The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ned Ludd, Sep 26, 2014.
I bet that car was a lot of fun in a stiff crosswind.
So much strange goodness in this thread.
Here are a couple more.
I'm surprised this didn't come up when I was looking for antecedents of pontoon bodywork:
Morris 15cwt GPO Special, 1935
Looks like the Bugatti Aerolithe rear-ended an Airflow.
I'd like to see more of the Texaco tank
I wonder how many of those were made
This cab has merit with the suicide rear doors but I'd lose the unibody stylized shorty rear box. Oddly enough 40 or 50 years later this does bear a resemblance to the chevy avalanche in dimensions
It may mention production numbers here....https://texacotankerproject.com/the-origin-of-the-streamlined-tankers-the-texaco-doodlebug/
A miniature American la France from the 1950's
Last one? That's a Tempo Matador, not a Ford-AMC joint venture but a c.1950 front-wheel-driven light truck powered by a VW flat-four behind the seats.
It does kinda look like an American LaFrance, though.
Probably only six... and Texaco scrapped them, it seems.
There are six in this photo....
That is the Aurora, built by a Catholic priest in Connecticut.
Don't priests have to take a vow of poverty? Good taste is optional.
it was a used car and it took him years.... still, it's the ug in ugly.
Not automotive or weirdness.... looks like an IH cotton harvester
Snow runner at Yuma proving ground
the first jeep
^^^^^^^^^^^^ I'd like to know more about both cars. Bob
So would I.
Found that pic tagged "Vanderbilt Cup Racer". Still looking for more.
Taken from the hamb classifieds
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