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History As They Were...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,271

    Staff Member

  2. I always love seen any old photos with the cars of yesterday,,thanks for posting these Ryan! HRP
  3. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,271


    Cool pix, the Ford hardtop in the cover photo is an exception with the Buick tailights, ala mild el-custom-o. Love classic shots like these. Cool beans! ~sololobo~
  4. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens


    Thanks Ryan,
    There is nothing I like better than seeing old autos in their natural environment. I have seen many of these before in my photo research hunt at work. Is that grill on that shoe box custom? Great stuff.
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  5. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,555


    Neat post. That fox was a little wierd.
  6. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,709

    from Locust NC

    The town I work for is celebrating thier centenial next year. This has unearthed a lot of old photos. This is hands down my favorite one.

  7. Wow!,...these are great shots.thanks
  8. Agreed, looks like a '53 Victoria, '55 Buick tail lights and rear bumper, and '55-6 Merc trim at the beltline. I lose too much resolution blowing up the pic, but it looks like there might be some head light mods too. Northern Cal. based on the building signage. Very cool pics.................
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  9. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

    Old cars aren't on topic????
  10. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    Great Pic's !!!!!! Thanks so much.
  11. 2Hep
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
    Posts: 521


    I think that Hardtop is a 53-54 Mercury with '55 Buick Taillights...hard to tell on my pictures
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  12. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,708

    from Hypocrisy

    The shoebox has a '54 Pontiac grille in it, it's a custom and there's two furrin' cars too, the little blue convertible, which I think is a Hillman and the Renault Dauphine.
  13. I always liked this one.

  14. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    I do love that shot from Niagra falls.(That's a '54Pontiac grill the shoebox is wearing) Actually all of them are cool as hell. I love this sort of "slice of life as it was" type of photography. So much more going on than the cars too. The clothing, the reason for the shot too. I really want to know why that fox is leashed to the bumper.
  15. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,028


    Ryan, I have a lot of these on my desktop at work. Gotta love!
  16. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

    this is weird,I have never seen rides so far on to the beach before,when did this practice stop occuring?..pretty spectacular
  17. Where I grew up.... Jacksonville, FL. Main St. looking South toward the Main St. Bridge over the St. Johns River, sometime in the early 50's

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  18. Skull King
    Joined: Sep 5, 2012
    Posts: 24

    Skull King

    Great topic Ryan. I love cars pictured in their natural setting in the day's of yore.

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  19. Another Jax shot of the Union Terminal rail depot. As a kid my dad would take me down there to watch the trains arrive and depart. A beautiful building, with lots of marble and glass inside, now the T&C Bureau.

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  20. That looks like Daytona Beach. In 63 or 64 a hurricane came up the coast and eroded the beach. But even then there was plenty of cruising room except for high tide; we were going over from Deland as early in the year as February '65.
  21. I like the last one with all the loaded trucks, I like to see things being used for work, the way they were intended.
  22. And another Jax shot; this is the Imeson Airport terminal. Check out the classy two tone 56 (?) Ford convertible out front.

    Another kid treat on Sunday afternoon was to be taken out there to watch the planes arrive and depart. Nothing like a big 4 engine Connie at full song to get the blood pumping.

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  23. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I love seeing the old signs in the background. That shot of the old used car dealership has a KILLER twin gas pump in the background. WOW.
  24. One more from my growing up days. That Scenicruiser 'hound was awesome.

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  25. Obviously a modern shot, but it pictures the essence of the era.

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  26. I always enjoy your writing.
    I'll put one up.
    This was on my Grandfather's farm.
    My dad's '52 Meteor

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  27. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,708

    from Hypocrisy

    I wish it would end, we had our fun but this driving on the beach nonsense has gone on long enough.
  28. The inevitable RIP shot

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  29. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,541


    You're probably already familiar with
    but, I thought I would mention it.
    There are thousands of these sort of images there.
    Have fun!
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  30. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,684


    Man, the 9th pic, the one with the guy with his truck and camper..That instantly made me think of my Grampa.. I have a few pics of when I was little with us out camping that look a lot like that one, or me tagging along as he was working. I swear I could tell you how the trees smelled and how the air felt in that pic. Very cool. Thanks Ryan!

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