The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Ya want me ta rub out da witnesses, Boss?
Crazy. My great-grandmother lost a house in the "regrade".
Here's another look at your tracks:
Mid-century photo of Portland's Jim Dandy Drive In Restaurant at 9626 NE Sandy Blvd. One of the oldest in the area, Jim Dandy opened in 1937 and has been in continuous operation at the same location ever since.
Night shot taken by the Imperial Club - recent photo
Thanks, Maggie. I think I get it. While they were lowering the surrounding ground level during the regrade project, the tracks were supported on wood so they could remain in use.
Remarkable how a single shot can spark an interesting side story.
Here's another batch from me.
Vettes a gogo.
Broad range of Ford cars.
They didn't hold back on the trim on the wagon, did they/
What a thrill it must have been to fly in such a machine.
And land safely..
I wonder if this is a still from a movie??
Setting up for a parade?
Production line pics are even better when it's a desirable car!
Had to google image search this one. Lance Reventlow Scarab.
Heaven knows what happened here.
Vintage tour de France
Note power assistance on bike.
Duntov's Corvette. We've probably all seen this one before:
but I, for one, have not seen this one. Did I mention I like auto Industry pics? Especially prototype ones?
Man you have a good memory. What street was this on or what is the name of the high rise. I'm going to have to check it out. I've lived in Victoria most of my life. Live in Sidney now. In 1962 I was just about finished high school. Guess I had other things on my mind
Amazing, I had no idea it had DeDion rear suspension / inboard brakes. LOVE these old race car pix. Gary
^^ Yeah, lots of detail in that one - Looks like a halibrand quick change, and maybe Buick brake drums. It must be good to have GM's prototype build facility at your disposal when you want to build a Hot Rod.
Some more, based on the criteria of interesting, appealing, not familiar.
Well, good luck with that one, Mate.
From the original caption:
The Nashville Police Department’s armored emergency chase car, a 1935 Buick Model 90 seven-passenger sedan with bulletproof glass able to stop .45 caliber rounds in all windows, steel plates on all sides, fender guards to protect the tires, armored window port to fire from and heavy armor over the grill to protect the radiator.
Miss America X
Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. I found quite a few snaps showing American cars in that area.
Plymouth with a De Soto grille marketed as a De Soto in foreign markets. Think it might be a wagon.
John Steers Glasspar G2 (Not Victress S1A as I originally said, thanks DJCruiser).
Buick in Bulgaria:
I've tended to avoid the Life covers as they are so often shown, but this one's a beaut.
On a test:
These were very common in the UK and typically worked betweenn railway station and local towns for deliverys. Cadburys had some.
27T powered by a 37 Cord engine (Lycoming).
From the original caption:
Throwback to the turn of the Century here
Christie. First to get a patent on Front Drive
My point is that while it may not be photoshop, when you research all his steam locomotive and other shots that appear to be period it is disappointing to find that they were all set up. Diesels were already the order of the day, and he had all those steam shots in the landscapes staged with the help of the railroads. Not to take away from his talent as a photographer, but they are not the candids they appear is all.
Swoopy Mercs on display.
Early Motor shows, France.
Yup. Rocket powered. 1928
Camping in the Scottish highlands 1931.
Giving the bathtub a bath.
Lotsa yankee iron in Istanbul 1965.
Unusual trim on this Aussie based Zephyr:
The "5 spoke mag wheel" thread joggled my memory: 1964 NY Fair, now on I-94 in Deetroit.
The HISSO V8 aircraft engines were dirt cheap surplus after WWI, many got cut in half to make four cylinder engines for dirt track race cars. Check out the early ones on this link. Bob http://winfield.50megs.com/Hisso.htm
I got to sit in this one before it was shipped to Germany for a TOTALLY underseved restoration back to the 1908 Mercedes GP car. The car finished in 4th place in the first INDY 500 driven by Spencer Wisehart. Bob
Ann Arbor 1944
Good luck with that, Luv.
In the way to a race: 1915
Good luck with the chick magnet, Mate.
Amphicar. Not a good boat, not a good car.
At least it's nice to know where to go when you need some drugs. Cool panel.
This one made me smile.
"1965 Puyallup WA, three-wheeler club"
Another nice delivery. Brooklyn 1946.
Daimler Tower Wagon AK 2809 Bradford City Tramways
Creepy photo. Caption said ghost in the car.
Thanks, bomb. fixed it. Just a misplaced bracket.
Ah, nothing like an open bodied roadster, tooling down the road with the wind in your face....
Posted earlier but brings back great memories, Thanks.
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