Veteran American Cars
Charles E. and James F Duryea are credited with manufacturing the first American gasoline powered automobile in 1893 and after winning a race in 1895 established the Duryea Motor Wagon Company producing 13 vehicles in 1896. There were more than 100 branded automobile manufacturers in America in 1900, most of them small scale and virtually hand making vehicles. Ransom E. Olds (Oldsmobile) and Henry M. Leland (Cadillac) were early pioneers of building cars on a production line with standardised parts. Henry Ford took that idea further with the 1908 Ford Model T.
Oldsmobile Curved Dash 1901
Oldsmobile Curved Dash 1901
American LaFrance Simplex Speedster 1914
American LaFrance Simplex Speedster 1914
American LaFrance Simplex Speedster 1914. American LaFrance built trucks and soon began to specialise in Fire Engines. This 1914 Simplex Speedster is essentially a truck chassis, with 6-cylinder 14.5-litre engine with 18 spark plugs. The car weighs 3.5-tonnes but only has rear brakes
American Lafrance Speedster 1915 front
American Lafrance Speedster 1915 front
American Lafrance Speedster 1915. Essentially this is a Fire Engine turned into a racing car - and many such cars were made (I've seen two this year). Powered by a 14.5-litre T-head engine. So not that different in concept from a Dodge Viper.
Buick Model 10 1910
Buick Model 10 1910
Buick Model 10 1910, powered by 4-cylinder 2,704cc 22hp engine.
Cadillac Model 30 1909 rear
Cadillac Model 30 1909 rear
Cadillac Model 30 1909. The Model 30 was developed from the 4-cylinder Model G and was produced 1909 to 1914 and was built on a 106-inch wheelbase. Powered by a 3,707cc 4-cylinder 30hp engine
Cadillac Model 30 1912 Tourer
Cadillac Model 30 1912 Tourer
Cadillac Model 30 1912 Tourer. A 4-cylinder 4691cc engine powered the Model 30, and was the first car in the world to have an electric starter.
Cadillac Model K 1907
Cadillac Model K 1907
Cadillac Model K 1907, powered by 1,609cc single cylinder L-head engine. The Model M had the same engine in a longer chassis. Cadillac also produced 4-cylinder Model G, H and L
Hupmobile Model 20 1910
Hupmobile Model 20 1910
Hupmobile Model 20 1910. Powered by 20hp 4-cylinder engine and fitted with a runabout body on an 86-inch wheelbase. It was cheaper than a Ford Model T.
Hupmobile Model 20 1911 front
Hupmobile Model 20 1911 front
Hupmobile Model 20 1911. Powered by 20hp 4-cylinder engine and fitted with a runabout body on an 86-inch wheelbase. It was cheaper than a Ford Model T.
Maxwell Q2 1910
Maxwell Q2 1910
Maxwell Q2 1910, with 4-cylinder engine 22hp engine. http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/car-of-the-week/car-week-1910-maxwell-q-2-surrey
Moline Dreadnought 1911 front
Moline Dreadnought 1911 front
Moline Dreadnought 1911. Moline automobiles were produced from 1904 to 1913 by William H. VanDerVoort and Orlando J. Root in Illinois. The 'Dreadnought' from 1911 had a long stroke 35bhp engine
White Model GA 1911
White Model GA 1911
White Model GA 1911, with 3.7-litre engine. White switched to truck manufacture in 1918