The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Stude Avanti by the Granatelli Brothers.
638 HP in 1963!!
Man, If I found one of those I'd build a period roadster around it! Looks like a little Offy.
Kaiser OHV V-8
I think that is the Bob Walker than hauled boats for Chrysler in the '60's. At least that's how I remember him.
I too spent some time in SoCal in the '60's. Remember raising front ends about '61 or so and put your car into the "Competition" look. Had to remove the front bumper as well. Old friend that worked at Orange County Register named Larry Johnson. Haven't seen nor heard of him in years. His dad was an Orange County Sheriff's Deputy.
Actually I grew up in Oregon. Pretty much the same everywhere though California was ( and is) the center of the universe!
Great photos Gary, I have been sharing some of them in a Group, I am 63 and know what you speak of. Long Island, NY has plenty of Hot Rodding history going way back to 1904 and the Vanderbilt races. He was building Hot Rods out of what was available in His time.
General Eisenhower Command Car
Detroit, Michigan, Main Library
Detroit- Windsor Tunnel Entrance
That is Hart Park in Orange Calif. James R Wann 1930
Orange Police Department automobile in front of the Orange City Hall, ca. 1930
The engine in the car in this picture looks to be a double overhead cam straight eight and not a V12.
Thank You Mr. Reynolds for the pics! I'm 62, Things change, people change, I don't like it !! I graduated high school in the summer of 69, BIG difference between then and now!! Chris
My Grandfather (left) and his brother. No idea what the car is, the license plate reads 1931.
It looks to be a 1930 Nash.
Man, isn't that the truth.
I'm 63 and I am so grateful I was raised when I was. I grew up right in the middle of "Ground Zero" for all things hot rod related, just east of downtown Los Angeles.
Imagine a kid today having to wait until the car radio "warmed up" before it worked? Same with the TV.
Or not having an answering machine and having to keep calling until your friend was home and picked up the phone.
Imagine wanting to know about "something" and having to go to the library to find out.
And don't get me started about vacant lots to play in.
Or when a teacher, parent, policeman (or any adult) for that matter, tells you to stop or start doing something, you just did it.
Or when you wouldn't dare cuss when there were adults around.
I am SO glad I grew up in the 1950's and 60's.
I don't have to pretend that I know how "it was". I was there.
I don't have to read about vintage drag racing. I was there. Lions, San Gabriel, Fontana, Pomona, Irwindale.....etc
I don't have to hear about hot rodding. I was doing it.
I just got lucky. Great family. My dad was a local police officer, and we had a good, modest life. My mom stayed home while my sister and I walked to elementary school every day.
The best day EVER was coming home from school on a friday and seeing the new "Hot Rod Magazine" sitting on my bed. My parents got me a subscription in 1961. BEST DAY EVER....!
Gary, I'm right there with you.
I could type for hours and hours about all the cool stuff I saw and did....
But I still have cool stuff to do. The '34 in the garage needs cleaning and I'm getting my camera gear ready for opening day at El Mirage Dry Lakes in two weeks. Oh, and looking forward to Bonneville in August, too.
Gary....you understand. You were THERE!
D.H., you hit the nail squarely on the head. Couldn't agree more. Alas, time marches on. We are just old (61 myself) rodders hanging on to our glory days. And, we are all just hanging by a thread.
When you go to El Mirage, would you see if you could take a shot of
a silver camero (#85) for me please ? (Fergison & Adams) as I am
(and my older brother) a friend of Reese, (long time member of the S.C.T.A.)
Also grew up in the Mecca of hot rodding, Southern California, Ventura County to be exact. Graduating in '62 was the best time ever to be a kid, in yesterday's America.
I am 77 years old, just got back from my air force reunion in Myrtle Beach. When I was young I owned a `32 Chevy coupe with a Corvette 283 engine. I enjoy this site and the old pictures, don't post much.. Besides the `37 Chevy coupe I have two original flathead Fords and hang out on the Fordbarn as Shadetree.
Will do, Mr. Hill
Got one of these three doors in our shop fitting out with front disc, should be rolling next week.
Is this the bridge that became known as Galloping Gerdy?? The one that came apart in a wind storm around 1940 or so??
no that was the tacoma narrows bridge
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