The Jalopy Journal
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Blew By You
That Packard above looks to be in military dress.
Here's my unrelated contribution:
L.A. Auto Show Fire of 1929
March 5, 1929: Fire destroys four large tents holding the Los Angeles Auto Show. This panorama, made from two separate prints, was published the next day in the Los Angeles Times.
In a page one story, the Los Angeles Times reported:
Fire starting from a smoldering cigarette broke out at the Los Angeles Auto Show at 4:10 p.m. yesterday, and a half hour later the $1,250,000 display at the corner of Washington and Hill streets, housed in four huge tents, was a mass of smoking embers, charred wood, blazing rubber and twister (sic) steel. The loss is covered by a blanket insurance police, officials of the show stated.
The flames originated, according to investigators, in or near the display of the Monocoupe Company, in the northeast corner of Tent No. 2, just in rear of the offices of the show, and near the restrooms…..
When the fire was discovered it was a small red trickle leaping up the hangings to the top of the tent. The flames soon burned a hole in the canvas and the wind whipped the blaze to a fury and it leaped from tent top to tent top.
Firemen, stationed at the show, made a futile attempt to halt the blaze with the use of the extinguishers scattered about the four tents, but found themselves powerless in the first few moments.
Approximately 2500 spectators were in the four tents when the call of fire was sounded, and there appeared to be no stampede to reach the exits….
Light explosions, as gasoline tanks burst on account of the heat, and heavy tires ignited, adding a light hazard to the attempt of the firemen to move some of the cars from the fire.
The Times reported that one electrician “suffered severe burns.” Two firemen with burns were taken to a hospital. Several other firemen were treated at the scene.
On March 8, the Los Angeles Times reported an electrical wire short circuit was the cause of the fire.
Just one day after the fire, the Los Angeles Motor Car Dealers’ Assn. reopened a smaller version of the auto show at the Shrine Auditorium.
Accident outside Michigan City, Ind. First week Oct. 1962- Two killed- four seriously hurt. I was behind the Cadillac at right just prior to collision- Ed Sey", reads the caption written on the back.
A U.S. Customs agent points his gun at a car suspected of transporting marijuana, 1969
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Being restored right now.
Flying to finish finagling these photos as it another fun filled festivities frolicking Friday fiesta day.
The last from Connecticut Dragway
The Family Car
The Mystery Willys
Yankee Peddler Early
Fenn & Warwick AA/GD, Wichita Falls
Frank Nye Streamliner
Frank Smith A/MP national Record holder at Wichita fall tx with roadster
again new scoops
Loyd McCormick and what appears to be a Ford Model A. The license plate is a 1936 Texas Centennial.
Loyd Russell McCormick, Mary Jane Shelburne McKinnon, Carl Lee McKinnon, Eva McKinnon McCormick 1922. Loyd & Eva and Carl & Mary Jane were married together in a double-ring ceremony in Abilene, Texas.
Pike's Peak 1956
Santa Fe New Mexico 1956
Levelland Texas early 20's
A "un- politically correct" pic from back in the day.
I've got the two door wagon version of this.
Nice picture of the first race at IRP. Definitely warm ups, 66 Mikey Shaw, 55 AJ Shepherd, 41 Alan Crowe, Against the wall Pete Hurtibise, to be replaced by Bob Cleberg and AJ Foyt. Track turned into a dust bowl, lots of spins etc.
i like 'em too.........all the fun of a coupe and lotsa space too
GeneGennettenOlympic1966 by mactexas, on Flickr
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