The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dreddybear, Oct 10, 2008.
So dig this car (for some odd reason)!
It's an original bodied car @The ideaman, and the owner/builder Doug Haifley drove it to and from the GNRS from Phoenix, AZ. Cragar 4-71 blown small block, Tremec 5 speed, magnesium American's etc..
Mine. Sadly off the road right now/
My ‘32 -
Some of the deuce roadsters (surely most of them) in the Dallas area in 1951. They were only 19 years old then but still rare and desirable. I was able to meet some of the old rodders and racers from that time period back in the 1990's when I was collecting photos from the area for some type of book I had in mind. The best part was meeting them in their homes and hearing them tell about what it was like for them "back in the day."
I was fortunate to have the time to gather the information and in some small way be a Don Montgomery or a Pat Ganahl, my heroes. Some of the early Dallas rodders were only active for one or two years. Some throughout their lives. Some from a little later in the 50's are still very much rodder's and racers in heart. My friend Uncle Daniel Evans is one of them. He reads the hamb but does not comment. And Mitchell Rasansky from Dallas. Bobby Wolcott WBRW32 we all miss his contributions to the hamb. Bobby is living in a nursing facitlity in Austin last I heard and can't get comments from the hamb.
Bill McLemore. 1950 or 1951. Pleasant Grove, Tx.
This is one of my favorites. Owned and built by Ronald Marshal in his home shop in east Texas. It's name is "Old Blue." This is a more recent picture of the car but it looked just like this the first time I saw it at the Lone Star Roundup in 2003. It has a timeless look and he hasn't "messed" with it over the years.
Mike Budrow's Deuce Rdstr, mid 60's.
A very important '32 roadster previously owned and raced by Veda Orr. I have no idea who owned it at the time of these photos. They were posted on the SCTA website and named "Jill's father." The color photos are spot on. Wouldn't this look good just like it sits in the Peterson Museum or at the GNRS or LARS? Don Montgomery wrote that the reason he wrote his books was to show the world what the hot rod and race cars of the 40's and early 50's were actually like. Most of them were not the perfect show cars that people sometime think they were or the standard of perfection that has become normal today. They were not all featured in Hot Rod magazine. Pat Ganahl has said that there were thousands of hot rods in the LA area alone in the 40's, the golden era.
Y-block Ford powered
Fulton and McLemore
At Mansfield, Louisiana drag races about 1954
If anyone has any information on this roadster
I would love to know.
Thank you @j hansen
LARS 22 a few weeks back.
I did not look close! That is HemiDeuce’s car
Here are some actual of Smith’s car.
2003 Arlington, Tx - The former Don Newhouse (Fort Worth) and Les Stephens (Joshua, Tx) roadster
Don Newhouse - Fort Worth, Tx 1959
Same with this one, heading over to England.
Karl, How about Flat Top Bobby's beautiful restored '32.
So refreshing to see a stock headlight bar.....for a change. COOL! JW
Ron, I would love to see it someday. What a great roadster that Bob Owens has! I was hoping it would win at GNRS, at least a historical preservation award. I bet it was one of the most photographed cars there. It is nice to see a lighter and brighter original color on a historic car.
street & track
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