The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Ford's soybean bodied car.
Old Detroit, Oregon - before they dammed the North Santiam River and created Detroit Lake.
Taking advantage of the new lake -
This photo shows the site of the Log Cabin Restaurant in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The original structure was built by Paul Bartels for his sister, Marie in 1921. Before electrical power was available in the evening hours, the restaurant used oil lamps at the tables. The restaurant sold ice cream sodas, milk shakes, and sundaes for 15 cents, and banana splits were 35 cents. Later the building was demolished and replaced by the current Morris Fireside Restaurant.
"Early rat rod convention"
More Cannon Beach ~
Portland, Oregon - Winter 1937
Great batch Maggie.
Some of my old stomp'n grounds.
My dad helped build Detroit dam.
Complete with nailhead and Genes Mufflers zoomies.
Those red strips of tape on the bumper tell me this was before mini vans and
"Baby on board" bumper stickers.
Used to watch em' at the old "Dog track"----And, the jalopies too on Sundays--Winners always got a case of "Staylube"
"Those red strips of tape on the bumper tell me this was before mini vans and
"Baby on board" bumper stickers."
When that Scotch reflective tape came out in the early 50's, people were putting it on everything, even this '52 Lincoln got the treatment!
I do remember AB Smith. It's one of the few Chev dealers in Portland I didn't work for.
...looks even bad in the dark!..
Goleta 1949, the first (organised) drag races.
Spent a large part of my youth at Gene's Muffler. Keith was the coolest guy around and put up with my (and lots of other kids) constant hanging around lusting after the chrome reverse wheels stacked up in the front building and waiting for the day when I could buy a set and also get a set of glass packs installed. I'd ride my stingray home and count the days.
Nice! Would go there with my Dad and drool. Always cool stuff there.. I can remember many a wing window with there decal.
I still have one water decal left and a set of stickers that go in the center of the caps on slot aluminum wheels.
Is that cracker box a Glen L kit?
Not sure. It was my Moms brothers. I just remember it being direct drive and the story's about how interesting things got if it needed a jump start.
These have to be Navy aviators on liberty in Hawaii at the Pali Lookout (old road) on Oahu. Naturally, only one had a decent shirt and civilian shoes. Or was the driver part of the tour / rental car package? LOL. Gary
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