The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Look at the way the cars are angled.
Anyone else amazed at the number and variety of vehicles we've had in just about 100 years...
Keen! That's the so-called Spanish Aero Car, over
the whirlpool a couple of miles below the Niagara
Falls itself. Opened in 1916, it got its name from
the Spanish engineer who designed it and oversaw
the construction. I think it's only accessible from
Colt's Point on the Canadian side, though technically
the opposite suspension point is still Canadian soil,
nearly 2,000 feet across the pool at Thompson Point.
I seem to recall that the Spanish investment group
only constructed three or four of these around the
world. A ticket is a tad pricey, BUT dangling 250 feet
above the whirlpool is an experience WELL worth the
cost! BTW, the ride is a thrill but really not precarious;
no passenger has ever been injured, and the hidden
rescue car has never had to be called upon. Now
officially known as the Whirlpool Aero Car, it was
designated an International Historic Civil Engineering
Work in 2010, nearly a century after its opening.
More than 200,000 people visit the cable car each
year, SO it's interesting to GUESS HOW MANY people
have made the jump over the whirlpool!
This great mag cover was posted by MrMayo on another
thread, but it's SO cool, I have to reprise it here. Check
out all the period touches, such as the fox tail on the antenna.
Proud owner and his new Hudson. Sweden winter 1947.
Dodge owned by the warehouse ICA. Sweden in the early 50´s.
Old junkyard pic from the early 1960´s.
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Keepin' an eye on those Ferraris??
Family with their two year old Ford on Skiing vacation in Åre, Sweden 1936.
Three newly delivered taxi´s in 1956, two Dodge´s and one Volvo PV830.
Bugatti used for ice racing in the 1930´s
some old post cards (I paid too much for.) three from the US, one from nice, italy. (looks like the 60's for the italian one.) notice two overpaid their postage....
The Pike, Long Beach pier, 1963.
1932 Ford that have been in an accident.
Thanks for posting these,
I grew up in Long Beach back in the 50's
was living in Orange County by 62.
Spent a few Saturdays at the Pike with my late gramma.
In Honor of Oscar...
For anybody who wants a better feel of life in the Great Depression
or the Dust Bowl (aka the "Dirty Thirties"), there are two more
GREAT movies: "Bound for Glory" (1976) with David Carradine as
the great Woody Guthrie, and "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000)
starring George Clooney.
As a dust storm picks up, a farmer and his boys head for the house,
Cimarron County, Oklahoma, April 1936. Arthur Rothstein shot the
photo as part of a project of the U.S. Farm Security Administration
documenting the plight of the poor in the American south and west
during the depression years. The Library of Congress archives many
of the photos of Rothstein and FSA contemporaries such as Dorthea
Lang and Walker Evans. Digitally enhanced for definition and
contrast, this image is THANKS to the WikiMedia Commons project!
An instant cult classic IMO, this energetic comic
allegory, set in 1937 Mississippi, is a real bag
of depression-era spoofs, from Babyface Nelson
jacking up banks, to Robert Johnson's alleged
selling of his soul to the devil, chain-gang labor,
a crooked Bible salesman, a pragmatic governor
modeled after Huey Long, bloodhounds, the KKK,
a burning barn, oodles of cars, hidden treasure,
ol'-timey music, moonshine and poverty!
George, in character as Everett McGill, looks a bit like '30s
movie "King" Gable, eh? Photo THANKS to Cinema.com!
Here the REEL-life Woody Guthrie (Carradine) catches a breezy free ride.
Both of the above posters are for sale on eBay at very reasonable cost,
if you want to add the period feel to some corner of your house!
And the REAL-life Woody playing his anti-communist "machine."
Photo, taken by Ed Palumbo for the New York World-Telegram
originally, is in the U.S. Library of Congress and is THANKS to
the WikiMedia Commons project!
"We thought you was a toad!"
A book I have published in 1931 says there was more then 3500 individual car companies before 1930, and that doesn't even count all the Canadian ones and imported ones that were also available in the US. Wild!
Oh man, on the far right is a black 1959 German Ford Taunus 12M, I have 2 of them and need parts so bad!
The red COE above the burn Volvo is a Hanomaug, too cool!
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