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  1. EMD567
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    I've seen it, but as I recall it was a '55 four-door with tweaked '53 front sheet metal. It was a test mule; the '53 nose was a disguise. What stands out is that they had to flatten a portion of the hood so it would match the lower '55 cowl. It looked crude, even by test mule standards. I'll post a pic when I find it.
     
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  2. rudestude
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    I was born and raised in St. Helen's , bought my first new car at the Chevrolet Dealership ship that's pictured Jordan Motors, car was a 85 Monte Carlo SS, and just around the corner from the lot is a industrial area, that's the place I rolled my 68 Olds 442 while I was drag racing, yes on the street,and also received my first reckless driving ticket I still have some items from that nite including the life of my brother and myself......[​IMG]

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  3. DDDenny
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    Mid 80's I was getting restoration parts for my 67 Nova from Nick at M&N in Warren.
    If I remember correctly he also was a mechanic at Jordans.
    BTW, I test drove one of the first SS Monte Carlos, IIRC an 83 from Ron Tonkin Chevrolet.
     
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  4. rudestude
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    Ya I know Nick...Good guy really knows his stuff, I bought a 67 Camaro from him year ago... I really enjoyed my Monte bought it in December 84 drove it rite off the show room floor with 15 miles on it they said it was the first maroon one with bucket seats to be delivered to Oregon...When summer come around I would drive it to work in Longview WA. after work I would hit I-5 to Portland Oregon's PIR and drag race it then head home every Wednesday nite during the season it run consistent 13.90's all night and still get 22 miles per gallon going home and to work nest morning

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  5. Chevbucket
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    One more for swi66. On Government St. in front of the Empress Hotel. Victoria, B.C. Canada. Parliament Buildings in background. Corvair.jpg
     
  6. Chevbucket
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    The building in the background is The Old Charming Inn which was demolished in 1962 to build a high rise. So the picture was taken before then. The Old Charming Inn, Victoria, B.C..jpg Old Charming Inn.JPG
     
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  8. BornBuick
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    … so what the … Bomb pops up and posts this bizarre photo and some ya all casually just go on talking about fiberglass bodies … Zzzzz … jezz wiz what I want to know is what the hell was the out come here … got some guy driving over 85 mph for the first time in a pace car here or what ?… tell me he just forgot to put the clutch in before he attempted to start the car in gear and it just leached forward …...

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  11. rudestude
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    The pace car driver's name was Eldon Palmer he was a local Dodge Dealership owner he only made maybe 3 or so laps and lost control and well you see the rest

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  12. The37Kid
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    Crash on Sunday, no sales on Monday......... Bob
     
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  13. swi66
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    Requisitioned US-cars in Wehrmacht service:

    #11: '39 Plymouth

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  16. Hakro
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    It's not a Saab Sonett. This is a Saab Sonett II.
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    Most probably it's a kit car, those were very popular in UK.
     
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  17. loudbang
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    24.JPG

    Twin blowers?

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    4 wheel drive dual flattys

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    Is that the mag sticking out the side?

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    Early Shirley Cha Cha

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    Big John

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  18. MMM RED
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    And as you grew older (taller), you would roll down the cuffs and use iron patches on the knees
     
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  19. GeeRam
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    That photo was taken in 1956, so I'd bet the film being shown was 'The McConnell Story' staring Alan Ladd.
     
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  20. Mike
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    [QUOTE="loudbang, post: 11915800, member: 226490
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    Bean Bandits car. This car could be run with one or two engines and with a roadster or coupe body, making it eligible for several different classes (dragster, roadster, coupe). With a good bit of elbow grease, it was known to run in multiple classes at the same meet.
     
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    I thought it looked familiar but couldn't remember the name, thanks.
     
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    from Colorado

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    Good old Lloyd Ruby all tensed up!
     
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    Holdin packs of smokes...probably all dead by now of lung "C", the blond has the start of some "love handles" ...
     
  25. Ft.ValloniaStreaker
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    So what happened was....Palmer offered to supply the pace cars "If they'd let him drive" as you can see they did. Unknown to him they removed the brake point poles that he had practiced with and got to the end of pit row and well...Chris Shankle and Tony Hulman are actually in the back seat, he took out a yellow shirt sending him up and over the car, breaking his leg just before hitting this hay wagon covered in photographers that was to be removed shortly after the start of the race. That's the story as I know it......
     
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  27. Mart
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    Seattle 1907. Not sure quite what is going on here.
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    Radio car.
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    Electric car on charge.
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    Someone google it for goodness sake.
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    If you saw this it would stay with you for life..
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    Truck looks chopped from the factory..
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    Here's what the original poster said about this one. The first pic is missing..."Twin-engine Porsches created by Lou Fageol, whose father Frank founded the Twin Coach Company in 1927 to develop a large capacity dual-engine bus to challenge street cars for city transit. In addition to considerable success as pilot of Gold Cup hydroplanes Slo-Mo-Shun IV and V, Lou built a dual Offy powered Fageol Twin Special that started the 1946 Indy 500 from the middle of the front row. His double engine obsession continued with the Fageol Twin Porsches. Top photo shows the original car with 356 coupe body and '51-2 Packard grille (and tail lights?) in early August 1953 @ Paine Field in Everett, Washington, during SCCA races held as part of the annual Seattle Seafair celebration. Lower photo from Don Zipfel via Hemmings @ Pebble Beach April 1955 shows a more radical second car, constructed from airplane drop tanks on a box channel frame with Porsche suspension bits."
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    Nice looking (sort of) but it would seem not one of Volvo's finest..
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    Ol' Blue eyes getting into what looks to me like a 40 Ford ragtop.
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    Danish-born film star Carl Brisson & ’34 Isotta Fraschini (Looks like UK plates on it to me - Mart)
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    Before we all start off on a "name that sports car" vibe, i think it's a Honda. (Jane Birkin).
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    "Modern methods for motor mishaps"... I like it!
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    Couple of good quality images of a race car..
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    Humber
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    One going out, one coming in...
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    American car in an unusual setting. Istanbul..
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    Googling the image says Jakarta. Lots of American Iron there...
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    Paris. What a great shot.
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  28. Mart
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    N.Y. 1913.
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    We still call road roller s "steam rollers" around here.
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    Whoops. Not the best way to meet people..
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    NYC Easter on 5th Avenue. Amazing this was taken over 100 years ago..
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    Stutz..
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    Destined for the Alcan Highway.
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    Toyopet???? (Note kid smoking a pipe??)
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    Quaint. Digging the Buick.
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    Monaco:
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  29. rudestude
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  30. Mart
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    Interesting sleeping arrangement.
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    Priscilla queen of the Corvair..
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    1966
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    A new one on me...
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    Nevada City, California 1955. Some cool cars in this shot.
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    I love production line and transporter pics..
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    Beautifully clear shots of a roadster:
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    T Birds on a transporter:
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    Love me a Gullwing:
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    Nice city scene:
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    Windsor tunnel 1952. Buses look a tight fit. Someone actually bought a Crosley!
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    Did someone mention a Daimler?
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    Not lowered, just laden..
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