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Period Images to Relieve some of the Stress

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Bugatti type 43 in Sweden, ready for winter racing.

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

More winter racing in Sweden.  I have to think a tiller steer car would provide some thrills and challenges.

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V-16 Zagato bodied Maserati. This car is now restored and  was at Pebble Beach 2019 along with three Zagato bodied Alfa Romeos, well worth the cross country trip to see, but realized all four live an hours drive from my house. Bob 

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Something to start today off for all of you who like " images of cars of the era "- my sincere thanks to all of you who are staying with the theme and are not  posting current photos of cars/people/events here , it is the right thing to do and also considerate thing to do. 99% of you have kept with the theme and have the good manners to keep this as it was intended since it was started on March 12.

 

Here are two snapshots that I remembered I had. the town car is a 1905 Mercedes with the photo taken in Bayside, long island, N.Y. in the early 1950s or 1940s sometime. When I showed the photo to someone some years ago they mentioned to me that this car is now back in Europe.

The R-R is a 20 hp with some radical body modifications was taken in the Boston, Mass . area  at the latest in the early 1950s. This car still exists also and the last I heard was in England. AT the time the current owner heard I had this snapshot and was insistent/demanded that I make him a copy. I did but that demanding command to share put me off from helping anyone for some time.

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Thank you Walt! When our photo collection that you started gets abused that problem is eliminated by blocking that person that doesn't get it. My day then goes on and I'm in a happy mood. Thanks again for getting this collection started. Bob 

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8 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

Great looking Roadster, hope someone can ID it. Bob

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Reminds me of a 1911 /12 can't remember the year of a Gar REO I was interested in and his price was outlandish. But it had a curtain for a windshield when needed. 

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License plates? We don't need no stinking license plates!

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Dave you are most welcome, glad AACA is here to be our host to share stuff.  I have renewed or made a lot of great friendships since this got started.

It is all about 'the era' "the period" that existed 70+ years ago.

 

I believe it is making a lot of viewers really take the time to study and think about what they are looking at. After all it is a window to the past when the vehicles were new, gets ones curiosity going, makes history more meaningful, come alive . These are not recreations, they are the REAL DEAL you are there with that car or truck just as if you were there decades ago. Again, it makes history come alive for some of the things we know makes our lives happier, made us meet people we never , ever would have known otherwise. That does not happen often enough.

Walt

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1 hour ago, twin6 said:

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This is spectacular! -One of the earliest examples of external pipes?

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Oakland, CA, summer 1923.  Doble Steam Motors had a showroom at 422 14th St from June to August.

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4 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

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License plates? We don't need no stinking license plates!

OK !!! SO now all of you Packard owners have just been made aware of the proper attire to wear with your Packard cars of any year and  the true meaning of "ask the man who owns one"  will be taken even further to authenticity by wearing a sombrero " If he owns one, he wears one". A new 'must do' for Hershey , Pebble Beach, and all of the other concours events - and if you get caught in some rain , well you have it made , problem solved.

WG

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Badches? I note that they don' need no steenkin' badches on the front of that Packard to know what it is.

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