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September 15, 2010

Car Photo of the Day: Mystery Car

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day — chuck goolsbee @ 9:40 am
Name that car!
Name that car!

I have been woefully remiss in posting of late, both CPotD and regular updates. Truth is, I’ve been living out of hotels for the past two months plus! I’ve been travelling for work, and moving my household from northwest Washington to central Oregon. Nick & I have been at the latter location for the past two weeks as he’s started school, and I’ve been attending to all those things that setting up a new household takes… first of all being getting the house itself! As many have heard, securing loans these days is damn near impossible, with banks dragging their feet and tracking every penny, both yours and theirs. Sort of the opposite end of the scale from the freewheeling zero-down, credit for anyone with a heartbeat days of not so long ago. Honestly I prefer it somewhere in between, but more on that later. The good news is, we have the house and the movers arrive tomorrow. Stay tuned for details.

Meanwhile here’s a “Name that car” mystery for you all to ponder while I set up power, TV, Internet service, and start unpacking our goods in a new home. I found it in a museum (obviously) and it stuck me as a real oddball in a lot of ways. What oddities can you note about it? Can you identify it? Discuss in the comments…

5 Comments

  1. Good luck on the rest of your moving details. I think I’ll live in my house until I’m dead… just can’t face the prospect of what you’re going through right now. 🙂

    As for the car, it’s some sort of cycle car, from the teens I’d guess. Tandem seating, no windshield, bicycle tires, etc. Couldn’t begin to guess the manufacturer, though. Will take better minds than mine.

    Comment by drooartz — September 15, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  2. Imp

    Comment by Mark Webber — September 15, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

  3. Tandem seating, loooong belt drive, maybe late teens/20s vintage, a type of cycle car, but beyond that…NFC!

    Comment by vrooomie — September 22, 2010 @ 11:05 am

  4. Mark has it. The car is a 1913 Imp Cyclecar, built in Auburn Indiana.

    The drive belts are scary as hell and the brakes? Holy shee-eyet!

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — September 23, 2010 @ 9:18 am

  5. http://www.american-automobiles.com/Cycle-Cars/Imp-Cyclecar.html

    Comment by vrooomie — September 23, 2010 @ 9:27 am

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