Not sure if this has been posted here previously or not. It is a neat 10 & 1/2 minute video to view with a full stomach of Thanksgiving turkey!
WHOA!!!!! Coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time!
Thanks for posting this. It is awesome footage.
I'd sure like to have that Holsman surrey!
I think I saw this in shop class in the 60's and we were laughing at the "Old" cars back then....
Dwight Weist! There's a familiar voice from my long lost youth.
It is amusing to see the second car shown backfiring. It is a White Steamer. Folks entering a rear entrance car is fun. Seeing Barney Oldfield in 999 is a treat. I'm guessing much of it was staged in the 1950's or thereabouts.
That type of humorous look at the cars is delightful.
What kind of car is the one shown during the opening credits that has the fold-out front seat?
I liked it!
The car with the fold old front seat is a Stevens-Duryea Model L.
Quite a few of that particular model survived.
I have seen more than one in person - there was one here in the Twin Cities for many years.
They are real dogs, in my opinion. They have a somewhat complicated shifting mechanism which makes them more difficult to operate compared to most other cars of the era.
Good call Erik. Your knowledge of early cars is wonderful. This is a 1904 Stevens Duryea that was on the 1984 HCCA 1&2 cyl tour in St. George, Utah. It was kept running well with simple tools. ;o)
Loved that video. Some of the reckless driving, the high speeds, and the failure to yield to horses makes me appreciate the need for some of the restrictions Florida imposed in the 1905 law that I posted earlier this week.
Every time I think about all the crazy drivers on the roads these days, I will think back to this video and imagine how just about everyone was a crazy driver back then.
The 1905 Florida law is posted at:
The race track at 3:30 to 4:40 looks very much like the one in a VMCCA video that has been floating around. It was said to be at "the first VMCCA Auto Meet held in September 1939 at the estate of John R. Macomber, “Raceland,” in Framingham, Massachusetts. More than 75 veteran cars were exhibited and early motoring celebrities present included Freeland O. Stanley, Charles B. King, Fred Marriott, Ralph DePalma, and George Whitney."
That video gives a special glimpse at the hobby when brass era cars were only 24 to 39 years old. They had an almost reckless abandon for driving pristine original cars around the track. It opened my eyes to how the hobby was 78 years ago.
This video seems similar in some ways as to having fun.