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Modifieds as they were (Pre WW2)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jimmy B, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. the smashed up 35 coupe was in this book i just got called "muroc: when the hot rods ran". told a story about how as soon as the ambulence drove the victims away the car was canabalized.
  2. I thought I would bump this thread up as I have IDed some of the cars pictured & so that the people that missed this the first time around has the chance to view these awesome pics

    Ernie McAfee was the owner/driver of this mod (I love the proportions on this car).

    Another Ernie McAfee car by this time Karl Orr had acquired the car

    Spaulding Brothers streamliner pre-war, Their parents donated it to the scrap drive during WW2

    "Skip-It" Built in 1934 for 14 yo George "Skip" Rubsch by his father. Car was rebuilt in 1936 and again in '38, that is when it got the '38 olds grille red flames on cream body. <---- info from Dean Batchelor's "Dry Lakes & Drag Strips"

    & finally Marvin Lee's A-V8 which caught fire when the canvas bellypan filled with fuel and the hot exhaust ignited the built up fuel, car wasn't saved. Lee went on to build the City of Pasadena GMC streamliner.
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  3. Jalopy Banger
    Joined: Aug 5, 2002
    Posts: 376

    Jalopy Banger
    from Sweden

    Jimmy B, now i will fall asleep with a smile in my face. Those pictures are great! Thanks for sharing.
  4. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,273

    general gow
    Staff Member

    those are fantastic. thank you.
  5. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267


    amazing, thank you
  6. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,077


    Now this is the HAMB as it was meant to be !!!!

    Many, MANY thanks.
  7. Sure good to see this thread again,this thread is what convinced me to join the HAMB. This is a perfect example,of the need for a "HISTORICAL ARCHIVE".:D
  8. irishpol
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 601

    from Texas

    They're still being built.... Here's Krazy Kate's

    Attached Files:

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    Joined: Oct 6, 2007
    Posts: 700


    Those are some incredable pics. Glad it was brought back up. I had not seen them. Thanks, BOBBY FORD
  10. deuceguy
    Joined: Nov 10, 2002
    Posts: 432


    That's some great history!
  11. uncleAud
    Joined: Jan 2, 2003
    Posts: 123


    You know boys that this is a "traditional hot rod forum"!! I know that the pics were black and white but I didn't see any red wheels, some of them weren't black, no trace of mexican blankets and it appeared that some of them were even towed not driven!!!

    Sorry couldn't help myself...this post has been a long time coming and was very well done. This pics were worth more than a thousand words apeice...Thanks again.
  12. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,640

    from California

    Very cool pictures......Hot Rod history.
  13. matt 3083
    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 137

    matt 3083
    from Tucson, Az

    One of the things that I always notice in almost
    all old racing pictures is the tires. Almost always
    bald. Those guys had a lot of nerve. They also
    look like they were having a lot of fun. Not as
    commercial as today. Forgot to mention that I love
    old photos like these. They are in really good
    condition. Something to treasure.
  14. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell

    This is still one of the best threads on this board.
  15. bigdreamsnobux
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 222


    These are just amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
  16. PunkRodder
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 480


    I love the 90 mph club pic. Thanks for sharing.
  17. vein
    Joined: Aug 9, 2005
    Posts: 479


    This post just reminds me of going to my grandfathers house and him showing me these amazing pictures of what was going on at that time and moment! great pictures thank you!!!
  18. Where are those pictures now? Hint,Hint!!;)
  19. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,876


    those are some awsome pics. Thanks for sharing them.
  20. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,161


    Great photos Jimmy, thanks for sharing with us. Those will be used as reference for years to come by many of us.

    I expect that "last" racing photo has become the desktop background for many folks here.
  21. Holy crap. Those pics are awesome!!!
  22. DaveInc
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
    Posts: 81


    Very cool look at the times. The last photo is amazing! I would make a big print and hang it in the garage. D
  23. jimb0
    Joined: Oct 29, 2007
    Posts: 137


    that was pretty amazing
  24. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 843

    from garage

    seeing as a spammer has opened this up again,i'll just that the drag link pictured here is a classic! . Big ons indeed needed to drive that at 112 mph!
  25. Grade A HAMB thread!
  26. miller91
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 542


    I dare say that form following function as expressed in these QUINTESSENTIAL photos reveals why so many modern hot rods fall short. This stuff is the PURE.
  27. doctorZ
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
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  28. TraderJack
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Posts: 330


    Hey, we didn't know any better when we drove those things, Heck, when they put the rule in that you had to wear a helmet it caused complaints because the damn helmet cost money.
    You look at those pictures and you will see there was little money spent on the cars, or the clothes , to make them look pretty!

    I am surprised that no one comment on the wet ground in some of those pictures.

    And ,yep, you didn't dare leave a wrecked car around that has stuff on it!

    Bald tires were cheap, new tires expensive!

    Body work is what you wanted to do if you could, otherwise you left the dents in .

    But, it was fun, games, smiles , and entertainment.

    The 90 mph club was a big deal, believe it or not.

    Traderjack, Yep, I was there at that time!
  29. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,322

    from Kentucky

    This one does it for me.

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  30. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    Damn! How have I missed this thread?

    I love the Legion Special!






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