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1921 Bugatti T23

This T23 Bugatti was owned by then-graduate student and instructor, Charles Chayne. The engine was rebuilt as a class project headed by Professor Dean Fales in a class which included future Bugatti owners Alec Ulmann and Sam Eliot. Chayne went on to become design chief at Buick and to own a Bugatti Royale, just after…

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Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Auto Motor Co. built a plant in Bryn Mawr, PA, about 1906, and exhibited at the NY Auto Show that year. By 1909, they were doing well enough to add 15 dealers to their network, across the US, including the Vail Motor Car Co. in Los Angeles. In Feb. 1910, Vail exhibited 2…

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Bedelia Cover Photo

In response to the earlier post by Ivan Pozega about the Bedalia, comes this great photo kindly sent in by reader Pau Medrano Bigas from Barcelona, Spain. It appears to be the Sport model and this view shows us the drive belts on either side.

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France or Topeka?

“It makes no matter if your automobile is made in France or Topeka”.  That was the early advertising slogan of the Smith Automobile Company or Topeka, Kansas. They were in business from 1903 through 1911. Above is one of their delivery cars in a factory photo.

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