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Hydro-Motor Car: Auto-Boat Investments That Couldn’t Hold Water

Today’s lead photo of a Model “T” Ford-based “Hydro-Motorcar” was found by Steve Murphy while researching military files from World War I at the National Archives, he later posted it at Cars of the 1900’s to 1930’s.  This image inspired us to take another look at this Hydro-Motorcar Company’s amphibious automobile which apparently was a different effort than “Delia The Motor Duck” designed…

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Seen on the Streets and Byways of San Francisco

Earlier in the month we looked at vehicles Seen on the Streets and Byways of San Francisco and return to the City today with this circa 1960 photograph of the Bayshore Freeway. The thoroughfare, known as the 101 Freeway replaced the dangerous and non-divided “Bloody Bayshore” Highway between San Francisco and San Jose which was built between…

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Harry Hartz’s Vanderbilt Cup Race Baby Cars

We have been following and posting photos and information for a number of years about early “Baby Cars” that were constructed during and after the 1912-’14 cycle car fad for racing, entertainment, and general use. Of particular interest are those which were used in the Junior Racing Series of America, a supporting series for the Vanderbilt Cup Races…

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