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  1. SUNROOFCORD
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    1937 Olds Convertible at one of the first Drive Inn Banks
     

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  2. T-Head
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    MrFire......Thanks for the good images and info.....This is no where as early as the information you posted but a good photo non the less. Two policemen installing radio equipment in a police car. The photo is from Rochester NY and the car is a 1930-31 Ford. The licence plate blown up reads 1931. RMSC Photo
     

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    1931 Packard Roadster
     

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    You beat me to it (again). The second photo sometimes appears as a post card captioned "Boyd's Machine" and that's the version I have, but not with me now. MrFire has posted some neat radio related pieces, which certainly opens the door to more interesting items. Tomorrow I'll try and dig up some of my early car/radio photos and get some posted.
     
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    Looks like (in no particular order): Wisconsin plate; 1905 model N; EG.
     
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    Supposedly the first electric cabs in NYC.

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    Wonderful postcard photo of an early Reo??.......
     

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    Bantams and a bit like T's - they are always fun to look at. Here's one in 1931 that belonged to radio station KSTP, which still exists and serve the twin cities area. Minn. Hist. Photo.
     

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    Here is our 30th president, "Silent Cal" with his radio equipped Buick. I suppose this is the stationary listening mode, and one of his agents would have had to haul the speaker back into the rig before heading out.
     

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    Paraphrasing from wiki: This is Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green (August 22, 1868 – June 8, 1936), (aka Colonel Green), who was the son of the miser Hetty Green, and the heir to her fortune of $150 million. Hetty was known as The Miser of Wall Street, and while she was more famous than Ned, he was noteworthy in his own right. Ned was an accomplished collector with interests in everything from auto racing to science to horticulture, and spent much of his inheritance living extravagantly and generously. His Round Hill estate (Dartmouth, MA) was long used by MIT scientists for experiments including a prototype atom smasher, and his powerful WMAF radio transmitters were used to keep in touch with Richard E. Byrd's 1928-30 Antarctic expedition. In this photo, he is using receiving equipment in his electric car while parked at his estate. For us motorheads, Ned will also be remembered for owning the engine that is now in the Packard Grey Wolf re-creation.
     

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    This is not radio and cars but still interesting. Experiments at the Rochester, NY Zoo w/a bear a boar and goats. RMSC Photo.
     

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    One more radio related item, for MrFire. Before we had the FCC (1934), there was the Federal Radio Commission (1926). The Department of Commerce was involved, and here is one of their vans, a 1928 model 443 Packard. DPL photo.
     

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    Sure wish I was there right now...
     

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    Pirates in Phoenix (not the Packard girls) advertising Atwater Kent radios among other things.
     

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    Ok, enough radios. Now back to basics: chain drive race cars. On the left, a Simplex with George Robertson at the wheel. On the right, Len Zengle in a Chadwick at the 1910 founders day race at Fairmount Park, in Philadelphia.
     

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    It does'nt get any better than this in the way of chain drive......This is Ralph DePalma in the Famous Simplex Zip, a short chassis sprit and match racer.
     

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    We can't forget Crosley Radio Station WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio started by Powell Crosley

    Second photo reads; Crosley Radio Corp., Arlington Street and Coleraine Avenue, Camp Washington. In 1922, Cincinnati inventor Powell Crosley founded the wonderful WLW radio station in part to supply programming for the radios he designed and manufactured. With the most powerful signal available, WLW became known as the "nations station" This rendering for the modernistic facility, which was built in Camp Washington envisions new and modern developments rising around historic church steeples and the company's plant and headquarters. The drawing is signed "G.F.F. 1929" G.F. Frankenburger (1890-1963) was Hannaford and Sons Architecture firm from 1923-1933.
     

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    1905 Elimination races for the Vanderbilt cup race had these two impressive cars entered. #2 Pope-Toledo driven by Bert Dingley, 60 HP. Finished 1st. Averaged 56.2 mph.

    And the #12 Pope-Toledo driven by Herb Lytle, 60 HP. Finished 9th. Broke a universal joint on North Hempstead Turnpike.

    Both of these cars were selected for the American team for the big race.
     

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    Here is Herb Lytle again, check out those high speed front sprockets.....
     

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    Ruth Nichols' Crosley Radio Corporation Lockheed Vega, 1930
     

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    I like 'em...
     

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    To hot today for race cars today.... let's go swiming with one of Mack Sennett's girls or the whole troupe if she can get them to come along....

    Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime he was known at times as the "King of Comedy". His short "Wrestling Swordfish" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1932 and he earned an Academy Honorary Award in 1937.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Sennett
     

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    Radiator cap on a 1928 Chevrolet , Laurel Mississippi.....
     

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    Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gas station price analysis......
     

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    Small is Timeless. The idea of small mass-produced cars dates back to the 1910s.
     

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    Earle C. Anthony was one of the first Packard distributors, and he built radio station KFI. Here are some interesting photos. Top row L to R: the antenna for KFI, inside the LA showroom, a dash plaque that shows the KFI logo. Bottom is ECA himself in a 626 speedster next to a Lockheed Vega. Note "Packard" on the rooftop towers.
     

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