The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Classic silent film video from the Detroit News archives - dated 1927; shows lots of 'old cars' on parade in Detroit at that time: (NOTE video opens in small format, you might have to zoom it up to about 300% to see it better)
61 T-bird :
Nice seeing the photo of Ohio George's Willy's again.
The car and the man were a legend back in the day.
Here is one of the one of the side covers.
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Notice they are lining up to turn Right not the normal Left handers
I suspect the negative was printed backwards. Probably should look like this.
No now the truck lettering is backwards
Back in the day they would sometimes do strange things like run backwards but I have never seen it with midgets before, it was normally Hotrods or Stockcars..
Is that the (something*) plating special in that pic? (The right hand midget pic)
*Cant remember the company name dammit!
Edit: Found it! Southern California plating.
that too but Frank Kurtis's i thought
My Uncle was a front line Medic in Korea. He always talked about his favorite Jeep that he modified and covered so he could carry 2 stretchers.
I had a 47 Jeep with a military arctic top... it's amazing all modifications the soldiers did that were incorporated by the factories.
One of the best looking Merc convertibles ever built.
Any idea what track this is? Rootie?
Not exactly, but I would guess that it was in the Ind. Ohio area though. The cut down doors, like in the background car, was pretty typical in those parts. There were a bunch of ( short lived now long gone) tracks running roadsters post war all across the country back then.
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