The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cowtown, Aug 24, 2016.
Found this on the net. Sorry for the OT newer vette in the pic.
The post by stogy is a picture taken in Grand Island, Nebraska at GI Body Shop. These cartoon cars were created by Fred Schrittt, the owner of the shop. He used old cars to create these. Fred passed away almost a year ago, a great loss, Fred was a very talented man.
there is a 28-29 Ford roadster on a pole in Leesburg, Fl on 441
The top one was in Oklahoma the Model A was in South Dakota and the 55 is a Hooters in Dallas. Sorry didn't see the pole part was thinking sign.
On the roof of Arnold's Drive In, Decatur, Indiana. Since closed. Not sure if the car is still up there.
It's actually a '56....
Bert's 50's Diner, Mechanicsville, Md.
From about 1958 through 1964 there was a 1954 Ford Mainline Sedan that was hanging about 30 feet up from a pole in front of Les Bacon and Son's Ford on Sepulveda Blvd. in Hermosa Beach, CA. The dealership sponsored the local jalopy races on KTLA-5 television and was known for their over-the-top commercials such as "GET OFF THAT COUCH AND GET ON DOWN HERE!!" The car on the pole was a fixture I enjoyed every time we were driving by. The Bacon family has no photos of the car on the pole and so far no one else has shown what they have. It would be so cool to find a photo after all these years.
Here's a pic from 1957. Maybe they put it up the next year since you said 1958-64....
That photo of the Les Bacon and Son's Ford in Hermosa Beach, CA. is straight out of my book "Memories of the California Jalopy Association". I got that photo from the Bacon family. The pole in question would have about 150 feet to the left. If the family had a photo I would have used it in the book.
There's something funky about the roof line on this '56 Chevy, ain't there?
If were doing cars on buildings too. Here are a few we seen on our road trips, But Sorry NO poles!
Million to one shot I'd know about this! There was an Italian movie called Smog which was filmed in L.A. in 1962. Always wanted to see it but couldn't find it. The car images were posted recently on IMCDb, and sure enough:
('53 Crestline, not '54 Mainline.)
Please pass this along to the Bacon family.
Man I spent a lot of hours in that yard, when I was young. Thanks for showing the past.
This used to be in Berwyn, IL until a few years ago
Your so right I was doing way to many thinks at once Thats what I meant
Saw this one today between Columbia Falls,
Montana and Glacier Park.
Used to drive past Northridge Auto Wrecking every day. Owned by "Lyin' Larry"
I've got to say THANK YOU!!! to HAMB member Christbcritter for finding that 53 Ford on a pole at Les Bacon and Son's Ford. WOW!!! The memories just started flowing. It was so cool to see it in person as a child. I will make every effort to contact the Bacon family because I know they don't have it at all. Thanks again. WOW!!!
Eugene oregon hamburger stand.
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Not on a pole, but this bug just went up on the roof of the ice cream stand in my town last week.
Here's a 57 Olds on top of a decent burger joint on the Eastside of Cincy. HWY 55 you'd think they would have used a 55 vintage something! I'm guessing the Olds was cheaper than a 55 Ford, Chevy. Sorry I can't figure out how to spin the picture. Joe
Like the thread! Remember when "Studebaker's Bars" were all the rage.
This one is in the Soo:
An old truck here in Colorado....the old town of Guffey!
Got yer back:
Now I'm on a roll:
Mcgiuness blvd in greenpoint Brookyn auto parts store had a 63 chevy Nova on the roof of the building ...when we sent someone there looking for parts..the word was..look for the car on the roof..was a fixture for at least 30 years..anyone from NY have pics....was down the block from the Brookyn Queens Expressway....lots of nice guys worked ther..a lot of them had race cars..Bobby something...seems I don't remember his name...always a great experience...
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