Staley’s first restaurant pictured above with “Curb Service” in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a constructed in 1937 in conjunction with a local oil company. In addition to food, Shell gasoline and oil products were sold at the restaurant at this location. 126 more words
Really interesting piece from The Old Motor especially being a Model Sport Coupe Owner albeit a 29 🙂
The article shows a damaged 1930 Sport Coupe pictured at a body shop for what we can assume is estimate and eventual repair.
The story of a high end recovery vehicle operating in a high level neighbourhood, more great stuff from the excellent The Old Motor.
Amazingly clean workshop area, with some very nice “clients”!
Interesting article from The Old Motor about the issues with spark knock, pinging and detonation back in the day.
Fuel with tetraethyllead additive names like STOPNOX and other references to either ethyl or nox in the name was common back in the day.
You can read the full article here
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Really good talk on the origins of the streamline style and the impact made by designer Amos Northup. Amos sadly died by slipping on ice at 48 years old.
Further reading on Northup and Graham can be found here on the excellent Old Motor
More 1930s Jam Handy films from The Old Motor, this time featuring braking systems. Despite the age of these videos the content is excellent. The videos can be found here
Another excellent post from the Old Motor, this time it’s how springs and knee Action suspension operate By Chevrolet. Read it here
The latest in the vintage technical articles from the excellent The Old Motor blog
This one is on cooling systems, and can be found here
Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last in 1958, with one of the last concept cars built in 1956, the Packard Predictor
The excellent Old Motor has a really interesting article on a tour of the Packard proving grounds via “Take A Trip Through The Packard Proving-Land” published in 1936. You can find the article here
I love this article from the excellent Old Motor
Bob McKenzie behind the wheel of this Auburn Speedster may have started the his 20-plus year-long career of setting cross-country and city-to-city record runs. His timing might have been perfect as, during the very depths of the Great Depression, he and others made a living of setting records for automakers and suppliers.
Read the article here