Fabulous promotional protograph of the Chevrolet four-door Deluxe model
with Northwest Airlines newest passenger airplane, the Martin 202, used as a backdrop. Chevrolet staged this photograph
at the Detroit Airport on a rainy fall morning in 1949. The airplane was used to emphasize the streamlined design of
the latest model Chevrolet. Printed from negative.
Denison, Texas Chief of Police Wade Taylor and his shiny new Ford Squad
Car.The vehicle is a 1932 Ford Model 18 (V-8). The chief poses with his new Ford after he was reputed to have chased
the notorious Clyde Barrow Gang out of this North Texas community and across the Oklahoma line. Chief Taylor reported
to the citizens of Denison that the new car performed much better than his old squad car and was safe at high speeds.
Multi-tasking auto assembly workers on the Dodge Motor Company assembly
line in Detroit, Michigan in 1936. Looks like a truck and then a car coming down the line?
Ford Value Far Above the Price parade with lead truck advertising
the St. Helens Motor Company in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1930's.
The Model A was first introduced for public viewing on December 2, 1927,
and the first full production year was 1928. This particular model was Henry Ford's personal favorite and he used
it regularly until about 1941. It currently survives at the Henry Ford Museum.
Used car lot on Texas Street in Ft. Worth, Texas originally taken in
the 1940's. This car lot had a nice selection of vintage autos displayed under waving pennants and ready for inspection.
Employees of the Central Tire Company unload a new shipment of tires
in front of their shop. This photograph was located originally in Arkansas, the tire shop was probably located somewhere in
the Central U.S. The B. F. Goodrich Tire Company origins go back to 1870 in Akron, Ohio. Hood was a division of the Goodrich
Company. The French Company Michelin bought out the Goodrich Company in 1988.
Colorful signs galore adorn this tire shop and liquor store located
in Louisville, Kentucky. The photograph was taken in the 1940's.
The chief, a detective and an officer of the Jersey City, New Jersey
Police Department stand proudly with one of the department's armored vehicles in front of the downtown station house.
The rise of gangland activity during Prohibition necessitated the purchase of armored vehicles by many communities, especially
those close to a major metropolitan area. September 1928 photo.
A Marmon Convertible Coupe is shown here in front of a dealership in
the late 1920's. The automobile brand name was manufactured by the Nordyke Marmon & Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana from
1902 through 1933 and a brand of Texas made premium trucks from 1963 through 1997 in Denton, Texas. The 1909 Marmon Wasp was
the first winner of the Indianapolis 500 motor race. In 1929 due to the stock market crash, hard times were felt by the manufacturer
and Marmon discontinued auto production in 1933. The Marmon Automobile Company was credited with introducing the first rear
view mirror, the first V-16 engine and the first use of aluminum parts for auto production.
This photo from 1941 shows Okies heading west on Route 66 traveling
through Amarillo, Texas. With a mattress on top of the car and an extra can of oil strapped to the bumper, these Okies
are headed to California and the chance of a better life.
Pacesetter of four-door hardtops, pioneered by Oldsmobile, the Super
"88" Holiday sedan presented further advanced styling in its 1956 version. Dispensing with the center pillar,
the model introduced a new fresh concept of two-tone styling. Color separation was maintained by the new chrome side
molding that swept from the rear to the front fender opening. Front and rear fender and hood contours were entirely
new. "Holiday" identity was evident in chrome block letters on the front fender panels. Under the hood
was the high performance "Rocket" T-350 engine, increased to 240 hp and teamed with the new Jetaway Hydra-Matic
transmission incorporating a velvet smooth automatic shift.
Bathtub gin flowed, flappers flapped, and Prohibition was in full swing
when this Dallas, Texas Fire Chief and his assistant showed off the chief's shiny new Packard convertible. Whatta
magnificent car! Note siren mounted on front grill. Exact year unknown, but winter photo was taken in one of the
city's upscale neighborhoods, probably on or near Swiss Avenue or near Turtle Creek and Dallas Country Club.
Neat photograph of Paul standing in front
of his Texaco Service Station. Judging from the Plymouth Valiant at the pumps I would judge it was taken in the 1960's.
Cool photo of the 1956 Plymouth Belvedere four door hard top, sometimes
Classic photograph of a Texaco Gas Station with a Cafe & Motel in
the late 1940's. This night scene captures the mood of the cool evening.
A wet afternoon street scene of parked cars photographed in California
in 1926 by an unknown photographer.
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