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History Vintage Bonneville car pictures

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dean Lowe, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. rick finch
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    Wait a damn minute......I DID acknowledge "one pic" of it! Go back and read my post. :D (tsk, tsk...glass houses Mr.Observant.)
     
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  2. rick finch
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    Hey Rich Fox.....any relation? Cooper streamliner powered by a MG motor, ran at Bonneville in 1954 by John Fox from San Anselmo, Ca.
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  3. Oh yeah! How come it took you over 2 years to find this thread Finch?!! :p
     
  4. rick finch
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    You caught the tater.......:eek:
     
  5. Gaters
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    Rich - Merry New Year to you too. Thanks for posting the picts.

    What magazine is this picture printed in. I am interested in the belly tank in the background. That may be the Hersom Bros from what I can see of the tank. This is the first Bonneville, yes?

    Chris
     

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  6. Sorry Gaters, but many of the photos in my files have been there for years, and I have not clue where I picked them up. Being an Old Fart, I do remember which ones I shot....but maybe not every time!

    These are from my office 'puter. Like the previous ones, some are old and some not so much. Photo's 4 thru 10 are from 1938.
     

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  7. More from the vault....
     

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  8. rick finch
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    Bob & Bill Summers......
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    Built in an old fruit packing shed.....
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    Keith Black 426c.i. hemi on alcohol....(x4)
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    Bob's self deprecating "ME" on his helmet.....:D
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    Their 409.277 mph record for piston driven engines stood for 26 yrs!
    (425.990 mph out the back door)
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    Bob died @ age 55 of a heart attack.....not afraid to go 400+ mph, but died because he had an abject fear of doctors, and refused to see one....:(
     
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    Not vintage but some more shots of the Summers Bros. during restoration.
     

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    This thread rocks. Glad to see it back at the top.
     
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    No, my dad was John Fox but not that one. He was more into driving aircraft carriers at that time.
     
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    Men of a certain age will remember this......;)
    (the original)
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  15. Yes, we do, Rick.
     
  16. rick finch
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    Happy New Year! Not a vintage pic......(so sue me). :p
    Salt, sky & machine.........
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    Dave Babler
     

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    Another shot of the Summers Bros. single engined 'liner.....(1961)

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  25. Did the motor switch sides on the Howards car?
     
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    Can you tell the front from the back? Question #2 I finished using my Plasma cutter 20 minutes ago. When is the smoke alarm going to shut up?
     
  27. The restoration pictures of the Goldenrod are great.Now that its restored,did they use the original engines that the car had back in the racedays?
     
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  28. Tate
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    I have been meaning to post these pics for quite a while. I walked into my neighborhood coffee shop here in Seattle and I see the Bonneville pic as a screen saver on the computer behind the counter. I ask my friend Evan who works there about the photo and he tells me that it is a pic his uncle took and his father had emailed it to him after they had scanned the old slides. I know the engine was his uncle's, but unsure if it belonged to the car in the other photo or not. Anyway, he sent me the two photos he had and now I will share them with the HAMB.
     

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