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Art & Inspiration Vintage Photo Inspiration Thursday!

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Vintage Photo Inspiration Thursday!

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  2. gnichols
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    IMHO, a cool vintage thread is far less fun if the viewer can't save an image or two for reference. Can I, some how? Gary
     
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  3. Always loved that shot of Veda in the #27 Roadster. What a lady!
     
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  4. Have to wonder where ''Tugboat Annie'' ended up. Hopefully wasn't scrapped out for the war effort.
     

  5. Here's an old pic I've had for @45 years or more. A friend used to own this killer 5 wndw. Tim
     

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  6. Yeah, badass tow rig that shall be. Makes you wonder who spent the time to form all that metal. Can't be factory built? Or??????????????
     
  7. seatex
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    Coolest Tow Truck. EVER! PERIOD!
     
  8. silverdome
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    You can almost see the air in that right rear tire in picture #11.
     
  9. crashbox
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    A timely batch of pix as I'm packing my bag for the drive to Bonneville.
     
  10. Jive-Bomber
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    Found this out:

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    his is one of the most unusual vehicles we have ever featured. We wish we could tell you more about it, matter of fact, we wish we could tell you much of anything about it! We thought it started as an International truck that was modified for the dealership. After a lengthy Internet search, we didn't know much more than when we started. What we did learn was that this indeed was a real vehicle, and Miller Motors really did, and still does exist in Mankato Minnesota.


    According to Bud, the current owner, who was nice enough to take some time and tell us what he knew, Herman Miller started the business around 1924. He sold Fords until he and Henry Ford had a disagreement in 1930 or so. After that, he became a DeSoto - Plymouth dealership, and continued until around 1960, when DeSoto stopped producing cars. At that time, Bud and his father bought the business and continue to run it today. They specialize in tires and auto service.



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    Bud also told me that he was familiar with the old truck, but it was gone by the time they took over the business. He confirmed that it indeed was an International truck chassis, and the body was fabricated by a company in near by Sleepy Eye, MN, which specialized in towing vehicles. He has no idea what happened to it, but was able to provide a picture of the truck, which dates from the early '40s and happened to be left behind at the shop.
     
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  11. jcmarz
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    There's already a "Vintage Photo" thread with tons of photos.
     
  12. Yeah,you and me both Don.

    My Daughter grew up seeing that photo hanging on the wall in my old shop and had heard me talking a Veda Orr that she named my granddaughter Veda. HRP
     
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  13. Damn threads peeking thru inspection on that safety check. Must of figured a Bonneville sweater would soon be made. It's unreal what these guys used to be able to run back then. Good luck trying to make it off the parking line with that today. Of course, if I had that in the parking queue, a six pack and a sticker would be fine with me anyways. Nice car. GOOD EYES Silverdome.
     
  14. [QUOTE="HOTRODPRIMER,

    My Daughter grew up seeing that photo hanging on the wall in my old shop and had heard me talking a Veda Orr that she named my granddaughter Veda. HRP[/QUOTE]......................That's so very cool.
     
  15. flamingokid
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    So much eye candy I can't make a decision.It's a good thing that I don't judge car shows ;)
     
  16. And now there's another, so what's your point.

    Jive-bomber thanks for sharing what you knew about tugboat Annie, that would make a great Hot Wheel. If its cool with you I'd like to steal a print for my drawing room.
     
  17. Muttley
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    You want inspiration? How about a few shots my Uncle Bob's Three Window taken in 1953:

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  19. Muttley: That 3 window of your uncles is super cool!! Love to have one like that. Tim
     
  20. Muttley
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    Bell Gardens, California 1953. After this was sold off my Dad and Grandfather saw it a a used car dealer one day. The salesman told my Grandpa he could take it since it was still in his name. My Dad who was about 13 at the time begged him but Grandpa refused. Considering how tight my Grandpa was with money this is almost impossible to believe. I'm surprised he didnt at least take it to sell it off. I've heard about this car for years but never saw pictures until my Aunt sent me those after my Uncle died a few years back.
     

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