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A Dashing Lozier Briarcliff

One of our favorite early makers here at The Old Motor is the Lozier, which was an extremely high quality car. One of Lozier’s big selling points was the use of ball bearings instead of bushings or plain bearings, as they are called, in the construction of the chassis and engine. Head engineer John G….

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Ivan P. Wheaton Photo Collection

Kurt P. Wheaton contacted us about helping with identifying photos from the photo collection that his grandfather, Ivan P. Wheaton assembled in his early pursuits of racing, which was then followed by aviation. We have included some of the photos here, that he is posting on his blog called Ivan P. Wheaton-Early Bird. Just below…

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A Gentleman Posing With a Fine Lozier

A fine circa 1911-13 Lozier Type 72 six, in a rural and possibly agricultural setting in Wisconsin. The owner is believed to be Frank H. Ohrmund. Loziers were first built in Plattsburg, NY from 1905 to 1910, when the company relocated to Detroit. This might be a transitional car, using a 1912 body and lighting,…

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Peter Helck – 24 Hour Race Artwork

The artwork above by Peter Helck shows us the deplorable conditions that some of these 24 hour grinds were held in. This depicts the 1907 Point Breeze 24 hour race that we have already covered that was won by Ralph Mulford and Harry Michener. Follow the link to the previous post to where you can…

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Jules Devigne In The NYC Area

Jules Devigne last time we visited him was chauffeuring and hill climbing Zust auto-mobiles after having  been a manufacturer with a partner for a short while. These two images show him at far left above with what we believe to be an early Panhard circa 1900 and below behind the wheel of a Lozier 7-passenger…

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The Fall 1908 Brighton Beach 24 Hour Races

The 24 hours races at Brighton Beach were a favorite of artist Peter Helck, as he used these photos to help him with his paintings for his famous book Great Auto races. He even did paintings of the action at night under the electric lighting on the track and in the pits. The top photo…

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1907 Point Breeze 24 Hour Race

A series of photos from the Peter Helck Collection show the Lozier team at the second Point Breeze 24 hour race in Philadelphia, on June 28-29, 1907. Above are on the left Harry Michener and Ralph Mulford in their winning car. On the right are Monty Smelzer and Linknoum in the other team Lozier. The…

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A Very Sporty Lozier Briarcliff

A very handsome Lozier Briarcliff , circa 1910, pauses briefly to be photographed in 1912 on the road to the lake, in South Poland, Maine. This Lozier is featuring a set of Solar-clipse magnifying lens headlamps. Might this be Mr. Ricker, whose earlier Lozier we looked at filled with young women? The Briarcliff was and remains a…

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A Brand New Lozier

This circa 1906 Lozier appears to be brand new and posed especially for this photo. Thanks to Tim Martin and his friends for looking up the Maine license plate 553, as the following was found. The car was registered to a Mrs. E.P. Ricker, of South Poland, Maine. They belive that the man behind the wheel…

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