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1905 Reo Mountaineer Completes a Coast-to-Coast Trip and Return

The Reo Mountaineer arriving back in New York City after 12,000 miles  Percy F. Megargel and David F. Fassett, a skilled mechanic from the Reo Factory, can be seen above right in the Reo Mountaineer, after driving from New York City to Portland, Oregon and return. The trip started in the summer of 1905, and…

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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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The Dealers Association of Oregon Tour – 1917

This photo shows us four cars that participated in some form of a tour which was put on by the Dealers Association of Oregon. The banners on the windshields tell us that it was from Portland to Crater Lake and we are assuming that this may be at the Lake next to a lodge that…

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The Roderic Blood Packard Collection

Through the courtesy of  The Larz Anderson Auto Museum we are pleased to be able to share with you the Roderic Blood collection of original Packard Company photographs and promotional materials. This collection was rescued from destruction in 1951 when Blood traded a 1910 Packard model 18 runabout to secure the collection that was being…

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The Red Arrow Garage….Manchester, New Hampshire

The Red Arrow Garage, seen in these photos, was like many early establishments that catered to the new trade that the automobile opened up. The early car owner tended to be well off, because early in the game it took a considerable amount of funds to even purchase a car. After buying a car the…

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An Early Winton in Illinois

This Winton full of Gentlemen appears to be a 1906 Model K, which was a 30 h.p. five-passenger touring car on a 102″ w.b. A catalog illustration is shown just below and the thumbnails at the bottom from the Automobile Journal show the construction details. The article gives full details on Winton’s unique pneumatically actuated…

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The Winton Bullets No. 2 and No. 3 on Ormond Beach….1904

A photo of the Winton team posing on the beach at Daytona-Ormond which in reality were one and the same. The Ormond name was used for primarily the early winter speed meets. Both the Bullet No. 2 and No. 3 were at the 1904 speed meet and Oldfield evidently was able to set a worlds…

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A Winton Touring Car

A postcard photo of a party out in a 1912 Winton Model 48 7-passenger touring car. The photo was taken by photographer C. T. Johnson of East Jaffrey, N.H. The Old Motor photo.

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An Early Motoring Scene

Here is a wonderful trio of cars, in an exceptional early motoring image. The first car appears to be a 1905 Thomas 40 or 50 (they made both), the second car is a French fronted single cylinder Olds of the same vintage and the last car appears to be a 1905-06 Winton or Northern. Unfortunately…

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