Published by Ford’s public relation company, the film “Technique For Tomorrow” displays progess in automation of car fabrication in a production site of car maker Ford in Brook Park, Cleveland, Ohio. Jerry, McMechan, Pat Powers, Doris Reichbart
Handsome older restoration with period-correct California top and sliding glass windows. Runs and drives quite well, comfortable leather interior, freshly rebuilt brakes. Ready for early tours and casual shows.
The single sidemount and cowl lights make this 1924 Maxwell a sport touring, one of the more popular models and surprisingly stylish for a low-cost car. But what makes this one really stand apart is that unusual California-style top with sliding glass windows. Looking it over, it appears to have been installed in-period given the vintage-looking details such as the beveled glass, brass hardware, and interesting window shades in the rear. It was cleverly integrated with the standard touring body and looks very much a part of the original design, including wind wings that fold flat and seal up against the sliding windows. The car spent the entirety of its life in California and came to Ohio about 10 years ago with a collector with a large, eclectic collection and this was his first old car. He bought it in its current condition and while it’s not 100% authentic, someone obviously spent quite a bit of money on the restoration. The dark green bodywork is quite nicely done and holding up well and has just the right amount of patina, offering a soft shine that seems entirely right on the 95-year-old Maxwell. Accessory spotlights are bolted onto the windshield hinge and give the modest Maxwell a big car look. The radiator shell, bumpers, and a few other details are chrome instead of nickel, offering lower maintenance and a dressed-up look. A trunk out back makes it a bit practical, too. It’s a substantial-looking car that looks far more expensive than it is.
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For Sale: 1924 Maxwell Sport Touring in Macedonia, Ohio
History of the West Park Neighborhood
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Believe it or not in Ohio between 1928 to 1956 you could drive your car on a roller coaster!
Article by Gary Swilik
From the moment people discovered it was fun to ride down hills in anything on wheels the development of the roller coaster was probably inevitable. The first real roller coaster, with cars locked onto a track, was built in Paris in 1817. By the 1920s no amusement park was complete without an impressive roller coaster. Many remember that West Park had their own world-class coaster – The Cyclone – which ran at Puritas Springs Park from 1928 to 1956. Far fewer know there was once a roller coaster for automobiles near Cleveland Airport.
Yes, a roller coaster for cars. People paid a fee to drive their automobile over a series of eleven hills on a U-shaped elevated roadway constructed of wood. The peak of each hill was nine feet high and the distance from crest to crest was 112 feet. For about a dime riders could experience the thrills and chills of a roller coaster without leaving their own car. Read the rest of Gary’s article here