There were about 15 of these originally built. There are 4 still in existence. These began life as a limo, then were sent to the H.O. McGee Company for modifications, which included being fitted with a large P.A. system.
They were built by Paramount Studios to promote movie openings at Publix Theaters, and movie stars of the day, such as Rudy Vallee, would do promotional tours or theater arrivals in these cars with dancing girls riding on the seats located on the fenders. http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/your_garage/cars/8064.shtml
Harry O. McGee Manufacturing Company of Indianapolis, Indiana - 1929 Graham Sound Train - Sounds
A number of interesting publicity vehicles were built for Publix Theatres, the parent company of Paramount Pictures, in the late ’20s and early ’30s. They were used in all sorts of publicity situations: to advertise the opening of a new movie in a town or to deliver a star to an opening in grand style. A variety of different automotive makes were used, but the conversions always started with a new limousine body on a long wheelbase.
The limousine interior was left pretty much unchanged, but the front-end sheet metal around the hood area was rounded to give the appearance of being the boiler of a locomotive. A large headlight was mounted up front along with a smoke stack, bell, steam dome, and whistle. The chrome-plated bell had a wire running inside to the instrument panel so the driver could attract even more attention to the vehicle. Two freestanding running-board spotlights were fitted, adding to the woes of the overworked electrical system.
Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in the world, surpassing the previous record of 11 million set by the Coburn 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder. In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at auction for a record $28,500,000.
The crash represents a car worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in accidents. It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take this car on the road.
The 2nd most expensive
The record price for a 1961 250 GT California Spyder at auction was set on May 18, 2008 when a black one was sold for $10,894,900. So what is one doing buried in the sand? The unlucky owner had it stored near the beach when a Hurricane hit.
This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT "Tour de France" crashed into a wall at the Shell Ferrari-Maserati Historic Challenge back in 2003.
First go to the mainpage http://www.maxfilmpro.com/ then in the lower left corner in purple select "Production Resouces". Then in the left column select the area you live in, then in next page select the "Picture Vehicle"
Action Cars Ventura, CA Contact: B.E. Hillman Pager: 805-676-6462 Antique & Classic Vehicle Preservation Society San Diego, CA TEL: 619-449-1010 FAX: 619-449-6388 Baja Concepts San Diego, CA TEL: 619-583-6529 Bob Baker Ford Rental San Diego, CA TEL: 619-297-3106 Booth Motors 2121 N. Oxnard Blvd., Ste. B, Oxnard, CA 93030 TEL: 805-278-9693 Cinema Trans San Diego, CA TEL: 619-740-8746 Grand Garage San Diego, CA TEL: 619-481-2471 Rock'N' Roll 50's Cars San Diego, CA TEL: 619-281-1556 Short Line Enterprises Inc. 351 Santa Clara Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015 TEL: 805-524-0330 Smitty Company Oxnard, CA TEL: 805-985-3640 State Motor Patrol San Diego, CA TEL: 619-442-0951 SVC - Simi Valley Cycles 2902 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065 Contact: Duane Kubes TEL: 805-522-3434
This 1955 Tucker Sno-Cat Type 743 Double Drive is in a bad way, half way across that crevass, and you'd think there is no way to save it from falling in, if any attempt at pulling it out were undertaken. This video shows how it was done... maybe not for this sno-cat, but one in a similar predicament.
Carroll Shelby entered two turbine cars in the 1968 Indianapolis 500. They were designed by the same guy that did the STP turbine for 1967 and looked very similar. Ultimately the cars were withdrawn before they attempted to qualify ...... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=316931
Lots of galleries to browse, but Frank is trying to sell each image for $5.00 each for the small size of 4" x 6", and $100 for the largest size 20" x 30"
The only positive thing I have to say for this website, it's free to look at a lot of Concours... like Monterey Pebble Beach, Enderle, Rodeo Dr, Newport, and LA Concours shows. Plus a lot more galleries of miscelleaneous car shows, like all the (Ford's Premiere Automotive Group in Irvine) Cars for Coffee car shows for the past 2 years