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38 minutes ago, PhilAndrews said:

For what looks like a publicity photo, the hood on the yellow one sure needs adjusting!

 

The car on the left is the hand-built, front-wheel-drive Kaiser prototype.  The men are Edgar Kaiser, Henry J's son on the left; that's Joseph Frazer on the right.  The location is in front of the Willow Run Kaiser-Frazer plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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2 hours ago, 8E45E said:

I bet Gary Ash is JUST DROOLING over these photos!! 😁

 

Craig

I always drool over those photos.  Fortunately, I have good quality copies and maybe 1000 more of the Studebaker Indy cars.

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1932 cars at Indy.

 

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1933 cars and team at Indy.  Same chassis as 1932, new cam and carbs for engines, and new bodies tested as scale models in U. of Michigan wind tunnel by grad student Kelly Johnson, later head of Lockheed's Skunk Works.  Note Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow car in background.

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30 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

The car on the left is the hand-built, front-wheel-drive Kaiser prototype.  The men are Edgar Kaiser, Henry J's son on the left; that's Joseph Frazer on the right.  The location is in front of the Willow Run Kaiser-Frazer plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

That's what I love about this place.

 

I would never have known. Thank you!

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On 6/23/2021 at 8:53 AM, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

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Finally a car I know something about.  This is a 1913 Ford, though it appears to have been updated with electric headlamps and cowl lights. I have been looking at period photos to see if there was pinstriping on 13 Fords. While I have met with mixed results,  this photo presents a solid vote in the NO column.  Thanks for posting it.

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I have a friend who drove one of these in College.   I put it in the same category as the Tucker.   If they were 1/10the price I would find them interesting.  But at the crazy prices they sell for I would rather have an MGB which is basically the same thing to me.

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21 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

1933K35759.jpg.fbf56ca3c7d2af21b48c3e7314c16c3c.jpgAt some time in the 1960's one of these bodies was loose, was it ever reunited with a chassis? Are all four still with us or are there now 5 or more. Bob

Car #34 in this photo was converted to a sports car, not sure when but existed in the 1950s.  Later abandoned in a field, reclaimed and restored with a new body by Brooks Stevens, now owned and raced by August Grasis III in Kansas City.  Somehow, the original body still existed, appeared about 1965, is currently in California with a car being built under it.  That project is not likely to be completed in the current owner's lifetime.  The #9 car went to South Africa in 1935, was raced there until 1959, then the body and chassis were scrapped, and the engine installed in a 1928 Studebaker 7-passenger limo.  That car still exists, was bought a few years ago by a collector.  As Studebaker guru Richard Quinn has said, "Of the original five Indy cars, only six exist."  Or, is it now seven, LOL?

 

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Car #34 as a sports car about 1951.

 

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Car #34 with other sports cars, 1951.

 

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The original body for #34 in 1965.

 

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The original body of #34 with a new chassis and engine under it.  Faces obscured for privacy.

 

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Rear of the original #34 body on a new chassis.

 

 

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3 hours ago, NealH said:

1867175794_1919Pierce-ArrowModel66RoscoeFattyArbuckle(farright)(ltor)VioraDanielLilaLeewithFattysPierce-Arrowconvertibleroadster.jpg.59ae5e44b6647216104474f580e853a3.jpg1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, (far right), (l to r) Viora Daniel, Lila Lee, with Fatty's Pierce-Arrow convertible roadster

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These photos of Mr Arbuckle’s 1919 Pierce Arrow Model 66 A-4 Open Tourer were taken during the 2016 AACA Reliability Tour based In Savannah, Georgia. The tour visited the home of Mr. and Mrs Robert S. Jepson, Jr. at their Gregory Neck Plantation in South Carolina. They hosted a coffee break there, and were a delight in sharing auto appreciation.

 

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Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle's 1919 Pirerce Arrow Model 66 A-4 Open Tourer as restored and residing in the collection of Robert S. Jepson, Jr. (circa 2016).

 

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1 hour ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Travelling in style , marvelous 

Even if it is only a 1929 Essex, dolled-up with a LeBaron-style sweep-panel paint job, Ford 'Quail' radiator cap, pinstriping and accessory fender and spotlights!  Snazzy!

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11 hours ago, alsancle said:

I have a friend who drove one of these in College.   I put it in the same category as the Tucker.   If they were 1/10the price I would find them interesting.  But at the crazy prices they sell for I would rather have an MGB which is basically the same thing to me.

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It is 'only' a 190SL. I guess even when new they were not cheap. Today it is only the very high prices for 300s that is bringing up the 190 prices. I have not had anything to do with them but my son works at a restoration shop and has driven one. He was less than impressed by it.

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15 hours ago, ericmac said:

Finally a car I know something about.  This is a 1913 Ford, though it appears to have been updated with electric headlamps and cowl lights. I have been looking at period photos to see if there was pinstriping on 13 Fords. While I have met with mixed results,  this photo presents a solid vote in the NO column.  Thanks for posting it.

Car has been repainted, look at radiator.  Would rethink striping comment.

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