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Peerless Touring car, San Francisco, 1923


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It was a new era. People had survived the Great War, the great flu epidemic, women were bobbing their hair instead of wearing it long and weren't required to wear Old Mother Hubbard dresses.  Booze was banned, Jazz and Speakeasies were common, it was the Roaring Twenties. Car is from the two-year Cadillac Lookalike Phase of Peerless, 1923-1924, when some guys from Cadillac bought Peerless, changed the rad shells to match Cadillac's, and even introduced a new engine. This is a Model 66 with an 80 HP V-Type Eight. In 1917, a Charles Burman bought the Peerless franchise from H.O. Harrison in San Francisco, and may have been the dealer promoting this Peerless. Charles Burman worked for Peerless 1900-1912 and did quite a lot of racing...shown here  at a track:

 

Vanderbilt Cup Races - Blog - In Search of Driver/Mechanician Charles  Burman Updated: 10/30/2019

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On 10/25/2021 at 9:45 AM, jeff_a said:

It was a new era. People had survived the Great War, the great flu epidemic, women were bobbing their hair instead of wearing it long and weren't required to wear Old Mother Hubbard dresses.  Booze was banned, Jazz and Speakeasies were common, it was the Roaring Twenties. 

 

 

And not one TATTOO!!

Craig

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