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Veda Orr's "Lakes" Pictorial 1946

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,794


  2. Thanks for posting that! Great pics. Someone should do a poster of the shot with Veda Orr at the wheel of the '32.....
  3. Great history there and yes of course we want to see more:) What a ground-breaker and just all around cool lady Veda must have been.
  4. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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  5. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 792


    What amazes me is the number of spectators at the Lake. It was a BIG thing, and why has it faded?
  6. TomT
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 1,895

    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    More please and to typo41 - life was much simpler then, the "to-do" list was non-existent, and everyone had just been to hell and back. This was their entertainment, their "reality TV" if you will.
  7. aojo
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
    Posts: 141


    absolutely more of the pamphlet.. great stuff.
  8. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 399


  9. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 751


    Yes, more, definitely! Thanks!

    Veda's A-V8 roadster with the Ford Tri-motor seats is amazing! Any more photos or info on that car?
  10. spinout
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 328

    from Dallas, TX

    More please...................
  11. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,967

    from WA

    A real hero in my book.......!
  12. I replaced a windshield in Veda's A. cut the windshield up and saved the decal. My grandaughter dropped and broke it 15 years ago, but I can't bring myself to throw it away

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  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 20,329


    I just looked at my original copy, it has Clymer Motors stamped in blue ink under Veda Orr's address on the inside page. The 1946 season on the cover has a "Featuring Hot Rods" lable pasted over it. I got this along with 10-12 issues of CT News along with boxes of late 1940's issues of Hot Rod magazine from the original owner. Old Ralph had a 1926 Rolls Royce and would stop by the shop back in the early 1980's and talk Rolls Royce. The stories were always the same, but I'd listen while I worked. One day out of the blue he showed up with a trunk load of Hot Rod history. I hever knew he had any interest in the stuff untill then. You just never know, be nice to everyone! Bob
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  14. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 12,867


    Now, THAT'S cool!
  15. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 3,706


    Never get tired of this kind of history...(on another post, there is a picture of Karl Orr's old speed shop in Culver City, building is still there, appears to be a barber shop now)

    Thanks for posting!
  16. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,585

    from SUGAR CITY

    This is one book that I really need to get. I think Travis Tuki just picked up an original .....pretty awesome but for the price that they're going for, I think a reprint would be more my style just because I know my son will tearing into them in no time....whether he likes cars or not.
  17. This kind of history, is what makes the HAMB, the best. I have an original copy of the later post-war edition, and you are right it has a more "polished" feel to it. I wish someone would make a movie about the life of Veda Orr. What a inspiring tale it would be, for the traditional hot rodders of today. definately the "1rst Lady of Hot Rodding".
  18. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,101


    If you ever do decide to throw it away, just send it to me. I have the same sticker on my Sport Coupe windshield from the '50's.
  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 20,329


    If you want the book (any book) for research a copy is the way to go if an original is costly. I have a file cabinet full of literature I use to reply to questions on many of the racing history threads here. I know some items have gone down hill a bit over the years. Bob :)
  20. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,954

    Bib Overalls

    What is the current price for an original? A friend gave me one and because of that I will not sell it. Just curious. I think the book is copy right protected and reprints are available from . I did not see it listed but it is a Floyd Clymer publication and they own all the titles.
  21. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,204


    I have a copy of the reprint - I cherish it!
  22. jimmitchell70
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
    Posts: 230

    from CT

    I knew before I read it that I would ask you to show us the rest of it next week.
    Sure enough, it is done in a personal style that you just can't duplicate with "technical writing".
    I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I absolutely LOVE this stuff.
  23. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,964


    I definitely want to see more!
  24. funnycar
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 49


    So I'm prowd to own a copy (S.C.T.A.) of the last reprint. Amazing.

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