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  1. Very unusual in having larger diameter front wheels than rear wheels.
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    Windshield on OP better matches the Rickenbacker, also headlight bar, headlamps, and door shape. Rickenbacker is it IMO. It's a shame how few Rickenbackers remain. Don't recall the number, but it is quite small compared to the 35,000 plus cars produced.
  3. The meet chairman of another large car club event offered this opinion in a meeting planning manual he subsequently authored: "Avoid plated breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The hotel will give you a better deal on food if you use the buffet line, with more variety and selection of food. Less set-up for them, and no charge by the plate."
  4. That would be my guess. 'Hydropower' suggests that, as opposed to a windshield washer.
  5. Found another pic of a 1913 Locomobile... and I'd say it also suggests the ID posted in Ford Barn thread is correct.
  6. I agree this is almost certainly a 1913 Studebaker. Virtually everything matches, comparing it to this pic from a 2006 Bonham's auction. The fact that hood louves are not visible doesn't bother me, as I think they may be there and they just don't show in that mage. Tried to enhance the photo, but no luck...
  7. The image in my OP came from the Model A section at the Ford Barn forum and a poster there believes he had ID'd the car. "The car in the first photo is a 1913 Locomobile, model 38, little six, roadster. Sold new for $4300. 6 cylinder, 43.8 hp, 128" wheel base. This same car is pictured on page 856 of the second edition of Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942." The photo he references is at the top left on page 894 of my 3rd edition Standard Catalog and is of a quality not worth reproducing here. A better image was found in the Aug 28, 1912 The Horseless Age. While there are some differences between this car and the unknown car (base of windshield splash aprons), I think he's probably correct. It's certainly the closest match yet and has that distinctive curve in the cowl near the inset sidelamp. Wheels and fenders seem also to match up. I suspect one of these images is flipped, as to my eye the first car seems to be LHD and this one is RHD based on the external brake lever..
  8. 41 Su 8, Not so sure I agree on the Model 43. Look at the major differences in the cowl and base of windshield, as well as the splash aprons. Also fenders differ. The unknown car has a bulb horn and the car pictured has an electric horn. Since the wheels and hubcaps match, I think Oakland is correct, but I believe it's a different model.
  9. From another old car forum. This one ought to be easy due to the unusual inset cowl lights.
  10. Yes, Bibendum did originally sport a cigar, but it went away pretty quickly. This is supposedly Bibendum from 1907. Here's a 1914 ad with Bibendum and a cigar. Don't have a date on this one. There's nice article on the Michelin mascot at the link below. The dark and violent history of the Michelin Man
  11. Again, I don't think we're seeing spokes, but rather grease being spun out of the axle bearings, which is in line with the hub bolts. Model T wheels of this era have twelve spokes. Here's a rear wheel of a '23 T from the web. Note the spacing between the spokes right at the edge of the center hub, and compare that to the OP's pic. Also, note that the rim is held to the wheel by four clamps on this T wheel and five on the disc wheel. And, another piece of the OP's image. Arrow points to back OP's image RR wheel. I've never seen wheel covers that did anything but cover the visible side of the wheel; never was there an extra cover for the back side. Still feel this is a set of aftermarket disc wheels on the Model T.
  12. Keiser, I'm not seeing spokes. Possibly oil leaking from the axle bearing being spun out. Consider the back side of the RR wheel... sure look like accessory disc wheels to me.
  13. But, Bob, there's no difference between this site and all the other ones I go to...
  14. Is this the article, Bob? A 200 MPH Citroen SM drops in on the Mullin Museum, for a limited time (To paste the link here, I clicked on the URL at the top of my browser to select it, then copied it, then clicked in this text field to place my insertion point, then pasted to place the link at that insertion point. To paste the first two paragraphs of the article's text below, I dragged my cursor over those parapraphs to highlight (select) them, then copied the selection, and then pasted the copied text here after setting a new insertion point in this field. "The path to Bonneville’s 200 MPH Club typically doesn’t involve a front-drive French coupe powered by a Maserati-built V-6. Citroën SM enthusiast and expert Jerry Hathaway thinks differently than most, however, and for a limited time his weird and wonderful Citroën SM Bonneville record-holder, along with its one-of-a-kind tow rig, will be on display as part of the Citroen: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique exhibit at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California. Hathaway’s love for Citroën–and specifically Citroën SMs–evolved out of boredom and routine. Tired of doing alignments and routine suspension work on Buicks, Hathaway took to the intricacies and eccentricities of the French brand when his employer, a Los Angeles Buick dealer, added Citroën as a second line. He soon became the go-to mechanic for Citroën SMs, which would later put him in the right place, at the right time, to acquire his own Citroën franchise. This would evolve into Citroën SM World, a shop that’s long been regarded as the premier service and restoration facility for Citroën SMs in North America." You posted, regarding Spinneyhill's procedure (which is exactly what I used), "Failed." If so, you're doing something wrong or leaving out a step. Bob, I've offered to assist you before with your complaints regarding posting to this forum more than once, but so far you have failed to respond to me. May I inquire as to why are unwilling to accept my help? Regarding images seen on a page that you want to insert into a post here, the easiest way is to right-click on the image and save a copy to your desktop, then insert that image into the post here. If there isn't a right-click 'Save Image As' (or similar) option that pops up, take a screenshot and crop if necessary then insert that screenshot image into the post. Keep in mind that this forum's software will only accept images in JPG and PNG formats.
  15. The term applied to liquor made by legit distillers outside of the US that was smuggled into the country to avoid being taxed is 'red lightning' or 'red liquor.' From Wikipedia: "The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 and ending in 1794 during the presidency of George Washington... The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly-formed federal government. It became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue for the war debt incurred during the Revolutionary War. The tax applied to all distilled spirits, but American whiskey was by far the country's most popular distilled beverage in the 18th century, so the excise became widely known as a "whiskey tax." Farmers of the western frontier were accustomed to distilling their surplus rye, barley, wheat, corn, or fermented grain mixtures into whiskey. These farmers resisted the tax. In these regions, whiskey often served as a medium of exchange. Many of the resisters were war veterans who believed that they were fighting for the principles of the American Revolution, in particular against taxation without local representation, while the federal government maintained that the taxes were the legal expression of Congressional taxation powers."