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My First Car: 1928 Star Car, Amy Moninghoff Shoudt, submitted by John Stahley, St. Petersburg

'28 Star Car

The 1928 Star Car was manufactured by Durant Motors in competition with Ford cars. Cost: $443. I have fond memories of this car as a boy. This photo of Amy on her Star Car was taken at my grandfather Charles Moninghoff's farm in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pa. Aunt Amy always loved this car. She drove cars until she was 90 years old and accident free. This lovely lady passed away in 2007 at the age of 97. There were mostly dirt roads at that time and no electricity to most of the farms in that area. My older brother Dick would spend the summers on the farm and at about the age of 13 or 14, he could drive the old Model T truck. Therefore, Amy would trust him to back the Star Car out of the garage that was attached to the barn. He would drive it to a shade tree and with my help we would carry water from the rain barrel to wash the Star Car.

My First Car: 1928 Star Car, Amy Moninghoff Shoudt, submitted by John Stahley, St. Petersburg 03/15/09 [Last modified: Sunday, March 15, 2009 4:30am]
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