This olelongrooffan missed Modern Art Monday
This, my fellow Hoons, is what a Cadillac looked like back in the day. Brass head lamps, bright red suspension and wheels plus white tires. What more could you ask for?
This 1931 Detroit Electric wasn’t the first electric car, nor the last, but it was the favored marquee of Thomas Edison in addition to Henry Ford’s wife Clara.
The Detroit Electric was produced during the years 1907-1939. Prior to that, steam was the mostly preferred means of “alternate” fuels as is demonstrated by this 1906 Stanley Steamer. I just love the bright red paint coupled with yellow painted suspension and wooden wheels.
This Locomobile M-48 is capable of carrying seven passengers in comfort. And we thought malaise era horsepower was lacking? This beauty has a 525 cubic inch six cylinder under the hood capable of producing a whopping 50 horsepower! In 1911, this car cost $4,800 while a top of the line Cadillac was a mere $1,800. I’m not really sure what that is worth in today’s dollar but I am sure the comments section will reveal this obscure fact in about..counting….now.
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Having said that, is this not the best grouping of rear ends my fellow Hoons have seen in awhile? I love boattail roadsters with a passion.
Hell, Clive even has a Tatra in his collection. I remember attending the Amelia Island Concours several years ago with my nephew, the Kid, and this olelongrooffan spotted and identified one of these from across the 17th fairway.
A little later I was admiring the pink beast in the following image, one of the curators came out of the restoration area and I inquired of him to pop the rear hood on that Tatra so I could grab an image of that air cooled motor for my fellow Hoons.
This 1936 Avions Voison C-28 Ambassade was built by the company that pioneered the use of aluminum (that would be aluminium to you Rust My Enemy) on the exterior skin of automobiles. This is a pretty unique automotive design that only the French could achieve. And that color! Several more images of it on my flickr page via the link provided below.
I had to include an image of this 1930 Packard Speedster with its super cool upper headlamps and matching fender mounted turn indicators.
And what respectable blogpost about high end,
Last week when a Hooniverse Asks question concerned car seats, this olelongrooffan tried everything I could imagine to enlarge this image to get the rear
Although it is hard to make out at this scale, this is an image of a Duesenberg front end. That canvas strap holds the leaf spring from over correcting and becoming sprung. That red plaque on it instructs mechanics to “NEVER use grease or oil” to lubricate it. Honest to God. What engineering back in the day.
It was a part of the suspension system of this 1929 Duesenberg Model J. According to the placard in front of it, this is a moderately famous, well if you are of an age, movie car that appeared with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby in Robin and the Seven Hoods as well as with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot.
Situated adjacent to that Model J was another “Duesey” and if I remember correctly, this was equipped with a supercharged flat head 8.
Well my fellow Hoons, by this time this olelongrooffan had spent about three hours checking out Clive’s magnificent collection and I just wanted to stretch out my weary bones on this sofa as shown in the above image.
Unfortunately, as it was located in the front end of this rare 1937 Pierce-Arrow Travelodge
I figured that probably wasn’t in my best interest.
But know I wanted to.
If you have an hour or so to kill, check out the 130 or so flickr images by clicking here.
And yeah, a post about the hood ornaments I saw that day is coming soon.