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The Road To Pebble Beach from the Petersen Museum

You can follow along in the video below as Chief Curator Leslie Kendall and Collection Manager Dana Williamson show and tell us about the Museum’s 1929 Model C Ruxton Roadster and their efforts to prepare it for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is one of four cars that the Museum is bringing to…

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Russell Lee Photos – American Life on the Square in Waco, Texas

Russell Lee photograph of the Waco Texas Square 1939 In November of 1939, talented photographer Russell Lee visited Waco, Texas and took photographs of the people and places there for the Farm Security Administration. The government agency that was in operation between the years of 1937 and 1942 was an effort during the Great Depression to combat…

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The Art Smith Baby Cars Travel To Japan

Earlier in the year we did a feature article titled: Art Smith – The Life and Times of The Comet. That post tells the story of Smith building his first airplane at the age of fifteen, his career as a stunt pilot, and a trip to Japan in 1916 with his plane, crew and drivers of his baby racing…

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The Western Clippers Designed by Brooks Stevens

One of the late 1930s Western Clippers Designed by Brooks Stevens Brooks Stevens was one of the most successful and prolific American industrial designers in the pre and post-World War II era. His firm Brooks Stevens Industrial Design produced concepts and visions for everything from coffee pots and kitchenware to the design of the famous Olympian Hiawatha…

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The Freemont Garage – Hoyt’s Ford Garage

Today we have postcard photographs of two garages for you to peruse, and while doing so maybe you can help to identify some of the vehicles at the establishments. The location of the Freemont Garage above is unknown, but we do know from looking at the front window that the shop handled both the Chalmers…

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Route 66 Photos from the Joe Sonderman Collection

Here are a pair of interesting photos from the Joe Sonderman Collection and hopefully we can help him identify some of the vehicles in the photographs. The Weight Station above was on Route 66 somewhere in Franklin County, Missouri. The officer’s car appears to be a 1942 Chevrolet, but what can our readers tell us about…

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2014 Schloss Dyck Classic Days – A German Festival of Historic Cars

Best of Show – 1939 Lancia Astura Cabriolet, coachwork by Pinin Farina The Schloss Dyck Classic Days in Juchen, Germany, a well-established and high-caliber concours recognized by the FIVA organization, was held last weekend at the historic site. Nothing enhances a display of fine cars better than showing them in a beautiful setting and these images by Pavel Novitski point this out…

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The Clark Gable 1935 SSJ Duesenberg in Los Angeles

Clark Gable SSJ Duesenberg, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library It is not every day one comes across a period photo of an SSJ Duesenberg as only two of the short-wheelbase Duesenberg supercharged Model SJ were ever built; both Roadsters were destined to become famous automobiles when they were completed in 1935. This car was used…

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