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Moving The Metal – Part V

A 1956 Ford F-750 “Big Job” hauling 1957 Fords Many of the cars in today’s photos date from 1957, which was a significant year in many ways. Tail fins were approaching their peak. The new Chrysler torsion bar front suspension was unique in the domestic industry, as Packard returned to conventional coil front and rear…

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Torture Testing the 1936 Plymouth

For this Sunday’s entertainment feature we have a video showing the testing of the 1936 Plymouth, along with daredevil driving by both Lucky Teter and Jimmie Lynch. Although they were not engaged in the type of scientific testing that went on at the car company, it dramatically demonstrated the rugged construction of the new Model to…

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Scenes on the Streets of Boston – Part IV

Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts Corner filling stations like Jerry’s Atlantic were once convenient places to get a fill up and a variety of basic repair services. They were also places that a kid could get a start in the business pumping gas and gradually acquire skills that would serve him well…

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Scenes On the Streets of Boston – Part II

Fenway Park Motors on Boylston Street near the Fenway In 1954, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Kevin Lynch began his Perceptual Form of the City project, a five year endeavor funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. He was joined in it by Professor Gyorgy Kepes at the M.I.T. Center for Urban and Regional Studies and Nishan…

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Moving the Metal – Part II

New 1949 Mercury’s on a W&K trailer in Chicago The post war boom in new car production had a marked multiplier effect on the American economy. Once they were finished, cars had to be shipped to the dealers. Construction of specialized trailers built for that purpose provided employment opportunities in those factories, too. Drivers were also…

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