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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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Coming and Going on Route 66 in Missouri,1949

The “Mother Road”, Route 66 ,  has long been a favorite subject for photographers over the years and has provided us here on The Old Motor with a seemingly endless number of interesting images. This appears to a posed shot staged to illustrate new widened lanes that allowed a greater margin of safety for passing trucks. The poured…

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