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1905 Matheson Vanderbilt Cup Car

Tom Cooper posing in the 1905 version of the Matheson Vanderbilt Cup Racer which unfortunately did not make the field. They tried to make the race with two stock 40 hp cars, in a field comprised of thoroughbred racing cars that were in the elimination race for only five spots on the American team. Cooper’s car…

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1904 Matheson Revisited

Here we have another set of photos of the Holyoke Matheson that we have covered earlier along with some incredible photos of the engine. The primitive open gearing and the shaft for driving the single side-cam can be seen on the front of the engine. A couple of things to note in the second photo below…

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The 1904 Matheson Masterpiece

In April of 1903 the new Matheson Motor Car Company Ltd. was organized and this new company purchased the assets of the Holyoke Automobile Company and moved their operations from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Massachusetts. Charles Greuter became the chief mechanical engineer and at the advanced age of thirty-five he acquired the nickname of “Pop”….

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The Matheson And The Holyoke

This is another in a series of articles about the Matheson, the changes the car went thru and also background information on the company and the different moves it made. To read about what we have already covered follow this link and scroll down. The Matheson Brothers wanted to build the best car possible and…

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The Matheson Revisited

Our recent posts of photos of the Matheson automobile from the collection of Robert C. Laurens has shown quite a bit of interest from our readers. We have more photos to come down the road, but in the meantime we thought we would share one of the photos that we have hanging up here in…

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A Matheson Masterpiece

This is a masterpiece of engineering and construction that was designed by Charles G. Greuter for the Matheson Company, which was located at the time in Wilkes-Barre, PA, (1906-1912). In these original factory photos we see the makings of the 1908 50 hp sohc four-cylinder engine, along with a fine double chain-drive chassis, a recipe…

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