Flat Tires and Engine Misfires

A Collection of the Odd, Weird, Fun and just plain
Interesting side of Automotive Cataloging from the

AACA Library and Research Center

#wills sainte calire #1925 #vintage advertising #geese #antique cars
1965 Sunbeam Alpine

1965 Sunbeam Alpine

#Sunbeam #1960s #beach #sports car #vintage ads #British cars #sixties #60s #plymouth #1971 #satellite #owner's manual #beatles
Studebaker Avanti

Studebaker Avanti

#Studebaker #Avanti #1960s #60s #vintage ads #antique cars #sports car #sixties

Ladies and Gentlemen - The Future…:

These images come from a 1978 Ford Futura catalog.  Spaceship sold separately.

(Source: aacalibrary)

#space age #space #antique cars #Ford #future #vintage ads #1970s #seventies #70s

Blazes June 1945:

This firefighter magazine sported a wonderful cover for June, in which the flags of the allies form a V (for victory) and are crushing down on the swastika, the symbol of Nazi German.

(Source: aacalibrary)

#World War II #WWII #firefighter #1940s #history

Keeping up with the Joneses - Before & After:

The rare Wichita, KS - built Jones (this one’s from 1917). ¬†

(Source: aacalibrary)

#Kansas history #1900s #antique cars #junkyard #Jones
Cleveland’s American Ball Bearing Co., as it appeared in 1909.

Cleveland’s American Ball Bearing Co., as it appeared in 1909.

#antique cars #Cleveland #Ohio history #factory #1900s #vintage ads #history
1950 GMC Engines

1950 GMC Engines

#GMC #1950s #engines #antique truck #vintage ads #fifties

1950 Austin AJ40 Junior:

According to this brochure, these pint-sized cars were built for kids by disabled Welsh miners.

(Source: aacalibrary)

#pedal car #British cars #1950s #toy #antique toys #vintage ads #fifties