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McKeen "wind splitter"
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Author:  Richard Glueck [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  McKeen "wind splitter"

Shorpey's image. Dig the advertising on the side, painted on a tarp.

Did any of these survive into this era in any form?


Author:  Evan [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: McKeen "wind splitter"

Yes. Here's one example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_and_Truckee_Railway_Motor_Car_22

Author:  Adam Phillips [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: McKeen "wind splitter"

Hotel Cabrillo is still there. It is now the West Wing of La Valencia Hotel and is the three-story pink structure on the left.

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Author:  Mark Locke [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: McKeen "wind splitter"

And here's another:http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ramona-sentinel/news/local-news/sdrs-teen-brings-historic-mckeen-car-to-ramona-2016mar23-story.html

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: McKeen "wind splitter"

Pretty cool story about the teen rescuing the car. At $15,000 for all involved with lifting and shipping, I'd say he got quite a bargain.

Author:  M.M.C.C.H.S. [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: McKeen "wind splitter"


There's a photo I posted yesterday from my group, the McKeen Motor Car Company Historical Society, I was able to overlay another photo/postcard taken at the same place.

I'd say I got quiet the deal as well, $16,805 and 27 cents...they wouldn't let me round off the check, haha.

The car in the photo is almost identical to the car I have, and both served in San Diego, but both cars from the Los Angeles San Diego & Beach Railway were (believed to be) scrapped in 1917.

-Madison Kirkman

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