Saturday, August 29, 2009
A few days ago, Tim Martin of Rutland, Vermont alerted me to an antique car meet in Woodstock, Vermont. Unfortunately, I was unable to get over there. He sent me photos of two cars previously owned by my father, a 1911 Mercedes and a 1908 Packard. I found a photo of the Mercedes parked in front of my parents' house in Weston, Connecticut (no date on the photo). My father noted in his book about car collecting, Bright Wheels Rolling, that the 1911 Mercedes had water-cooled brakes as well as a water-cooled engine.
Thanks to Tim for the current photos. I'm looking for an archival photo of the Packard, and will post it when I find it. Tim is a member of the Packard Club (www.packardsonline.com)