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PASSE-PARTOUT

French automobile maker Reyrol built three cars with pressed steel chassis and a 7 H.P. De Dion engine for the 1907 Coupes des Voiturettes under the company’s alter ego, Passe-Partout. Unfortunately for the manufacturer, all three cars finished more than an hour behind eventual winner Louis Naudin and it’s venture into motor racing was short lived.

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Young Velodrome Star

This young man seems to fit perfectly within the confines of a great looking little automobile but I doubt he ever got the chance to turn a wheel in anger at the Velodrome d’Hiver. The car itself is very similar to the one that was designed by J.P. La Vigne and built in Detroit, Michigan by the JPL Cyclecar Company.

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Big Wheel

The US Rubber Company erected what they called the biggest tire in the world on the property they own adjacent to the Edsel Ford Expressway in Allen Park, Michigan. The tire was last used at the New York, Worlds Fair exhibit during 1964.

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Blowing Smoke Rings….

One of the most enduring images of Times Square (in New York) is the Camel Man. The Camel Man blew smoke rings around the clock for decades from a billboard mounted on the Claridge Hotel on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets. The billboard became a New York fixture for 25 years until the hotel,…

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