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Friday, June 10, 2016

Tail Lights


Notice the step on the bumper and top of fender for climbing into and out of the rumble seat.



Yeah, these are so cool.  Its my favorite too.

Yesterday, June 9, was the date in 1909 that 22-year-old Alice Huyler Ramsey finished her cross country drive in a 1909 Maxwell (30 horsepower) thus becoming the first woman to do so.  Three female companions accompanied her but she did all the driving.  She left her home in Hackensack New Jersey and arrived in San Francisco 59 days later.  There are some wonderful accounts of this remarkable young lady's adventure online.  Well, all four of the women's adventure.




8 comments:

  1. That step you will need indeed to get up there.What a nice story about that woman crossing the country. For that time very special, she was a adventurous lady.

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  2. Details, details. Very nice but I still think that the designers of those times had more attention for the front then the back of the car.

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  3. cross country adventurers. :) love the body parts series.

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  4. They were so much more interesting that the ones today!

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  5. When I was a kid (1954) I had a 1929 model A Ford. It was a cool car.

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  6. Love these shots!! Amazing to think it took 59 days to drive across country.

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  7. Neat old cars, and I love the step up to the rumble seat!

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  8. I saw a mural depicting that ride in Reno!

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