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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Budd Manufacturing Co. all Steel Bodies for Dodge Brothers Cars — Reblog from The Old Motor
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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Schoof Ford Special – One of a Long Line of Championship Cars — The Old Motor
This third post in a series of photographs by Roman Kwasniewski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin features the Schoof Ford Special owned by William “Bill” Schoof of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Schoof’s cars began running in the AAA Championship racing series in the mid-1920s and continued on through to the early-1950s. What we do know of Schoof’s early racing…
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Young Speed Demons with Their Bub Speedsters — The Old Motor
We are back in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area once again today with a set of racing-related images taken by photographer Roman B.J. Kwasniewski in 1920 next to a park. The Model “T” Ford-based specials apparently were constructed by the young men sitting in them and are fitted with attractive speedster bodies and accessories built by…
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Salvage Yard Photos from the EPA Documerica Project — The Old Motor
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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Chevrolet Assembly Plant Grand Opening Van Nuys, California — The Old Motor
In light of the recently announced closures of General Motors passenger car assembly plants at Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Michigan we decided to take a look at two assembly plants GM has closed in the past. The new Chevrolet plant at Van Nuys, CA, located 22-miles northwest of Los Angeles and the GM plant in…
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Watch this Chevrolet Knee’s in Action – The Old Motor
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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Cord L-29 and an Airplane on Display at the Auburn-Chicago Company Showroom – The Old Motor
Being a fan of anything ACD and Chicago along with having visited the ACD museum and Chicago a number of time this article on The Old Motor got my attention.
Today’s lead image taken in 1929 of a section of the Auburn-Chicago Company showroom contains left-to-right a Stinson SM-8A Junior, a stand holding a Lycoming engine, and an L-29 Cord outfitted with the standard Cabriolet coachwork. E.L. Cord acquired a sixty percent interest in the Stinson Aircraft Company late in 1929.
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Lincoln Zephyr Introduction at the Prestigious Pinehurst Country Club — The Old Motor
Reblog from David Greenlees excellent The Old Motor on the launch of one of my all time favourites The Lincoln Zephyr.
The all new and modern-looking 1936 Lincoln Zephyr designed by Eugene Gregorie was introduced early in November of 1935. Powered by a new 276 c.i. V-12 L-head engine that produces 110 h.p. the Zephyr featuring streamlined unibody construction bridged the gap between the Ford and the Lincoln Model K. Earlier design studies by John Tjaarda influenced…
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Get Out and Get Under: 1934 Ford Phaeton Images Shot in 1945 — The Old Motor
“Get Out and Get Under” is a term used since the early days of motoring when roadside under car repairs were necessary which fits in well with the lead image. 252 more words
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