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32 minutes ago, Johan Boltendal said:

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Is that not  the blue train in the row?

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Just now, Joe in Canada said:

Is that not  the blue train in the row?

 

That is complicated.  Yes,  that is the car typically described as the "Blue Train",  but the actual Blue Train Bentley is a more traditional looking saloon.

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7 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

That is complicated.  Yes,  that is the car typically described as the "Blue Train",  but the actual Blue Train Bentley is a more traditional looking saloon.

 

 

Must make conversations  difficult for the owners of the "Blue Train" clones. Sure was nice to see both at Pebble Beach last year. Bob 

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20 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

Packard Luxury Car at Concours d'Elegance

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And not just any luxury Packard: a 1932 Deluxe Eight 903 touring coupe by Fernandez et Darrin.    It displays every styling device Dutch employed to make his designs exceptional.

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2 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

And not just any luxury Packard: a 1932 Deluxe Eight 903 touring coupe by Fernandez et Darrin.    It displays every styling device Dutch employed to make his designs exceptional.

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That shape looks vaguely familiar. Who inspired whom?

 

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13 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

 

That shape looks vaguely familiar. Who inspired whom?

 

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It was just a sophisticated design ethic in the 'air' in Europe at the time.  One designer inspiring another, producing wonderfully elegant custom coach-built cars.

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1 hour ago, Joe in Canada said:

Is that not  the blue train in the row?

Yes, it is but there is a lot of heated discussion regarding if that particular car is or is not the actually the "blue Train' record car and that the actual car is the sedan on the left.

 

Here is an interesting read:  https://simanaitissays.com/2013/11/12/barnatos-blue-train-bentleys/

 

One day, I will have to tell you all about the friend's "one that got away" in a 20/25 Sedan that he never bothered to order the build sheet for it when he owned (also a Bernato car) - now every RR that I touch we order the build sheet right away.  His best friend never ordered the build sheet for their 1925 PI Mulliner touring - I ordered it and found it was built for the Duke of Westminster - it was pages of build and service records. 

 

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Yes, that's me in 1977 with my 1970 Electra.

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My Mom in 1956 hurrying in to her wedding from a 1956 Cadillac limousine.

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Ellis Garage, a Graham dealership, Mt. Kisco, N.Y. postcard.  Plumbing and Heating shop too.

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Actor Roland West Mourning

Movie actor Roland West mourning the death of movie actress and friend Thelma Todd the morning after her death in 1935. Todd was found in her garage overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning and West became a suspect in her death.

 

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William Gargan and Binnie Barnes in Breezing Home

Steve Rowan (William Gargan) is assured by Henrietta Fairfax (Binnie Barnes) that he has a job as trainer for her stables as long as he wants to keep it in this scene from the 1937 film Breezing Home. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

 

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Margaret Lindsay

American actress Margaret Lindsay (1910 - 1981) arrives at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, circa 1935. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Scene from Romance in the Dark

John Boles, playing Antal Kovach, fixes a fender in Romance in the Dark. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

 

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Very rare 1915 Ford Center Door, bodies were aluminum over a wood frame, unique fenders front & rear, headlamps and brackets are also unique to the body. Bob 

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I'm thinking he is trying to loosen the wheel locking nut or some such manoeuvre, perhaps trying to impress his girl? Car is jacked up, spare in wait? Regardless, I'm loving this whole series of old period photos, some wonderful shots from a classic era for great cars.

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I never ever thought that this post would take off the way it has , geez........................very happy all of you are enjoying it and most keeping it within the scope of "period" photographs taken when the cars were new or near new. . Not a car 'of the period' photographed within the past 2 or 3 decades or so. Stay well all, Walt G.

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22 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

 Ruth Hanna McCormick: (1880-1944) member of the House of Representatives, 1929-1931 and Republican candidate for U.S. Senator, 1930.

 

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I am reliably informed this is a 1907 Packard 30.

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If I remember the story correctly Henry Austin Clark swapped a bottle of Scotch for this 1904 Mercedes. Bob 

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On 4/3/2020 at 6:42 PM, John_Mereness said:

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Jean Harlow, what a babe!

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