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James Dean died 55 years ago today

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Probesport, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Go read my links;)
  2. What little of James Dean I've ever seen in movies just made me want to kick his ass.

    The most interesting thing I've ever seen even remotely connected to James Dean is the car he hit that killed him. I'd love to see a "before" shot of that coupe.

  4. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,555

    from Garner, NC

    Isn't it the 40th anniversary of Sha Na Na?
  5. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    He will always be Kool.........
  6. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,656


    As far as I know, that has been debunked. The driver of the other car did not have the right-of-way, and was thus responsible for the accident.
  7. And the 50th anniversary of the FLINTSTONES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. I bet Rikster has pictures!?
  9. dawg
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 346


    Here's the pic...

    Attached Files:

  10. Beach Bum
    Joined: May 7, 2006
    Posts: 574

    Beach Bum

    Great photo. That looks like Dean's Porsche Speedster that he raced before he bought the 550 Spyder. Location looks like Palm Springs. Dean ran a sports car race at the Palm Springs Airport in his Speedster.

    Kurt O.
  11. Now that cool! Which one is gramma?
  12. if its the one with her hand on his leg you should highfive her for being awesome.
  13. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Thanks Dawg. Bet it's the first time this cool pic has been "published".
  14. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    Dean was awesome palin and simple,no one has come close since nor ever will.
  15. PegLegStrick
    Joined: Aug 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,883


    Yeah he left 55 years ago & I can in 55 years ago.....weird, just missed him !
  16. I really want more info on the turnupspeed Ford. and why hasnt anyone cloned it... wow I just realized that would be weird to do.
  17. What :confused:
  18. dawg
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 346


    don't know the story behind the photo, other than I found it in one of her photo albums, all it says on the back is me and James dean...
  19. lorodz
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  20. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,791

    from NJ

    Awsome pic Dawg.
  21. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
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    Wow... what a great photo.
  22. I thought George Barris bought the porche??
  23. HealeyRick
    Joined: May 5, 2009
    Posts: 558

    from Mass.

    When I was taking driver's ed in 1966, we saw the film "Death on the Highway" that included the James Dean wreck. Supposed to scare the crap out of us, but frankly, none of us knew who J D was and we were invincible anyways. Anyone remember the film?
  24. LadyRaven60
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 1

    from milton

    Nice picture of James Dean's sports car, I have written a book about the late James Dean , some say that his car was cursed.:rolleyes:
  25. HealeyRick
    Joined: May 5, 2009
    Posts: 558

    from Mass.

    So tell us more. Title? Where can we see it?
  26. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228


    iirc, "little bastard" was parted out, to an extent, after the wreck. the engine was sold to another racer. apparently, that car then wrecked. other parts were sold off and "weird" things happened to either the driver or cars they were placed in.

    then enters Barris. He puts the car on tour of the country promoting safe driving. funny, since it's been noted that Dean was probably driving a tick over the double nickel and had the right of way on a wye intersection. anyway, on a return trip from the East Coast, the remainder of the car "disappeared" from the rail car it was in. apparently, it hasn't been seen since.

    que the Psycho soundtrack.....
  27. or read the 2005 link
  28. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    1. 60s Show Rods

    I have seen shots of the car at the Barris Shop after the accident.. just sitting there...kinda crazy.. I'll see if I can dig them up..
  29. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,137


    Tony Curtis died today. Age 85.

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