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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-Head, May 6, 2013.
Cleanest lube man and lube rack in the world.
Wasn't Don Lee the father of Tommy Lee who ran "skipit" at the lakes throughout the post war era?
Yes he was. The body shop at Don Lee Cadillac was the first place Frank Kurtis got a job when he came to California. He was 15 years old, and after working in his father's blacksmith shop took to body work like a duck to water. When Tommy Lee saw Frank's ability, he gave Frank his first custom job. Frank did a lot of custom work for Tommy, including building bodies for the Don Lee sponsored race cars. Frank honed the skills at Don Lee Cadillac that he would use the rest of his life building race cars.
geeze, how many different type of grease and oil did cars use in the old days?
Frank Kurtis and Tommy Lee weren't the only notable figures connected with The Don Lee Cadillac Agency.......................In July 1919, Cadillac dealer Don Lee bought the'' Earl Automobile Works '' formerly owned and run by Harely Earl's dad J.W. Earl. Young Harely Earl worked at the firm designing custom bodies for Hollywood stars, and the well moneied until being hired away by Alfred P. Sloan, then president of General Motors.
" Humpty Dumpty was pushed "
Dean, Isn't this the "Don Lee Special" used in the movie, "To Please A Lady"? It now resides in the Tom Malloy Collection in Corona,Ca.
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