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So-cal streamliner on display in 1950 after a truly bad day

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J2X, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. J2X
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    S0-CAL liner on display at a 1950 show while on it's trailer - 1950 date is from sign at upper left corner of photo - Note donation jar on nose of car
     

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  2. Offset
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    That is going to keep a few craftsman busy for a while! Interesting photograph, someone on here will have a history of this wreck with in, I would say, ten posts.
     
  3. bubba67
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    Great photo !!!!!
     
  4. 5window
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    Sort of halfway between "hammer it out" and "start over" with a lean toward Start Over.
     

  5. Jalopy Joker
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    not every day can be a good day
     
  6. James Boys
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    A bad day racing is still better than a good day working!
     
  7. The So Cal streamliner crashed on Daytona Beach in 1951. Driver Bill Dailey rode out a series of 150 MPH endos, and survived. That was the end of the car. It was never rebuilt.
     
  8. Offset
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    I knew it. Said we would have the history before the 10th post. Here we have Dean Lowe providing the commentary at post 7. This place amazes me, I just wish I knew something!
     
  9. racinman
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    Still worth saving... may take quite a craftsman...
     
  10. Today yes worth saving for sure, 1951 it was only worth scrap, hence that is what happened.

    The engine was given back to Vic Edelbrock, Mal Hooper bought the quickchange and Al Dal Porto bought the tires, the body and chassis was sold for scrap for a grand total of $4.
     
  11. PKap
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    from Alberta

    On the way into the city. Will call in about 15 mins. Written by Paul's personal secretary


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  12. Jalopy Joker
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    **Thanks for info. so much that was scrapped for parts back in the day would be pure gold now
     
  13. It was crashed pretty bad and is a testament to the builders that the driver survived.

    Mick
     

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  14. 296ardun
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    It was, especially since it crashed twice. Barrel-rolled earlier at El Mirage with Dean Batchelor driving when he got into a cross-wind...Dean got an ambulance ride, but survived with minor injuries, and the car got rebuilt....
     
  15. Fenders
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    That'll buff out !

    (Hey, someone had to say it :D )
     
  16. 296ardun
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    [​IMG]

    right after the Daytona crash

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    Extracting Bill Dailey, this photo from an earlier Toby Denham post:

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  17. I've survived some pretty nasty motorcycle mishaps, but a ride like that would have me afraid to get back in a car even to go to the grocery store!
     

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