I was going through some old family photos and found this. My grandfather who grew up there is the one bending over, apparently clowning around. He drove an ambulance in France during the Great War, then came back to Black Mountain and started a taxi service. My mother was born not far from there.
I can't guess what is happening here.
The car has a better top than Ford supplied. I have seen those overlapping flaps but not sure why they did that.
That top looks like it is a removable panel, leaving the upper fabric only.