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Any pictures of vintage car wrecks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by no6, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. bill s preston esq
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    currently scanning some slides for a guy who was stationed in Japan in the early to mid 60's. just ran across these 2:

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  2. redlinetoys
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    A buddy of mine driving his Dad's 59 Custom many moons ago.

    Balled it up after hitting black ice. He ended up outside of the car under the rocker panel. He thought he was bleeding to death, but later discovered it was just wet snow melting and running down his face. Didn't even get hurt.

    Can't say the same for Dad's Tripower 348 4 speed.
     

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  3. Murphy32
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  4. 33 Fordor
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    A couple more...
     

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  5. 33 Fordor
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    Not sure how you do that last pic???
     

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  6. 33 Fordor
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    And more...
     

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    More
     

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  8. 33 Fordor
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    And always remember to wear your seatbelt.
     

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  9. HRSPWR
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    I don't think there's anything left to salvage here, it's hit harder in the rear than in the front!
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  10. LN7 NUT
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    What's the story on this? when did it happen?
     
  11. GEISTERFAHRER
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    I wish all these photos came with a little background story
     
  12. DAAYYYAAAMMMNNN!! Makes me wonder if I even want to drive my roadster after I finish it!
     
  13. LN7 NUT
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    I had thought about building a steel structure inside my roadster to protect a little bit better, kind of like a roll cage under the skin... would not protect in a head on like that Madel A but for day to day driving it could make it safer, and the extra weight would be nominal for my Y-block.
     
  14. yetiskustoms
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    Creepy, but i cant stop looking....
     
  15. this has brought back memories of high school driver ed classes...........
     
  16. The Continental
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    That is one cool picture
     
  17. LN7 NUT
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    Thunder road, good movie, you get to see brand new 57 Fords get wrecked.
     
  18. Blackmaria60
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    You mean before or AFTER the wreck? :D
     
  19. The Continental
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    I was thinking it looked like something out of a movie.
     
  20. oldcaraccessories
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    They are all from the archive of the Monroe County Sheriff's Dept in upstate NY, and until recently they were all there to look at (I saved a couple of hundred from there too). But now when I go to the link I have saved it's not there any more, so it looks as if they have deleted it. Amazing pictures though - when you look at the upside-down cars on slick roads with slicker tires, you wonder how anyone survived more than about 5 miles on the roads back then. And plate glass, no padding, no seat belts, no crumple zones, etc., etc., etc. Some of the pictures are really heart-rending...
     
  21. bigbstang1969
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    Damn, Is that a long door or a short door coupe? LOL
     
  22. LN7 NUT
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    It really is amazing, then I think back to myself when I was 12-16 I was working on some of the local farms and I rode my bike, but in the winter it was just too cold and too hard to ride in so I drove (as most country kids do) and my car had 4 missmatch bald tires for the first winter I did that, I learned so much from that that tire condition almost never affects me (though I make sure to always have good ones) I imagine people back in the day did the same thing and made do with what they had and were better drivers because of it.
     
  23. oldcaraccessories
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    Yes, it must have been a case of the quick and the dead - survival of the fittest. Here's a pic from the Monroe County files that has always made me wince (I have a 37 Terraplane and this is a 36 Hudson)
     

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  24. oldcaraccessories
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    And what on earth happened to this truck (another Monroe County pic)? And what was it carrying? Whatever it was, it sure caught fire quickly!
     

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  25. Cowtown Speed Shop
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    according to the speed channel that should buff out like new with mothers brand!....LOL
     
  26. Blackmaria60
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    "Just give him a tug, Clem, he'll come down on his own"



     
  27. Blackmaria60
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    If any of you haven't watched it, go to youtube and watch the Signal 30 video. It's the bloody real (reel?) footage of actuall accidents and crying and'or dead victims. It was made by the Ohio Highway Patrol to scare student drivers into driving responsibly.

    I never figured out how the kid got wrapped around the front right tire inside the wheelwell of the '63 Impala we was riding in? Hmm....:eek::confused:
     
  28. Here's the "vintage car wreck" pics from Ryan's Boston Accidents TJJ Blog:

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  29. Chester
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  30. NewportNic
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    My '64 Savoy a week after I got my license. [​IMG]
     

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