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  1. 11 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

    Funny, they "the design critics' were critical "an unpleasant feature of the design is the sharp toe or angle in which the cane ends at the cowl"  of the molding on the cowl matching the slope of the windshield and dividing off the cane - today, we would view that as the car's pivotal and best feature. 


    Yes, I found that curious, too! Even then, everyone was a critic! Lol



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  2. Interesting images and info on this Rubay Locomobile that also appeared at the Chicago Salon after the New York Salon.

    The rear and sides were caned according to a description in the story of the New York Salon.


    https://books.google.com/books?id=vVgfAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA9&dq=1918+rubay+locomobile&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjG2qOglYfpAhUPP6wKHc5oAuwQ6AEwAnoECAEQAg#v=onepage&q=rubay locomobile&f=false







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  3. 2 hours ago, alsancle said:

    I have the original,  but I'm sure you guys will excuse me from posting it without the auction labels since it was over 100 bucks.


    I saw that it sold for 72 euros plus. Dreamy photo of a superb design - if I'd known about it then you would have had an extra bidder! 

    It would be great to have a low-res image added to the Voll & Ruhrbeck Cadillac page at Coachbuild. com.

    I'm a moderator there if you're feeling generous...





  4. 7 hours ago, TG57Roadmaster said:

    1933 Cadillac 452-C Four-Passenger Convertible Coupe - Style 5586...From the Fleetwood Individual Body Styles V-16 brochure, none built.



    Peruse the 1934 Book of Fleetwood here... 





    This incredible '31-'32 Cadillac Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck (or another similar) may have been the inspiration for the '33 Fleetwood Style 5586.

    The family that runs these auctions is the same that puts on the Veterama Show in Mannheim and has the Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz

    in nearby Ladenburg, Germany.


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  5. 1 minute ago, TG57Roadmaster said:

    1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Victoria by Waterhouse in the Chrysler Building showroom, NYC...One of six built.


    31 Imperial CG Waterhouse Chrysler Bldg 2.jpg


    Below, chassis # CG 3843 after its restoration, at St. John's in 2011. A full description with copious pictures from its sale follows...






    Some will remember seeing the '31 Waterhouse Victoria at Hershey in 2017...






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  6. A favorite image from a friend's private collection is this from the 1911 Glidden Tour,  with Charles J. Glidden

    riding in the back seat of the AAA President's car, a new 1912 Garford at an unknown location.


    The owner of the Chiquola Hotel in Anderson, SC participated in the 1909 New York Herald - Atlanta Journal Good Roads Tour,

    the 1910 Atlanta Journal - New York Herald Good Roads Tour and the 1911 Glidden Tour. The hotel owner, Robert R. "Bob" King

    fielded a a 1911 Mitchell Four in the '11 Glidden Tour, and after each of the tours ordered official photos for his scrapbook.

    His daughter shared the scrapbook with me about 15 years ago and was delighted to learn more about the images it contained.




    The AAA 1911 Glidden Tour official rules and route book can be seen in the breast pocket of Mr. Glidden's duster.

    The New York Public Library has a copy of the rule book in their Maps Collection, but I'm sure there are many in private hands.




    This above photo is also in the National Automotive History Collection's Digital Library.

    https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/search/catch_all_fields_mt%3A(garford) OR catch_all_fields_et%3A(garford)?page=1


    Another NAHC image shows the Garford on N. Main Street next to the Hotel Chiquola, taken either October 20 or 21 in Anderson, SC.

    Press accounts name the gentlemen in the Garford when it arrived in Anderson for a Night Stop at the Hotel Chiquola on October 20, 1911.




    It's a fascinating area of study, particularly how they impacted communities like mine and have been almost completely lost to history.




  7. John Mereness, in 1986 I had some black & white film in my camera and visited the Suffolk County

    Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, Long Island, the former "Eagle's Nest" estate of William K. Vanderbilt.


    There was an important Chrysler displayed in the courtyard...




    Many years later I gave the current owner those B&W images taken that day.

    Total fun!



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  8. 1 hour ago, Terry Bond said:

    Agree Mark, it's a simple novelty item that's been around a long time.  I think everybody who collects pins, buttons and fobs has one.  I'm still surprised though by some of the listings on evil-bay. 



    Thanks to all for all for chiming in...I thought the fob may be a decorative item. 

    The owner won't mind at all as it's treasure he's held onto for six decades.



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  9. 1932 Chrysler Imperial Cabriolet by Drauz for King Carol II of Romania, found in the January 1935 issue of "Overseas Graphic,"

    published for foreign markets by the Chrysler Export Corporation, Detroit, MI. King Carol II had quite a stable of coachbuilt cars...



    La SARAL, S.A., our distributors in Bucharest have kindly sent us this interesting picture of His Majesty Carol II, King of Romania,

    (sitting) in his brand new Imperial Chrysler during the festivities recently held in the capital of the kingdom."


    King Carol II is the man in plumed hat and moustache in the back seat of the Imperial Cabriolet by Drauz of Heilbronn, Germany.



    A 1931 Imperial Cabriolet by Alexis Kellner of Berliin, also owned by King Carol II, as shown in the July 1932 issue of "Overseas Graphic". 



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  10. 6 hours ago, DLynskey said:

    J542 (I assume) at Callaway Gardens 1975. In this photo it has body color wire wheels, a light colored top and extra driving lights that are not seen on the previous photo. Which version is later?









    J542 was added to the Cofer Collection in 1967, around the time of this image. I later underwent a lengthy restoration that resulted

    in the black top and chromed wheels.


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    In the '50's to some point in the '60's it was two-toned with a black top as seen here.




    Same time frame and colors as in this 1957 CCCA Caravan film...




    The film is a pretty cool thing to watch, by the way...





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    Great period pic of the 1935 Duenberg SJ J542 Convertible Victoria by Fernandez & Darrin of Paris.

    It's been in the Cofer Collection in Atanta since 1967... http://www.thecofercollection.com/1935-duesenberg-sj.html


    I'm proud to have been allowed to loiter around J542 for more than 25 years, and to have occasionally captured it on camera. 




    This was J542 in an earlier configuration from 1933...



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  12. 22 hours ago, Walt G said:

    I know that although the fender/headlamp issue has been mentioned/written about etc often - to me it eventually "grew" on me , don't care for all of them but do a lot. By 1933 the blending of the lamp into the fender really started to work well as a design feature for art deco styling and did so right up until the end of production. I am guessing but as far as I know P-A gave the customer an option of having the regular bar mounted headlamps similar to other cars , so the person buying the car could choose. I know in England that the fender mounted headlamp was against the law .



    This Pierce-Arrow Club Sedan ad appeared in the June 1931 issue of El Automóvil Americano,

    and wears bracket headlamps, with parking lights borrowed from Studebaker.



    The color ad for American magazines features the fender-mounted headlamps. 





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  13. Need specs for that elusive 1929 Kissel White Eagle Coupe-Roadster you've been chasing?
    The AACA Library & Research Center has scanned their entire collection of the Motor Car Directory
    and the 1904-29 Hand Book of Automobiles, an excellent source for research.
    You can find them here on the Library & Research Center's Facebook page,
    every issue including cars, buses, trucks, and more!
    Happy Hunting!
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