The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
My guess is Y Block
This is his '49 Chevy he (my Dad) fixed up. This photo however, was taken just before it was crushed when interest was lost and other projects were on the way (his '40 Ford coupe, '57 Chevy, and '55 Chevy). He painted the flames and raced it around his father's concrete plant (Maurice Concrete Products) when he was 15 years old. The flames were strongly influenced by a Car Craft magazine featuring a flame paint job on a mildly kustomized '56 Chevy from either '60 or '61. The car was a medium blue with yellow flames, he never got time to finish doing the tips I don't believe. All painted on the 4th of July in of '62.
(The crane on the back of the truck which my grandfather constructed - a truck that was part of Maurice Concrete products.)
In honor of all the rain you just got in So. Cal.
Ventura Blvd. (It's 60 years later and it still floods like this)
And PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) has been sliding for ever...
For those of you with a weak stomach, look away now...
Here are the last ones in the set.
I loved those guys, still have a hat that my Dad bought me. Gene Soucy, Charlie Hilliard and Tom Poberenzy.... Their snap roll on take off would leave you breathless!
Looks like an Olds
Another classic damsel in distress: Elsa Lanchester. Newly
"transplanted" to the U.S. from England with hubby Charles
Laughton, she won permanent public recognition with her
brilliantly quirky and very poignant 1935 portrayal of the
Frankenstein monster's made-for (not mail-order!) mate
in the Browning-directed "Bride of Frankenstein." For my
money (and maybe Mel Brooks', too), even better as a
sequel than the '32 original "Frankenstein," which also
starred Boris Karloff. Above famous production photo,
THANKS to the New York Daily News!)
Though Elsa is unarguably best remembered for "Bride
of Frankenstein," some may be surprised to learn that
her entertainment career lasted over 50 years, from 1925
until 1980! Stop and think. You probably won't be surprised
to remember her distinctive persona in movies ranging from
1957's "Witness for the Prosecution," "Lassie Come Home"
('43), and "The Razor's Edge" ('46), to "Mary Poppins" ('64),
"Willard" ('71), "That Darn Cat!" ('65) and "Murder by Death"
Elsa clowning a tad between takes.
Photo THANKS to thehorrordrunx![/QUOTE]
AND, if you remember, there is the I Love Lucy episode when Lucy is going to take the train to Florida with Ethel, loses the tickets and ends up sharing a ride with Elsa Lanchester in a Dodge Wayfarer (and trying to change the tire, jacks the jack head through the top of the fender)
Thanks, yeah, he was cool- he had a 47 Starlight Coupe and a '38 Buick Century before this.
The story is kinda backwards. Pitts S2B is a production aircraft, now S2C. Google Aviat in Afton, Wyoming. The Eagle is experimental amateur-built. Kit form. A very nice acro unit, but not a production aircraft.
Informal portrait of 260714 Wing Commander Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes, of Balgowlah, NSW, Commanding Officer of
3 Squadron RAAF, standing while eating a meal at an airfield in Libya, 16 January 1943. S/L Gibbes had taken three days to walk back to safety
after being shot down in the desert behind enemy lines. Note the discarded (but very useful) English Army greatcoat he found in the desert.
"..................leave was given to many of the Squadron’s members who visited Tunis and other places of historical interest. Flight Lieutenant Tom Russell was able to "commandeer" an American sedan and, with a few mates, enjoyed a week's adventurous road-trip into Algeria (suffering a few inevitable breakdowns)."
An unexploded German 1000kg bomb
a bus accident my dad was involved in 1940.
I am only guessing, but the picture was late fifties, the favourite O.H.V. in British stock car racing at that time was the Oldmobile Rocket
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