The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I have watched plenty of Highway Patrol programs, it seems all of the cars were ordered without the chrome strip on the door.
That explains it. Thanks. I remember that option but my did's '55 didn't have it.
Yes and all of the CHP '55 Buicks were 2 doors IIRC and all the ones I have seen were sticks.
Ran across that on the Stiffspeed Facebook page
Broderick Crawford was the star, call sign was 2150 by.
Rootie I sent you a PM but I have an author that wants to get in touch with you regarding info on a photo you posted-not a big deal but I told him I would try and get your contact info.
Damn NHRA teardowns..!! This is what I get for setting a record ????? Now where did that 9/16" go ??
Pat O'Connor with the Firestone hemi test car. Could it be Monza?
One of my favorite Track Roadster pics, Southern California's Jack Gardner. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a Silver Crown Race, the Sacramento Mile in the late 90's, class act for sure !
1932 Muroc Dry Lake
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Hold on Grandpa, there's a bathroom in about 47 more miles...
Small mixed batch. Two from Nevada, Iowa:
Two from Verdugo Hills High in CA:
And one from where I grew up, Glenview, IL:
The buildings have stayed mostly the same but the occupants have changed.
My friend and his wife were going through some old stuff of her fathers (he died some time ago) and came across this picture from 1956. John and his twin brother worked at the Bearsville Garage near Woodstock NY. This was a wrecked 56 Ford 4dr.sed. that was rear ended. A new car at the time John and his brother built this Ranchero. I was told that a rep from Ford came to look at the car, nobody knows why but the Ranchero did come out in 57. John, Mike and the car are long gone but I took a picture of it and wanted to share with you.
Dumbo took a spill?
Dont Do It ! ! !
this pic was recently posted here in st. louis. quite an argument about the '55 chevy!
my first guess was "highway patrol."
The two-passenger Auburn Cabin Speedster used an aluminum body, cycle fenders, Woodlites, raked/veed windshield and airfoil hood vents where an airplane’s wings might attach. The interior included wicker seats, an altimeter, and a compass. The car stood 58 inches high – very low for the day – thanks to its frame being kicked up over the front axle and underslung beneath the rear axle. The car weighed about 3000 pounds; wheelbase was 120 inches; it used Lycoming’s 299-cid, 125-bhp in-line, eight-cylinder, side-valve engine and hydraulic brakes.
Cycle fenders turned with the front wheels. Tiny, hidden rear window made backing up precarious. Borrowing styling cues from aircraft, the Cabin Speedster’s body stood atop frame rails that were lowered with kickups over the front axle and underslung beneath the rear axle.
In February 1929, the car got trucked to a dealer show in Los Angeles. There, on Tuesday, March 5, after hours, an electrical short set the whole exhibit on fire, and the Auburn Cabin Speedster, along with some 320 other cars, was totally destroyed.
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