The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Love the Hillman Husky in this pic.
There is a Hillman Husky here too
I've often wished I could shoot missiles out of my trunk when I'm on the highway. Maybe a little smaller, but still...
My dad gave me his 59 Strato Chief, 261 6 cyl, 3 sp standard on the floor. Drove the crap out of it until it got too rusty to drive. Should have kept the wagon rims.
I see you are Canadian. There was no US Strato Chief model for '59 let alone with that drivetrain. Interesting how GM mixed the makes and models around for Canada. It would have been cool to see one like yours.
Ghost town now ~
For many years the GM South Plant in Oshawa, Ontario produced GMC pickups, one of the most acclaimed and productive plants in the GM empire. I was shut down during the reorganization when Barak Obama saved the company. Canadian Pontiacs always had GMC 6-cylinder engines as an option, until the "modern era." My neighbor pulled a house trailer to the West Coast and back with a '61 Parisienne equipped with the big six, which had plenty of torque.
My brother got a speeding ticket for going 1 MPH over the 20 MPH speed limit on this very street. Jacksonville, Oregon where they shot "Paint your Wagon".
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