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13 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

 

 

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.

Before the fire.  DPL writeup says "The driver is Russell Huff, head of Packard experimental branch. The passenger is Milton Tibbetts, Packard's collector/protector of patents. This car, license plate 30122 NY, was repurchased from the owner for use in testimony in a 1910 lawsuit."

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13 hours ago, edinmass said:

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.

Different car.  But they have in common that they were both restored by the late Terry Martin.

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On 1/13/2021 at 6:31 PM, edinmass said:

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Here is the same picture today in the link below. 

 

I believe the picture is of the Moulin Rouge in Paris in the background.

 

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5 minutes ago, Tph479 said:

Are the diamonds real on the dash and gear shift handle?

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Yes. 1931 Pierce Arrow Series 42 Dual Cowl Phaeton in brilliant red. Showed at the Kansas City Auto Show, then shipped off to a Maharaja in India, along with a Series 41 Touring in the same color. The Series 41 still survives. The car above is long gone. It also had diamonds on the hubcaps..

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2 hours ago, edinmass said:


 

Yes. 1931 Pierce Arrow Series 42 Dual Cowl Phaeton in brilliant red. Showed at the Kansas City Auto Show, then shipped off to a Maharaja in India, along with a Series 41 Touring in the same color. The Series 41 still survives. The car above is long gone. It also had diamonds on the hubcaps..

What would the original price of the diamond studded Pierce have been? Are we talking jewelry grade diamonds or industrial use grade? That car must have been a show stopper in the depression. Do any show pictures survive? Hard to believe a car like that is long lost. Thanks for the info.

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3 hours ago, Tph479 said:

What would the original price of the diamond studded Pierce have been? Are we talking jewelry grade diamonds or industrial use grade? That car must have been a show stopper in the depression. Do any show pictures survive? Hard to believe a car like that is long lost. Thanks for the info.


 

Jewlery grade. The diamonds cost 100k. There are photos of it surrounded by armed guards. I doubt the diamonds stayed on it long.

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One method to straighten out the dents in automobile sheet metal, using an M-3 light tank.  Years later, in the 1980s, it was still being done at the Warren Tank Plant in Detroit, using M-60 tanks and cars seized by the Feds.

 

Is that a derelict Peerless?

 

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56 minutes ago, LCK81403 said:

One method to straighten out the dents in automobile sheet metal, using an M-3 light tank.  Years later, in the 1980s, it was still being done at the Warren Tank Plant in Detroit, using M-60 tanks and cars seized by the Feds.

 

Is that a derelict Peerless?

 

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A stunt by Evil Knievel's grandfather?

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8 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

A stunt by Evil Knievel's grandfather?


Yes, the tank driver was originally a cotton farmer that had his cotton wiped out by a beetle in 1914 and lost his farm.  He joined the Army, went into the Tank Corps and distinguished himself in WWI.  He never forgot his roots and often reminded his fellow soldiers about his days in cotton before that darned beetle.  His incessant reminiscing about it earned him a new nickname, one that stuck with him for years and even filtered down to his children and grandchildren.  His nickname?

 

Weevil Knievel.

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22 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

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I sense another bad pun coming.... 

 

(one that never quite got off the ground)

Sorry guys, it had to be said. I know many of you were thinking it ;) 

 

 

Be thankful we finally improved the roads

 

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Based on the tracks I'd say that lil T has done this a few times...

 

See the source image

 

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The wife:

You suppose you should take the wheel from Jr?

 

Ironic, the savior is just over the horizon as the photo was taken. Would like to see how this story ends but I think we can all guess...

 

 

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