The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Gary Gabelich The Blue flame
Gary Watson Paddy Wagon
Gasser at Dover
Dale MooreKM by mactexas, on Flickr
I would lay odds on Australian or EnZed police.
New York City sure isn't as pretty as some of the other places depicted in this thread. But living there will surely teach you a great lesson in survival.
Bobby Langley's Scorpion at Willow Run Raceway, Oklahoma City, This was the last race that Scorpion V ran. It was sold and Scorpion VI put into service at the next race. That is the Scorpion VI scoop on the car.
Creitz Automotive. Trailer in upper right was built by Eddie hill
Eddie Bauman's Banzai AA/ Fuel Dragster, Green Valley
The 70's and 80's were the worst, I lived in Hartford at the time and I remember dreading any trip that went through NYC. It was a real pest hole, I remember riding the bus to D.C. and stopping in Port Authority, eye opening and frightening. I recall all kinds of unsavory characters there, the "plainclothesmen" were so easy to spot, the creeps would retreat for a minute and then come right back out like cockroaches. Aggressive bums demanding money and drug dealers, I just kept moving and caught up to the cops keeping them within sight.
More Eddie Hill single
The late Mike Sorokin of "The Surfers", Amarillo 1966. The team of Skinner, Jobe & Sorokin sold their entire operation over Labor Day weekend of 1966. Skinner and Jobe left racing altogether but Mike began driving for other owners and was killed on 30 Dec 1967 at Orange County Raceway when a clutch explosion cut his car in half.
Surfers at Amarillo
Gary Gabelich The Blue flame
That was 1970
Gary Gabelich set many records in his lifetime in various race cars. I was able to film one of his earliest race cars at Lions Dragstrip. This was the "blue altered" from Gary Gabelich in 1960: He must have had a like for the color/word Blue...
He was also filmed racing when we went to the Bakersfield Smokers March Meet in 1960. I am proud to call him my late, friend...
Gary Gabelich, Long Beach, 1960 with the Crossley altered
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
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