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Henry Ford’s Model TT Truck at Work at the Factory and the Farm

Henry Ford was well-known as being one of the most frugal of the captains of industry in the early part of the last century. He had everything possible done in house and under his control. The photo above shows one of a fleet of Model TT Ford Trucks that was outfitted for hauling drinking water around…

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The Klaxon Horn – The X-Ray of Sound

           What appears to be the first Klaxon Horn introduced during 1908 After recently viewing advertisements showing a number of the different models of Klaxon horns that were available in the early to mid-1930s, it appeared that tracing the origin of the horn back to its roots could prove to be…

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Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. – A Buick, Chevrolet and Pontiac Dealer

Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. Oxford, Ohio 1947. The Ziliox & Roe Motor Co. was located in Southwestern Ohio, in the City of Oxford, which is the home of Miami University. This set of photos was taken during 1947 at the Buick, Chevrolet and Buick agency there and shows the staff above posing with a current…

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Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick and a pair of Delaunay-Belleville Limousines

Peter Christian Wick posing with a Delaunay-Belleville collapsible town car This is the forth post in a series covering the automobiles that Peter Christian Wick operated during his career as a professional chauffeur; he drove in the New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut areas in the early 1900s. This set of photos show two different Delaunay-Belleville…

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The Ruxtons Shine on the Lawn at Pebble Beach

The seed that planted the idea leading to the introduction of the Ruxton in 1929 originated all the way back in 1913 with a drive in the fwd Gila Monster; 101-years later William Muller’s front wheel drive creation was really able to shine and be recognized at this years Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ruxton collector Jim…

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Thirty Speed Records Set by Harley-Davidson at Daytona Beach in 1920

Harley-Davidson riders with a racing machine and a Bullet Sidecar In February of 1920, the Harley-Davidson racing team descended on Daytona Beach, Florida with a number of its racing machines and their star riders intent on setting the record books on fire. There they set up camp during the second week of the month and by the…

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Plans for the Packard Plant Move Forward

Image from drone camera coverage courtesy of Detroit Drone. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press yesterday, Fernando Palazuelo the new owner of the Packard Plant complex is moving ahead with his plans to clean up the industrial remains. He is starting within the next few weeks to clear up debris and broken concrete…

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Classic Cars and Models in the California Sun

We do not know the reason why either of these mid-to-late twenties photos were taken, but it is likely that they were used for promotional purposes. The Packard Phaeton image above may have been taken for a Packard dealer or possibly for the Company itself. Note the two-tone wheels. The Marmon below with a model pointing…

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Curves and Shapes from Pebble Beach by Steve Natale

The attractive Alan Leamy designed 1933 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster. It is close to impossible to take any good photos after the gate opens up to the public at Pebble Beach in mid-morning due to the crowds, that and the bright sunshine that came out this year made for very challenging photography. We will have more…

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