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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by erlomd, Nov 28, 2009.
No worries, I won't add anything else to this thread.
Please keep them early Hot Rod magazine scans coming.
These show how the 1940's Hot Rods looked that where published in the magazines and how they and the aftermarket products marketed influenced others to built their dream rides.
I think the photos of the cars and the magazines that helped in building those cars belong in one thread!... perfect
I agree, I've really enjoyed the magazine scans!
I'm with you Ricster
Crap, sorry didn't mean to offend anyone.
Nothing that a good beating can't fix !,....
Jimmy B,.... Please carry on
The hot rod gods have spoken. I surrender!!!!! My humblest appologies Jimmy for my moment of thoughtlessness...........
Those magazine scans are cool as hell!!!! I had to copy and paste them in a file for myself to be able to print off. Thanks
Kind of funny that HRM misidentified the SG roadster as a Ford!
Enjoyed the HRM page scans! Lot's of interesting stuff there regarding period correct hot rods. Thanks!!!
Great thread. I also enjoyed the scanned HRM. Seeing the Honest Charlie's Speed Shop and Ed Iskenderian ad in the May 49 HRM makes one realize how long some of these guys have been around the hot rod industry.There's a host of other companies that no longer exist.
Thanks for posting!
It's so amazing that some of the first issues are still around. They where sold at the tracks in Cali for the first few issues, not in stores or by subscription. There is a reprint of the first year of Hot Rod in paperback form.
Jimmy, those mag pages kick ass!
Definitely- thanks for the pics!
keep em coming Jimmy B - Loving the old mags.
We need more Jimmy! Do we have to make a 1950s thread to keep these coming? I wish somebody with a good collection could do the same with early motor trend magazines as well....
I have every issue of Hot Rod from Nov 1948 to Feb 1960 plan to slowly scan them all. Somehow I have misplaced Dec 1958 which I am kinda pissed I can't find .
Oh, and I do have a number of early Motor Trend, not all mind you.
Sounds great Jimmy. Scanning magazines ave very time consuming so it is a big job! Thanks a lot for your efforts!
1950s Period Correct Hot Rods
Great!! Then we're all set
Yes that is funny, being identified as a '27 T roadster was the most common misconception about the S/G roadster. Gus Maanum's drawing clearly depicts it as a T yet in the same program they correctly id it as a 1925 Chevrolet roadster. Don Montgomery wrongly id'ed it in one of his books as a T roadster and the picture used wasn't even the S/G roadster.
Great scans Jimmy, keep em coming. Any one notice Preston Tucker selling a Duece roadster in the classifides.?
Yeah I have seen that before, it's his son's car. As it is Preston Tucker Jr. pretty cool though...and I believe there is a thread on that car as it later got a jet engine or something like that
Yes I remember now, I believe it was a turbine motor. Very cool.
Look here for more info: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40510&showall=1
Thanks for all your work Jimmy & others!
Here are a couple from My Uncle in Laws collection taken in 1949, the roadster was his and the Deuce was his friends car , clocked 104 this day because of engine problems but had a best of 124MPH and was supposed to be one of the fastest Coupes in LA during that time.This roadster clocked at 136 M.P.H. It was the fastest car to go that day. This was in April of 1949.
That's cool - love that coupe, M.Edell.
Jimmy B---Are there any books or archives on Australian land speed racing? I seem to recall an Australian/NZ version of the US dry lakes/ booneville. Was there much of a 40s/50s hot rod movement there? BILL RINALDI
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