The 1950s were the beginning of the Quarter Midget racing craze. Thousands of youngsters across the U.S. took to the tracks, dirt and paved alike. It was a family sport, as Dad and mom were the pit crews and provided support and tranportation. Here in this photo from 1957, six year old Mickey Barry one…
Great photography of the Oakland, California Motorcycle Club’s hill-climb event, circa 1924. From the look at the many cars in the parking lot this must have been a quite an event that possibly attracted big name entrants.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go back in time and have a chat with the owner of this beautiful Packard V-12 coupe? He was an old Indian doctor in Lapeer, Michigan. He was said to have saved his money for years to buy the car and paid cash at the time he did.
Nice press photo of a group of boys having fun with their gas engined powered racers. The photo is dated Nov 19, 1950.
A Dearborn, Michigan Police officer on his H-D Panhead is talking with this go kart riding boy in a 1960 press photo.
Three young boys selling papers off of the front fender of a 1932 v-8 Ford during 1936 in Ohio.
In 1904, Pierre Desgoutte began manufacturing automobiles under the name Desgouttes & Cie. in Lyons, France. Three models were built before 1906 when Cyrille Cottin, a wealthy industrialist joined him. Since the arrival of Cottin, the company enjoyed great success on the race track, specialising in hillclimb events. It was also famous for it’s production of luxury cars and…