Yacht on Wheels Speeds 95 per on Land, Balks on Water
A LUXURIOUS yacht on wheels but one that won’t float in water attracted much attention at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 1931 Memorial Day gasoline derby. Built on a Pierce-Arrow chassis, the “boat” is 24 feet long, 5-1/2 feet wide, weighs 5,700 pounds, is powered with a 132-horsepower motor, and cost $18,000. The vehicle is a boat in every respect save locomotion. It has no doors, has twin screws in the stern, fog horns and an engine room bell, radio and life savers hanging on each side.
I wonder how many mechanics got carbon monoxide poisoning before these were standard…
DEADLY MONOXIDE GAS PIPED OUT OF GARAGE
Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning is eliminated in a New York City garage by a blower system with junction boxes at convenient points. To these boxes are attached lengths of flexible hose which are connected to the exhaust pipe of the automobile being tested or repaired. In this way the noxious fumes have no chance to escape into the workroom.
PRESS a button and park your car! The Park-O-Mat automatically places an auto in any desired stall of a garage. With it, more cars can be parked in less space in less time by fewer attendants.
At the garage entrance arms grip the front and rear bumpers and slide the car to an elevator.
The World’s Greatest Truck Value!
A Truck Produced and Serviced by Transportation Experts
The great Ruggles organization is made up of trained transportation experts. The factory specialists know how to build trucks to meet commercial needs. The local dealer applies transportation principles to the economical moving of your product.
Ruggles Trucks are built to perform definite service. They are strong, powerful, dependable. They have the power to carry your load and the speed to maintain your schedules.
What good is the rear spotlight going to do if you can’t see out the back and the side mirrors are the size of lollipops?
Plastic Auto Top Is Removable
Tradition is disregarded in a custom-built automobile body designed by Raymond Loewy and equipped with a transparent plastic top for the driver’s seat which can be removed for warm weather motoring. Built on a standard 1942 Lincoln Zephyr chassis, the body is six inches lower than conventional cars. Blue glass portholes are fitted into the rear dome, and a plastic shield—hinged to the top—can be lowered between front and rear seats. A rear spotlight aids in backing up.
What Transportation Means to Civilization
$525 f.o.b. Flint, Mich.
Civilization is the result of interchange of individual thought and the product of thought.
This interchange depends entirely on transportation.
For transportation of products or people in the mass, major transportation units such as ships and railroad trains are most economical, yet limited to fixed ocean lanes or tracks on the land.
MI Tests the Willys Jeepster and Station Wagon
“This wagon could almost climb the side of a building!” says Tom McCahill after testing the Jeep’s newest descendant.
HEWING to the line that nothing succeeds like success, Little Willie Jeep, the bottom-busting toughie of war fame, has spread himself out four ways, all heading in the same general direction.
Alrighty then…. moving on.
DON’T CHOKE ME. JUST GIVE ME A HOT SHOT
Amazing electrical invention starts car, truck or tractor motor without choke. Saves plenty gas, oil. More speed. HOT SHOT sparks BLUE if ignition O. K.—RED if faulty. Draws big crowds. Sells on sight. 30,000,000 prospects. 100% profit at $1.50. Gold mine for agents. “$25 a day easy,” says Akeman. “Rush 500 HOT SHOTS,” says Klint. “Send 200 more,” say Berg-Williams. “We want exclusive.” “Never saw anything to beat it.” “My first winner.” Selling like wildfire. Your best bet part time – full time.
FREE Sample Offer. Act QUICK. Reardon Mfg. Co., Dept.V-ll, Peoria, Ill.
Great Sport, Fording a River by Auto
WHILE the beautiful Cook County forest preserves that lie about Chicago are to be kept, in the main, in their natural condition, certain improvements are added yearly for the comfort and pleasure of the many thousands of city-weary guests who motor or “hike” to them every hot holiday. Among these recreation engineering features are two underwater bridges across the Des Plaines River above the town of the same name.
I’d never heard of the Marmon Car Company before seeing this ad. I really hope their catalog was called “The Book of Marmon”.
The new 4-Door Sedan is a practical family car for all seasons. In pleasant weather the lowered windows give the effect of an open car; when raised on stormy days, they shut out all discomforts. This serviceable model is in full accord with the utilitarian spirit of today.
1100 pounds lighter
NORDYKE & MARMON COMPANY
“Mention the Geographic—It identifies you.”