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Vintage shots from days gone by!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. Tango88
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    There was something better and more honorable about this country in times past. What's changed? Consider the fact that in present day America there is one lawyer for every 265 citizens. Just something to ponder.
     
  2. Chuck R
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    Sounds lot like my life, only I grew up in Fremont, which had its own Hot Rod culture back then. Man those were great days to be a kid. It was a way different experience than the youngsters of today. Too bad they will never know or understand what they have missed.
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    :D:D OK I risk being thrown under a bus here but; I'm 71 and damned glad to be alive and enjoying my workshop and hot rods every day. If not for modern technology and medicine I'd have been stone cold dead a long time ago several times over. Every time I'm out cruising in my model A (Banger) and waving at all the well wishers and high fivers I just grin and thank my lucky stars. :cool: And living long enough to be the operator of two modern engine dynos is too cool as well. Gosh, when I think of all the bullshit things we built and ran back in the day. :eek: I might have gone faster with fewer bright ideas.
     
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    :D Trying to redeem myself...

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    I am so happy to read and imagine life that was less complicated......Thank you to all the guys that were able to take pictures and share with us guys now!
     
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  12. I think some of what I said was misinterpreted!
    I was talking about what I posted here, I'm not one of those the worlds gone to Hell in a hand basket types!
    I really enjoy my totally OT modern muscle car, there are many advantages
    to the modern world. I was simply pointing out that the 50's -60's were a wonderful time, that doesn't mean the world suck now!
    Time goes on, change is inevitable, no getting around that! I will always treasure my memories though!
     
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  13. Mart
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    I'm sure the engineers at the luxury car manufacturer that made this beauty originally never spec'd the back axle for this!

    What is it? Packard? Cadillac?

    Mart.
     
  14. joemac05
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    Yessir, I love remembering and telling "back in my/the day" stories.
     

  15. Sigh..... Yup, both are right! I'm in my 60s and was kinda at the tail-end of what I think was the 'golden era' of hotrodding which IMO was before all the factory doo-dads could be bought already on the cars. Not that I don't like the muscle era stuff. But those early home-built, engineered-under-a-shade-tree hot rods are a real treasure, as are those who grew up doing it! I like the new-tech stuff too.

    I'd not want to run my '56 Fairlane coast to coast with no cruise control, no A/C, no premium sound system, etc. Likewise, I'd never think to take the new Expedition to a cruise-in! High fives and thumbs ups make the '56 very comfy when cruising and that's something we won't get in our newer rides.

    Times have changed, old memories are great. But new tech ain't so bad either. Enjoying life! That's what it's all about. Many of the photos and stories on this thread sure do bring back some great memories.
     
  16. I believe it's a Cadillac.
     
  17. 31Atudor
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    I remember those fans on the generator. I had one sticking in the radiator tank on my 36 Sedan when I was a kid.
     
  18. Lil32
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    welcome back, nice change
     
  19. Offset
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    Great to see this thread again. Love the history and the shots of days gone by.
     
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  20. Wilber Shaw with the Harry Miller designed and built indy car of 1929. wilber shaw.jpg
     
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  21. COMMAD
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    Great stuff, really a nice new look for the future of this great forum...:) :)
     
  22. tommyd
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    So glad this post is still here.
     
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