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European mystery

I have no idea what make this is, but it is a wonderful car and family portrait. The acetylene generator sure looks like the square Rushmore unit found on American cars of this era. Let’s hope one of our viewers recognizes the make and shares it with us.

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Quite a view

It appears everyone is looking at the lake. Apparently just a posed photo. Car is a one-year-old 1905 one-cylinder Cadillac with a 1906 Pennsylvania license plate on the front. The occupants are dressed in their finest driving attire. That must be old mud on the front of the rear fender.

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Simply the Fastest-Leon Duray.

1928 was a memorable year in the racing career of Leon Duray. For Indianapolis Leon had a Miller 91 cu in Front Drive car that had been reworked from his 1927 mount. The addition of a very large intercooler, and the use of methanol fuel were instrumental in Leon setting a qualifying record that would…

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The Simplex Zip…

After looking at the photo in the previous post, it reminded me that we have not featured a Simplex on here yet. So we may as well start out with the most potent one ever made. The two photos of it with Ralph DePalma, above and George Robertson below, show what the shortened-chassis sprint racer…

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Well lit

Solarclipse headlights, over-sized electric sidelights, an accessory electric horn on the passenger side, probably the original bulb horn on the drivers side…I guess they wanted you to know they were coming. Nice looking 1909-11 toy tonneau, but what make? My notes say the photo was taken in Kansas City.

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