Duz Does It

Check this out… It’s the Duz delivery truck parked outside the St. James Hotel in Washington D.C. sometime around 1925.

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Traveling To California By Car: 1928

A few week ago, a considerate gentlemen sent me a number of letters written by a young woman that was traveling from Ohio to California by way of a Model-T Ford in 1928. I would really like to share that story here on these pages as it really is incredible, but I seem to have lost the sender’s contact information. If you are out there, send me an email!

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The Meanest Man

I’ve been trying to verify the owner of this hotel. There is some consideration towards Henry Ford being one of the original investors, but I haven’t been able to find anything that substantiates that. In any case, I wanted to post it as I thought is was hilarious… and figured you guys would too. The slab was located inside a restroom at the Grand Union Hotel originally, but is now located at the Downtown Athletic Club in NYC. The text reads:

“The Meanest Man
in the United States
occasionally visits this Toilet Room.
He always carries away as a souvenir, either a coat
hook, doorlock, or paper holder and often several of each.
He would take the marble slabs if they were not made fast.
We guarantee this man a warm reception
if we get hold of him.

Ford & Co.
Grand Union Hotel.”

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Gus And His Model Garage

I posted this today on the Jalopy Journal and figured I had better post it here as well… A guy named Mike Hammerberg fell in love with the character of Gus and the stories he told in old Popular Science Magazines. So much so, that he and his secretary transcribed all 529 of his stories and created a website. Now, we can all read them… This is pretty great.

Check it out.

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