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When we received this lovely picture from the nice people at Retromobile we all tried to answer the questions it contained. Are the overalls cotton or linen? We don't care - what's the car!? And how about the steering wheel? We have visited the steering wheel design before, HERE, and quick research shows various designs were available for the driver with a waistline to match his appetite. These days, it is not politically correct to say the *F* word, but the manufacturers called it the 'Fatman' steering wheel and they sold like hot cakes! They folded in such a way as to ease access to the driving seat. Actually, the Neville company called it the 'More Room Steering Wheel' and took out a patent in 1915.

Did our slim lady slide in through a door or climb over the side? Let's see what we know. It's a high quality tourer with leather upholstery, perhaps no weather protection, and a passenger-operated spotlight for reading signs on night rallies. We think it's American, and right hand drive (however the RHD could lead us to Delage or similar as well). Lincoln offered these steering wheels to their customers, so did Ford and Buick. You will know better than us, so please tell us what you think about the car - perhaps a well-known racing car? It's a pity we don't have more pictures from the photo shoot because we bet she has a pretty smile and all we have is this blank expression. Never mind - get along to Retromobile in Paris and enjoy the smile in the exhibition of Jacques-Henri Lartigue's photographs. It is his mistress Renée Perle, holding the windscreen instead of the steering wheel.

Eric Killorin

Fri Jan 22 2016 16:49:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rachael Clegg's latest calendar.

Eric Killorin

Thu Oct 15 2015 19:39:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lovely lady with Bugatti.

Eric Killorin

Fri Jan 09 2015 22:31:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

wrenching with the babes.

Eric Killorin

Fri Aug 22 2014 14:48:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hot or what?!

Eric Killorin

Fri Sep 12 2014 22:14:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1955 Hudson Rambler Custom Cross Country station wagon.

Eric Killorin

Fri Jan 31 2014 23:33:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The woman behind the photography of the Women’s Moto Exhibit, Lanakila MacNaughton riding a Triumph, photographed by Daniella Renee.

Eric Killorin

Tue Jan 07 2014 16:36:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A contrast in "body" styles for these two Peugeot ladies.

Eric Killorin

Mon Dec 30 2013 23:33:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1934 FIAT ad with an uncredited sportswoman depicted as the driver.

Image Source: http://simanaitissays.com/2013/04/27/le-bellezza-della-fiat/

Eric Killorin

Fri Dec 13 2013 18:21:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lady traffic officer 1931 Miami.

Eric Killorin

Sat Nov 30 2013 15:19:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Drive right onto the beach!

Eric Killorin

Sat Nov 30 2013 15:39:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Pierelli calendar model prepares to depart in her Lamborghini Countach.

Eric Killorin

Wed Nov 27 2013 21:21:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The girl's got it going!

Eric Killorin

Mon Nov 25 2013 15:40:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wrenching a 1928 Chevrolet.

Eric Killorin

Mon Nov 25 2013 15:43:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This site needs a new category about The Derriere.

Eric Killorin

Fri Nov 22 2013 23:20:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ah, sweetie, please don't scratch the paint and next time use a box wrench.

Eric Killorin

Fri Nov 22 2013 23:48:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hellé Nice, the titillating French female race car driver of the 1920's and 30's.

Eric Killorin

Wed Sep 25 2013 16:54:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In 1975 BMW introduced a replacement to the 2002 called the 320i. Here's a 1979 model purchased by a close friend from Foreign Motors in Boston. The hood had a strange release mechanism and popped open often!

Eric Killorin

Tue Jul 23 2013 22:27:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Possibly by Jaques Lartigue, the noted child French photographer of the early 1900s. Peugeot?

Eric Killorin

Fri Jul 05 2013 19:17:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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