Saturday, November 1, 2014

OLS Saturday AM Car Show: Silent Film Star Tom Mix's 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton

Tom Mix was the first huge Western Hollywood movie star and he was, by all accounts, a guy who liked his booze, cars, and fast driving.  Below is the car Mix was driving when he crashed and died in 1940 outside Phoenix.  From little-known Auburn Automotive, the 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton is a great example of the Art Deco influence that dominated automotive design throughout the 1930s.


Note the "Mix" on the steering wheel:


Not entirely sure I know what this is, but it's cool nonetheless!