Sunday, March 13, 2016

Marmon Motor Company



Welcome to Old Car Week here at OPOD. WE will be looking back at the early days of the automobile. We start with this picture of a Marmon Motor Car. Marmon is a car brand mostly forgotten today but they were a maker of premium automobiles. They produced their last cars in the 1930's and the company mostly succumbed to the financial stresses of the  great depression. Certain parts of the company survived making long haul trucks. Today, some aspects of the company survive as the Marmon Group.

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  1. That is one snazzy vehicle. But no wonder the ladies all had to tie down their hats.

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  2. Oohhhh. Nice car! I like old cars. Looks like it has the original 'white walls' on it too, or are they completely white tyres?

    Do you still have the old car you picked up a few years back? I remember you talking about it in one of your domestic updates.

    Best regards from Kuwait.

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    1. Grhaham, I got the two model T's in 1976. While they were prized possessions, I sold then a couple of years ago. As you know, my daughter, the lovely Ms. EAM lives in Africa, so we are lightening up on things, imagining a day we will move over to be with her.

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    2. Ahhh.... I didn't know you had sold the Model T's. All good things must be passed on eventually. I think my daughter wants my Lotus, so if it stays in the family, she is likely the one to get it.

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  3. Having had some white wall tires in the 1970s (they came on a used car, didn't cost me extra), they were just on the outside walls. There was a bit of a fad in the 1950s, if I remember the decade right (I'm definitely not a car fanatic) of having side walls match the color of the car--light green or blue especially, as I recall. People older than 21 thought it was pretentious, so the fad probably lasted one car season. This picture of a snazzy convertible, expensive but definitely not pretentious, seems to have been taken on the Mall in Washington, D.C. That looks like the Washington Monument in the background.

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  4. Marmon Harrington was instrumental in the development of 4x4 vehicles.

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