Tag Archives: Model T Ford

The Freemont Garage – Hoyt’s Ford Garage

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Today we have postcard photographs of two garages for you to peruse, and while doing so maybe you can help to identify some of the vehicles at the establishments. The location of the Freemont Garage above is unknown, but we do know from looking at the front window that the shop handled both the Chalmers and the Jeffery.

There are no leaves on the trees in the background which should eliminate Fremont, California. We have found garages with the same name in Lander, Wyoming, Fremont, North Carolina and Freemont, Nebraska. Can anyone identify the location or the speedster out front?

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This Ford Dealership is long gone, but the building has survived and is located at 242 Village Street in Concord, New Hampshire. Penacook is part of the northern end of the city of Concord and the building appears to be located on Route Three, a north to south artery. Let us know if you can to identify the non-Fords in the circa 1912 photo. Both images are from the MTFCA Fourm, and you can learn all there is to know about the Model T Ford at the MTFCA website.

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The Sunday Edition No.VII – The 1957 Pikes Peak Hill Climb – Double-Ended Model T Ford – A Streamlined Motor Home

The video for our Sunday Edition today was produced for the Socony Mobil Oil Company and shows and describes the running of the 1957 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The event was sanctioned at the time by USAC with classes for both open-wheeled championship type racing cars and stock cars. In addition to the racing cars, at points in the video there are some interesting views of parked spectators cars. Bob Finey won the champ car class, and Jerry Unser took the stock car class win.

You can learn more at about the history of the event at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The video is courtesy of the pikespeaklibrary.

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Reader Stan Fleming sent in this photo of a double-ended novelty car, made out of a Model T Ford. By the mid to late-teens used Ford’s and parts could be obtained cheaply and we assume that the first of these may have been constructed starting in that period or the 1920s. If anyone knows more about the origin of this type of car or the details behind this later one, please send us a comment.

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In response to our recent post on the Zephyr Land-Yacht, reader Lillian Manfried from the United Kingdom sent us a copy of this press photo she bought at a flea market. She would like to learn more about it including the constructor and what type of chassis it is on. Send us a comment of you have any knowledge about it and can help out.

The Sunday Edition is for reader contributions, please join in and share with other vintage car enthusiasts from all around the world. If you have a great photo, know of an excellent video, a mystery or story, contact us here (we will send you and email address) and include your full name so we can credit your submission.

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The Sunday Edition No. III – Coachbuilder Mark Nugent – A Mystery Pierce-Arrow – Downtown Sioux Falls – A Model T Motorhome

Ross Colebatch, Digital Communications Producer at the Australian Design Centre contacted us this past week to let us know about the video he has produced about Mark Nugent, of Dubbo N.S.W. and his coachbuilding operation. The Design Centre is an arts and crafts promotional organization supported by the Australian Government.

In this video of Mark in his shop, he explains the history of coachbuilding and the process of designing and making the coachwork on vintage BMW 328 chassis for an American client – a two and a half year process. The custom coachwork being built on a Bentley chassis is also covered. Learn more in our earlier coverage on Mark Nugent’s shop.

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Lee Martin sent in this photo of his great-grandfather, second from the left who was from Schenectady, New York. He reports that he was a very successful and influential businessman who helped to promote the cause for better streets and sidewalks in the City. He would like to know more about the car, which appears to be a circa 1912 Pierce-Arrow. We will leave it to the Pierce experts to tell us if it is a Model 48 or the larger Model 66.

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Reader Frank Barnes sent in this photo which he believes was taken during 1958 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Can any of our readers tell us more about the scene and date the newest car in the image, which might help in narrowing down the year?

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And finally, Scot Carr has this very interesting photo of a very quaint-looking Model “T” Ford motorhome. He is wondering what year the chassis might be, and if anyone knows anything more about the car or the circumstances behind its construction. It appears to be post-1918 judging but the chassis construction, but let us know what you may determine.

This new Sunday Edition is for reader contributions, please join in and share with other vintage car enthusiasts from all around the world. If you have a great photo, know of an excellent video or story, contact us here and include your full name so we can credit your submission. If you have a photo to submit, we will send you an email address you can forward it to.

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