The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Hey! A-holes like to have fun once in awhile too.
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LOL - - This ad is from either June or Oct 1955 'LIFE' magazine. Only 'NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC' was ''better'', altho I remember some of the guys getting pretty excited about the Sears & Roebuck catalogs.
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Jimi, uh I waz there in da 50's . Playtex an Madenform were there too. yer just too young to have seen the ads . Yep, I survived ................. scrubba
Bwwwaaahahah! You guys kill me. NATIONAL GEO. We wuz pretty depserate back then to see some skin! Oh and, Ed, THANKS for implying I'm a young pup. The very thought makes my 60-year-old, tired frame stand a little taller! Hmmmm! Think maybe I'll take the wife out for dinner, ya know?
Rexall drug ad, Saturday Evening Post 1955
After a hard day o' lynchins is dun
Nothing funny about a lynching, my man.
Those are really cool Olmon, w34e've had discussions like that so many times at my house.
IFS, IRS, electric start, disc brakes, front wheel drive... there are tons of things like that that were very very old when they were supposedly a new technology... And then there is all the things that modern cars have that they call innovative... like steerable headlights, a sliding roof panel on one of GMs SUV's a few years back, just like Studebaker had in the wagons long before...
FTF, eh? Gary
This thread is an amazing history lesson that couldn't be reproduced by any museum or history book... I hope its being preserved somewhere.
Keep it going...
IamQ, you said it. From Post #1, Dog set no real guidelines, just gave some examples -- hints of the possibilities. Guys and gals took off from there and have created an eclectic thing of, well, BEAUTY, practically with a life of its own. Each poster brings his/her style for a few pix/posts, then somebody else steps in -- bringing HISTORY back to LIFE!
There's an occasional whiner, sniper or belly-acher, but otherwise the thread is, if not perfect, ALWAYS entertaining, enlighting, enriching!
Ryan, you LOVE these, don't ya???
Not hard to see why!
The partial building on the left in the photograph was the AMP building where Gen. Macarthur had his office from 1942-1945. The building is now called Macarthur Chambers and houses retail shops and units.
A photograph of General Douglas MacArthur's Office in 1942
Technical Sgt. Clarence E. "Red" Hensley and Sgt. John J. "Blackie" Ulrick
A little reading for history buffs:
The Battle of Brisbane - 1942 -
All reports of the "battle" were censored at the time. Depending on which articles are read, the events vary slightly. There were similar "battles" in various Australian towns/cities and another in NZ in 1943.
It looks like a CL-13 mk5 , Nice pic.
I really do, I own 2 56 Meteor wagons right now, a Rideau 500 9 passenger with all the options, and a Niagara (the cheaper one) That big stainless swoop on the front looks too cool to me, and 3 tone paint is so 1950's!
Hee, he! Yup, it's the SWOOP! I love the '56 Fords. Though I'm not a hog, I'd love
to win a "small" multi-million-dollar lottery -- just once! -- 'cause I'd love to doll out a
'56 Crown Vic with 312-T-Bird BUT with this nose on it!!! I think the design is BOLD yet
Big pics, small pic, I love them all. (as long as they stay on topic).
I have even learned to 'get over it' in regards to people who post 100 posts with a single pic in each
They are all good
Now I know where that big long wide star trim piece hanging in the barn came form.
The more I purroooze the hamb, the more I can ID the stuff that has followed me home over the last ~50 years.
no pm's please.
And again, thanks LN7 for helping id that grille trim.
Hard to get rid of? I'll take 'em
All those Meteor grilles were a really big deal in the late 50's/early 60's when they were fitted to the front of a comparable year US made Ford and shown in the pages of a rod and custom magazine. They sure added an interesting touch.
So contribute something. Earn your keep like everybody else on this thread.
To all of the brave and loyal Americans
and other soldiers of the Free World, who
have sacrificed without question for the FREEDOM
we have enjoyed . . . even for the freedom
of the oppressed elsewhere . . .a BIG SALUTE
and a THANKS. God bless the men and women
TODAY in our armed services.
10-4 JIMI-----That last pix is from "the forgotten war" I think.---Don (Korean vet).
Surfers Paradise Meter Maid Annette Welch, 1966.
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I got to eat here last Tuesday while I was on a short trip to Lawton. It was excellent.
Harley Earl's futuristic GM Club de Mer. One of 37 of his custom designed concept cars he and his team at GM Styling did. Read the press release that remained hidden for 50 years:
Monroe, North Carolina 1930's. Dang, that must've been quite a sale!
Fantastic post, most Aussy's don't understand the 4th July its just another day here.
I understand. I learned the hard way.
I know too,
thanks Doc, and Jimi,,
from one vet to another,,
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