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Alturas early car tour. White autos

November 20, 2012

Here are some photos that I took of the cars on the Alturas run last year.  Pics of the motorbikes are here.  There were several White autos, great big giant machines with tall tires and riders sitting up high.  Breathing steam, leaking boiling water and chuffing down the road.



white cockpit

another white


dash and brass


IHC stands for International Harvester Co.   They were better known for their combines and other farm equipment.



White after dark

yet another white


These last three photos (and the first one in the article) were tied onto the green car one day to show a bit of the car’s history.




4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2012 7:59 pm

    Whites are really really super cool. I remember some rumors years ago about a barn in South Dakota or Montana. A friend of mine was taking years to restore one or two. He just seemed to be enjoying it.

  2. November 21, 2012 4:45 pm

    The second, third , and forth photos seem to show a right side steering wheel? Is that correct? The rest appear to be LHD. Thanks for the lovely photos!

    • November 21, 2012 7:52 pm

      Hi Mark. Yes, many of the early cars had right hand drive in America. I’ve only driven one of them, and it was exciting. But without doors or a windshield, etc., it feels much the same on either side of these narrow cars.

  3. June 21, 2015 7:28 am

    my Great Uncle has a 1912 International Harvester. He would like to know if there is a contact number that he can have to talk with the owner of these old cars. if there is a number can you please send to my e-mail. thank you and this blog is pretty awesome.

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