I do the Pic-A-Day posts. I try to do these once a day sharing a pictorial history of the automobile through the decades. I do these for the sake of art, not as a money making venture. These are small copies of my large original fine art images as well as some wonderful historical images from long ago. I do not get paid for this although I do offer for sale prints of my original images. There are a few museums that ask that I not sell any images taken at their locations. I respect the wish of the owners of these wonderful autos so you will note some are not for sale. I include those images here as they add to the pictorial history. I try to add some interesting information about the images. The information posted is as accurate as I can make it. I try to post the source of my information however, I don’t claim to be an expert, only a lowly artist. I appreciate comments about the posts. I also welcome comments that might make the information I post more accurate. If you click on my picture on the blog it will take you to my page where you will find contact information. I hope that the Pic-A-Day can be used by many for reference. As time goes by the value of the Pic-A-Day posts will increase. As of this time, I have enough fine art images for several years completed, ready to post when I add the informative data. I try to post these in chronological order however I have many folders of hundreds of images I have yet to work on and from time to time will add earlier vehicles. Here is the direct link to Pic-A-Day posts:http://northeastwheelsevents.com/profiles/blog/listOr click on the link in the header. I hope you enjoy the historical presentation. Albert Machhttps://sites.google.com/site/ourautomotiveheritage2014/activities-look-here-first-then-click-triangle-on-left-for-other-pages/a-few-of-the-images-on-display/fins-tails
It is believed the body is a reconstruction of the original, built atop a genuine Portola engine and chassis. After its time with Dick
King, the Pope-Hartford was
passed to another brass-era enthusiast who continued to show and enjoy the car. Still appearing fresh and impeccably detailed, the black bodywork is finished to concours quality standards, with outstanding paintwork on the
chassis and body components.
The wooden cowl boards are exquisitely finished, like fine
antique furniture. The frame-
mounted fuel tanks and gloss
black patent-leather skirts
between the body and running
boards help give the Pope its low-slung appearance, despite those massive 36” wheels. Accessories include Pope-Hartford branded
Gray & Davis headlamps, Gray & Davis cowl lamps and numerous beautifully restored brass fittings. Instrumentation is via a Warner speedometer and clock, while a separate gauge monitors fuel pressure, which is boosted via a
hand pump between the seats. Running boards and floors are finished in period appropriate
linoleum panels, and the seats
are beautifully trimmed in black leather showing virtually no signs
of use since the restoration was completed in 2011. The sale will include both the jump-seat rear
deck as well as the spare-wheel carrier, which can be changed
over for the full road-racer effect.
Offered for $650,000
full and partial trades
Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Dr, St. Louis, MO.