Recent discussion centered about a V radiator. The latest Shorpy photo has many cars, including a few T's, but one of those is sporting just such a radiator.
Wonderful photo! Thank you Dane!
Steve Jelf can correct me. I blew the full size on Shorpy up about as far as I could. What I think is the "depth of field" (?) distorts the cars a bit, but there are some wonderful things to look at.
V radiators have been recently discussed a fair amount on another thread. In this photo, not only is there a model T touring with clearly an after-market V radiator and after-market fenders, there is also what appears to be an about '16 or '17 Paige pillarless coupe with a factory provided V radiator. It is the third car ahead of the T. The little roadster behind the Paige looks to be a smaller Buick of about '14 or '15. I sure wish I knew what the car ahead of the Paige was? Also the car behind the well accessorized T. It also has an interesting radiator, maybe a V type, cannot see quite enough of it. Another possible V radiator is maybe the beautiful Touring in the lower left corner of the photo, parked next to the street lamp.
On another street, is a dirty '15 T touring with Firestone type five lug demountable wheels. Just a short ways away, on the other side of the same street is a '15/'16 T couplet in nice condition.
This must be an "upscale" neighborhood. I didn't look to see if Shorpy dated the photo or not. But I would guess 1917 based upon the cars I see. I count 42 cars in the photo, and only three or four Fords (maybe the back end of another couplet).
I don't think I have ever seen so many V radiators in a random cars street scene photo. Also, there are at least two electric cars among the many interesting and rare cars.
I could look at this for another hour or two. but I better not. It is 4am here now, and I haven't gotten any sleep yet.
Good day. (Fantastic photo!!!) Thanks again!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
In the lower right aide of the picture there is also a coupelet sandwiched in between to other cars.