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Old 10-31-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Chicago To Bonneville



In 1950, Byron Boji and a few of his buddies loaded up in Chicago and headed for Bonneville. You can only imagine the excitement as a bunch of mid-western hot rodders prepared to be injected into the very best of west coast hot rodding. And when they...

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Old 10-31-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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More? I always love seeing thinngs that I'm familur with , but from a different perspective.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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Nice pix! Always love the old Bonneville photos.

BTW Pam at the alliance head quarters looks a lot like Buck Turgensons sec.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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The trip is sure different today on Interstate 80! With those trucks and two lane blacktops it must have taken four days.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
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The trip is sure different today on Interstate 80! With those trucks and two lane blacktops it must have taken four days.
that's what i was thinking. it took us 24 hours of straight driving in a motor home, a couple hours less in a car or pickup.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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Its hard to imagine the lack of amenities on the salt or Wendover in the 50's as compare to today....

Great pic's....
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:32 AM   #7
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Ryan - Very Cool! ... "Bonneville Goodness" for sure!

Kevin Boji - Thanks for allowing Ryan to share your father's pics with us ... much appreciated!
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:43 PM   #8
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Never can get enough Bonneville Pics...More.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:46 PM   #9
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I am just old enough (42) to remember when the final stretches of Interstate getting completed here in SD. It truly was a different world back then, BI-Before Interstate!
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #10
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Please Sir can we have more?

Another east coaster Fran Bannister also ran in 1950.

Great to see a clear shot of the Downey Bros. Wha Hoppin special 1924 T.

I could be wrong but I believe that those Downey bros are the same ones who built the Blue '26 Supe Job in 1932 as featured in Dain Gingerelli's Hot Rod Milestones
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:59 PM   #11
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Please Sir can we have more?

Another east coaster Fran Bannister also ran in 1950.

Great to see a clear shot of the Downey Bros. Wha Hoppin special 1924 T.

I could be wrong but I believe that those Downey bros are the same ones who built the Blue '26 Supe Job in 1932 as featured in Dain Gingerelli's Hot Rod Milestones
You are the first guy I thought of when I saw these images...
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:03 PM   #12
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You are the first guy I thought of when I saw these images...
Me too, great pics.
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You are the first guy I thought of when I saw these images...
Me too! ... I was wondering how long it would take for Jamie to chime-in
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:07 PM   #14
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Great pictures!
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #15
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You are the first guy I thought of when I saw these images...
Cheers Ryan!

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Me too, great pics.
Thanks Nic!! They are, aren't they, more, more!!!!!!

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Thanks Todd! I posted as soon as I had my morning coffee wake up.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:23 PM   #16
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Makes you wonder what other pics are floating around out there, only to be lost to an estate sale or just tossed out as unimportant, meaningless photos afters ones passing. Thanks for getting them to Ryan for us all to enjoy! Very nice.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:28 PM   #17
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The trip is sure different today on Interstate 80! With those trucks and two lane blacktops it must have taken four days.
Com'on up 93. Things haven't changed! Still a two lane blacktop with lots of trucks.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:36 AM   #18
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It's hard to fathom Bonneville's photo history... What I mean by that is for many years the same cars were campaigned yet each photo brings the event to life through many visual perspectives!

Ever notice when there are several threads on one car show but the way the car photo's are taken by many different people it almost appears like they were all at a different show. (or is it only me that notices this kind of stuff?)
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