The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
hurry up people..
better post some more old vintage shots,
chryco is getting restless,,
Salt Lake City 1964.
Postcards sent to my mom from an old boyfriend that didn't make it home.
You should have that bump looked at.
1965......Al Unser and Jerry Eisert at Indy
Carl Haas, 1958 version of Brooks Stevens Excalibur.
Brooks Stevens's 1963 Excalibur Hawk.
First Palm Springs road race 1950
This video brought back some very sad memories of a time when I was young and thought that Grand Prix racing was the pinnacle of motor sport. I got very disillusioned when so many of my heroes died. When Jimmy Clark died at Hockenheim I all but gave up my interest in the Grand Prix series.
I think your link is corrupt. I'd love to see the pic.
1920's American Gas Stations
I,too watched with an ever-increasing sadness with each video. To me,the 1964-68 era cars were the most beautiful of the genre;though a couple of the early "aero-era" cars had aesthetic appeal. Like a Lotus 72 in JPS livery. Simply stunning.
Without any inference to any political issues,it was sad that the drivers were for decades thought of as nothing more than expendable commodities;as disposable as changed oil. Colin Chapman,though greatly admired as a designer(and rightfully so),comes across as a heartless bastard. The race organizers even more so. I am not worthy to walk in the footsteps of the men who raced then.
Many years ago,I missed a chance(by 5 minutes!) to meet one of my "heroes";Mr. Denis Hulme. We share a birth date,and I had followed him since the mid 1960's. Sadly,he's gone,but saw so much in the time he drove. I would have loved to have just listened to him talk of those days,if he chose to.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
I so want one of these GM futureliners, wonder if any survived. (Post # 15723 I think it was.. November of 2010. )
I know of at least 4, but I think there is even more still around.
One sold at Barret Jackson for 4 million a couple years back, so people with any are going to assume they are worth that in rough shape.
Drivers meeting Riverside GP
I did some more research and discovered that 9 out of the 12 built still exist.
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