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1 hour ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

She was on her way to the grocery store to buy some Oreos.

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BILLBOARDS were prolific for decades, still are but less so due to computer screens, tv etc. The billboards were specifically aimed at sending a message to someone in a vehicle who was driving along a highway, especially post WWII when the highway system under the Eisenhower administration was expanded at a rapid rate.  The artwork and images were often designed to appear three dimensional or had other parts added to them to enhance that factor of advertising.  Some were very basic, others like this one more spectacular in impact.

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On 5/27/2021 at 7:31 PM, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

Although these are not period photos, I believe the car deserves it's placement here in this thread.

Just Gorgeous. 

1929 Peerless 8 125 7 Passenger Sedan

 

As a side note.

This car was used in the weekly television series "The Untouchables" (1959-1963) as a "Mob" car. 

 

 

 

 

1929 Peerless 8 125 7 Passenger Sedan - -.jpg

 

Dave....thank you for putting in this mention of the Eight-125 Peerless. I'm guessing that the photos are from the initial Concours it was presented at, Boca Raton, where it was awarded a 99.5 in CCCA judging. The restorer, visible here, told me crowds walked on by a row of Cadillacs and flocked around this '29 Peerless, never having seen this model before. There is a 1 or 2-minute video about the car on the Peerlesss Research Findings thread on the Peerless Forum here.

 

The numbers built are about equal to total Duesenberg production, so they were rare when built. I believe there are 6 of these 8-125s known in the world today(I keep the registry). At the Peerless booth David Baird and I ran at Hershey in 2013 -- I met someone who had a Coupe version of this. Can you imagine this in Coupe form? Alsancle will say, "Yeah, with blackwall tires, though!" The owner here elected to be "Puttin' On the Ritz", as the old song goes, and it does stand out.

Fourteenth year in the eight-cylinder field, first year for straight-eight. 114 HP. Available in these body styles:

  1. Coupe --- $2,195
  2. Roadster --- $2,195
  3. Victoria --- $2,195
  4. Sedan 5 --- $2,195
  5. Sedan 7 --- $2,295
  6. Limousine --- $2,495

----Jeff

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1 hour ago, Walt G said:

BILLBOARDS were prolific for decades, still are but less so due to computer screens, tv etc. The billboards were specifically aimed at sending a message to someone in a vehicle who was driving along a highway, especially post WWII when the highway system under the Eisenhower administration was expanded at a rapid rate.  The artwork and images were often designed to appear three dimensional or had other parts added to them to enhance that factor of advertising.  Some were very basic, others like this one more spectacular in impact.

Wasn’t it Lady Byrd Johnson who had the national campaign to get rid of them?

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I know in the Johnson administration years car junk yards were focused on as a blight to the landscape so many disappeared because of the "clean up".

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On 5/28/2021 at 10:58 AM, Walt G said:

Well, some people have mentioned the "pie crust" edge style to tires, this has to be the 'crustiest' ever made. Come on everyone - this is authenticity!  Let's stop discussion on wheel color and start talkin about Zip Dang!!!  Note what is says on the windows at the back ground Falls Cords - hey we are lookin at  Cord . Now all we need to hear is Gomer Pyle saying "goll - lee". Automotive history and authenticity at its best......................... ( do any of these tires survive?)

I for one like white wall tires but even for me this is a little much. However, I think they missed their calling and could have teamed up with Purina Chow.

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1 hour ago, plymouthcranbrook said:

Wasn’t it Lady Byrd Johnson who had the national campaign to get rid of them?

Yes, damn it! And with it all those neat Burma Shave Signs.

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On 5/28/2021 at 6:17 AM, alsancle said:

 

 

That is a really nice car that they picked great colors on and then proceeded to crap in their pants when they did the wheels.

 

The later big Peerless cars are almost never seen.   There are maybe a dozen of them?   Jeff our Peerless guy can give exact numbers.  

A.J.,

Yeah, you could put all the straight-8 Peerlesses from 1929-1932 known to exist in a KFC parking lot. 35 at most, counting some rumored cars and the one I told you about in a big barn find collection. Out of a production of 3,774 of the Sakhnoffsky-designed models and 1,163 of the 1929 8-125 models. I'll try to post photos of ones that have appeared in the forums. 4 of these are period images & 6 are more recent:

 

peerlessWithWymannBody.jpg<--1930 Peerless with Weymann coachwork

image.jpeg.da81035914f0e2224cdd44d31a629373.jpeg<-- 1930 Custom Eight in New Jersey452679708_Screenshot2018-09-24at1_44_45PM.png.3e14abad8aaa3bb83b59fb0862867d02.png<---- 1931 Master Eight in Ontario

5a9a235b0c0ae_IMG_7307(1).thumb.JPG.2d00d6d3d1040c016eb1d0a4d9791e8d.JPG  <-- 1930 Standard Eight discovered in storage at the Blackhawk Collection, California, now in China5866d94a4c77b_peerlesscrop.thumb.jpg.02ab59890b97b7bc96010d1c70fd278f.jpg

The Last Peerless, Cleveland Police Chief George Matowitz's 1932 Custom Eight

post-93154-0-79394400-1444578842_thumb.jpeg<---1930 or 31 Standard or Master Eight Coupe in a shed in Marin County, California and FS on Vroom 6 years agopost-49853-143143073971_thumb.jpg<---1932 Master Eight in Hawaiipost-49853-143142683231_thumb.jpg<---1931 Deluxe Master Eight post-49853-143138108497_thumb.jpg<--- 1929 Eight-125 in Ontario til 2019

 

image.jpeg.638b1c4e386dbbab155ac5e196c2011f.jpeg<------ 1929 Eight-125 in California

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The 6th Peerless listed -- the 2nd Coupe -- would be a fascinating restoration. In 1960, someone redid it as a lakebed racer, all the rage at the time in SoCal. The top was taken off and the I-8 was replaced with another I-8 (Chrysler Spitfire) and a LaSalle tranny, the huge headlights were replaced with small ones, and the wood or wire wheels with smaller ones to lower it, probably. I know where a replacement Peerless/Continental straight-8 motor is and the Chrysler mill might be sellable. It was running when for sale in 2015...the owner even posted it on the AACA forums once. 

 

The wheelbase was 118" in the Standard 8 and 125" in the Master 8. Engines 85 HP and 115 HP, respectively. New prices for these Coupes were $1,495/$1,995/$2,320 for Standard/Master/Deluxe Master.

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A photo posted on facebook today - supposedly the (very messy) carpark at the 1911 Indy 500.

 

I can see a Stearns on the right, one Ford T near the middle and a Packard on the far left. Anything else identifiable??

 

Being Indy there must be a Stutz or two or maybe a National.

 

I see three raceabout/speedsters.

 

 

 

20s autos Jack Finney 11 Indy carpark.jpg

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I absolute find this artwork astounding and had to post it.

I believe  it meets the theme of this thread.

 

The artist who did this work made no attempt to hide the fact that this car is a 1938 Buick.

Great artwork for the cover of the comic book "The Shadow".

Love this piece.

1938 Buick - The Shadow -  Comic Book Cover Artwork (4).jpg

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Here's another photo from my collection that I bought on eBay from Walter Miller (autolit.com)

It's a 1931 Buick with the then well known author Carmen Barnes (11-20-1912 to 8-19-1980)

Her most famous work "Schoolgirl".

It was bought by Paramount Pictures for $30,000 but never made into a film.

1931 Buick (2).jpg

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4 hours ago, nzcarnerd said:

 

Another Elmore??

It's an early Packard on tour, maybe a Lazarnick photo, not sure.  I can't quickly find it online, but I believe the fellow in the car leaning over is Elmer Turner, the Packard dealer in Greensburg, PA.

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Here are three more:

1908 Oldsmobile model M toy tonneau ( wish I knew the location!) This has been posted to keep our AACA CEO happy!

 

Cadillac showroom in Garden City, NY at 316 North Franklin Avenue. 1953, sorry it is so dark but it's a night shot I tried to lighten up as much as possible. Randall Motors eventually became Brown /Harder Cadillac. now is a Nissan dealer I believe. I have other period photos from the dealership of the service area of the same era with cars up on lifts! Note the Chevy parked at the curb with the continental kit fitted ( when new) and the limousine behind it.

 

Mack Bus- 1928 NY dealer license plate. no idea of who built the body. I have a top tank just like the one this bus, cast brass and about 35-45 lbs. Have been cleaning and polishing this for about a month to display with the rest of my old junk ( yes I am running out of brass polish) . It is so beautifully made and finished. I bought it at Iron Range Day at the L.I. Auto Museum from Austin Clark ( he never ever  called himself "Austie" like so many people now do who think they knew him. His comment to me once when I was working for him nearly 50 years ago was when someone called him Henry or Austie " you can tell that they don't know me very well". )

OLdsmobile1908m0odelMtoytonneau.jpg

CAdiollacDEALERGardenCity1953.jpg

MACKbus1928.jpg

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