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ense About Automobiles
ET'S tnlk the kind of talk bcth of us can understand. You want to know how good t!i? cars ar-; yo . mt to Uno-v who i' grcd them; o-i want to know the kind
want to know how this material is nut together; how the cir is iradc.
You want to know whether the car will run; whether it wall last for a Ions time under 'vl c-' u: whether 't v.i'l al:c jou anywhere jou want to go and I: is yoa l-.ck -
come; whether it will stand the strain you put upon it without continual repairs.
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You can know whether the car vou arc considerint: is such a car only by what the car has already done. I. it hasn't done anjthiiw. you can't know.
Before you buy a car inquire whether it lias done anything: Has it won anv contests? Hn3 it been assign :d to any unusual test?
Bear in mind vou arc not buying personality when vou buy a motor car. You aic buying a machine
Suppose an automobile company should organic with J. Pierpont Morgan, Andrew Carneigic, TlicoJors liw cvclt and President Eliot, of Harvard, on the boird of d hectors,
sonahty for ambedy. ,,
But if the can that company made had not b :i tried and tested you would not buy them.
Mote can arc good, not because certain men nave reputations, but men get reputations because they make good motor enrs.
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4 Cylinder, 40 H. P.
Selective Transmission. Timken Roller Bearn&s
Floating Type Rear Axle.
5aves a Thousand Dollars
A thousand to fifteen hundred dollars more wont &et you a better car.
You can Drove tnis, Write today Vor catalogue. Not alone for hill climb
ing ability, but all road service, under all conditions, and ?r luxurious
appointments, the Kissel Kar is the equal oi all, the superior or most.
Chalmers-Detroit Victories in 1908
Detroit Endurance Run, 450 I'.I'hs Pcifcct scores for tluee of our
Biltimorc Hagcrstown Endurance Run Perfect score.
ICanies City Endurance Hun Perfect score.
Hoitford Endurance Run Perfect -core.
Cincinnati Hill dumb Won in S2,000-$3.500 class.
Albany Hill dumb Won in $2,000-$3.0CO clnss.
Nov Haven Hill Climb Won in our class.
MninciDol-a Endurance Run Only perfect road score. 10 starlcis.
Wilkesb.irrc Hill Climb, Wilkcsbarre. Fa. Won in 52,00043,000
SCO-Mile Rocky Mountain Cup Rac:, D:nver Won in 3 hours and
25 Tiiiutes Orly car that finished.
Wci.'cslcr, Moss. Hill Climb Won four "nts and tines seconds.
Wishingtcn D. C, Reliability P.un Best tcoie in touring car
Rcadville. Mass., Trpck Races Won 20-mile special race.
Atlanta Scaled Bonnet Contest Only perfect seoie.
Dctioit Sealed Bonnet Contest Perfect scores by Clialincts-Dc-tiait
"Forty" nnd "30"
Snsod Tiials. Wildwood. N J II Is in 51 2-0 seconds.
Spokane Hill Climb Won b 1" irroi-'i.
Special Match Race, Denver to Chcvc inc. 13 Miles Won, set
ting nrw icrord of 3 houis and 23 inin.it c
Algcnquin Hill Climb "Forty' and CC" iradc best time in their
claisci "Forty" ako won botli am t'nir cviuts
300-Mile Ions Island Effieie.ir T; t Jcr.'Cwt Score.
A GREAT RECORD
GAINST tir-.tjcn compel. c-. IV 1 '0) Model D Franklin touting
car wen thj c:i!v :rr'a i ss.is :'n the Woiccstcr. Mass., reliabil
ity con'cit, EeccaW 11. Ifcr.ly all the contestants went
through the icad un without penalization, but the Franklin was the
only one to withrUna the r g.d c-:a nination after ths run by a techni
cal committee fror.: tit: faculty of th' Vcrccstcr Polytechnie Institute.
All except the rnnklin suifcied pcTil'-at!o:i riir to Imkc.t. strained,
lent or loosened paits, leaks, etc,
"The car was the only one to ro through the c,ru?hn'j work and
stand the critical inspection of the techi.ical committee witliout beint,'
au anted something in the line of pcaal:zation. There was a thorough
ness in the work and doini; of the car that was romm?'idable in the
extreme, and all honor and credit should be accorded the Franklin or
any other car which performs a similar feat." Boston Aiuciuan
Chalmers-Detroit "30," $1,500.00
The best guarantee of the $1,5 00 Ch.ilmers-Dctioit "30" is the fact
that it is made by the makers of the Chalmcis-Detroit "Fortv."
Theie is no other car like it for $1,500, just as there u no car in
the $2,500-3,000 class to compare with the "Forty."
Here is a car that lias two years the start of all the others. The
ChnlmcrvDctroit Company spent two jenrs in perfectiiiR it. Testinc
cars of the "30" type were out on ihc roads for months before the new
model was even advertised. .
H0TE THESE FO'NTS.
A 4-cvlindcr, 5-pass?nscr car, loomy and clejjant. Wlutl base, 110
inches. Painting and upholstery as gool as a car can have.
Weight, 2,000 pounds, which means a very low cost of upkecn.
Power, 2-1-30 h.p. sufficient to take vtu anjuhcre you can expect an
automobile to go. Speed 40-50 miles per hour.
Ball bearings cf the cnnular type, the most approved kind arc
used throughout the car.
Ihrec-quarter elliptic springs used on the best foreign enrs
give perfect comfort in riding
Bmkc3 aie larger than are used en ninMcnths of America Cars.
Compare tin's car with any other oi all others on the innikct.
rieasc sec if the Chalmers-Detroit "30" is. the car yoa want. Now is
the time to older. The factory is shipping 15 to '8 cais daily. Later
there will be many who want these can and can't grt them.
FRANKLIN MODEL (?" RUNABOUT