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Earle C. Anthony’s Early Days – A Packard Pioneer

Earl C. Anthony is perhaps best known as the Packard distributor for the state California from 1915 to 1958. Our top photo shows him at the dawn of his interest in the motorcar. It was a thoroughly respectable, if primitive, effort for one so young and inexperienced. Built in 1897 when he was just seventeen…

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The Tommy Lee, 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Tear Drop Coupe

The Talbot-Lago, is a French automobile that originated from the Talbot-Darracq, which became a subsidiary of the Rootes Group in England after the Sunbeam Talbot Darracq group failed. Like many auto makers, the company fell on hard times during the depression and was saved by Antony “Tony” Lago who purchased the company, with the help…

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The Don Lee Special

A striking image by Tim Scott of Fluid Images, showing the Don Lee Special Alfa Romeo P3, on the Pebble Beach tour in 2010, the year that the Alfa Romeo was the featured marque. This car reportedly joined the Ferrari-run Alfa team in 1934 and later was sold to Count De Villapadierni from Spain. The…

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A Pre War Harper Dry Lakes Racing Film

This is an 8 mm film by Tommy Lorbeer with very rare footage showing prewar racing on the Harper dry lake in California during 1940. In addition to the many home built Ford based racing cars and a four cylinder powered Chevrolet streamliner which Bob Rufi set a record of 140 mph, there are some thoroughbreds…

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