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56 minutes ago, edinmass said:

Here is a strange one......1929. Interesting radio antenna.

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Ed: When was this 1929 Packard Speedster Eight photographed?  That top modernization wasn't an improvement. 

Rather like those narrow stripe whitewall, too bad they didn't catch on/ 

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21 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Ed: When was this 1929 Packard Speedster Eight photographed?  That top modernization wasn't an improvement. 

Rather like those narrow stripe whitewall, too bad they didn't catch on/ 


 

Here is what I have on it.

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

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These faux Rolls-Royce-restyled cars always make me laugh.  A Marmon 34 wasn't prestigious enough in and of itself.  Is that a coupe by Hume?

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3 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

These faux Rolls-Royce-restyled cars always make me laugh.  A Marmon 34 wasn't prestigious enough in and of itself.  Is that a coupe by Hume?


 New Heaven Carriage Company..........built all in house.......

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2 hours ago, Tph479 said:

The year is 1933 and you are visiting the World Fair in Chicago. Which car would you be looking to put the down payment on??.

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Both the Brunn(?) bodied Packard, and the

Fleetwood bodied Cadillac Aerodynamic Coupe.

 

Craig

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2 hours ago, edinmass said:

The Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow. 
 

Yes, I have photos of the Pierce at the fair........they are unpublished.

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The World Fair car is currently located in a Chicago collection. It is pretty impressive to see it in person. Did it originally have Blackwall tires on it? Was the twenty grand displayed at the same show also? If so it would be a hard choice between the Caddy, Packard, Pierce and Duesy... I guess I would have to have the chauffeur choose the car at that point!

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11 hours ago, Tph479 said:

The year is 1933 and you are visiting the World Fair in Chicago. Which car would you be looking to put the down payment on??.

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The  33 Cadillac.  Only one built.  The rest were 34-36. I believe three Packards were built (and at least three, if not six, silver arrows). 
 

 

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13 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

Ah so.  Thanks for enlightening me about the service motorcycle.  I guess I missed the memo about that.  And now, seeing the cycle attached to the car, I see where the idea for the modern biker's "trike" originated.

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I can't read what it says on the motorcycle but I know that the Packard dealer in the Jamaica, NY area had one of these and many years ago I saw a similar photo and it was taken in Forrest Hills, NY on long island that is part of Queens Country one of the five boroughs of New York City. There was a huge network of Packard dealers in the New York City and western long island area, and a list and map of their locations was issued by PMCC of NY ( Packard Motor Car Company of NY) several times pre WWII that I have here in my archives.

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Here's the Packard model C (#72) that was burned in the LA fire.  It was restored, as was the 1908 model 30 runabout.  How many other cars from the fire were restored?

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4 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

Sad end to the 1929 Los Angeles Auto Show tent fire.

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Not so sad.........this was out on a road test when the place burned. The only 29 Auto Show car to survive that I know of. 

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4 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

Sad end to the 1929 Los Angeles Auto Show tent fire.

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46 minutes ago, edinmass said:


Not so sad.........this was out on a road test when the place burned. The only 29 Auto Show car to survive that I know of. 

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Annnnd after.  Quite a few parts were probably reclaimed and reused.  

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(https://theoldmotor.com/?p=144786)

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Bob ,  I was looking at the photo you shared and particularly the headlamps ( wow oh wow) on the car and wondering why you were thanking me! then read the page 270.

Heck, we aren't even a year old with this thread yet! It proves to me, as I have stated before,  that viewers really like pre WW II era vehicles.

All total , perhaps I have contributed , maybe 30 photographs, it is all of you - from the USA, Canada, and Europe and Australia and everywhere else that have made this thread what it is. My thanks to all of you as well as the patient volunteers who keep this all together. It's all good.

Walt

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6 hours ago, twin6 said:

Here's the Packard model C (#72) that was burned in the LA fire.  It was restored, as was the 1908 model 30 runabout.  How many other cars from the fire were restored?

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Was this photo taken before or after the fire?

I have known for a long time that a bunch of historically significant cars were displayed at that show, and generally understood they were lost. I did not know of any being restored or salvaged except for a maybe a 1908ish Packard roadster (good to hear about that again). Barney Oldfield's Golden Submarine was eventually recreated after the original on display was destroyed.

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Rod Blood scooped up the scraps of a Packard at that fire........he had it for years and sometime after he died, someone built the car from what was left..........not sure if it was this car, or the earlier one.

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4 hours ago, edinmass said:


Not so sad.........this was out on a road test when the place burned. The only 29 Auto Show car to survive that I know of. 

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it was at the salon which was at the Biltmore not in the tent.

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1 hour ago, 1937hd45 said:

Maybe not so exotic, but it got a lot of people behind the wheel. Bob 

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Doesn't have to be exotic! I love the fact that all the people are crammed into the car! also the signs by the rear of the car too.

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6 hours ago, alsancle said:


it was at the salon which was at the Biltmore not in the tent.


In LA I didn’t know they used the Biltmore. 👍

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