The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rbantique, Jul 18, 2010.
Caption - "Betty was quite disturbed
- but also, surprisingly to her, mildly excited
too - to discover that 'Robbie the Robot'
had developed a shoe fetish!!"
Great thread!! I hope you have more photos to share with us
Caption - "Nurdburger Krackpotkin,
(the now ex) 'chief engineer in charge
of new product development' at Henway
Motors, was both dismayed and distraught
after being told, that after secretly spending
millions of dollars of the company's money
to develop a car specifically for 'the little
people' car market, that, given the fact that
elves, leprechauns, gnomes and fairies did
not actually exist, other than in Krackpotkin's
own sick and twisted mind, there was no
possible market for the car, whatsoever,
and that his employment with the company
was being terminated, effective immediately!!!"
Mart3406 (Henway Motors Corporate
Historian and Archivist)
so many kool kustoms back then...thanks for sharing these pics,I'm really enjoying this
It has been great fun to go out and read these magazines again. here is a great R & C article on paint by Thom Taylor
Rat Fink Reunion + more back pages
The post prior to the last one..that car in the middle on the bottom row ...the guy standing by the driver's door with the striped jacket & straw hat..that's a channeled '29 Model "A" ..."The Little Jewel" .
I think I remember that car.
Thank you, Thank you for posting all those great pictures. I'm 74 and my heart raced like when I first saw them. Did anybody notice the picture of the Little Coffin after a fire in post 66.
I can smell those musty pages from here!
LA streets in the 40s Dean Batchelor article
Larry Watson Color Chart & more back pages
I got thousands of vintage magazines going back to 47. How do you find the time to dig through them and post the cool pics? Thanks for doing it though.
Recently retired and figured that it would be a fun project . It is much better than a real job. Hopefully it will bring to light an image that someone else missed or rekindle a memory ( I've tried to show the people as well as the cars). In some cases they might inspire a build in progress.
Here are some HRM covers that are familiar to most of us but even though I've seen them 50 times they still strike that same chord inside of me.
Actually, historians have discovered that Herr Krackpotkin was not alone in his misguided attempts to develop a small car for this nitch market. It is said that Herr Schicklgruber flew into a fit of rage, pounding his fists on the table upon discovering that his Wolfsburg engineers had squandered millions of Deutschmarks in their efforts to develop a car for this same market.
For me,this thread has become one of the most enjoyable threads in a long time. It's become a part of my morning routine to look for it. I've found that some of the images are familiar and comforting from my highschool days. Others are interesting and I've never seen them before. I thoroughly dig looking at the images and taking this trip down memory lane and I appreciate that you and others have spent countless hours gathering and scanning this cool stuff. Thanks, Rick!
..I've seen this car in several of the old "little books". I remember that the guys name was "Whitey" and that Dutch had flamed the car for him...had some real neat little louvers punched in the front cycle fenders.
I'm wondering if anyone knows what became of this car or "Whitey".....
back pages... men & machines + a couple of gals
This was cool, back in High School!
(Custom Rodder Mag. October 1958)
Great thread man. Luv it. Thanks so much for the hours & hours of scanning & posting!
yeah ditto thanks alot,I forgot how hot K.C.Winkler really is/was..............wonder where she is now
Glad to see that there still is interest in these old magazine memories.
and the louis cote collection article by rick amado
rbantique........THANKS FOR POSTING ALL THESE GREAT PICTURES!
It brought back lots of good memories from a time long gone!!!
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