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Vintage pics? Anyone? The more I see the more I get into the photos.

Feed me.

I'll kick this snowball rolling....

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Is Stuckey's still around???



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from Old Motor

This photo from the Packard plant reminded me of something that I read years ago about when Packard had to bring a lower price car to the marketplace so that they could sur-vive. This was during the depression when they made the decision to bring out the one fifteen and one twenty models.

Packard did not know how to mass produce cars in large scale production as the volume makers did. Management had to bring in outside help from the other automakers who they referred to as the bucket shops. It was kind of an underhanded remark as a way of calling their goods inferior tin buckets. These specialists they had to bring in, knew how to make parts in large quantities at low prices, something Packard did not know how to do.

This photo above brought all of that back to mind looking when at this scene on the line where the nose of the car was assembled. Photo dated 8/1/1941
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Don't try this at home

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Old Motor

Alice Sisty, a Mexico City cow girl used to preform this act at rodeos and fairs in the thirties and forties. We have seen three photos of her jumping and it is always over her stylish Cord. We have found a reference to her being a tandem-jump, rodeo champion in an advertisement for Conoco motor oil, in The Saturday Evening Post during 1940.
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1910 peugeot

what the heck is this fender treatment?

:screwy:

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That's a self-lightening arrangement. The faster you went the less weight there was on the front tires.;)
heh... before downforce was considered... uplift... Peugeot must have been dabbling with airplanes..

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just love this shot

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The old toll house

Mt. Mansfield, Vermont

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Primitive but functional



Most primitive of the mechanized flatbed tractor trailers, a 1910 Studebaker
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Probably a repost...

but I love this shot

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what is this!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

It's a "Burney"



The name you鈥檙e looking for is Sir Charles Dennistoun Burney. He had designed the R-100 airship, which was unfortunately (and probably unjustly) scrapped after the R-101 disaster. Turning to cars, he came up with this, based on a modified Alvis chassis: one unusual feature is that the rear track is 13 inches narrower than the front, which must have produced 鈥渋nteresting鈥 handling characteristics!

Only about a dozen were built, the most notable purchaser being the then Prince of Wales. Production cars were fitted with either Armstrong-Siddeley or Beverley-Barnes engines. After failing to find an American licensee, Burney sold the UK rights to Crossley, who built just 25 in 1934, before dropping the model.
Burney Streamline Car, designer Sir Charles Dennistoun Burney, who had worked on the Vickers R-100 airship. Burney built 12 Streamlines at Maidenhead between 1929/31, none are known to survive. The first car was made from an Alvis front wheel drive chassis turned back to front. Most used engine was the Beverley straight 8, two had Armstrong Siddeley engines and one a straight eight Lycoming. Independent suspension, twin radiators, hydraulic brakes, heater and seated 7 within the 20 feet wheelbase, spare wheel inside one rear door, cocktail cabinet in other. Sheet metal covered underside enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. Priced around 拢1,500. The Prince of Wales bought a blue one in 1930. Crossley bought the patents in 1933 and about 25 cars were made using their 2 l engine. Streamline Cars closed in 1936.
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So he stuck the engine in the back and foreshortened the car ahead of the windshield.

what a beautiful car in color







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Scarborough





St. Catherines '77

tow truck prep



'77 Toronto

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1937 pininfarina creation of a Lancia

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Possibly a repost.

But I still like it

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Auburn ambulance

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All you can eat at Hart鈥檚 Chicken House No. 2 for 50 cents. The two door sedan appears to be a 1939-40 Ford.
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ANDREAS FEININGER

Street passing Signal Hill Oilfield,Long Beach, California, 1948
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Hollywood

Early days '28




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Well, she certainly created some interest in auto racing back then

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