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History hot rods @ Pomona - April 27, 1952

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LowKat, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Found these in the USC digital archives.
    They're from a Herald Examiner newspaper article.

    The list of #'s below provided off the USC website don't match the #'s of
    the pictures on the site, so you guys'll have to hash it out....

    I'll number them for reference here.

    Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Mercurio. Assignment: Hot rods Pomona"

    120: L-R: Carlos Ramirez; Mike Magem; and Joaquin Arnett, with modified
    roadster with ford engine who held top speed for the day at 118 miles.
    Body was made out of old car hoods and the frame out of water pipes.

    11-12, 19-21: General shots of cars lined up getting ready, etc.

    22: L-R: Dave Allison, and Jim Choner, shown with their 1927 model T Ford
    roadster which hit speed of 115 mi.

    119: Val Peyton, 1929 model a ford in spite of a broken hip he received in
    auto accident manages to work on car with crutches.

    20: Wayne Wright, and his girl friend Warnetta Swell.

    7-8: L-R: Russell Dwyer, and his sister Maxine Dwyer, work on their 1940
    stock ford top speed 80 mi. In one picture shows Russell Dwyer, wiping
    grease spot off of sister's nose.

    27: Red Robertson, in 1925 model T ford finished at 114 mi.

    28: Mike Magem, with modified roadster with ford engine held top speed for
    the day at 118 mi.

    25: Dave Allison, racing a 1927 model T roadster finished at 115 mi.

    117-116: Virginia Wachel, (driver) and Sergeant Bud Coons, shown with
    1934 ford sedan speed 101 mi

    29-30: Howard White, and his brother Harold White, working on their 1925
    model T ford
















  2. roadduster54
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
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  3. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,358

    from Tampa, FL

    Insane. Loved them. Gary
  4. dieselc
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,315

    from ohio

    Thank you for sharing the pics and link.

    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
    Posts: 381


    thats pretty cool,those buildings in the background are still there today!
  6. Very cool......thanks. Love those staged photo's with the police officer.
  7. Awesome! Thank you for posting, best post in a while.
    car in Photo #9, 10, 11 is the ex-Spalding brothers T, Awesome!!!! :D
  8. Wow! Those are the earliest photos of Pomona I've seen. Great stuff. Thanks for posting.
  9. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    Cool pics of the past....Proof that the cars were just as cool and grandma was once smokin....

    (brrr, that just sent shivers up my spine....for all the wrong reasons....)
  10. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 975


    Those pictures are awesome! (I wish I was a chrome headlight bezel on a 1940 Ford!) Someone had to say it! Seriously, Thanks for posting these, I have been going back thru and looking at every little detail (on the cars).
  11. Some of the best pictures ive seen posted on this website.
    Now thats how hot rodding really was..thanks for posting..
  12. outstanding pics , looks like the fuzz was tryin to get some fuzz:D
  13. 29Coupe
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 557


    Great Pics. Thanks!

  14. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    GREAT PICTURES....Thanks for taking the time to post 'em rather than just posting a link.

  15. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 2,475

    Member Emeritus

    I thought the Spaulding Brothers T ran a 12 port fuel injected GMC. Same car different set ups?I'm not saying it ain't, just looking for more information.This has to be my favorite chassis of all time.I really like the torsion bar front axel.
  16. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 6,045

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Outstanding. So clear and detailed they capture the essence of actually being there.
  17. carguy88
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 40

    from Europe

    mind blowing!!
  18. Beautifull pictures. The 'lifestyle' and rocksilly crowd should study these.
  19. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,500

    from covina CA

    htose are the coolest pictures ive seen in a long time. i especially like the ones with the girl showing the cop how to wrench
  20. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,085


    Awsome pics. thanks for sharing.
  21. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999


    Great pictures. I love the slime-ball cop all up against the girl tinkering with the model 40.
  22. L.A.-Bar
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 113

    from Lforida

    c o o l b e a n s !
  23. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    You just gotta love that vintage Americana.
  24. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 975


    That's not just any cop....That's Bud Coons, he used to go to So. Cal car club meetings and show movies about drag racing on old airport runways instead of on the street. He did most of this on his own time because he loved hot rods. He is responsible for meeting with the city council members in various So Cal towns and asking them to let the kids drag race on a strip instead of the streets. He was very successful at keeping the kids out of trouble. I'm not a cop or anything, I'm just saying there are some cool peace officers and he was one of the coolest!
  25. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,857

    from Las Vegas

    Sure leaves those "old skool" and rockabilly people out in left field. I'm old, and that's exactly how I remember it. Nobody had crappy welding and poorly matched chops with no paint. That rat rod "how it was" movement needs to be over. You can do whatever you like with your ride, but please refrain from pretending like you're in tune with the 50s and 60s hot rod culture.

    " can't use the car cuz you didn't work a lick..."

  26. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    WOW! Just like it REALLY was.

    Take some notes, kiddies!!!!
  27. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,369

    from Napa, CA

    that's too fucking cool. I grew up about 10 minutes from there, A lot has changed but you can still trace back the evolution.
  28. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,431

    from Mass

    Cool cars and hot dames! Great old pics!
  29. Hmmm! exceptions to the rule maybe , i could be wrong!

    Attached Files:

  30. oz40
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 247


    Thanks mate, for sharing these pics.
    My blood has just got full octane overdose.
    But what can you say,........ HOT RODDING RULES !!!!!!!

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