield in a 1912 Kissel Kar, evidently after the Cactus Derby race held that year. The event which was held annually between 1908 and 1917, was roughly seven hundred miles long and was divided into three days of competition. The race…

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Out For a Spin…

Very are very fortunate to have Robert Rampton joining us here at The Old Motor. Robert is a very gifted artist and we hope to show his art work in the future in a galley for contemporay vintage automobile artists. The following is Roberts first post here. Perhaps the gentleman behind the wheel, looking ready for…

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