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History El Mirage Colour photos from 1948-49!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jimmy B, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. That guy in the middle,in that last photo is Dick Lenarz,my best frineds dad!!! He worked at Bell Auto Parts. He worked on those two cars that the Berardini Bros ran. Berardini's daughter is a HAMB member!!!!
     
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  2. cuznbrucie
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  3. flatheadpete
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    Great. Now I'm horny. Thanks alot. Sheesh.
     
  4. I know! They're from 1948. :p
     
  5. Labold
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    Like the rest of you guys, I can't get enough of these old dry lakes photos. I enjoy looking at the random things that show up in the background (almost) as much as the actual car the photo was taken of.
    Thanks for posting.
     
  6. nvr2lo
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    Awesome pics. Brightens up the morning
     
  7. 39cent
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    WOW! those pix are as good as if taken today!
     
  8. Thank you! New screen saver!
     
  9. ricktard
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  10. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Thanks for posting these!---I was in hi school 1946-1950 at Inglewood,Ca. when all these guys were running the different lakes, at that time, the names Pierson,Mckinley,Torvick,Rickson, were all over the guys lips during the week at school, then we headed out for whichever lake they were running (Muroc,Russeta,El Mirage,Rogers,Rosamond,---etc. on Friday night or Sat.

    When returning to school on Monday all the talk was exchanged among the guys about who was who & how fast they went!!----Don:D:D

    Here's a pix of Hank Negley running pump gas in 1947.
    Hank retired as a L.A.County Judge.
     

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  11. No they aren't, only one.

    Yeah I bought it when it came out. None of the pics I posted are in Genat's book.

    These images mctim64 posted are from....

    Genat's book
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    These are from the Ron Kellogg archive
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  12. flatheadpete
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    Wow....just WOW.
     
  13. cuznbrucie
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    Jimmy B.....you are right.......I stand corrected.......

    So, thanks for the additional pics.......

    CB
     
  14. Well, sorry if I got the years mixed up. If you fallow this link you can see where I found the pix and see why I said '48. I thought they were cool pictures and wanted to share, does the year really matter that much?

    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/looks-like-el-mirage-in-1948-they.html
    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/back-to-1948-and-el-mirage-im-excited.html

    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/chris-at-speed-seekers-foudn-more-1947.html

    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/on-lake-in-48-oh-wonder-and-amazement.html


    and the pictures Jimmy B posted are there too. ;)
     
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  15. Thanks all for posting the slides my father took of the race of 1948 at El Mirage Lake. I have about 21-25 slides that I'm going to be donating to the Petersen Automotive Museum soon. My father Warren Durkee did not ever own a race car but was friends with Jack Lehmann and William Swartzrock. Here is a photo of my father.
     

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  16. Dry Lakes Racer
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    still just as dusty out there...last meet of 2016 is a 2 day this weekend Nov 12-13
     
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  17. Dry Lakes Racer
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    still just as dusty out there..last meet of the 2016 season is this coming weekend. A 2 day event November 12-13
     

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