Hoover’s Paradise Motel and Coffee Shop

Hoover's Paradise MotelHoover’s Paradise Motel and Coffee Shop, McAllen, Texas. The postcard was mailed in 1963 and has this description on the back:

45 Units, all air-conditioned, TV, Radios, Room Phones, Refrigerators in all rooms. Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard and the most beautiful landscaped grounds in South Texas. Three blocks to shopping area and ten minutes to Old Mexico on Highway 336. We accept American Express Credit Cards. Owner Operated. Phone MU-6-2453.

Turner Turnpike

Turner Turnpike, OklahomaOklahoma’s Turner Turnpike. Mailed from Tulsa in 1954, there is a description on the back:

The fabulous new Turner Turnpike was completed at a cost of over $38,000,000. It has reduced the driving distance between Tulsa and Oklahoma City to 88 unimpeded miles.

Automobile Ride

Automobile TripThis postcard, mailed in 1909, shows just how a couple would have dressed for an automobile trip in the earliest years of motoring. I’ve always been a huge car and motorcycle enthusiast, and it’s driving me crazy that I can’t identify the make of this particular vehicle. It seems to have a front mounted v-twin engine, and the air-cooled power-plant appears to have a small fan to assist cooling. The fan makes gives this auto a distinctive look, but I’ve not found a picture of a similar design. Can anyone identify this?