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Keep your eye on the D-500 . . . IT’S A REAL BOMB! (Sep, 1956)

Keep your eye on the D-500 . . . IT’S A REAL BOMB!

These days, more and more of you guys who know and love cars are “talking up” the fabulous Dodge D-500. And no wonder! This D-500 is a real bomb!

In official NASCAR acceleration tests at Daytona Beach, the Dodge D-500 licked all cars—regardless of size, price or horsepower.

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Prizes for Home-Built Baby Autos! (Jun, 1931)

Prizes for Home-Built Baby Autos!

IT’S a safe bet to say that at one time or another practically every man in America has built himself a home-made vehicle embodying his own ideas in automotive construction. Maybe it was only a pushmobile made to imitate his favorite car; maybe, as he grew older, he turned out a race car job, or put a racing body on a chassis powered by a motorcycle engine.

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CANDY TRUCK IS BUNGALOW ON WHEELS (Jan, 1929)

CANDY TRUCK IS BUNGALOW ON WHEELS

A PERFECT reproduction of a bungalow, complete with porch, window boxes, tile roof and gables, has been mounted on a truck body by a Chicago candy manufacturer to serve the double purpose of delivery and advertising. Both truck and bungalow are finished in white enamel with the tiles of the roof in red, presenting a striking appearance as the novel machine drives through the city streets. The bungalow windows are fitted with glass and they open and close precisely as they do in a real house. Green potted plants on either end of the running boards lend an added touch of color to the bungalow truck.

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Cross U.S. In 48 Hours On Proposed Road (Jul, 1934)

Cross U.S. In 48 Hours On Proposed Road

An artist’s drawing of the proposed coast-to-coast super highway on which automobiles may travel at speeds of 100 miles an hour, making the trip between New York and California in forty-eight hours. Road builders are now working on plans for a four-lane highway with all grade crossings eliminated.

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Blimp Tows Aquaplane to Give Latest Aquatic Thrill (Jul, 1931) (Jul, 1931)

Blimp Tows Aquaplane to Give Latest Aquatic Thrill
HITCH hiking behind the Goodyear blimp Volunteer is the latest form of water sport for thrill seekers on the California bathing beaches. One of the most ardent devotees of the sport is Elmer Peck, of Long Beach, holder of the world’s record for endurance on an aquaplane. He is shown in the accompanying photo stunting on an aquaplane in tow of the Volunteer which is flying low over the water at a clip of 60 miles per hour. Stunting like this demands the utmost in nerve and skill.

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Guide Silent Milk Trucks with “Joy Sticks” Like Plane’s (Sep, 1929)

Guide Silent Milk Trucks with “Joy Sticks” Like Plane’s

NOISELESS milk trucks, steered with “joy sticks” like those used in the controls of an airplane, have been introduced in Los Angeles, California. They were recently put in operation, and persons living in the residential districts of the city are no longer roused from their slumber at an early hour by the creaking and banging on the pavement of the old type milk wagons.

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Streamlined Rear-Engine Car Designed for American Market (Jul, 1931)

Streamlined Rear-Engine Car Designed for American Market

REVOLUTIONARY features in motor car design, including such innovations as hydraulic steering and a streamlined body with the motor at the rear of the chassis, are embodied in an automobile designed by John Tjaarda, associated with General Motors Corporation. Tests of the novel car are now being carried out, and it is likely that the streamlined automobile will be put in production shortly.

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Washington Family Will Tour Nation in Hollow Log Placed on Wheels (Jun, 1931)

Washington Family Will Tour Nation in Hollow Log Placed on Wheels

CYRUS T. GATES of Deming, Washington, has just completed a novel home on wheels in which he and his family plan to tour the nation. This motor home consists of a large spruce log, hollowed out and mounted on the chassis of a large Chevrolet truck.

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Spokeless Air Wheels Coming Auto Style (Jun, 1931)

Spokeless Air Wheels Coming Auto Style

LATEST rumors in Detroit and Akron indicate that there will be a radical change in tire styles before many more auto shows come and go, and that with this change will also come entirely new chassis and body designs.

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ELEVATED HIGHWAY TO SPEED TRAFFIC (Dec, 1930)

ELEVATED HIGHWAY TO SPEED TRAFFIC

WHAT will be the finest, and perhaps the greatest, highway of its kind in the world, is now under construction in New York City. Built along the Hudson River waterfront, this highway, which may be listed as one of Borough President Miller’s important achievements, begins at the Hudson Tunnels at Canal Street and will extend to Spuyten Duyvil, a distance of 14 miles.

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