Wednesday, July 23, 2008

some cool shots from Shorpy

Above, winner of the 1920 Pikes Peak run

I've never heard of a Witt Will make of truck

I never heard of Piggly Wiggly until I drove through Virginia, it's a big chain of grocery stores, and the above photo shows the Mack trucks that PW owned and operated. I find it interesting that the 2nd from the right has side lights

What a cool tow vehicle! Commentors on Shorpy had pointed out that in the early 20's it was cheaper to customize a formerly expensive and powerful luxury car to be a tow truck, than to buy a truck... I bet this was due to trucks being primitive, not much faster than 30mph, and a lot harder to come by than a used car and the sleuths at

found out that it is a 1911 Premier