The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Jack Kennedy sitting on the bumper and Jack Kerouac in the Cadillac.
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Penna. ???
Lawrence Welk, Alice Lon, and all the band members with the '57 Dodges, Dodge being his sponsor.
I would guess it's based on an English Morris 10 or 12 from the late thirties
Great looking '36 coupe
Looks like Godzilla came through here! Yikes!
Did Lawrence Welk buy his entertainers these cars or is this just a Dodge sponsor promo? Anybody know?
Nice pics need all these in a glossy 500 page hardback book to cool
Looks like the vehicle is a Ambulance/Hearse conversion - It has a raised roof and an extended door on the passenger side - The doors were usually cut down the middle and a section cut from another door welded in - Sometimes they even tried to make things match - As for the woodie stuff I don't do woodies
back in the 60s -- only 2 door I've ever owned -- car show at the Concourse downtown San Diego -- Louie Mattar's 48 Caddy w trailer was right across the aisle --
early 80s -- San Miguile, Mexico -- my wife to be, aforehand
whatfor do we fellas spend SO much time, effort, money on our cars for? besides LOVIN em? -- why, fer the WOMEN of course! LOVE *them* TOO!
way - WAY back!
awsome thread! hours and hours of enjoyment reading and seeing the pics
As evidenced by the ad below, the 49-51 Mercury wagons had a different door contour than the sedans, more a sweep than a dogleg. The wagon in this photo appears to be a coachbuilt car, possible a decommissioned ambulance. Coachbuilders typically used sedans for their conversions rather than station wagons. Why the contour doesn't continue to the rear quarter panel is beyond me. It appears the roof is also raised, which is another giveaway that it's coachbuilt.
I hadn't noticed the raised roof till you mentioned it. I wonder if this might be an Australian model that wasn't available in the USA. I remember seeing an odd looking 1951 Ford Ambulance that was all steel, with a short wheelbase similar to this 51 Merc.
This model Mercury wasn't sold in Australia.
Rode on that boat several times out of Peoria area.
Just this year our kids took us on the new Sprit of Peoria.
However I can't see any of your photos.
Knowing Lawrence to be tight with a buck, it is more likely that Dodge supplied the cars "for use" by the band members for the current model year and then replaced them with the new models for another year, etc.
I don't think the roof has been raised, more like the side windows dropped down. I want to side with rmt in that this ws a woody "messed with". Passenger car doors and fabbed quarter. The crease might be the result of a minor accident or poor workmanship like the windows.
Looks like Bob Bondurant
Man those women can cause some damage trying to park.
Paul, them fighting words.
Keep an eye on your roadster
Ah, yes! My dad and I frequented Mr. Quick in Bloomington, IL
That makes more sense. Thanks!
1937 Ford woodie wagon
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