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History SCTA Clubs... 1948

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    from Austin, TX
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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  2. It seems I've seen a "head-on" shot from that day. I may be confused with the one like that they took on the salt, but I recall seeing pavement. It'll take me forever to find it, I'm sure.

    I wonder what it is that has the attention of the little boy by the Dolphins belly tank and the guy perched on the Oakland Roadster Club car.

    Good stuff, though.
  3. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Always loved the pic. That roadster looks like something Eddie Dye would have built.........or ZACH SUHR.
  4. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    Never been perched on top of a latter...been on a ladder a time or two.

    Love that I can really see painted cars, not a bunch of primer rides. The duvall windshield and the chin look great on the Stroker's car. Right along with the louvers.

    Whats the "old dude" doing in the back? Looks frustrated!!
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  5. Maybe the old dude realized instead of purchasing the "New" Dodge, he could have had something that really cooks!!:)
  6. latter?;)

    Always have dug that picture myself.
  7. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    :)Great photo. Spelling police, busting on the big guy.:)

  8. Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    I SUCK at spelling... Public school systems of west texas did me in...
  9. And Ryan knows its all in good fun!

    Naw, I think was that upside down pass in the drag car:p
  10. Ryan
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  11. the speed graphic...your view is through the back: which makes the image upside down and backwards.
  12. One of my fav pics for sure. I too have always wondered about that 28/29 roadster. Love the hood, trunk and "nose" on it. I've also been trying to locate any info on the killer little 26/27 with the shiny cowl lid. Both cars looks killer!
  13. That is a great photo ... and rumor has it that the photographer was actually not perched on a ladder ... but rather on the shoulder's of a hot rodder from Bell/Maywood California ... a 16 year old kid named Ed Roth ... and we all know that later in life, "Big Daddy" became a Mormon (aka Latter Day Saint) ... so quit busting Ryan's chops about his "spelling". :rolleyes: :D
  14. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
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    from Neosho, MO

    The roadster might be the one own by a man of the last name Courtney. He was the uncle of a friend of mine John Courtney. I believe that is a Hallock (sp) windsheld and his uncle's car had that style of windshield. John's uncle's car was pictured in a group shot in the first issue of Hot Rod I believe. I will try to dig that issue out and see it appears to be the same car.

  15. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

  16. 1950ChevySuburban
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    from Tucson AZ

    Pretty cool pic, hadn't seen that one before. Isn't 1948 a bit early for good color like that, or was it doctored up some?
  17. Color film is around as early as WW1. By post WW2, it is available.
  18. flamingokid
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    One of the best pix to date.....
  19. SUHRsc
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    edit....wrong info

    refer to JimmyB's post....
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  20. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
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    Von Franco

    Clubs are for SEALS...................
  21. HEBE GB
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
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    As are lead filled snow shoes. :eek: Still a cool picture.

  22. OLLIN
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    one of my favorite pics. I wonder where the pics from the rest of the roll are? ;)
  23. jjsound
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    I believe that the car in question belonged to one of the members of the "strokers"...
  24. That is a Great Photo and was taken by Don Cox it is included in the Birth of Hot Rodding book. The Right side of the photo is cut off bottom right should show Doane Spencer's roadster. The roadster with the Bip is actually Art Tremaine's roadster it is pictured on pg 97 and 119 of Birth of Hot Rodding. It was later Olds powered and ran as a drag car in Texas and featured in HRM it is rumored to survive somewhere in Texas.
    scans from Drag Roadsters............picture thread






  25. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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    It's a real pain to get a group shot together, so, I suspect that's why there are so few...but those of them that were shot are real jewels.

    Just goes to show that this summer's events would be a good time for more of these group photos...all you need is a ladder and a loud voice...

    What is a pain in the neck today is tomorrow's historic photo....

  26. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    Great photo indeed! The angle looks to me too high to be from the shoulders of even a tall guy like Big Daddy though.
  27. Kiwifruit
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 199


    one of my favourite shots for sure! oh to have the flat black 36 3 window (top left) to use as a tow car for my lakes roadster.
    my copy of 'The Birth of Hotrodding' is pretty well worn because it's full of great colour shots like this.
  28. Robert sez he might have another book in the works. He has some new material... he once told me never again though.
  29. Gaters
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
    Posts: 557


    I'd seen a similar photo to this except the owners were standing beside their hot rods. The Gaters CC autos are Emil Dietrich's Streamliner 2nd from left, 1st row. And Regg Schlemmer's 27 T roadster 1st car, 2nd row. The first car on the left front row is Bert Letner's (Road Runners).

    GREAT Photo! Thanks for sharing.

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