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2 hours ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

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That building still stands. It now houses a restaurant named Eppings in Lexington KY.  Sadly, those cars and trucks are no longer there. Zeke

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12 hours ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

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We have this photo Bowen up on the wall at just about actual size.

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57 minutes ago, twin6 said:

Roland Giroux in his 1910 White MM - a very big car - now at Seal Cove.


 

Had a ride in it back in the late 60’s.

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25 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

 

One of these neat little trucklets just sold on Bring A Trailer for six figures.

 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1933-twin-coach-helms-bakery-truck/


Most in New England ended up at the dairy farms, used for a portable pig house......yup, even I had one in the 80’s and 90’s used to keep our pigs in.

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In 1925 Checker Cab Company and the Automobile Blue Book ( maps and directions issued in semi soft cover bound book several inches thick for areas and states) were in support of travel by automobile .

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7 hours ago, edinmass said:


Most in New England ended up at the dairy farms, used for a portable pig house......yup, even I had one in the 80’s and 90’s used to keep our pigs in.


 

AJ- get your mind out of the gutter(phone call today).........I meant swine.........

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23 hours ago, Walt G said:

In 1925 Checker Cab Company and the Automobile Blue Book ( maps and directions issued in semi soft cover bound book several inches thick for areas and states) were in support of travel by automobile .

 

Walt:

How few of these Checker roadster do you suppose they built?

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I have no idea, this is probably the only reference I have seen for one, have no period sales literature or periodical reference for any mention at all. I do have some sales folders for Checker of that era but there is no mention of passenger cars with other body types then taxi cabs.  It is one of the reasons I presented the image here to see if we can get a reaction from anyone anyplace about it. I don't know if or where the Checker Cab archives went or if they survive at all.

There is just so much material that exists on pre WWII era cars that raises so many questions . Recent history is sometimes harder to track down then centuries old history . Even events that happened within, say , our grandparents lifetime (WWI to WWII era) .  My recent activity in research has been on motor shows and salons in Europe pre WWII - some great reference material to give answers BUT you need to know where to look and what literature, publications, programs, etc. existed to seek them out if they can be found. Then put together the factual story , not just guess at what likely happened and write something. I am a bit confident I just did that on the motor shows across the pond which may perhaps appear in print by July.

My research goes well beyond vehicles for local history, architectural history - buildings use etc. There is a long standing saying that " fiction becomes fact if it lasts long enough" This I have found is especially true in the written word.  End of today's rant!

Walt

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2 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Here's the best I can get it, looks like a 1914-'16 Oakland.  I defer to the experts in WWI Era speedsters:

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1915 Oakland Model 37 speedster.

 

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Walt:

My conjecture about those Checker roadsters is they were built in collaboration with the Automobile Blue Books outfit to supply roadsters for their traveling representative while promoting Checker Cabs as the choice for urban transport when needed.   As such, there never was any plan to add private sale roadsters to the line.  The bodies, if we could see them in better detail, were likely sourced from a regional production body company such as Hayes, Wilson or Robbins,; perhaps the same as those supplied to another automaker such as Elcar, Gardner or Velie.   We'll just have to be happy to mark it up to another automotive history unsolvable mystery.   

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3 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Here's the best I can get it, looks like a 1914-'16 Oakland.  I defer to the experts in WWI Era speedsters:

'14-'16 Oakland speedster.jpg

 

A search for 1915 Oakland speedster will also find this one which was built up in New Zealand about 50 years ago by a local car club member who liked the idea of a Mercer but was unable to afford one. I have corresponded with him, and at the time - pre internet - he was under the misapprehension that the Mercer was a much larger car. The Oakland has a 112" wheelbase but the Mercer is only 108". The speedster found its way to the US some years ago and is now with Tom Laferriere. 

 

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On 3/17/2021 at 6:55 PM, John_Mereness said:

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This is a French Panhard et Levassor, most likely a 4 cylinder model. They also built massive 6 and 8 cylinder cars and many had impressive coachwork that were displayed at the annual Paris Salon ( motor show) . My archives contain a good number of b & w photographs taken at those annual shows.

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

Here is a new one to me.......first time in twenty years........

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Ed:  That surprises me!   Do you have a copy of the book Pierce-Arrow 'First among America's Finest' by Maurice D. Hendry, Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Car, marque book No. 4?  This car is shown on page 98.  The coachbuilder has been credited to Willoughby, though the styling looks too flamboyant for that firm.  I would opine Brunn.  I would sure like to know for certain, its a knockout!

 

BTW, This little book was a $1.00 in 1971...

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38 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Ed:  That surprises me!   Do you have a copy of the book Pierce-Arrow 'First among America's Finest' by Maurice D. Hendry, Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Car, marque book No. 4?  This car is shown on page 98.  The coachbuilder has been credited to Willoughby, though the styling looks too flamboyant for that firm.  I would opine Brunn.  I would sure like to know for certain, its a knockout!

 

BTW, This little book was a $1.00 in 1971...


 

I know of the book, but never seen this photo. The car is Rollston coachwork. Proven by AJ using another car as reference. Door handles and windshield frame and header are the tells.

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1 minute ago, alsancle said:

I just paid 5 bucks for this.   It looks to me like a AJS/AMS series PII Rolls Royce.    Anybody wanna guess which car for me?

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I would guess, it’s the one I was driving last week. In the storage room at the Henry Ford Museum?

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1 minute ago, SC38DLS said:

5 bucks!  The jack stands are worth more than that. 

But the missing Spirit of Ecstasy will cost 1.2 million!

 

Craig

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