The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Me too. Best ever.
That car looks like a beached whale too!
Thanks for your time Gary, you are the POSTMASTER!
Gary because of you and others this thread is a daily look see. Fantastic.
Getty Images: Winternationals 1962
FROM A PREVIOUS POST IN DRAG ROADSTERS:
The Getty Images shot of the Durfee Automotive roadster got me on a search through my files. I remember this roadster at Bakersfield 1960. The blown Olds powered roadster by Cirino, Groves and Durfee made a lot of noise every time it ran. As far as images are concerned, is hard to compete with the photos from the Getty Images photographers’ page. Those big negatives are hard to beat. This is a movie clip that looks like a still photo.
The Durfee Altered Roadster had the wildest set of induction tubes and headers, in 1960. At the Winternationals, the new set up for 1961-62 was the standard Hilborn 4 Port Scoop. It lost a little luster without those wild tubes, but it was still a fabulous Altered Roadster. Again, for any aspiring photographer with a common fixed lens camera back in those days, it was hard to compete using those small cameras vs the Peterson Publication “ high power” photographers.
Speaking of photography from the Peterson archives:
“Petersen photographer Al Paloczy perfectly timed his shutter’s release and speed. The unusually wide, undistorted image area and deep focus were enabled by a rare 6×9-format camera." (Explains TEN archivist Thomas Voehringer: “Format numbers are rough estimations of image area, in centimeters. A 6×9 uses the same 120-sized film as a standard, square-format camera, but more per frame: You get eight 6×9 negatives per roll, maximum, as opposed to 12. The wider-angle format offers 120 quality with a larger image area that was especially good for horizontal or vertical subject matter.”
Here is an excerpt from Hot Rod News in 1961:
Willie Borsch and this happy guy, Don Reynolds, were still taking turns in the family T that evolved into the Winged Express. Don’s 10.55 at 139.31 held off the blown-Olds-powered Groves, Cirino & Durfee Model A in a trophy dash that must’ve been wonderfully noisy.
1961 Borsch vs Durfee Winternationals
2017 Borsch Lions Dragstrip Museum opening, center floor
Elvis was into hill climbing??
The Earl Beal car was the car that Bill Schindler and Johnny Thomson died in.
Must be Schindler in it, a guy is holding his crutch.
Jack Chrisman Sidewinder version: Me, Too 1960's
Jack Gillett Sidewinder version Me, Too Escondido 2017
Sorry, I know it isn't the same, but, I could not pass up your post wording, "Me, Too... best ever." It stood out instantly in my memory banks, when I was researching information for another post.
No disrespect for Fats Domino, as we all grew up listening and watching him perform when we were little kids, 1955-57. Every chance possible, when we found a piano at dances, church, or at the neighbor's house, we all tried to play the tunes on the keys. (not very well at first.)
My first, so called, "date" was with a girl who taught me to play some "boogie woogie" tunes. She had been taking piano lessons for years and could listen/play almost any song back then.
I loved that old rock and roll music, but, “I Found My Thrill…” in hot rods and drag racing…not a performer on the piano. Should have stuck with both all of these past years!
Pee Wee's Big Adventure?????
Dave Aldana`s mom ?
Great picture! A lot of them look eager to volunteer for their country.
Greenville, NC 1962
I think that this is a Henderson Ace 4 circa 1926. Indian motorcycles bought Henderson in 1927. Maybe someone more tuned in can tell us for sure.
Did a google search and looks like the Rogue Elk Hotel is still there.
Commerce Ave., Dallas, TX
It is, it was for sale for quite some time, not sure who owns it now.
i hope the good lord will take good care of you.
i'm very proud to have him shaken his big hands.
i played piano for about 25 years, he was my idol. i liked the killer, but i loved Fats.
damn, what a big chunck of sympathy.
a very very sad day.
long time ago i had a roadtrip throgh Texas and Mississippi and all the southern states, and when i passed through Baton Rouge, i felt some strange power, and suddenly the stereo played "the fat man".
that i will never ever forget. bye, Antoine,
yoy are one of my top notch heroes.
One for the money, two for the throw....
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