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Motion Pictures Bonneville, 1951... A Motion Picture

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Ryan
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  2. JeffreyJames
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    This is my favorite era of all time. Things are really cooking up on the Salt and the engine combos as well as the streamlining efforts are on a whole new level. Love the Video!!!

    Who's coupe was the 168c at 34 secs in. That things was pretty rad and was running spokes out back still!

    Lastly, Ryan your coupe sounds like pure heaven. Put those all together and stop teasing.
     
  3. JeffreyJames
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    Also, who is the guys that always narrates these videos. He's an unsung hero huh?
     
  4. Mr Haney
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    Vintage bonneville footage was visual aid used to help my wife understand . She calls 5-windows "CLOWN CARS" wondered why mine had the top chopped, so many carbs etc. Now she gets it I think ? ? ? Can you please post some more footage of your Hot Rod "IN ACTION" to help my wife out ? ? Thank You ! ! Haney
     

  5. Ryan
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  6. DRUGASM
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    the flats are on my short list of places to see in the next 5 years. luckily my wife has family in Utah,....if i can convince her to visit them that leaves me free to sneak off to the salt.

    yeah, right.
     
  7. Great video, except the driver of 777 (kenz & Leslie) streamliner was Willie Young, not Willie Jones.

    Mick
     
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  8. SUHRsc
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    excelent, thanks for putting it up ryan!
     
  9. stude_trucks
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    I like catching videos like that to start a Friday and end the week. Great inspiration for the weekend - perfect. Thanks Ryan!
     
  10. gassman57
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    Ryan:
    Thank You; I've been readiing the posts all day trying to feel a little better(yesterdays chemo)...those vids made my day!! Any more of the Tardel coupe?

    Rick
     
  11. JeffreyJames
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    Cochran/Tardel Coupe, and I know how you feel. I could listen to that car ll day long. I have a bunch of sound clips on my computer of vintage Grand Prix race cars and that thing stacks up right with them.

    As for the 1951 Bonne footage, is there anywhere you can watch like an hour of that stuff. There is a Multi disk set that I can't remember the name but I feel like that might have some more of this.
     
  12. Ryan ... cool video! ... I had not seen that one before.

    As lurker mick already stated, it was actually Willie Young that drove the Kenz & Leslie 'liner ... which just goes to prove that "Hollywood" & the News media didn't always get things right back then either ... some things will never change!

    Also, the "photographers" link (http//www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=1606) isn't working for me.
     
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  13. Ryan
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    Fixed. Sorry.
     
  14. Mr Haney
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  15. JeffreyJames
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    Just watched part two and three!!! Thanks.
     
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  17. 327-365hp
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    That was excellent Ryan, thank you!
     
  18. Bonneville looks like some of our frozen lakes only hotter and cooler
     
  19. Greybeard
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    What a great old piece of history! My thanks to the folks who archived the film, to those who discovered it and to those, esp Ryan for putting it on display. It's a rare piece of Americana and a tribute to the predecessors of those of us who make the pilgrimage to Wendover. My Uncle Charlie worked for the old Movietone news occassionally would narrate them, so even as a kid I thought these little vignettes were even cooler than the feature films.
    Oh - speaking of the "Hollywood" effect, I never realized that I've been going to Bville to "burn up the sand..."
     
  20. Floorboardinit
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    Its great to see all these little films about hot rodding but it would be even better if someone would compile a dvd of all these snippets of film. I bet they'd sell like hot cakes, just a thought. John
     
  21. R A Wrench
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    Thanks Ryan; Great vid. I am trying to find more pics/info on this era. I have a 46 Ford Sedan Delivery, a couple very good sources have said it is the old Kenz & Leslie shop vehicle. It appears to be the push car behind # 777. I have only found one other shot similar to this. Any idea where I can search for more info and pics to back this up? Any and all help would be appreciated. thanks Rick
     
  22. autobilly
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    "Burn up the sand"?
    Thanks Ryan, very cool footage.
     
  23. Harms Way
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    My day has officially been made !, Thanks Ryan
     
  24. Wow! thats cool.
    That drop tank looks great on that trailor!
     

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