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Possibly a Series 745 in a 1930 Packard Roadster (and it has a radial aircraft engine ornament)

26th January 1931: American leading lady of the 1930's Kay Johnson (1904-1975), out for a spin in her convertible with a police escort. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)Kay's Escort : News Photo

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11 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

From Riots to Renaissance: Bronzeville: The Black Metropolis ...

I know the Indian Royal families were big collectors of rolls Royce’s in 20s and 30s as remembered seeing repatriated examples at auction , imagine they were they also big collectors of American top marques , did many return to USA 

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1 hour ago, Pilgrim65 said:

I know the Indian Royal families were big collectors of rolls Royce’s in 20s and 30s as remembered seeing repatriated examples at auction , imagine they were they also big collectors of American top marques , did many return to USA 

Given the Illinois license plate, I would say this family was quite influential in their community (the car I believe is a 1931 Pierce Arrow Model 41 Town Car - a top of the line body style in any marque of the period), unfortunately the photo did not describe the owner's name or occupation.  The topic of the post was Bronzeville in the Chicago area https://interactive.wttw.com/dusable-to-obama/bronzeville

 

As to automobiles from India, I believe they are protected and I assume other countries as well matched to pure paperwork headaches and shipping costs, I would say most remained in countries they were sent to or adjoining countries.  I do know it was quite the "thing" to do a tour of Europe and bring back your collector car that you bought there or the tour or stumbled across while there. plus it was fairly easy for those in the Military Service to bring cars from a lot of counties into the US. 

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8 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

Bombay Photo Images[ Mumbai]: TIGER HUNT 1930'S[APING THE BRITISH ...

That’s a great photo John typifies what we perceive  of the life and style of the Maharajahs , extremely rich and collectors of fine things including great automobiles. Think it was easier to repatriate British cars as returning diplomats  probably could ship during and end of British Rule 

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Following the mystery of the Birch automobile.  The dog in this photo was in the Little Rascal's series.  What is the name of the dog?

 

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13 minutes ago, wayne sheldon said:

Wasn't the dog's name "Petey"? The man standing there is one Mr Howard, I am not sure whether it is Moe or Shemp.

Shemp.

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Yes, the dogs name was Pete or Petey - look at the photo near this one with the rear of the car and the image on the tire cover.

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OK a few more period photographs - found these in a stack of photographs that I never placed in my new library/study area but was going to - 10 years ago! the stack is about 18 inches high- nice to see some of the photos I haven't seen in a while, and No I won't post all of them here as to do so would give our great moderators and our equally great AACA CEO a panic attack. I am sure there is a photo/image allowance for the service that AACA uses to host the Forums and no doubt this thread has totally blown that away some weeks, perhaps months ago 😯 and a lot of the dues we annually pay have disappeared to let you see this!
Anyway what you see here:

A White tour bus loaded with quite a few kids aboard , can anyone imagine how heavy that spare tire and rim is?

Ford V8 beer truck from 1932-33??

River crossing on a barge , I do not know the location , and no it does not remind me of the Blue Hershey flea market field from some years ago. ( Blue filed is where the roller coasters are now).

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Last one for the night

1938 Studebaker - with the best side mount spare I have ever seen!😉

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The photo of the Saxon-Duplex with the one horsepower spare engine in the body got me to looking in my Saxon file.  Floyd Clymer published a 1923 Saxon-Duplex Blackstone touring car in his Motor Scrapbook Number 8, page 186.  

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The Automatic Electric delivery vehicle is interesting and is the first I have seen.  A photo of a 1921 Automatic Electric clearly shows how small the vehicle was; smaller than a modern golf cart.

 

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6 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

Thomas

 

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Note the spring-wind auxiliary starter on the big Renault. which I think is a pre WW1 model. 

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Help with this photo will be appreciated.  Somehow I have "Picard" attached to this photo, maybe identifying the car as such.  I have searched the WWW but can not find a Picard brand name auto.  Is the auto in the photo a U.S. or European vehicle?  There was a "Pickard" automobile but it went defunct in 1912.

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6 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

Help with this photo will be appreciated.  Somehow I have "Picard" attached to this photo, maybe identifying the car as such.  I have searched the WWW but can not find a Picard brand name auto.  Is the auto in the photo a U.S. or European vehicle?  There was a "Pickard" automobile but it went defunct in 1912.

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It's a Panhard-Levassor with body by Gaston Grummer, the lady is Nadine Picard. Once again Parc des Princes, the event is 1927 Concours d'Elegance.

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One more thing that is  interesting about the photograph of the Panhard-Levassor was the current fashion statement in the late 1920's to use snakeskin upholstery. In N.Y. City and for the USA distributorship it was Alpina water snake that was used for the "hides" to upholster the seats and door panels. This was advertised in the custom body salon souvenir catalogs in the USA and written up in articles at the time . Perhaps the lady's coat was made of the same material. The fad did not last long, perhaps one season then slithered away due to lack of interest. 

More obscure automotive information to start your day off! only found here on the AACA Forums .

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Casper and Walt, thank you for the information about the Panhard-Levassor.  I see this thread as being about learning as well as nice photos.  I had not known about snake skin upholstery in cars and possibly women's coats.  It is interesting that snake skin was considered a luxury item.  During the American Civil War the Confederate military had a shortage of leather (cattle) and they resorted manufacturing saddles and boots from alligator.  Imagine that, today's luxury alligator products were then used for boots and saddles.  Having lived in Arizona and now in southwestern Colorado, snakes (poisonous) are not viewed as luxury.

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Here you go folks ( read the following with the voice of actor Joe Pesci in mind) " OK OK OK, so who thought you would go to the AACA to learn about Snakeskin??? "  and 90+ year old snakeskin at that !

this advertisement is from the 1928 Custom Automobile Salon program held in San Francisco

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Speaking of Snake skin upholstery, the dual cowl Hispano-Suiza phaeton at the 1927 Paris Motor Show imediately comes to my mind. It was built for prince Mousouros? by Bourack & de Costier and was one of the most expensive cars at that year's show.

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