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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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An Early 1930s Chrysler Coupe and a Modern Trailer at Westinghouse Week

An early 1930s Buick and a radio-equipped trailer. It looks like it things were happening at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky for a Westinghouse Week promotion to try to sell appliances during the Great Depression. The L’Air Brothers and their advertising car and trailer equipped for radio broadcasting were set up to help draw…

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The VSCC 80th Anniversary – The 2014 Prescott Speed Hill Climb

Time marches on and the early antique, sports and racing car clubs that were formed in England, Europe and here in the U.S. have gained in years. Last weekend the Vintage Sports-Car Club kicked off a week long 80th-year celebration with a VSCC Hill Climb at the Prescott Speed Hill on Friday that was followed…

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Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick and the Wiggin Family Fiat

Chauffeur Peter Christian Wick posing with an early FIAT. This set of photos is part of a series of images showing cars that were driven by Peter Christian Wick, during his carreer as a professional chauffeur. His Grandson Peter Wick, has determined that he worked for four different men in the New York City area and in…

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