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Here's a steamer that for a while was converted to Model T power, a 1904 White model D that Warner Bros. owned.  The car survives and has been restored, back to steam power.

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Can't tell you folks how much enjoyment I've gotten from these photos.😀  Thank you all for posting them. 

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I look at the stainless steel spokes on some of the cars and wonder who cleaned these - guess they had the chauffeur or other hired help do so. What a PITA! I have a 1930 Packard with the stainless steel spokes ( no I did not do that I bought the car that way) and it takes forever to get them wiped off much less polish them. Makes my fingers ache just looking at the period photos thinking of it.😊

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20 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

I Love these shots for Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance of days gone byeAll 68 Best of Show Winners at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

 

Best Of Show - Pebble Beach

 

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Is that a mk 9 jag , actually took a white one as part payment 19k  towards a house in 1985 , unfortunately as business was difficult at the time, kept it in garage for a few months, never drove it and passed it on at cost , pity would love it now.

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Buster Keaton and his wife (Natalie?) with Packard twin six (3rd series) with custom body by Don Lee. Was this a cape top, with a detachable extension to the windshield?

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2 hours ago, twin6 said:

Buster Keaton and his wife (Natalie?) with Packard twin six (3rd series) with custom body by Don Lee. Was this a cape top, with a detachable extension to the windshield?

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Victoria top with extension

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I think West found the first set(and only?) of this car back about five years ago. All the Individual Custom Dietrich’s are fantastic cars. It’s amazing the scholarship that has been learned and published on them over the years. They certainly are among the most beautiful designs to ever drive down the road. Personally, I’m a side mount kind of guy. On this sedan, the rear spare makes for a graceful and unusual look. The black and chrome of the Maybelline car is very elegant and well executed. He also owned a bunch of other great cars, including a Packard Darrin. 

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10 minutes ago, edinmass said:

I think West found the first set(and only?) of this car back about five years ago. All the Individual Custom Dietrich’s are fantastic cars. It’s amazing the scholarship that has been learned and published on them over the years. They certainly are among the most beautiful designs to ever drive down the road. Personally, I’m a side mount kind of guy. On this sedan, the rear spare makes for a graceful and unusual look. The black and chrome of the Maybelline car is very elegant and well executed. He also owned a bunch of other great cars, including a Packard Darrin. 

 

https://www.maybellinebook.com/2012/01/on-hunt-for-tl-williams-1934-packard.html

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Wow, if that chain broke the driver's arm could be in serious danger.  The printed text on the photos says it is the Grand Prix, 6 and 7 July 1908.

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It is a little disheartening to see the condition of this Mercedes.  The front bumper is munched, the right driving light is misaligned, and the left front tire appears to be bald.  It's a movie prop but still it is a Mercedes and not a Laurel and Hardy Model T Ford.

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3 minutes ago, LCK81403 said:

It is a little disheartening to see the condition of this Mercedes.  The front bumper is munched, the right driving light is misaligned, and the left front tire appears to be bald.  It's a movie prop but still it is a Mercedes and not a Laurel and Hardy Model T Ford.

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It's actually a Chrysler with a Mercedes radiator shell.

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The 1908 BrownieKar.  1908 must have been part of the good times.  Real motor cars for children, kerosene side lamps, no windshield, no seat belts.  No driver's license.  What could go wrong?

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