Page 1 of 1

Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:01 pm
by mywheels
I found this ad in an old magazine from 1922. Imagine winning a new Ford car in 1922! An old farmer gave me a large box of old magazines and newspapers. I love reading them and imagining the people who read them before me.

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:26 pm
by Scott_Conger
I am guessing the ad above the jewelry ad garnered as much or more interest. :lol:
After all, inquiring minds want to know!

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:31 pm
by kmatt
While not a Ford, in 1909 the local newspaper in Visalia Ca. gave away a new Hump Rd in the paper's, get new subscriptions contest. The family of the original car winner was still living in Visalia in the late 1970's. The car was still owned by the son of the original owner, who was his mom. I was able to see this Hump Rd up close, it had had some small restoration work over the years but was largely original. It was a treat to sit in this car for a few minutes.

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 pm
by mywheels
Scott, that's hilarious! I didn't see the ad above. I'm sure many enquiring minds wanted to know.

kmatt, are you talking about a 1909 Hupmobile? I'm new to these older cars. I looked up a 1909 Hupmobile and that's a beautiful car!

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:06 pm
by kmatt
yes, a very nice car

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:52 pm
by Wayne Sheldon
In photographs, whether old era or newer collector shots, tend to be quite misleading about the cars. Without really good size references, it is difficult to realize that nearly all Hupmobiles before 1914 were very small. The earlier (1909 to 1912) model 20 was considerably smaller than a model T, and even slightly smaller than Ford's previous N/R/S models. Without a size reference, in photos a Hupp 20 can look a lot like a Mercer race-about! In person it looks more like a go-cart. Don't get me wrong. They are nice cars, although small, they are well built. They have excellent reputations for being reliable and going many many miles (R C Hupp sent a 1911 model 20 touring car on an around the world tour as a publicity stunt and was fired from the company before the car returned nearly a year later!). The "much larger" model 32 that followed was still smaller than a model T Ford.

I love the early Hupmobiles! I always enjoy seeing them. However seeing them in photos is very different than seeing them in person. I have the same issue with Duesenberg of all things. Seeing them in person is different than seeing them in photos. In photos they appear massive! In person? More like the custom-built sport/muscle car they really were.

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:01 pm
by kmatt
Yes Wayne I think the roadster was a model 20 Hupmobile, smaller than a model T. It was many years ago but it kind of reminded me of a shrunken down 1911 model T torpedo roadster.