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What Am I for Friday 5/18/12


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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:23 PM
This must be one of the oldest UPS trucks still in existance. Photo from Bill White.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/64a34135-80cf-44d1-b083-e270.jpg
By RICKY352PETES - Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:33 PM
D T PAK-AGE-CAR
By clyde318 - Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:48 PM
I'll go with Willys.
By Jack Amaral - Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:57 PM
I'LL GO WITH A WALKER ELECTRIC
By jatee46 - Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:11 PM
Diamond T
By Don MacKenzie - Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:40 PM
BROCKWAY ELECTRIC.
By AUSSIEWHITE - Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:17 PM
A bit out there a 1913 Rolls Royce :ermm:
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, May 18, 2012 3:02 PM
We have an interesting predicament here. No one has posted the right answer, but one of our regulars is having a problem posting on the new site but he has emailed me the correct answer ! I guess we will go ahead and give this to Mike W (tamangel), this truck is a 1935 White Electric. I sure wish I had more info on this rare model, but I don't. This photo is from Bill White, how about it Bill, what else do you know about this rare beast ?

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/c503f5a2-63e3-4a1e-82e1-b381.jpg
By Bill White - Friday, May 18, 2012 3:04 PM
At one time, UPS used electric-powered trucks, made by White Motors,
for deliveries in Manhattan, NYC. There were only a few hundred of them,
but they were notable for their "spooky silence"
when running.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, May 18, 2012 3:13 PM
Thanks Bill.
By Bruce Ohnstad - Friday, May 18, 2012 4:19 PM
Remember the WAI of the Walker Electric conventional that looked like a White?

Bruce
By John Frances - Friday, May 18, 2012 5:50 PM
By Don MacKenzie - Friday, May 18, 2012 7:12 PM
Food for thought. Looks like Jack Amaral's WALKER. Extracted from DONALD WOODS "DELIVERY TRUCKS" Book. MBI Publishing Co.
By Bill White - Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:32 AM
I apologize 2 sites that I had found called it a White but I thought it was a Walker to start with. I DID A Little more digging and found a video they were telling it as a Walker. here is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C12LiOQOmzE

Bill
By Bill White - Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:39 AM






By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:46 AM
"I've got a really bad feeling about this ..." Han Solo, in one of the Star Wars movies (perhaps all of them !)

That's what I was thinking last night when none of the answers posted were White. But I'm still trying to recover from my computer problems so I didn't have time to do any research like I should have. Bill White has made tremendous contributions to the WAI, so I'm certainly not going to blame him for this; on the contrary, I want to thank Bill for doing the research and coming up with the right answer. Thanks to Don also. My apologies to Jack Amaral who was the only one to say Walker. And sorry also to Mike W. Mike, we're pulling the rug right out from under you ! So there you have it, 1935 Walker Electric UPS delivery truck. Jack Amaral had it 1st.