The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheTrailerGuy, Jun 22, 2011.
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Brooklyn Ny @ '37: I always wondered if he painted those WW's on?
Dad & soon to be my Mom '39 Worlds Fair GM exhibit (?)
Grand-fathers car in front of his deli in Harlem: (what is it?, called it "Mr.Bones" for some reason)
Picture of Dad's '38 taken in about '48.
My Dad's Merc.
Dad (the sharp-dressed one) and me in front of our Buick in 1953 or so.
The Panel truck in the background was a neighbor's but I think Dad bought it later for his dry cleaning business. His other delivery trucks at various times were a 1938 Dodge humpback panel (ex-ambulance), 1940 Ford sedan delivery and later a Thames (Anglia) panel. (no pics found, yet.)
Our 1955 Chevy Belair two-door hardtop.
And my cub scout den, circa 1961?
The blizzard of '68 in New York: Our 1960 Ford Country Squire wagon and dad's 1955 Sunbeam Talbot roadster.
My first ride:
A 1953 Pushmaster Deluxe Covertible, with the optional chrome wheels and handlebars!
One like this sold at Barrett-Jackson last year for $38,000.
Belonged to Marilyn Monroe...
taken about 1952
This is Dad's pride & joy,.. Dad wasn't much of a car guy, But he was a Test Driver at Ford DPG for a total of 35 years. I beleive this picture was taken early Sept. 1941. Dad left for the Army in 1942. Left the car with my Uncle & Aunt to use,.... who sold it before he got home.
He was proud of the bumper guards, Fog Lights and the checkerboard pattern he painted on the hood louvers,.. and he painted the wheels the same color,.. He said the paint can said "butter cream yellow" The most customizing Dad ever did to a car.
Here's a few.
Here is Dad's second car
And we still have this Chevelle.
That is my mom in the pic...........RIP mom
My dads woody back in the early 50's.
How I missed this thread for the last year is beyond me. Most of these have been posted before on other threads, but here goes...
My avitar is my late father (Larry) at age 12 and my late grandfather (Bill). Photo was taken by our local small town newspaper highlighting my Gradfathers success in the 1955 and 1956 World Series of Drag Racing. I am blessed to still have both vehicles.
Info and photos on the roadster here...
For info and photos if the dragster follow link in my signature.
My father and grandfather building 'The Yellow Rose' Ardun powered 48 Mercury Convertable - 1969- 1970...
The car today...
Here's my ol' Man in Hollywood after the war. Funny thing though, in all the years growing up he never was any kind of Hot Rodder.
The 1975 AHRA D/HR World Record Holder -The Final Record Holder for the year. Norwalk Class Winner, Thompson Summer Nationals Champion & Class Winner, Dragway 42 Class Winner, and Milan Michigan Class Winner. This was the AHRA D/HR car to beat in 1975.
1976 E/G and D/HR IHRA Legal Car.
My Pop's 57 back in 1960, and the one he just showed up with a couple months ago.
This is my dad's second car after his maroon '51 fastback chev. The photo is from before I was born. He bought it when he was in highschool. It came with a tuck & roll black & white interior and had been painted 'chinese red', according to my dad. He sold it in '65 to buy a year old 64 Impala 2dr HT. While I don't remember the car, I've always been a fan of '56 Chevs, and bought my own '56 210 HT in 2006.
Not a real good picture,taken right after he got home from WW2 . I believe it's a plymouth. He had a lot of cars when he was here, but this is the one i allways wished i could have. I just vaguely remember riding in it when i was real young. Yep,i look just like him with out the cigarette which helped take him away.
Here's one of my dad's.
The one I'd like to have today.
My dad passed away December 6th, so this one hits REAL close to home for me. Here's a few we had playing on a big flat panel during his funeral...
A few more from the collection...
Daddio211, Thanks for the photos. Sorry to hear about your dad.
Thanks Scott, it's been a rough few months but thanks to the world's greatest wife and family I'm making it! I have more I'll post another day... monitor is getting blurry.
I know that feeling all too well. We lost our father a few years ago...this thread brings back a loot of memories for me...
I guess since this picture is as old and OLDER than a few posted.........It qualifies even though it is ME at 16. I guess I also qualify being someone's Dad as well..........
Taken in 1964...my FIRST car - drove it the entire 10th grade at Santa Monica HS, Santa Monica California.
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