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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Super Six: 1924

Super Six: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Hudson Super Six touring car." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
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The wood tower...

...behind it is much more interesting. I am guessing that it is radio-related in some way.

Tires

Wow! Look at the tread pattern on those suckers. Probably influenced by tentacles of an octopus. No need to use the horn --- folks could hear the Hudson coming from a block away.

Surprising condition

The car is surprisingly dirty for a photo shoot. Looks like they just drove it all the way from San Jose.

[Wouldn't be apparent in a newspaper reproduction, which is where these photos were used. -tterrace]

Even Then

Hudson made a car that looked like it could go anywhere.

Guaranteed not to skid

You need Pennsylvania Oilproof Vacuum Cup Tires.

 
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