The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Mr. Reynolds. any info on this car? Does it have a name? Who built it it? What did it start life as? Thanks.
Sleep tight son, and may you not go flying out the windshield when I hit the brakes.
1965 Southern 500 winner Ned Jarrett
Pismo Beach, CA. circa 1966
I'm not Gary, but I can offer some info on the Caddy.
It started life as one of the Cadillac "LeMans" G.M. concept car in 1953. Bought by Shoe magnate Harry Karl who had Barris customize it for his wife actress Marie MacDonald, it then changed hands several times and finally was lost to an accidental fire.
This Corvette is a little much for me, and I really hate the wheels. That being said, I think a simple wheel and tire change would change the whole look of this car. Maybe era correct 5 spoke Americans and black tires, or better yet, chrome wheels with baby moons and 1" whitewalls. And lose the gold coves, maybe paint the coves black to tie in with the flames.
They also used the hood bows of the Vauxhall Vagabond convertibles, they were the perfect size & with good proportions.
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"Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to rent $.50"
Rootie, is that Gordon Wooley in the Weinberger chevy?
Looks like it to me, Jim. We'll see what Rootie says.
Woolley took over the ride from Johnny White when White joined USAC in 1963. White had been the 1962 IMCA champion so that accounts for the #1. The photo looks like it was taken at an IMCA race at Winchester in '63. Woolley ended up as the 1963 IMCA champ.
It is, 1963.
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Vikki Dougan (said to be one of the inspirations for Jessica Rabbit) on Hollywood & Vine by Ralph Crane, 1957
Sparkie plug rod
Stoping on a dime
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