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Just trying to resort things in my library/archives and try to get it back to a reasonably functioning place to do research and write stories.  I had a long delay in the past several years due to some health issues and now am realizing how much odd stuff I have - Geez.

Well here is a photo of a Stanford model S two ton stake truck. It was built in Syracuse, N.Y. the town painted on the side of the truck is near Syracuse.

Also a photo of a 1930 Crossley ( English built) 23 h.p. taken at the London Motor Show at their exhibit stand. Car has a fabric covered body.

the last photo is a Derby six built in France.

I have hundreds ( 400 or 500 +) of period photographs taken at the London and Paris Motor Shows pre war , plus a few just immediately post war in the 1946-50 era , some truly bizarre stuff.

Does everyone like the odd stuff or do you need a dose of "normal" " regular" ?

Walt

SanfordTRUCK001.jpg

Crossley1930motorshow001.jpg

Derby-french001.jpg

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36 minutes ago, Walt G said:

Does everyone like the odd stuff or do you need a dose of "normal" " regular" ?

Walt

I vote for some more odd stuff, please! Thank you for sharing some spectacular images with us over the past year.

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So Wayne does that mean you are full of Pep? or are a Life Saver? or Oh well maybe perhaps just like Mint condition stuff? 😊

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Bob, I had to look at that one myself for a few minutes. I came to the conclusion that he is taking a large format photo of the dash inside the car, looking through the rear window. Hence, all the bright lights shining in up front. Some of those cameras required a tent over the camera to preview the setup clearly before the large format (glass or otherwise) 'film' was put into place and exposed. 

It does look to me like he could have gotten a better look from above or behind the spare tire??? He may have been an interesting person to work with?

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Not A Photo But What The Heck --

 

 

Screenshot 2021-01-09 at 10.31.10 PM.png........1909 Peerless in San Francisco

$6,000 base price as a four.......$7,000 base price if a six, America's most expensive motor car. Production for the year: 1,618. Out of those, 3 known to exist. By comparison, Pierce-Arrow production figures were 1,566 and Packard 1,303.

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Dave

Great photos. The address notes that the Willys-Overland Branch ( new car sales)  in NYC was at 50th and Broadway, that area was Automobile Row  for Manhattan and extended north to 59th Street and Central Park South area. These photos may have been taken in the Bronx. I love the lone mansion located between the apartment houses in the top photo, I am sure there were mansions /larger residences on wither side of that where the apartment houses are in the photo before the property became to valuable to just be occupied by a single house. The original wood houses were demolished to make way for the apartments - Progress 1920s style.....

WG

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Interesting Willys-Overland used car lot, plenty of Whippets "BARGAIN"'s on the front line.  Of most interest is that Willy-Knight 66-66A town car off up on the rise.  Here are just the cars.

Willys-Overland Used Car lot a - cropped.jpg

Willys-Overland Used Car lot a - W-K 66 town car.jpg

Willys-Overland Used Car lot b - cropped.jpg

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On 12/19/2020 at 9:57 PM, George Cole said:

How to work on cars before Harbor Freight jack stands were invented.

 

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Can Remember my dad working on cars in similar fashion , jacked up with wooden block under somewhere in case trolley jack failed. British reg so maybe similar car , identify?

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For some years I did not have jack stands and used 6 x 6 x 12 wood blocks laid vertically . Never ever used concrete blocks! my family were generations of masons and my Dad warned me ( with some vigor and a glare) that concrete blocks under a car to set it on was a way to get killed when the blocks would fracture, crack and crumble. In high school I lost a favorite shop teacher that way who was working under his car one weekend and the concrete blocks supporting the car crumbles with him under it. The jack stands I did eventually buy were commercial grade units that Austin Clark bought new in the early 1950s to use out at his auto museum to support his vehicles when they were being worked on in that facilities shop area. He had 2 ton Autocars, fire engines etc up on them so I figured that they were worthy of further use after resting dormant for a decade.

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How many flea market spaces would that occupy at Hershey?  How many people would pay a few buck$ to be able to walk up inside it and look around ? Wow what a fund raiser for the AACA that would make . Hey , our AACA CEO , Steve M. could even be requested to drive it around to give some members a ride about town -  😵

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1 hour ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Can Remember my dad working on cars in similar fashion , jacked up with wooden block under somewhere in case trolley jack failed. British reg so maybe similar car , identify?

1936 Hillman Minx (British)

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7 minutes ago, Walt G said:

How many flea market spaces would that occupy at Hershey?  How many people would pay a few buck$ to be able to walk up inside it and look around ? Wow what a fund raiser for the AACA that would make . Hey , our AACA CEO , Steve M. could even be requested to drive it around to give some members a ride about town -  😵

How would they even move it?  That's got to be at least 24-ft wide and 100-ft long.  I don't want to ride in it...I want to drive it!

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11 minutes ago, Walt G said:

How many flea market spaces would that occupy at Hershey?  How many people would pay a few buck$ to be able to walk up inside it and look around ? Wow what a fund raiser for the AACA that would make . Hey , our AACA CEO , Steve M. could even be requested to drive it around to give some members a ride about town -  😵

 

I'd bet someone in the AACA membership with deep pockets could make it happen if they had a passion for that sort of thing. Wouldn't surprise me a bit to see someone bring the old girl back to life. A replica of course...

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1 hour ago, 30DodgePanel said:

Last one... 

 

I know it's sacrilege to post anything Ford but the quality of the photo deserves a place here. Sorry, I'm a sucker for all panel trucks. 

 

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Nothing wrong with a Ford..........and the photo meets all the criteria of the thread. Interesting how visible the plate is. Nice truck. Lettering was well done.

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