The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
No flaps down?
Looks flesh colored to me!
Just noticed the heavy driving gloves, that has to be a chauffeur. Bob
The bike in the right front must be a Harley , look at the size of that puddle !!
Old Sate House, Hartford, CT. Judging from the dirty tire marks on the left of the picture, where I work (Phoenix Building) is under construction.
Christmas time in the city. Main St. , Hartford, CT.
When I was a kid in the early 60's this same exact set-up was for sale at Elm Motors in Elmhurst NY. I used to hang out at the shop that serviced all of Elm's cars. I was inside this trailer and it had a cockpit over the gooseneck and you could sit there and look out at the scenery while being towed. It even had a type of intercom or phone that you could talk to the driver. The car was a 34 Graham like this one, I don't know if this is the exact one I was in but it is exactly the same trailer and car. Kerry I looked this rig up and it was in a museum in NZ and now resides in a museum in The Hague Netherlands maybe 34 Gaz has seen it.
Maybe he didn need no stinkeen flapz....
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80th and Glisan around 1916-ish, Portland, OR
Oh sorry I only said 55. It's a 1955 Chevrolet Convertible.
Oregon - vicinity of Willamina or Sheridan
Looks like a lowered Chevy. Has skirts, it has to be almost brand new,
Another custom, 40 Ford with a 41 Chevy grille, and ribbed bumpers. Could be a Merc too though.
I don't know if a Youtube Video is off topic here.
This is historic Stock car racing in Stratford NZ [ we spell it Stockcar as one word to describe the sport]
Stockcar racing was introduced from the USA but in NZ it developed into a "Gladiator" sport.
Contact was allowed by officials and encouraged by the promoters [it drew large crowds]
The favorites were old Ford V8's with a few bars welded to them.
As a Kid I grew up with all this, my family holidays were spent on the road with dad racing stockcars.
I have a few old photos from this era, most are poor quality [If considered "Off Topic" I will stop posting them]
Charlie Halstead #75 at Gloucester Park, Auckland
Before the race
After the Race
A lot of the drivers were given nicknames [like wrestlers]
Norm Wright was called "Norm She'll be Wright" ["She'll be right mate" is a Kiwi Saying]
Separate names with a comma.