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  1. There are at least 50 Cartercars still around (not all in running condition though). The three cars above are all really nice examples. It must be a big year for Cartercars - at least 6 have already been sold this year and at least 2 others will be offered for sale/auction later this year.
  2. It would be great to see some more photos from the trip and the Metz Gathering.
  3. The friction drive patents are interesting. In another example of how government works, the Patent Office issued a friction drive transmission patent to both Carter and Lambert on the same day in 1904: https://patents.google.com/patent/US761384A/en https://patents.google.com/patent/US761146A/en Not surprisingly, lawsuits and counter suits ensued between Cartercar and Lambert. The Lambert patent primarily focused on the friction disc and wheel surfaces, in particular the use of aluminum on the friction disc, while the Carter patent focused more on the complete drive setup. My suspicion is that Lambert got the best of the aluminum argument because Cartercar switched to another alloy even though they made claims of using aluminum first. You can see the alloy disc in a picture above. I have found about 45 makes that used a friction drive transmission but I'm sure there are more to be found...
  4. Thanks for posting it. The 1909-1911 Metz Plan Car had a two cylinder motor.
  5. I'd like to know more about the Canadian fender differences. Are there any other pictures? When did the unique fenders start - at the beginning of Canadian serial numbers in 1913? (were they really making their own fenders then?)
  6. The letter has this quote: "Therefore, the Museum cannot agree to allowing the Club to advertise its displays and attempt to divert customers away from the Museum. " I really hope that there is no agreement in place that limits the real AACA from having its own museum if it wants to! If the Museum wants to be the AACA's museum it should have merged back in instead of declaring its independence.
  7. Yes, I'd be interested in cataloging them (and also have a 1924 T). I'll send you an email.
  8. Hi blincoln, I'd like to buy Group B - I'll send you a PM. Thanks... John
  9. Thanks for the info. I talked to Bill and I may be sending him some literature that he doesn't have for his cars. Other leads would be much appreciated.
  10. Looking for all Literature on the Cartercar 1905-1915 Thanks, John Carter cars@cartercar.org 856.547.1580
  11. One AACA member was able to help us with two rims which is much appreciated. We still need one more rim and would be grateful for any help or leads. Thanks... John