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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David A. Siver on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:33 pm:

Old photos from my home town, must have been race day the Municipal Band is out and the cars are numbered. Can anyone ID some of the cars?



More cars from 1913:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:09 pm:

Is the front car in the bottom photo a Ford Model S ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 06:08 am:

Mark,

Yes, the font car in the bottom photo appears to be a Ford Model S Roadster (not the Model S Runabout). The shape of the top material is cut differently and it has a windshield added. Also the rear seat was removable and appears to have been removed -- probably to save weight. The front fender appears to be pulled up some but that might just be from the way the car is sitting and the angle of the camera.

If you zoom in -- you can see the planetary gear set under the steering wheel, the typical N through T shaped steering wheel, the door on the side panel of the hood that allowed you to push a plunger down to push the float down and allow more gas in the carburetor that was the way the car was choked back then, correct shape of the hood and top of the radiator. The shift lever for high and low is clearly seen.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 06:28 am:

And a 13 T?
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lance Sorenson, North Carolina on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:20 am:

I'm thinking a "sociability run or tour". These were common events and I have seen the cars being numbered for these.


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