The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Valley Forge State Park^^^
What I found out about this image
CARS WERE JAMMED EVEN MORE THAN USUAL INTO EVERY SPARE SPACE AT A DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOT DURING A BUS STRIKE IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, IN MAY, 1974. SOME 250,000 PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO FIND ALTERNATE FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION, USUALLY THE AUTOMOBILE. MONUMENTAL TRAFFIC JAMS RESULTED AS DRIVERS LEARNED THERE WERE MORE CARS THAN LEGAL PLACES TO PARK. AS A RESULT THEY USED BUS LANES, TRAFFIC "ISLANDS", "NO PARKING" ZONES, SIDEWALKS AND LAWNS
Claremore, Oklahoma, home of the early 20th century humorist, Will Rogers.
Poteau, Oklahoma. (Pronounced Poe Toe)
Hundreds of junked cars were denied to the war effort by the Lennox Motor Company in Maryland. The owner refused to sell at the established junk prices.
My driving days are over
My duty now is to lick the Japs
A Detroit Auto Graveyard junked autos and trucks to be shipped to scrap yards and then to the Great Lakes Steel...
The '35 on the left of the pic appears to have an "x" in the cowl which I thought made it a '36, am I correct ?
I believe this shot of a Ford Dealership is most appropriate, especially since Ford recently won NHRA's 2011 Manufacturers Cup award... I've got three feisty Fords in my garage... My late aunt used to have a '69 Torino Gt like seen in the pic... I was just a little kid, but I do remember the car being pretty darn fast... She raced it on the street, and eventually took it to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park where she earned one of those coveted "Class Winner" stickers... Those were the days as they say...
my daily drag racin' blog...
AWESOME! Is that you Andy?
No, My three sons. We had all gone to buy the tree in the coupe. I still have both cars.
Looks like a 70 Torino maybe 71 not a 69...
Valley Ford Sales, Was that in Scottsdale?
Woody, you made my day -- no, WEEK! -- with this great shot! This helps illustrate JUST what great material was sacrificed for the war effort. There weren't many hold-out like these folks. Most people supported the scrap drives. And, besides, some government agents could be pretty pushy, as well.
And would you look at these cars? Some of them are barely 10 years old!!!
(above) Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft being manufactured, likely in Buffalo, New York, ca 1939.
Riette Kahn is shown at the wheel of an ambulance donated by the American movie industry to the Spanish government in Los Angeles, California, on Sept. 18, 1937. The Hollywood Caravan to Spain will first tour the U.S. to raise funds to "help the defenders of Spanish democracy" in the Spanish Civil War.
These photos from the Atlantic, for many more WWII era photos and stories, see website: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/ww2.html
Brian Lindner writes on 2009-02-26: "This was June 22, 1953. The plane was a C-47D serial number 43-16371. Captain N.H. Lebish thought he was landing in Lebanon, NH but mistakenly landed at an abandoned WWI airport in White River Junction. The plane was disassembled and removed."
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