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  2. DrJ
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    Doh! That car on the corner is a Lincoln... :rolleyes:
     
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    Georgetown, South Carolina
     
  4. And a convertible.
     
  5. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    What Pontiac???:D:D:D
     
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    around 1943 to a present day shot
     

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    I contacted a friend, Dave Newell for the inside scoop on these cars, and the picture. Dave is a Corvair and GM Historian. Here is his reply:

    Yep those are real. They were made by GM Suisse in their shops for the international exhibition in Lucerne. The kiddy driver's roadway layout (meant to teach traffic laws & road manners to kids attending the exhibition) was co-sponored by Nestle chocolate who provided the dumb looking hats. The pedal cars were later used in a traveling GM driver ed exhibit that set up all over Switzerland. The Swiss Corvair club has one of the cars as does a friend of mine in the Netherlands.

    BTW the photo is the inside cover of an issue of GM Overseas Operations' GM World.
     
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    Got a little more information today. They made 20 of them 6 red 8 white and 6 blue. But they are not pedal cars! Look behind the seat there appears to be motor. They are either gas powered or electric.
     

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    The car in that post ( http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9391282&postcount=84232 ) was built from a 1961 Tempest. They shortened the body to make it a two seater, among other modifications. Unlike most show cars, it reportedly made it out of GM and is in a museum somewhere today.
     
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    A few more shots from around Des Moines Iowa.
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    And a few more.
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    Until you mentioned it, hadn't noticed any car. Glad you did, never heard of it before.
     
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  16. ^Dorothy Malone in the convertible (post #84284)?
     
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    San Fernando Valley, 1930's. This is Girard (later renamed Woodland Hills). Looking north on Topanga Cyn Bl. The big street going left to right is Ventura Bl.

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    Ventura Bl years later- appears they are preparing to build Hwy 101 aka the Ventura Freeway. Now, I assume, called "The 101".
     
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    As the pic says, 1937 from the top of Topanga. According to the caption those two white buildings in the distance were (or would become) Canoga Park High School (RIP Chester Bramblett, a fine teacher).

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    Topanga Cyn Bl again. This time from Stoney Point (Really..), Chatsworth. Looking south.

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    Chatsworth again.
     
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    Ah. That's where the tracks curve south again and enter the tunnel to Simi...
     
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    A nice repeat by you swi66, (first on 4th July 2012)
    This information about the picture:
    <dl class="description"><dt>Summary:</dt><dd>Black and white 5" x 4" negative showing male and female attendants 'servicing' an EH Holden motor car at a Golden Fleece service station in Bulleen, a Melbourne, Australia suburb,on 26 November 1969. The attendants are cleaning the windsreen and checking the motor and tyre pressure. In the background is the distinctly Australian symbol of the merino ram, which H.C. Sleigh adopted as its logo when the first Golden Fleece service station was opened in Australia in 1920.

    The EH (63 - 64) is fitted with a "Tilley" trim strip on the side.</dd><dt>
    </dt><dd> regards,Rod:D
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    I think Napoleon got the nose. Gary
     
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    Dude, really? Smoking a ciggy while fueling up, genius!-MIKE:eek::rolleyes:
     
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    What's the dingus top of windshield?

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