Can anyone identify this automobile? The plates are from 1915 (or possibly 1916) and the radiator has a six-pointed star medallion made up of a dark and a light triangle. It looks like the road to Lost Lake or Cloud Cap to me, but that's just a guess.
Haven't a clue as to the type of car, but whatever road they are on they must have just started their journey, as there isn't dust showing. Wonder how those tires did on those old rutty, rocky roads.
charlott on 30th December 2013 @ 7:02am
I am going with a 1915 Dodge, 16's had a bar between the headlights.
Jim Gray on 30th December 2013 @ 7:16am
Looks like a Dodge Brothers emblem on the radiator.
dsc on 30th December 2013 @ 7:39am
Well, you can tell I'm not much interested in old automobiles. I want to know who the people are.
l.e. on 30th December 2013 @ 10:08am
The trees make it look more like Cloud Cap road to me.
Ranger on 30th December 2013 @ 11:27am
I wonder if the driver is a professional chauffeur? Maybe tourists from Portland heading for Cloud Cap?
Wonder is the Oregon DMV has license plate records going back that far?
What is the thing next to the radiator and above the spring on the car's right?
Longshot2 on 30th December 2013 @ 4:11pm
Just the Dodge Brothers leaving the Gorge :)
dsc on 30th December 2013 @ 7:14pm
Maybe getting an early start for San Antonio and the Alamo Bowl--Oregon 30 Texas 7 !!! Go Ducks.
Buzz on 30th December 2013 @ 7:36pm
I am inclined to think this is a chauffeur due to his demeanor and dress. Notice the cravat type thing at his throat. Local people would not have dressed thus to go out into the woods.
Charlott on 31st December 2013 @ 7:12am
Are they the same guys as in photo #685
l.e. on 31st December 2013 @ 8:43am
I am pretty sure this is a 1915 Dodge Brothers Touring Car. It had some very new and innovative features, which made it more dependable and durable than the Ford Model T. One such innovation, was the all steel body. The touring car was powered by an L-head four cylinder engine, with 35 horsepower. It had a 3-speed manual gearbox and 2-wheel externally contracting mechanical brakes. This feature must have been really great, in hilly Hood River Valley. It was pretty heavy, due to its all steel body, weighing approximately 2,250 lbs. It must have been some fun to push out of the mud. Its base price, in 1915, was 785 dollars.
Sadly, both John & Horace Dodge, died of the influenza in 1920, and eight years later the company was purchased by Chrysler. Who knows what great cars these to brothers might have invented, had they lived?!
Lesa on 12th January 2014 @ 9:21pm