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*Updated* A Pope-Hartford on The 1907 New York Motor Club Run

*Updated* Reader Ariejan Bos has identified the second car above as a Berliet, which was probably built under license by Alco. In the earliest days of motoring, car builders were forever doing things to prove to a skeptical public that their new fangled machines were reliable and worth buying. Here we have a 1907 Pope-Hartford participating in…

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* Updated *A Pope-Hartford on a winter drive

* Update * Tim Martin was able to find that the number 72 was registered to Edward H. Betts of Hartford, CT, during this time in the CT. state records. We believe that he may possibly have been connected with the Pope – Hartford company which was located in Hartford. It appears that winter motoring was a…

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A stripped down circa 1907 Pope-Hartford

We are not quite sure exactly what is going on in this photo, but from the look of the stripped down circa 1907 Pope-Hartford, we would guess it may have been participating in a hill-climb competition. It appears to be one of the 25-30 h.p. four cylinder models made for a couple of years that…

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The 1910 Pope-Hartford racing team cars

The Pope-Hartford company being an early auto manufacturer, had a long history of competition that reached back to at least 1904. We are very fortunate to be able to show you what may very well be the best photo to survive of one of the Pope-Hartford racing team cars. This four-cylinder racing car appears to…

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A Cameron racing car and crew

The two wonderful photos shown here are the third in a series of air-cooled Cameron cars that we have been posting. The photos appear to be of the same car and the driver and his riding mechanic are the same in both. In these photos you can clearly see the the combination transmission-differential that and…

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A pair of 1904 Pope-Hartford Model A Runabouts

This pair of 1904 Pope-Hartford Model A Runabouts in great early photos are interesting to see especially with the period signage in the background. Recently we covered another 1904 Pope-Hartford that was also in the 1904 AAA St. Louis Tour, as the one in the photo (below) was, if you take a look back many of…

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An early Cameron automomobile mystery

This is the second in a series of very clear and interesting Cameron photos that are being posted here on The Old Motor. Information on the make is scarce, so it is not known exactly what purpose this early Cameron was built for. Based on the stripped-down appearance of the unique early four cylinder with…

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The interesting Cameron Air Cooled Car

The Cameron car was was built between the years of 1903 and 1920 and during its production span, the car was produced in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan and finally in Ohio. Everett and Forrest Cameron first produced a steamer, but then soon moved to having the first air-cooled gasoline car (below left), produced by…

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A 1904 Pope-Hartford on the St. Louis A. A. A. Tour

This photograph thanks to the tour placard on the side of the body, enabled us to learn much more about the car, driver, passenger and also some information about the tour that it participated in. The event was the 1904, St. Louis A. A. A. tour, which according to The Horseless Age issue, dated July…

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