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The 37th Annual New England Auto Auction at Owls Head

Ex. A.K. Miller 1923 H.C.S. Touring Car The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Mid-Coast Maine is a non-profit educational organization. Its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and demonstrate early aircraft, ground vehicles, engines and related technologies significant to the evolution of transportation in the State of Maine. Every year for the last thirty-seven years Owls…

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* Up-Dated * George Dewitt’s Gila Monster Racing Car

Dewitt’s “Gila Monster” at Galveston Beach, “Auto Topics” October, 19, 1912 In Yesterday’s feature, it was mentioned how William Muller the designer of the Ruxton was influenced by George Dewitt’s front-wheel-drive Gila Monster. More investigation revealed that Muller drove the car in 1913 while at the Galveson Beach Races in Texas. We have found this car…

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The Golden Gate Bridge – One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World

After seeing Patty Allison’s colorization work on the circa 1950 Golden Gate Bridge photo above, it set us on a quest to learn more about the famous structure. The construction first started in January of 1933, and it officially opened over four years later on May 27, 1937. Its location, surroundings, design, and carefully chosen color…

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Got Milk? – The Macon Pure Milk Company Indian Scout

Large-sized figural product symbols such as seen here were much more common in earlier days. The circa 1930 Macon Pure Milk Company bottle is mounted on a Winter-Weiss Company platform sidecar attached to an Indian Scout and was likely meant as a promotional piece for use in a parade or other event. Winter-Weiss was located in Denver, Colorado, and…

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The Ingemar K. Rystedt Streamliner Concept

A 1925 concept drawing of the Ingemar K. Rystedt Car by C.C. Bratten. Ingemar K. Rystedt of Dayton, Ohio was an automotive and aircraft inventor who held numerous patents, but like many, ninety-five years later, little is known of the man. He was born in Sweden and moved to Ohio by the late teens. The earliest reference…

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The 2014 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

  Best in Show – American – 1932 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria. The 2014 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Inn, located in Plymouth, Michigan, was held on Sunday, July 27th. The 36th annual running of the event marked the fourth year at its new home after moving from Meadow Brook Hall in…

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Putting on the Ritz – The Model A Ford Town Car Sedan Delivery

1931 Ford Model A Town Car Sedan Delivery – Coachwork by Briggs. Recently we posted a photo of an interesting M.C. Rogers Engineering Co. Model A Ford Sedan Delivery and were unsuccessful in learning who constructed its body. At some point years ago we found a reference that is not readily at hand to the many various different…

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Bibendum – The Larger Than Life Michelin Man

  A 1914  postcard offering this image as a 21 x 29-inch poster for ten cents By Matthew Hocker: Bibendum is Michelin’s metaphorical superhero and, like any comic book character, he comes with a fascinating origin story. In 1889, French brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin set out to work on what would become the first…

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