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San Diego-1912

Here is a brand-new 1912 Oakland. The pennant on the top reads “San Diego-Imperial Valley-Good Roads”.  The people and condition of the car are a lot cleaner than I would have expected for being prepared to participate in such a tour.

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The Old Pope

This very well-built Pope-Toledo started life in 1904 or 1905 with a King of Belgium body. This photo was taken in 1915 in Arkansas as evidenced by the license plate. The car has undergone several changes since new. It now lacks fenders and the body has been cut down, but the original seat was re-used. It…

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An Early Contest

This is a large and clear photo is of what appears to be some form of an organized tour or endurance event. The most famous of these early contest the  Glidden Tour was held yearly, was quite long, challenging and a tour in which many brands of cars competed. A good finish in the Glidden Tour…

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Bugatti in Boston

These photos, taken May 12, 1926, show the first Bugatti imported into the US. This is a 1913, with engine no. 500 (8 valve, 10hp). While the original owner has not been verified, we do know that in 1915 the car was registered to Ray Slater of Boston. By the time these photos were taken,…

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