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Old 01-14-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default The Bob Roddick Story: Part 2



(Editor's Note: This article is part 2 of a 4 part series. Part 1, 2, 3, & 4.)

When we last left you in Part 1 of this series, it was late in the year of 1950. Bob Roddick had wrecked h...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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WOW............ I got chills reading this and looking at these pics.......
Knowing that these pics were just discovered, makes one feel kinda like you just discovered King Tut's tomb.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: The Bob Roddick Story: Part 2

One question: Whats the purpose of the large spun disc inboard of the front wheels? As seen in the 4th pic down...?
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:17 AM   #4
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Are those photos priceless or what?
This really helped me to see these guys as true pioneers. To think of everything that has grown out of that period just staggers the imagination.
By the way... What a scoop! I cant imagine how many of the mags want those pictures. They must be beating down the door!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:42 AM   #5
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Simply awesome.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:48 AM   #6
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awsome!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:50 AM   #7
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Default Re: The Bob Roddick Story: Part 2

Once again, thanks for sharing. To see those same mountains and that same salt with all of those legendary cars is amazing. I can only imagine what people will say about the Bonneville of today 50 years from now.

Why were the photos never developed? Were they just a roll in batch he never got around to? And just WHO is that little boy?

Thanks again, looking forward to next week...
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:55 AM   #8
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Grrrreat pics Ryan, Awesome !!
And that Kodachrome freshness makes it look like it happened only yesterday, but in reality it is more than half a century ago !!
(am I an old fart ?.... that quick?)
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:56 AM   #9
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Ryan and Bob's family...Thanks for sharing!

I didn't know you could develop film that was that old.

My parents have some old rolls laying around, I'm gonna round them up...Never know what you might find on them!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:00 AM   #10
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It's hard to describe just how cool those photos are. I still have chills from looking through them and reading the captions. Damn. A great "snapshot" in history, indeed.

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Outstanding!!!!! I can't imagine the anticipation of developing that film, that had to be some stress. I had to go back through every picture 3 and 4 times, just so much to soak up. Thanks a million Ryan and Roddick family. The color is unbelievable and makes it such a treasure. If ya don't throw yer fifty bucks this way for a membership, ya gotta be some kinda tight. We keep gettin' such quality, IMO, from Ryan and a lot o' the other hands on this place (ya know who ya are), and they don't hold ya hostage ta have access ta any of it. It's not about the dollar, and most here get it. Thanks again to everyone involved, keep it comin', can't wait.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #12
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Thanks for the hard work of all involved. I don't post often, but check in throughout the day because of articles like this. Great job!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:13 AM   #13
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Incredible.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:14 AM   #14
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Thanks again Ryan. Simply awesome.This just keeps getting better. We are all a priviledged group thanks to you. Cant wait for the rest....keep up the great work!!!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:22 AM   #15
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So cool to see these photos out and being shared.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:27 AM   #16
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Awesome, simply awesome. I love this place for the HAMB, but it's stuff like this, that makes me come back over and over.

I can't help but think somewhere way in the future someone will be going through a box of old photos and say look there is a picture of the green gernade, or the Tardell / Cockran Coupe, or maybe Big Olds, or any other number of cars here. And maybe they'll say "look he's wearing the Jalopy Journal Coat".

These guys problably didn't realize they were making history .... are we?
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:28 AM   #17
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WOW !!!!!!

thank you for this write up !!!!!

can't wait for next week !
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:29 AM   #18
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Now that's quite a time capsule. The disc on the spindle is just the innner wheel cover. It doesn't spin.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #19
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Ryan,
These pics ought to be made into book. In one of the shots, one can even catch the tail section of the Eddie Miller Pontiac Powered Streamliner, currently owned by Don Ferguson Jr. I am glad that these exist.
Thanks for telling his story.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:41 AM   #20
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Great article Ryan, my favorite series so far. Anyway in heck we can see better pics of this car..........."It’s the class ‘C’ modified coupe ran by John Browning"...........?

That stubby little belly tank is pretty wicked too.
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