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A Pope Hartford on the Mid Winter, Long Island Auto Club Run

This circa 1908 Pope – Hartford touring car and its crew, are seen on a Long Island Auto Club, Mid Winter run. For quite a few years the club had regular endurance runs, scheduled during the different seasons of the year. Many of them left Brooklyn N.Y. and made the run to Riverhead, Lond Island, N.Y….

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1905 Long Island Auto Club Run

When we last looked at the Matheson, it was from the same year (1905) that this photo was taken, showing a scene on the Long Island Auto Clubs Run. This photo which has been split in half, shows a Matheson getting some attention out in front of a carriage maker, which must have been making…

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Long Island Auto Club Run

A Long Island New York Auto Club competition photo, showing a 1908 Packard Model 30 and a Matheson on the right above. What appears to be the same Matheson below with possibly a Jackson on the right. Photo courtesy of the Robert C. Laurens Collection.

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Matheson Was Always A Contender

The Matheson automobile first started out in Grand Rapids, MI during 1903. The company ended up buying the Holyoke Motor Works and with it came the brilliant designer Charles G. Greuter. The company ended up in Wilkes-Barre, PA  in March of 1906 and was built there until 1912. In PA they settled down to build…

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