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The Automotive Fine Arts Society

From the earliest days of motoring, advertising was the primary venue for auto-related art. Accomplished painters like Peter Helck produced some very high quality work from the 1920’s through the 1940’s but for the most part the fine art community considered such stuff mere illustration. However, in recent years, the genre has come into it’s…

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Detroit Auburn – Cord Sales and Service

By the time these photos were taken (we’re guessing it was around 1929 or 1930) the Indiana upstart, Auburn, had already been building quality cars for more than 25 years. Here they have invaded Michigan and these reputable looking gentlemen are hawking their two lines of cars right in the “Big Three’s” backyard, Detroit. Aside…

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Four L-29 Cords In Oklahoma City

An interesting photo of four L-29 Cords in front of what was then the Auburn-Cord and possibly Duesenberg dealer in Oklahoma City, OK. The photo appears to have been taken before or after a parade, as there is in a truck in the background which appears to have served as a float. The building has…

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Don’t Try This At Home

Alice Sisty, a Mexico City cow girl used to preform this act at rodeos and fairs in the thirties and forties. We have seen three photos of her jumping and it is always over her stylish Cord. We have found a reference to her being a tandem-jump, rodeo champion in an advertisement for Conoco motor…

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A Sad Depression Era Ending

A once breath taking design by Cord was salvaged by Hupmobile in its last gasp effort to stay alive in 1939. Hupmobile bought the body dies left over from the Cord 810, changed the nose and called this their Skylark. With this March, 18  introduction photo was a statement that it would be first shown…

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