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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twin6, Jun 13, 2010.
It means the ladies rest room. Most garages like that didn't have ladies rest rooms and most women were afraid to use the men's rest room.
The inner tubes would be sold after 30 days if the owner never returned to pay for them. I worked as a mechanic most of my life and although I probably was not yet born when that picture was taken, the traditions continue, even to this day.
One of these has been recreated here in NZ from an original engine which was fitted a few years later with 180mm bore blocks in place of the 140mm bore blocks used in the 1906 Vanderbilt - stroke is 140mm. With the 180mm blocks it was Malcolm Campbell's first Bluebird - around 1912 I think. The recreation visited Europe for the centenary of the 1906 French GP.
I wonder how much noise came from those exposed gears.
I am presently reading a book on German motorcycles and it gives the history of BMW. Gustav Otto was the son of Nicholas Otto (of 'four stroke' fame). The company he was involved with eventually became part of BMW.
Many thanks for that. I worked in the tyre industry here in the UK in the '60s/'70s suppplying patches / valves etc and many shops were not that different... complete chaos most of the time, car valves and balance weights all over the floor!
Also, about Lincoln in your prevois post, a lot of people back then idolized him. Harry Houdini as a young boy looked upon Lincoln as his Hero.
1934 (?) Czechoslavakian GP (?)
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MrFire, I've never seen this view of the Thunderbolt! NICE! Wild
to think that the retractables ONLY made it into the '42 DeSoto!!!
good guess , it's a '06 or 07 berliet , rear entrance tonneau 11.6 litre six cylinder , they sold the rights to build it in america and it was built by alco .
No, it is the 1934 8th Eiffelrennen at the Nurburgring on the 3rd June.
Know little about AutoUnions but was able to identify it from the Austin Seven Ulster in the background - Walter Baumer's, no 62!!!
Somebody should have introduced the Chrysler stylists to George DuVall.
The Mystery is Solved!!!
I have seen this car posted and re-posted for months with NO SUCCESSFUL I.D. made...and I have been dying to know what the heck it was!
...Now I can finally sleep at night again!
MrModelT, wow! I'm with you. LOTS of people had strong suspicions,
but NOBODY seemed to know for sure what it was!!! FINALLY!
So, this was an '06 or '07 Berlit. When Alco produced it in the U.S.,
what year(s) would that have been? And, did Alco have other models
(I assume, yes, but I have to ask).
I have the feeling Alco (American Locomotive Company), bought the rights and changed the name to GET INTO the auto industry, making it their own. The "Berlit" car became ALCO's car.
It does look ALLOT like an Alco already.
Renault FT-17 in an Independence Day parade? Cool. There used to be one of those up north as a memorial in a tiny little town called Comins, but the town was flattened by a tornado a few years ago and I haven't seen it since.
Edit: A little research indicates that the tank may now be in College Station, TX undergoing restoration. The tank in the photo I saw looks rougher than I remember, but that could be because I was misremembering, or because the tank was in a tornado.
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