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Model “A” Fords To Go – Taylor Truck-a-Way Co. – @TheOldMotor

Model “A” Fords To Go – Taylor Truck-a-Way Co. – @TheOldMotor

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This load of three new 1930 Model “A” Fords is on a semi-trailer manufactured by the Taylor Truck-a-Way Co. of Los Angeles, CA. At the time, a rig of this type was used for local and regional transport, and long-distance transport of automobiles was handled primarily by train. The lightweight trailer frame is constructed in the form of a lattice truss that is resistant to bending. The lower part of the fifth wheel hitch on the truck is of the conventional type but uses a lightweight horizontal top section, as seen in the second photo below.

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Biggest Auto Show Of All – The Detroit Auto Show at Cobo Hall — The Old Motor

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Today’s feature is a series of photos of the 1960 Detroit Auto Show that was held at the new Cobo Hall on November 14, 1960. The facility was built on the shores of the Detroit River in the southwestern portion of downtown Detroit located between Jefferson and Washington Avenues,Michigan Highway M-10 passes under it. The…

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Truckloads of 1936 Fords Arrive at Holzbaugh’s Detroit Ford Dealership — The Old Motor

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According to the source of today’s lead photo, it was taken in January of 1936 when truckloads of new 1936 Ford cars were being unloaded at George Holzbaugh’s Dealership. The operation was open 24-hours a day and located at West Grand Boulevard and West Fort St. in Detroit, MI, and included a billiards parlor. Holzbaugh…

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Budd Manufacturing Co. all Steel Bodies for Dodge Brothers Cars — Reblog from The Old Motor

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The Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company began operations in Philadelphia, PA, in 1912 manufacturing pressed steel stampings, automobile bodies, and parts. It was the fulfillment of Budd’s goal to produce all-steel automobile bodies that were more durable, stronger, less expensive and could be built in far less time than a traditional wood-framed or all wooden…

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Salvage Yard Photos from the EPA Documerica Project — The Old Motor

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The Documerica Project began in the early-1970s after the start of a national movement to clean up the environment, and after President Nixon directed the US government to form the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency.) Over one-hundred photographers were hired by the Agency to document instances of air, water, and ground pollution for study and to…

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Watch this Chevrolet Knee’s in Action – The Old Motor

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Good article from The Old Motor on the 1930’s Chevrolet “Knee Action” suspension

Today’s lead image dated to November 6, 1934, by the source, shows either a 1934 or ’35 Chevrolet “Knee-Action” promotional car equipped with it parked in front of the St. Louis Monument located in Forest Park at St. Louis, Missouri.

This form of independent front suspension was developed by Andre DuBonnet, and Chevrolet’s version of it pictured (below) was offered on some 1934-’38 models. It was a very advanced system, although in use it required a considerable amount of maintenance and repair. Overall it was not a success, due to the automaker rushing its version of the system to market without enough development and testing. This in turn led to many of the cars equipped with it being converted to the standard Chevrolet I-beam axle with semi-elliptic springs as used on other models.

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Gas Station Series: Shell “Green Streak” – A Unique Fuel Pump and Oil Dispenser — The Old Motor

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Today’s lead image contains a view of filling station attendant A.I. Norrell and a gentleman posing at a modern Shell facility located in San Diego, California. 221 more words

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