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Fine Touring in Hills of Santa Clara County
Road to Evergreen Magnificent in Scenery
SAY MOTOR TRIP
Call's Studebaker Pathfinder
Maps Ideal Journey in
Motorists who remember with con
siderable pleasure their journey up to
the Lick observatory on the summit of
Mount Hamilton in consequence of hav
ing followed up the suggestions made
by The Call more than one yearago,
when its Studebaker "SO** pathfinder
was sent to that point, should again
profit by the advice from the same
source and make the journey which .
The Call's Studebaker made last Sun
day. Doing so will renew acquaint
ar.res with a delightful portion of the
r trip and add a new and inter
esting route back into San Jose which
jb little known by motor car owners
and open up suggestions for future
pleasure tours in that region.
That portion of the Mount Hamilton
tour which lies between the Junction,
of the Alum Rock Park road and Halls
valley is th* old acquaintance to which
The Call refers, one of the best remem
bered landmarks, along which is the
Grand view ranch. The balance of the
journey Is made by turning to the
riirht at the store in Hall's valley and,
after a climb of about two miles, pass
ing around Masters hill, drop down
Into the Santa Clara valley over a
rather steep grade, the motorist going
down from an altitude of 2,150 feet to
SftO feet before reaching a point where
poing is again comparatively level.
The motorist whose car embodies
hill climbing qualities should make
the climb from San Jose to the junc
tion house, a distance of- five miles,
on the high gear, as was done by The
Call's Studebaker, and from there on
to. the Grandview ranch on the'lnter
mediate srear, without any trouble. Be
tween the Grandview ranch and the
summit of .the ridge separating Hall's
valley and Santa Clara valley there are
many stretches which The Call's Stude- j
baker took without trouble in the high j
gear, but the greater part of the .
climbing to that point was accom- i
plished with the intermediate gear.
SANTA CLARA EXHIBIT
There is no better way in which to
got an idea of the great productive
wealth of the Santa Clara valley than
in a tour from San Jose to the Grand
view ranch and the points along the
road immediately beyond there. The
rise from the floor of the valley is
quite rap'd after leaving the junction
of the Mount Hamilton and Alum
Rock Park roads, and as the ascent is
made to the Grandview ranch a vista
is unfolded which brings into view all
of the wonderful orchards and vine
yards in that vicinity and many of the
towns of the Santa Clara valley, some
of the points in Alameda county to the
north also being distinguishable. Jn
the immediate foreground of the pic
ture are the ranches, vineyards and or
chards; follows this a view of the reg
ularly laid out Garden City, radiating
from which in all directions are roads
which connect with the suburbs and
the other valley towns. Tfee picture, on
account of its regularity of lines, made I
by the streets and roads, strongly re
sembles a birdseye view map produced I
by an enterprising draftsman.
Reaching Halls valley the motorist j
is greeted with a splendid view of j
Mount Hamilton and its white domed i
observatory directly to the east. After
making the turn to the right at the
store in Hall's valley one is easily
taken up to the summit on the same j
ridge that one has just crossed in i
reaching Hall's valley. The road is in j
fair shape all the way over the rid* c I
and down the other side to the Whi c 1
road, near Evergreen. The scene.y j
from the summit down to the floor of
the valley again is of a panoramic na- j
ture and presents many new aspects !
of the valley not obtained from the
first ascent of this tour. The foliage j
along the roadside is quite dense from I
the summit of the ridge down to with
in a mile of the base of the hills, re
sembling much the part of the road
between Halls valley and the first sum
DELIGHTFUL SIDE ROADS
In making the descent from the sum
mit near Masters hill the motorist will
pass several side roads which lead to
ranches and connect with other roads
which almost form a network over the
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Route of The Calls Studebaker pathfinder in the Santa Clara hills and seem
along the way.
base of the foothills east of the vine
yards around Evergreen. The Call's
Studebaker explored several of these
side roads for short distances and In
doing so uncovered a score of inviting
nooks where motorists may drive on
Sunday and enjoy roadside luncheons.
Those who contemplate making the
tour up Mount Hamilton at the present
time are undoubtedly selecting the best j
season of the year in which to make j
that interesting tour. Now it is con- j
siderably cooler and the journey to j
the great observatory in the summer
months is not nearly so enjoyable on !
account of the intense heat in that
part of Santa Clara county. Another
condition which makes the tour up
Mount Hamilton more enjoyable now is
the comparative absence of haze which
ordinarily obscures the wonderful pan
Knight Tires Faultless In Hard Run
After a wild dash around the bay
through a recent rainstorm Jack Town
send, who drives Herbert Fleishhack
er's big car, dropped into the Knight
tire agency this week to tell of his
experiences on the road. Towhsend
used Knight nonskid tires on the trip
for the first time. He told Manager
McElligott of the Halliwell company
that his car kept the road without a
falter in the most slippery spots.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1912.
FORD WINS HILL CLIMB
J. A. Rose, driving a Ford, won from
seven contestants in a hill climbing
contest at Asheville, N. C, recently. The
hill up which the course lay is .a 13 per
cent grade. All cars were stripped and
made as light as possible.
Motorvyrlea In Genua jy
It Is estimated that there are 20,000
motorcycles in use on German roads.
New York state has twice as many.
No-Rim Cut Tires
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. Note what these tires have ended. <
:• Rim-cutting has been made impossible.
The oversize has ended overloading.
And now we end skidding without, at i the » samegs.
time, giving a short-lived tire.
; v>That's why Goodyears far outsell all others. ,
That's why last year's sales exceeded » our previous I
12 years put together. '_ .
| $1,000,000 Saved Monthly
Men had used, up;to Nov. Ist, .:.... M QW Non-Skids '
. 3,700.000 Goodyear tires; ' . >, .. ,
• They are used . today on some ™ 0 Z l J K l , hm , *, tt^TS
9?n nm ro« .. . , ■ non-skid. v* An extra tread, made of £*M
_7>u,uuv cars. . m very tough rubber> vulcanized on .
-.: v- And ; they ; are • saving tire i users, i 0 tDe regular :%?%
beyond any question, a million. a tread with deep-cut ; block*, •
1 dollars monthly. > * immensely enduring.
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1 his Is HOW .' angles, insuring a bulldog grip.
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■ Statistics show that 23 per cent spread out at th ba^e / so the
of all clincher tires get rim-cut. strain is distributed . T he lack of
Our patent type saves that 23 per that feature hag made non . skids
cent - short-lived.
..•"• The 10 per cent oversize, under Just compare it. You can see
' average conditions, adds 25 per that we have the ideal winter tread,
. cent to the tire mileage.'Qgra^^Aaab 200,000 in actual use have •
These savings are actual. Tens proved it.
of thousands have proved them. Ask for the Goodyear Tire Book
And one swift glance will tell you —14th year edition. It tells all >*
; : how they come about. \ ;■;• known ways to cut tire bills down.
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my : : ™ Company has no connection whatever with anr other
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Factory Output Will Be
Entirely Contracted for
by First of Year
Don Lee and Phil Prather
En Route to Attend
Don Lee, Cadillac distributer for Cal
ifornia, and Phil Prather, San Francis
co manager for Don Lee, left last week
to attend the annual winter conference
of agents at the Cadillac factory.
At .this meeting the general tendency
and desires of the motor buying pub
lic are discussed and the opinion of
all agents is. secured as to what they
consider the' important improvements
[ which have b*een made and are yet to
ibe made in the motor car. In this way
: the officials of the Cadillac company
I feel that they can keep their hand
!on the public pulse.
i The meeting this year will certainly
be a jubilee, as the present season is
proving a phenomenal one in every
section of the country. It Is the same
story everywhere, the demand exceed
ing the supply, and although the Cadil
lac* company has increased its output
to 15,000 cars for this season, from
present appearances every one of the
15,000 will have been not only ordered
by dealers but ordered from the dealers
by the first of the year.
California alone will take over 1,000
of the 1913 Cadillacs and the only thing
; that has kept the number under 1,500
for this state has been the inability
Ito get the cars.
JWHEELOCK IN NEW ROLE
A. C. Wheelock, the well known au
tomobile writer and salesman, who
since the beginning of the automobile
business has been one of its successful
representatives, has joined the H. O.
Harrison forces and will work for the
success, of the Flanders. Peerless and
Waverly lines.' "I am all for the Six
in a gas car." states Wheelock, "and
the time is ripe to shake the four just
as we had to admit the two cylinder a
better type than the 'one lunger," and
the four a vast improvement over its
forerunner. The steady overlapping
pull of the six spells economy for the
car and comfort for the driver. The
cranking of the six used to be a prob
lem that was only solved by the hir
ing of a chauffeur; this has been over
come by the Gray & Davis starter that
will start a car when all the chauffeurs
in the state have worn out their mus
cles on the old time crank. Once start
ed the Six handles like an electric > and
every man and woman niay get .the
real joy of motoring by doing the driv
ing and not paying some one else to
have the fun."
REGALS IN VARIED ROLES
Just how well a Regal underslung
car can plow its way through a snow
drift was demonstrated at the Regal
factory in Detroit during a recent snow
storm in the famous Michigan city, and
a series of pictures of the experiment
have this week come to the office of
Frank O. Renstrom, president of the
Frank O. Renstrom company, agents for
the Regal in San Francisco and adja
cent territory. The picture shows one
of the officers of the Regal company
with two passengers, one a lady, driv
ing the car through a big snowdrift
which in places was so deep that only
the heads of the passengers show above
the snow. Renstrom says the demon
stration proves that the Regal under
slung is an all round good car and
equally serviceable as a snowplow or
as an important aid in erecting a heavy
electric light cable, as was recently
done with a Regal roadster on the
road between Hollister and San Juan.
Motor Car Makes It Possi
ble for Business Man
to Enjoy Hunt
The motor car is ottering a new field
of recreation. California, with its great
possibilities for the hunter, has always
been an ideal sportsman paradise.. For
the busy business man, however, before
the coming of the motor car hunting
trips were never considered. But now,
to show how, although living in the
thickly settled district around San
Francisco, it is possible to get a few
All * mJf A tingle
Previous M J -m _T M* mm - shipment of
by the. ... M Automobiles
The largest shipment of automobiles ever made
under one draft and bill of lading. Breaking our
own record made last year when we shipped a
trainload of 52 carloads containing 254 machines,
valued at $341,000.00.
The following wire tells the story of 3m&
popularity on the coast.
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Howard Automobile Company,
San Francisco, Calif.
Youi special trainload of Buick automobiles more than half
loaded today* Train will positively leave here in 'two sec
tions Monday, December ninth. This trainload is made up of
75 double decked carloads containing the following machines;
60 models 24'
125 models 25
60 models 30
105 models 31
25 Kddels 40 Total 375 automobiles
Total value of machines §483,400.00
Till of lading together with sight drarx will, go forward
your bank ninth. Prominent railroad officials stats this_is
largest single f first class freight ever
11-05 All. BUICK MOTOR COMPACT.
This shipment is in addition to our regular allot
ment of 150 cars per week and enables us to make
immediate delivery of all 1913 models.
All models fully equipped including demount
able rims and self starters.
A ffillkk Roadster or Touring Car a
SPLENDID CHRISTMAS PRESENT.
Place Your Order This Week
5 Models From $1060 to $1800
HOWARD AUTO CO.
523-33 Golden Gate Aye. Service Dept. 965 Sutter St.
Los Angeles 166 12th Street, Oakland Portland
hours' good shooting without really
neglecting business. J. W. ac
companied by W. J. Pedler, took their
Overland car and toured to the shoot
ing grounds of Henry Oliver of Mount
Eden." They left the city on the 6:30
,a. m. ferry, reached the shooting
grounds on the marsh at Mount Eden
by 11 a. m-, shot the limit allowed by
law and recrossed the on the 1:15
p. m. boat for San Francisco. It was
possible to get a splendid morning's
mhoot and be back in the city in time
■© answer the Overland mall.
Outlook in the North I. Very Good
C. S. Howard, head of the Howard
Automobile company, Pacific coast dis
tributers of Buick and National cars,
is in receipt of a letter from his Port
land branch manager, Mcl O. -Johnson,
in which Johnson states that he has
just returned from a trip over the
northwest territory of the company.
This territory he found In a very pros
perous condition and says that there
are a great many permanent improve
ments being made in all the larger
towns. These Improvements include
many private and public buildings as
well as a great deal of streetwork.
Among the men of large interests in
the automobile world who will be in
California this year—and a lot of them
are coming—will be A. P. Warner, vice
president and general manager of t!";
Warner Instrument company. Accord
ing to advices just received by D. W.
McElligott, local manager of the Ham
well company. Warner agents. Warner
has left the factory in his car for a
trip to New Mexico, where he owns *
copper mine. After his in«P« c "°»
that property he expects to head
'toward California for a breath of* in
ter climate as it is known here and re
ported with wonder throughout the
rest of the country. --