The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twin6, Jun 13, 2010.
Missed it this time, MrFire. Sorry . . .
Here you go...I can't make it out-maybe someone can.
A Google Image search of Rapid Truck will find this same picture labeled as Rapid. Rapid and Reliance Trucks were the two companies that Billy Durant bought around 1911 to form GMC.
Maybe an early Durant 4?
Hard to make it out for sure.
"A 1907 Itala. 7L engine with 40HP. That’s Ettore Guizzardi, Prince Scipione’s mechanic, sitting in the driver’s seat, just before the start in Peking. The car was stripped down to bare essentials to keep it light and fast. The weird-looking mudflaps are actually floorboards!"
Can anyone ID this big car. It's parked in front of the YMCA, where scary looking Santas congregate I think the last car has a MASS plate, it looks like Boston but I'm not sure it is.
T-Head's first real car, a Moon.
MrFire, that Mercedes is flat awesome. Surely says a lot about race
tech and BALLS, doesn't it? The belly pan and wires are trick, plus
Here's another pretty special car: '21 Lexington Minuteman 6. Not
exactly a Model T!
Circa 1918 Daimler Charabanc, THANKS to the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society!
Here's another view of a Pierce in Yosemite. Interesting that the CAL plate says 1930 but the car is no later than 1918.
Here's a challenge! Sent in to the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society from the U.S., but it's a French postcard. ID????
I think this is one of the 1914 Grand Prix Mercedes - of which several have survived. I wonder if this is the form in which they were driven to France for the 1914 French GP?
Maybe a Locomobile from around 1906? I reckon it is not bigger than about 30hp and on a wheelbase of not much more than 110".
Even as late as 1918 this thing probably has an armoured wood frame and an overhead worm drive rear end. At 12mph the picnic destination was probably not far from town.
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