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Classic Hollywood Stars and Their Cars


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Is this girl famous? I think the car is a Willys Knight[ATTACH=CONFIG]171909[/ATTACH]

yes, Willys-Knight, but I don't recognize the lady. There are probably plenty of clues in the car badges, too, for those with that expertise.

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I originally saved this because I have a similar pancake horn I'm trying to identify. That will be in a future post. The lic.plate appears foreign,if anybody can tell what country that might help to identify the girl.

She's dressed to the nines, that's for sure.

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Here's another fun item, hopefully: famous people and their cars.

Automotive executives, celebrities, musicians, and mainly classic Hollywood stars with all sorts of automobiles. And a few surprises, perhaps.

How many are you able to recognize? Any personal favorites, cars or owners? Hope you enjoy.

Cars and Stars -- A Photo Essay | Mac's Motor City Garage.com

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By the way: Clark Gable, who has several cars featured in this story, also owned a '55 Mercedes Gullwing coupe. It reportedly sold (post-gavel) for $1.85 Million at Barrett-Jackson yesterday.

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Sadly, silent film actor Wallace Reid is all but forgotten, but he was a huge star in the teens and early 20s. Reid collected a number of fine cars and was well-known for his automobile-themed movies. We have one of his McFarlans and wish we could find a photo of him with it. This one of Reid in a 1921 McFarlan Twin Valve Six roadster is from Richard Stanley's book, Custom Built by McFarlan.

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Kevin Triplett wrote an interesting article called "The Roots of Hollywood and Auto Racing," which talks about Reid and McFarlans.

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Really nice photo collection. One photo I'd like to see, as a former Metropolitan owner, is of Marilyn Monroe in a Metro. Supposedly, when the car first came out, Nash did up a 1954 Metro convertible in pink with pink mink upholstery, and she rode in it in a big parade somewhere (New York City, I believe). Who else but her could pull that off!

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