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2 hours ago, Walt G said:

Ed, they probably were shot - drank to many of them! , and it was cheap whiskey that's why their vision got blurred and they chose the colors they did!

They are the same people who justify any color as correct by stating ( with a superior smirk on their face and a stance/pose of superiority) " for $50 in that time you could have had a car painted any color you wanted "  then they can stamp their foot to note that that action should put an end to the conversation because they indeed are 'experts'  and their words of wisdom should be the final say in the matter.

I could be wrong, but it appears to be a taxi color combination, either New York City or Chicago.  Perhaps it was a (expensive) taxi?

 

Craig

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With the 1932 Graham 'Blue Streak'  in solid color renditions enforcing the integrated design ethic, any car thereafter finished in contrasting colors was considered unfashionable, for the frugal customer or even commercial. 

 

This unfortunately Pierce-Arrow appear in the CCCA The Classic Car Grand Classic report some years ago.  My thought at the time was either solid dark olive or ochre yellow with pinstripe accents of the opposite might have been acceptable but as presented, it simply displays poor taste and judgement.

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This photo is of actor William Russell in the movie The Lincoln Highwayman which was a Fox Film production of 1919.

Car is a Stutz Bearcat of that era ( most likely 1918 or 1919 ) no note as to the name of the co star/ passenger. Note the cover at the body opening where one would climb over to enter/exit. also the step plate mounted there and the separate Stutz die cut emblem mounted to that same area . that extra step seems to be an accommodation for the canine passenger .  Actor William Russell passed away in 1929 of pneumonia.

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Another Stutz with a different pet.  Actress Pearl White (of Perils of Pauline fame) who only lived to age 49.  I don't think there are enough Stutz with pets photos to start another thread, but it would be fun to see if anyone else has one to post.  Is Russell's dog a setter?

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1 hour ago, Walt G said:

Here is a car for you to let us know what it is , and perhaps where it was built and when.

Hope it isn't 'tweesy' ( to easy) and gets a few scratching their heads. I have way to much stuff to share.

Anyone getting bored yet?

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Leach Power Plus Six, Leach Motor Car Company, Los Angeles, CA 1920-'23.  Sporty and pricey, a favorite of the movie colony denizens...traded in for Roamers in a few short years...

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1 hour ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Leach Power Plus Six, Leach Motor Car Company, Los Angeles, CA 1920-'23.  Sporty and pricey, a favorite of the movie colony denizens...traded in for Roamers in a few short years...

The large original sales catalog I took the images from is dated 1920 , so it is for the first year that they built them.  The same catalog has many neat photos of the cars under construction too as well as the bodies . Huge factory floor space, it notes it was the Leach Biltwell Motor  Company.

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10 hours ago, Walt G said:

The large original sales catalog I took the images from is dated 1920 , so it is for the first year that they built them.  The same catalog has many neat photos of the cars under construction too as well as the bodies . Huge factory floor space, it notes it was the Leach Biltwell Motor  Company.

Do any survive?

 

I suspect being from California, there will be a few survivors.

 

Craig

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7 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

Walt, you are correct they had a 1922 60HP Touring, but sold it in the September 1985 auction. Bob 

 

 

It's in the Peterson Museum in LA now if I am not mistaken.

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21 hours ago, twin6 said:

Another Stutz with a different pet.  Actress Pearl White (of Perils of Pauline fame) who only lived to age 49.  I don't think there are enough Stutz with pets photos to start another thread, but it would be fun to see if anyone else has one to post.  Is Russell's dog a setter?

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Site "chuckstoyland.com" carries 2 postcards of Elgin driver Zengel with his mascot pig, "Sidney."

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George

GREAT photos, something different. neat to see the trucks loaded up and the restored one done up with a load just lends more to the story of their use.

Imagine of those barrels were filled with liquid chocolate, and it was at Hershey during the Fall meet, everyone getting a half cup/mug of liquid chocolate then going to the Hershey region spaces to get a fill of hot milk or water to mix it together for a sip to get more sugar in your system for stamina to keep up the pace to continue to look for parts , toys, tools,  etc

Yes, I am still in a dream mode about the Hershey for 2020 that didn't happen as I think are most people. 😇

WG

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On 12/27/2020 at 8:06 AM, alsancle said:

Back around 1976 I was with my family at the Larz Anderson for Jaguar day.   I think you got to tour the museum as part of entry to the show.   I saw the biggest coolest car in the world (to a 12 year old).

 

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1912 RENAULT PHAETON – Larz Anderson Auto Museum


This Renault sedan was recently on Bring-a-Trailer and once featured same type canework (unfortunately, appears to have been used as a parts car for the town car that recently was also on Bring-a-Trailer).

 

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