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  1. The Bill Shekooley car is in Michigan now, driven quite a lot. The wood-framed car that left Orcas Island was built by Don Bourdon in 1979 - a very nice car. I think Dan will have a great time with it!
  2. I'm guessing summer 1956, in Albert Lea, Minnesota. This is from the June 29 paper.
  3. Hmm, maybe neither of the owners would be that interested... it's not really a photo of their car. It would be an interesting story about why they chose to make 2 Duesenbergs out of 2 Duesenbergs. Sure looks like one humdinger of a long chassis! If it got a roadster body it must be pretty impressive.
  4. Freshly-discovered photo of a Duesenberg supercharged convertible sedan. The back says "1934 Duseenberg 1934 supercharged, John Seelinger, owner, sold at time of photo for $1500." Skirted front fenders that come low over the tires, sidemounts, flat windshield, no vent windows, center door handles, unskirted rear fenders, integrated trunk - I can't find one like it in a quick internet search.
  5. Can't resist adding one of my favorite shots, that barn find Stanley after it was restored by John Ray Lyman, being driven by then-owner Zacheus Cande on the 1963 Glidden. The car was lately in the automobile collection at the Grandson Castle, in Switzerland. That museum closed very recently - has anyone heard what happened to the cars?
  6. This 1967 photo shows H. D. Thompson, left, and Bill Carmichael, center, involved with a 1923 Stanley that they owned. (A 7-passenger touring, presumably a Model 740B.) They lived in Jackson, TN, and the car was scheduled to participate in the Mid-America Old Time Auto Association meet there on June 15-18, hosted by the West Tennessee Antique Car Club. The car was said to have been found in Florida, where it had "been left by a retired gentleman from the east." The car sold out of Mrs. H D Thompson's estate in 1983. Any ideas who may have had it before & after Thompson?
  7. I see a couple of other little telltale differences, too, now that I look again. Darn... Did discover that the Rhinehart car was bought around 1967, by Vernon Unger of Winchester, VA. He advertised it for sale in 1992, still looking very much like the 1956 photo, above.
  8. Looks like it was former AACA Director and President Len Rhinehart. The 1968 AACA register shows him owning a 1927 343 7p touring, fully restored. He restored it in 1955-56, and apparently drove the car a lot - 870 miles to the 1958 Lake Forest meet, and a 2,600 mile round trip through Greensboro, NC and Daytona in 1965. Certainly could have driven it to Dearborn. (Don't know what happened to the sidemount.)
  9. This photo was taken on Feb. 20, 1949, at an old car gathering in Florida. It's a beautiful print - if you could send me a good scan, I'd really appreciate it. Best I have is this grainy shot, taken at almost exactly the same time. The two Stanleys, at least, are still in the same place. The condensing car has been in the family since new. The non-condenser has the curious "upgrade" of Ford wire wheels. Melton happened to attend this meet, as well as Bill Spear. Both are shown here in the 10hp car. The White was also bought new by the family, from the local White agent, who was Melton's uncle. (!)
  10. A nice hot Baker burner should certainly be adding to the fun!
  11. This article says it was painted the light color in the early '50s. Photos are unfortunately distorted (at least for me).
  12. Couldn't resist adding this. A few years later, a bunch of guys thought it would be fun to recreate this Peter Helck painting in real life.
  13. My dad's been into antique cars since his teens in the early '50s. My mom has never been that interested. In all those years, she admitted to liking one old car - this one. Henry Yeska owned it at the time this photo appeared on the back cover of the Antique Automobile, 1973 #1. It's one of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen. Somehow the Packard stylists took the contemporary cues and synthesized something very special. (I don't mean to drag the thread away from old photo detective work - sorry.)
  14. Well, here's a 1005 convertible sedan that had a light green interior at one time - does that ring a bell? The listing even shows a VIN. Here's a different one, a few years ago - And a third -
  15. The Stanley is Elmer Norbury's 1912 Model 73, #6463. Presently being professionally restored in New England.
  16. I have the program from that meet, if it will help anyone identify any cars of interest in the film.
  17. I think these are modern-day references to the IF. Jonathan will know for sure. 🙂
  18. Can you supply your dad's name? We can start looking through old sources.
  19. Has Racemaker been amenable to people studying that Fred Roe archive?
  20. Earlier than the Stanley photo? Less ivy on the upper left of the building?
  21. Thanks gossp, I'll definitely keep an eye out for something that matches this story!
  22. There are lots of condensing Stanleys, and all factory cars, because nobody bothers to fake them. They don't have the same snap as the non-condensers, and they don't sell for as much, either. There's a bit more complexity, but not much. They're still a fine drive when they're in good order. I bet one earlier respondent spent plenty of time in the back seat of one. 🙂
  23. Here's a photo of a 1922 Stanley that was taken at one of the Larz Anderson meets. The quality is very good and belies what I suspect is the age of the photo. Is there any info around on the attendees of those early meets? I see a little marker on the ground that maybe indicates the car was in Class 8.
  24. I can hear the mortar rounds exploding around my head already... 😕
  25. Hmm, is it on the roster? Here are direct links to a special Mountain Wagon page, and the page with the Vanderbilt Cup racer recreations. (Again, apologies for how far behind they are.) A lot of Carl's Mountain Wagons and his Vanderbilt cars used 20hp engines.