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  1. indyrjc
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    Thanks Rootie.

    In the original photo it kind of looks like some kind of gear change setup in between the transmission and the rear end at the front of the torque tube. I don't remember seeing one quite like it.
     
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  2. redo32
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    That's TC Lemons Big Daddy's crew chief.
     
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  3. Jim Nise
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    Wilt Chamberlain held the Philadelphia High School record for the 440.
     
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  4. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Yeah, it's a offset drive setup similar to a 4wd's transfer case. I might be wrong but I think this car went on to become the Robbins car that Hoyt put on the pole in 1955. If so, it looks as they ditched the drive set up and offset the motor (?)
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  5. rjones35
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    That's pretty cool! I know it wasn't all sunshine and roses back then, but it looks pretty great in pics. Then again maybe it was all sunshine and roses.....
     
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  6. MOPAR 440? ;)
     
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  7. Chevbucket
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    They were called Meteors in Canada. Sold new at the Mercury dealerships. A nicer looking grill than the Fords.:)
     
  8. tinsled
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    When I see a pre WW1 coffin nose car my first assumption is "a Renault". Also by the looks of the buildings this is France. (Those big WW1 Renaults were fine cars, btw.)
     
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  9. tinsled
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    I'd LOVE to see this photo colorized...
     
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  11. Old and Slow
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    Here's another old French Car, presumably a Renault, Western Front just after cessation of hostilities.
    Don't think I've posted it previously.
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  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Good guess. The pic was taken by Eugene Atget. He lugged a huge 8 x 10 view camera around Paris to document the architecture in Paris before it was lost to modernization, and he was later recognized for his artistry.
     
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    Dean Moon 1961

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    Big Daddy Garlits Shaving his beard off after Indy win

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    Big Daddys Chassis Shop in Seffner

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    Dover Drag Strip Grand opening flyer July 1961

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    Dover Competitor Pass

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  18. tinsled
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    Where and what race is this?
    Any idea, what car #46 is?
    Hub caps remind me of the 1st generation VW Beetle, but then deep baby moons were quite common in early 50's.
     
  19. Rootie Kazoootie
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    I'm not sure, but IIRC it may be a Gordini.
     
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  21. tinsled
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    I am no expert in 50's endurance race cars, but I tried to search for post-war Gordini cars.
    What I found are the following; 1st one is 1953-54, the 2nd & 3rd photo 1948-50 bodies.
    The shapes are different from the one I asked and all have grille for air intake in front.
    Thus I doubt the #46 is Gordini...
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  22. hotrd32
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    Not much to work with in the original image but I think this is a little better and yes she's a Babe ...

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  23. I see it too.
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  24. Rootie Kazoootie
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    It's a AFM-Fiat circa 1950.

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  25. An ice cream delivery truck in Christchurch, New Zealand in about 1960. I have personal memories of this truck as my family had a shop which sold this ice cream. They only had the one of these I think. The company moved out of the factory at 300 Manchester St when they were taken over by a bigger national company. The next building on the site was the local GM Holden dealership. They relocated to another site in the 1990s and the building was used for various purposes. It was severely damaged in the earthquake of 22 Feb 2011 and was demolished. The site is presently vacant. More - www.facebook.com/groups/642607519153649/permalink/1364209456993448/
    Perfection ice cream truck c 1958.jpg
     
  26. nightmoves
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    The first time I saw this,framed and on the wall of a nursing home/rehabilitation center. I stopped in my tracks to observe it. Several others similar to it also around. I've often wondered the memories of the older folks went they stared at these days of old.

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  27. indyrjc
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    I don't know if this is the Keck roadster or not but it might be as there were only a couple of Kurtis 500A's that had Offy engines. I never noticed the oil lines before because a bubble added to the bodywork covered up the oil line engine connection which stuck out because the engine was tilted. In your photo the "gland" assembly is visible.
     
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