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Packard on Land, Sea and Air Worldwide

Before the debut of the first Volvo in 1927, Swedish car buyers were entirely dependent on imports. While they often chose European automobiles, a surprising number of American built cars found their way into their garages. Case in point is this big 1928 Packard 443 convertible sedan with a rarely seen custom body by Norrmalms of…

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The 1929 Toy duPonts

In 1929 E. Paul duPont built a total of six toy duPont cars after having seen a Seiberling salesman’s sample (16″ x 3-1/2″) of the tires the full-sized duPont used. He could also have possibly been inspired by having seen the “Baby Bugatti” that was shown at the 1927 Milan Automobile show. Reportedly six were…

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Harry Hartz’s “Mercer”

Yesterday we posted photos of the boys and the racing cars that they ran at Ascot Speedway. The story told about how Harry Hartz captured the Baby Vanderbilt Cup Race and also carried some information on the races and participants. Today we are posting another article which tells us more about this small fry auto racing…

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DePalma at the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The 1915 Vanderbilt Cup race was held in San Francisco in conjunction with the Panama Pacific International Exposition and it was held on a constructed road course. Above is Ralph DePalma in his Mercedes with which he managed a finish in forth place. The race was held after much rain and the conditions were horrible,…

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