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Checkerboard Glitz

Yesterday we showed you a car with checkerboard whitewall tires from Tinseltown. Today we show you this c. 1919-21 Cunningham with an over the top paint scheme and an old world cape top that was no doubt custom made for a Hollywood star or starlet. These photos show us that LA has long been the…

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The Bucket Shops

This is a perfect set of photos taken by a photographer with a good eye for capturing the the human involvement and action in a scene. This was the kind of manufacturing which I mentioned that Packard refered to in my earlier post. This is life in the bucket mill while manufacturing……headlight buckets.

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Packard Assembly

This photo from the Packard plant reminded me of something that I read years ago about when Packard had to bring  a lower price car to the marketplace so that they could sur-vive. This was during the depression when they made the decision to bring out the one fifteen and one twenty models. Packard did…

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An Early Economy Run

Miss Lillian Fletcher is pictured driving the first of three 1910 Hudson automobiles in an Economy Prize Run on July,11 1910. All of the three cars visible appear to have Illinois license plates. Note the sign on the right hand bridge rail for a dry goods store.

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Tale Of Three Schachts

Schachts were built in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1904-1914. They were best known for their highwheel models. This is one of those highwheelers – a 1907. It appears from the photo it is easy to drive; given the age of the child in the drivers seat. This is a Schacht offering from the opposite end of…

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