The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1ton, Nov 8, 2019.
Next p/u project starting out
My father Willard Palmer leaning on the door of Bill Roese's late model at Mid State Speedway...
...with his back to the camera in the Citco service jacket behind Jack Miller's late model at Fonda speedway(Dad was helping Jack at the time)...
...and to the far left with glasses in the white t shirt. Harry Peek in the Dexter Dorr car
A thing of beauty!
....Thanks for the kind words, Alan. Just an old hot rod.
One of the nicest looking old hot rods was shown to be in So Cal. It fits the old fenderless style of the early 50s. It pays to have a digital camera ready when driving around doing the short term trips to the bank or for filling the gas tanks. A nice maroon paint, black wire wheels and blackwalls gives it some attitude.
I also liked the license plate that was not shown for obvious reasons. But, if you see it on the road, check it out. A fleeting moment of a style from So Cal 1950s era.
That convertible looks like Lumpy Rutherford's from "Leave it to Beaver"
Might I suggest you start at the beginning.
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The first car I remember my Father had would you give your 6 year old a spear with a metal tip on it?
You'll put your eye out with that thing!! Oh wait, that was a BB gun.
...this was a local cruise and I always get a chuckle looking at it...I call it Ferrari Love...
My first set of wheels with a motor, 57 Cushman,kinda beat up from contact with road. Imagine riding barefoot now days
yer girlfriend looks like kind of a bitch! (actually a pretty cool picture that put a smile on my face)
Woody mural in the background.
Here we go again being “out viewed,” if there is such a thing. We were driving around to check out the latest big surf that was rolling into the So Cal coastline and drove through some old industrial areas. The beach is just a mile or so away, but the best surfing areas are a longer road trip just South, towards Oceanside, CA.
But, since my wife knows a convertible or two, see can spot them a mile away. In this case, while we were cruising down this street, she saw this 1965 Oldsmobile Convertible quite a distance away. She has an eye for spotting those old cars, since I am the majority driver. We like seeing those old cars as we have our own tastes. The old hot rods and cruisers were what we grew up riding around in and seeing them almost daily on the streets of So Cal.
Our old eyes are still sharp, but, she can spot a convertible from quite a distance. More kudos to her. If I can take a digital photo with my camera, while driving, then that is good. But, if the shot can be composed, my wife has a good eye for a photo shoot. Sometimes, these cars just pop up and we drive by missing the photo opportunity. If the old folks can get their eyes and actions going, a photo or two can be taken.
A pic my son took a couple weeks ago when my car broke down just into Kansas on our way to Salina for the KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular.
Me with my old modified dirt track car .
About 1971, second car in high school, first photo is the day I bought it.
But then things took a turn!
Me in about 1977 or so standing by my dad’s 65 vette coupe he had just bought to fix.
sitting in an Offy in my home town when young
me as young fellow in Marshall Sargent (USA driver) Mod
next,Marshall going for a spin
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