The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
This is Johnnie Dudevoir in 1955. He was member of the greatest generation , Inlisting in the Navy in 1943 when he was 17 years old with permission from his mother he served on the carrier the Hornet in the South Pacific campaign. He drove midgets from 1949 to 1964 mostly with ARDC & NEMA . He finished 17th at the Trenton 250 lap race, 1st ford with all OFFYS in front . He got involved with the old timers in 1982 , a member of ACOT, eastern old timers and Bay state old timers. he was a colorful character with great stories and even greater advice ,specializing in common sense. He wanted to die in his own home and thats exactly how it worked out. Good friends Richie Brassard and Tommy Caruso tended to his every need until the end. His memories will last forever with his friends ,R.I.P. John.
Thanks! Back in the 60s when I started out racing at the local dirt track we were encouraged to have cartoon characters painted on our cars attract the kids. My choice was Rootie Kazootie and the name just kind of stuck.
George Jones 1954
Carl Perkins and Sam Phillips
Hank Williams Jr. and mom Audrey
Johnnie Wright & Kitty Wells
Marty Robbins, 1959
Buddy Holly with mom, dad, and friend.
Tune Wranglers circa 1937
The Willis Brothers
Monrovia, CA. It's not my home town but it's where I live now. This is the main street (Myrtle Ave.) which runs up to the foot of the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Myrtle Ave. has not changed much over the years (it's known as "Old Town" now, kind of quaint).
Same street a few years later. William Monroe purchased the undeveloped property from E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin in the 1850's. Monroe incorporated the property in 1887, called it Monrovia, named it after himself. Population is about 37,000. It's the 4th city to be incorporated in Los Angeles County, after Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena.
Photos from the Jackson County (Ohio)
Ice Cream Social site.
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