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Grand Exit: 1920

Grand Exit: 1920

Northern California circa 1920. "Touring car at Yosemite National Park." Our second look at the FAREWELL sign, but with a different car. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.


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Grampa had one

Thanks to Zcarstvnz for identifying the 1920 Olds. When I was young my Dad used to tell me about my Grandfather having a 1920 Olds with a V8. He said it was "Brewster" green. I'm thinking that it was the same colour as the one in your link. Oh to have it now.

Re: "Come Away With Me Lucille . . ."

I have listened to and played that song many times, but still don't quite know what automobubbling is. Maybe I need to buy an Olds.

"Come Away With Me Lucille . . ."

Some merry people in a 1920 Oldsmobile - probably a Model 45-B. This had a box pleated leather interior and the tops of the doors were also leather. There were two independent braking systems - one operated by a foot pedal, and a second hand operated system. Both operated only on the rear wheels. This particular example appears to have a California style winter top in place. The twin spare tires were an option. The Olds was powered by a 90 degree V-8 engine producing 58 horsepower. Cost was $2,045, it weighed 3,195 pounds, and it rode on a 122 inch wheelbase.

A restored example of a similar car is here (click on the photo for close-up photos).

Camp Curry

Here's the other side of the sign.

Foster Curry will greet you

And wave goodbye as you leave.

Camp Curry

Looks like Camp Curry aka Curry Village.

Tired Out

From the looks of that front tire, he's going to need those spares. Well, one of them anyway!

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