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On 6/24/2020 at 4:17 PM, Walt G said:

OK, Here ie more Odd ball stuff from my archives. As I have mentioned here on the forums ( someplace, sometime) I have a run of the periodical OMNIA. It was a French auto magazine that made its debut in 1920 and ran until 1936 - It was a monthly, paper it was printed on is coated stock so the photographs in the magazine are superb and the screen they used to turn the photographs into a printable medium for the magazine was very fine , so detail really shows up. Towards the end of each year OMNIA had an annual show issue which covered assorted motor shows as well as concours events held the end of the season. Here are two examples of what was in one page of one issue . there were 12 issues per year, that's one a month, I am perhaps missing 6 issues total. Both American and European cars are shown in the issues, of course European cars get more press coverage due to their availability. I can never ever scan and feature here all the interesting images from all the issues I have. Both Austin Clark and Peter Helck knew about this magazine and pre war into the early 1950s Peter would try to find issues and remove pages that showed cars he enjoyed the styling of . Austin tried to get a full run of the magazine . I first heard of it when visiting England and staying with a friend who was a motor book dealer - Peter Moore of West Sussex. Peter acted as my agent and pretty much built a collection of all the issues one at a time for me over a span of about 25 years.


On view here:  a Hispano-Suiza model J12 ( 12 cylinder) at a Concours de Elegance in Boulogne. ( no mention of the body builder - for the  car or the crumpet posed on the top of the front seat!)

HispanoSuiza  J12 1935001.jpg



That dual-banded gold-plated beltline molding was a common treatment used by Fernandez & Darrin of Paris. 

Here's a Renault Reinastella, perhaps at the same Bois de Boulogne Concours...

fernandez darrin renault.jpg


And a later model Renault Nervastella..

fernandezrenault 001.jpg


I'd peg that Hispano-Suiza as Fernandez & Darrin.



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5 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

This is a great photo !  Cord


I presume the lady did not exit nor leave the house by means of the ladder to the upper floor window.

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9 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

From Bob Cunningham's Photo Collection




Hipsters are sure to claim photoshop  ;) 


The smile on all three faces says it all....

Incredible photo John thanks for sharing it. 


I am so curious to know where that was taken now.


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Norman Clark Neill's Rolls-Royce 40/50 wonn the prize for most the Beautiful car at the 1911 Prince Henry Trials. BTW Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, participated in that year's Prince Henry Trials in his Lorraine-Dietrich 

Clark Neill.png


Meanwhile somewhere in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, a Lady driver with her Puch automobile


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On 6/27/2020 at 9:34 AM, 58L-Y8 said:

A field of dreams...

Mayfield Car Co. - Classics dealer.jpg


Not period as in pre-WW2, but definitely stress-relieving fantasy land to ponder today.  I have a hunch if we saw the asking prices, there would be stress.

Mayfield Motors, Los Angeles (1).jpg

Mayfield Motors, Los Angeles (2).jpg

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11 hours ago, Ozstatman said:

I presume the lady did not exit nor leave the house by means of the ladder to the upper floor window.


No, but it probably would not have been polite photographing her getting out of or into the back seat of the Cord) albeit a Beverly, so a hair more room). 

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