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53 minutes ago, twin6 said:

1921_AlbertEinstein_NY.jpg

Point deductions on the show field for mismatched tires. :)

 

Looks like Albert Einstein in the car. I know he was famous in his time but was unaware that he participated in parades. I wonder if any other physicist in the modern era has gotten that type of general public exposure.

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On 10/9/2020 at 3:39 AM, BobinVirginia said:

I’d like to add a personal touch to the period photos. My grandad 1922 aged 18 with his Willys 

I’ll never be that cool. 

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I always find it remarkable that even young men of this period looked like grown men. That guy looks like he can get things done, like he knows what to do in any situation, and he's seen all there is to see. Look at any 18-year-old kid today and they look like children. I keep waiting to look and feel like a grown-up, but instead I'm cursed with these boyish good looks and a youthful voice--everyone thinks I'm 30 when they come into the shop and ask if my father is the one who started the business. At least my beard has gray hair in it, so when I don't shave I look my age...

 

A wonderful photo.

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20 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Any guesses what make that roadster on the railroad causeway was?  Removing the left front fender must have been done to see how to steer without becoming hung-up.

Key West causeway - '20 roadster.jpg

 

My gut says '30 or '31 Buick.

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Hey, that Packard touring car in the parade with wild hair Albert or perhaps Marty Feldman in the back seat - Mismatched tires ( thanks Ply 33 hadn't noticed that) it proves that mismatched tires on a car are PERIOD CORRECT!!! ( time to deduct 100 points for not having them)  car has New York plates so that means anything was possible by those "New Yawkers" , possibly some connection to the Dead End and/or East Side Kids if anyone remembers them - youse guys. Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey where are ya when we need ya.

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I don't know, guys.  I'll vote for a LaSalle.  The radiator shroud, the round badge on a headlight support bar in front of the radiator, plus the bumper looks like a 1930 LaSalle Model 340.

 

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30 LaSalle 340 08-18.jpg

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On 10/11/2020 at 9:51 PM, 34LaSalleClubSedan said:

Golf Great Gene Sarazen and wife with their 1930 Packard. Rank as one of the top 10 golfer's of all time. 

Looking at this with my non-Packard-expert eye, I am thinking this could be a '31 Packard.  I'm just looking at the wheels.  I could be wrong though.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom II with coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly. Note the full metal spare tire covers, fender skirts, wheel discs, spotlight . Judging by the lower level of the top and especially at the raked angle at the rear , the back window had to be absolutely tiny.

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QUACK - this comes from a ca. 1910 report about a "new automobile body turned out by a motor car company of Dayton, Ohio " It was noted it was called a "duck boat" "because of its peculiar shape." It had only one door on the left side front . The occupant of the single rear seat enters thought the door and passes between the two front seats . "Mud aprons , attached to the fenders , protect the lamps and radiator from being splashed by the mud thrown up by the front wheels". Never stated what would happen to the passengers in the car with the low profile body sides , no windshield, no top. SO OK , I give you this to view and it is up to you to comment on the "Duck Boat" .

Hope to hear from Huiey, Dewey, and Louie as well as their uncle Donald and aunt Daisy ( not to mention cousin Daffy)  .  But don't want to leave my friends Ed and Matt out either so come on fellows what do you have to say? Hey - this is Automotive History!!!!!

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