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JULY ' U THE " NEW YGHK Li. iinr IMTiiriiniea. polls -'-J-fter' n J H ti O cJ)U J V Glad to Take Two Days Rest After 825-lMile Trip Over Sun-bafcedRoadsof ttie J Middle West. Glidcieii '''Tour is ts ' , - i i MINNEAPOLIS, July 17. Whatever ths 'ttiext two weeks may-hold In store, tn QUdden tc-yr to date has exceeded expocta-! ' tiona. Net any of the previous endurance runs f the American Automobile. Assoc! a-' J tion have proved so fatiguing a thspres-tit one. however, and the tourists were , triad enough to accept the two days halt At Minneapolis, ' . , ; Had it not been for the Intense heat, rfcJndrng lust, iuid, early starts It would toot have been such a difficult task Tor s the travelers to covtr th,8U3 miles be-. ten here and Detroit. Itsis the general ;, pinion of the contestants that a more trueling . contest has -never Vhefore been i ' undertaken In this country.' The sun scarcely hid Its facn the whola ;, "week, and over lhree-quarteraof the route from Detroit to Minneapolis only one or i :.to showers have faMen within the last i -nonth. The programme has ben ' bed jat midnight and up at 5 o'clock- In the ; Mtnorning. Breakfast has been served on laJhe Jump, and luncheon. If any could be : "obtained, consisted of two or three sand-! "Wiches with water or beer. Often the lrater supply ran short, for the hundreds ef ihauk-you-niarms " broke scores ot Nucuum bottles. Although the alkali plains are still a ' jrreat distance off, flying sand has occa-, 1 rionalty ,cit the faces of the tourists Ilka Jsieedles. .One of the'tourists voiced the entiment of the general assembly when ; !...tne contestants arrived here by sayjing he Stad been Jolted until be was sore- Inside. the sun had blistered him until he was ; ' sore outside, he had rone sleepless and hungry most of the way. and felt flirty I all the way through. Every one has a i! confused notion -of the week, as tf the ' Strip had been a elide down a lops to-,3oggan. , The first day's run from r Detroit to v TCalamaxoo waa through soft sand. The ; .late start and the fact that only 143 : 'miles were covered compensated for the poor surface and dust. It was the worst i day of the week for tire trouble. Strangely enough. Battle Creek, a seemingly en. . terprlsing town, had about the worst, roads on the stretch. The trip the second day from- SCalama-oo to Chicago. 174 miloa, brought harder roads, but . very burnpy to South Bend, ' !nd..' wlth. a bad entry way to the "Windy City. The Dutch luncheon gives by the Motor Club at Its rooms In the new Southern Hotel, with moving pictures of the recent Cdbe Trophy races, was an enjoyable event that went Into the small hours. - ? The splendid roads through Westvllle,4 111:, lhat day proved the best of the en-, tire week. Recent rains between Chicago ) 24-Hour Race to There has been an important change In the rules governing the twenty-four-hour automobile races, at Brighton Beach this ; year a change that will make the great 'round-the-clock races far morV epectac- tilar and thrilling than ever before. It will be remembered that last year the races were stopped for a couple of hours to permit of track repairs, and this gave drivers and mechanicians an opportunity to rest and" recuperate from, the terrific strain they had undergone. It also afforded an opportunity to have ears repaired and put In good running order. This year will see no stop to the twenty-; four-hour races. The cars and drivers must stick to the grind from the moment the starting pistol goes off until the last second of the twenty-four hours. Even though the roadbed is torn to pieces, and the drivers find It difficult to fcep the track, the race must continue. Experts sav that the contest that is to be held on, .Tulv : and 31 next will be the most gruel-. ing automobile competition ever promoted in this country. i It will be much more severe on both cs.rs and drivers than any of the Vander-v tiit Cup races, the Grand Prize race, the Uriarclitf Trophv contest, or any of the Lig roM'i vents that have attracted wide attention. The longest of any of these road contests was the Automobile Club's Crand Prize race at .Savjtfiah last Fall. This event, however, "was held over a thtrtv-mile course with eay terms, and the total -Jtistance was only 4 miles. VanrWbilt -"P races have never exceeded Wif miles In length. As compared with these events, the Brighton Kerch' contest will probably go 1,K miles before the winning line is . -rossed. The record established last year by a Simplex car driven by . Robertson and Lescault wa 1,107 miles, which established a world's record and was considered a. phenomenal showing, particularly as the winner was pressed by severs 1 of the motors right to the tape. To eclipse that mark cars competing At Brighton Beach this year will be required to travel at least sixty miles an hour while they , are on the track, that is. after deducting the estimated time that cars will lie idle during the changes and for other reasons. It Is figured that an averaae of twenty tires will be changed In the twenty-four hours on each car. Allowing an average vf four minutes for each tire change, one hour and twenty . minutes will be consumed for this work, stops o take on eaaoline and oil will . probably total about two hours. while about fifteen stops for Incidental pur- New Car Looks To thos who have formed a conclu ion that the development .in motor cars has reached a point where there is nothing new or radical to be looked for the announcement of an entirely new creation by the Lccier Company will coma as a surprise. The new I.ovl?r type, which has been designated sis tlio. " lAkewood " model. 1 vastly tlirfprent in body construction front ulrriu-t any other carw on the market. It must 'be said that while the jiw model has a snappy appearance it resembles . nothing so much as a low-cut walking shoe or part of a giant tor-p-do with the .toy -cut off. The new Lazier is already known as the "torpedo" 1-Fplte the fact that the company ,Jave it the well-noundfng name of ". iJiK "ood." The new model Is Bicunled n a low-hung chassis with an extreme inclination of the steering wheel few Loz'stf v-. -v. v ' "'T,;' -'"-'v - ' - - and Madison, "Wis, made the 17Tnfles of wipdMday less dusty and, therefore, the eyest of the entire distance, while the " itiiab luncheon served In a tent by the TAutomobile Club "of Milwaukee proved abrlght spot and a very " foamy one as vtelL The gn felling day was Thursday between Ma.tison and La Crosse, 155 miles, when the n Vuntaln and hill climbing nearly equaled Vnat of tn other four days put tojretnev It Is the universal tsti-inorw of the Wficials that no other single linv'in the live orecrains lourn u mjrkbie way Tn which tte American ars stood up under Ot was a luminous achievement not worll the large cot of the tour. Thr 178 miles Vriday between I .a Crosse and Minneapolis brought two bK climbs just a.-roKS the Miss.sippl Kivcr. ard lawliiv Jumps bey id. Thiirwlny and Frl-oanie grand '-eni.; stretchi's through AViscotiHln and Minnesota, along the meat fertile farms In the country. The agriculturists in Michigan. Indiana, and the corner of Illinois ti V"-'erse fame out. with almost as many ai pomob'.les as city folk boast, stut compan Uively few cars were tten In Wisconsin 1 and Mjnnenota. In most of' the remaining territory the sme Is expected to prove rue, in fact. mo.t of the States chown tor this yeur'K tour were selected with a lew towar-1 showing nbn-u?eis of automi iles the endurance owers of home-bu Ml earn on, lim.ted schedules over ordloa ry rods. t'he tourists, whether in molcsin: .iti-onjlviH or elsewhere, have been trecetvw-l with cpen arms, except in three or four towns long rabid on motoring. Speed- laws and ordinary rule of the road have been waive U along the line for the tourists, in fac X more speed has been urged by spectatoiw, generally, particularly upon the cars tn, the, race, for the mass of people nat hrally make the mistake f considering the endurance contest ar race, not a rfeiv all the way along. All along the road spect rrs stood with pencil and paper in har lei -checking oft the ran an thev can fled bW to make sure they missed none. . White- tialred men and ( women were as enthusiastic as the chll-1 dren. The last two day a' runs, where J autos are uncommon, foi md many dogs j horses were hitched by hal ters to trees In front yards, where they ml ght become accustomed to cars passing Dear by. It Is a coincidence that (both the cars penalized to date in the 3Udden trophy got their demerits by brok n fender Irons that necessitated strap -support. Tho fender is of course, at a ! comparatively unimportant part of an :auto, and the general feeling is that t the technical board ought not to have I keen so severe In penalizing this point. All three entrants for the Detroit trophy letill have clean scores. i The demerits in tne o-srer cup oi vision so far are mainly di te to lateness. Everythlag next week dertends upon the weather. Heavy rains r long overdue and should thev arrive h gumbo roads this side of the Mlnsonrl River will '.furnish plenty of trouble for the tourists. I The route next weekj cop.-ers 1.062 miles. As there are no notieisy worthy or tne name on.morh of trie 'remaining route, the party will soon tfo aboard Pullman cars' at night. Be Continuous. pontes, such ss. changing tall lamps or adjusting -carburetors rill probably require an hpur and twenty minutes, making a. total of four and a half hours that each competing machine may not be actively engaged on the track. As is heoe indicated, (the item Of tires will be a : considerable; oae during the race. TWearty tire cli anges on sixteen cars. the number whiih is expected to be at the starting line, will mean a total of 320 new tires put oh during the race. To properly . handle tltis proposition all the" tire concerns are i making extensive frepnrat!ons to insure the least possible osr of time in xnakixig changes. As a matter of fact tlre will be a. race within a.race, for the' rfval tire companies' will vie with one another in the matter of qiaek. changes, "i'he tire camps at the travk side will Ice extensive and promise to ibe one of th spectac'ar features of the! contest. . I Tlie work of reconstri:ot;r:s the track for its new Itirpose prwreiled. rapidly throughout the week, an.i :t is expected than the course will be rv.idy for practice at tho end of the preser. t week. As soon as the new turnrt are reodya top dressing will be placed aivd the rolling process be gun.. The track 'surface is to be treated with giajtrln, whfth. when well rolled in. .s said to afford, the fastest surface so far known. 1 For the conveitience- of automobtllsts driving to -the rax the Neotone Avenue lentrance is to be widened and bigger park ing iacuities are -uo oe rrerea than ever before. Parking spaces, which will be tree, are to be laid oat tn, the rear of the clubhouse and Htands. There will also be special observation .parking spaces along tr track side, for .which a fee will be charged. A public 1 restaurant Is to be established on the ffrounds and arrange-meiKs will be made for catering to the crovyJs that are llkety to watch the progress of the twenty-four hour race bv day and rAlght. For the -racing by night ttie coursewill be more bVilllantly illuminated than ever before. There will be double the nutnber of arc lights that were used last year, in addition to which there will be a battery of "sixty; powerful searchlights playing down rthe stretches and around the turns of the, course. The training quarttvs also will -be brightly illuminated so tXjat work there will be'plainly vlKible f ronilhe -stands atall times. Because ofiJhe long programme, the racing will be smarted ar 1 :30 o'clock on Friday, July .TO, JMid will be almost continuous until lj-J0 orw the night of Saturday, July 31. : Headquarters for ythe Brighton Beach Motordrome wfVe established last weok by the Motor Racing Association at 1.340 Broadway, where brtth A. B. Cordner. Chairman of the Brighton Committee, ana i nomas t .vioorn nis assistant are located. That office also is the publicity headquarters for the Brighton jtournament, Like a Torpedo. 'and .low seats. The da.fo Is hooded in the same maimer as the IXrlarchff model. but instead of the front sits being open the sides are entirely Inclosed, entrance to the driv-r'B and mechanician's seat 'jeing gained through doors', making the tides of the car Inclosed from front to rear. Only tho shoulders arms of the occupaats of tha car are visible from the outsida. The advantages claimed for- 4 his type of car are that the smooth siJes." whicil finlfh in a perfectly smootlj rmind?d rear seat, reduce the dust-raising: tendency to a minimum. The rear toncsaau seats are quite low. as are Uso the (two o-ont seats, and an' unusual feature of the tonneau Is an Inclined toe-board, wttich Is drawn tip into position for. he feot after the passengers are seattwl. By means of a spring the toe-board can be released and dropped level whrtn, the passengers are ready to leave the car. Lakewopfl Mod?, I . . ?, V V. - i L- i- ' . v. : .. " ' ; ... - I :iy ,v vil -y 'O i . "'!;:- - ' ' ' . " ' '- I" ' r -" BAKER PRE 55 " . .. i ' s-T . . w 5HOW CAR LFAVlHy 1 ' N. ' . ; I SjJ ' v : ; , ' ' ' ..'"..-'..' ..Nv .CNBtt (( cj; : "0f : $ y u MAXWELL, 4- ENTERED THE IK CUDDEN Use of the Motor By H. K. WALTON. Midland Motor Car Company. Mobilisation of miliary forces by means cf the motor car has met with unusual success In England and other foreign countries la recent public contests, and ; It seems evident that the automobile Is to play an Important part In military matters of the future,- not only in time of peace, but th actual warfare. That the United States Government has allowed foreign countries to set the Initiative In this matter Is a regrettable fact. There Is no argument that other nations have eclipsed our Gevernment In adopting motor cars, not only In military circles, but in other State deparments. Why the United States has so completely 1& nored the usefulness, swiftness, the cheapness, and serviceability of the automobile is known only at Washington. It seems deplorable that our army Is not more generally equipped with automobiles as Is the case abroad. The English Secretary of War Is taking active steps, In organizing a motor army reserve on strictly disciplinary lines. . A certain number of men In every regiment in the regular army are now being trained as chauffeurs, but this number Is to be added to considerably, and the territorial army Is also to have Its trained motor car drivers. , TI splendid success of the recent experiments- when 1,000 men chosen -from three regiments of guards In Tondon were dispatched In very quick time to Hastings in motor cars lent by private owners In order to repel an imaginary Invasion has prompted the English Army Council to include the motor in the annual army act. By this act every single motor vehicle in the country and there are about iao.tim cars privately owned can be pressed into service" by the Army Council in time of emergency. Thus, every owner is now expected to register his car number and his name and address t the War Of lice This seems to be a commendable pro- What the Horse Fir Stopped Ante. F. M. Hoblitt of the American Locomotive Company has never been accused of being a nature fakir, but he runs the risk of being put In that class. He Is making a S.OUU-mile. business trip in his Alco car and yesterday a friend in New York received a letter from him stating that his car had been stopped by a horse fly. Ha pays that while running between Cleveland and Columbus the car came to a sudden stop. Investigation showed that there was no gas going to the engine. After considerable tinkering it was discovere"d that a horse fly had been drawn into the auxiliary intake In such ,a way as to shut off the afr and almost instantly choke the engine to a standstill.. Credit for Customers. A new system of arranging credit for their customers while on tour has bejn Inaugurated by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Each branch and agent of the company has been instructed to furnisk a letter of . Identification' to all responsible customers, so that the latter when traveling can have charged to them whatever they require in tires or sundries at any branch in any vity without inconvenience. The Mto la Racing-. ' Perfect Ignition was an important factor In my victory in the Cobe Trophy race," said Louis Chevolet recently. " The Remy high tension magneto, which I msed, rendrd perfect . service. - The' Intense heat of the spark kept the plugs clean, and. In faqt, thre was no trouble with the wiring, and not a second lost on any-work thathad to do with my ignition' Sew Brldare Plates Ordered. Automobillsts will be glad to learn that the open space In the centre of Queens-boro Bridge, which caused motor cars to " bump the bumps " in crossing Is to be closeu. Joseph G. Robinson called the attention of Bridge Commissioner Stevenson to the opening and Commissioner Stevenson has ordered new plates for the expansion-joint. This will reduce the width Lot the opening maferially. Diamond Tire Records. " In many of the recent motoring events Diamond .tires were on the winning cars." said 11. J. Woodward, New York branch manager for the Diamond Rubber Company recently. "Hensliue. with an Ap-perton car on Diamond tires and racing rims, established a new record In the heavy stock car rate of 'J01 miles at I.os AiisIe a f-w d:iys apo. covering the dlgtattve in Iba minutes 3 seconds. The Car by ' the Army. cedure. It would appear advisable for this Government to carry) out plans on practically the tame llnejs. There are more automobiles register t In the United States than any other fotreign country, and an act might be passed by Congress whereby private automon lies could be used in ; an emergency I n the United States. Any one of the j large cities of this country has a svfficsant number of automobiles that could b at the command of-the Government. ! There is a law In this- eg untry whereby all male citizens can be drafted into the armv in time of war. if tlie occasion demands. It seems to me 1 hjt something on these lines could be "worked out so that hundreds of autorrwl les could vbe at the command of the Prss Ident or Adjutant General. Not enlyv would It be a. commendable Idea to call, upon privately owned automobiles whert; needed, but a powerful and rich Gorermment such as ours can certainly afford to, equip a portion f Its army.! at lec 1st the officers, with automobiles. : i 1910 AUTO M0 BET "STAfiDf.RDTYPE. Alfred Reeves, Qenaral Manager of the American Motor Car (Manufacturers' Association, returned to Nets' Tork yesterday from- a tour of lnsjction of the leading motor. car famorieii of the country.. Mr. Reewes 1 visaed sixty-one factories, and has thoroug'hlsj posted himself concerning the 1910 pr&klulction. Indications for next fe r are that Improvements will he coitffcied almost entirely to the refinement i of the present successful types : of :nitomobiles, Mr. Reeves says. It Is his ' opinion that the desire of motorists for vtstandard motor cars has been attained. - In -a general way. I .would say that the 1010 motor car will how a decided tendency toward standardization," said Mr. Reeves last night. '"The wonderful advance in gas engines Boring the past ten years has brought the present type of automobile almost to the perfection point, and - improvements j inow must be .imn.t entlrelv In the mmcer of details. WhllA there will : be SOljrwi be soirw cnanges oi models and designs by -i few makers. Autombbilists same day Bert Dlncley, In ' a Chalmers-Detroit, won theli;ht car r)ve over the same course In S!8 minutes i'J5 seconds, also using Diamond tires anrj rims. Fourteen of the fortv-tje cars lsi the Glidden Tour are equipped rwith, putuoud tires." 1910 Peerless Hecte Sooni. F". I. Harding, Treasurer ob: the Peerless Motor Car .Company. Who-lU temporarily In charge of the Teer.Vss biranch In this cltv. has been notlfied tbiif: a 30 horse, power 1910 demonstrating cal-'wlll be sent to .New York earlv thltA wt -k. The car is a four-cylinder. macaapearennement,: oi previous models .. lJJOO,000 Worlh of Capillars. It is announced from tt factory that 6,000 Cadillac cars have leen sold during the season. Trie B.0O owners how driving these cars paid $.S.5t(0.0 forltheir motor cars. The factory Will i turn , out 10.000 cars this year. J ' -H r M . - Blew te Senseless Speed Ibrapa. Chicago motorists have gained fa substantial victory over the senst eeactlvlty cf speed trap constables who lasve-lntenl-fied the minor-technicalities W tho. law at the expense of a broad and reasonable observance of Its intended reilalremonts. Sidney S. Gorham of the Chicago Automobile Club and former Secrets sty of i tho A. A. A., was the author of measure that has just been signed by iov. in-een. which provides that Judge?, and constables may take into consideration the existing' traffic conditions at thtv timet of the alleged speed violations. A. A. A. Invites President Tatt. J An invitation has been" extended ta President Taft to attend the automoblta car nival at Lowell, Mass., during fhej weekJ of Sept. 6. ''Gov. Draper of Massachusetts and a number of State officials harp aleo been invited, it Is honed by the ofjiclals that President Taft will at least be present at the National steVk "chassis: road race, which will be the lmportanteevent 1 of th carnival. Demand forlDemosattbl RIxsu i I)r. Doollttte, creator of the spares wtieel and inventor of a; new detnoantabCe and quick detachable rim which bears his naTie. says that there is an evr increasing demand for the demountable rim and that It will socn vbecome as universal as the magneto. and the speedometer. D Taloia. and His Flat. Ralph Io Palmahaa certainly been a coaeUtent winner In bis Flat Cjclons the Inclination Is to Improve on the present satisfactory type of motor. The future may see some radical changes In car construction. . but certainly not for a couple of years. "The 1910 car will see refinements which make for silence and simplicity la operation. Increased power without Increasing the size of motors, more pleasing design, greater riding conifort, and lower maintenance cost. One of the most Important changes will be the use of a longer stroke In motors. A number of makers are using the same size of cylinder, whether they be-for a'four or six model, which makes for standardization. Magnetos are now In universal use, some makers not even supplying a battery. High tension and low tension magnetos are la use, each having Its followers. Among other changes . for next year will be larger wheels and tires, a longer wheel base, especially In the moderate-priced cars: the casting of cylinders In pairs, and sometimes en bloc; the use of shaft drive, except on a small number ot very large cars or buggyabouts; the Increasing use of the thermo-syphon system of cooling, and the adoption of a direct drive on third speed transmissions whers four speeds are supplied, i ' The most radical change made Is the placing of the steering wheel on the left hand side. Two of the largest producers and a number of smaller concerns wiit make this change." TIRES HELD UP IN RACE TO SEATTLE. By H. 8. FIRESTONE. IT -would be difficult anywhere the world over to lay a motor route presenting more varied and trying road conditions than that . of the recent New York to Seattle road race. Probably no similar event has ever Involved heavier demands for all-round motor car and tire endurance. Mud, mountains, and Band, every kind of travel was encountered to give both cars and tires the worst of It. Good going was the exception and hardship the rule. Firestone, tires formed the equipment of the heaviest as well as the lightest cars. -In the race, the Acme and the two Fords. The winning Ford arrived with the original New York air in two of its tires, while the other Ford and the Acme had even better service from theirs. This performance is more worthy of note since against ordinary touring a race of this kind probably inflicts tire wear, per mile, at a rale of something like five or six to one. . Are Doinsf. this season.' His recent performance at the Montreal race meet on Blue Bonnets track was a notable one.' "With unfavorable track conditions to contend against he tried to lower his world's record of 61 seconds for a mile on a circular track. Although- he did not surpass his former mark he equaled it. De Palma also captured the 4Ii-m!le free-for-all race in 4:22. In the mile trials the same afternoon De Palma again triumphed, making the mile In 64 seconds. In these contests De Palma stuck to the outside of the track because of the miserable surface near the Inner rail. Robertson In n Uerreehoff. George Robertson made his first appearance as pilot ot the Herreshoff car In the recent hill climbing contests at Plain- f)?.1?.Jr- nd waa very well satisfied with the showing the new car made. He drove a 24 horse-power runabout and defeated several other cars of bigner price and horse power. The car made the 13 per cent, grade with Us nine turns In 1:3 l-b. Onlv three cars ha.t tt. shoff, and all of thera were of higher! v X Raise In Tires. , The Jenatzy Rubber Company announces that despite the fact that many of the tre companies have advanced their prices from 15 to 5 per cent, owing to the Increased cost of orude rnhh hr. .iii no advance In the price of the tires han- vjf ui.i7 agents. Weed Gets an Injunction. The Weed Chain Tire Grip Company announces that It has secured a restraining Injunction in the Federal Court of the District of Western New York against the International Automobile League of BuflsJo. This injunction restrains the International Automobile LeaKue from selling Weed chain tire gTtrxi or parts thereof at 'prices lower than tftose marked on the bags containing the grips, or upon the Weed price list. Jf" Yorkers Bny Colombia. Dr. Philip A. Brennan, trial counsel for the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, took delivery during,the week of a Columbia touring, car. Tho Victor Auto Storage Company, local agents for tbe Columbia, also delivered a car to H. M. Francis. Secretary of the Morton -Trust Company. Mr. Francis is touring the Berkshtres and White Mountains In his new car. .James K. Ellis, a. recent o-lumbia purchaser, in touring Massachusetts la the. Cape -.Cod country. Houpt Stock Racers Out Soon. The new HoUDt cars, the advent of which has been awaited by motorists with considerable Interest, will be seen in New York at the end of this month. The first of the models have been assembled and for nearly a month have been In continuous test In the hands of Montague Roberts at the Houpt factory at Bristol. Conn. They will be driven nundreds of miles through the mountainous sections of New England,. New York, and Pennsylvania. At least three cars .will reach New York by Aug. 1. . Tbe first cars are of four-cylinder, CO horse power type. The six-cylinder type will not be rea3y. for another month. -t . The Houpt Company contemplates . an extensive campaign la racing, and will enter the cars In all the stock events for which they are eligible. The firt of these will be, probably, tho twenty-four-hour race contemplated at Brighton Beach at the end of this month, when a tea-.vi of three well-known drivers will assist George Robertson In handling the cars. Montague Roberts has been testln? son-linuously at Bristol for the last six weeks, and Robertson has been spending considerable time at the factory with the two stock cars which he will use In racing. Two types of the . Houpt car are contemplated, each of which will be made in seven models. The four-cylinder car will be rated at CO horse power, .but Is expected to develop considerably more, the six-cylinder car will be rated at, 00 horse power and will be one of the most powerful cars ever manufactured In America. ' The cylinder size of the two types Is Identical each will have a bore of tM Inches and6troke of 6 Inches and the cylintier cast In pairs and valves on opposite sides the valves will be 2s Inches taper seated, mechanically operated and especially designed to secure silence. The manifolds are large and. designed to suit the cylinder-size. Under test at Bristol the engine has shewn exceptional power' and quick acceleration with both motor and transmission almost absolutely' noise less. ' The crank case Is the surface bearing t f nd crop forged special carbon Prodal Car One Announcement was made recently that the Motor Car Repair, Company, one of the largest repair establishments In the city, bad abandoned the repair business to take up tbe manufacture ot the Prodal motor car. It is .Interesting to note tho type ot car this company is putting upon the market, as it has several distinctive departures from the general run of motor cars. The Motor Car Repair Company has had three years' experience In the repair business, and the new car Is said to combine the best features of the leading foreign and domestic made motor cars, adopted only after 'the most trying tests and experiments. N A striking feature of the Prodal car Is the absence of coll, commutator, 'batteries, complicated wiring, and switches. It is claimed that this reduces the Igni tion to the simplest and most effective form. When the motor is in operation the spark is set advanced and is retarded b an automatic device when the motor i being started. This obviate the possibility of trying to start the motor with the spark advanced and simplifies the control. The dash on the Prodal car IS absolutely A s - Tho New HOWrm TROPHY COMPET1T0B ARffMNeAT KA1AMAZOO .WITH PE HrECT steel. The timing gears sre' operated In separate housings. Float feed carburetor is employed with gasoline fed undr pressure, the i tank being slung under the frame behind the rear seat. Water cooling by a gear-driven centrifugal pump is employed with two fans, while the new double system of ignition la used with a single set of spark plugs. The clutch is multiple disc with fifty-three steel to steel discs, while the lubrication Is effected by the pump system with Individual pumps feeding each oiling place. The transmission is of tne select- ve sliding gear type. ith four speeds forward and reverse while the drive oa all cars will be by nickel steel cardan shaft, with a full floating type of rear axle and the bevel gear and pinion tyjs of differential.- A drop frame of nickel steel Is used; with four cross members with four-point suspension of the laotor and three-point suspension of the gear box. Spring suspension employed is the seml-eliptlo fla front and rar, and In tests at Bristol has ridden with surprising smoothness. The brakes are Internal expanding on drums bolted in the rer wheels, and external contracting back cf the transmission. The wheel base of the four-cylinder !s 127 inches, and of the six-cylinder car 14 inches. The four-cylinder type weighs 3.100 pounds and the six-cylinder 8XW pounds. Thirty-six-inch wheels, artillery tvpe, are used, with four-inch tires in frcnt and five-inch tires in the rearr TOURING CLUB OF AMERICAN-JOURNAL The Touring Club of America, which only a few months ago opened Its new hotit.e at 239 West Fifty-fourth Street, has sued the first number of Us official journal. The publishers are Henry Caldwell, editor; A. L.'Westgard, Vice President; It. S. Finney. Treasurer, and B, Chester Johnson, Secretary. (The Journal is to be a fortnightly and Is described as "a pioneer publication in; T, t ioM " it la devoted entirely to' fths interests of the motor tourist, but is in no sense a traae journal. n wn is taken tip when be got-s upon tbe roaa and ail of his road interests are looked after. Routes are laid out for him, and he is given road Information. Typographically, The Journal Is attractive aud distinctly Individual, b-lng printed on a tieckeled-edged tinted-mat paper m in photo-brown or Sepia-toned Ink. of the Latest. clear and there Is no contrivance on th steering post to bother the driver. Control is by the foot accelerator. The mo-, tor is water-cooled and no pumps arei used. The transmispion is on the baolc axle, acting as a unit with the differential. A fhort circuit button is provided in tne centre of the steering wheel to shut oil the motor. The motor has a horse power Cf 8. a. borti of 4t Inches, and a stroke of 4H inrhpq rvlmrffra are cast In taira ! and the water jacket heads are removable.1 enabling all core fUid ana ioreign mailer to be removed.- The cylinders are accurately bored, reamed, and ground to . a trtrror finish. V- The shape of the radiator on the new car resembles the radiator on the Renault car. The Motor Car Repair Company mill only put ten cars on the market this e-son, but In 1310 the output will be materially larg'-r. The selling price on the Pro-' d! i ha.sMis will be S2,l.". Many have asked why the car was. rtarm-d the Prodal. The makers of the' new auto arrived at a name in very muorj the same manner as owners of ra-e horses nam their animals by combining partsi or the tKiiiies ot -the sire and the darn.; Edward M. Dallev H President of the pair i-ompany anil Pierre A. I'rcal Is lt President, so that the first three letter! of Mr. I'roals name form the first parj of the tirtme of the motor car. and ths tlri three letters of Mr. Dalley'a name coin plete the name of the car. 2 Prodal Car.

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