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  1. crashfarmer
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    Is it just me or not, I just don't get why people drove cars like this in the winter? My Aunt and Uncle had a way cool 1963 Chevy SS convertible, red with a white top and interior, I loved that car. My aunt complained bitterly about how she was just freezing to death in that old ragtop! Even as the little kid I was back then I just didn't get it, why didn't they just buy a winter beater to drive and leave that cool Chevy parked in the garage? I bet they could have picked up something good enough for a winter driver back then for cheap, something like $50. Dad bought his 1946 GMC pickup for $90 back in that same time period and it was a great truck! Oh well, that SS Chevy got traded off on a new Pontiac in 1968. :(
     
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    Now where did Dad hide those car keys?
     
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    Cheeky bird.
     
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  6. ^^Glad that's not MY Cadillac boxed in like that!
     
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  7. St Johns neighborhood, Portland

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    She looks like she’s gonna hurl!
     
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  9. The Boyer store and gas station along Highway 18 on the way west to the Oregon Coast,near the Van Duzer Corridor, 1950.

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  10. The northwest end of the Salt Creek Tunnel on Oregon Route 58.

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  12. Check out that Sinclair sign!

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    It is, and Johnny Boyd in the #8
     
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    Thanks for this detailed and very interesting photo, Rootie.

    Would this have been taken at Legion Ascot?

    You can see one of the early ball/socket type rear axle radius rods up in the air as the car is being worked on. And it looks like updraft carburetors mounted down low below the fuel tank because there would have been no fuel pump. Fuel pressure was supplied by the hand pump which would have been worked by the driver as he raced.
     
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    Gary, are you using a coloriser app to turn B/W pictures into these glorious technicolor dreams?
    And just what is your new avatar driving? Rocket-powered sled?
     
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