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Here are some closer-up photos of the 1916 Hudson Hillclimber.  Some of the cars in the race had no means of covering up the “interior.”

This is a rally,; hence the large chronometer with the clipboard maintained by the navigator.


Blush, blush . . . I don’t know what car this was, but I’ll include it as an interior and closeup engine shot.

I thought I’d be able to identify it with the “97” here, but that seems to refer to something else.  ??


This is a 1917 Peerless.  Let me quote from someone else:  “One of just over 3,900 Peerless cars made in 1917, the Green Dragon started as a touring car with a massive 5.4-liter (330 cubic inch) V-8 churning out 80 horsepower. Thought to have been converted into a board track racer in the 1920s, it sat unused for decades before being found in the 1990s and given a new semi-boattail race car body for rallying. What’s under that green skin is all original.”

Here they were leaving the lunch stop and heading back into the rainy roads to Troy.

When the rain came, I headed back into the museum.  Ever seen one of these?

Click here for more the 1952 Enterprise.

And let’s end with a very unusual two-wheeler . . . a Ner-a-car, this one assembled in Syracuse NY.  The plant there operated only in the 1920s.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s eager to see the next Great Race . . .


Since it’s part c, you know what to do.  And I have one more batch . . . closeups . . . if I get the nod


“Land cruiser” today means something different, not nearly so cruise-worthy.   If you’re ever near South Bend, check this place out.  The company that made this car ran from 1852 until 1967!



“Boat tail” used to be a thing . . .

#4  Yup . . . it can be here since it’s older than 1973.


#6  Colorado and Buick reminds me of this 1926 Buick “application” I came upon in the Rocky Mountains almost six years ago.









#15  By the way, the owner of 151 is none other than the Unser family.


All photos by Will Van Dorp.  Yes, I take these photos.

Identification is as follows:

  1.  1954 Studebaker Land Cruiser
  2. 1940 Cadillac
  3. 1932 Ford speedster
  4. 1961 VW ragtop
  5. 1960 Studebaker Hawk
  6. 1931 Buick Phaeton, not a thing much any more
  7. 1941 Packard 120 coupe
  8. 1927 Peerless 560A
  9. 1955 Studebaker President
  10. 1935 Auburn Phaeton
  11. 1949 Ford Custom
  12. 1965 Triumph TR4
  13. 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang
  14. 1939 Jaguar SS
  15. 1961 MGA 1600
  16. 1937 Studebaker Coupe



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