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  1. PK
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    Great shots of one of the thrill shows put on at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. They were usually part of the IMCA sprint car Winter Nationals held there every February to kick off the racing season. Joie Chitwood's Hell Drivers were frequently there as well.
     
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    This represents the classic 50's in so many ways. Culture, politics, American way of life, etc..
     
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    Early SCCA seemed to be more receptive to allowing women to compete. It also seemed to draw a "cosmo" group. The racing was fun to watch as the tires and supension allowed the cars to drift in the turns. Any early Mini or Abarths in your stash?
     
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    This movie incited James Darren's interest in drag racing. In late 1972, he fielded a funny car with sponsorship by Schlitz Malt Liquor.
     
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    All alone on the big open highway, except from my favorite monkey and pictures of circus fat ladies posted behind the head rest.
     
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    I got to take a tour of the hotel less than a year before it was razed. You could feel the histeory. If those walls could have talked. Truly a symbol of an era where elegance and class was a sought after trait.
     
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    Wasn't one of these on pickers awhile back?
     
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    Yes Grizz, youre right and I was thinking that before I scrolled down and saw your thoughts on it.
     
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    Yup and they restored on on American Restoration show
     
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    ?
    I wonder who's getting the toilet plunger for Christmas?


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    Looks more like the bell on a tin trumpet or flute
     
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    "And this my dear,--Is for you as a faithful 20 year employee"!!
     
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    "You still street walkin' since last year"??:D:D
     
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    "Traded in those pesky deers for this Mary Poppins umbrella"!!!!:D:D
     
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    "Glad you ask"----Of course I've been good!!:D:D
     
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    Calipatria, California looking northwest.
     
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    How many remember when surplus military planes graced public parks or were trailered around and displayed in shopping center parking lots? I remember an F-86A at Mosswood Park in Oakland in the '60s and an F8 Crusader at a park on 19th Avenue in San Francisco in the '70s. This is a P-51D, probably around 1954 or '55 as the Mustang went out of active service. A few years later in 1957-58 you could buy one in flyable condition from McClellan AFB in Sacramento for about 1500 bucks. They actually had advertisements in local papers for the surplus auctions where these airplanes were sold. You had to tow it off of the base to a nearby airstrip to fly it home. Some were barged down to the Bay Area to be 'civilianized' by aircraft brokers and then sold as sport planes.
     
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    "Well, now that we've covered the basics... tomorrow we'll take up how to shoehorn this bad boy into a '34 Ford."
     
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    Hot and cold, overseas...
     
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