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The Mercer Blue Bird

Two photos of the same car on different dates. It is a T-Head Mercer with a racing body, getting ready to do what they do best, go racing. The top photo is in an unknown location but the bottom photo was captioned as being on Jacksonville Beach, Florida were some early racing was conducted. I…

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Barney in the lead

The Oldfields lead the way on November 10, 1936 in New York City, in a publicity generating run from Central Park to Rockefeller Center just before the opening of the annual auto show. The car is a 1914 Mercer type 35J, with some wear and tear evident, and some non-stock electric lamps, all of which…

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The Doble Steam Car

Two photos showing the Doble brother at that dynamometer. Behind the control panel he is standing at is his burner and boiler assembly. The second photo shows the complete power train set up for testing purposes. We will return to Doble at a later date and explore his incredible automobile in detail.

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Railroad Tycoons….

This press photo shows an engineer for this small railroad which used  a late 1920s Model L Lincoln for all of their operations. The road which was ten miles long, operated between Victoria and Wataga in Knox County, Illinois  It carried the mail and did general freight and passenger duty. They were able to turn…

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