Gas-electric hybrid bus made by the Versare Company. Because of the distance between the axles, and the narrowness characteristic to most streets in that era, the driver was unable to turn corners easily—except on the Atwater Avenue route. In 1934, seven years after this photo was taken, the Atwater Avenue Monster broke in half.
But not the first. I found this but no idea of what, where and when. Possibly European. The bloke on the footpath looks like he has an Austrian or German hat.
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Does Gas-electric mean petrol-electric or gas (gasolene) or gas (propane mixture)?
Regarding the Packard self parking car I often wonder why Americans pronounce it "Pakrd" also why they pronounce the cars of William Lyons "Jagwar" while the rest of the world call them "Jaguar." How do they pronounce the name of the big African cat. Do they say Jagwar or Jaguar?
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,
I would think it is petrol-electric just like the latest 2022 Hybrids.
As for pronunciation I think the Yanks should wake up to themselves and pronounce words proper like us Ostrayans. They are as bad as NSW people saying Newcarsl instead of the correct Newcassl. The Zeebras would have some comment on the Giraffs and Jagwars.
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