The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
1939, "New Farmall Tractors" poster in dealer's window:
Is there a help group set up for people addicted to this thread? my life is in ruins!
It's a "cow catcher" for pedestrians. They had them on trolleys. Don't think they worked on speedy autos though.
How cool are these cats! Prowlers of San Diego, 1953. A chopped deuce vicky, 3 deuce roadsters, '40 coupe and a hammered five window. Can anyone tell what that chopped coupe is..'36? The Prowlers club is still going strong.
Dan couldn't work out why his plane wouldn't go, when all of a sudden, these huge hands appeared and started fixing it!
I think you're right, and the car is a Packard 840 touring ('31). There is another shot of her in that car, but I can't find it. Too many photos....
1957 was a very good year. Here is a chevy i have owned for the last 33 years.
All them fancy gadgets and they forgot to put in the steering wheel.
Joystick on the door?
This is my Uncle's Harley Trike about 69-70.
For page 1957: working on my Dad's '57 when I was just 4.
"Reason I'm ticketing you is you have your bumper guards facing down"!!
Here's some scans from the 1958 and 1960 Arroyo High School (El Monte, CA yearbooks:
(Last I saw, this place is still in business and still looks the same!)
This last photo has some L.A. noir history - James Ellroy, future author of L.A. Confidential among many other works, lived in El Monte with his mother in 1958. On June 22, he was spending the weekend in Hollywood with his father. His mother went out with a still-unidentified swarthy man in a two-tone green '55 or '56 Olds. He raped and strangled her and left her body on Kings Road, which is the street you see in this picture between the chain-link fence and the bushes. She was found approximately 300 feet from the intersection, about where the cone of the loudspeaker marks the spot. He wrote the book My Dark Places about it - it's a very good if very dark book.
Here's some old pics of my 57 T-Bird for page 1957!
From around '67 or so.
A Genuine Barn Find - 79 or so.
And once back on the road in about '87.
Here's a pix of my son at 1 year old with our new '57 Ford Fairlane 500.
He later learned how to open the passenger side door---crawled in--pulled the shifter lever down---& with door still open,car coasted back & door wrapped around light post----Stopping the car!!
Impossible to tell just from the sleek Exner lines that there was
a LION under the hood!
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