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A Pope Single Cylinder Track Racer

This is one of the best posed photos of a rider and a early racing motorcycle that we have seen in some time. One interesting feature of this single-cylinder Pope racing machine is the very short wheelbase compared to other machines of the era. Note the direct drive without a clutch or transmission as was the practice…

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The 1910 Pope-Hartford racing team cars

The Pope-Hartford company being an early auto manufacturer, had a long history of competition that reached back to at least 1904. We are very fortunate to be able to show you what may very well be the best photo to survive of one of the Pope-Hartford racing team cars. This four-cylinder racing car appears to…

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Chill out with a Pope-Hartford

Many people are suffering through one on the hottest summers in a long time and in  looking at these Pope-Hartford photos, the thought came to us that this pair of photos might help you cool off. The touring car must have just been backed into the A.W. Blanchard Garage in Brooklyn, NY, after a trip through…

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Lou Disbrow and The Pope Hummer

A pair of very rare photos from the Peter Helck collection, showing Lou Disbrow in his Pope-Hartford Hummer racing car. This was only a 389 c.i. four, but it did very well against other cars that had engines over twice the size as it did. In the 1911 Vanderbilt which was held in Savanna, Georgia,…

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Yosemite Stages

An interesting photo without any information, other than Yosemite and via visible on the door of the car in the background. We can assume these were automobile stages ferrying passengers to Yosemite Park. The lead car is a 1910 or earlier Locomobile Type I, which appears to be having a tire problem attended to. The…

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