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Imagine the work that took place and seeing this beautiful sign advertised for the first time once the scaffolding was removed. 

 

Thanks to all the great sign painters over the years for the original advertising

 

 

 

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This photo takes me back.

As a kid I remember helping an uncle who was a master sign painter doing highway billboards, 

working on scaffolding and putting down the base coats for him. Fun work, learned a lot and never

forgot the artist that he was. Incredible talent and lost art.

 

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The original bottled water? Notice how many pieces of metal this sign is put together with.

 

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6 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

1925 NY Salon

 

some of the cars are Holbrook, Mercedes, LeBaron, Cunningham, Isotta-Fraschini, Fleetwood, Minerva, Brunn, Rolls-Royce

 

 

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The New York Salon was held in the Hotel Commodore in 1925, had started there after the Hotel was built with entrance for the cars to the ballroom at the rear of the building. by that era all the hotels that the 4 salons were held in were owned/operated by the Bowman family. The Commodore Hotel was just to the east of Grand Central (train) Station . Some displays for accessories for cars were up in the balcony.

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The snow is white......and so are these.......but the steam will warm your heart.........and garage.

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7 hours ago, edinmass said:

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Hey Ed, great idea.  If you get a rig like this, you can get rid of all those trailers and tow vehicles.  And you can legally carry 2 more passengers in the rear vehicle. :)  Come to think of it, that's how I carried a Harley a little over 3k miles, from Duluth to Cocoa Beach, via NY...piggy back on my Escalade.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, E-116-YH said:

Hello Alsancle,

                           Don't give up, just keep looking! I spent five or six years trying to find a 1930 New York Automobile Show catalog but it paid off. Now I am seeking a 1930 Boston Automobile Show catalog and I won't give up.

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Any great cutaway shots you can share?

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Great to see the auto show program! thanks. There was a big big difference between the annual Salon and annual Auto Show. Different locations in the same city and the salon was not open for the general public to attend it was by invitation only.

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8 hours ago, edinmass said:

Auto show chassis are always cool.......how about a current photo? 

Detailed chassis and cutaway engines and components have always been interesting to look at; even today.  

 

A notable chassis would be Studebakers gold-plated chassis from 1916/7. (Ads for it pop up from time to time on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-VTG-Antique-Automobile-Centerfold-Print-Ad-Studebaker-Golden-Chassis/264967184800?hash=item3db14661a0:g:H9kAAOSw-LJeRI7h )

 

Another is the clear Plexiglas 1940 Pontiac sedan which still survives.

 

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7 hours ago, E-116-YH said:

Hello Edinmass,

                            At the moment it is pulled apart but I have a few images of a few of the bits. I didn't take too many pictures before I put allot of it in storage. I hope they are enough to show you that I am not talking out my butt. These days people on the internet can say all kinds of stories, you know what I mean. 

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Neat stuff..........I always wanted to try and make a cut away engine, but the time involved to do it correctly is almost unimaginable. You car looks great. Never doubted you. Restoring that chassis will be as much work as doing an entire car.......certainly worth it. Best, Ed.

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What make and year is this automobile?  The windshield has supporting rods, but the folding top has no stabilizing fasteners at the front.  The top appears to be one large air scoop.  The usual top bows can not be detected while there is a Rube Goldberg of supporting irons on the sides.  Is this an after market top on the car?

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Just now, LCK81403 said:

What make and year is this automobile?  The windshield has supporting rods, but the folding top has no stabilizing fasteners at the front.  The top appears to be one large air scoop.  The usual top bows can not be detected while there is a Rube Goldberg of supporting irons on the sides.  Is this an after market top on the car?

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Looks fine to me.

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