Pierce Arrow, 1934 on Flickr.
Scanned from Taschen’s "All-American Ads of the 30s".
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“‘Here Come the Hoyts’
There is something about a Pierce-Arrow that brings a friendly wave of the hand from traffic-officers… Even truckmen pull over a little more quickly, and doormen salute a little more smartly. This instinctive defference is not due to the distinctive appearance of the car… nor the unparalleled control of its full-power brakes… nor even the quiet smoothness of its engine, so superb that it recently broke 14 world records for speed and endurance. No one feature is responsible. The only explanation is that Pierce-Arrows are Pierce-Arrows. And the new models of 1934 will tend to deserve and to extend this deference.