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Walt G

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Its amazing how fast road construction technology advanced prewar. Granted, a 6-7 cubic yard capacity may not sound like a lot when compared to a modern 14 yard dump truck but compared to the average 2-4 yard hard rubber tired dump truck of the day, it was quite an advance. 

 

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3 hours ago, Robert G. Smits said:

Low budget. I thing the driver is sitting on the gas tank. Where is OSHA?

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That's where the gas tank was on earlier Model T Fords - under the seat.

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Truman's "Sacred Cow"  VC-54C airplane awaits at Washington National Airport in December of 1945.

 

Looks like two Cadillacs, a Packard, and a Pontiac.

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Another from the box of photos I recently discovered labeled “family photos”. I wish I had some family history to go with them.  Notice the group standing across the fence watching. Must be a local race  or speed event. 

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While not period, this is certainly an old photo. It is a photo of my Cadillac at a car show circa 1965 according to the date on the back. I have to thank the previous owners granddaughter for sending it to me.

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1 hour ago, Matt Harwood said:

Mexico City, July 1969. Duesenberg phaeton in a used car lot on Via Reforma.

 

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Well known and published photos...........

 

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7 hours ago, edinmass said:


Well known and published photos...........

 

 

Next time you post something that was on the cover of Hemmings like it was hidden in your personal archive I'm calling you out too!

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6 minutes ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

I had not seen them either. Great photos.

Thank you for posting them Matt

Me neither!    I've never seen them before in either in the original faded 'square shooter' taken with 127 film as Matt showed, or a latter day photoshopped enhancement.

 

Craig

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A photo posted on a facebook page a couple of hours ago. Captioned 'Dust Bowl refugees 1935'.

 

Any thoughts what the car might be. Something not cheap when it was new I think. Marmon maybe??

 

May be an image of 4 people, child, people standing and outdoors

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3 hours ago, alsancle said:

So,  a kid with his HS car?     Someone needs to explain how Packard went from this styling to the Bath Tub,  almost like they went backwards.

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What I was driving in the late '60's.  I think Packard did themselves a huge diservice when they brought out the bloated whale.

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4 hours ago, alsancle said:

 "Someone needs to explain how Packard went from this styling to the Bath Tub,  almost like they went backwards."

 

AJ: The Packard Cormorant, Second Quarter 2021, Number 183, pages 24-29.  Titled:  From the Clipper to "Free-Flow" Styling: A Synopsis of the Forces and Events that Replaced the Clipper Styling with the 22nd and 23rd Series by yours truly...

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4 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

Next time you post something that was on the cover of Hemmings like it was hidden in your personal archive I'm calling you out too!

If most of us haven't seen it, it's fair game!!  Remember we are on page 348 and I can't remember page 340!!!

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1 hour ago, nzcarnerd said:

A photo posted on a facebook page a couple of hours ago. Captioned 'Dust Bowl refugees 1935.

 

Any thoughts what the car might be. Something not cheap when it was new I think. Marmon maybe??

 

May be an image of 4 people, child, people standing and outdoors

What a great photo.  Makes me ashamed to think the kids and I thought we  were camping when we jumped into the 40 ft Diesel pusher and went to the Indy 500 every year.

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I didn't mean for it to look like I was passing those off as my own photos. I saved them from someplace with that caption, probably Facebook, and just ran across them while looking at some other photos and figured I'd post them. I wasn't even born when those photos were taken, they're not mine. Sorry for the confusion.

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This just in - The Harrah's Reno Tour ( for old cars ) in 1960, looks like the banquet at Lake Tahoe . Check out the antique-y outfits on the people.  And the famous Lincoln collector on the label.

 

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A photo that appears every once in a while, this time on a facebook page. Dated 1899 and comes from the Vancouver, BC, archives.

 

It has a steering wheel and no shafts for horses, but it also doesn't appear to have anything driving the wheels.

 

Maybe it only goes downhill?

 

May be an image of 8 people and outdoors

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I recall seeing this picture before. As I recall, there was quite a bit of discussion about the car and its history, including speculation about when the picture was taken (maybe later after the motor and drive mechanism had been removed?). Or maybe it was before the car was running, and that it might have been a promotional photo seeking investors?

I don't recall just where the thread about it was? May look for it in a bit?

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