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  2. 1919 Stoddard Dayton Saybrook chassis. John
  3. Spark Plug with its tin box container. Kopper King Spark Plug. The Sharp Spark Plug Co. Cleveland OH. John
  4. This photo was taken in 1954. It is a photo of Bill Gent and his 1909 Stoddard Dayton 9K roadster. Mr. Gent was a friend of my father Plez Nance of San Diego. Mr. Gent help my father when my father was restoring his 1910 Stoddard Dayton Model 10K. I think this car is the same car that was owned by Joel Finn and acquired after Mr. Gents passing and is now in the Museum in Maine. At the time Mr. Gent had not completed the restoration of the car. John
  5. Johnny, As far as I know they are original. The car was restored in the 1960s and the photos I have of the restoration are very poor. John
  6. Johnny, Was this an original configuration? Yes. Stoddard Dayton had touring, roadster and town car models available in three different horse power ratings. Did this particular car come with this style body? As far as I know. Are there restoration photos available? I have a few but they are news paper story type photos. I am selling the car for the sister of the man that owned the car. I am not a broker just a fellow Stoddard Dayton owner helping out a friend. john
  7. It is a Packard. About 1914/1915 john
  8. Two photos of my dad ‘s 1932 Auburn with one of them with my mother in the photo. John
  9. Bob, I thought you like the following photos. They took place in Yuma Az. About 1938 /1939 time frame. They are of my father’s midget race car (#15) and other midgets that raced in the Yuma / Imperial Valley area. One of the photos is of two women racing the midgets with one car getting a little air with a caption on the back of the photo that my dad wrote. Most of the cars they were running had hoped up model a engines in them. I dad told me a neet story about the time Gib Lilly called them and invited the cars from Yuma to a race in San Diego at Balboa stadium. Gib Lilly was having a car count problem and need the cars from Yuma to increase the count. The Yuma cars were to run against Offy and Flat Head Fords. To make a long story short the track was a one grove track with hardly any passing and my dads car finished 3rd in the main and after the race Gib told my dad not to plan on having Yuma cars coming to any more of there races. John
  10. Bob, Thanks for the reply on the George Conner Hunter Spl. car. I got to meet George before he passed away also. Attached is a photo of the letter he sent me telling me the history of my car when he drove the car. Hope you will be able to read it. By the way would you happen to be the Bob I new back in the Bill LaRorsa’s Hot Line days known as Bob the Kid Swanson? 🙂 John
  11. Three photos of the same car. Photo #1, 1935 Legion Ascot Speedway with George Connor, (Hunter Spl.) Photo #2, About 1940 Same car with John Vesco with one of his 4 Port Riley Engines in it Los Angeles Photo #3, Same car as it is today San Diego California. Just added a photo of what the car looked like when I found and bought the car. John
  12. 1915 Parkard Twin Six. Pikes Airport San Diego Ca. 1953 1909 Stoddard Dayton Model F, Galveston Tx. 1909 John Vesco Before WW2 in With one of his 4 Port Riley
  13. It would be easy to have the drivers shop the bumping. Change the rules to have a car requirement where the front bumper is soft. Any bump that would happen would damage the front of the car and ruin the aerodynamics of the car thus making the car uncompetitive for the rest of the race. John
  14. In 1909 Pope Hartford also had a Model S Roadster that had a sear on the running board. John
  15. How rare is this Union Oil Speed & Power Curb Sign with the Medal of Honor & Gold Medal , Panama - Pacific Exposition caption on the bottom of the sign. I have seen a few of this type of Union Oil curb sign with just Speed & Power but never one like this one. John
  16. In about 1960 my father B. Plez Nance of San Diego bought his second Stoddard Dayton a 1909 Model 9 F touring car from the original owner in Galveston Texas. The gentleman bought the car and ran a jitney service between Houston and Galveston Texas. Attached is the photo that gentleman in his car in 1909 that he gave my father at the time of purchase. My father completed the restoration of the car and drove the car on the 1962 Reno Tour. My nephew is now in the process of restoring the car for the second time. John
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