Road conditions, 1913

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Road conditions, 1913 - Officials of Howard Autbi Com - party Make...
Officials of Howard Autbi Com - party Make Round Trip to Fresno n BuickCar ROADS IN GOOD CONDITION Veteran Drivers - Travel Over State Highway and Jake Photographs A drive ot 100 miles oetween lunoh and dinner Urn li generally considered rather strenuous by ven the raoit en - thuslastlo speed burnr The State high ways whn oomplsted wills make half - day trip of this length not only entirely feasible but the oooupanta of the tar will not bo any mora fatigued than they are trow drlvlag half the all tanoeoven ordinary roadi at the preei at Umaj says Claud Moot of the Howard Automobiles Company Bulok die - trlbutari who drove down tot Fresno last Saturday wltv Fred Oroia alio - of Um Howard Automobile Company in on ot th new 1914 is b - pi Bulok tour - lac oari K Acoordtng to tht two rtran drivers V there Is Just twenty - nine mllai of road between Oakland and Fresno that la yet to ba put In shape This twnty - nine mllea U dlvldad Into three no - Uona tba 9rt of whloh la enoountored at tba northern boundary of Stanislaus ounty and sxtend south la tba dlreo - Uon of Modesto tor flva mllaa Tht next break Jn the highway Is thrse mllaa long and U enoountered two mllaa north of Atwatert Tha third and lait cap baclna two and a half miles north of Meroed and axtanda south twenty - on miles to tha llttla town of Falrmesd Construction work la in procraaa on both tha lone stretohes and thay will Crow ihortar from waak to - week Dublin boulavard la alao completed with tha exception of about a quarter ot a mll at tha foot of Bulmar Hill Thla abort plao of road la gradad and haa a temporary dressing on It and ahould give no troubla axoapt during or Just attar a vary heavy rain tha bridge aoross tba San Joaquin river at Bridgetown baa alao bean repaired and la again1 In commission Speaking of tha trip McQee aaya There la itlll a great amount ot work tobe dona on allt of the Statei highway over whloh we traveled before It will ba absolutely oompleted aa there - has bean very little work other than grading don on each aide of tha oonoreta strip whloh forma the main roadway Thla doaa not interfere In any way with theuse of tha road however On tha down trips theravwa no effort made at speed and plenty ot time waa taken toeeoure aoourate road data and alio to make photoi of some ot the more Interesting porttoniof both the Improved and unimproved roadway On the return trip we decided that we would teat tha llttla Bulok out Just to aae how It would perform on a long run where tha maximum ipeed whloh the new State law will allow waa maintained and the apeedometer Hand wai held juit at thirty miles per hour for almost the entire dlatanca of 13 mllaa At one time on a particularly straight and level piece of highway the throttle waa opened wide In a short dlstanoe the speedometer showed fifty - five miles per hour We daolded that that was as fast aa any oxie oould aek a fully equipped touring oar to run so slowed down again to the thirty mllaa per hour mark In spite of this oontlnuad high speed not the slightest trouble was experienced with tha little Bulok not even a drop ot water being put In the x

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 14 Dec 1913, Sun,
  3. Page 61

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