Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Doble Steam Cars

This is Stanley, Idaho and four extremely rare Doble steam cars from the 1920's. The picturesque Sawtooth Mountains made for a great backdrop for this photo shoot. At the time these were the last four operating Doble's in the United States. This was the first time all four were in the same place at the same time. The Doble steam engined car was a two seated coup that was built in the 1920 and went over 100mph on steam. The car sounds like a small train when the pressure is building, but when the pressure is up the car is almost silent. The Doble was the most expensive car in the world when it was manufactured. It was sold to royalty and the extremely wealthy. At the time of this photo shoot the cars were worth half a million each.

The original image was made on 4X5 transparency film.

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