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History Long Beach Newspaper 1948

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tom Ingram, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Tom Ingram
    Joined: Aug 24, 2007
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    Tom Ingram

    I found an old Long Beach Press Telegram newspaper last year from August 22nd 1948. On page A-10 I found this. PressTelegramHotRod.jpg
  2. panheadguy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2005
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    from S.E. WI

    Where are they (and the car) now?
  3. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    scrap metal 48

    Ford looks really cherry.. It should being only 15 years old...
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  4. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,597


    Well, Mr. Deem would be around 85 years old now and Mr. Gennette would be about 83. Perhaps one of the sleuths here on the HAMB might be able to track one or both of them down if they are still with us and share this memory. I think that would be pretty cool.
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  5. ..............You did the math quicker than I did.;) What a great story! Sure would like to know if these gentlemen are still with us. How cool would it be to hear how the trip went.:)
  6. JR_31Coupe
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  7. JR_31Coupe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
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    The original reliability run.
  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Thanks for posting that Tom...they probably had 10 bucks left over when they got back...they were also ready for BC's fender laws too. These pics are great for referencing rod styling of the time period.
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  9. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    from Idaho

    It's still running dry brakes ???
  10. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Atwater Mike

    Those fenders were a little bit 'forward'... Most attractive when clocked backward, (more effective, too!)
    That's a cherry '33...Look at the body, hood, and grille...
    Think them boys are still around? If so, they've got some stories...

    I've got one, come to think of it... had a '30 Model A Coupe, channeled it 6", no fenders, cool '38 21 stud flattie, 2 jugger, carbs close together...Winfield cam, Tony Encina built the mill in '52. (my bud's Dad, he was a furniture maker. Shirley Temple Black was a main customer!)
    I drove that 'Bone in all kinds of weather, rain was no prob'! Electric wiper motor, 6 dependable volts...
    One day it was pouring, some chicks were under umbrellas on Park Avenue, so I went into the left turn on Shasta Ave., 'real cool and sporty like', drivers window rolled down, hung a faaaast left, and the drivers tire put a rooster tail of about 4 gallons right into my face and lap!
    Those chicks dropped their umbrellas, laughing so hard...
    I was cool, though...Cut school for the next 3 days, hid the Coupe at Grandma's house...
    That was when I started wearing the shades, all the time. :cool: 'Incognito'...
    Sure coulda used those 'bike fenders'...:D
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  11. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    That is the day and year I was born.
  12. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    from nor cal

    That's pretty cool. I see Bob is ready for any high water that might come their way.
  13. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Not to thread hijak...Hey Mike you have so many cars and no pics have you shared? You could start a thread. We like the old stuff as you know...;)
  14. myold88
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 71

    from ct

    That looks like a 3 window coupe. Not a lot of room for a trip like that.
  15. Burny
    Joined: Dec 20, 2004
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    Cool... In my neighborhood too...
  16. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
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    Thats a neat article. I would love to know why they decided to drive up here and if they made it.
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  17. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    Around the corner from me...great story!
  18. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
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    Roads no doubt would have been quite a adventure. And Vancouver in '48,,the gun turrets at Wreck Beach likely would have been a stopping point;)
  19. Very cool photo and story. Sure would like to hear if they made it....
  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    the joys of optimistic youth - " I am invinceable, nothing can stop me ". wonder if their parents learned about the trip through this newspaper article?
  21. toml24
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
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    They were both probably drafted by Uncle Sam and served in South Korea.
  22. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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