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OK, the Packard and Mercedes threads were great, now lets try for the real rare stuff, must be Pre War, CCCA Classic, The winner gets to drive my Pierce Arrow to a local lunch spot from my garage. You must provide your own transportation to my garage in Springfield, Mass. 30 days till the contest will close. No time limit to collect on the drive to lunch. I'll even buy lunch! If you don't get to the east coast often, you can ride (and drive) for a day at the Pierce Arrow national meet, as they move around the country quite a bit. Here we go, good luck, Ed.

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Hi West, I thought it was time to get another picture thread going, so I figured the best photo would win. Car, content, location, and other factors that make the photo the over all best posting will win. To be fair, I'll let you pick the top three, then I will choose the winner from them. Might make a good story for you to cover. I'll kick in for lunch for you also. We also could use two cars to compare an eight and twelve Pierce. I thought the chance to take a car for a spin would help give a push for people to post. I hope to see a lot of interesting photos. Ed

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Ed, are you going to force me to post some of my good stuff? :D

Does the picture itself have to be prewar? If not, how about an early 1960s shot of 4 Model J's?

From the front:

1. George Wallace's Lebaron

2. Doc Clemens Murphy now owned by Dave Kane.

3. My dad's Murphy

4. One of Tony Pascucci's Model J's.

EDIT: If anyone is interested I'll get the J numbers. I have trouble keeping track of all of them in my head.

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This may be too early for the classic era contest, but I think a twin six is a classic in its own. Also, I would like to drive a Pierce Arrow!

The picture is of a 1916 Packard twin six touring that was in one of our family albums so the picture was difficult to copy. The relatives are from Scranton, PA. The 1916 is the first model year for the first series twin six. The radiator cap for the first series twins is one key, it is a motometer (second series used

a pair of 6's in a vee), just visible in the photo.  The Dominant Six

used a single 6 on the cap up through 1915. Also, the ventilation

slat below the windshield is one piece on first series (two vents on

second series).  This car has Westinghouse air shocks, and a few

accessory items, the spotlight of course, the bumper, and the canvas

seat covers (those might be "Crawford Covers" which were popular in

that period). Sure wish we still had the car.

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This would be an interesting one to identify. Looks like a Model M Stutz with a fabric body. Does this car still exist? This picture was taken in South America.

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This car is not in the CCCA list but if somebody could find one and apply it would be a slam dunk. I'll buy lunch at Hershey to anyone that can identify it.

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Here is one that is near and dear to my heart and it's on a Classic chassis. Photo circa 1933 taken in Yonkers NY. That is Gustav Schumacher standing in back.

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A couple of Pierce Arrows... as seen on the streets of Brookline in the late 40s.

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Both of these photos are mine but they have been posted on the "Old Motor" web site.

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An L head Mercer. This picture was taken in Boston in 1948. I am not certain what is going on but this is part of a group of photos taken on the opening day of the Larz Anderson Museum. The cars in this group seem to be photographed along the Charles River so it looks as if some of them gathered there to drive to Brookline in a group.

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I've got to add this:

Has he ever restored that? I can remember 20 years ago his ad looking for a partner interested in financing the restoration.

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