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

  1. KKrod
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    D&Bautosales1948cropped.jpg Tattersfield.jpg
    How about a visit to D&B motor sales to look at the roadsters! The place to buy, sell, or consign your hot rod. I think Pat Ganahl did a piece about D&B.
     
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  2. KKrod
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    In tribute to Larry Shinoda.

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  3. wedjim
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    Wow, incredible stuff to look thru. Awesome chunk of history!


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  4. woodiemike
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    Moving along....have a few more ready for you. Like I had said earlier, some of these have been shown before. But what the heck, I like re-runs! So here ya go.




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  5. davo461
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    Utterly amazing! How lucky are you to have these pictures and, how lucky are we to see them?
     
  6. Carter
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    Phenomenal stuff!
    Mike, thank you for sharing this with us!
     
  7. I cant thank you enough for sharing this fantastic history with all of us. Very interesting to say the least !
     
  8. Cyclone Kevin
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    Thank You WoodieMike for posting these extremely Kool pix! Thanx again for bringing them to the PRC meeting a few years back, That was truly fun!!! It's always nice to know that someone had taken the time to preserve history for the future gens to come.
     
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  9. woodiemike
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    Thank you all for the kind words, I really appreciate it. Busy week [Thanksgiving], but I do have a few things ready to post. I really love the article on the First Annual Bonneville National Speed Trials. And check out the the entry fee $7.50!!!!! As always....hope you enjoy.




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  10. 296ardun
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    It just continues to get better, thanks for posting, great tribute picture of Doug Hartlett's roadster, and Doug on the competition committee, he just passed recently. So many famous names, including long-time starter Roy "Multy" Aldrich on the "hospital committee" and starter the legendary Charles "Kong" Jackson (who also passed recently).
     
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  11. Hard to beat that banger-powered '29 tub with the dual Strombergs! Sweet

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  12. Nobey
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    Once again fantastic stuff Mike, thank you.
    The Ted Truesdell roadster- would that be the Glendale Stokers?
     
  13. woodiemike
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    Hello Nobey...you are very welcome. I personally can not "stake my life on it", but I think it's just the Stokers. As you can see by the Lakes Duties schedule I will post, there were both the Glendale Stokers, and the Stokers. Thanks for the comment.



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  14. Rockerhead
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    Ted Truesdell was a member of the Stokers club in the SCTA. The club was from the general Glendale area. There were club members from the surrounding areas, including Pasadena (Duff Livingstone, Don Nicholson, Marvin Watson and others). The club was often called the Glendale Stokers to show a difference from the Strokers (Whittier area). The other Glendale club was the Sidewinders. The Sidewinders were a prewar club that continues on today.
    Don
     
  15. 3wLarry
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    anyone else notice the Firestone white lettered tires on the tub?
     
  16. firingorder1
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    I love the entry fee for the '49 Bonneville. $7.50!! Some inflation since then. $525 this year and God only knows what it will be next year!!
     
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  17. JakesA
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    Yes, I noticed the tyres which is a good lookPopular to do that here in oz in the 50's and early 60's.
    Sometimes highlighting the tyre size as well. popular colours were gold, silver and white.
     
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  18. If you had all of these pictures professionally scanned and restored, and then put in a large format "coffee table" book, I would buy it in a heart beat, even if it ended up being a couple of hundred bucks ... priceless stuff you are posting, thanks!
     
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  19. KKrod
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    This roadster and driver George (Fabry) would fit right into Don Montgomery's book "Authentic Hot Rods". That is exactly what this is. An authentic 40's street driven and raced at the lakes Hot rod. I enjoy looking at the restored cars from the era but for some reason I am attracted to cars like this one which is a nice realistic appearing driven roadster. Makes me wonder how much the value of a roadster like this was worth in the forties. Any ideas? Don?? I'm guess around $ 800, maybe less?

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  20. Floorboardinit
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    I'm in for a book too...maybe not for a "couple hundred" though. Self publishing isn't as expensive as it used to be. Heck, maybe there could be a collaboration with Ryan and make it available thru the Jalopy Journal store. JohnnyA


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  21. Rockerhead
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  22. Nobey
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    Thank you Don for the clarification, I was never sure if there was more then one Stokers club.
    Thanks to you guys, I can now ad two more members to my list of 18 Glendale Stokers.
     
  23. Rockerhead
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    In 1950 my Hudson sedan was my transportation car, my street racer, dry lakes racer and when drag racing started my drag racer. The car, with the heavy Buick engine, weighted more than most of the other race cars. So I took out the back seats leaving only a small fuel tank in the rear.. In order for the car to look OK inside I wanted a "touneau"(?) cover over the rear seat area; similar to the roadster cockpit covers.
    George Fabry was in the upholstery business then. His small shop was on north Allen Ave. in Pasadena, I recall.
    George made the cover. It snapped in place and covered the various stuff in the back. He did a good job. He also did hot rod upholstery during that time.
    In my book "Old Hot Rods Scrapbook' I used a couple of photos of a '32 3 window coupe that a Pasadena friend of mine, Nat Aucott, built in 1949. Nat got a 1/4" stroker engine that George Fabry had run at the Lakes. I believe that George also upholstered Nat's very nice coupe.
    The rest of the story is about 8 +/- years ago a fellow from New Mexico said he thought he had Nat's old coupe, based on the photos in my book. I gave him Nat's address. He got together with Nat and they determined that he did indeed have the car. So the car still lives as a nice street rod.
    Don www.montgomeryhotrodbooks.com





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  25. SuperFleye
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    Thanks for the input Rockerhead. Bill Boren's daughter Karen has shared all of Bill's photos and we have uploaded all these to a Screwdrivers Facebook page that you can see here:

    https://www.facebook.com/hotrods1948

    The page contains a lot of photos that we are working on gathering more info on, so please chime in :)

    Below are some examples:

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  26. SuperFleye
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    Wow, thanks a lot for sharing these great photos Woodiemike!
     
  27. woodiemike
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    Thanks for the comment Karl...as always, you have a good eye for things. As many have said before, these guy's drove these cars everywhere! They were their daily driver, grocery getter, and everything in between! Dad had said that most of his cars were in the range of $500/$800. So spot on there. In my next post you will see George Fabry's car at El Mirage with hood, and a time of 118 MPH.
     
  28. woodiemike
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    You are very welcome Superflye! Thanks for chiming in, and I really like where your website is going. Thanks for sharing. Like I have said before, and will say again, this stuff needs to be shared!!!!
     
  29. woodiemike
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    Ok Boys and Girls...another page for you to study. Picture of my Uncle Don's T. Love the altitude on the carbs! Great picture of the Elco Twin, Jack Clori, Don Blair, and George Fabry. Thank you to all that have commented. I love to hear what you have to say. As always, hope you enjoy, and "keep the ball rolling"!!



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  30. Rockerhead
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    The '32 roadster, car number 98 C roadster, in the background was owned by George Kalem of the Roadrunners club. This is apparently an SCTA lakes photo from May 25, 1947. George recorded a good 119.53 mph time that day. The top 13 class C Roadsters recorded times from 125.52 mph down to 119.68 mph. It was a very competitive class.
    George Kalem drove his roadster to school then - John Muir Junior College in Pasadena. He usually parked across the street in front of the school. I would often look out at the roadster from the classroom. I thought it was perhaps the nicest roadster at the school then.
    The foreground roadster is the Elco Twin Special owned by Bert Lether of the Roadrunner (#24C). Bert's roadster turned 124.30 mph for 3rd place that day. Don
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