This 1907 Thomas 60 h.p. 7 passenger touring utilized a 118″ w.b. chassis that was quite similar to the 1908 New York to Paris Race Thomas, that we have been covering in in the series about the race. For our readers interested in the mechanical details of the Thomas, we have included a three page article, which was published in the Oct. 31, 1906 Horseless Age Magazine, telling all the details of the new 1907 car and the changes from the 1906 model.
The Thomas in the photo, courtesy of the Hennepin County Library, shows a car filled with the wives of members of the Elks Club. They were in Stillwater, MN., for a convention and are seen here out for a ride to see the sights in the city, which is just northeast of Minneapolis.
We here at The Old Motor feel fortunate to have as a foreign correspondent young Pavel Novitski. Included here are some of his photos from two events held last weekend in the United Kingdom, the 2013 Donnington Historic Festival and The Warren Classic. Our featured photo above, shows us an Alfa Romeo and a Bugatti and the first six thumbnails (below) we see some of the rare vintage Grand Prix racers that help make the Donnington event, now in it’s third year, such a memorable one.
Below L to R top, Maserati, Bugatti, Maserati and bottom center, a Talbot-Lago
A fine selection of road going machinery covering every era from Veteran cars up to and including today’s most exotic Supercars was on view at the first ever Warren Classic. With an entry limited to one hundred cars, Pavel shows us some of the very best of the type we think will appeal to our readers in the thumbnails below. You see more of Pavel’s excellent work here.
We at The Old Motor want to join with the vintage racing community to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Christian Devereux of Chiswick, London who succumbed to injuries sustained during an unfortunate accident this year at Donnington.
Dining alfresco on the corner of Hanover and Blackstone Streets in the North End in 1937. Now that Spring has arrived for keeps in New England, our thoughts turn to the pleasures of outdoor eating. Here we have another fine shot of period urban life from Leslie Jones Collection that captures a street urchin indulging in a classic hot dog. Unlike the itinerant knife sharpener seen here recently, food carts are still common sights on the streets of many modern American cities. Indeed, the explosive growth of gourmet food trucks in recent years from New York to Los Angeles owe their origins to humble pushcarts like this one.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection. Leslie Jones Collection © Copyright Leslie Jones