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Features 1937 to 1942 Willys Picture Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Willys, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. 1934coupe
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    Thanks EM. I thought I might be thinking that and I looked up those Willys and I does look similar. This one "grim reaper" originally was painted blue and called Banzai, and may be in the CT area. A friend asked me if I knew anything about it.

    Pat
     
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  2. loudbang
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    Al Palmatary's '41 Willys vs. Gene McAdams in the Big Money Dodge at Wichita Falls Dragway,

    Al Palmatary's '41 Willys vs. Gene McAdams in the Big Money Dodge at Wichita Falls Dragway,.JPG

    Dave Hales at Aquasco

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  3. loudbang
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    1964 Winternationals Pomona

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    posted by Bomb in the vintage thread

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    Island Dragway

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    Stoltz & Velasquez US 131 Dragway

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    SWC at Dover

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  4. enloe
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    A couple from the Meltdown this past weekend more pics from this event on the thread that is linked in my signature. they start on page 37
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  5. 1933_willys_77
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    In case you were at the Meltdown and didn't get a chance to see or meet the caretaker of this mostly unrestored from the 60's gasser and for those that weren't there I thought I'd let people know that the black and white photo loudbang posted earlier at Fremont are the same WILLYS Coupe Screenshot_2017-07-07-15-32-09.png
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    Was really cool that he brought it out all the way from California on an open trailer just like the old days.

    P.S. that's not the owner/caretaker in the pic playing with the Pete Jackson Injection. ;)
     
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  6. elgringo71
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    ^ Wow talk about a time warp !! Thanks for posting it
     
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  7. loudbang
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    That is what is GREAT about the HAMB our members KNOW their stuff and let us know "The rest of the story"
     
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  8. elgringo71
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    I don't know if this is the same Coupe that you posted from the Meltdown but it looks a lot like it. IMG_0383.JPG IMG_1534.JPG IMG_1535.JPG
     
  9. 1933_willys_77
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    First picture is the same coupe as I posted. Car always had American Racing Torq-Thrust on the rear, halibrands on the front. As matter of fact it still has the only set of wheels it's ever had on it. Only the rear slicks are new. The front Pirelli are still the same tires as back in the day. The car has always ran the stock rear bumper too.The bottom two pics are a different car. My friend is the second owner since it was made into a gasser in the sixties and he got it from the man who built it. It's pretty much as last raced. Still has a Sears fire extinguisher dated 1966 and it's original seat belts in it. It was displayed at the Gasser Wars Magazine trailer on Thursday and sat by it's trailer the rest of the Meltdown as we were tuning the original Pete Jackson Injection. Car hadn't been on a race track since 1971
     
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  10. elgringo71
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    Very cool Coupe, Those 3 pictures weren't found all together but the color was similar so I thought that it might be the same car. You seldom see one that is still the way that it was when raced back in the 60s. It's great that he has it running and people can see it again. I will look through my Willys pictures and see if I have any more shots of it. If you have any early pictures of it i would like to see them.
     
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  11. 1933_willys_77
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    The car first raced out of Michigan. Some at a few Canadian tracks also like Niagara. The pic you posted was probably still in Michigan, pre lettering, pie crust slicks. After a visit to the bay area in California he went back home to Michigan packed up all his belongings and moved to California. Been there ever since.
     
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  12. KingWilly
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    The top top pic is the same car! I have seen this pic only one time before but not on a computer so super cool.
    Thanks Dave (owner)
     
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  13. elgringo71
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    Thanks for giving us more history. It's a very cool story and I like the way that he decided to move to California.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the picture. I will check to see if I have any more that could be it. Congratulations on getting it running and taking it to the Meltdown so that everyone could see it. Also it is very cool that you towed it on an open trailer all of the way there. It must have made you smile to see it in the rear view mirror. I am courious what people's comments and reactions to it were both while you were towing it and at the Meltdown. It is very rare to see a Time Capsule like that.

     
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  14. loudbang
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    Masters & Richter AGS 1941 Willys, built and driven by Don Jensen. Courtesy of Don Jensen

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    again

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    Charger II

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    Mystery Willys at San Gabriel

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    Speed Specialists at 6 Flags Dragway Texas

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    Here is another one, unfortunately it's not as good as the first picture.

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    1.JPG

    Big Frank at Irwindale

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    Bill Reeves

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    again

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  19. 1933_willys_77
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    The coupe above wearing its usual number 21 and 552 was owned by Mike Marinoff and driven by Reeves. If I remember right it was totaled at Oswego Drag Strip, rolled through the corn field
     
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  20. loudbang
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    Competition Garage

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    again

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    Not 100% it this is a willys but it looks like one

    Loftin Steel Tying

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  21. loudbang
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    George Gilmore at Cado Mills 1956. Not sure exactly what year this one is.

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  22. [​IMG] [​IMG] Does anyone have any *other "Aurora 7" Willys pix(I loved that car as a kid), besides those posted in this thread....
     
  23. 1934coupe
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    I've posted some on this thread, type it in the search and you will find some.
    Pt
     
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  24. Yes, I saw all the pix of Aurora 7 in this thread, I was just wondering if anyone had more. Also, was wondering if this car still exists in one form or another today?
     
  25. 1940Willys
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    Never noticed the unusual headlight rocket launcher combination that is shown so clearly in this photo. Cool.
     
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  26. 1934coupe
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    If I remember correctly they are 62ish Grand Prix parking lights.
     
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  27. 1934coupe
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    Go to
    EARLIEST WILLYS RACECARS

    SHARE POST#590

    suptclark is/was owner of car and is on hamb.

    Pat
     
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  28. The first pictures of the blue coupe in question are pictures of Bruce Frumveller's coupe. I met Bruce in 1975 when I went to his house in California, and bought the the front half of a 1935-36 Willys sedan delivery body from him.
     
  29. loudbang
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    posted by Bomb in the vintage thread

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  30. loudbang
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    Don's Hot Rod Shop in Arizona

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    Hang Em High in Arizona

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