The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Anybody recognize this location?
Yes, I know I'm a Brit. and am assuming that Mart is one also but I absolutely agree with him 100%. For us across the " Pond " the thread is a fascinating insight into parts of the social history of the USA. In most posts you can look beyond the vehicles and see aspects of American life different or unknown to us here.
I will continue to look at the thread on a daily basis but it could lose that edge that Mart alludes to. Hopefully not.
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset"> Originally Posted by rumblegutz
Does anyone know any thing about this car Ol' Rumble Guts. In my youth I used to see it and Jimmy Oddy run at Cayuga Dragway back in the 60's
Fellow member Rick Miller and I were talking about this car. The one that Ron Podsiadly built into a street rod was actually the Jimmy Oddy car which has since been brought back to its original glory and has a thread here on the H.A.M.B.
We were not sure of where Ol' Rumble Guts ended up but Rick does remember the trunk deck from Ol' Rumble Guts was on another Austin that he and Ron owned at different times. That Austin and maybe even the
Ol' Rumble Guts trunk deck still resides here in Western NY. It is owned by Paul Forti who built it not only for the road but continues to log many track miles with it as well.
It's a wonder that T didn't just roll onto its side when offloading the concrete!
I look at this thread two to three times a day. Many of us did not grow up in the time period in which our cars were built so these photos help put things into context. I can look at thousands of car photos but sometimes looking at the streets and the places they drove, the factories where they were built, and the service stations they went to makes me feel like I was there. It reinforces my desire to preserve the past and the cars that came from that time.
E.J. Korvette Department Store in the '60s. Looks like '57 T-Bird has mag wheels on it, at least in the back.
Thank you Ryan
Wow, don't know how I missed this from a couple years ago. An original "hot" rod! Very ingeneous and amazing what those vets could do, eh?
Did somebody say Corvair?
"What? Sheriff says it's okay? Just ta keep it clean and keep it HAMB friendly? And that if'n we reads da guidelines and keep in line we're good ta go?"
"Sure, that's the law of the land and the Sheriff's a pretty tough dude, so don't cross him!"
Do we have to dress up?
"Naw, just don't go gettin' all rat-ty though"
This must be what Heaven looks like. Gary
Originally Posted by rumblegutz View Post
Randomrodder do you know if the car is a '59 or '60?
THANK YOU Gary Reynolds!! For posts 89142 through 89146 ..Wow!
Now, THIS is automotive history at it's best, even though they are not 'traditional hot rods'.
And thanks Ryan!
Crossed many times.Wichita 1940-61
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
With thanks, to all concerned, for this thread;
above Albert Park, below Fisherman's Bend:
( - at least they're not reposts, anyway ...)
Notice how the Pickup and Roadster pickup bodies haven't been rubbed out...that's how the commercial vehicles came.
AAA CALSO GAS
Thanks Randomrodder. Never assume. I assumed it was a 59 or 60 because it didn't appear to have 58 features like the fake hood louvers. Can't see enough of the trunk to make out if it had the trunk irons. Not unusual for a modified class car to have modifications.
A couple more .....
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