1931 Advertisement For Willys Cars And Trucks

Historic Automotive Advertisements1930-1939

We came across this 1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks placed by the Victoria Willys dealer, Thomas H. Weeks & Sons Ltd., 968 Yates Street. According to the advertisement there were two other Willys dealers on Vancouver Island in 1931: Ira E. Lowe in Ladysmith and Joseph Hemm in Courtenay. Continue reading 1931 Advertisement For Willys Cars And Trucks

1931 Advertisement For Dunlop Tires Featuring British Driver Sir Malcolm Campbell

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Here is a 1931 Victoria newspaper advertisement for Dunlop Tires featuring British racing driver Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948), who set several world speed records on land and water during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Continue reading 1931 Advertisement For Dunlop Tires Featuring British Driver Sir Malcolm Campbell

1947 Advertisement For Dunlop Tires, Featuring British Driver John Cobb

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Here is a 1947 advertisement for Dunlop Tires featuring British racing driver John Rhodes Cobb (1899-1952), who set a world speed record of 394.1 miles per hour in 1947.

This speed record was set at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 16 September 1947 when John Cobb attained a speed of 385.645 miles per hour on the south bound run and a speed of 403.135 miles per hour on the north bound run. The mean speed of 394.196 miles per hour became the world speed record, breaking the previous record of  369.8 miles per hour which had been set at Bonneville by John Cobb in 1939.

1947 advertisement for Dunlop Tires, featuring British racing driver John Cobb (West Coast Driver Training collection)
1947 advertisement for Dunlop Tires, featuring British racing driver John Cobb (West Coast Driver Training collection)

Here are some websites with more information about John Rhodes Cobb:

Here is a video of John Coob racing at Bonneville Salt Flats:

John Cobb was killed in 1952 while attempting to set a Water Speed Record on Loch Ness in Scotland. Here are some videos of 1952 news reports on John Cobbs’ death:

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