You Need to See a Shining Room of Chrome Not Far From Twin Falls
Look, I’m one of those guys who never much cared for getting under the hood and doing my own repairs. My hands would end up cut and scratched and my fingernails twisted out of shape. I once owned a car so large that I could sit on the fenders and reach into the engine compartment to do some maintenance.
While I’m not much of a mechanic, I still enjoy looking at old cars. When I was a boy my dad and his only brother would often take me along to shows and to gatherings of collectors. Dad and Uncle Louie can tell you the model and year of every car we would ogle. The two of them would’ve really enjoyed the Browning automobile exhibit in Ogden. It’s on the ground floor of the old train station, which contains three distinct museums on the grounds. It's a five-hour drive round trip.
The Browning family may be known for its innovation in firearms design. The members also liked good wheels. I can’t tell you what most of the models below are. Some are clearly marked and others not quite as much. Everyone has a relative who’ll be able to identify every car in the room.
Lincoln Always Stood for Luxury
Think of the room you had for stretching your legs. There's also room for a coffee table between the seats!
The Colors Caught my Attention
Graham Paige and some other grand labels didn't survive the Great Depression.
The Age of White Wall Tires
The Age of Big Headlights
My old man told me headlamps used to be much larger than what you see below. During World War Two, the lights were often masked to meet blackout requirements/
This is the Definition of an Early Family Car
Inspiration for John Moses Browning
Not long after buying the 1909 Stearns, Jon Browing designed his 1910 and then his famous 1911, which was the sidearm of the U.S. military for generations.
Love the Color!
Air Conditioning Included
A Golden Age for Driving
Pierce-Arrow was a legendary machine but also a victim of the Great Depression.
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