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History 10 years a HAMBer, Some Early 50s MOTORAMA Colour slides

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jimmy B, May 4, 2014.

  1. So today marks a decade since I joined the HAMB, I was member number 2572. I have been on here since I was 21, hard to believe. Most things Hot Rod related that I have experienced in the last decade has happened largely due to being a member of the HAMB, also much of what I have learnt has been because of the HAMB. So as a thank you I am posting these photos plus I will start 1 or 2 other threads of material I have held off posting.

    So now to the photos, at the end of last year a bunch of slides were listed on ebay, I narrowly missed photos of Johnny Zaro '41 Ford convert, Marcia Campbell's A RPU and Kenny Smith AV8. Rikster did research and found them to be doubles from the Walter Wyss collection (A Swiss automotive designer that spent the 1940s and 50s in the US). The following 14 are what I was able to purchase, they range from 1950-'54, enjoy.

    Johnny Parsons' '50 Indy 500 winner, note damage to the chin of track nose.

    The Motorcycle in the middle I believe is Chet Herbert's 'Beast' and the airplane is from the cover of June 1951 Hot Rod magazine

    Ab Jenkins Mormon Meteor III

    LeRoy Titus roadster (formerly Jim 'Jazzy' Nelson roadster)

    Don Rackemann 1932 3w

    Howard Johansen's twin tank streamliner

    Bob Sorrell sports car

    Kenz-Leslie streamliner

    Chet Herbert's Beast 4

    Eddie Miller Jnr. lakester

    Fred Larsen AV8 (formerly Jim Travers roadster)

    I have yet to id this T roadster

    Don Ferrara AV8 engine bay

    This maybe the engine bay of the Macchia/Banto T roadster.
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  2. onekoolkat1950
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,865


    Jimmy, your knowledge of hot rod history is astonishing . Thank you for making my hamb experience better. Keep up the good work.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  3. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,217


    Thanks Jimmy, those are some great photos. I had just posted some
    pics of Don Ferrara's roadster on another thread. Richard....
  4. Outstanding, thanks for sharing.

  5. CTKing
    Joined: May 27, 2013
    Posts: 13

    from Reno,NV

    Thank you for sharing.
    Many of the photos you have shared (not just these ones) have become inspiration for myself and I'm sure many others here.

    Posted using my fat fingers, excuse the typo's.
  6. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,395


    Jimmy - we all the richer for having you here on this board.

    Thank-you for sharing your photos and your knowledge.

    I for one am so privileged to call you my friend .
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
  7. Home run five star shit. Thanks Jimmy.:) Kongrats on 10 years, you get what you give, so good onya. Pretty interesting, the crafting that went into the grille on the '50 Indy winner.
  8. Thank you for the comments, I appreciate it.
  9. Thanks Mark.

  10. Offy 220
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 255

    Offy 220

    Jimmy, I definitely agree with Stovebolt. I always look forward to your photos and threads - really makes my day!
  11. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Always a pleasure. Thanks.
  12. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,575


    Thank you from mid north coast mate. Congratulations on 10.
  13. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,469


    Congrats on the 10 years and thanks for posting these great pics, especially mentioning the owner and in some cases the previous owner or builder too.

    Great stuff.

  14. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,220

    from NE Vic

    Congrats Jimmy, you always have plenty of great pics and info. This place is certainly brighter for having you.

    Cheers :beer: :D

    Sent via carrier pidgeon & smoke signals with the HAMB App
  15. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,531

    from WA

    Outstanding images Jimmy, you always Post great stuff and back it up with knowledge and passion... congrats on the ten years.
  16. Thanks Jack.
  17. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Terrific slides, thanks for making them available to us. Congrats on a decade dude, I know that you'll live the rest of your life on here.
  18. Loved the three window and the green roadster!!!!! Good work, thanks a bunch. Tim
  19. I was out of town when you posted this and with the Hamb being up on jack stands I missed this thread..and wow!

    These photos are the cats arse! :D HRP
  20. Jamie ( @Jimmy B) -

    Happy belated 10 year HAMBiversary!

    The slides are bitchin' ... Thanks for sharing!
    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  21. @Jimmy B -

    I hope you don't mind ... but I had trouble seeing the photo of the "Denny Larson / Bob Sorrell Special" (i.e., the rear view of the Sorrell SR-100 roadster with gull-wing hardtop) ... so I mucked with the brightness a bit:


    Here's a few J.R. Eyerman color pics of the same car at Bonneville in 1954:

    Larson ~ Sorrell 101 Spcl with hardop @ \'54 Bonneville (by JR Eyerman) (1).jpg Larson ~ Sorrell 101 Spcl with hardop @ \'54 Bonneville (by JR Eyerman) (2).jpg Larson ~ Sorrell 101 Spcl with hardop @ \'54 Bonneville (by JR Eyerman) (3).jpg
    click thumbnails to enlarge
    ... and a couple of B&W images (from @G. Hacker's "Forgotten Fiberglass" website) of the car at the same Motorama show:

    Larson Sorrell SR-100.jpg 1955-Sorrell-SR-100-Ad.jpg
    click thumbnails to enlarge

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
  22. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    These are great!!! I especially like the Eddie Miller Streamliner photo!
  23. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,456


    Somehow I missed this fantastic post!! Great, great pics Jimmy- Thanks for sharing!
  24. Rustygt
    Joined: May 18, 2014
    Posts: 204

    from Emeryville

    Great pictures; thanks for the effort
  25. Cool stuff for sure. I missed it the first time as well. Congrats on 10 years on here.
  26. And you sit there wondering where those years went so damn fast! Congratulations on ten years.
    Your posts are always something to look forward to!

  27. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,701


    Likewise. Ditto. You are a real HAMB treasure, congrats on 10 great years!
  28. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,402


    I also missed these the first time around, really glad they bumped. Your photo collections and knowledge of hot rodding history are amazing, we are all fortunate that you are on the HAMB, and congrats on a decade!
  29. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 979

    from arkansas

    When I saw your pic of the Wynns Friction Proofing I thought this would be acceptable to post on your thread. I hope I'm not offending anyone. I found this sticker on a 1947 Ford glove box door in an old salvage yard.

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  30. Congratulations on your 10 are definitely a asset. HRP

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