Historic Topics

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Antique Cars Owners

1933 Packard 740 Roadster - Owner is 101 years old. She still drives, changes her own oil and spark plugs. Click here for the video and click here for the related article.

1961 Mercury Comet An 89 year old woman who drives her 45 yr old Comet car 540,000 miles with same engine.

Ford

Car Data Video - Fort Model T - 100 Years Later: Watch the Model T Being Built (Show at the Feb 2010 AACA Meeting)

Model T Ford Snowmobile (Show at the March 2010 AACA Meeting)

Museums

GM Heritage Museum Slide Show - aka: GM Heritage Center

This is a fascinating movie. A camera on the front of a street car 104 years ago. I watched it a couple of times. Look at the hats the ladies were wearing and the long dresses. Some of the cars had the steering wheels on the right side, I wonder when they standardized on the left? Sure was still a lot of horse drawn vehicles in use. Mass transit looked like the way to get around. Looks like everybody had the right of way. Perhaps the oldest "home movie" that you will ever see!
"You are there" for a cable car ride in San Francisco"
This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car.
The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing! The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there. ... How many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the horses? Talk about going green!
Great historical film!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NINOxRxze9k
This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true!

Historic Topics

This is a fascinating movie. A camera on the front of a street car 104 years ago. I watched it a couple of times. Look at the hats the ladies were wearing and the long dresses. Some of the cars had the steering wheels on the right side, I wonder when they standardized on the left? Sure was still a lot of horse drawn vehicles in use. Mass transit looked like the way to get around. Looks like everybody had the right of way. Perhaps the oldest "home movie" that you will ever see!
"You are there" for a cable car ride in San Francisco"
This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car.
The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing! The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there. ... How many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the horses? Talk about going green!
Great historical film!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NINOxRxze9k
This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true!
Cable Car Ride in San Francisco, CA in 1906 - This is a fascinating movie. A camera on the front of a street car over 100 years ago. Look at the old cars, some with steering wheels on the right. Still a lot of horse drawn vehicles in use. Mass transit looked like the way to get around, and it seems everybody had the right of way.

Automotive Designs

Parking a 1951 Cadillac 1950's Newsreal
This is for all you "youngsters" who ever had to take the yellow-bus to school. You will really like this one and so will bus drivers. Designed in the 1920's, Blue Bird 1 is the first bus.
 
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