The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Yeah, those guys were masters of the craft. Some of the cars I saw in the '50's or '60's that were painted with a brush needed a complete examination to see even a few brush strokes.
behind the "owl cocktail bar" letter is a buick logo. Must have been a buick dealership before it was a cocktail bar
In 1899 ninety percent of New York City’s taxi cabs were electric vehicles. This fleet of electric cars was built by the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company of Philadelphia. Not only that, but in 1899 and 1900, electric cars outsold all other types of cars, such as gas and steam powered vehicles. In 1902 an electric car, the Baker Torpedo, became the first car to have an aerodynamic body that enclosed both the driver and the platform. This car at one point reached 80 mph in a speed test before crashing and killing two spectators. It was later clocked as high as 120 mph, but with spectators not invited this time.
At the time, the advantages of the electric car over the other popular types (gas and steam) were significant. The electric cars had no vibrations from the engine and were extremely quiet compared to its competitors. They also didn’t emit smoke or backfire frequently as did gas powered cars. They were also ready to go right when you sat in the car, unlike gas powered cars that needed to be cranked by hand to start; this was not only difficult, but also could be dangerous.
By 1935 the electric car was officially dead and wasn’t revisited until around the 1960s and then still unsuccessfully. To date, all attempts to create a commercially successful fully electric car have failed.
Back in the mid-60s we visited my Dad's favorite uncle whom I was named after. He was a retired blacksmith who lived in the little town of Proctor, West Virginia on the banks of the Ohio River. I remember a few things about that town that seemed odd to me. The houses were almost all 2-story and were a good 3-4 feet off the ground. You could almost walk under them. Most people had row boats stashed under the house and there were outside doors on the second floor but no balcony. I asked my Dad about that and he said that the river often flooded the town and when it did, people just moved upstairs and used row boats to get around. Some houses had the kitchen on the second floor.
Letting the shop warm up and having the last cup of coffee before I head out to start bangin on the Anglia. Six Days On the Road blasting from the jukebox is great background music for viewing!
Have a great weekend all, John
Your so right, and personally I tend to like those shots a lot, they can tell a lot about the time frame.
Here is my dad and his sister and their parents Renault Daulphine in 1964.
My dad, his mom, and my mums brother in front of my dads 63 Pontiac wagon in 1975.
My dad working on his beater 54 Dodge in 1964.
He replaced the beater 54 Dodge...
...with this nice 41 Canadian Dodge coupe in 67.
Here is a photo from my dads parents wedding in 1947 I believe, this might seem like a mistaken shot, but my grandpa was a car guy, so he likely took it because of all the cars there, at the time he was driving a 36 Chevrolet sedan delivery with rear side windows and dual sidemounts, an extremely unusual car.
I have found a lot of these random car shots in their estate, when I have the chance i will upload more.
The following shots are of my DD 31 Pontiac, tried my hand at making them look vintage, any thoughts?
...and random cool stuff.
My home town.
That's not a Buick sign under there. For one thing the U is too far to the right. For another thing, the says "BEER" in the lower right corner...
Are you saying Buick never made Beer? Than what the hell have I am been drinking??
A staged photo to highlight public safety and street crossing issues.
here's a stages one to highlight littering.
Signing the praises of her car? Look at her face, I don't think so...
Who is the little kid on the bottom??
Swedish Stock-Car races in the 1950´s, and it´s destruction of thousens of 1930´s cars.
Some Swedish home made tractors and other vehicles.
These home made tractor´s in Sweden was called EPA-traktor here. EPA was a short for a warehouse here called Enhetspris AB (Unity price Co), which sold items that were "cheap and of various quality", like these home made tractor´s. So they were started to be called for EPA-traktor, and the name stuck and they are still called that today.
I guess it's supposed to be "Mooseic" to our eyes
Lemme out here. It's time ta go MOOSE my hair!
(At least if my Dada says I can! LOL)
Sweden races? Boy and I thought I raced some rough tracks.LOL
From previous post on the bar sign...possibly a Blatz Beer sign?
Some more pic´s from Swedish Stock-car races!
Hence the term "The Great Depression".
It is nonetheless an essential film that everyone should see for the historical perspective it provides. It is very realistic and contains a lot of stock footage that really provides a great illustration of the Dust Bowl and subsequent migration. Many people in CA have families that were part of this migration and have stories not unlike those protrayed in the movie to some extent or another. Another nice thing is that crystal clear black & white versions of the movie are available.
Niagara Falls, 1929...
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