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A Unique Custom-Bodied Renault Roadster

The first thought that comes to mind after viewing this image taken in San Jose, California and dated 1928, is that this racy-looking early Renault speedster was custom-built for a Hollywood Movie Star. Further investigation of the body’s make up of flat panels and the odd treatment of the upholstery points to the probability that it was more…

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Mad for Speed – Joan Newton Cuneo

By Elsa A. Nystrom: In 1914, Joan Newton Cuneo, the first female race car driver in the United  States told Country Life magazine, that she had already owned eighteen automobiles. For most people, in 1914, this was an incredible number.  After three years of searching, I have only been able to positively identify 12, along…

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Interesting South American Vehicles

Two photos courtesy of our friend  Guilherme da Costa Gomes in Brazil, show us a couple of very interesting vehicles. We have spent quite a bit of time studying the Mercedes-Benz car hauler above, along with the body and the more we look at it the more we think that most of the framework may be constructed…

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The Keeton and Burman’s 1913 Indy Attempt

The Keeton was manufactured for two years in Detroit by Forrest M. Keeton. He had been in several previous automobile ventures, one of which was the “French” Croxton-Keeton, that appears to have been a Renault copy. He then started producing both the four and six-cylinder Keeton with the inital production doing quite well on a…

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