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Motoring Through Normandy Of
fers Many Attractive Feat
ures and Experiences
Antics of the Little Two-Cylinder
Runabout Arouses English
Warrior's Wrath
The motorist who starts from Havre,
which has become the great port of
entry for American automobiles, will
probably follow ".Route Nationale No.
14," which takes him to Kouon via
rolntese. But If he cares for country
lanes and byways, and If watching the
kilometre stones whizz by is not his
sole ambition, he will do better to
take the river road through Caudeboc
and Duclalr. The3e country roads in
France are as good as the main high
ways, because they see so much less
traffic. They give one a more inti
mate acquaintance with the towns and
villages and with, the people one
meets en route.
Bearing this in mind, we left the
Route Nationale when we reached the
tram line at the village of St. Ro
main, and swinging the nose of the
Btudebaker to the right, pointed her
toward Lillobonne. We had Been the
car out of the crate at Havre and pho
tographed our touring party in front
of the American Express company's
office, and as we swung up the long
hill after leaving Harfleur, we took
gome comfort In the thought that we
had no schedule to follow but could
travel as fast—or as slow—as we liked.
We were looking for roadside ex
periences and were rewarded by
promptly encountering one, which
ghall be known as the "Experience
with the Retired British Officer." He
was standing in the middle of the
road, gazing ruefully at a little two
cylinder American runabout of the
vintage of 1900. We pulled up, and
nsked if we could help him. He had
bought the American car in England
with the intention of touring In
France. He explained that he knew
nothing about motor cars, but the
dealer in London told him the engine
■was so simple that all he had to do
was to crank the car and away he'd
go. But the beastly thing wouldn't
go. He had to get the entire garage
force out In Havre to push him along
the street until tho motor and the
gears agreed to work In harmonyl
And now he was Etalled In the coun
try, with no one to give him a push!
We looked at the car. Besides the
big Studebaker glistening in her white
enamel and polished bonnet, and with
the power of forty horses under her
bonnet, It looked like a dingy tugboat
under the shadow of one of the private
yachts in tho basin at Havre.
"Jump in," we said, and together
•we shoved the ltttlo runabout along
the road. Ho promptly got under
way, swerving from one side to the
other as though to prove the driver's
Inexperience. We passed him and
went to Caudebeo for dejeuner. We'
were sitting in the balcony of the
Hotel de la Marine when half an hour
later he came down the village street,
thickens dodging from under his mud
guards and a coupls of dogs yapping
in the rear.
He gleamed when he saw us. "Now,"
he said, "I can stop and have some
thing to eat, for I know you'll shove
me away again!" We waited until
he had finished to push the car along
the road, and helped him out again
at v Duclalr. A long hill followed,
■whore the road leaves the Seine val
ley and climbs up into a pine forest.
Here wo left him Jar behind, our car
shooting up and around the curves
all the way to the top on third speed.
But we paused before we began the
descent, to admire the wonderful view
of the spires and towers of Rouon,
■with the river winding through the
valley below.
After passing the gates of the city
we stopped in a square with a statue
Jn the center to inquire the way to
the hotel. It took some minutes to
pet the information; in the meantime
our British officer -was whirling round
and round the statue. Round and
round he went, a crowd gathering at
a safe distance to watch the perform
"What's the matter," we inquired
us he passed, "why don't you stop?"
"Can't," he shouteJ, "I'm afraid if I
do she'll never go again. "When
you're ready I'll tag along .behind!"
A few moments later we passed
under the ancient "Tower of the
"Great Clock" and turned into the
courtyard of the Hotel dtf Nord.
Car Shows No Bad Effects from
Hard Work on Hilly and
Rough Roads
Tom Carrigan of Carrigan Brothers,
agents for the Midland and Royal cars,
returned yesterday from a week's deer
hunting trip In the Mlllbu mountains.
The trip was made in a big Royal car
and the party, consisting of "Big"
Tom, Prank Slefert, John Slefert,
Hugh Gibbons and Jack Brown, car
ried a full camp equipment with them,
even to a hammock for Tom to rock
to sleep in. The party secured two
deer, and while Tom confessed to kill
ing one of them and had no hesitancy
In tackling the big buck before he was
dead, yet his innate courtesy not to
Interfere' in the nocturnal wanderings
of some friendly skunks in the neigh
borhood caused him to roost among the
The party took the "Ventura road and
then hit off to the extreme east side
of the range, and state that of all bad
rqads possible to be encountered, this
side road was the worst ever, at one
time requiring an hour and a half to
travel a city block through eighteen
Inches of sand; but the big Royal Is
one of the best hill and rough road
plungers, and the heavy pulling had
no bad effects on the car.
W. C, Henry returned yesterday from
Santa Cruz, where he went to deliver
the big green Knox topedo to I».-T. Mc-
Cutcheon, an oil magnate operating In
the Coallnga fields. The distance cov
ered before delivery was 475 miles,
without trouble, and the roads are re
ported very good ercept between Los
/■'«reles and Oxnard.
Party in Duro Car-Calling at New Summer Camp
of Indian Springs, in the Mountains, Near San Fernando
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Cars to Be Driven by Amateurs
of the "Simon-Pure"
Judging from the plans of those in
charge, the Inaugural sweepstakes on
the Long Island motor parkway,
scheduled to begin at noon on Satur
day, July 30, will afford spectators an
afternoon of most interesting sport.
It is now positively assured that fast
cars will compete, driven by amateurs
of the real "Simon-pure" sort, and
also by road race cracks whose names
are familiar to the motoring public
because of their participation in for
mer Vanderbllt cup races and other
contests of national and International
The public will he given an oppor
tunity to witness tho performing qual
ities of cars eligible for both the Van
derbllt cup race, which is to be held
on the parkway, October 1, and the
grand prize race will occur also on the
parkway on October 15. The event
will be a combination of speed and
time trials, as two cars will be started
simultaneously. From the large num
ber of cars that will compete it Is ex
pected that several semi-final and
final heats will be necessary to de
termine the winner-of each class.
The course for the Inaugural sweep
stakes will be over the newly con
structed portion of the parkway, which
extends from Meadow Brook lodge to
Great Neck. This section was for
mally opened to automobilists and
motorcyclists on July 9. The approach
to the starting line will be near the
Great Neck lodge.
The finish of all heats will be in
front of the official and the grand
stands on Hempstead Plains. This was
the finishing point of two classic Van
derbilt cup races and two motor park
way sweepstakes. Across the same
tape, at this point, will dart the win
ners of the 1910 Vanderbilt cup and
grand prize race.
The engineers who designed It and
the contractors who constructed this
new portion of tho parkway believe
that it is as fast as the famous beach
course at Ormond, Florida. Skidding
and dust are entirely eliminated by
the use of scientifically constructed
curves and grades and a surface of
tar-treated sand and gravel. Infor
mation can be obtained from A. R.
Pardington, second vice president of
the Long Island motor parkway,
Mlneola, L. I.
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Makes Buffalo-Montreal Run at
Thirty-Mile Clip
Mrs. K. R. Otis, America's foremost
woman driver, has been at it again,
this time in Canada. Not content with
fast driving when breaking road rec
ords in her Steams, or speeding along
in transcontinental contests, Mrs. Otis
is now doing fast work for pleasure
Mrs. Otis' husband has large quarry
interests in Grand Ligue, Quebec, and
a short time ago Mrs. Otis, then in
Buffalo, ran to Montreal, a distance of
793 miles. Though not expecting to
break any records, she set a fast pace.
Intending to take at least five or six
days—for the roads were in terrible
shape, owing to continued rains—she
made the run in less than four days.
She was actually on the road but
twenty-six hours, making her actual
running time average over thirty miles
an hour. On the way up she raced
two other cars, escaped a speed trap
and succeeded in distancing an express
train on one of the good stretches of
road. The trip was entirely free from
trouble, a single puncture causing the
Tom Carrigan and Friends in
Royal Tourist in Deer Hunt
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Timing Will Be Done by Warner
Automatic Device, Insur
ing Accuracy
Northrup Fowler, president of the
Amateur Automobile Contest associa
tion, assures the Long Island motor
parkway that several members of his
organization are expecting to compete
In the races to be held on the motor
parkway on Saturday, July 30.
The timing will be done by Charles
H. Warner, the inventor of the War
ner automatic timing device. Instru
ments will be placed at the starting
tape near the Great Neck lodge and at
the finish, tape at the grandstand, in
suring absolute accuracy In the record
ing of the times of the cars. As close
finishes between many of the com
petitors are expected, the use of this
Instrument seems absolutely essential,
because of the fact that the time can
be. recorded in hundredths of one sec
ond. Mr. Warner will be assisted In
the timing by W. C. Poertner, Arthur
Interiden and H. H. Nipper. Special
telephone service between the starting
point and the grandstand will be In
stalled, permitting of continuous com
munication between ' these points.
Flagmen will be stationed at 'fre
quent intervals along the parkway,' In
order that contestants may be warned
of any trouble which may arise,during
the contest. The grandstand .of the I
parkway, both as to seats and boxes,
will be thrown open without reserve.
A nominal charge of $1 per person will
be made. The grandstand can be ap
proached from the south after the
races have started (by the Bethpage
turnpike, or entrance to the parkway
at any of the lodges will be possible
up to llfSO o'clock In the morning, as
the races are scheduled to start sharp
at 12 o'clock noon. A most Interest
ing afternoon Is assured.
Those who approach by way of the
parkway will be amazed at the
amount of work accomplished since
the contractors began the work of sur
facing the parkway roadway In the
late • spring. The roadway - passes
through a diversified section of coun
try, . with hills, dales, lakes and
streams, with beautiful vistas of coun
try extending to the south through
Mineola, Garden City, Hempstead and
across Hempstead Plains. The park
way between Mineola and the grand
stand passes through the aviation field
at Mineola. . „
Entrants Usually Equip the Cars
with New Set at Start
Not very often Is a set of tires called
upon to endure i more than one or two
such terrific tests as the recent Har
risburg - and Norristown endurance
runs. Entrants usually take the safe
side and equip the car with new tires
for each contest of such strenuous
character. - '■
However, according to telegrams
sent the Firestone company by the
Pullman Motor Car company, It all de
pends on the make whether the same
tires can again be entrusted with the
success of the car In Its further con
tests. *■ -■*-"-',
They advise that the identical Fire
stone tires used . by their model X in
winning class A of the 503-mile Har
risburg run and later on in the Nor
rlstown event of 320 miles were left on
the car untouched when It entered the
New York-to-Atlanta good roads tour.
The tires Justified all expectations
by carrying the car through to the end
of the 1100-mile tour with the only
clean score in class 5, over what is
said to be the worst traveling In the
east. They are still on the caf, ready
for future events. . -■-.--.; v. .■*-.*■■--,., ...
Cars of Every Make to Compete
for Cup and Cash Prizes
That Are Offered
Stripped for action, automobiles of
every make and class will compete for
cup and cash prizes in a series of races
on the twenty-one mile stretch of
beach at Oceano today. Practically
every car of consequence in this sec
tion of Southern California will en
ter the races. Much interest has been
aroused In the contest and it is ex
pected that a record-breaking crowd of
thousands of persons will attend from
Interior and coast line points over the
special excursions that the Southern
Pacific is running to the beach. Four
Los Angeles cars arrived during the
night and are listed in the racea.
The recent races held on this beach
have suddenly brought it Into fame as
a rival of Ormond and Palm Beach,
Fla., lrt such sport. A preceding tide
leaves the beach at this point so wide
and hard that eighteen machines have
raced abreast on its strand without
accident. It is the Intention of the
autoists of this section to hold race
meets through the summer and winter
seasons every second Sunday of the
month, as many cars of various makes
have been bought by prosperous farm
ers of that section during the past
Rubber Company Manager Has
Great Luck Trout Fishing
Manager F. O. Nelson of the Dia
mond Rubber company is Just back
from a two weeks' vacation tour of
California between Los Angeles and
Santa Cruz in his big Pope Hartford
Mr. Nelson went via the San Mes
quite to Bakersflelii over the Newhall
grade and then over the mountains
into Santa Cruz. Mr. Nelson found
the roads not in ideal condition for
touring, but as a rule fairly good for
navigation. Over the Gaviota pass
was the only bad piece of road during
the whole trip, and after passing Los
Olivas conditions were excellent.
A great deal of improving by the
different counties ie in progress and
this accounts for bad conditions. "A
year from now," said Mr. Nelson,
"roads throughout California will be
fine, and touring will indeed be a
While along the Santa Ynez river
Mr. Nelson took occasion to tempt the
wily trout with a fly, and in less than
an hour's time he had the limit.
Mr. Nelson went thoroughly over
both the valley and coast routes of
travel between here and the northern
metropolis, and invites any prospective
tourists to call at tlw Diamond Rubber
company and he will explain the best
routes to follow in their trips north.
Making Effort to Get "Live
Wires" Into Organization
The determined effort which the So
ciety of Automobile Engineers is mak
ing toward enlarging its scope, carry
ing with it more of the administrative
policy for the future benefit of the in
dustry, is evidenced by the repeated
announcement of newly elected mem
bers. The society is gathering together
the live wires in the engineering branch
of automobile manufacture, who now
number over 350, and feel that they
cannot afford to be missing from the
roster of the energetic, efficient organ
The following members were elected
this week: Harold N. Anderson (Speed
well Motor Car company), Jerome Aull
(Luikenhelmer company), Ferdinand
H. Berger (Russell Motor Axle compa
ny), Erie K. Baker (Universal Rim
company), Arthur M. Dean (Mutheson
Motor Car company), Walter A. Fred
erick (Continental Motor Manufactur-
ing company), Eugene Gruenewald
(Mollne Automobile company), Morris
A. Hall (Detroit representative Auto«
mobile and Motor Age), Jonathan Har
alson (Hutchison Laboratory), George
F. Helsing (Moon Motor Car company),
C. C. Hlnkley (Owen Motor Car com
pany), Ralph R. Lewis (Carharrt Au
tomobile company), Emil A. Nelson
(Hupp Motor Car company), Harold L.
Pope (Matheson Motor Car company),
C. T. Schaefer (Embrie McLean Car
riage company), Charles L. Sheppy
(Plerce-Arrow Motor Car company),
Albert F. Shore (Shore Instrument and
Manufacturing company). John Squires
(Thomas Motor Cub company), Ralph
A. Vail (H. H. Franklin Manufactur
ing company), George S. Case (Lamson
& Sessions company).
tf Let Us Prove This the
Best "Buy" in an Automobile
We make the statement that the Haynes at The Haynes organisation never has buflt any
s2lso Is the best possible "buy" you could find in thing but a high-clasa car. Before building- the
an automobile. $211)0 Haynes they had never made a car for less
But you do not need to take our word for it. *han *3000- So much for experience and reputa-
Let us prove it. """■
Haynes cars have won 41 first prizes, medals
$ ; Have us give you a demonstration. If you are and perfect scores in 41 consecutive tests—pro. i*
i not an expert—bring an expert with you. Look of the makers' persistent adherence to a solely
; , at the lines of the Haynes. Study Its construction. high grade policy
j'■ Judge by its performance. No other car. American or foreign, at any price, \
You do not even need to abide by what we say can show a like record in contests of all kinds.
; about the Haynes-at our show rooms nor on a A d t tni nan(lsome> classy> luxuriously ap
* IT! t \w urge you to ask any Haynes owner pointed/roomy, 5-passenger Haynes sells for only
I about automobile? informed | 2] - () It tould no £ bo made bet * ter for double tn *
* D*->?™ m? TZ Iy tr a3k lf ,HheJ la/" eS '*'* B°°. T" Haynes experience, and a five-passenger
for $2150. Ask if. considered from every stand- car instead of „„£ are responsible for the low
point, you could make a more sensible pnrchfiHe cost
than a Haynes. In construction, durability, econ- \ yhon b a H aynes car you get a car with
j omy, performance, rellabilfty-in every feature- everything in it or on it worth having in an auto
no maker can give you more than you get in a mobiie-and you still do not pay too much .for
.tiaynes, regaraiess or price. your ear *
The Haynea la the product of the oldest auto- it is the only car of established reputation sell
mobile manufacturers in the United States. El- ing .it a moderate price.
wood Haynes built the first successful American Mind you, we don't ask you to take our Word
automobile. He was the first manufacturer here for the Haynes' merits. Nearly anyone can tell
:B or abroad to use nickel steel—first to employ alum- you.
mum In motor cars—first to use a magneto—first But we do urge to call NOW and examine
to use roller bearings. the cars—let us tak^you out for a trial spin.
Get Your Car Now at the Ideal Time to Use It
Direct Representation—That Means S6mething
j Haynes Auto Sales Co., Inc. I
i|l 1118 South Olive Street 530 Golden Gate Avenue 1
lljg "Amplex^
Is Proving Its Worth Every
Day in the Year
It's the Car That Makes Good
A big 7-passenger Amplex car made the trip last week to SAN DIEGO in 5 hours 55 Minutes.
And a round trip to Los Angeles of
378 Miles in 14 Hours
or an average of 27 miles per hour running time.
13i Miles Per Gallon of Gasoline
You can't ask a car to do better than this.
Couple Gear Gas and Electric Truck
—t-wlieel drive and steer —that we will unload Monday.
Bekins Motor Car Co.
W. O. Williams, Manager
One of the most remarkable cases of
tire endurance is one that was devel
oped the past week, when C. D. Kolt<>
drove up in his big touring ear to the
store of the W- D. Newerf Rubbir com
pany and exhibited two Goodyear de
tachable'clincher tires, SOx3V . which
he had carried on his car for two years
and five months, and the mileage made
by these tires amounted to 26.000 miles
and are still In good shape for many
more miles. During the period stated
the tires have been over every con
ceivable kind of road in tills section of
the country, and stood up against it all.
as witnessed by th« recorded mileage of
the tires.
It's an tuy to «ecur* a bargain In a wed
automobile, through want advertising, v It
used to be—and still U—to aacur* a horo*
and curia**.
Ooen Auto Repairing
Tkj* t x 221-223 EAST SIXTH STREET
J_^J £Vfl I $5 Per Month for Day Storage; 10 for Night sad Dap.
O Phone Home F1531. . , -•■ ' WHITK BROS., Propra.
Tircstotic Great" mileage tire; oh
7 * All sizes and type*.
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