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  1. The city picture that was posted today... did anyone notice the 2 very rare mid 30s Checkers waiting at the light by the drugstore? I have never seen any mention that any survive. I say mid 30's or a little newer due to the abbreviated front fenders. The earlier Checkers had normal fronts.

    I did get to see in person, a maybe "only one left" 1931 Checker at a local show. I was blown away by the quality, design, and deco features..as well as the large size. It looks like a formal limo. I was telling the driver that it reminded me of a mix between an Auburn and a Cord. He said the car belongs to his boss who owns a cab company, and his boss said these Checkers were designed by E.L. Cord ??

    One of the most impressive cars I have seen around here, for sure.


    F&J....... You may enjoy this I have good photo of one of those cabs in my files. Best, T-H


  2. This photo shows the examining crew looking over this car entered in a Glidden Tour. I don't know what year but from judging by the large size of the tire I would guess it is early.

    From what I have read in the past they checked cars over to make sure the entrants were playing by the rules. Let us know if you can identify the automobile.


  3. After the Fairgrounds let's go look at a Chevy coupe the Wally Campbell called me about. He said it only has 12,000 miles on it and it's clean and loaded, it might be a good winter car. I get tired of these drafty convertibles.


  4. The first car to reach Miami Beach, Florida. It has the appearance of being from around 1910 so the press clipping date maybe wrong. I suspect after looking at a larger size photo that this maybe a 1910 Mercer with a non standard custom double bucket body (four seats).



  5. More from your library.....

    • A 1933 Studebaker
    • Parade in Hazleton, PA on Aug. 27, 1908
    • A photo from our Beach Creek ruck scrapbook

    The parade photo is my favorite photo thatI've seen since working in the library. I swear if you stare at it long enough the people come to life & the flags start waving!


    Chris, In the third photo, the engine, radiator and maybe the frame appear to be from a model 16 of 17 Buick from 1909-10, note the overhead valves. The rest is anyones guess as it looks like a four wheel drive made up from components.

  6. The chief is on the scene and has called in a second alarm. All of Hudson's trucks are on the streets so the Underwriters Insurance Co. is sending in their early high speed American La France truck with the vacuum cup tires for high speed from the big city next door. Simplex designed this truck for them and it goes like the wind it is old but very fast.

    The boys from West Hudson are hurrying to get their ALF ready and are oiling the chains and the valve guides for the trip as they had a bad fire last night.

    A finally the Coppers are sending over their Patrol truck with sandwiches and coffee as it looks like it is going to be a long tough battle.

    Please enlighten us on any details of these machines.




  7. Red alert...... we just got a report of an out of control fire in downtown Hudson Minnesota and the boys are calling out all the stops and taking all the trucks.

    We are hoping you fire truck experts can tell us all about what they are rolling out of the station. Photo from 1939.


  8. And for my final monday lunch special I am going to trump twin6 and his two Winton's. He and I are both here in snowy cold Vermont and I am going to raise him by three Pierce-Arrows in sunny and warm California. All are mid teens the last two probably model 38's with California Tops.




  9. After we go to the Happy Landing, I want to stop at that junk yard next to the factory. I spied what looks like a custom bodied, close coupled convertible sedan that looks to be salvageable. It is yellow and the top looks good plus it has a nice trunk on the back. I heard that it is a good Buick that a Doctor from the big city left here in town because he burnt the clutch out. I think we can fix it there and but some tires on it and drive it home. A little paint and we can have a nice car for vacation trips.




  10. On the way back from fishing I have to take you to this neat gas station called The Happy Landing. The pumps are under the wings of the plane on each side and the rest rooms and office are inside, I think you will enjoy it. Photo 1936.



  11. Today we are going to watch the rest of the parade here in Kerrville TX. Afterwards we can then grab a sandwich at the coffee shop in the Blue Bonnet Hotel. After lunch let's take a quick trip over to Freer TX and stop at the City Hall and get a fishing license and go fishing there. Photos labeled 1940 and 1937.



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