The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.
I found out yesterday that the first Roadrunner cartoon came out in 1949...
wow thats a lot of falcons in drag...
kids are still dying from this... times really do never change.
New Jersey - A race car driver, spectators and possibly a pit crew are pictured in 1935 at the Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway. Located on what is still known as Race Track Road, the speedway closed in 1938 following a crash that killed two spectators.
Courtesy of Vintage Bergen County
New Jersey - Pat Wohlgemuth Sr., left, is shown in victory lane at Flemington Speedway in this undated photo. He won track championships at both Flemington and Morristown speedways. Courtesy of Sue Wohlgemuth
1949 - SW Morrison St. & SW 6th Ave. - looking east- Portland Oregon
Those photos do not look like Yellowstone at all ! Glacier or Canada someplace ?
History tied to the pics. I’m not familiar with Yellowstone so I can’t say for sure.
Quite a view of the storage facility in Gardiner, Montana, where a fleet of over 350 Yellowstone Park motorized touring vehicles were stored. The storage facility looks much the same today as it did in 1925 when it was built, and this photo taken.
The touring vehicles stored at the facility way back then were meticulously maintained under the guidance of Yellowstone Park Transportation Company Superintendent Fred E. Kammermeyer whose office jutted out from the rest of the building. Quite a view he had as he wanted to personally observe all the vehicles entering and leaving the facility. After all, he was responsible for the largest privately owned fleet of vehicles in the world.
Amongst the vehicles under Kammermeyer’s purview were White Motor Company Touring Cars, Model TEB Buses, Model 15-45 Buses and Model 50 Buses as well as Lincoln Touring Cars. All were part of Yellowstone’s fleet of touring vehicles used in the park in 1925. It had to have been a sight to behold; unbelievable for sure.
How fortunate the facility at Gardiner was being built when it was as it was much needed after a devastating March 30, 1925, fire at Mammoth Hot Springs destroyed many of the transportation company’s buildings used to repair, maintain and store their vehicles. Fortunately no fatalities occurred, and only minor burns resulted for the mechanics who tried heroically to save the buildings and the vehicles stored within; all to no avail. As the new facility was already under construction, the transportation company pushed it to completion, opening it just in time for the 1925 summer season.
The facility continues to be used to this day and can be viewed right where it sat in 1925. The vehicles stored there might be a bit different, but the facility remains much the same.
Take a good look boys in 30 years we'll be out of business.......................
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