Imagine the day when this arrived on the ranch, fresh from the factory, in Alma Michigan.
I stole this pic from BMW Dog, who has a neat photoset of historic vehicles in a parade in Montana.
""FLASH & FIZZLE" the latest title authored by David McMacken and published by the Alma Public Library, is available for purchase through the Library. The book chronicles the rise and fall of Alma's Republic Motor Truck Company. It is priced at $25.00. Mail orders are $30.00. Please make checks payable to the Alma Public Library."
It's a Republic truck, about 1918, later ones did not have the finned radiator casting. That's a toughly built thing, superior to many of its contemporaries.
No brakes on the front wheels! (Normal for the era, but scary on a downhill!)
Here's one that belonged to writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. He and his family had it bodied with a western wagon/prairie-schooner type canvas top and travelled all over the U.S in it.
Oh yes. Just like that.
The Gruene Homestead Inn, Gruene, New Braunfels, Texas.
Our little cottage for the night.
Bunkhouse. Git yer boots on!
Cabin with cactus-bath
Rusty Tractor. Not dead, just sleeping.