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History The "De ARMOND & MARKLEY Special" ROADSTER: A Pictorial History

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. RichFox
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    Me to. great stuff. Some of the pictures showing telephone polls were taken on the old one mile warm up track. Now long gone. It was a good place for tuning.
     
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  2. SIDE NOTE:

    In 1958, the Markley's returned to the salt with a Belly Tank Lakester "borrowed" from Don Colvin:

    1958 - Belly Tank borrowed from Don Colvin got  Charlie in the 2-Club (207.16 MPH).jpg
    Charlie Markley set a two-way average record of 207.16 MPH in this tank ... which garnered him entry into the Bonneville 200 MPH Club!

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    In 1959, the Markley's brought their own P-38 Belly Tank Lakester (with a DeSoto HEMI engine borrowed from Dick Flynn's "Thrifty Auto Supply" dragster) to Bonneville:

    Markley Bros. Belly Tank - 1959 - by William Hewitt (12).jpg
    This famous belly tank is chronicled in my The Markley Bros BELLY TANK: A Pictorial History thread.​
     
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  3. sololobo
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    what excellent historic images, so cool to see all these. Thanx for sharing this iconic story.
     
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  4. modelAsteve
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    Great pictures! Love the push truck, the trailer, camping scenes, etc. Simpler and maybe better times!
     
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  5. Old-Soul
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    Wow those photos are fantastic, skilled camera operators. Love the lettering on the car. Hell, love everything about the car.

    Thanks!
     
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  6. Hey Post, where 'ya been? Thought you had died.;)
     
  7. Old-Soul
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    *checks pulse* Yup, still here it would seem haha. I've been around, as big a slacker as ever I'm afraid. How've you been?
     
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  8. Just as fucked up as always. How's the coupe? Still driving it?
     
  9. Old-Soul
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    Negative, hasn't been on the road since I blew it apart after that last summer :/

    Been working on it though, it'll be back on the road next summer if I can keep motivated / focused on it. Lately I've really been thinking about a banger powered T though ha.
     
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  10. Fordors
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    Great history and a fantastic array of photos. It would have been terrific to have been involved in that deal BITD, it was just a simple, low key time.
    A super thread, thanks.
     
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  11. woodbutcher
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    :D Great pictures of a great and simpler time.Thanks for posting.
    Good luck.have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  12. sanfordsotherson
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    Soooo cool!

    Any idea what the color scheme was? In post #25, it looks to have been repainted with different style numbers.
     
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  13. I believe it was painted a pale blue ... but I'll confirm with Charlie Markley.

    UPDATE: Charlie says it was "light blue".

    Yep ... Good eye! ... They changed the lettering for the second year on the salt:

    1956: #106 lettering in 1956.JPG

    1957: #106 lettering in 1957.JPG
     
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  14. Kiwi Tinbender
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    Fantastic. Amazing pics and History. Thanks for taking the time to post these! Awesome!!
     
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  15. RichFox
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    21752365_1412893625454822_5632880734509967742_n.jpg 21462390_1412893608788157_8560828617535461291_n.jpg And it turns out that these are old pictures. But still a really nice car and person.
    Jerry Larry Lafavor pictures
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  16. @RichFox - I could be wrong ... but I somewhat recall Charlie telling me that the #106 DeArmond & Markley '29 Model A Roadster on Deuce rails wasn't/isn't the same car used to build the #360 Markley Bros. Fuel Roadster.
     
  17. Nobey
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    Great pics of a quality car, from back in the day when guys spent hours just to fit one part.....
     
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  18. RichFox
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    I believe that. But it's still Markley's roadster. And still DeSoto powered and fast.I watched some of the building of this car at Harry Hoffman's shop in Belmont. That would have been around 1980.
     
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  19. quidnunc
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    Great stuff Hemi32, this is why I love this place. Every so often one of these gems pops up. Were these from the REVS Institute? I know there is a bunch of the Hewitt stuff on there.
     
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  20. Since @RichFox mentioned the #360 Markley-Hoffman Fuel Roadster, I thought I might as well share some of my photos of the multiple record setting Bonneville Roadster ...

    Bones & Charlie showed the car at the 1980 Grand National Roadster Show ... in the Oakland Coliseum "basement":

    GNRS - Feb '80 - Ektachrome 18 (by Todd Olson).jpg
    GNRS - Feb '80 - Ektachrome 05 (by Todd Olson).jpg
    GNRS - Feb '80 - Ektachrome 07 (by Todd Olson).jpg
    GNRS - Feb '80 - Ektachrome 19 (by Todd Olson).jpg
     
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  21. On the salt at the 36th Bonneville National Speed Trials (held September 16-22 1984):

    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '84 - 1 (by Bruce Olson).jpg
    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '84 - 2 (by Bruce Olson).jpg
     
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  22. In the pits at the 37th Bonneville Nats (held August 18-24 1985):

    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '85 (by Bruce Olson).jpg
     
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  23. At the 40th Bonneville Nationals (held August 14-20 1988):

    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '88 - 1 (by Bruce Olson).jpg
    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '88 - 2 (by Bruce Olson).jpg
     
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  24. At the 41st Bonneville Speed Week (held August 20-26 1989):

    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '89 (by Bruce Olson).jpg
    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '89 - 1 (by Todd Olson).jpg
    #360 Fuel Roadster - Speed Week '89 - 2 (by Todd Olson).jpg
     
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  25. A couple of (poor quality) scans of my father's B&W prints:

    Markley Bros. #360 Fuel Roadster at the starting line (by Bruce Olson).jpg
    Markley Bros. #360 Fuel Roadster on course (by Bruce Olson).jpg
     
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  26. What an absolutely perfect roadster. Thanks you for the photos.
     
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  27. Stogy
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    Thanks for the ride down Memory Lane @HEMI32
     
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  28. Jeff Norwell
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    OUTSTANDING Todd.
     
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  29. @Jeff Norwell - You gotta love that Baby HEMI (Dodge / DeSoto) eye candy!
     
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  30. Jeff Norwell
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    ABSOLUTELY Todd.....and HOW!
     
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