Floyd Clymer’s Historical Motor Scrapbook Number One

This is a used copy of Floyd Clymer’s 1st Scrapbook, these “scrapbooks” are compilations of many vintage advertisements arranged in a scrapbook format. Sometimes Floyd makes a comment about a particular add. In the front Floyd likes to tell stories about about his experiences and it is a slice of his autobiography and American and Colorado History at the same time. In this issue he talks about becoming the youngest automobile dealer, his fathers first cars and his first road test in a Flanders.
Most of the advertisements are for vintage automobiles with a nice mix of motorcycles. Also several good pages on early American Aviation.
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Autobiography from Historical Scrapbook #1

These are scans from Floyd Clymer’s first book he published in 1944, they contain autobiographical information and evidence of his life. Click on the image and it is large enough to read.
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Pages 5,6 and 7 above all as a lead in to his scrapbook collection of vintage advertisements. Typical example of most pages in the book is shown below (pages 30 & 31)

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On page 41 Floyd shares with us an advertisement he had placed in 1907 in Motor Field Magazine. This small add made him a young celebrity.

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Another add shown on page 20 is a sketch of his shared storefront dealership, run out of his fathers Doctors office.

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Three years later in 1910 he was about to move from Colorado to Washington State, in the move itself he promoted for the Automobile Company Flanders.

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The last thing noted in this first scrapbook was another add from 1926 after he had gone back to Colorado and opened up a Harley Davidson Dealership.

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Floyd Clymer’s Historical Motor Scrapbook Number Two

This is a used copy of Floyd Clymer’s 2nd Scrapbook, these “scrapbooks” are compilations of many vintage advertisements arranged in a scrapbook format. Sometimes Floyd makes a comment about a particular add. In the front Floyd likes to tell stories about about his experiences and it is a slice of his autobiography and American and Colorado History at the same time. In this issue he talks about becoming the youngest automobile dealer, seeing an airplane for the first time and learning to race motorcycles.
Most of the advertisements are for vintage automobiles with a nice mix of motorcycles.
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Floyd Clymer’s Historical Motor Scrapbook Number Three

This is a used copy of Floyd Clymer’s 3rd Scrapbook, these “scrapbooks” are compilations of many vintage advertisements arranged in a scrapbook format. Sometimes Floyd makes a comment about a particular add. In the front Floyd likes to tell stories about about his experiences and it is a slice of his autobiography and American and Colorado History at the same time. In this issue he talks about the first motorcyclists to climb Pikes Peak in 1906 and his own adventures in conquering the Peak. Also some good stuff on California speedway racing in the 30’s.
Most of the advertisements are for vintage automobiles with a nice mix of motorcycles.
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Floyd Clymer’s Historical Motor Scrapbook Number Four

This is a used copy of Floyd Clymer’s 4th Scrapbook, these “scrapbooks” are compilations of many vintage advertisements arranged in a scrapbook format. Sometimes Floyd makes a comment about a particular add. In the front Floyd likes to tell stories about about his experiences and it is a slice of his autobiography and American and Colorado History at the same time. In this issue he talks about racing a train while on a motorcycle, he became not only a motorcycle dealer but also a distributor at a very young age.
Most of the advertisements are for vintage automobiles ( Abbott, Biddle, Case, Cord, Dixie, Doble, Erkskine, Franklin, Kissel, Lewis, Matheson, Owen, Pullman, Roamer, Welch) with a nice mix of motorcycles.
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Speed on Salt History of Bonneville Eyston Bradley Clymer 1936 1947

This book was written by G. Eyston and W. Bradley with a forward by Sir Malcolm Campbell. Originally published in 1936 by B. T. Batsford Ltd. in London. This version was reprinted in the United States by Floyd Clymer in 1947. It is an interesting history of the salt flats and land speed record attempts. There are great photos from the salt flats.

This copy was undistributed and unsold to the public, it was purchased from an employee of Clymer (Eric Jorgensen) and had been part of his collection. So it shows its age but is very well preserved and never read.
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Simca Owner’s Complete Handbook of Repair and Maintenance 1960 F.Clymer

This book is a compilation from Floyd Clymer Publishing. Floyd incorporated the contents of several Simca Owner’s Manuals into one book preceded by his own personal road test of a Simca Elysee and followed up with a service manual. Very interesting photos of the test up Pikes Peak and pictures of the factory in France. The Coverage is for the Vedette, Aronde, and has a service manual for the four cylinder models, the car tested was a 1959 model and the book was printed in 1960. So most of the information applies to that time period.simcab (2)simcab (1)