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Earnest Holmes and His First Tow Truck

An Early Cadillac V-8 Sedan converted into a tow truck Dan Strohl of Hemmings Motor News ran into the early history of the tow truck recently and reported the following:  “While perusing a recent issue of the Caddie Chronicle, the newsletter of the Potomac Region of the Cadillac La Salle Club, we came across the…

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A Custom Cadillac Tow Truck

This tow truck from Springfield, MA, is a beautifully customized, 1931 Cadillac, which they modified to showcase their shops abilities. It appears to have been made from a sedan and not a coupe judging by the short doors. Other custom features are a shirt added to the very front of the fender which sweeps down…

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American Auto Parts Wrecking Yard Images

This set of images of the American Auto Parts Wrecking Yard located in Grand Rapids, Michigan was taken on March 29, 1948, by the Robinson Studio for the “Grand Rapids Herald-Review” newspaper. The lead image is a view of an employee using an oxygen-acetylene torch to cut a vehicle into manageable-sized pieces. The facility then…

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