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Preservation of Paint Work on Antique Automobiles

Preservation of Paint Work on Antique Automobiles

Throughout the long history of the collecting of other forms of antiques, conserving objects in original condition instead of restoration has long been the focus of serious collectors, museums and institutions. Most automobile collecting efforts that started in the 1930s and earlier, have until fairly recently, involved completely or partially restoring vehicles to as new condition….

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Repair Row – Montclair, New Jersey

A Mercer Raceabout, Model T Ford Speedster and a Stutz Touring car in Montclair, New Jersey. Many towns and cities usually have an area where older or inexpensive new buildings are located that cater to industrial uses and the service trades. This circa early-1920s photo courtesy of Charles Heyer shows what appears to be one of…

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Joe Matson in a National Racing Car?

Reader James Lisk has shared with us a pair of photos showing a National racing car. In his research he appears to have identified the racing driver as Joe Matson, seen posing in the mechanic’s seat above. You can view a photo of Matson here and witness the strong resemblance, and the same type of uniform…

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A T-Head Mercer racing special

We were thrilled to obtain this great image recently of a modified T-Head Mercer racing car, which appears to have been taken at some point in the late-teens at a race track. The car was an individual effort and not likely to be one of the original Mercer racing team cars. It has had quite…

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