Site dedicated to Clinton Atkinson Sr

Clinton Atkinson (my grandfather) owned several Steam cars throughout his life and was in the possession of three of them at the time of his death (5/16/1972).

  • 1922 Stanley Roadster (or a Touring Car of unknown year)
  • 1922 Stanley Brougham - Now owned by Jay Leno
  • 1923 Stanley Sedan - Now owned by Richard Dickey




Visit to Don Bourdon's shop

In June I went to visit Don Bourdon and Tim Martin. Don collects Stanley Steamers and his father was friends with my grandfather all the way back in the 30's. Don still owns one of the cars that my grandfather sold to his father and one of his cars still has an original six tone whistle made by my grandfather. I put up a page with pictures from that visit. Thanks Don for letting me visit and Tim for arranging it. It was great seeing one of my grandfather's cars and seeing his whistle the way it looks today.

Don Bourdon's Shop

1950 Concord Monitor Article

The Concord Monitor newspaper had a small article with picture about Clinton's 1923 Stanley sedan. More…

Stanley Museum
Quarterly Article

My Uncle Richard wrote an article about my grandfather and it was published in the Stanley Museum Quarterly More…

Six Tone Whistle

Clinton created a 6 Tone Whistle and gave one to Paul Bourdon. More…

First Time seeing a Steam Car

A description of the first time that Clinton saw a steam car More…

Technical Information

This page is devoted to the technical side of steam cars. It includes 3 pages that I found in an old book called, "Dykes Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encylopedia." More…