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1933 Packard Victoria Cabriolet DeVille

The 10th in a series of Packard V12 Cabriolets designed by Fernandez Darrin of Paris and was originally owned by Dwight Morrow (Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s father). This is also the car the transported Charles Lindbergh and his wife to the trials for the “Murder of the Century”.

The current owner, Dr. Briglia has owned the car for 52 years, has had it restored and has been showing it for 44 years, I was floored when I saw it in addition to the interesting twist on its history it is really a beauty!
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1927 BMW R42

It was designed by Max Fritz, forbidden by treaty from working on aircraft engines following World War I, who came up the blueprint for BMW motorcycles that the company follows to this day, 95 years after the first R32 was produced.

The R42, introduced three years later in 1926, moved the brand more firmly down the road to profitability and success. Its redesigned and more powerful 500cc engine, now with aggressively finned detachable alloy heads, made the bike a better tourer.

Despite the fact that all BMW two-wheelers built up to 1941 owe much to the R42, its production lasted just three years, making this rare BMWR42 among the brands most desirable and sought-after vintage machines.

#bmw
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1929 Cord L29 Cabriolet

In addition to being the first American Production car to feature front wheel drive the L29 Cords have to be one of the most beautiful cars produced. It was originally introduced as a gap filling model priced between the Cord Corporations Auburn and Duesenberg lines.

Approximately 1,200 convertible coupes were originally produced but less than 300 of all types of the L-29 still exist today.
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Colors Of A Biloxi Night

So typical during the summer the South, right after the sun sets the remaining winds from any of the afternoon thunderstorms tend to subside over much of the landscape. That is not to say they have vanished, but rather just moved into another county, yet still visible on the horizon. The magic of this beautiful cycle and amazing evening displays are just so hard to describe.

I remember when I first moved here and started taking pictures I was at a loss, everything was so flat and densely overgrown, everything bit, it always felt like the gates of hell were opening in the summer, and were the views? It took a while, but only after I stopped looking and instead just experiencing life here did I start to see anything.

I spent years in my youth living and working harbors in on the Pacific North West with beautiful big headlands, beautiful fog, massive rocks, tidepools and kelp growing 12 inches a day swaying where every view was a beautiful photograph and had always dreamed of returning sometime. Yet today as I humbly continue work on this vision of a project in between the many other challenges of daily life I know that I am right where I should be!
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The Edge of a Storm - Port Bolivar Texas

Port Bolivar is an unincorporated community located in the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas and is actually part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

This was taken at the north end of the Island like peninsula where the only way out is by ferry across the bay to Galveston. As I arrived at the small harbor that hosted shrimp boats, a massive summer thunderstorm was blowing in quickly across the bay, I had to work quick to get the few shots I did! Tons of lightning and a massive wall of water and wind moved into the area minutes after I took this shot.
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Sunrise at Fulton Harbor Texas

Fulton is a town in Aransas County, Texas located just east of Rockport with a population of about 1,600. According to Wikipedia artists have long found a rich subject matter in the Fulton shrimp boat fleet and after my visit I can see why!

Many of the boats here are actually Oyster boats. The Shrimp Boats like the one in this image are also set up for Commercial Live Shrimping, an even more challenging aspect of the trade!
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Seville Quarter - Pensacola Florida

While in the Navy I spent almost 4 years in Pensacola, it was both my first time in the South and Florida. Pensacola was commonly referred to as LA (lower Alabama) and sitting on some of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf it is definitely part of the Redneck Riviera. Truly a special place to visit and live, both of my daughters were born there and we enjoyed many fine evenings at this place!

Located in downtown Pensacola, a Retro Seville Quarter joint offering booze, plus live jazz & dueling pianos in an 1871 building. It is comprised of several "rooms," each with its own theme: Rosie O'Grady's, Lili Marlene's, Fast Eddie's, Apple Annie's, Palace Oyster Bar, Phineas Phogg's and End O' The Alley Bar. The rooms are connected by covered brick alleyways. An open-air courtyard with fountain sits on the north side of the complex.

Seville Quarter started as "Rosie O'Grady's Warehouse," a beer-and-peanuts saloon in 1967 specializing in Dixieland jazz. It was founded by Bob Snow, an ex-Navy pilot and former trumpet player for the Minneapolis symphony whose band, South Hangar Six, played jazz at private parties and nightclubs around Pensacola.
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1948 Harley-Davidson WL

The 1948 Harley-Davidson WL was powered by the 45 CI (750cc) side-valve V-twin engine and it was a very durable street model that looked very similar to Harley's Big Twin flatheads of the era. The air-cooled flathead was a favorite for its combination of durability and power. With roots going back to 1919 the W-series flathead was introduced in 1937 and included modern features like a recirculating oil system, a big improvement over the replacing total loss oil system. These bikes were produced until 1952.

#harleydavidson

https://www.adamsviews.net/1948-harley-davidson-wl
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 710

This car was counted as part of Jaguar’s stock of unsold D-Types on November 21 1956. It was originally sold to Richard Kessler who raced the car between July and September 1957 at American venues including Lime Rock, Marlboro, Montgomery and Watkins Glen. The car was then converted back to D-Type specifications and sold to Don Horn of Memphis Tennessee. He raced the car on a few occasions and it was eventually sold to Gary Bartlett in the US who also purchased the old 3.4 liter engine and the XKSS components. That collection of pieces was carefully rebuilt during the 2005-2006 period. The car was entered and rolled over during the 2006 Mille Miglia, luckily without permanent harm to vehicle or its occupants. It was repaired and purchased by the current owners afterwards.

http://www.adamsviews.net/1957-jaguar-xkss-710

#jaguar #Automotive #pictureoftheday
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