A friend sent me this photo- interesting car wash idea!
Sorry I just realized this has been posted a bunch of times!
No problem! I love seeing it again, and there are always new people around here. This is a very unusual photo, in that there really aren't many pictures like it, and most people would hardly believe something like that was actually done way back then. I have seen a few different ones like this, from different locations. This is my favorite. Of course, the fact that I have a '24 Ford coupe almost identical to the one in the photo makes it special to me.
Thank you for posting the photo!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Michael, don't give it a second thought..Things are posted here from the past everyday and its all good, seeing that there are new people here on the forum on a regular basis.
Anyone know where this, or others like it, were located ? Seems like a fair weather
operation, or very seasonal for most places that get any freezing weather. I don't
recall ever seeing even remnants of such a place.
A little search of this world wide web thing reveals that the first one opened in Minneapolis and
later in Chicago. 1924 was the year mentioned. I wonder if they heated the pool for cold weather
use ? Seems like the surrounding unheated area would be a total ice rink as the dripping cars
drove out of pool, if they did.
The car wash started in St Paul, MN., and then became very popular in Chicago, Il.
Maybe it was an ice rink for the winter months?
Get your car washed and wheel spokes tightend in one operation!
Thanks Michael for the neat car wash photo! That's a new one for me. Hadn't seen it before.
Don't worry about it being posted before.
Its amazing how many of the same questions are asked repeatedly about Model T's on the forum.
Probably the most is how to adjust the clutch and how many times the diagram out of the Ford service manual is posted to show how its done.
It is good though to refresh my memory!
Yeah, most of these guys can't remember what was posted yesterday.
Was this possibly to clean salt off the underside of the cars? Both locations are in snow country.
I don't think they had as much of a problem with salt back in the '20s as they did in the last 40 years. No, I believe these car washes are why Minneapolis was known as "The city of lakes". It really was a great place to water ski.