Can you imagine the effort that would have to be put into getting that little car running that day :P
There are enough details to indicate the car is a 1903 Franklin.
Wow! That poor little car! Great pic Herb!
We're long overdue for a hum-dinger that here.
We get a fair amount of snow in Spokane from time to time. I really enjoy the way it brings the Costco world to its knees and slows everything WAY down to 1920 speeds. The public howls like a scorched cat and the media goes on as if nature has "no right" to do such things, but I enjoy every moment of it.
Herb, Do you know where the picture was taken?
Based on the depth of the snow and the outfit the man is wearing I would say this was a spring snowfall - late March, early April. It isn't real cold out, but there is a lot of sloppy wet snow on the ground.
I love this photo thanks for posting it Herb. I believe the car is parked next to a snow bank and not buried in the snow. It looks as if the snow is pushed off all the streets because you can see the runners on the sled and the people are walking out in the street instead of next to the building.
Did you play ice hockey in the Seattle area in the 1970's, or was that a different Kevin Holland ?
I think the car in question is a 1905-06 single cylinder Reo. This is based on what is showing of the hood, the rear box/seat and the shape of the back rests of the seats.
1903 Franklin -
the high-back bucket seats scream Franklin (1905/06 REOs are similar but not as high)
trap door on the seat riser
short wheel base - note how close the seat is to the rear fender. A REO seat sits further forward of the rear axle than a Franklin
brass trim "handles" in the corners of the firewall (1905/06 REOs have a brass rail above the dashboard)
short hood, creased corners (in 1904, Franklin went to rounded corners)
bail handle lights sitting forward of the front of the hood (on a REO, they are even with the front of the hood)
Brass car guy....a 1905-06 REO does not a divider between each front seat cushion.