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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by woodiemike, Sep 19, 2014.
Thanks for the history and the 50 Olds pics.
Glenn...a Big Welcome to the Hamb...
Anything you shed regarding these precious times so long ago is very cherished here thank you.
Glenn I am bumping @Rockerhead's pics up to make it easier for the members
Rocker or Glenn what type of rim and spinner? is on the rear of the first pic? I have seen the front type on some Oval/Indy type racers.
These are awesome, by the way. This is Hamb Gold...
To answer your question about who "Acmo" (who nicknamed your Dad) was; note my earlier post showing the name of Tom Acmo McLaughlin. He was one of the older members of the GCRC - 13 years older than I was. He had raced at the prewar Lakes and on through 1953. He held several Russetta records and won lots of trophies at the drags. He finished No. 1 in the 1953 Russetta Points Championship. He knew many of the racers and manufacturers in racing, including drag racing, oval track and Indy car racing and lakes racing. He was a great guy and we all learned from him. I considered him a very close friend and he was a good friend of your Dad's.
Here is a picture of Acmo at the Lakes in 1953. The Hupp/Graham was powered by a 260" GMC engine using Howard Cams equipment. Tom set the 1953 Class A Sedan record with this car.
Next time someone asks, "How was it done back in the day?" I'll reference this thread. Great photos!
Very cool pictures! I have a few vintage Bonneville pictures in my thread at http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...res-bonneville-racing-and-old-farmers.801156/
Most of them are from the original endurance speed trial. You'll find some front drive Cords with the same body as that Hupp/Graham.
Mike, just ran across this thread this mourning, and I'm still on page 8. There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said by the others, all I can say is "priceless"! You probably have enough stuff to publish your own book if you wanted.
priceless, thank you!
Yes, welcome to the HAMB Glenn! Thanks for sharing.
You are very welcome Roadsterholic! It's here for ALL to see, and ALL to enjoy!
Just finished reading this, it is an absolute gem of a thread, thank you for posting
thanx for the awesome historic pix.
Another great history thread, great pictures! Killed the better part of a day going through it, but well worth it.
Thanks for sharing,
I am impressed with the knowledge you have acquired & retained for a man of your young age. Nice to think that there will be a few to keep this history alive, after most of us are gone. Thanks for your part on Mike's thread.
Unless your uncle swapped axles or hubs, the car is a 1936. 1935's had the small bolt pattern, 1936's went to the wide five bolt pattern.
Bringing this up for the new guys. The way it was in the mid to late 40's when hot rods were at their peak of popularity. This is a must read. It speaks to a unique time in history and to the work ethic of the time. Enjoy.
This originally was a Road Ramblers Club Car, but club changed to So-Cal Roadster Club that finally merged with the San Diego Roadster Club.
It’s my PRC Car when I get it street worthy vs cruising around the lake bed, but here it is 1947,
And here in 2017, 70 yrs later.
That guy @ the front is Oz, he just happens to be the tall guy in the pic w/o the shirt on Bro in law - Bill Burke. Oz married his sister 55 yrs ago and spent alot of time at Elmo and Bonneville.
Hey Karl thanks' for the bump! Hard to believe that it's been three years since I started this thread. As they say; how time flies when you're having fun! Glad to see it's still getting view's, and as always, really hope people are still getting inspired going thru all this history. From the git go my goal was to enrich, inspire, and fuel anyone's passion or projects that keep this great hobby of ours going. Safe travels to all.
Kevin, thank you for posting these great pictures. I know you have your own build thread going for the car, but it defiantly has a home here also. Thanks
Kevin, I really enjoy seeing the pictures of your car. It is nothing short of amazing that you were able to keep it and identify it after all these years. Really like the roll pan on it too.
P.s. I think it was decided in this thread that 900$ was a fair amount money back then.
Mine was in Los Angeles in 1947 too. I am not sure if it ran at the lakes or not. It was a channelled car. (It is now unchannelled) shown in avatar. Probably won't be able to identify it because the flathead cad and funky Hudson radius rods were probably added later as seen in the photo in St. Louis 1951 Who knows, maybe it was in the PRC.
Here’s a couple more either lakes cars, One PRC Car, a famous guys car and a pretty kool group of cars...
Gotta start out with a pioneer speed shop owner who is more famous for his pics and other Hot Rod than this unique Tub and his Place in Pasadena History -J.Allen Hawkins.
This bitchin lil Roadster (I’m not exactly positive) is Ray Ingram’s = RTA timer.
The one above sends most Hot Rodder - Lakes enthusiasts over the MQQN! It’s Fred Larsen’s AV8.
This is just a NICE HOT ROD!!! Either Johnny Ryan or Nelson Taylor’s (I’m too lazy to look it up.)
This is my 21 stud car 64D along with 24 stud 64B
Here’s a kool lil 27 T-Ster.....I’ve had it for years
Followed up by a Hot Rod Cover Car and fellow TC neighbor = Don Waite.
And then some other cool cars.
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Talk about some iconic cars. Thanks for bring these out so we can remember where we came from.
Wow this thread is epic. As much as I like reading about guys that find long forgotten cars these pics add so much value to the hobby. Thanks!
@woodiemike...hope all is well with you...a belated Happy New Year. I have a question for you.
There was a pic of Don Blair (Blair's Speed Shop?) of his Hotrod/Blown Racer which I would like to see from the front in it's posted configuration
This pic was posted by @Jive-Bomber in a thread on Bert Bloomquist's Art of Photography
and I highly recommend it
Hello @Stogy. Doing great, thank you for asking. Belated Happy New Year to you also. Hope you and yours are doing good. Yeah Don’s beast is definitely a “dog from every town”. As you know a lot of cars put function before beauty back in the day. Not to mention money. This is as close to the front as I can come up with. Take care my friend.
You're awesome @woodiemike great to hear from you and thanks for sharing your views and that pic...
Just on more related question @woodiemike...Did this Hotrod Racer become the Blair Special?...with this incarnation being a newer dog...
Credit to Photographer, Owner
Really not sure Stogy. Pretty sure it’s the same car. I mean there’s too many similarities not to be right?! If not, it’s definitely a twin!!
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