The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Just some stuff to get back on track......
Here's our version on a vacation in Colorado. I'm the one in glasses with my brother. He bought it from my Dad, repainted it blue and white, and ran it on the drag strips around Wichita until he sold it sometime in the 70's. That car was hot.
We are, We are, We are the MOD'S!!
Keep them off Beachy Head will you!!.....................
Sorry, just watched Quadrophenia...........
Dolores Del Rio
Many automobile manufactures of that period maintained a racing team. Almost immediately after purchasing Pierce-Racine, Case formed a racing team. Three Case Racers were built using the 4-cylinder roadster chassis, and each of them qualified for the Indianapolis 500 race in 1911, taking the pole position as well as two spots in the second row. None of the cars finished the race, one was in a wreck and the other two suffered mechanical failure. Below is a photo of the 1911 Case racer Number 9 named “Wild Bill” Jones. It was customary in those days to name the cars. Case dropped out of racing in 1915.
Louis Disbrow in the Jay-Eye-See Case
Near Hillsborough, NH, 1973.
Two really cool photos that we have up in a post on The Old Motor along with a 1949 color home movie of the Daytona Beach Motorcycle race that you have to see.
amazing pictures !!
The Kansas dirt track photos bring back some memories !! Thanks for posting them >>>>.
Makes me think of those little milk delivery boxes we had in our homes in Western NY and all the notes for other products as well as cash Mom left for the Milkman. My sisters and I would listen for that clinking sound early in the morning and try to get up early enough to sneak the cream off the tops of the bottles for our cereal. To this day I still shake up milk before pouring.
Evel Knievel - the first real life crash-test dummy.
Poor Evel for thinking it was a good way to make a living. (Only my opinion, of course).
Me too, Wingspread. I thought I might be the only one.
BTW, another regular asked me me my opinion about what he called "period creep" in Dog's thread, meaning offerings going past (newer) than 1965. Well, that's been going on for quite some years (not months), and it has been debated before. Way back, I suggested a DROP DEAD date of 1980, and the reaction was like Daffy Duck tapdancing, then the crickets chirp from the audience.
Ryan has reminded everybody, on the main board, of the HAMB guidelines. Not to speak for him -- our founder -- but I think (just my opinion) he's tolerated this thread because it is a popular blend of trad material, as well as the societal (worldwide, in fact) backdrop against which trad hotrodding evolved.
I deride the later '60s as destroying what I loved about the '50s and early '60s. But, somehow, the trad rods and customs survived all that baloney. And THAT is our cornerstone, our port in the storm of socio-political bullshit that took place after the Beatles and 'Nam changed everything (not to mention all the GOOD project cars having rusted away in the junkyards, awaiting young rodders who hadn't even been born yet!).
There's a junkyard owner near me who has refused to crush out the pre-WWII material his dad left to him after the war was over. But I look, and I see projects rusted down in the earth, mostly well past any cost-efficient project plan. Now, everything "decent" to build a trad 'rod costs out the ass. I remember the early '70s R&Cs, even, when guys were still claiming to build on a $100-Duece frame, and people (I saw this) were selling barn-find Model-As for around $300! Guys were PROUD if they could build a rod for a grand or less!
My point? TRAD means pre-1965, but we're doing TRAD, best we can, right now. As for Dog's thread, however, I contend that we need to keep the material as early as possible (with the excepton of the "Then&Now" photo combos Moe made famous -- and haven't they been fun?). So, as for photos, I still maintain that a lenient drop-dead date would be 1980. If Ryan says go with 1970 (or even '64), he's da man, and I'll support his decision.
I yield the floor, respectfully. God Bless the HAMB!
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