The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Great movie. Even better when MST3K got hold of it.
I'm a little familiar with these cars. Built one one time. I think the first photo is a new picture of a build some one is doing. Just in black and white. To me it looks like a 1927 Essex boat tail/Speedabout, Series II. With a home made cowl and hood. It's missing the center cowl vent. Which a less experienced fabricator wouldn't want to make. So they put on those bolt on vents. There is a belt line in the door, but not the hood or cowl. Which would make it a series I, or two. But never would a car have both a belt line in one area and not in another.
This is a recent picture of a car some one is making currently. IMO.
Yep.....that was his plane...340th Bomber Group.
(The photographer) OK, girls. Take a tie and wave goodbye... 'cause here comes the train.
Thanks for all the great photos guys !!! Just spent quite a while catching up on more than 20 pgs. I hadn't seen. Love the shot of the girl with the 32 roadster rodzy !!!
I hope that is Mt Vesuvius not a nuke?
On March 18, 1944, a two-week-long eruption began with lava from the summit of Mount Vesuvius. Soldiers and airmen of the 340th Bomber Group were stationed at the Pompeii Airfield just a few miles from the base of the volcano. Diaries record the awesome sights and sounds they witnessed in this latest major eruption. Guards wore leather jackets and steel pot helmets to protect themselves from rains of hot ash and small rocks. Tents collapsed or caught fire when hot cinders were blown over them.
On March 22, they were forced to evacuate, leaving behind 88 Allied aircraft. After the volcano subsided, they returned on the 30th to find the planes were a total loss. Engines were clogged by ash, control panels were useless tangles of fused wire, canopies had holes from flying rock or were etched to opacity by wind driven ash.
One airman of the 489th Bomber Squadron complained in his diary when Axis Sally broadcast a radio show dedicated to the survivors of the Vesuvius eruption (actually the most severe human casualty was a wrist sprained during the evacuation). She told all of Europe that Colonel Vesuvius had destroyed all of them. The diarist was justifiably proud of the work he did with his fellows in recovery. By April 15, the planes had been replaced and the 340th Bomber Group was back to full strength and ready to fly missions from their new base. We are still the best damned Group there is. Hitler, you self styled Great Rebuilder take note!
It is Mt Vesuvius. That image and many other can be found be typing Mt Vesuvius WWII images. Here's more images to view http://www.google.com/search?q=mt+v...y-meets-its-match-in-world-war-ii%2F;1000;678
Here's some from NatGeo
Aerial view of harbor created to supply the invasion of Normandy, June 1944.
Sightseers park to watch a Stratocruiser taxi across an underpass in Queens, New York, March 1951.
Logs loaded on a railroad flatcar in Oregon.
Race cars roar around the track at the Iowa State Fair in 1938.
WOW cool pics !! man I like these a lot
Must be an Elmer Batters fan.
What ever float's one's boat . For myself, the whole being of a woman is divine
No, the Clinton Clan Anglia was powered by a 440 wedge. It was a Irwindale regular in the mid to late 70's.
All these cars were Irwindale regulars during the late 70's.
Please, please tell me someone beside 4tl8ford and me got this.
Looks like Oklahoma City, the old Jaycees strip at the fairgrounds. The coupe even looks like is sporting Oklahoma plates.
We have one of these sitting at our local airport in Medford, Oregon. Cool plane....
Two Stratocruisers today? Cool. This one is N90947, Clipper Queen of the Pacific. Pan Am had it until '61, then it went to the Israeli Air Force. Retired in '71 and likely scrapped soon after.
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