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History Lakes pictures. P.R.C.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by woodiemike, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. woodiemike
    Joined: Jun 19, 2010
    Posts: 315


    Ok; here we go! Yes I am new to the H.A.M.B., and yes I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet. But hey I'm willing to give it a try. Worst that can happen is that I will have to go to my ten year old Grand Daughter and have her bail me out!! Another dose of humiliation!! Anyway, after seeing and reading all the fantastic pictures of past and present cars and projects, I thought I would post [try anyway] some pictures that I have of my Fathers. He, along with his Brother, and Brother In Law were all original members of the Pasadena Roadster Club. Every time I look thru the album, see the old pictures; it amazes me what these guys did, and how fast they went with what they had. Were they crazy, stupid, or a little of both?!! Along with several pictures, I have two P.R.C. plaques, along with one from the Gophers. My Father joined the Gophers after time with the P.R.C. Throw in some timing plaques, El Mirage Programs, and some trophies too. My Father and his Brother grew up in Pasadena. Don't want to ramble too much, so I'll try to throw this out and see what kind of response I get. Have more pictures if interested. Thanks for bearing with me, and I will see where this goes?!!

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  2. Great pics. If you have more, I'd like to see them. Thanks.
  3. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 522


    welcome aboard woodimike,thanks for sharing and post away
  4. Just finished reading for the second time, The Birth of Hot Rodding, The story of the Dry Lakes Era.
    Your pics would have been right at home in this book, thanks for posting.

  5. sdroadster
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 379


    Every time I pull on to the lake bed I feel honored to be in a place where so many young men exerted so much energy to go fast. With out them there would be no real hot rods, and no history. Last week end I went 173 mph at El Mirage, and it was a hell of a ride. Thanks guys.
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  6. Wow great photos! Please ramble on, always great to hear about those early years. Looks like your dad ran both SCTA and Russetta meets. The A roadster with the streamlined nose looks like the George Radnich Cad powered A roadster.
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  7. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,397


    Thank-you for posting these pictures from your family's album.

    We are honoured that you took the time to share them with us. They are special to you, and now they are special to us too. Without paying homage to the past, we can never really appreciate what it is we are tying to do in the present.
  8. X2, first hand pics and knowledge, excellent!-MIKE:cool:
  9. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,498


    Great pictures!

    Not previously published too, I'm guessing.

    Thanks for posting them.

    Got any more? You can ramble on as much as you like as far as I'm concerned.

  10. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    great intro...and pictures...please post more
  11. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,299


    love this history, really great. Thanks and please post more.
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  12. More, please!!!

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  13. ROCKER77
    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
    Posts: 507


    awesome pictures, i'd love to see more!!
  14. TC I wish I could have been there to see the run. Good Job
  15. woodiemike.....THANKS for sharing these neat photos!!!
    Looking forward to seeing more in the future.
  16. Thanks, great stuff.
  17. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,487

    Jalopy Joker

  18. You've definitely arrived at the right place.:D
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  19. Good intro,Great photos,I hope you have more from those glory days! HRP
  20. Great stuff bro. The cars in the background just drive you nuts!!! We'd love more if you have any.......Tim
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  21. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,572


    You definitely will find great appreciation here for your families history. I was fortunate to participate in the last three PRCRR with my '32 Roadster and value the dash plates as historical gems. Thanks for joining the HAMB and posting your photos.
  22. thanks- would love to see more.
  23. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,114

    from California

    wow! please post more!!
  24. FlatJan
    Joined: Dec 13, 2013
    Posts: 278


    gotta love em
  25. woodiemike
    Joined: Jun 19, 2010
    Posts: 315


    First off I want to thank all of you that have responded to my post. Thank you for the interest, and the words of encouragement. As before, I will stumble along here and see what I can do. I'm hoping that to continue the post you just reply like an email? I love the fact that so many of you have shown interest. I'm not really sure how to approach the pictures, so I have decided to try to show them in the original album that my Mom created. [thanks Mom] If you look close at the Roadster P/U, on the cowl it says Daisey Mae Special. That was my Moms name. That is my Dad, Wilmer Jay, and his Brother. You will see his name in places in the album. Speaking of the P/U, like I said before, don't know if these guy's were crazy, nuts, or had balls of giants!! But to go 102 MPH in that thing!!!! What were they thinking?? Aww youth!! I love Stovebolt's quote...without paying homage to the past, we can never really appreciate what it is we are trying to do in the present! I hope by sharing, I can contribute a little something. Hey, sharing is caring, right?! Another thing I would like to point out is the picture of my Dad's 25T [I believe?] in the driveway of my Grandfathers house in Pasadena. The picture's by it's self. If you look close you will see the Pasadena Roadster Plate that I have. Also to reply to these pictures have never been published. They have only been seen by family, friends, and a few others. I still have a bunch more to go, so I hope to send a few more when time permits. If anyone out would like a picture scanned separately, let me know, and I will try my best to get it done. Again thanks for the encouragement, and I will try not to ramble on too much. But there is so much to say!!!! Let me know what you guy's think! IMG_1031.JPG IMG_1018.JPG IMG_1028.JPG IMG_1029.JPG scan0001.jpg IMG_1033.JPG IMG_1034.JPG IMG_1035.JPG

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  26. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,114

    from California

    these photos are incredible. I think they all deserve to be scanned BIG like the first batch. what is going on in the back ground is as interesting as the car in front.

    I think maybe you under estimate the treasure you have with these photos.
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  27. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,799


    Now that is what I'm talking about! Great photos and commentary…. Keep'm coming!
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  28. Kiwifruit
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 199


    Best thread I have seen for ages! keep them coming please, this stuff is GOLD!
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  29. thanks for taking the time to post....really neat history there....thanks
  30. bigorangetruck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2012
    Posts: 54

    from TX

    So true! Pure Gold! The lakes in the 40's?? Too much man, too much.
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