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  1. 4tl8ford
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    Trucks on Pennsylvania Turnpike protesting.
    Location: PA, US
    Date taken: April 1948
    Photographer: Francis Miller
     
  2. South_paw
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  3. I think you would find that he is putting a top dressing on the canvas that was used in the early days to fill in the center of the top. Later cars were built with full size one piece metal tops. In the early days they simply did not have presses large enough to stamp a whole top, called a turret in the vernacular of the day.
     
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    My dad's medical office occupied a large portion of the 6th Floor of this building from about 1940 to 1962. 3875 Wilshire Blvd. "The Wilshire Professional Bldg." The other tall one is the Wiltern Bldg. which has a famous L.A. theater on the ground level.
     
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    Yes, that is what he is doing at post #22336 .
    I just wanted to point out that many people painted their car with a brush in the '50's and '60's and it came out looking surprisingly good.
    Thanks for helping on this.
     
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    My cousin, Wilbur Rakestraw. He raced in Nascar from 1956-1961 in the Convertible and Hardtop/Grand National Divisions. The picture above was from 1958 on Daytona Beach (Last race on the beach before they built superspeedway) leading Glen Wood of the Wood Brothers.
     
  8. That was just last week ;)
     
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    Screen shots from the "cut" scene of charlotte Rampling fromVanishing Point.

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    More VP
     
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    Such a great movie, that remake needs to be burned... I hear there is another remake coming.
     
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    The original Vanishing Point is one of my favorites of all time.
    When it came out I saw it 4 times at the drive in.
    When it was released on videotape, I paid $54 for a Beta version of it.
    The current DVD has 2 sides, US release, and European release that actually contains the Hitch Hiker scenes with Charlotte Rampling.
    You can also watch it with the director's commentary going on, quite interesting to hear the behind the scenes on this.
     
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    This picture is on the rear of the Laser disc version of VP,
    supposedly another cut scene. Where Kowalski breaks up a fight between Jake and a kid (Jake the speed dealer)
     
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    Thanks alot for the update,
    never heard of this tragedy before.

    :eek::eek:
     
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    Vaudeville family act "The Four Novelty Grahams" of Ochlocknee,
    Georgia, near Macon. Shown here with their own bus they bought
    to tour with in 1925 and 1926. I did not realize that Biflex bumpers
    were available for trucks, but I guess I know now. Not being a truck
    guy, I don't know the make of the bus. Somebody got it?
     
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    And another family and their wheels! I don't recognize this car, though it looks
    like about 1918 or 1920, somewhere in there. Any help? (Photo is for sale
    by Kathy'sPhotos on eBay, for you collectors!)
     
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    Circa 1910 at a place called Camp Cromley (NY?), back when simple pleasures were special.

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    Taking the water thing to an unpleasant extreme! Anybody recognize the event?

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    We are involved in agriculture and often see current photos of the dust bowl locations. Farners today have planted a staggering number of "shelter belt" trees plus switched to no-till (minimal ground disruption) techniques and herbicide weed control to prevent a recurrance. Can't even recognize the same places.
     
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    Wow, wonder when and where this was taken! Familes headed
    west for a new life.

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    The book The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck is about the Okies moving to California to get away from the dust bowl. There was also a film of the same name it starred Henry Fonda

    Different Subject. Vanishing Point has to be the best car movie ever made
     
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    I just LIKE this snapshot, because it exemplifies a real,
    regular American family -- and proud of their car, too!
     
  25. The most depressing movie ever made, IMO.
     
  26. sixdogs
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    #22520 If you look at the way everyone is standing, the photo is entirely about the car and they are just standing there as window dressing. That's how mauch folks loved, and still love, this empowering machine.
     
  27. I dunno but I think they may call it a flood:rolleyes:

    Doc.
     
  28. Bullet Nose
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    My dad was a house painter when he moved from IL to CA in 1941 to find work. He painted his 41 Chevy with a brush in the mid 40's.
     
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    Doc, if ANYBODY should know floods right now, I'd guess YOU would be high on the list! LOL

    And, Paul, you hit the nail on the head. I think getting your picture with your car HAS to be the most official unofficial custom in world history! I'll bet a LOT of the pix on this and other HAMB nostalgia threads show proud owners and families with their first-ever car or truck. Lots of younger folk now probably can't imagine a time when auto ownership was the EXCEPTION rather than the rule!
     
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