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  1. Vimtage Iron
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    The one pictured by Mr Stutzer is a Fageol Twin Coach,DIVCO came into the picture I believe in 1936 and look somewhat different than the Twins,they are a little bigger that the Twins.
    The Fageol's were powered with a Herc OB 4 cylinder.
     
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    Ironical, that the most famous line in the movie was an ad lib!
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    Hello,
    One of the things that Long Beach was famous for, back in the 60's, was the International Beauty Pageant. It went down Ocean Blvd near the world famous Pike Amusement Park. Watch the Cyclone Racer in the background. Now, floats have much more horsepower to make the floats move down the road, like the Rose Parade. But, back during this beauty pageant, look how the floats move... Yup...sailor power from the nearby Terminal Island Navy Base.

    Thanks,
    Jnaki
     
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    the red cars were stopped during this event.
     

  10. The branding/subtle differences is confusing. Here's one for sale that says it is a Divco AND a Helms vehicle:

    http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/divco/unspecified/1744642.
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  11. Trader Bills pictured above still there and still an antique shop. Oklahoma City.
     

  12. OK, think I got it figured out now: DIVCO chassis, Fageol Coachwork.
    http://www.lyonairmuseum.org/exhibit/1940s-divco-helms-bakery-truck

    Manufacturer:
    Detroit Industrial Vehicle Co., Detroit, Michigan (DIVCO)
    Model:
    VM
    Chassis Number:
    39728
    Coach Builder:
    Fageol
    Body:
    Twin Coach Delivery Truck
    Engine:
    Continental flat head 4-cylinder model 4162
     
  13. Barn Find
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    You're right. They look similar, right down to the winged ornament. The REO would not have had a radiator cap. Not to mention it would be much harder to find two Royale grill shells.
     
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    The last time I saw a photograph of this FORMER Richfield , it was for sale as it very close to the UCLA parking lot . Anyone have any "Back story as to how modern MPD type pumps got installed ? I thought Southern California had darn near shut any NEW service station construction down ......
     
  17. Vimtage Iron
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    The Helms pictured in your link at the museum is a DIVCO the wheels are the dead give away,the one for sale is a Fageol,I don't believe Fageol and DIVCO worked together on these,something about a pissing contest when DIVCO horned its way into the business, I can ask Bill Fagoel but thats where most of my info comes from on these as I had one I worked on here and another sitting here to restore.
     
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    Didn't know what this was and looked around.... An Edsel of all things, seems I wasn't paying attention to Edsels by this time. I liked the first ones.
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  19. The sports car Scarabs handled very well and won a number of races..the formula one Scarabs were nearly obsolete in design by the time they were raced and performed poorly..there were 3 of the original 2 seat cars built.

    Bill
     
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  20. I don't claim to "know" anything about these trucks, except I loved the old curvy, Twin Pines trucks of childhood.

    Looking things up, I find:

    http://divco.org/history/
    "In 1936 through a stock manipulation, Divco was divested from Continental Motors, and merged with the truck business of the Twin Coach Co. of Kent, Ohio, who were making a similar vehicle. Under direction of the Fageol family the merged companies and products were known as Divco-Twin until the Twin Coach name was dropped during WWII in 1944. After that the firm was simply known as the Divco Corporation."

    Lots of mixing & matching of company sources - same a it was with GMC Truck & Coach/Truck & Bus/Yellow Coach.

    And I for sure don't have a clue.
     
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  21. When Edsel first came out, I was Dennis the Menace age, and EVERYBODY guffawed about the Jimmy Durante nose they had.

    I never liked their styling myself.

    And then I saw this pic and thought "Damn, that's a beautiful car!"
    Edsel girl Hawaii.jpg
     
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  22. These were the Helm Bakery vans I remember seeing go through my neighborhood when I was a kid.
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  23. bajones238
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    A few more from the Atlanta area in the 1950s-1960s:

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    Ashby Street (near the former King Plow Company), 1957.

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    Somewhere on 8th Street.

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    Shopping center at Clairmont Road and Briarcliff, 1960.

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    Another shopping center, Clairmont Road at North Decatur.

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