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NEW YORK GREETS 1920 NAT L AUTO SHOW
NEW YORK GREETS NATIAUTO SHOW Magnificent Display of Latest' In Passenger Cars Thrown Open to Public. NTW TORK, Jan S? It waa a dra matic moment whan tba great en lrur< of tba Orand Central Palace wai thrown opan thla afternoon to admit the public to the four floor dis play of tha greatest national paaaen ?er automobile show In automobile hlalory. Hundred* of men and wom an who before the war cava little or merely paaalnr attention to motor vehicle* were there because during the war they becama chummy, under thaatreiia of war, with carburetor*. tlrea. mufflers an<l gears and all the other parte of ft motor car At litr Him Hutu ud under the tuna auapicee the lil|(MI tuolor truck ahow waa opaniaf at the blghlh ('out Artillery Armory, the biggest la the world, at K lugebrldgv road and J aroma avenue sw~ le<a Kaaklea. In the mm da o t tbouaaoda who at tend them each year the national au tomobile ahowa aat the faatuoa la au tomobile chufti and body deaign Aad the lavaatlgatluc crowda were ln teraaled ta learn that the uaprace detited demand for uri aince the ar mlatlce baa forced the nuufacturtra under whoae ausploea co-ordinated In the National Automobile of Com merce, both ahowa are being given, to concentrate on production rather than on new designs However, even New York add her equally critical vlaltora who came to the opening period of the passenger car ahow were certain ly not disappointed In the qualities and varieties that were spread out be fore tham In the Grand Central Pal ace. ticorea and acores of cars are to be seen divided Into eighty-four Individ ual exhibits.' By observation and M>nvfrMli?n with the axhlbltora the vimtors to the ahow learned that at the present Uiua, in the opinion of tboae who knaw there ia not a alngle manufacturer who la not putting out the beet car ha can build, Ulaflai Frugrtw From tha atandpolnta ot accuracy and workmanahlp of manufacture the war had a wonderful effect through | Ita requirement of efficiency and In | tanalva aolutlon ( of manufacturing problem* Makere, anginaara and workman prograaaod furthar than would have ba?n poaalbla In aaveral time* aa many year a of peace. Care In aaeembly and tha elimina tion of a graat many unneeaaaary parta have reaulted to raduolng rat tlea and repalra. Hatter method* of attaching tha body to th* chaaala ara In avldancc, aa are other little reflnementa that en able car* to go farther over rough roada without developing aquaaka and other unpleasant featurea. Then, too, there are ecorea of ac ceaaorlea: tlrea, magnetoa, uncannily handy appliances and tool*, labor and time saving Ideas embodied In the moat practical forma. The ahoiv haa proved wholly fascinating, notably, to people ouUlde th* mechaaleal "know," ?a It naturaJly la ti thus* who ?ork in the fleld New York'a coemopolitan man ui4 woman of faahlon and aorlety flocUd to tba ahow today. To atay aw my would ba to tnlaa Innumerable up portunlllea of obeervlng tha |ir<>grefca achieved In tha laduatry .if third im portance to the nation, and on* which touvhea tha dally life o* all of our people very cloaely. KiklklU Appeal Car* were on exhibit tu appeal to every capacity of pocket book m well aa to every whim of taaia. M-xiel* range In price from |T1# to more than 111,000. There waa a touch of romance aOoul thoae of both reara who came bacauae they were eo in timately acquainted with automobile* in a very real way during the war When a man or woman drive* u cer tain machine day in and day out. alther along the ahell-torn road* of Kr\nie at war. or in one of the numeroua aervlcea behind tha llnea, or at porta of embarkation?ambulance, general'* car or general utility and dlapatch carrier?he ian't apt to loae hi* In tereat In motor propelled vehicle* for aome yeara. If he ever doea. He or ?h? want* to im vktt If being dona to uiikt driving mors cMvMtiML or riding mora of a plsasure during off-duty hour*. / throng* of visitor* were greeted by ?entinel-llks bay. trsas and messes of floral WMtlMH and holiday green* within, tha building waa at It* lovalu **t. I'anal* In old Kngllsh alyl*. baarlng coat*-of-arm* and th* nama* of the varloua car* made a harmon loua background for the ahming beauty of cbaaal* and bodla*. Cur tain* especially designed and dyad cast an effect of sunshine In keeping with tha brlllana* of the scene. Ileglnnlng Monday. January ft, the paaeenger car and motor truck shows will ba open dally from 10:30 a. m. to 10:.10 p. m through next Saturday, January 10. Tha big passenger car show I* un der the direction of a commute* com prising: John N. Willys, Wllys Overland Company, chairman: H. O. Root. Westcott Motor Car Company and Harry M. Jewett, Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company. The committee co-operated with ths .veteran man ager of both shows, S. A. Miles 1 The following arc the makes of m The New Marmon With a High Efficiency Motor * N nr> % t *? ?t '. * V ?* j ?TkV f - ?" >? >f &. ' t ?.v * #? W -s ? ?fe-. ? fi PERFORMANCE" Tbeae testa war* mads m (ha tadiaa ?oolia Motor Speedway, aad over or dinary country roada. with ? standard 7-paaaenger touring car. fully equipped ready (or tha road, atandard 4 to I sear ratio, two paraona in tba car; witneaaed and checked by Metara. j. Edward Schippar, technical editor. Automotive Induitriee. and Theater S. Ricktf, M. L. technical automobile writer. Car with 4 to 1 standard gear ratio. Acceleration llloNm. p. h. in high gear, 15.8 second*. Half mile at average apeed of (5.7 m. p. h. Timed with a stop watch. Run in high gear at walking apeed for about 100 yards. Hill climbing in high gear, start ing 5 m.p. h. at bottom; apeed St 1### ft. (8. H% grade) 27 m.p. h.; speed at 1775 ft. (4.14 % grade) 43 m. p.h. IT was freely predicted that the world's truly great motor car would eventually be made by one of those few motor car manufacturers who were honored by bang called to Washington in 1917 to devote their factories, their capital and theirbrains to the building of aircraft motors. Because they,and they only,learned the mighty lessons which mean much to you, a lesson of heretofore unknown production difficulties overcome, heretofore unknown en gineering feats accomplished. It is from the accumulated knowledge of this experience prefaced by sixty seven years of previously successful manufacturing experience that we present the new Marmon. Of all motor car manufacturers, only this organization had the ex perienceofbuilding two separate and distinct types of aircraft motors dur ing the war, thus giving us a broader and unparalleled experience. We adapted a previously un developed machine shop accuracy? new methods of heat treatment ? new possibilities of close fits and tolerances and new applications of metallurgy. All of these things were known before only in a laboratory or experimental way. All were used in building fine hand made racing cars, but thev were never in the realm of practical production methods until today, and it wis only in war dme that we learned these lessons. It was under these conditions the new Marmon high efficiency motor was built. The net result is that we are en abled to present to you a motor car builttothemostexactingstandardsof fine workmanship that will bear the same relation to the finest hand-fitted cars thatthe American aircraft motor ?which was admitted generally to be the best in the world?bore to the hand-fitted, hand-made motors of our allies. We have added new meaning to the word motor car "performance," asshown by theattached table. Those familiar with the exceptional per formanceofpast Marmon modelswill appreciate the full significance of this statement. There is a new sweetness of running, a new freedom from the unpleasant vibrations and motordis - turbances of the past, a new result which only a demonstration will real ly disclose. These results were accomplished by no mysterious alchcmy, but by a practical application of the great les sons we learned in building aircraft motors. Before you buy any car, you owe it to yourself to see the new series Marmon 34, and t6 ride in it. A demonstration will be convincing. fVe art now demonstrating the New Series Marmon 34 ? t "sal Starting It m. p. h. st bottom; speed at IH# ft. <8.16% grade) 30 m p.h.; speed at 1775 ft. (6.14% grade) 47 m. p. h. M T. V. T. MOTORS, Inc. Conn. Ave. at Dupont Circle North 7853 NORPYKF. & MARMON COMPANY IHSl INDIA NAPOIJS pt?en|cr c?n which arc on iihlW tlon at ths Palace; llolm**, Tsmplar. Cleveland. Allan, American tieefcity. Andetaon, Apperson Auburn. iJiddlc. Brlstos. Bulck, Cadillac. Case. ("hal mm. Chevrolet. Cola, Columbia. Coinct, Commonwsalth, Crow-Klkhsrt, Davis, Detrolt-Blectrlc. Dlxls-Plyer, l>od|t Hroa. Dorrls. Oort. Blear. Kl *111 rial. Pergua, Prank lie, Grant. Haynaa. Holller, Hudaon, Hupmoblle, Jackson. Jordan. Kins Kisssl-ltar Kline-lCar, l^mn?ton. Liberty, Mo Parian, Maibohin Marmua. Uu*all. Mercer, Mala. Mllburn Electric, Mlt . h?ii it * v. Monitor Moon, Nash. National. Oakland, Oldsmoblle, Pon tine. Overland Owen - Magaetlc, Pack ard, Paige. Pataraon. Paerlaaa. Pierce Arrow, Premier. Reo. Iloamer. Saxon. Mayers, Srrlpps-Booth Htandfrd, Stan ley. Steams-Knight. Stephens-Six. \ pile. Weatcott, Wlllys-Knlght. Win ton. ' MOIOK. Digest Automobile Activities Through out the World. There la one motor vehicle to every thirty-three persona In Chicago. Scrubwomen In CTharfleld, Pa., go to work In In tbalr own motor cars. There were 3.1 T4 aeter eua stelaa la Philadelphia la IBIS. Several Unea of motor buses are now operated In Tokyo. Japan. Twenty years ago engineers termed the gasoline engine Impractical. The State of New York haa 80,000 mllaa of public highway. Brooklyn haa nearly forty motor truck lines operating out of the city. There are no road rules nor speed limits In Chile outside of the cities. One-half of all the rubber Imported to this country goes Into automobile Urea. King Alfonso of SpaJn Is among the latest buyers of American-made mo tor cars. There are T.0M concerns la the Called States tfgtd la asfclsi aa teaehlle parts. The Illinois Automobile Club, of Chicago has a membership of mure than 10.000. In the first year of the production of automobiles, sixteen motor cars were turned out. In California an aotomobUe Itcaaae of any other State Is good for three months. Cuba Is repairing many of the old military roads, as well as construct ing new highways. tM<1_ There are approximately 120.W* pleasure cars and 9.500 trucks In On tario, Canada. A large oil company of New Jersey, with headquarters at Newark, oper ates 346 motor vehicles. The Wattenal Aatssashlle Deal#** Aaierlallsa la regtseeateg hy M.HM dealers threerghoot the eoaatry. Since March. 1918. the Japanese gov ernment has actively encouraged the manufacture of motor trucks te Ja pan. American manufacturers nave prac tically controlled the South African automobile market for the pad* four years. All records were broken when 400.000 visitors entered the Western national parks by motor daring the past year. The Pittsburgh Transportation As sociation Is a new organisation re cently formed by motor truck owners in Pittsburgh. Pa. Many London ladles' maids tr? learning to become chauffeurs to their mistresses. thus performing a double duty with Increased pay. Due to the congested state of rail ways in England, a dally motor-lorry service between London and Birming ham haa b?en established. N. W. Cooper, of Ix>s Angelea. Cel.. recently firchased his nineteenth au tomobile. The total mileage covered Is '-01,000 miles. A motor truck has been Invented for farm use that loads, hauls, and scatter* fertilixer, using the same power for all three operations. There haa been an Increase of 1# per eeat ever the registration of motor vehicles alnee Jannnry 1. IBIS, throughout the felted States. Highways engineering is rapidly becoming recognised as one of the im portant courses In the curriculum of the technical colleges throughout the country. There are 1,101.402 persons en gaged In the production of automo lilies. This does not Include accessory manufacturer, garages, repair shops, or sales establishments. Despite the restrictions Imposed Curing the war period, the ?ot?r Industry has averaged a production or 1.500,000 cars every year during the las-t three years. Starting In a small way. sixteen yoarj* ago. with ihrff horse drawn trucks. one of the lar**nt ro*! dealers in New York city now operates a fleet of twenty-two motor trucks. To compete with American motor Royal Garage In the "rerl Of 'he *o?essehlle District 1815-17 L St. N.W. Telephone Mole 'OM Day ibJ Might Service New?Fireproof Steam Heated Storage by Day, Week or Month. Convenient Courteoos Alton boo?Excellent Service. Accessories, Tires, Repairs, Washing Gasoline, Oils, Greased, Free Air W? tavHt Tsur Patrtntft *va i.rwn a. mow ?i. r. wt.AnsrocK 1 onagers Bread's ptrlod of loiKltl <<pr*NlM following lilt, many wealthy Bruit llaaa found It nto?iury to diapogp their highly Onlahed cara. and a larg* number paaaed Into uee aa taalcab* ' With the dm of motor trvcfcg I* Central Aala, thay will replaoa a oar* van camel company now operating between Telnlala and Kulja. (.'hlna A camel will carry 1*0 pounda on M average of twenty ml lea a day, and one year la required for eacli rouni trip wbtU the all-ton trucha wilt make It eaoe every thirty day a cara. 110,000,000 of capital atoch waa recently placed on the market In Eng land by eta Brillah couipanlea with the ob>oot of maaa produotlon of 104,t04 cheap oaca yearly. latereata at Waaklaglaa, D. C. are narhlag aa a plaa te aakt the aala ??*tl? lleeaae aallaaal and tatee aaitaaal. fregreaa la betas Made, aad it pnialera eaaa la he a tart that the aatartale with awe lleeaae mj ge aarwhere la the etetllaad aarU. Hlo de Janeiro haa the flneat tax la la the world, far the reaaoa that In The COMET SIX REFINED IN APPEARANCE LUXURIOUS IN RIDING QUALITIES BRUTISH IN POWER SENSITIVE IN RESPONSIVENESS ECONOMICAL IN OPERATION AND TRI-STATE SERVICE FOLLOWS EACH CAR mmmairaffiM I ? j 1814-1818 E St N. W. Telephone Frankfin 7201 for Demonstration W.A.CRAIG E8ES, NO, I'M GOING TO call ON the guy who ADVISED ME NOT TO BUY Tire chains. THE man who advises you not to put on tire chains ought to be muzzled by law. We're here to tell you thit this safety device is an absolute human necessity; that if you don't buy chains now the time will comc when you'll wi?h you had. WH AT DO YOU MEAN Your, car's a well BEHAVED 0ABY I TOOK ITS RATTLE AWAV AND IT NEVER CRIED ONCE LET'S take the rattle out of your car and put the joy back into vour automobile. The chances arc that the tightening up of a few nuts will accomplish this result. Siring your car here and let us examine it.