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Barney Oldfield and a Very Early Peerless

This great very early photo shows Barney Oldfield and possibly his wife Beatrice posing in what is believed to have been his first Peerless racing car. Barney started driving for Peerless in 1903 and the first event that we were able to find him recorded as driving one, was a race meet in September at Grosse…

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Joe Tracy and Friends at the 1908 Briarcliff Race

We have been following the exploits of Joe Tracy and his friends recently, and this series of photos shows Tracy with his Buick roadster in 1908 at the Briarcliff Road race where he was an official. We are going to let our readers who are Buick experts, date this car and tell us what model it…

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Joe Tracy and a 1904 Peerless

Joe Tracy is shown in a very rare high quaility early automobile, a 1904 Type 7 Peerless. This model was on a 102″ w.b. and was 35 h.p., which at the time was the largest of three models produced that year (a smaller 24 h.p. model is seen in the advertisement). This may have been…

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Action at the Empire City Track during 1903

The events at the Empire City track, which was located just north of New York City, were among the earliest of race meets in this country. The photo above shows Charles Wridge-way posing aboard his Peerless racing car. Note the early racing low restriction exhaust, they just took the entire system off including the exhaust manifold…

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1905 Dirt Track Mix-Up – Peter Helck Artwork

1905 Dirt Track Mix-up. A Peter Helck painting that he did for his friend Charles Lytle. It shows Barney Oldfield out front in the Peerless Green Dragon. Behind Oldfield are the White steamer called “Whistling Billy” along with a blue De Dietrich behind the White. Bringing up the rear is what appears to be a…

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Learning The 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Course

Joe Tracy, well known early race driver is seen below using the rebodied and improved 1904 Bennett trials race Peerless we looked at earlier, to run the course during practice for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. In the event Tracy drove a Royal, but was eliminated in the race on the first lap with a…

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The Peter Helck Collection

A very early photo from the Peter Helck collection showing the 1904 Peerless which was run in the 1904 American Trials for the Gordon Bennett race. The trials were held at the Empire City track on May 19. Photo from the Peter Helck Collection, courtesy of Racemaker Press.    

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Main Street USA

An interesting group of what appear to be Model 10 Buicks along with what maybe a small Peerless and to the far right a Model F Buick. The setting is Woodstock Ill. and they are parked in front of Schuett and Schaaf  a farm equipment dealer.

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1910 Peerless

A handsome 1910 Peerless runabout with some well-to-do gentlemen. The plate appears to be 1910 Pennsylvania. With Packard and Pierce photos posted earlier today, we’ve now covered the “Three P’s.” Photo from the Robert C. Laurens collection.

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