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  1. Buck Grundy's bar opened in Miami in 1940, and it looks like a 1934 Jaguar SS1.
  2. Happy Mother's Day! What is this rangy-looking chain-drive tourabout? I'm pretty sure the B doesn't stand for Buick.
  3. The big "P" on the side begins both the words Painting and Paperhanging. He advertised a lot in May - July of 1914, and no mention of him before or after.
  4. Here's a little more on this car. The copy of this photo in the AACA Library has this writing on the back, and the 1916 California registration list shows the car. There's no way to be sure whether 1287 was the frame number or the engine number, but either way, it doesn't seem to be one of the survivors.
  5. It looks like this came from one of those spectacular glass negatives. No idea what the car is, but the fore-and-aft handles on the radiator cap are interesting.
  6. The White in the earlier picture was ok in the cold - the steam exhaust was condensed and recirculated, warming up all the water lines. But this Stanley was at risk - nothing to warm up the small lines coming from & retrning to the supply tank
  7. Oakland, CA, summer 1923. Doble Steam Motors had a showroom at 422 14th St from June to August.
  8. Sept. 18, 1942, Lamb's Tavern. Front to rear, Alec Ulmann, John Fetterolf, Sam Baily. Sometime dual spares seem ok on smaller cars.
  9. That little steam van is the cutest thing since sliced bread, or something! It appears to be a Grout, manufactured in the same city as Whitman's grocery. I'm a little mystified about how they managed to operate that control lever along the entire quadrant. A little digging shows that Grout built a dozen of these for Whitman.
  10. Here's the closest match yet, on a Brewster at the 1918 New York car show at the Astor Hotel. The reason for the rear trim lines is obvious, and you can even see the little notch above the spring mount that matches the one that was left during the Stanley body install. The mystery remains as to why the body on the Stanley flares out in front of the windshield, instead of tapering in.
  11. Porcelain - sorry, I was forgetting the right word.
  12. These two photos are from the Revs Institute Digital Library. They show Washington DC plates of 1932 and 1933, and above the plate is something that looks like a small ceramic plate, that says "C1". Does anybody know what that small plate might be?
  13. Collection of the Charles River Museum of Industry More Matheson - a Silent Six with a glass hood. Apparently it was a demonstrator gimmick - the car was so quiet that you needed to be able to look inside to know it was running. And a different glass-hood Matheson - Collection of the Charles River Museum of Industry Collection of the Charles River Museum of Industry This photo was actually taken on Jul 28, 1911, during a massive multi-day Massachusetts militia maneuver simulating an attack on Boston.
  14. Just showed up on an auction site today. It doesn't look like a speedster stripdown - maybe a factory test mule?
  15. Creating something new that becomes the world's first mass-produced front-wheel-drive car is not crazy. I'm pretty sure that this object is not that kind of creation.
  16. "When we get up to about 20, you let the clutch out slow. Make sure it's in high gear."
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