The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loveoftiki, Jun 16, 2021.
Thanks for the pictures. Several cars I'd love to own.
Nice. I liked visiting Detroit in the summer. It seemed like every parking lot had a cruise night going.
Good photos, I lived at the corner of schoolcraft and brookfield until 1977 when I moved to NC.
Wow..my second house I owned in Livonia was on Mayfield…right next to Brookfield
In the early to mid 70's we had a large gang that hung out at Perth amd Brookfield . At the time we were all under 16 . I watched many a drag race down Brookfield late at night from Scone towards Lyndon ? crazy ya know. But the school parking lots were full of fast cars. So what could go wrong with a couple cars going a hundred miles an hour through a residential area ! My first car was this Belvedere I bought when I was 12 and here me and my buddies pushed it to a guys house at the corner of Perth and Brookfield to a have a patch welded in the quarter. At the time I had the motor out. I was about 15 by then. Didn't mean get your thread off course but it sure brings back some memories.
I've never been to Detroit until recently but from what I hear, it's a big ghetto and nothing like the photos show... That's what people always said about Pittsburgh, it was a a dump but it's not. People who come here for the first time are amazed at how beautiful it is.. Looks like Detroit is the same..
When I went to Harry Samuels interior shop I was amazed at what he had the carpets piles up on. 55-57 T birds, 40 Lincoln anniversary edition, 64 Grand Prix. It was amazing.
You all look like a bunch of hoodlums.....
So my neighbor is 93 and recently passed away. I was in the garage messing around and one of his sons came over to look at my car, he’s probably mid 60’s and says “there used to be card all over this neighborhood” tells me about a buddy’s Falcon they radiused the rear wheel wells on and that all the “ rich kids” near 6 mile had Dads always bringing home Cobra Jet Torino’s, Boss Mustangs, SS Chevy’s, said Bentley High parking lot was filled with cars. I was a child of the 70’s and I remember my neighbors plum crazy challenger, the 442, the Vette, the Camaro, that these folks drove.....daily...good times for sure
Thanks for those great pictures. We always liked to cross the border and go to the shows in and around Detroit. There was always very different cool cars and great people.
Interesting tire choice ...
Well for what it’s worth I live in the Suburbs..and Livonia is a safe, middle class area...when I met y Wife in 87 I told my folks I had a date with a Livonia girl and they sad “ oh her family must have money” and I kinda think Detroit is a crap hole...the Downtown area is vastly improved and we frequent many establishments down there...would I pack my family up and move there....never....and even downtown has been having some issues...
If that’s a nice way of saying stupid I agree...that car was begging for some better choices...
It's all true, I graduated from Bentley in 77.
Ok we’re 10 years apart..yeah still plenty of 60’s cars in 77…
There was a black 55 Ford Tudor sat in front of a house for years right down the street from your house, finally disappear in the early 2000’s, it was pretty rusty. Does the guy on the side street near Hubbard still have that maroon 53-54 Chevy. I was on Hubbard for 21 years until 2013, there were only a few older cars around in that period.
I left in 77
Fordson in '79.....
And I never moved out of the neighborhood.....
Inkster 87…couldn’t wait to get outta the neighborhood
So while not a cruise night saw this out cruising..spotted it while taking my daughter to work..and thankfully they were going to the same place..this car has a ton of Detroit History..it’s owner Ivy has passed on, but he bought it new…raced it with a hopped up 348…and then a hot 409. Last time I saw this car Ivy had a couple Wally’s he had won bitd and his scrapbook of old clippings from the local newspaper with his winning results out at Detroit Dragway, and pictures of him in his old Detroit neighborhood with his trophy’s in front of the car. He had black steel wheels, poverty caps, and cheater slicks on it..and when it fired up…everybody was staring in his direction..he used to come into my buddys Dad’s welding shop and get things repaired and we always asked about the 58..we heard he had passed and wondered what would happen to the car. ..thankfully his Sons are taking care of it beautifully and their Mom was out with them tonight. I think it made her happy to know what her Husband’s car, and skill as a driver and mechanic meant to someone like me..they put the wide whites and hubcaps back on…but when I got out I said that’s no 348…they smiled and I said “that’s Ivey’s car” I know that exhaust note anywhere…enough of my rambling…but this stuff means a lot to me..and I was really glad I got to see the car again..
Hope you enjoy
Lots of Mopars tonight…
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