The Calder family owned the White until the mid-twenties
|The next owner of the White
a rancher named Charlie
Dougherty. He was the owner of a large ranch at Maiden Creek just
north of Cache Creek. During this time the White underwent a
transformation from being a high class automobile to a working farm
vehicle. The same fate that befell so many other old touring cars
was destined for the White; the rear section of the body was cut off
and it was made into a truck. And so for many years the Mighty White
was used as a farm truck. It was also used to tow harvesting equipment
to Ashcroft for haying and other work.
After much hard work and abuse, the White reached the point where it was not roadworthy, but its career did not end there. There had been some heavy damage to the brakes and rear end, so the drive shaft was removed and a live shaft was run to the rear of the frame and a flat belt pulley was installed. They wanted to make it easier to tow, and for some reason they removed and discarded the differential pinion gear. How this would make the car easier to tow is beyond me.