I like the sense of warmth and life color adds to some of these photos.
A stately looking Centerdoor:
Ford Kansas City Branch in 1908:
Early American female motorists:
Henry Ford (passenger) in 1905 Model B:
Famous English driver Dorothy Levitt:
BLM was a popular sports automobile in 1906 and 1907:
In 1907 American came out with the Underslung. With a 40 hp motor it had similar lines to the Ford K Roadster, with lowered chassis:
C. H. Wills and wife in the K roaster he is credited with designing:
1906 Ford "K" touring:
Henry Ford and his quadricyle, December 1905 in New York, in advance of the 1906 New York Auto Show:
Colorado Markshelffle Dealership:
Marksheffel and his wife at the time. He drove a Model K to one of Colorados first multiple motor-vehicle homicides when a group of friends lost control of a K roadster in the mountains above Colorado City in 1907. His wife was a notorious "black widow" who was responsible for defrauding several husbands and lovers, until her brutal and unsolved murder in the early 1920's:
The cyclecar with two girls looks like a Car-Nation. The HCCA roster lists one surviving example.
I remember my grandfather telling me about the American Underslung when I was quite small. First time I've seen a picture of one.....thanks!
Colorizing the old pictures does bring them to life. They look like many of the old post cards I have. The fellow in the back seat of the first picture could be W.C. Fields brother!
I do like these colorized images.
The car in the first picture is a Fordor, not a Centerdoor. Note the three door hinges on the edge of the "A" pillar.
The 4th pic is Alice Huling Ramsey and her Maxwell. First woman to drive across this country. The American Underslung is my All-Time favorite car; Model K Ford like Robís is a close second (and more affordable) reality for me.
Thanks guys. Bill, I missed the hinges. Thank you...