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    We thought you would enjoy these photos that are part of a series “Paradise Parking” by Peter Lippmann, it is a series by the gifted American-born photographer based in Paris. The photos were taken on an estate of a reclusive family were some of the cars have been resting for close to 100 years. You can see more of the series and info on his upcoming show and book on theoldmotor.com

    When these cars were parked they were just old used cars that time and nature have caught up with. Try to look at then not as ruined cars and view them as they are, an example of time, nature and exposure.



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    A wonderful image of a rider posing with his late twenties Harley-Davidson and sidecar outfit. He is at a Standard Oil Station and visible on the far left is an oil dispenser for heavy oil, in the middle one for medium weight oil. To the right of the dispensers is a small “Free Crankcase Service” table with a rack holding pre-filled one quart oil bottles and directly behind him is a hand pumped gasoline dispenser. We have many more gas station photos for you to enjoy on The Old Motor.

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    Last weekend was the second annual The Elegance at Hershey, held at the Hotel Hershey. Friend Alan Gosley of Overdrive Images, traveled all the way from Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, to capture these fine photos. Alan started out very early in the morning to catch some of the participants on the way into the show on the driveway of the Hotel.

    (Above) is the 1938 Delage D8 Coupe from the JWR museum on its way in, shown in the bright sunlight. A sleeve-valve Brewster enclosed-drive limousine is seen (below) climbing the hill on its way in.

    We will be featuring Alan's fine photography of The Elegance on The Old Motor along with photos of the VSCCA Grand Accent held at the same time in the coming weeks. Keep stopping by to enjoy his wonderful photos.


  4. Great car, I hope it gets those nice gray Michelin tires, they would look perfect on that car. I'll send along a donation. Bob

    Bob, thanks so much for helping the Larz Anderson. We are working with them to set up a preservation fund to use to in the future for conservation measures on the cars in the core Anderson Collection.

    The Fiat is the first and if things go well and people are willing to donate to help the deserving non-profit we make be able to get this fine car running in the future.

    As to grey tires, Michelin's and Dunlop's are in short supply these days. This car has clincher tires and the only choice available today that fit are black tires.

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    We have had a few emails asking for more photos of the car people can see before they contribute and here are a few more. You can also see more on

    the Old Motor links in the post above.

    Just above is a photo of it shortly after it was new in 1907.

    If you follow this link to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum's website you can read more about this car and the others in the collection.

    Below are photos of it in it's unrestored condition in which it is going to remain other than minor preservation measures.

    The only real changes on the car over its life tim are the fenders and running boards were modernized in the early teens as was

    fashionable when it was also converted to electric lamps. Enjoy the photos and please help them if you can, by

    contributing directly to them to help out with the new tires it needs.