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Barney in the lead

The Oldfields lead the way on November 10, 1936 in New York City, in a publicity generating run from Central Park to Rockefeller Center just before the opening of the annual auto show. The car is a 1914 Mercer type 35J, with some wear and tear evident, and some non-stock electric lamps, all of which…

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The Doble Steam Car

Two photos showing the Doble brother at that dynamometer. Behind the control panel he is standing at is his burner and boiler assembly. The second photo shows the complete power train set up for testing purposes. We will return to Doble at a later date and explore his incredible automobile in detail.

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Railroad Tycoons….

This press photo shows an engineer for this small railroad which used  a late 1920s Model L Lincoln for all of their operations. The road which was ten miles long, operated between Victoria and Wataga in Knox County, Illinois  It carried the mail and did general freight and passenger duty. They were able to turn…

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Kelley Petillo….

A press photo dated December 23, 1934 of Kelly Petillo, along with mechanic Takio Hirashima. This is at the Mines Field Road Race which they won in The Sparks-Weirick car. Watch this interesting British Pathe video of his 1935 Indianapolis 500 win. Follow the link HERE.

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