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Old 01-31-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Yeakel Bros?

Hello Fellas!

Does anybody have any history on the Yeakel Bros?

Found a lisence frame in my friends garage.

I am a big fan of Lynn Yeakels 32 5 window.

Kjell
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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Does anybody have any history on the Yeakel Bros?

They had a dealership in So-Cal years ago; Cadallac i believe.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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Does anybody have any history on the Yeakel Bros?

They had a dealership in So-Cal years ago; Cadallac i believe.
I thought it was Dodge..I think they dragraced Mopars..I could be wrong...it's happened before.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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Hello Fellas!

Does anybody have any history on the Yeakel Bros?

Found a lisence frame in my friends garage.

I am a big fan of Lynn Yeakels 32 5 window.

Kjell
It's spelled "Yakel," so it's probably not the same people.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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It's spelled "Yakel," so it's probably not the same people.
Uhh,,,no.

This car is currentley being restored for Cacklefests.
The Goose might be interested in that plate for period correctness on the push car/truck.

http://www.wediditforlove.com/diecast/McEwen.shtml
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:50 PM   #6
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The Lynn Yakel '32 5W is not an AA/FD, and that's what the poster was talking about...

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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FBB-- I was just getting ready to make a post asking what color Mr. Yakel's car was. That's the first color photo I've seen of it, and all the text I have saved on it says nothing about the color. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:08 PM   #8
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I wonder if there is a Yeakel connection to one Fred Yeakel who owns the old Allan Green Chevrolet Cheetah ? The name is not that comman and I recall Fred Yeakel raced corvettes in southern california so there may be a connection there.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:09 PM   #9
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Hello Fellas!

Does anybody have any history on the Yeakel Bros?

Found a lisence frame in my friends garage.

I am a big fan of Lynn Yeakels 32 5 window.

Kjell
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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Cool, Slide...there's been a lot of talk about that car recently, everyone was hoping to find it for the 75 exhibit at the GNRS, but no luck. Check out the next TRJ, there's a colorized two-page photo of it on pages 96-97...
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:48 PM   #11
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Hello Fellas!

Does anybody have any history on the Yeakel Bros?

Found a lisence frame in my friends garage.

I am a big fan of Lynn Yeakels 32 5 window.

Kjell
Yeakel had a Chrysler Plymouth dealership located in Downey CA in the 50's and 60's. They ran a Top Fueler driven by Tom McEwen.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:05 PM   #12
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They sponsored Tom "The Mongoose" Mcewen in the 60's

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:43 PM   #13
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Cool, Slide...there's been a lot of talk about that car recently, everyone was hoping to find it for the 75 exhibit at the GNRS, but no luck. Check out the next TRJ, there's a colorized two-page photo of it on pages 96-97...
Awesome! I'll keep an eye out for that! Thanks for the heads-up.

And yeah, I was hoping that car would turn up for the 75th... or 76th... or 77th...
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:35 AM   #14
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There was a Yeakel Bros Cadillac agency in the SFValley -- I think on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City or thereabouts. In the early '50s they sponsored a light blue fenderless '29 drag roadster with Von Dutch striping -- it's the one with the famous upside-down painting on the grille insert, I believe. Pretty sure it was Cadillac powered.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:23 AM   #15
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I know they had caddilac, and in '59 they brought in the NSU Prinz and advertized like crazy. I bought one for $1395. fun little car and got better gas mileage than my 59 triumph bonneville
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:29 AM   #16
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They also ran Super Stocks, I remember a Hemi Belvedere and they had a friendly rivalry with another dealer in the area, Sachs and Son's Lincoln Mercury who ran a Comet with a 427 and later a cammer. The Comet was driven by some young guy who was none other than Don Nicholson. Man, those cars were the best to watch.Great memories
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:03 PM   #17
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WOW!

Have never seen a colour picture of Lynn`s 32.
My favorite, and dream car.

Thanks for shearing!





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Old 02-01-2007, 02:44 PM   #18
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There was a Yeakel Bros Cadillac agency in the SFValley -- I think on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City or thereabouts. In the early '50s they sponsored a light blue fenderless '29 drag roadster with Von Dutch striping -- it's the one with the famous upside-down painting on the grille insert, I believe. Pretty sure it was Cadillac powered.
I took this photo at, I think, The Long Beach Drags? It was probably 1956-57?
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:46 PM   #19
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?? no photo ??
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:58 PM   #20
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I took this photo at, I think, The Long Beach Drags? It was probably 1956-57?
Trying to get upload the picture and having a hard time figuring out how to do it. I can bring it up but it doesn't show up in my post. Help! Sorry!
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