Showing posts with label Doble Steam Car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doble Steam Car. Show all posts

Monday, November 9, 2015

1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car from Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno has done an incredible job restoring a strange and wonderful car that has special meaning at Almost Everything Auto Body. Our founder, Frank Barnard, passed by publicity photos of Doble automobiles every day in the lobby of the old factory that was home and office for a bunch of friends during college. And it was in the Doble factory that Frank and his friend Tod first started a business called Almost Everything. . . and Nothing Else. The 1990 business license is in Frank's office today with the Doble factory address.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Besler Steam Plane & Doble Steam Car

Amazing 1933 film from the Besler Company of the Doble Steam Car and the Besler Steam Plane. I actually lived in the old Doble/Besler factory in Emeryville, California from about 1986 to 1993, when Emeryville was still an old industrial wasteland and cheap housing for artists instead of the shopping mecca it is today.

The Doble is a little known but magnificent automobile that competed with the likes of Rolls Royce & Duesenberg. When the Doble brothers' company failed, William Besler bought the factory & continued to develop steam power. He worked with General Motors for many years on steam power. Besler also provided smoke screen generators to Allied forces during WWII.

More links on Doble Steam Cars & Besler Steam Engines:;developer=local;style=oac4;doc.view=items

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