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The Automotive Fine Arts Society

From the earliest days of motoring, advertising was the primary venue for auto-related art. Accomplished painters like Peter Helck produced some very high quality work from the 1920’s through the 1940’s but for the most part the fine art community considered such stuff mere illustration. However, in recent years, the genre has come into it’s…

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1917 Packard

A Packard second series twin six touring and its well attired owner pose in a park like setting. The plate appears to be 1919 CT. The Packard has been fitted with Warner headlamp lenses, and sports an ALA badge on the radiator. The fenderless car behind is hard to identify, but might be a Mercer.

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The 1913 Indianapolis 500

A colorized postcard photo taken of the 1913 Indianapolis race, showing winner Jules Goux in his number sixteen Peugeot. Following is Caleb Bragg in his Mercer who went out on the lap 128 after a pump shaft failure. Bragg’s teammate Spencer Wishart managed to finish second behind Goux in his Mercer. The Old Motor photo.

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