Seattle Spud has sent me this selection of classic Autocar advertising paintings to me (some are obviously from WWII) and he says: "Found these on an ancient hard-drive. Source is unknown. Tons of similar for Ford, IH, Mack, GMC, etc. I have them in PDF and JPEG. Again, the source is unknown but I thought you or the BLB'ers might like them." Welll for sure Seattle, and whilst I opbvioulsy can't comfirm their provenance or copyright status I trust the originators of the material have no objection to them appearing on Biglorryblog. If there's a problem let me know via the comment system and I'll always take the material down. meanwhile, for a pie, name the model and the plane flying past...
Once again, from a time when drivers wore natty battledress uniforms and caps!
Some of these shots are slightly larger in real life (this one for example) so using 'Expando-Vision' click on the image to see it bigger... anyone any idea of the model and engine?
There's a distinctly military flavour to many of the shots--this appears to be loading supplies onto a US Navy vessel--note the army guard on the left...and no containers in those days!
Now here's a neat little cabover tanker...model?
Back to WWII..in the Pacific, (dead Zero or at least Japanese plane on the left) More importantly, what are the aircraft flying overhead?
Now with a load of lumber on the back...
This looks like a 'still' from 'They Drive By Night' More pies up for grabs, who were the two stars of the US haulage film noir?
More classic 'midnight rider' stuff...this is quite big file so you can see more detail with 'Expando-Vision'
Big propeller...on it's way to where I wonder? The Mighty MO? And what was so special about the Mighty MO?
I have some more from SS which I'll post up later (with a few more pie opportunities too)