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Fifty Distinct Exhibits, Including
Foreign and Domestic Cars
and Accessories
Spectacular, picturesque and enter
taining will be tho flrst of the sea
eon's big: automobile show which opens
at the Shrine auditorium December 12
and continues for one week. The an
nual show Is being given under the
auspices of the Los Angeles Motor
Car Dealers' association and the show
committee and Manager Walter Hem
pel, who have been arranging: for this
magnificent exhibition of 1911 motor
care, promise one of the most elaborate
spectacles of the kind ever offered In
the west.
The .show will not only be one of
the greatest interest to the motor lov
ers but when the present plans are
earri-d out it will be an amusement
spectacle which will attract the thou
sands not numbered among the stead
ily growing automobile public. The
management is putting forth every ef
fort to make this show of interest to
the man not in the field and with this
objc in view has engaged one of the
best Known bands in the west and
will spare no expense in transfering
the immense .jiirine auditorium lnio
a typical California garden.
There will be all models in this show
from the smallest roadster to the larg
est of th" foreign torpedo, a. In fact,
the exhibit will be complete In every
detail. Not only will there be all styles
ami •" ■••(■is of American made ma
chim < but also those of foreign manu
facture. There will nlso be a show
(if electric vehicles and a most Inter-
estlng exhibit of commercial cars.
There will bo at least a half d asen
well known trucks with a carrying
capacity of from one to three tons.
The business men will naturally be
very much interested in this exhibit
as the motor truck has become a popu
lar as well as a "cry Important in
stitution In the business world. These
trucks will be exhibited on the main
floor. ,
The many dealers who show their
cars will offer the best and most beau
tiful of models and these will be en
throned amid bowers of the most beau
tiful of natural flowers and greenery
with a celling of srnllax, from which
10,000 electric lights will twinkle.
The contract for decorating the
building- has been let to the firm of
Roth-Raymond and Muller. This com
pany decorated the Shrine for the an
nual Shrine, ball and the Taft banquet.
The show decorating will surpass eith
er of these events. .
The music will be furnished In both
the afternoon and night by Ohlemeyer's
well known band of forty pieces. An
extensive program will be rendered
dally, the band being placed on the
stage. : ... ■
For the balcony the music will be
furnished by Madame Stanton's Ladles
Viennese orchestra. This will fill the
hall with strains of melody at all hours
of the day and evening.
Thursday will be society night and
for this occasion there will be a spec
ial musical program with a number
of well known soloists; '
Forty thousand feet of green and
red carpet has been ordered. The car
peting will be red on tho main floor
anrl green In the balcony. The alslrs
will lie white.
Kveiy inch of the wall will be cov
ered with greenery and the staere will
be transformed into a picturesque
roadside inn with an immense curtain
of greenery down the front.
At tho entrance to the hall will be
a pergola while on the outside an im
mense canopy of canvas will protect
the visitors from the sidewalk to the
show hull. '
The Rrtison company has placed
four giant transformers in the build
ing to supply the additional current
which will be required for the many
thousand more lights.
Another feature will be n number
of lady ushers who will be on duty to
supply the visitors with information
regarding; exhibits and other features.
Many of the exhibitors are planning
uniquo features, such as working parts
and stripped chassis with sectional
views. A partial list of exhibits is as
California Automobile company, ten
'cars. This will be one of the largest
exhibit? of .the show. There will be
two Co unions electric coupes and one
stanhope.- In addition to \ the elec
tric cars there will be an exhibit of a
charging plant in I working order.
Three Firestone Columbus models will
be exhibited, a greyhound torpedo
roadster, a 32-horse power foredoor
touring car and a 40-horse power fore
door touring car. Four Warren Detroit
cars, a 30-horse power roadster, a fore
door > toy tonneau, a 30-horse power
five-passenger touring car and a 30
--horse power delivery .wagon.
The Hawley King - company will
show five models. There will bo a
Grabowsky truck and a power plant,
a i Beyster-Detroit delivery wagon, a
30-horse power Oakland roadster, a 30
--horse power Oakland touring car and
a 40-horse power touring, car.
. W. :J. Burt ' will show an Auburn
torpedo, a chassis, a short-coupled car
and a touring car. The torpedo Is one
of the handsomest cars ever seen on
the coast. M
H. Carson Gilbert will show, a 1911
Stanley steamer finished in nickel. He
will also = show ■an engine, boiler and
burner. . ._•"'. ~? US'
The Kissel Kar company will have
as. their star, attraction the winner of
the Phoenix race. Harvey Herrlck
will be on the job to tell how his car
went through on the great race.- In
addition to the racer there will be a
60 and a 30-horse power touring car.
Four Lexingtons are to be shown.
These will be a 40-horse power red
roadster, a five-passenger golden
brown touring car, a 40-horse power
gray torpedo and a dark blue seven
passenger touring car with a 80-horse
power motoc.
The Pioneer Commercial Auto com
pany will have three trucks, two Ran
dolphs and one Reliance.
Gilhousen Bros, will have the 1911
Owen and the new Marmon.
The Siegmund Motorcar company
will show a roadster and a touring
car. The Abbott Detroit exhibit will
be complete with three cars and a
stripped chassis.
The Haynes company will show tnreo
Los Angeles Sunday Herald
Type of the 1911 Self-Cranking and
Valveless "Amplex" Two-Cycle Cars
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cars, a hiker, a runabout, a suburban
and a seven-passenger touring car.
The National Motorcar Company
will have a torpedo, a touring car and
a roadster.
The Halladay exhibit will be made
especially attractive with a stripped
chassis being worked by electricity so
the operation of the car can be seen.
A full line of Halladays will also be
One of the fentures of the coming
show will be the exhibition of the
Phoenix race winner, which will
occupy the place of honor in the Kis-
Ml Kar exhibit. Manager Leppo is
justly proud of the great victory of his
car and this month's Shrine display
will give the many lovers of motor
racing -and friends of the Kissel Kar
an opportunity to Inspect this now fa
mous car.
Drives Stage, Manages Shows
and Does Fancy Stunts
in a Maxwell
The fascination of motoring- has ap
pealed to many well known women, but
no combination of motoring pleasure
and business has given quite as much
prominence to a woman as the pioneer
efforts of Mr 3. Lulu Linz of San Fran
cisco, the wife of F. J. Llnz, manager
of the United Motor San Francisco
company. From the time the first au
tomobile made its appearance In Golden
Gate ctiy, Mrs. Llnz has been recog
nized as the premier woman motorist
of the Pacific coast.
When the romantic old stage coach
got its first warning of relegation Mrs.
Linz was the driver who showed what
the automobile stage could accomplish.
She was the first woman to pass the se
vere park examination in Frisco in
1904. Six weeks after receiving her per
mit she started the motor stage line be
tween Carson City and Shaw Hot
Springs, Nevada, the only automobile
stage in the state at that time. The
same year found her driving a Maxwell
touring car up the court house steps
at Bakersfleld, Cal. Two years later
she appeared on the Vanderbilt cup
course with a 50-hoursepower touring
car and made one lap -which almost
equaled the practice record for the
Love of sport, however, did not keep
her away from the business end of au
tomobiling, and two years' later she
was managing the second San Fran
cisco automobile show in the capacity
of president and general manager. At
thr same time she was president of the
American Motor Club of Women, and
was later made an honorary member of
the Ladies' Automobile club of Great
Britain and Ireland, of which the duch
ess of Southerland was president. She
founded in that year the automobile
department of an Oakland newspaper
and edited its automobile news for a
year. Though retired from active
newspaper work, she is still a frequent
contributor to various automobile peri
She was associate editor of the only
motor magazine on the Pacific coast at
that time. Mrs. Linz has won every
first prize offered In San Francisco and
Oakland for the finest decorated car,
securing five silver cups, the famous
Pertola silver cup, gold medals and
various cash prizes.
An automobile headlight stronger
than used on the largest locomotives
has been introduced. It Is an electric
lamp of 5000 candle power, styled the
"Electrobola," and can be run from
either magneto or storage batteries.
It is ono of the specialties handled by
Welnstock-Nichols company, who are
manufacturers' representatives for
more automobile accessory specialties
than any firm in the west. A look
around their new store on South Olive
street is a good lesson in what is the
newest in appliances that make for
the motorist's comfort and uae- It is
a hobby of the firm to be the first to
introduce anything that is gobd, and
with their chain of stores they are in
a position to quickly cover the coast.
Manager Jack Dielmann leaves noth
ing undone for his patrons' conveni
ence, and several factory experts are
constantly in attendance to adjust any
auto parts which I hey sell.
The now store is one of the most
complete in conveniences for custom
ers' use and both free air and water
are at the service of the general public
who drive up to the sidewalk. The
firm is arranging a novel and attrac
tive display to be seen at the Shrine
It's as easy to secure a bargain in a uned
automobile, through want advertising, aa It
used to be— and •till la—to aecura a horse and
Members Have Been Big Factor
in Securing Good Roads
for Motorists
How many motorists touring the
roads of beautiful Bunny California
realize and appreciate the splendid
work the Automobile club of Southern
California is doing? And how many
know that the club is the second larg
est in the United Spates and fourth In
the world?
So quietly and unostentatiously has
all the work of the club been carried
on that not one motorist in ten knows
to whom he 1»-Jndebted for the pleas
ure and safety of his journeying up
and down the highways of California.
The logging of routes and posting of
signs upon which the club has spent
something over $35,000 has been the
means of averting many accidents and
has Insured the safety of tourists who
were Btrangers to California and trips
in the vast, sparsely settled portions,
where the natural grandeur lured mo
toring parties, woulc 1 have been prohib
itive, lacking these signs.
The Automobile club of Southern
California, working as it does in the
interest of good roads, has done more
for the civic and economic prosperity
of California than any other body in
the state. It has done more boosting
for California in the inducements it ha 3
offered the motor traveling public to
trek westward than any other organi
zation and by means of its sign sys
tem has done more in opening up new
country and putting the smaller towns
on the map, advertising and exploiting
them in such a way as to materially
increase their prosperity.
No automobile owner who is a mem
ber of this club can help feeling a
pride in the fact that no matter where
he travels abroad —no matter where
au*.omobiling is a topic of conversation
—the Automobile club of Southern Cal
ifornia Is always prominent and is
known the world over for what it Is
doing and has done. It was the club
that within twelve hours after the
Whittier bridge was broken was on
the spot with warning signs for the
traveling public—that built the bridges
over the dangerous San Margarita and
San Mateo washes in San Diego county
last winter, for the benefit of motorists.
The club is now located in Its new
quarters at 754 South Hill street and is
preparing winter plans for the
strengthening and broadening of its
field of endeavor.
Sidelight on Great Los Angeles-
Phoenix Race
A Franklin thirty-eight horse power
six-cylinder car recently made the 480
--mile run from Los Angeles to Phoenix.
Ariz., in 16 hours 16 1,-: minutes, break
ing by nearly three hours the previous •
record. The car started thirteenth and
finished second in a field of fourteen
contestants. The elapsed time of the
run was about thirty-six hours.
The contest was the famous desert
race, the big automobile event of the
year in the southwest. The greater
part of the way is across a desolate,
sandy desert and over mountains; in
many places it is necessary for a car
to force its way through thick sage
The cars stai'ted from Los Angeles
late in the evening, the Franklin pilot
ed by Ralph C. Hamlin and Guy K.
Irwin, being sent away at five minutes
before midnight.
The road was westerly to Mecca and
Dos Palms and thence across the des
The car which finished ahead of the
Franklin gained its slight lead by ltav
lng the road at Mecca and running
from that town to Dos Palms over the
railroad ties. The Franklin and all the
other cars kept to the sandy road and
a number of the water-cooled cars were
forced to turn back. From Dos Palms
the cars went to the Colorado river
pnd were ferried across at Ehrenberg
on rafts by Indians. The night was
spent there, and the following day the
run finished at the Phoenixj Territorial
exposition grounds.
The Franklin's air-cooled motor
proved one of its most valuable assets
In the contest. The heat of the desert
failed to overheat it, although in many
places it was necessary to run at low
speed through sand a foot deep. Its
large tire equipment enabled It to go
steadily forward, while others were
disabled and were forced to drop out
of the race.
The average speed of the Franklin
was thirty miles an hour.
Large Cash Prizes Attract Fast
est Cars for Big Event at
Motordrome Xmas
The next big rare of national im
portance is the 24-hour race at the
Motordrome on Christmas day. The
race has been thoroughly advertised
in eastern racing centers and as all of
the big events are over for the season
east, the contest board of the A. A. A.
will do all that is possible and con
sistent to have this Los Angeles meet
a biff success. Manager Hempel of the
Motordrome states that to date six fa
mous eastern drivers and their cars
have entered. This showing, together
with the classy cars and drivers we
have locally, will probably result in at
least twenty starters. Entries close
December 17.
The race is for #he Speedway cham
pionship and open to any motor car
under plst-.i displacement limitations
of otess C. The first prize Is the Los
Angeles Motordrome 24-hour challenge
trophy and $1000; second prize is $300
and third prize $200. Also trophies
emblematic of the 24-hour champion
ships in piston displacement divisions
will be given the winners of the fol
lowing divisions: 161 to 230; 231 to 300;
301 to 450; 451 to 600 and 601 to 750
cubic inches.
The entrance fee will be but $1, as
the management Is willing to put up
the prize morleys without making it
burdensome on the manufacturers, who
are always, at great expense in pre
paring a car for a race.
All world's records for distance
should be broken, as the great board
pie pan has proved Its fastness and
A carload of the 1911 Schacht Forty's
arrived Saturday at the salesrooms of
tho Siagmund Motorcar company, coast
distributor. They are large and as
handsome as many cars selling for
twice the price and have a well estab
lished reputation for durability and
One of the handsomest polished chassis ever
seen In Los Angeles Is the Inter-State Forty.
In Morrow, I^oamla & Co.'s show window. It
has been dressed up for use In the automo
bile show at the Shrine auditorium, where It
will doubtloss attract a great deal of attention.
The Car With
Worth While
The Steady
Grind Car
250 miles in 251 minutes at
the free-for-all race, Atlanta,
Ga., Nov. 7 last.
Let that soak in—as far as
to San Diego and back at a
mile a minute without a
That's "Old Reliability"
for you.
$1150 to $2700
Sixteen Models
1226-28 So. Olive St.
A 2031
Known in Los Angeles as Fear
less Driver of Speed
Has Won Enough Records as an
Auto Driver but with
No Accidents
Ray Harroun, the Marmon racing
driver who has been carried to BO many
important victories the past fifteen
months by the Indianapolis made car,
has retired from the speedway, track
and road, His appearance in the
Grand Prize marked the end of his
racing career. He will leave the Mar
mon plant at once, returning to his
home in Chicago. From fast motorcar
riding he will turn to the building of
D l am on d
Over All Competitors at the
Oakland Auto Show
Again Demonstrating Their Natural
Big Lead in the Tire Field
On 133 Gasoline Automobiles using pneumatic tires, as exhibited
opening night, November 19, there were shown 47i sets of DIA
36 Per Cent of the Total!
Twelve Other Makes Divided the Remainder, as Follows:
A—2o Sets E—3 Sets I— l Set
B—l3 Sets F—lo| Sets J— Sets
C—l 3 Sets ' G—2 Sets X—l Set
D—lo Sets H—3 Sets L—l Set
Thus, DIAMOND Tires Led Their Next Nearest Competitor
by 137 PER CENT, Supplying the Equipment on
More Cars Than the Three Largest
Competitive Makes Combined
7 he superior Mileage-Giving qualities of Diamond Tires does it
Specify them on your new Car. Ask for them at all times for re
newals. It will mean
Maximum Tire Service at Minimum Expense
The Diamond Rubber Co.
F. O. NELSON, Manager.
THE TRAVELER Underslung Frame; 40-inch Wheels; 4 Cylinders; 50 H. P $4250
A car of special class which superbly realizes the scientific
principles underlying complete security with amazing speed.
< The AMERICAN'S underslung frame motorist knows are "all in the day's make for easier running-, greater tiro
does away with those three menaces to work." no mystery a.out this .ecu, economy and increased comfort
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inevitably overturn if tilted 43 decrees, ters, giving the body of the car a pow- the unden _ un* «■ ">• *»™
55 degrees RICAN may Bafely be tllted Under similar conditions the AMER- 2^^-^JITL^-.
6°Thif doesn't presuppose reckless driv- ICAN'S center of gravity, telng be- There are nine AME«£ AN ™<£
ing. It's a plain statement of the lm- neath the axle centers, makes the for 1811. You can feel satisned until
1210-12 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. F4268
away if he or she can't find the article wanted In the window. John's window
is not large and It would take a couple of dozen such windows to show hair
of John's pipes. Everybody who Is Interested should come in and see the largest
and finest display of smokers' articles ever seen In town. John feels li niseit
honored if you come In and look around. Nobody tries to sell you anything If you
don't ask. It Is not a catchpenny joint, but Johtt'i P'l>a shop—hi» pride. See
John and save money. No fuss, fake and fire sales. No ctttar store.
Johns l'll-K MIDI. l:tO W. FlftU St., Opposite Clime • Theater.
K-asollne aeroplane engines and aero
Harroun began driving for the Har
mon people last year In August, when
the Indianapolis speedway was opened.
He won several events at that time
and then moved east, winning the
Win ritli-v Hills trophy very easily. Ho
won ■ number of important races In
Atlanta at the fall meet, later sweep
ing the card at New Orleans the same
month. His next appearance was at
Loi Angelei, where he proved a verit
able cyclone! sweeping the big prizes
nt the motordrome meet into his maw.
11 in 100 mile* In 76 minutes still stands
•is the American record for that dls
In Atlanta In May he won the big
200-mile race without a stop, annexing
other trophies and purses with equal
ease. He showed a special cylinder
car at this meeting and with it won
Several free-for-alls from big foreign
racing cars. Next came his victory in
the richest trophy event of the year—
the 200-mile $10,000 Wheeler & Schebler
race, in which he ran away from all
the big drivers of the country to win
In record time. His performances since
have won him many honors, while he
has been of invaluable assistance in
directing the work of the Marmon
crew. He has been of especially great
aid to Joe Dawson in his development
into the greatest young driver of the
Ray Harroun is a college man, a
mechanical engineer of great ability
and a man of Impressive studiousness.
He has earned his plaudits by the use
of his brain, and in his new endeavors
he is sure to continue winning honors
and fame. His departure from the
Marmon team leaves Joe Dawson chief
of the driving force which will handle
the yellow Jackets.
Under Auspices of Southern Cali
fornia Auto Club Car Is Out
to Beat World's Record
To demonstrate just how much strain
of continuous running the motor of a
Flanders Twenty will stand the Lord
.Motorcar company, local representa
tives for the little car, on Friday
started one of them on a non-atop
run, and it is intended that the car
shall be on the go night and day until
the car falls to pieces if the motor
does not stop.
The run is under the auspices of the
Southern California Automobile club,
and President Roy P. Hillman started
the car on its journey and furnished
the three observers who will work in
eight-hour shifts and authenticate the
car's performances. Four drivers are
also supplied, working in six hour
shifts, so that the car will have care
ful management, and an effort be made
to break all world's records for this
kind of stunt, which it Is understood
is 9862 miles and took over thirty days
to make.
The Flanders Twenty made 383 miles
in the rtrst twenty-four hours, and had
registered nearly 700 miles late last
night. So If nothing happens, anfl the
car stands up, a wonderful mileage
will be marked on the boards in thirty
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