The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.
These Willys pictures are great. Thank you! Would love to see more.
While it's true that accidents are more survivable now, I don't think the amount of accidents have come down. People had better driving skills back then. They spent more time paying attention to driving. These days you have all the built in gadgets and creature comforts to distract you, not to mention portable electronic devices to further distract you. People often rely on all the so called safety innovations that they think they are invincible and forget what driving a car really is all about. I bet some people really think their cars drive themselves. Some practically do. There is a video of a guy driving a Tesla in the fast lane, while asleep!
I think there was a saying you haven't leaned how to drive unless you have had a wreck.
I also think too that cars play a role in how bad drivers are now, parking....my drivers test was like this....pull alongside another car, manual steering, push in the clutch, change gears, turn my body to see, feather the clutch, steer the car backward, clutching all the while, get her straight, clutch, shift into low, inch ahead and wonder if you did good. That was just to park, remember when you got a car that would do the ton? (100mph), but were too scared to actually go that fast? Tires that let you know you were pushing your luck, cars that leaned going round corners, points that needed changing, plugs that went bad, huge cars, teaching your sister how to use a clutch? Now.....not so much, the car parks itself, tires hang on till its absolutely too late, 100 mph is common, pickups that will back up travel trailers by themselves, lane change warnings, driverless cars, you can be a complete imbecile and still drive nowadays. Use to be you had to know stuff just to drive a car, hell, I get to drive a 625 horse dump truck that will go as fast as you want, literally, and NEVER runs out of power, loaded or not. My first truck had a leading class 250 cummins in it that I coaxed along, shifting a 4 and 4 straight cut main box, you had to know what you were doing. Not now......
"See, officer....I only had one beer."
Honey I promise I'm just stopping for one!
what a cool story, thanks, Mart!
Another excellent article by Pat Ganahl ... just click on the link: https://patganahl.com/2020/11/30/thoroughly-dangerous-dragsters/
Read it.... another great write up by Pat... keep them coming is all I can say..
When the '58-'60's have the reverse slanted actuated rear windows, they are Continentals. Lincolns of those vintage have standard looking rear rear windows, different front and rear grille designs, and do not have the 6 taillights. Also, the multi-carb 430 was only an option on the Continentals.
The '58 Olds 4dr. hardtop wagon was the Fiesta, the '58 Buick 4dr. hardtop wagon was the Caballero Estate wagon.
The quality of the photos is still amazingly good despite sitting undeveloped for 70 years. I found a roll of film once that I had forgotten to develop for about 10 years or so and they didn't look all that great. It was color so that may have played a part in it.
I'll definitely keep an eye out for more.
1935 Auburn 851 Custom Phaeton - Germany
50 Chevy Deluxe
51 Bel Air
1936 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Master Sedan
1935 Plymouth Deluxe Rumble Seat Coupe
Argentine built Willys pick-up called a Baqueano
1914 Willys Overland, Indiana
Charles Metzger's Garage, Wapakoneta, Ohio April 27, 1927
1909 Cadillac Model 30
1918 Willys Knight Overland Model 90
~1910 Model T
1923 Gardner Radio Special, Oregon 1925
1913 Willys Knight Model 69 in Golden City, Missouri
1915 Cadillac V-8 Type 51 at the Three Graces, Colorado Springs
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