Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Old DETROIT AUTORAMA picture thread, what do you have ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Harms Way, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Mattbee
    Joined: Feb 5, 2010
    Posts: 627

    Mattbee
    Member

    Here is a photo that I got. Does anybody know anybody in the picture?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    These are some I found with a different array of
    cars although I do have several shots of the same cars.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. mrtc4w
    Joined: Dec 23, 2008
    Posts: 261

    mrtc4w
    Member

    Anything you would like to share is OK with me.

    The green T, Trojan T(?) was a Toledo, OH car. I was pre-teen at the time but I remember it well, especially after it was featured in a couple car mags of the time. It was nice to have an older brother with friends that bought the magazines. I couldn't hang out with them, but I am grateful for the times they forgot their 'zines.

    Marty
    Marysville, OH
     
  4. The shot of the Beatnic Bandit shows the controller that was used during the floor show that was part of the Bandit display. I hired the Bandit for a show I produced in 1961. Ron Ekholm brought the car to St. Petersburg florida for the show. The floor show was very professional and Ron controlled the top, steering, and even fired the car up right on the show floor. It ran on Alcohol so it wouldn't gas you out.Wouldn't be allowed today for sure. It used the first stereo recordings as part of the presentation with bongos going from speaker to speaker. The music was Enoch Light orchestra and the Light Brigade, with a hollywood type announcer talking about the car of the future.
     
  5. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,847

    Harms Way
    Member

    Fantastic Dave !,... Thank you so much !,... Any other pictures you would like to share we would love to see,... Especially Autorama, but also anything in the the Metro Detroit area from back in the day. Thanks again so much.
     
  6. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    What an absolutely awesome picture!!!! I feel like that '36 in the foreground could have been my inspiration for building my '35. It's so cool....white roof insert, Sun Tach transmitter box, big ol' white walls. Thanks so much for posting this!
     
  7. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    redlinetoys
    Member
    from Midwest

    Lots of great shots here. The blue one is quite the stunner. Perfect for date night. And the coupe for race night. Actually this pair of cars would go just great in my garage together!!
     

    Attached Files:

  8. fiftee6effie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 124

    fiftee6effie
    Member

    Wow! Just seen this thread, awesome pictures!
     
  9. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,025

    Evel
    Member
    1. 60s Show Rods

    Those shots of the kookie Kar with the golden Sahara is awesome!! That's when good ol Jim Street was showing them!!
     
  10. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,779

    Rikster
    Member

    Fantastic photos Dave... Really amazing quality.

    Thanks for sharing them.
     
  11. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    Not all are autorama, but they are "from
    the day"
     

    Attached Files:

  12. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    A few more, sorry about the jumpin'
    around but they post a little different
    than how I load them.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    Just looking for a few more
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,847

    Harms Way
    Member

    Totally awesome Dave,.... please keep them coming,....
     
  15. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,779

    Rikster
    Member

    Absolutely amazing slides Dave... WOW!!!
     
  16. The pearl paint on the Kookie T and the Sahara is awesome. The El MAtador still has the blended paint that had disappeared before I got the car. Looks like set up night, as the lights were low.
    Thanks Dave
     
  17. Great shots....Great Cars Dave.......Thanks from a fellow time traveler......Centurion9
     
  18. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    Less than a year after Dick Bailey sat in the Kookie T
    at a show, he built his own from the ground up.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,847

    Harms Way
    Member

    Dick Bailey & Ron Baynton had a couple of chopped, full fendered Deuce 3/w that looked a lot alike,.... fantastic looking cars !,.. Ron had his displayed in the 25th. Detroit Autorama, parked back to back with his Purple full fendered chopped Deuce 5/W,... Would LOVE to see a picture of that !

    This is Dick's 3/W
     

    Attached Files:

  20. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome!! This one Shazam was in TRJ for some East Coast coverage a few months back.
     
  21. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,792

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Thanks for posting those pictures are awesome.
    I remember seeing the two almost Identical chopped black 32 3 windows parked next to each other at the Ford swap meet in Dearborn must have been in 76, I was only 14, but never stopped dreaming of those.
     
  22. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,024

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    [​IMG]

    Killer photos Dave!! I have never seen this gold flaked version of the X-Sonic before....not as I can remember anyway :) Do you remember where and when this was taken?
     
  23. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,024

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    Shit...that came out large :)
     
  24. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    Man, those old shots look a lot different
    on here, than they did back then with the
    old slide projector and a sheet on the wall.
     
  25. 57belair
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 96

    57belair
    Member Emeritus
    from Michigan

    Hey Guys,
    Here's a few more
     

    Attached Files:

    ratrodzrcool likes this.
  26. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,847

    Harms Way
    Member

    Here's Paul Hatton's & Paul Stafansky's Boss Hoss ,...... Both legendary,.. But Paul Hatton has had his hands on more significant, high profile cars than any of us could ever imagine.

    Paul Hatton is truly a great guy, and a huge legend in Hot Rodding over many decades. The people that count him as a friend is like a who's-who of famous names of everything automotive,... He is a incredibly talented man, And I am honored to know him.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  27. Sudden Spurts
    Joined: Feb 4, 2012
    Posts: 11

    Sudden Spurts
    Member

    Not really old. 2006, but still good stuff.
     

    Attached Files:

  28. Sudden Spurts
    Joined: Feb 4, 2012
    Posts: 11

    Sudden Spurts
    Member

    More from 2006.
     

    Attached Files:

  29. Sudden Spurts
    Joined: Feb 4, 2012
    Posts: 11

    Sudden Spurts
    Member

    ...and the last of 2006.
     

    Attached Files:

  30. Back to the top to see if we can find any more photos from the early days at the Detroit Autorama. I will be there again this year, if I can find a hole in the weather from Atlanta.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.