Not a Ford but definately of the T or pre-T era,
and a lot of detail.
Photo dated July 4 1910.
Funny . . . with just a 'snippit' of the ad . . 'Mikey' said it was advertising on the wall for 'Moxie' - he says he invented the drink in 1906 . .
That's the one behind the tree, right?
Fascinating. The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 doesn't mention Cedric. And that car appears to have Gray and Davis headlamps - pretty upscale. They were standard on 1905-07 Buicks, and I've seen a Model B Ford with them.
Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ
It seems unusual to see such an overweight guy in a picture of that era.
Front axle in that thing looks more like a Brush - wonder if he re-namd it for advertising...
I think Rob Heyen has headlights like that on his model N Ford.
It's a Cletrac. They were famous for crawler-style tractors that used Essex style (peaked) hoods.
Good call, Mike. The sign in the background had me (and others I think) fooled.
When I was a boy a friend had an old Cletrac tractor that he used on his ranch up until he died in 1973. I don't know what year it was, but he'd start it with an iron bar stuck into a hole on the flywheel, give it a pull and hope for the best. It ran fine, but the starting process scared the heck out of me!
I think the guy riding was Sir Cedric...There is an old Cletrac sitting behind a barn near here... looks like a dog house on tracks. Made by the Cleveland Tractor Co. They had a differential that would allow them to turn in its own length!
Sir Cedric needs a bigger car.
The Brush car used coil springs on all four corners , in tension , and were double chain drive . The Brush cranked in the front , like a Model T , too . The car in the picture is a side-cranker , there`s no hole in that radiator core . I think that the car in the picture IS a " Cedric " , built as a one-off car , probably by the driver , who owned " Cedric Bicycle Works " . Maybe the " Weight Challenged " guy is " The Banker " Cedric is trying to get to finance production of his car ...
I blew up this picture using my 11 year old daughter's ipod. Sure enough, it says "Cedric" on the radiator script. I think Doug hit it on the head.
Had to use her ipod because she was on the confuser. The closest thing I have to an ipod is a early eighties Realistic transistor radio.
Gee , Mike , my " Ipod " is a pink " Hitachi TH-627R transistor 6 " radio in a medium tan leather case . Still works fine as long as I do my part with a fresh 9 volt battery , and remember to turn the darned thing " off " .