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War Taught Lessons Are
Bearing Their Fruit Now New Standards Learned in Stress Applied to Motor Cars Now, Says Moskovics, of the Nordyke & Marmon Company. By F. E. Moskovics Vice-President Nordyke and Mormon Company It was freely predicted during the war that the world's truly great motor cars would eventually be designed and made by those few motor car manufac? turers who were devoting their facto? ries, capital and organizations to the building of aircraft motors for the gov? ernment. The frequency of this predic? tion was based upon the fact that the experienced engineers and manufactur? ers had learned a new engineering and manufacturing science during the war. Under the tremendous drive of war the scientist, the engineer and the man? ufacturer were inspired to feats of en? deavor utterly beyond the normal. The battle of the laboratory ? and factory i was as tense, as dramatic in its way, as the operations on the battle front. The urgency was as great and the im? possible was as frequently accom? plished. Manufacturers who were pro? ducing gasoline engines and aviation motors for the government accom? plished things that never before were done outside of the laboratory. They revolutionized automotive engine pro? duction standards. It was the knowledge of such things that made engineers and leaders of pro? duction predict that the world's great car would he born of the war. The i very fact that work on the Liberty motor taught maker and organization how successfully to build engines to the close limits of that motor, and how to establish an inspection organi? zation more exacting than any before known showed the leaders that those makers could and must follow the new ideals in the future. It was clearly seen by the prophets I that the great strides would come in the factory end and not frotn the design? er or engineer. 'The war work clearly taught that no radical changes in the design or principle of the internal com? bustion engine had developed. It was from the accumulated knowl? edge of this sort that the Nordyke & Marmon Company produced the new series Marmon 34, with its high efficiency engine. In the new mod? el we have a car of exceptional qualities with a new sweetness _?f running, with a ? motor free from vibrational disturbances and a per? formance record that is truly re? markable. The results were accom? plished by a practical application of l the great lessons we learned in the | building of the aircraft motors. These ! things were known before, it is true,, but only in the laboratory or experi? mental way. They never existed in the realm of practical production. Big Men Turning Now to the Use Of Smaller Cars Particularly So in the Case ; of the Dort, Says Mans? field; Often Do Their Own Driving, Too By John D. Mansfield General Sale? Manager, Dort Motor Car Company Since the first sevon-passenger tour? ing car and the heavy limousine be? came mediums of transportation big men and big cars have been intimately associated. With the high cost, owing to small production and the fact that one must know his banker well if he is Mr. Mansfield to indulge in a liveried chauffeur, no i others could hit the pace. Por years these captains of industry, i ?minent professional men and owners of acres o: c.ty property, were content ; to sit back and let the hired man bearj the brunt, having in mind only their objective and dodging the legal limit of speed to attain it. But there is a : spirit of unrest among Americans of j the wealthy classes, not the unrest of the other strata which threatens peace and prosperity, but the want of some? thing else, something new, an experi? ence not on the daily schedule of their ordinary lives. Seeing their sons and daughters laughingly on their way in a trim four cylinder car, many of these men have figured on taking a whirl at the game which has such a grip on the younger I set. So they have learned to drive, . driven hither and yon and from it found just what th.y .nought, an experi? ence and one chockful of human inter .?t. Esst and West, North and South, big men have bought Dort cars for themselves-. They are taking their measure of enjoyment out of driving them and have found that in emergen-'* c?es ? small, clever car at hand is far better than the big car at one place and the chauffeur perhaps at another. Users of the Dort car, whether in the touring or closed five-passenger types or In the all-season coup?, are not re? stricted in particular fields of wealth. They bave invaded all 'and now are a welcome adjunct to both the business and Hie iffe-worth-livini, sides of big ?en. Driving widens the horizon, it increase? perception, it banishes hum? drum?particularly when the medium is an easily mastered Dort. No Need to Envy Man Tho women who are said to envy man hi? ?any pockets will delight in the new Marmon touring cars exhibited at the Grand Central Palace. Resides the capacious door pocket, there are ?HisUisry voeseU ?t the ?ids? of the tonn?o. just the place for glove?, iits fiasses and rsnlty bags. 1 Two-Tone Color Marks Car in Westcott Display The Westcott, "the car with a longer life," distributed in New York by the Westcott Motor Company, 1838 Broad? way, is at the New York show in a dis? tinctive new design, with a two-tone color combination and with many re? finements. The new color combination adds to the car a touch that makes it stand out* A belt extending around the body, at the top and over the hood, is in a lighter color than the panels below This four-passenger roadster is just one of the improved Holmes air-cooled cars, which this year will be seen at the show. The first announcement of the Holmes, two years ago, was a sensation. i it, and the wheels are finished to match the belt in color. Adding to the car are a cowl ventilator, controlled from the dash, and a cowl-fitting windshield, with the lower .glass stationary. The makers exhibit at the show all models that are now being produced at the plant in Springfield, Ohio. They are of two sizes, the "Larger Six" and the "Lighter Six." In the larger size are a seven-pas? senger touring car, a five-passenger touring car and a seven-passenger limousine-sedan. In the lighter size are included a two-passenger roadster, a three-passenger coup? (straight seat), a five-passenger touring car and a five passenger sedan. The "Larger Six" has a wheelbase of ; 125 inches, the "Lighter Six" of 118 \ inches. Both have Continental engines. ! All tires on both models are non-skid j cords. Thermostatic control of the cooling system helps k'eep the engine ; temperature even in any season or cli- \ mate. A radiometer, with dial on the instrument board, shows motor temper? ature. The Westcott company has included | all the conveniences usually provided ] by the makers of the best cars for the i comfort and convenience of the pas- ? sengers, and more besides. The iri closed bodies are custom built, of aluminum, and of the most modern coach design. Perfection heater equip- ! ment is used in all inclosed types. ?**mkw Women drivers are expected to be greatly attracted to the Auburn line, par? ticularly the sedan here portrayed. General Manager Westco.i Motor Car Co. Member Automobile Show Coachwork Is of New Design in "Sensible Sixes" At the Oakland exhibit at the Grand Central Falace a new four-door sedan and a businesslike coup? are being featured by the makers of the "Sen? sible Six." The changes that have been incorpo? rated in these two models include sev? eral chassis refinements that increase car life and riding comfort. The coach work is of different design, but the 44 horsepower, overhead-valve engine in the sedan and coup?, however, is the same. Both the Oakland four-door sedan and the coup? have fineness of appoint? ment and completeness of equipment, the two cars having many conveniences in common. The interiors are spacious Cor the passenger capacity, and are j upholstered and .trimmed in automo- j bile cloths, ?with carpet and silk roller | curtains to match. A large dome light ' furnishes illumination at night. Special attention has been paid to the easy convertibility of both the TlieN ew1 The Aristocrats of Moiordom" In keeping with Kissel tradition o? unrestricted originality, the new Kissel custom-built closed models are decidedly exclusive developments of mechanical en&ineerinfc and body craftsmanship. First New York Presentation, Jan. 3rd to 10th. Grand Central lalace AuiomopileSliow First Balcony af head of Main Stairway This premier exhibition' includes the . Six Passen?er Sedan K>ur Passenger Urban^Sedan Four Passenger Coupe Designed and constructed at the Kissel factories ?mounted on the Kissel custom-built chassis and propelled by the new Kissel custom-built motor. Sidney B. Bowman Automobile Co. Broadway at 52nd St. New York City. Service Station 225-231 West 49th Street Salesroom Telephone Circle 2614 sedan and coup? from a snug closed car to an airy open model. In fair | j weather the glass in the doors may j be partly opened or lowered entirely [ by means of window regulators. | Within easy reach of the driver is I a window shield cleaner, which keeps the glass clear of rain and snow, while an inconspicuous floor heater, utilizing the exhaust vapors, supplies clean, warm air on days of low temperature. "No models built by tho Oakland Company ever offered more tangible ? evidence of Oakland value than do the new tour-door sedan and the coup?," said Charles M. Brown, manager of the New York branch. j "The appointments, for example, in ? elude many items that are found only ? in cars of much higher price. This i value, which distinguishes every unit ; of the sedan and coup?, is made pos ! sible by the savings efTo-tcd through i enormous production, great purchasing power and the concentration on a sin? gle chassis." Templar Corporation Is Exhibiting Four Models At the Grand Central Palace the Templar Motors Corporation is dis? playing a complete line in four models ?said to be among the most beauti? fully finished cars at the exposition. Every effort has been made to make those live up to the reputation of being "The Superfine Small Car." The exhibit at space C-3 on the third floor includes a wine-colored touring car?this rich red suggesting the rare old Burgundy of days gone by ?a gray sportette, a bronze roadster, and a sedan finished in Brewster green. Because of limited space it will be impossible to display t he popular coupe model. Representatives of the Templar Motors Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, who are at the exposition include M. F. Bramley, president; Harry W. Anderson, general sales manager; Charles E. Bailey, assistant sales and advertising manager. Brake Adjusters on Cole "8" Automatic brake adjusters on the Cole Aero-Eights make a periodic ad . j?w?tment of the service brakes' unnec? essary. Each time the brake is applied the ratchet within the adjuster auto? matically moves on the brake rod, de? creasing the surplus length occasioned by tho mineral wear. Thus the brakes are kept in permanent adjustment. Cole No. 1 Still on the Job The first Cole car ever shipped from the factory in Indianapolis was sold to P. K. Wilson, of Jacksonville, Fla., In 1908. The car, which is a 1008 Cole 30, is still in service and is used daily by Mr. Wilson, although it has been driven more than 90.000 miles, an aver? age of more than 8,000 miles a year for eleven consecutive years. Keeping Away Vibration Nash engineers have made th? ?. Four unusually free from vibr.5" according to those who are in a ^ tion to know. The door supports bnu permanently into the car ???rl minimum of vibration to the hL* Carefully balanced construction l2 made the motor practically win.? ? vibration at all. y Wltho?t When you see this distinctive radiator at the Show, you wul in? stantly note that the new, smartly continental National Sextet is dis? tinguished by a pleasing lowness unduplicated in any other car, Eucopean or American? POERTNER MOTOR CAR CO., Inc. 1759 Broadway Telephone Circle 1186 At the show the one display you cannot afford to miss is the Haynes exhibit cA personal recommendation by A. G. SEIBERLING, Vice-President and General Manager of The Haynes Automobile Company, Kokomo, Indiana N the Haynes exhibit there will be surprises for you?newness without oddness?a display that will hold your interest and attention because of its real value to you as a car owner or an intending one. Two distinct new types of fashionable closed cars are included in the showing?the last word in extreme refinement of design and quiet luxury of adornment. Character?-character?character?always the keynote of Haynes design and construction, will be presented to you with a rare perfection. The exhibit will demonstrate that the dominant Haynes principle, since the day Elwood Haynes presented America's first car twenty-seven years ago, has always been not merely to keep pace with progress, but to lead. As a presentation of the choicest in modern motor car crea? tion, the Haynes exhibit will excite as much interest and create as much comment as did the original Haynes car which pioneered the way for America in automobiles. It is the one exhibit you cannot afford to miss?the first one you should see?the one you will always remember. ?ou will enjoy it as you can only enjoy the highest develop? ment of the genius of the designer, the engineer, the builder* and all the other experts whose craft and handiwork are called upon for your interest and enjoyment. THE HAYNES AUTQMOB?LE COMPANY? KOKOMO, INDIANA; U. S. A. The Haynes display is Exhibit A-7, Grand Central Palace CHARACTER CARS 'Beauty ~*~- Strength -*- Volver -^ Comfort -[?-.*??'-'??- . -. " ' '.' '. * '" " "?"?" .'".? "? I ______M_-__-___-_-^___?__l_-?_-____-__--M-i fS?3 ni- THE HAYNES IS AMFRIPA'S _.?_?__-t- _^_vo _-_> .----.