In the 1950’s, a company by the name of Auburn Rubber made toy cars, and my grandfather gave me one when I was about 2.
When the rubber was new it was pliable and soft, and I guess I chewed on the headlights.
Okay maybe I chewed a little on the rear bumper too. I’ve often wondered if the dirt in the back is the residual from what I filled it with as a child.
The snazzy hat the bass relief gentleman wears lends one to believe he’s a somewhat dapper fellow.
And his passenger, looking quite happy, obviously works hard at keeping up appearances.
This toy is 4 1/2″ long, 1 1/2″ wide, and 1″ high.
I LOVE that you chewed on this!
I love the imprints of the driver and passenger in the windows.
That last shot is hysterical. The car is positioned perfectly so it looks like it’s coming down the road. EXCELLENT!
This car is way cool! Auburn Rubber made lots of cool stuff. I have a large collection of rubber farm animals made by Auburn.
I never even heard of Auburn Rubber. Would love to see those rubber farm animals. (Never thought I’d be asking to see rubber farm animals…)
It’s so much fun to put things on awmok.
Awhile back in an article about Detroit you said something about feeling a need to give the people there a voice. I think you do that here too in a way. It’s a safe place for people to be themselves, and you’re always encouraging.
That makes me very happy, Mark. Thanks!
The man and woman faces totally set this car apart from more ordinary vintage car toys. And the fact that it’s rubber makes it pretty unique too.
I just found a picture of me holding this car when I was about 3.
You know we must see it!
Great post!!!….LOVE the last photo!!!