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Old 05-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #45901
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All of these photos were posted on Islip Speedway Facebook today. So don't BS us here. It was either Islip 1 or Islip 2 FaceBook.

Posted by Kris Holberg. No one likes a BSer. https://www.facebook.com/groups/islipspeedwayfans2/
Hey Inspector Gadget - nice 'work' but his Islip HAMB post in question predated those FB posts by 7+ hours. Takes stronger evidence to go after someone. Just sayin'...
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #45902
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And another from Vinny that's not exactly "factory." His comments:
"This 54 Lincoln Capri was sold new in Stratford, Ontario, by Wurster
Motors the local Meteor Mercury Lincoln dealer at the time. Born as a
white car with a light brown top, a local doctor purchased it and paid
to have it changed to black and the accessory continental added be-
fore he took delivery. I purchased it in 1972 and it still drove out real
nice and all the options were working well. The body had suffered the
normal amount of rust but it still had its original applied black finish
and had never been accident damaged. I stripped all its chrome and
interior and repaired the rusted metal and repainted it in Black Lac-
quer. The 56 Mercury belt mouldings were added at that time. During
its restoration when it was stripped of all its heavy bumpers, interior
etc I took it for a drive. I was amazed at the power it had and how well
it shifted and performed with the Hydramatic transmission. There was
no trouble laying down the rubber, even between shifts. No wonder they
did so well in the Mexican road races during their time."
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #45903
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Salem, NH - Rockingham race track. Lots of cars...
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:22 AM   #45904
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And HEEERE'S VINNY! He obviously has a deep love of autos and his family.
His comments: "This 39 Mercury Convertible was our family's second car from
1949 till 1953. This photo shows how it appeared when my father first purchased
it in 1949. Photo was taken in Stratford Ontario Canada. I am the one sitting on
the fender closest to the front with the dark jacket. My older brother is standing
and a cousin is beside me."

Wouldn't it be GREAT to say you'd had such an early Merc 'vert in your
family??? The headlight bezels caught my eye, but an astute FlickR member
noted that they were '40 seal-beam conversions, explaining the visual discon-
nect. Cool!


Vinny's lovely mom with the'39 Mercury Convertible shown in rear view. His comments:

"This photo shows our family's '39 Mercury from the rear after its mild custom job in 1953.

It has had the rear fenders moulded to the body. Oldsmobile tail lamps and rear bumper

are added as is a Continental spare tire. The rear suspension was lowered as well."
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #45905
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Nice original promo piece, thanks to Paul Malon, could make anybody crazy 'bout a Mercury, couldn't it?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #45906
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #45907
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Couple of photos from my dad's collection. The Model A must've been taken in the mid/late 40's not sure about the second one... my dad is actually behind the wheel of the 40 Ford.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #45908
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #45909
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #45910
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #45911
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #45912
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And HEEERE'S VINNY! He obviously has a deep love of autos and his family.
His comments: "This 39 Mercury Convertible was our family's second car from
1949 till 1953. This photo shows how it appeared when my father first purchased
it in 1949. Photo was taken in Stratford Ontario Canada. I am the one sitting on
the fender closest to the front with the dark jacket. My older brother is standing
and a cousin is beside me."

Wouldn't it be GREAT to say you'd had such an early Merc 'vert in your
family??? The headlight bezels caught my eye, but an astute FlickR member
noted that they were '40 seal-beam conversions, explaining the visual discon-
nect. Cool!


Vinny's lovely mom with the'39 Mercury Convertible shown in rear view. His comments:

"This photo shows our family's '39 Mercury from the rear after its mild custom job in 1953.

It has had the rear fenders moulded to the body. Oldsmobile tail lamps and rear bumper

are added as is a Continental spare tire. The rear suspension was lowered as well."
Man, you're one of the guys that make this thread gettin' better and better! thanks for such nice pics and relating stories! btw, the taillights are not Olds but Pontiac from '41 til '47.

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:56 AM   #45913
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Hey Inspector Gadget - nice 'work' but his Islip HAMB post in question predated those FB posts by 7+ hours. Takes stronger evidence to go after someone. Just sayin'...
Thanks SouthUrn. Seems like someone forwarded them on (not me). It would have been nice if that person asked me before doing it (I would have said yes). Glad that everyone else enjoyed.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #45914
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #45916
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1946, Milford Michigan. This Ford plant built carberators for many years, my aunt worked there until the mid 50s when the carb plant relocated. The plant was Kelsey-Hayes for many years after that. It is now gone.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #45917
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Man, you're one of the guys that make this thread gettin' better and better! thanks for such nice pics and relating stories! btw, the taillights are not Olds but Pontiac from '41 til '47.

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Thanks for clarifying the tail lights. I'll try and get in touch with Vinny and mention it. I certainly can't take any credit for Vinny's FlickR posts. As a matter of fact, he has SO much more over there on his photo-streams, and HAMBers, I'm sure, would enjoy looking that material up tremendously. I was so excited by the quality of his stuff, I just had to share the FlickR material on this thread. He's such an obvious car guy, I wanted to spread the word of his contributions to the 'net community.

Hey, we all quote from Shorpy, FlickR, Wikipedia, AACA, Hemmings and many other sources. I feel HAMB members have been pretty good about crediting sources and providing links for more info/further investigation -- especially as this thread has gone on, and matured. It's only courteous. Fer real, I like to think that the HAMB and other great sites simply complement one another by spreading material to sites of special interest. If not, some would miss some GREAT material! Hell, WHOEVER THOUGHT that history could be so much fun?

HUGE THANKS, again, to Dog for starting this popular, informative, interactive AND entertaining thread on Ryan's board!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #45918
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'58 Vanwall, believe. Moss most often was seen in the #26 car so I suspect this is Tony Brooks after the Italian GP win. Or it might be Stuart Lewis-Evans at another event. Oil and dirt covered faces make it hard to tell. This was near the end of the line for Vanwall.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #45919
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Hey Inspector Gadget - nice 'work' but his Islip HAMB post in question predated those FB posts by 7+ hours. Takes stronger evidence to go after someone. Just sayin'...
You negated to quote my apologies in your quote of what I said.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #45920
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intoxicated ducks at 611 yon.[?] st., 9/5/25

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc...4336/resource/




liquor rade [i.e., raid], [10/4/22

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/npcc.07115/




(boot leg?) "peta pinup"

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc...3127/resource/




hooch hound, 2/23/22

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc...3216/resource/




prohibition unit (cow shoes), 6/28/24

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc...6377/resource/




destroying liquor, 3/13/23

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc...4488/resource/







e.c. Yellowly, chief of gen. Prohibition agents, 8/18/25

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liquor rade [i.e., raid], 10/4/22

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc2007007115/




jno. Phillip hill, 4/22/24

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