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The XP-300 and “Smart Buy’s Buick”

The two Detroit area newspaper press photos shown here, are of the Buick XP-300 show car, which Charles Chayne of Buick engineering (an early antique car collector) was in charge of constructing. This sleek styling and engineering exercise was built at about the same time as the Harley Earl’s Buick LeSabre. It is seen (below) being loaded…

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Photographer A.F. Van Order

There is a great post on the Smithsonian.com about A.F.Van Order who is seen above, which we learned about from Jim O’Clair’s post on the HMN Blog. Van Order moved from Illinois to Southern California, so he could ride his motorcycle year-round. He started selling Harley-Davidsons and also took up racing, but that came to…

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Dot Robinson

Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1912, Dorothy Goulding is the daughter of famous sidecar manufacturer James Goulding. In 1931 and now living in the U.S. she married Earl Robinson, a mechanic at the Goulding’s Harley Davidson dealership in Saginaw, Michigan. During this period they were both riding and winning in Endurance Run competitions and in 1935 they set…

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