The Jalopy Journal
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Thanks for sharing. Roadsters are neat in the Summer
Oh man you’re making me miss Bay Area events!
Man those are some great snaps!’let me go digging for ya
Few I found in my phone. Not all taken by me. I think this will let me do 10 at a time
Second part. Man felt like I didn’t take many photos of the projects this summer but then had a hard time narrowing it down to 20. Lots of garage and driveway time for us this summer @Austin kays is busting ass to get his coupe to the Roc it’s been a lot of fun watching it come together.
Some good ones in there @winduptoy whats the story on the norm skull?
...yes...good eye there Tim but I expect no less...
A long time LA California resident, who is still active in the LA Roadster Club, had us to his residence in Los Lunas, NM....which is more garage than house....my kind of house.
It is his car and I will go back to visit again.... I now have an open invitation and he is a gem along with his supportive wife. I didn't get the back story on this car as I was snapping pics as he was talking about his other cars with my Wednesday lunch chums....we try to do something like this often....the piston in the banger came apart on the return trip....way in excess of 75 mph....It had dropped a plug but has healed itself.....
Car club therapy …..
Joey, is the orange tank truck a White truck ? It sure looks like a keeper.
God stuff, Joey!
Wish I could been there super neet photos
“There’s nothing better than the summertime. Warm days, fun nights and plenty of hours behind the wheel of old cars. Time moves quickly, and it seems like just yesterday that we were saying hello to my favorite season…”
Well, here is is for several weeks, it was jacket weather and the nights got cold. the daytime weather was cold and foggy along the coast and reached inland as usual. The overcast weather was about what it should be for a normal fall season. It was a relatively mild summer for us. We do not have A/C as a lot of inland homes and even along the coast use the A/C during the summers. The usual ocean breeze keeps the temperatures down. The hot weather started in September and headed into the fall months with a cooling pattern.
But this week in October we are now in a HOT weather pattern for several days, perhaps for a week or so. Yesterday, it was low 80s along the beach and a few miles inland, up to 90 degrees. Yes, summer is still around and it is in October fall month of Halloween activities. So, goes the advertising in the news, TV, and stores.
Sometimes it is confusing around So Cal. The seasons change, but not like it does in the Midwest or Eastern seaboard. We see the fall leaves when the only row of trees like the ones along some streets lose their leaves. Then it gets green again for the early Summer arrival due to the weather. Those trees do not know they are in So Cal, so for them, it is a short winter. Winter storms are generally mild, but we do get some snow, even down to the coastal range of mountains and hills. We are lucky for the mild weather.
Our location in So Cal is a different kind of animal. So Cal is officially in a Mediterranean climate zone. The area is like a wide spread desert and the need of moisture/fresh water was well known in the West as development and exploration started a long time ago. Because of the nice weather, almost everyday throughout the year, warm weather brings out the cool hot rods and trucks onto the local coastal highways.
But, even with supplies of water, there is always some kind of limitation or usage of excess water for each homeowner. So, over the years, our consumption of water has gotten less each year. By choice we changed our thirsty grass areas over to low water consumption plants that helped us conserve water usage all year and still look good in the process.
We are not the only ones affected. Everyone has been given the “lower your water consumption” directive as the costs were raised for all. despite the heavy rainfall during our past winter attack and our super rainy tropical storms that lingered a little too long and close by. Water supplies are up, but for how long?
So, we are lucky, the coastal influence is important, but we mostly get warm weather during the year. Mild weather, even during what we think is a cold winter, is usually the norm. One year, when our son was born, it was 93 degrees and a wild fire was blazing in Camp Pendleton. Yikes!
There were plenty of summer photos, but these, recently got first choice.
Summer 1966-67 trip to downtown San Francisco to the Steinheart Aquarium. Opened in 1923, it was a young 43 years old then. No parking near the place, so around the corner was an empty space in front of a cool looking 55 Chevy.
Then in 1968, we found a location in Northern California that we wanted to purchase and move our whole married lifestyle. A 5 acre hilltop location so we could get a cool looking cabin built to enjoy a very low key small community and the nearby surf spots.
The local greeting party was happy to see us...
Then finally, one of the nicest clear sunny days in San Francisco/Sausalito area. It allowed us to go all over San Francisco and the big bay without worrying about the constant fog bank that rushes inland at a moments notice to blanket everything, sometimes for days.
Towards the end of the day, we took the requisite walk across the Golden Gate Bridge/fast traffic/sunset photo and then had a nice sunset dinner in Sausalito.
The next day, we followed the winding coastal road to another community to check out the whole scene there. It was too expensive, secluded and so far from any commercial businesses, like hospitals and local doctors/supplies, etc. A weekly grocery trip would take a least an hour to get there, shop and then return for another hour on this winding, wind blown coastal highway to the enclave of homes spread out among the coastal cliff properties. It was a nice place to visit, but we decide that it was too secluded from everything and everybody. There are still places like that along the coast of California... YRMV
Just a heads up to @nickthebandit , that is an " AUTOCAR " "COE" tanker,
not a "WHITE", its very easy to get the grille patterns confused.
Yes indeed , it's a candidate to get a ton of money pumped into it !
Great Shots Joey...and all you others...I guess it's really a huge part of what life is all about...appreciating stuff that makes you feel good...
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