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Hey T-Head, how about a contest for the most people in a car? Here's a load of folks in a Great Arrow, Saurer truck and White Steamer. The first two were taken in Fairbanks and the third one in Valdez.

Nancy.... They are wonderful, thanks for sending them and please send more.

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Today I am going to do some garages. Let's start with Thompson Motor Service, who in addition to general repairing also were blacksmiths and did welding. This is generally where the first mechanical repairs were preformed early on, at the village blacksmith shop.

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Today for lunch we are going to the Pioneer Cafe in Grand Coulee, Washington. And if you have any teeth problems you can get it taken care of next door after lunch and it won't hurt at all, guaranteed.

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If you are of that mind it might be the time for a beer. At the left is a refrigerated semi, possibly pulled by a mid 30's IHC. The center truck I believe is also an IHC and it is from Labatt's Winnipeg Branch. The last truck according to Fotofan is a huge Sterling, it was loaded with two tanks that were going to a brewery in Wisconsin.

Top two trucks are C-series Internationals (1934-37), the stake body is probably a C-30 or C-35; have to check into the tractor.

I used to have a C-35 that once was a beverage truck belonging to the local Royal Crown distributor... neat trucks... in those years, IHC painted the frames bright red. They were also equipped with electric wiper !

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This photograph is another racer I would like to identify. The photo was taken in the San Diego area and I believe that it maybe a twenties desert racer. It looks like a production car turned into a racer but I cannot place it. It could have also been run at Pikes Peak.

You may know what it is based on the lettering on the hood which appears to read ...... 6-66 special.

I think I see an E before the 6 66 Special on the hood. Could this be a Paige 6 66? Of course it is highly modified from an original Paige.

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And our last garage of the day...... a very professional Packard Dealer shop doing a valve job on a 1930-31 model. One man is working on the valve seats, the other is grinding the valves on a valve grinder. The workbench behind them has a cylinder boring bar on it which makes it a very well equipped shop. This could possibly be a factory service photo.

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I'm always looking for odd and unusual subjects when I surf around the web. One of my favorite items has been the railroad conversion of passenger cars for use as track inspection or work crew vehicles. In later years, Hy-Rail conversions made them more flexible in their uses, but before that, they were put together in the railroad's own shops, usually from a bigger sedan and various train related bits. Here is a group that run the gamut from a rather forlorn looking Buick on the Pere Marquette to a very bright and shiny Packard that seems to me to have the railroad equivalent of whitewalls!

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=PM-IN_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/PM-IN_2.jpg" border="0" alt="Buick"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=1930Buick.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/1930Buick.jpg" border="0" alt="1930 Buick"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=1932Buick.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/1932Buick.jpg" border="0" alt="1932 Buick"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=M820-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/M820-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=Paige.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/Paige.jpg" border="0" alt="Paige"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=M600.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/M600.jpg" border="0" alt="Packard 1"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=M243.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/M243.jpg" border="0" alt="Lincoln"></a>

<a href="http://s865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/?action=view&current=1939BuickSpecial.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab215/woodburner802/Track%20Inspection%20Cars/1939BuickSpecial.jpg" border="0" alt="1939 Buick Special"></a>

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The big one, a Pierce-Arrow Model 66, 825 CI, mid to late teens. With a polished hood and offered by a dealer named Max Arnold.

T - Mr. Arnold looks a little smug, and certainly has every right to from his position behind the wheel of that very impressive car!

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A wonderful photo taken circa 1903 of Oscar Bergstrom and friends. The Penge Automobile Co. was on 3rd street in Minneapolis. The center automobile looks like a Cadillac and the one right maybe be an Autocar.

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A fully accessorized 1905 Tourist, check out the size of that horn! It is a rear entrance tonneau with a nice set of picnic baskets on the side. They were manufactured in Los Angeles during the time of 1902-10.

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Who can identify this good sized 1904-06 rear entrance tonneau. They sure look like they were enjoying what was called the motoring craze back then.

It appears like it maybe be a four cyl. double chain drive

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This photo is labeled Charles Joy, it has the look of a very early steamer, it appears to be a Loco or Stanley and it sure looks like he has been putting it thru it's paces.

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This is a 1909 Durocar which was another automobile that was manufactured in Los Angeles between 1907 and 1911. This car had a two cylinder engine and a two speed planetary transmission and in 1910 they also made a four. This photo was taken in San Diego during 1909.

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