Register now to get rid of these ads!

History 1953 & 1954 Hot Rod Hill Climb - Georgetown, Colorado

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Barn Find T, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,977

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    Great photos and story. The video gives you a good idea of how steep it is, especially on the way back down. Looks like the road has been paved which should improve the times.

    But what about that TeePee?
     
  2. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 982

    dan31
    Member

  3. VintageBuzz
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 14

    VintageBuzz
    Member

    Photos of Denver area car clubs from the Lou Wendzel collection. Operating out of Cheyenne, WY during the early to late 1950s, Lou was an NHRA Charter Club Member and an NHRA Regional Adviser. ~Buzz Wendzel

    NOTE: You may need to login to HAMB to view the five photos.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  4. BUZZ!!

    These are AWESOME!
    Thanks for sharing them!!
     
  5. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,790

    plym_46
    Member
    from central NY

    That's great!! We were in G town last week and came into town down from the pass. Interesting road. Should be a fun event.
     
  6. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,094

    NoSurf
    Member

    Great job on the designs Jeff!

    Love those tag toppers.
     
  7. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,743

    Jeff Norwell
    MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Thank you Mister Sweetness!

    Yea..had to change the direction on the Topper...but that's cool... bigger news is....
    Mike is doing a 10 color fully screened Tiny Bird Press 18x24 limited run poster....
    Rob Schwager is the Squee-Gee Kid..... his work is amazing,..I think there will only be 100 MADE....
    .....this will be awesome show



    [​IMG]
     
  8. ^^ That is RAD!! ^^

    Jeff you did an amazing job on all the artwork! Thank you my friend!
     
  9. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,770

    hiboy32
    Member
    from Omaha, NE

    such a great video, also, the artwork is incredible
     
  10. flatcrazy
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 76

    flatcrazy
    Member

    The artwork and toppers are fantastic. This will be an amazing event and I am so glad to be taking part in it.
     
  11. bobadame
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 174

    bobadame
    Member

    Do you plan to have a class for cyclecars?
     
  12. No, hot rods!
     
  13. bobadame
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 174

    bobadame
    Member

    OK, I have one of those. I bought it in '65. It was built in the '50s. Take me a while to put it back together. Maybe next year.
     
  14. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,320

    Barn Find
    Member
    from Missouri

    That is awesome! Thanks for sharing all that history and photos. Georgetown is a beautiful place, and I've always loved Guanella Pass. Now I have a whole new appreciation for the area.
     
  15. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,977

    Bullet Nose
    Member

    So ......

    What about the Tee Pee?
     
  16. hot stuff
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 6

    hot stuff
    Member
    from Denver

    Damn Mike. I knew that you`d tie into it from the way you talked about it when you first mentioned it but what you`ve put together is amazing! You guys have really done something special for Colorado and hot rod history.
     
  17. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,094

    NoSurf
    Member

    Oh man I am getting excited. A bunch of us are renting a house (Thanks Mike!) and we just got our confirmation. Wooot!

    Check out the route on Google Earth if you get a chance!


    39°42'09.88" N 105°41'52.90" W
     

    Attached Files:

  18. In finally got my hands on some slides that belong to my new friend Coralue in Georgetown. Anxiously waiting for weeks after their discovery, I drove home with them tonight. Genuine Kodachrome slides! Lucky for me I have a slide projector and got a sneek peek.

    Much to my surprise , they are from what I believe to be the 1954 'Alpine Trials', the sports car hill climb on the same road. They pulled it off three years 1952-1954. I have results from 1953 too!

    Here's the previews! I'll let these tell the story...

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1377232740.955853.jpg

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1377232755.608724.jpg

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1377232771.583492.jpg

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1377232786.790431.jpg

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  19. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,645

    Bigcheese327
    Member

  20. the Squee-Gee Kid! HAH! I love it! :D
     
  21. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,212

    general gow
    MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    i dont wanna miss this.
     
  22. mob53
    Joined: Sep 6, 2010
    Posts: 129

    mob53
    Member

    I can't wait for this!

    How do I get me one of the limited edition posters?




    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  23. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999

    bonesy
    Member

    Wow - this event is so cool AND it has Norwell art work too.

    Awesome.
     
  24. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,280

    Bugsy
    Member
    from Kansas

    EXCELLENT work on these!!!!
    Man....I can't wait!!!!!!!
     
  25. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,320

    Barn Find
    Member
    from Missouri

    Just found this old postcard from my travels to beautiful Georgetown.

    [​IMG]
     
  26. Fantastic!!! The scene looks the same, this is the Georgetown Mountain Inn, our Host Hotel. In the Center is the Alpine Inn, one of our original supporters.

    Here in the 1954 program.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1377562099.176341.jpg
     
  27. Neat old picture! And the Squee Gee Kid poster is the best!
     
  28. This is terriffic!! We will be there.
     
  29. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,320

    Barn Find
    Member
    from Missouri

    Anybody know what is going on with the old schoolhouse in Georgetown? It looks like somebody is fixing it up, but I miss the old Walter 4WD truck that sat there for years.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. That event is going to be so bitch'n! Georgetown is a great place! I used to escape to GT (on liberty) from a military hospital in Aurora, where I was incarcerated for being shot up over Laos, back in the 60's. There's a bar there that had a singing bartender. He sang opera, as you sipped your whiskey.

    I'd sure like to go sometime (I'm already committed on this year's date)

    Would my car qualify?

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.