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“The Spirit of South Brooklyn”

He’s no Charles Lindbergh and that’s not a Ryan Monoplane. It’s “The Golf Specialist” himself, W.C. Fields, playing a difficult lie off the cowl of his customized American Austin in this studio publicity shot from the 1933 Paramount comedy hit, “International House”. Co-starring in this bit of Depression era fluff were Bela Lugosi, George Burns,…

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A Micromobile by James V. Martin – The 1928 Dart

Foreshadowing the more successful American Austin, pioneering pilot and inventor Captain James V. Martin and engineer Miles H. Carpenter built three prototypes of this six hundred pound pipsqueak between 1926 and 1929. While the drivetrain was said to have been quite conventional, notwithstanding the modified inline four cylinder air-cooled Cleveland motorcycle engine, it’s springing was…

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