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DePalma at the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The 1915 Vanderbilt Cup race was held in San Francisco in conjunction with the Panama Pacific International Exposition and it was held on a constructed road course. Above is Ralph DePalma in his Mercedes with which he managed a finish in forth place. The race was held after much rain and the conditions were horrible,…

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Pierce-Arrow Advertising Artwork

The Pierce Arrow Company always had beautiful artwork which accompanied the firms advertising in brochures or in fashionable periodicals of the time. The company hired Calkins & Holden in  NYC, who commissioned artists to illustrate the understated ad copy. This particularly colorful advertisement is attributed to Louis Fancher who did much of the artwork thru…

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A Matheson Masterpiece

This is a masterpiece of engineering and construction that was designed by Charles G. Greuter for the Matheson Company, which was located at the time in Wilkes-Barre, PA, (1906-1912). In these original factory photos we see the makings of the 1908 50 hp sohc four-cylinder engine, along with a fine double chain-drive chassis, a recipe…

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