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MAKING 4000-MILE TOUR
Franklin Car Travels Over Road
less Country and Makes
A 4000-mile automobile lour, without
extra equipment, is being undertaken
by a. party of four which started from
Winnipeg, Man The party consists of
H. E. Corey. M. MacKenzle, R. Newton
and W. Dunlap, and they nre making
the trip in a 1909 Franklin car.
The first few days of their tour car
ried them lS.ift miles into Syracuse, N.
V., where they stoped to visit the auto
mobile factory of the H. U. Franklin
Their car presents an aspect unlike.
that <>f any cur on previous long trips,
for. except a steamer rug, it carries
no equipment whatever, even tire cas
ings, en the run from Winnipeg to
Grand Forks, N. D., the road lay
through thick gumbo mud, which fre
quently came half way up to the hubs
<.f the wheels and proved slippery and
treacherous going for the car. The
best roads found through the early
■part .it' the trip were those which car
rier! the party across the high tall
grass of the prairie trails, where the
only difficulty lay in buffalo tracks.
Going through Grand Forks and
Fsrgo. S. D., the party crossed o\er to
Minneapolis and St. Paul and then
went, to Chicago, where they were de
layed two days by a severe storm.
From Chicago they followed the road
A-om Kalamazoo to Jackson and thence
on to Detroit, Mich. They made the
250 miles between Detroit, and Buffalo
Tiptweer. breakfast and dinner on one
day, experiencing no difficulties what
TFIT WITHOUT MAPS
Maps of many of the roads over
wnich Mr. Cony's party traveled are
unknown. Diagrams were furnished
by friends as guide? to the proper
direction. These consist chiefly of
ruled lines. Bet at right angles to each
other, with the number of telegraph
poles which must be passed before
some cross road is made indicated
along the line, and with short descrip
tions of houses or landmarks where
liirns are to be made. From Syracuse
the route laid out is to Albany, New
York and Washington, thence to Pitts
fcurg and Cleveland a.nd back into
Canada. Mr. Corey in speaking of his
"People thought I was crazy when I
started without any extra tires and no
extra equipment of any kind, but 1
haven't had any necessity for the use
of anything: but gasoline and oil so far
op my trip."
Speaking of the difficulties ex
perienced in getting licenses to drive
in the various states through which he
passed lie said:
"The only place where 1 ran into any
trouble was In getting: a permit In ad
vance to pass through New Jersey, and
that was overcome by sending $1 ahead
and receiving an eight-day license in
The four members of Mr. Corey's
party are attempting no cross-country
record; they are simply on a. pleasure
trip to see the country.
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As a business man did you ever make a deal that you were not
1 exactly proud of?
Quite likely! And every time you have met with disappointment
you have gained EXPERIENCE. But you cannot afford this when it
comes to buying a car.
The progressive man of today has neither the money, time nor in
clination to be educated by experience.
l The experience of his friend, the RECORD OP THE CAR and the,
ability of that car to surpass all others In a comparative demonstration
are the reasons the successful man buys the successful car.
I There is no car even NEARLY as .successful as the BUICK.
Regardless of price, horse power or NUMBER of CYLINDERS,
BXTICK cars hold MORE important stock car hill-climbing, speed and
endurance contests, and have made more stock car records ! i.-l year
than ALL OTHER CARS COMBINED.
A big statement, but it is true. Ask your friend bis personal ex
perience. You won't, have to look far, either, because more BUICK cirri
have been sold in Southern California the past season than any other car.
And then, as a "chaser" to the foregoing lecture, bear in mind that
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Model for 1911 Seems About the
Last Word in Design and
The very newest thing on the streets
of Los Angeles is the 1911 Interstate
"40" torpedo. This model seems to be
about the "last word" In body design
and equipment, finished in a handsome
shade of gray an! upholstered in a
mottled brown Spanish leather. -The
top is brown of the same shade as
the upholstering and made of heavy
imported silk mohair. The car comes
regularly equipped with Firestone de
mountable rims, carrying an extra tire
fitted to the spare rim, all blown up,
ready for use. Electric lights operated
by the. eighty-am^here hour storage
cell are used in side and tail lamps.
Side lamps also equipped with reserve
kerosene burners. There are no brass
trimmings on the car, with the ex
ception of the hub caps and steering
post, the lamps being finished In black
enamel, which, with the color scheme
of the body upholstering and top, adds
strikingly to the beauty of the car.
Morrow, Loomis & Co., at 9u7 South
Olive street, who are opening up the
southwest territory for the Interstate
factory, are equipped to carry on a
LOS AXGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21. 1010.
very extended business and will main
tain an equipment and stock which
will compare with tho largest distrib
utors in this part of the country.
As a local proof and demonstration
of the real merits of the Interstate,
a party of bright, clever people from
the Los Angeles theater—Mr. and Mrs.
MetS, the clever folks who have been
rendering the folk songs to big au
diences this week, and that incompar
nhle impersonator cf Lillian Russell
and Fay Templeton—Mildred Stoller,
enjoyed the courtesy of the local In
terstate management by a trip through
Pasadena and all the surrounding
country, and the way the pretty tor
pedo whs put through its paces shows
it to be one of. the classiest cars that
have made Its appearance among the
new models in Los Angeles.
AUTO OWNERS ARE
(Contlnned from Far* One)
families whose Incomes are more than
this. Can't these people have auto
mobiles if they want them without do
ing any serious harm to their purses?
"It is simple plain facts that there
are about 1.000,000 families in the
United States who earn enough an
nually so that they can easily afford
an automobile if they wish it. This is
one family In every ninety-two. If the
one family does buy a car the other
ninety-one begin talking about it and
pay ths man is 'going broke.' I have
heard a great deal of talk about 'mort
gaging their homeS 1 to buy automo
biles. The first of these has yet to
come to my personal knowledge.
Others have mentioned it to me and
I have always asked them if they knew
personally of. a particular case, but
FERRY AUTOS ACROSS
Many motorists do not know that au
tomobiles are taken across the Car
quinez straits on the Southern Pacific
terry boat Solano, but such is the case,
the fare being a small item In mm
pariaon to the pleasure derived from
touring up state via that route," says
Fred B. Taylor, a prominent druggist
kland and an enthusiast on mo
toring. "It is by far the easiest way
in which to rearh Napa, Solano and
the northern California counties and
should lure many pleasure touring mo
"Selecting Big Meadows, Plumas
county, as the objective point via the
route indicated and accompanied by J.
v < ussen of Oakland and Joseph Con
nor of San Francisco, I made this trip
recently in my E-M-F touring car,"
continued Taylor, "and it proved to b«
one of the most, delightful trips we had
ever made with my car.
"Leaving Benecla, the opposite shore
of the straits, our first days run took
us to Honcut, sixteen miles beyond
Ml rysville, our speedometer reading 132
miles, which we made on ten gallons
of crasolinf;. The next day we made
"Martins Camp, via Paradise, the lava
rock road between Oroville and Para
di?e being easijy negotiated. Our third
day out brought ua to Big Meadows
via the Summit and Humbug valley.
The distance betwe< n the latter two
points is seven miles, all of which is
down grade and through one of the
most beautiful spots In the state. Ap
proaching rrattvi!! . we encountered
numerous steep grad mall water
dams which necessitated much slow
"Rig Meadow ulated hy ve,ry
Itabte people, all oi whom set most
appi tizing tables. CJamey fish running
from under the limit to i veral pounds
.it, plentiful Natun runs riot I
the very atmn.-1 ' king it a spot
one leaves with considerable reluc-
Aa a motoi let' ■■ treal it is
Idi a! "
DUROCAR COVERS 525
MILES IN 4 DAYS' TRIP
Los Angeles Built Machine With
stands Hard Test
The Duro ear driven by Charles
Fuller GatPs made the trip up the new
aqueduct rout* covering f>2?> miles in
four days, and one slight puncture
was the only trouble encountered on
the trip. So perfect is the mechan
ism of this !Los Angeles built car that
the factory has more orders on hand
than can be filled in two months,
working all departments to their full
Mr. Gates was accompanied by Philip
Grippen, Conrad Boherrer and Hayes
Rice. The roads are exceptionally bad
in many places, at times the car hav
ing- to plow through sand and soft
dirt up to the hub.
Another Duro car driven by Harry
Thompson of Phoenix arrived in Lob
Angeles this week, the first car so far
reported as making a similar pleasure
trip in the summer. it is ho hot on
the. desert that travel can only be done
safely after nightfall, for on the first
day out traveling through thn heat
caused three cases to blow up and was
so hot that patches would not stick.
There !s nn possible way to over
heat the engine and there is Just as
much power in an air-cooled as In
a water-cooled engine.
When you fully understand how
easily such a car is controlled you
will "purchase only the air-cooled
is built for service, and will travel
as fast as most cars selling for
double the price.
Phone for Demonstration
Dr. Chas. W. Snyder
1861 W. Twelfth St.
Phone 51334. (»ar Wcstl»kf.)
'C. F. Splitdorf Company have opened
a direct factory branch at 1226 South
Olive street. Capable magneto me
chanics from the factory will be on
hand to care for the wants of users
of this popular magneto.
A full line of Magnetos, Coils,
Spark Plugs, Timers, Magneto Parts,
etc., will be carried in stock.
C. F. SPLITDORF
1226 South Olive Street
PHONES : F. 5835 Main 1366
Branches—New York, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, San Francisco.
Torpedo :.««..... $2000 >
Toy Tonneau .-..; $1750
Touring Car , •' • $1750
All 35 h. p., 4 cylinders.
2-cylinder cars : $1500
Durocar Manufacturing Co.
935 South Spring Street. Both Phones
O^~ Auto Repairing I
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The Kissel Automobile Company, operating the Pacific
Coast Factory Branch of the Kissel Factory, has moved
. into new quarters at 118 West Pico.
The building has just been completed and Is splen
didly arranged for the selling, storing and repairing of
A stock of at least seventy-five Kissel Kars will be
kept constantly on hand, making it possible to supply
any demand for any model, just as though the factory
were next door.
A full stock of repairs for every Kissel model will be
carried, making the replacing of parts a matter of hours
instead of days. All adjustments of replacements will
be made at the office.
The well-known "Kissel Service" will be put into
effect in every detail.
If you care to look over the plant, the cars, and
learn about our plan of automobile selling, you will be
most welcome at any time.
The Kissel Automobile Company
118 West Pico
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