An Entertaining & Informative Vintage Automobile Internet Magazine

“The Greatest American Racing Car” – Locomobile Old 16 – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles featuring the legendary 120 h.p. 1906 Locomobile, which won the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race at the hands of George Robertson. It is shown here in images from The Henry Ford Museum and contemporary press photos that were published shortly after it won that contest. We will not cover either…

Read More

The 2013 HCCA New England Gas and Brass Tour

A Model “T” Ford, Model 18 Packard, Model 30 Locomobile and a Model “K” Ford. Although the weather was less than perfect, drivers of around 125 pre-1916 cars recently participated in this year’s Horseless Carriage Club of America’s New England Gas and Brass Tour sponsored by the Autoneers chapter. Held every two years in the…

Read More

* Updated * The Boyce Moto Meter and its origin

* Update * We have found that Harrison H. Boyce, an inventor from Jericho, N.Y. filed the first patent (seen in the middle of the post below) for a die casting to hold a temperature gauge for an automobile, but not the thermometer unit its self. Patents were found for later Boyce Moto Meters by…

Read More

Polish Mountain, Maryland

This photo is taken at the top of Polish Mountain, MD, which at its highest elevation is 1,800 feet. The road starts in Baltimore, MD, and at its inception was the eastern start of the National Road, US 40 (MD 140). The Old Motor photo above shows a young mother and child who have posed…

Read More

Newton’s Garage….Locomobile & Durant Sales and Service

This photo we believe was taken in New York State during 1924 judging by the license plate visible on the front. The wrecker was a converted 1915-1916 Locomobile Model 38 or 48 six. Newton’s from the signage we can read on the truck was both a Locomobile and Durant dealer. The Locomobile slogan was “The…

Read More

Cincinnati Auto Row

The postcard above is circa 1910 and gives one a good insight into the automobile trade at the time. Coughlin & Davis on the corner of Seventh and Walnut streets in Cincinnati, is in front of the Hanauer Auto Co., which was one on the most prominent and active firms in the city at the…

Read More

Two Young Boys, Looking at a Masterpiece

Jerry Helck kindly sent us this photo of two young boys looking at the engine in Old 16, the famous Vanderbilt Cup race winning Locomobile when it was at the Ridgefield, Conn. Meet in 1969. Normally we do not show photos of older, car club activities here, but in this case are going to make an…

Read More

Links to Posts on The Hemmings Blog This Past Week

First off an excellent post by David Traver Adolphus about Walter Chrysler’s one off town car to be sold. Next up is this great photo posed by Dan Strohl of an 1899 Locomobile which was owned and operated by the women on the left. Read more about the Locomobile at HMN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz-nO6WvOYw And finally a…

Read More