Very cool Gene. Thanks for posting the link. All entries are neat, but the first photo of the 1909 White Steamer is my favorite. What a beast!
Modesto, CA strikes a cord. 68 years ago I was stationed at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach (1947). A buddy in the squadron is still living.
He lived in Modesto until a couple of years ago when he moved to Davis,CA to be near grandchildren.
We still communicate by Christmas cards and email.
I would debate the answer to the Dodge emblem incorporating the Star of David. If you look closely, the DB emblem is really two interwoven triangles, one black and one white. I think this is an old Egyptian symbol. The Irish brothers, John and Horace Dodge, one story has it, choose the symbol because the brothers were very, very close and liked the idea of the interwoven triangles representing them.
I thought Ford's first pick-up truck had a steel bed. I didn't know that you had to "pick up" the car in a crate at the factory and then use the crate to make the pick-up bed! How do these "facts" get started and who "checks" these facts? Obviously not the writers of the articles!