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Moving the Metal – Part IV

GM photo of 1954 GMC’s and Fleet Carrier’s GMC COE tractor and trailer All the trucks in our photos today share one common feature: they all would have been gasoline powered. More fuel efficient diesels might have been finding increased favor amongst common carriers in the nineteen-fifties, but the big car hauling fleet operators would…

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Moving the Metal – Part III

An in-house built high-cab Convoy car hauler on January 20, 1955. The very first trucks used to transport cars from the factory to the showroom were, by necessity, home built jobs. They were fabricated by resourceful entrepreneurs seeking to beat the high prices charged by the railroads. As the volume of car production exploded, it…

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The Boomershine Motor Company Repair Shop

Anyone in business will tell you that it pays to have a company name that customers will remember. We think that the Boomershine Motors moniker illustrates the point perfectly . Here we have a day-in-the-life shot dated September 27, 1948 from the Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers of a ’48 Silver Streak Pontiac on the lube rack, albeit…

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GMC Centennial in 2012

The GMC Truck Division of General Motors is getting ready to celebrate its centennial this year and has dug into it’s archives and come up with some interesting photos and information. This 1936 Parade of Progress van, one of eight, caught our eye in an interesting post by Mike McNessor on the Hemmings Blog. Mike…

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We Drive Across Broken Glass…..

Tire-Some Work in Lancaster, California….United Press: This sight would frighten any-one behind a steering wheel. But to give a vivid demonstration of the rupture-proof tread of its new tires, the US Rubber Company, deliberately ran a GMC truck over this path of broken glass and shattered bottles without any failure. This was one of many…

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