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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. So I'm not crazy. I think if anyone would know the car it would be you though. It just doesn't look like a film pic to me, just look at the 1000nds of other pics of this thread then that one. Lakes or salt pics from back in the day weren't usually "well" taken, mostly with Kodak Brownies, of course there are a few exceptions. I just dought that one.

    You know the more I look at it, it looks like a color pic that has been converted to B&W.
    And the exposure is to good for that era, pics from that era on the salt are always blown out and over exposed. If someone had the knowledege to get a Brownie to expose that well they probably wouldn't have taken the pic on the shadow side of the car.

    Its probably taken from that side to avoid "modern" shit in the backround.
     
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  2. No Doc! My I didn't intend to frighten anyone. My intent, I guess, was to make a pitch for alliance memberships to help Ryan pay the bills. Sorry......
     
  3. jimi'shemi291
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    Mike, no, I don't think that was Doc's point -- and likely not yours, either. If I dare to speak for others here, we work hard to find great material. Myself, I always hoped that our contributions were actually HELPING the HAMB. Speaking for myself, I cannot afford to subscribe to X-amount per year, as I am retired. I assumed all those hits were helping the HAMB and Ryan. Maybe a moderator can wade in and tell us how it all works?
     
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    Back in post 51324 could this be the proprietor of the "Best Damn Garage in Town"?[​IMG]

    Henry "Smokey" Yunick (May 25, 1923 - May 9, 2001)
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    Sure looks like him..
     
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    The last picture in Al Consolic's Post #52343 of a Super Connie Aircraft was just like the one that I was transported on to Wheelus AFB, Libya in 1962, when I was in the US Air Force. 26 hour fleight travel time with 3 refueling stops on this baby. Returned to States 18 months later on a DC8 jet in 8 hours with only 1 refueling stop..... Russ
     
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    The AF flew us to Wheelus in December '53 from New Jersey and I recall fuel stops in Newfoundland and the Azores but my recall may be faulty. We laid over in Wheelus a day so a friend. Rented bicycles and rode around Tripoli.
     
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    I coudn't agree more.
     
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  16. Great pic with all those dirty cars. Get a load of the one clean car infront of Kaufmans !!
     
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    I look back at the 3500# cars we flat towed or hauled on single axle trailers flat out down open state highway or around country mountain roads and wonder........ what were we thinking.
    Tom S. in Tn.
     
  18. Damn straight ...on both counts !!!!:D:D
     
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    photo: LIFE onlinearchives
     
  20. Tom, We towed a 198" Top Fuel FED on an open single axle trailer all over div. 4, and never thought anything of it.
    Worried more about rain than anything else....:cool:
     
  21. MrModelT
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    Yeah, it doesn't appear to be a period car. I agree completely, good eye :D

    Also on closer inspection this morning...I see two sets of radial tire tracks in the foreground. There is a another car in the photo (the back end peeking out just behind the visible corner of the turtle deck). It looks like an older fender-less pickup with something in the bed or perhaps a late 30's or early 40's coupe...like a Ford, Merc or Chevy.

    ...just too small to tell though.
     
  22. ^^^^ Look again. I think what we are looking at behind the roadster is the passenger side front fender of a late model pickup.....
     
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    Another one from the Louisville area isn't it, Ron? I can recall (for some obscure reason) the number for Yellow Cab being JAckson-2121. Strange what sticks with you.
     
  24. J_J_
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    just played with the pic a bit and thats exactly what it is, looks like and import possibly toyota but definately the right front fender, marker likght bumper and tire of a late model..
    kinda like my renaissance wedding photo that looks cool untill you spot the damn security guard in the back ground! :mad:
     
  25. Well I'm glad the old eyes haven't quite failed me yet. I bet I could fake some pics if I really wanted too though. Nice catch on the tire tracks and the Toyota. The question is why isn't there a pic of that car elsewhere? It looks pretty cool i would like a better pic.

    I didn't think about it last night but the photo editing program I use, Lightroom, will tell me when the photo was taken, the camera used, and other stuff. I 'm at work though not at home so I couldn't tell you today.
     
  26. I tried to blow it up some, gets pretty blurry

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    Is that a German State Trooper?
     
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