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The Cliff House Beach

Ivan Pozega and myself must be on the very same wave length. He is in Australia and I am here in the US, we have never met in person nor have we spoken to each other. I was going to post these two photos along with the racing car he posted below later on today,…

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Where’s Mabel?

An image from the 1914 movie “Mabel At The Wheel” starring Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin. In the film Chaplin, who plays a villain, offers Mabel a ride on the back of his motorcycle but at some point the buxom actress falls into a mud patch and unbeknowst to the comedy genius, he rides off into the distance until…

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Early steam race

Thanks to Ivan Pozega for research on this one. We believe this was a 5 mile race for steamers only, at Aquidneck Trotter Park, in Rhode Island, on September 6, 1900 (ten half-mile laps). Driving the car at left is John Jacob Astor, IV who came in second. What is the young lad doing in…

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National

National was one of the greats. They were built in Indianapolis, Indiana. This appears to be a 1912 with updated electric lights. The license plate is a 1914 California. What do you think is in the canvas sacks on the running board? Oranges-on their way to a quick delivery? It is California after all.

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A Mystery T-Head Mercer Racer

This T-Head Mercer Raceabout just like the one below, is also from Connecticut and did race judging by the numbers painted on it. Is parked out in front of the Raybestos Co. which I believe at the time may have been in Bridgeport. The car has all the markings of being a 1913 35-J and…

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