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History How to Recognize the MCMXXXII

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,276


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    How to Recognize the MCMXXXII


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  2. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 3,968

    Automotive Stud

    Did they predict the Edsel and the Vega in one picture?
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  3. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,276



    My brother and I never liked the 1932 anything. 1933-34 coupes and sedans, the Model A coupes and sedans were more in our favorite choices book. When we did start to like the 32 sedan delivery or woody, they were now entrenched as the hot rod that was usually out of reach for teens and twenty somethings with minimal resources. That made our choices easier to match our bank accounts.

    So, we stuck to other choices during our time being involved. If we had to choose the model of 32, it would be the Lakesterus Bonnevillii or the the Needle-Nose Record Breaker. The designers must have had some epiphany about the 32 grille not being as aerodynamic as it should be. Hence, the needle nose design for the streamlining effect.


    If we look at the years of Bonneville or El Mirage, those roadsters have been getting the lowered, streamlining designs and modifications to somehow overcome that blank wall pushing the wind on those long full bore runs. Some of them end up as the modern version of the Lakesterus Bonnevilii and the record books. Nice story on those early choices and designs.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2020
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  4. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,795

    from Raytown Mo

    Pretty sure I’ve seen some things out in the wild that land pretty close. Yikes!
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  5. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Hemming's illustrations were a!ways a little bit "out there"!
  6. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,886

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    And it still is......
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  7. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 530


    My first impression of the last one was of a Studebaker Avanti.

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