Friday, April 2, 2010

Lady Driving

Good Friday Morning to you. Hope you all have enjoyed Old Car Week as much as I have. Today's picture was taken in 1907. I looking through lots of pictures this week, I am surprised to find how many picture ladies driving. Perhaps driving at this time was a popular past time for well-to-do ladies.

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  1. The size of the fenders and mud flaps tells us a lot about the condition of the roads in those days.

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  2. Just wanted to remind everyone that yesterday was April 1st.

    Love OPOD.

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  3. OK, now I understand your silly comments from yesterday.
    You got me with them.
    She looks like a very determined driver the way she is sitting behind the steering wheel.
    I see that the front tires have those 4 valve stems in them like that car the other day did.
    R

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  4. Looks like the car on Wednesday had 4 valve stems in the front and the rear tires.
    R

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  5. Trivia: In those days you replaced the TIRE not the WHEEL with tire still mounted.

    The 4 'valve stems' are the attachment lugs that hold the tire onto the wheel. Loosen those and you can remove the tire and replace it with another.

    Wheel vs tire

    Many old photos you will see a tire sans wheel mounted to the side of the car, and this is the reason you don't see the spare tire mounted on a wheel.

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  6. I also have seen a picture of my grandmother setting behind the wheel. but I've been told, she was not allowed to drive.

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  7. Look at all the spare tires! I wondered who changed all those tires for her. An old cowboy told me that about 1914 his Dad got a new Model whatever Ford - their first car and wanted to drive it to Buffalo, WY. Floyd said they were changing tires two or three times a day and it was taking twice as long as it would have horseback. When they came to Sussex, Floyd asked his Dad if he could rent a horse from the livery and just meet them in Buffalo as he was sick of changing tires. His Dad was furious so Floyd had to change tires for the 2nd half of the trip two. Took them something like 3 days for a trip that would have been 2 horseback.

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  8. Very nice and fun photos this week, thank you kindly Mr. PJM.

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  9. I think she looks really laid back driving.
    Old cars back then were really hard to drive. No ECU to sort engine timing out.

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  10. love her skirt.

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  11. Women have always been good at selling cars. She's not dressed quite like most of the women in car magazines these days, but I'm sure she still got the job done back in her day.

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