Are those the Four Folks From the Forks Family?
The lady in the big hat in the back is that Mother Forker?
If you left a driving coat like that in the car today it most likely wouldn't be there when you got back!
I'm not Rob, but the car is an American Underslung.
I make that to be an American Underslung Traveler. 1910.
That is one desirable exotic machine indeed. Note the Hartford-Trufault shock absorber on the front axle.
The car in the photo is 1910 American Underslung Traveler. This is great photo of a very iconic American automobile. The reason it is called Underslung is because the frame is under the axles. When introduced it was quite radical for its time. It featured 41x4-1/2 tires. The engine was a 4 cylinder with 500 cubic inch displacement and had a 4 speed transmission. Whoever owned it was someone of means. The car cost about $5000 in 1910.
There are only a couple of 1910 American Travelers that still exist.
I am current working on a 1914 American Underslung touring and always on the lookout for photos, parts, and information about the cars.
Thanks for sharing,
One of these, might even be the same car, is in Newport RI at the Audrain collection. I just scanned the action results, it sold for something silly, 1.8 million
If "Forks" means "Forks, Washington", the photographer captured one of
three days in the past 200 years when it was NOT raining ! Driving a car like
that to Forks, Washington would be on par with taking a bicycle through
a car wash.
I'm not sure of year or Model but this one was on a Boise HCCA Tour a few years ago.
The green American is a 1914 Type 644 Touring. It was formerly in the Harrah and Browning collections. It changed hands a couple of years ago and is now in Illinois.
From left to right .....
Father Frank Fork (not to be confused with Frank Furt)
(Family Fortune Forged From Frontier Flagpoles)
Francine Fork (father's favorite)
This was a picture taken before the Fork Family signed contracts to appear in the first automobile campaign print ad using modern photography.
" Stick Seven Spoons In It " (the previous ad campaign attempt featuring the Spoon Spawn had failed).
" Stick Seven Forks In It " proved to be quite a hit to the contrary.
A Bit Of Obscure Trivia (sprinkled with BS) ...
Florida Freighter Jim
I have read that spooning leads to forking.
It looks like ten spokes on the front and twelve on the rear.
It's not Forks, Washington. I sent them a copy of the photo and they said it couldn't be there motel. Besides, like Burger said it couldn't be Forks, WA because it's not raining!
Me thinks Dennis watches "The Good Place"
Here is the 1909 American Underslung Traveller from the Simone Colllection near Philadelphia.
Freighter Jim, With a name like "Feodosia Fork" the family must be from Crimea where a large city is called Feodosia.
Something tells me that Ferd and Fanny Farkle come into play in this somehow.
Sparkle Farkle married Buck Futz (from Futz Family Farms) and honeymooned
at the Forks Hotel.
Might be Livermore, Colorado.
Could it be Twin Forks Idaho. Maybe the top of the sign is not in the picture. Jim
Ed, that advertisement makes my imagination run wild because no woman wants to get her hair wet. That means if there is a woman in the car she will be under the Rubbey Cape Apron.