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Mystery pre-WW1 BENZ taxi

Mystery pre-WW1 BENZ taxi (?)
   

Usually, identifying old Benzes that were manufactured before the merger with Daimler in 1926, is not particularly challenging. However, today I would like to present a photo from my collection showing a Benz with some rather....

Monday, 17 April 2017 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

Easter Bunny and her big boy toys

Easter BunnyDo you believe in Easter Bunnies? I hope not, they are mythical creatures that don’t exist in real life. Besides of the fact that we like them in chocolate, what else do we know about the Easter Bunny? We asked Wikipedia: “The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter. In legend, the creature carries colored Easter eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children.”

I don’t know what the creators of the Easter Bunny have been smoking at their time, but I would have created a slightly different, more desirable creature. The Easter Bunny in my imagination “carries baked eggs with bacon in his basket, whisky, and sometimes also big boys toys to the homes of grown-ups.”

The first egg-shaped big boy toy that I would like to find on my driveway is.... Read more
      

 

Sunday, 16 April 2017 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

About What is it Quiz #442: Russo-Balt 24-55

Quiz 442
A quiz that we thought was quite difficult and therefore, we gave some hints. Well, that clearly worked. Not sure it was because of the hints or because of the fanstastic car but no less than 21 comments were sent in. 

Saturday, 15 April 2017 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

This Friday Lady will help you change your tyres!

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Women with wrenches part 2

The question in last week's Friday Lady was: "would you let a female mechanic fix your car?"

My question for you this week is: which woman would you let changing your tyres? The lady in the first pictures or the lady in the last picture? The first lady looks like she has experience herself in racing with extraordinary cars. The car she is changing the tyre from, is a Stutz Weightman Special no. 26, the location Benning race track, Washington, D.C.

The lady is Anita King, a.k.a. The Paramount Girl (August 14, 1884 – June 10, 1963). She was an American stunt driver, actress, and thoroughbred racehorse owner. Born as Anna Keppen, she moved around 1908 from Chicago to the West Coast where she developed a fascination with powerful cars after working as a model at California auto shows. Keppen soon learned to drive and by the early 1910s was competing in auto races. In 1915, she became the first woman to drive a car unaccompanied across the United States, with her 49-day journey from Hollywood to New York City. After King's coast-to-coast journey in a KisselKar, which was more of a PR stunt of the Kissel Motor Car Company than a record run, Paramount Studios soon produced a movie version of her trip titled The Race. Hence the name "The Paramount Girl".

The other girl? Well, I do not know who she is, or how experienced she is with changing tyres, but she looks nice. I just hope she did not catch a cold during the change..

Text: Marius Hille Ris Lambers - one stop photo

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