This is an image of a very early vintage Buick Automobile at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport N.Y. in the Fingerlakes.  It is a model 10 1908-1909 Buick that was being made about the same time as the “June Bug” airplane was being flown by Glenn Curtiss.For more on the early history of Buick and this car see the link: http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Buick/

Vintage Buick Automobile at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

This is an image of a very early vintage Buick Automobile at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport N.Y. in the Fingerlakes. It is a model 10 1908-1909 Buick that was being made about the same time as the “June Bug” airplane was being flown by Glenn Curtiss.For more on the early history of Buick and this car see the link: http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Buick/

Le 28 août 1909 dans le ciel : Coupe Gordon-Bennett, le pilote Glenn Curtiss s’impose

Le 28 août 1909 dans le ciel : Coupe Gordon-Bennett, le pilote Glenn Curtiss s’impose

One of the oldest airplanes here at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. in the Fingerlakes was the “June Bug”.  It was flown by Glenn Curtiss in Hammondsport in 1908.  Nearby the museum is the Pleasant Valley Winery with a large field next to it and a plaque.  It says that Glenn Curtiss made aviation history here on July 4th, 1908 with the “June Bug” as he flew the plane up to 40 feet high in the air towards Keuka Lake almost a mile.  He landed safely and it became the first pre…

Original "June Bug" at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

One of the oldest airplanes here at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. in the Fingerlakes was the “June Bug”. It was flown by Glenn Curtiss in Hammondsport in 1908. Nearby the museum is the Pleasant Valley Winery with a large field next to it and a plaque. It says that Glenn Curtiss made aviation history here on July 4th, 1908 with the “June Bug” as he flew the plane up to 40 feet high in the air towards Keuka Lake almost a mile. He landed safely and it became the first pre…

This is one of the many iconic cars at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. in the Fingerlakes.  This is a 1937 Buick convertible with a V-8 engine. I am not sure of the significance of the car or why it is in the museum. Perhaps it belonged to the Glenn Curtiss family.

1937 Buick 8 Automobile

This is one of the many iconic cars at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. in the Fingerlakes. This is a 1937 Buick convertible with a V-8 engine. I am not sure of the significance of the car or why it is in the museum. Perhaps it belonged to the Glenn Curtiss family.

Glenn Curtiss on his Silver Dart

Glenn Curtiss on his Silver Dart

The Life and Times of Glenn Hammond Curtiss

Glenn Curtiss, founder of the US aircraft industry (also a motorcycle daredevil).

Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle then motorcycle builder and racer, later also manufacturing engines for airships as early as 1906. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), a pioneering research group founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia to build flying machines.

1909 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss Bicycle&Motorcycle Racer,Manufacturer of Airship Engines,Aviation Pioneer & US Aircraft Industry Founder

Glenn Curtiss - Glenn Curtiss in his Biplane, July 4, 1908.

Curtiss in his June Bug, July

There was another great boat at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport in the Fingerlakes. This was a Gar Wood Mahogany speedboat named "Virginia Dare II".  It was 33 feet long and made in 1927 and was an in-board runabout. It was powered by a huge V12 Liberty engine with 500 hp that could propel the boat to 60 mph. It commonly ran on Keuka Lake nearby. It was also called “Baby Gar 55” because it was guarenteed to go 55 mph.

Virginia Dare II at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

There was another great boat at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport in the Fingerlakes. This was a Gar Wood Mahogany speedboat named "Virginia Dare II". It was 33 feet long and made in 1927 and was an in-board runabout. It was powered by a huge V12 Liberty engine with 500 hp that could propel the boat to 60 mph. It commonly ran on Keuka Lake nearby. It was also called “Baby Gar 55” because it was guarenteed to go 55 mph.

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