The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I'm thinking it could be from a movie.
My Uncle and his BSA
I was thinking the same....like a more worldly vibe in the body language than what what we had in the 60's.
I originally thought it was a pic from Brazil, they still run early rides on a daily basis..
One gear, no brakes. Hell its a speedway bike.
When I was around 12 or 13 ( couple centuries ago) I had a "minimalist" bike that I had removed everything related to brakes, fenders, and so on. I used to jam my shoe between the frame and rear wheel for braking. In a summer I wore down 2 rear tires and had a nice slot on my left tennis sole. The greatest gig was to arrive at full speed, jam the rear wheel and came to a screeching halt, the longer and louder the better. Ah. the good old days!!.
I'm sure I'd look like a dork I regularly do an hour street/trail ride on my old rigid street bike in my normal attire, even on epic cross country rides it's never occurred to me I needed spandex and I resent paying for someone else's advertising.
NYC 1960 from here
on ebay here
HEY!!!---All you guys ARE RIGHT!!!----I went back & double checked!!!
My 80 year old eye balls are failing me!!!!!-----Don
Hey Don ya sure had me worried about my abilities too,,,i didnt want to doubt your knowledge ,,i do have respect,,,
Thank You Mart. That will take a while to get through. Here's a few favorites from the Daily Herald photos. Imagine me liking the first one.
I was able to purchase the print to add to my collection.
We have this neat photo up on The Old Motor and look at the shine on this tudor!! We also have a link to a video of a very interesting 1936 Ford salesmen's film that is quite interesting.
This is really a long address and it may already be on the site, but it takes the whole address to access it. Its a video of what I believe is assembly of 1936 Chevrolets. The machinery is amazing and it must have been extremely noisy. Also, some of the "adjustments" made with a hammer are interesting.
40 years ago, in 1972, a Mr. Thompson was moving his photo office location from the Rampart area of Los Angeles to Glendale. I saw he was throwing hundreds and hundreds of 8 X 10 inch B&W negatives into the trash. They were all from his files that he had compiled since the late 1920's.
I asked if I could have some of the negatives and he said "help yourself, kid".
I took about 500 and, yet, thousands went to the dump before I got there.
But...I did get 500.....
All 80 square inch negatives, too....
wow throwing gang signs even back then....
They look like clown suits. Bikes ride just as well in t-shirts and jeans.
try spending 6 - 8 hours doing a 100 miler in your jeans and tennies and come back and tell me how you feel. the shorts are padded where it counts, and have no thick seams to rub you the wrong way and stretch in every direction. much more comfortable than thick jeans.
if you are huffing and puffing by the end of the block then there is no need to dress for the ride
What a score! Thanks for saving them. Would Mr. Thompson have been associated with Earle C. Anthony? Please post more Packard dealer photos.
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