The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 1, 2016.
Brett, say no more....
Found this old roll of film of my Dad's and had it processed 77 years later....
From our old family Photo Album. My daughter's 5th birthday party, 31 years ago. We were driving the old U.F.O. Ron...
Me 1949. I still drive a roadster and carry a pistol
My late uncle's trike in southern California, started life as a Harley Service car. He had it in Michigan one summer when I was a kid giving rides down the gravel road in front of my Grandmothers doing wheelies.
My Mom with her 1949 Plymouth
Aside from me, the black sheep, my military family really doesn't have any automotive tradition....
I had to look real hard for pictures of anybody in my family standing next to any cars like they were proud of them.....
Here's one of my Mom holding me, circa 1956 in Frankfurt, West Germany, next to our family Fiat....
As for The Old Man, does running a platoon in the Battalion Maintenance Company count?
Also circa 1956, he's in front of the jeep.
Seems they were having trouble with the M62 wrecker that day...
He's the butter bar on the left.
The Maintenance Company worked in support of these:
I know what it is.
Do any of you dudes recognize it?
This photo was taken about 1927. To the left is my great grandfather Frank Nathan King. On the right is Thurmond Thornton. Thurmond was brother to my great grandmother Beula Leona King.
Cant remember if I already posted to this thread, but, I am so damn cute in this pic of me and my dad in 1954, I figured I would give you all a chance to marvel at my cuteness again. Man, If my wife hadn't married me 17 years later I would've married myself. If you look up "Cuteness" in the dictionary, this is the pic you see. I know some of you may say mean things to me about this, but deep down inside your thinking "damn he's cute". In fact, im thinkin of askin Ryan if I can change my call name to Ron "Cuteness"Brown. Sorry any of you single women out there, Im already taken.
This picture was taken I believe sometime between 1910 or 1911 of my late Grandfather, Frank Smith with his newly purchased Indian motorcycle. He used to tell us stories about this motorcycle and how he paid an extra $3 for the headlight, horn and speedometer and was the envy of his Harley riding buddies. He was a cool Grandpa.
and my Pop's stuck it out on his own with great gramps when his brother Sal moved down to Oakland for a big furniture fleet....1932
All of us cousins at Uncle Tom and Aunt Joan's farm in Mason New Hampshire.
My Uncle's '51 Ford and my Dad's '60 and later my Dad's '64
The BIG MOFO......wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of that puppy......yowser
The scooter is cuter!
This is my Grampa Couper (Circa 1955)
Walter was a Buick Man all his life and loved his Cars.
Came down with M.S. in 1957 and almost died of it, came back from almost total Paralysis and was able to walk with Crutches and Drive his Car again!
He helped me put my first Truck together when I was 15, gave me advice and checked my work.
He was too stubborn to let the M.S. kill him and passed away in 1986 from Throat Cancer.
I still miss that Man.........
Ok...gotta admit, wish I had it now.
My great aunt Irene with her new 1954 Corvette.
My grandfather and a '58 Plymouth.
My uncle Matt and I in about 1979. My dad found the pedal car half-buried in a junkyard and restored / flamed it for me.
What's the story on Aunt Irene's Corvette? How long did she keep it? Any idea where it is today? Congrats on having such a cool aunt....
No idea, buddy. I wish I knew.
First pic is 1974-75, when visiting Pulaski,Ky where dad is from. That's my Great Uncle Bills' general store/post office. I'm just over the back corner of the roof of our '34 wearing the "cruiser hat" with my brother and sisters around me. Second one is about 1962, before I was born, but those are my older cousins in front of dad's J-2, 6 deuce powered Ford coupe. Last is dad, in the late 50's and his '53 Olds. He currently drives a '52 88 Convert.
My late dad 1979 in between projects ,40 had been sold so he was starting on the A coupe,,
Absolutely amazing car and family history. Best bobbed rear fenders ever, IMHO, too. Gary
Here's my great uncle Wesley McKelvy around 1910, driving the first car to come to Bay City, TX - a Winton 2 touring car owned by Dr. Parker.
The great grand-daddy to the Auderer roadster, @Ryan !
My Dad on his Honeymoon
My Dad on the right in front of his 51, My Grampa on the left (His Buick in Garage) and my Uncle in the middle.
My Step Mom in a High School Friends 34
(My Mom just sent this Pic a couple of months ago to the Car owner who now lives in California.)
He was really excited to see his old car again after a lot of years!
My Step Mom's 57 Buick
My great-great-grandpa Harvey P Sorenson's blacksmith shop turned auto repair shop in Denmark WI, probably in the late teens or early 20's. Sign on the right says Ajax tires, I assume one of the young guys in the foreground is my great grandpa Vilas.
A receipt from his garage for repairs including a gallon of gas for 13 cents.
This is Vilas Sorenson with his Model A. The picture is clear enough that you can read his initials on his lunchbox. He married my great grandmother, who was pregnant with my grandma by another man at the time. Pretty salacious stuff in the roaring 20's.
I think this is also him, loading up a homemade trailer with firewood.
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