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With all the current stress going on in the USA and the world concerning health issues, I thought perhaps it would possibly be good to share some period photos of vehicles that we all love.

 

The old cars and trucks make us happy. So for a few moments viewing what I have posted here may relieve you from some of the stress now upon all of us. I hope the images, even briefly, take away that cloud of worry and concern.

 

We are not only thinking about ourselves, and family but dear friends across the world who are like family because of our common interest in older cars. If you can add to this with your images, please do.

 

I sincerely wish all of you well , and hope in some way this makes all of you feel a little bit better.

 

Walt on Long Island.

 

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16 minutes ago, padgett said:

Cat chow is a later addition ?


I think the general idea for having a cat around at that time was for vermin control, feeding a cat was counter productive!  As a long time dog person, I still think that way...

 

GREAT pictures Walt, I wish I had more to contribute but I posted them all last time you had a similar thread.

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We actually fed our cat well,  not overly fed just appropriately and she was always dragging something in right up to a gray squirrel.  I heard if you don't feed them they aren't as good either.  Never did any tests to prove that philosophy.  

Someone else's cat currently visits the property once a day though I rarely see it,  just the tracks and fortunately doesn't have any competition so it doesn't mark it's way through.  The fox that visits occassionally does though. 

 

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My cats do not go outside. They still bring me things. If still living, I take outside and release. The prey usually do not come back.

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Sorry, I was trying to be humorous...

 

We always had at least one cat in Maine living in our barn, they not only got fed, but fresh water every day and blankets in cold weather which is 65%+ of the time up there. I never had a mouse issue with my cars, not one and this was an old wood floor no insulation behemoth of a barn... Some were friendly enough to make good with the dogs and come inside, others were still unfriendly due to having been dumped out by some (rude expletive removed) person. Lost many to other critters and always mourned them.

 

This little guy hadn’t opened his eyes yet when we found him. We were surprised he lived...

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OK OK OK ( read that in a "Leo Getz" - Joe Pesci voice!!) nice comments on felines and canines but anyone want to contribute comments about the photos I posted - make, year,series, model,  body builder...or post any to add to his - stuff that has wheels not legs and paws😁 ??!!??😂😂😂

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As Tony the tiger used to say "Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!" The Mercedes - Benz are in a shelter that early car collector D. Cameron Peck used to keep his collection in, they were his cars. Photo was taken in the very early 1950s. Keiser - yep truck is a Reo Speed wagon, note the gas tank mounted just below the windshield. And yes again, that is a Packard model 433 from 1928.

One thing about the Reo truck photo I don't get - note the lettering on the window on the building - VIM. That was a truck built in Philadelphia , in fact I owned a VIM once.

I have to many images here in my archives. I haven't had time to look through the issues of the French OMNIA and L'Illustration magazines yet. OMNIA was a monthly slick paper auto journal/magazine , started life in 1920 and ended in 1936 , loaded with information and photographs. I have nearly a full run except for about 6 issues. L'Illustration had an annual auto number that was devoted to all the cars at the Paris salon.

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I am so happy to get everyone thinking about what they see here. Ed , thanks for posting the P-A and the Packard.

Walt

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22 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

Still trying to figure out that town car in the second photo....it has some similarities (around the splash apron) to this newer Locomobile....

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yes to locomobile and the hood sides put it in the 1917ish area I think. You will have beat me to that research before I finish giving a kid a bath. 

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This gentleman purchased seven one off Model J Duesenberg’s new..............one was recently at Amelia.......and won Best of Show......

 

Sorry for the poor photo.....it’s a screen shot.

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18 minutes ago, edinmass said:

This gentleman purchased seven one off Model J Duesenberg’s new..............one was recently at Amelia.......and won Best of Show......

 

Sorry for the poor photo.....it’s a screen shot.

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Congrats on the win at Amelia Island! Well deserved.  

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2 hours ago, edinmass said:

Photo taken in 1952, the car......1932 Pierce Arrow V-12 New York Auto Show car, #1

 

You should see if Walt can find the picture of it at the show and then I will stop giving you a hard time.

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SO Ed, time to "fess up" in that Duesenberg J photo you posted , is that really you looking out the drivers window !? and did you just utter what you mention at the bottom in your description "drive it like you stole it". 🤣

Walt

PS it could be that you just heard for the first time what the famous old band leader Ted Lewis used to say "is every body happy?"

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"Ted Lewis used to say "is every body happy?" " - was not so much what he said, it was how he said it:  Is EVERY....BODY...HAPPY!

 

ps Cats invented stress relief.

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2 hours ago, keiser31 said:

One of those Mercedes looks to be about a 1937....

 

The car in the foreground is a 1936 Mercedes 540k Cabriolet A,  the car in the background is a later 540k Cabriolet B.  Both cars are still around.

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2 hours ago, Dandy Dave said:

This is a Reo.  Around a 1929. I had a Model GA Reo years ago. 

Thanks!

It was used by the Madawaska Co. to run workers from Lac Frontier Quebec to their large 

depot camps at Clayton Lake and Churchill Lake. They also had a fleet of REO trucks

to move supplies.

 

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2 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

Minerva without looking in the books. Bob 


Nope......but it’s not an easy one to determine........

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