The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Don’t know the model but definitely a ‘60.
Looks like a vinyl top. Different patterns were popular in the 60's and 70's. The headlights are looking different too, maybe the trim rings have been removed. It has reversed deep dish chrome wheels too.
It never ceases to amaze me how you guys catch details in these pictures! I’m always having to go back and look... sure enough!.... there it is that minute detail you mention!
I guess that’s how you guys make such fine cars..... attention to detail.
The red Vette is a 55, notice the large "V" in the Chevrolet script on the fender? 55 was the first year for a V8 in a Vette, or any Chevrolet for that matter.
^^^^^^ Parked next to Bruce Gieslers chopped long bed pickup. It had a blower SBC in it just like his 53 Bonneville Studebakers.. "Hanky-Panky" at one time he ran over 200 more than almost anyone. He found the Austin American roadster I bought in my avatar.
No it is a '59.
1963, most definitely
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Thanks for this one, Gary. '57 Bel Air sedan in Harbor Blue/India Ivory, V8, back up lights and the very rare rear seat speaker.
but.....i can explain!!!
(look at the stude,guys,not....
One of my favorite Studebaker cars is the first one I saw at Lions Dragstrip. It was black, looked like it just drove in the main gate, popped the hubcaps and blasted down the dragstrip. It also had a whine to the motor sound like no other car. Plus, it was fast. This 1941 black Studebaker was one fast car for the popular street legal classes. The Gas Coupe and Sedan classes as it was historically known.
When we were racing the 58 Impala at Lions, Jr. Thompson’s Studebaker was usually there. He won a lot of B/Gas races, even the old 4 across races, too. Some Saturdays, there were so many cars in one class that during eliminations, 4 cars took up the whole dragstrip for their races. Put a 283 in a lightweight Ford Coupe: B/Gas. The 4 across was usually in C/Gas and/or B/Gas.
Jr. Thompson W/SOUND racing
The Studebaker 4 door sedan started the historic run of Junior Thompson throughout his illustrious career. The whole scheme of things is explained at jrthompson.net. Our involvement was trying to get speed secrets from this fast Studebaker sedan. Everything about it was pretty spectacular. The takeoff at the starting line was a show of power.
Upon seeing the “go” sign, the front end of the big Studebaker sedan rose up and the whole sedan looked like it was shot out of a cannon. That quickness usually was enough to win many trophies in these gas classes. First, it was in C/Gas, then B/Gas with this big sedan.
The sight was a big Studebaker sedan sitting level in the pits, but when the green light flashed at the starting line, the front end rose up in the air. With each shift, the car rose upwards again. It was one well-built sedan for the consistent wins in the Gas Coupe and Sedan Classes.
A rare starting line moment... Lions Dragstrip 1959
1958 black Impala vs the 1941 Studebaker of Junior Thompson… The big race that never happened…awwww
Here is Junior Thompson racing another Studebaker sedan in 1959-60, Al Hirshfield and the Howard Cam Special. Isky vs Howard Cams in the ads.
I looked closer, by golly there is a Studebaker in that picture
FatASS I'm not arguing with you BUTT it looks like the 6 cyl. tri-power on the car, I can't really see but if it was a V8 with trips wouldn't the hood have to modified to clear the carbs and air cleaners and I don't see any scoop or holes in that hood. Now I can't see so well anyway so maybe someone else will give a good look here.
FatASS I got the telescope out and I see the Vee and a distributer (I think) plus no 6cyl valve cover. I wonder what year it was, must have been one of the first tri-power manifolds made.
Looks like maybe port- a- walls on back tires.
I'm intrigued to see what appear to be chrome headlamp trims on the T-Birds. I have a 57 that had chrome trims back in the day. They weren't factory, I guess they were done individually by owners or maybe by a dealer on request.
My guess would be June Wilkinson in the pic with the Stude.
Mart I think J.C. Whitney sold all that type of stuff back in the day. And they are still in business today.
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