The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I had grass like that when I was a kid.
LowCat, I know I'm gonna kick myself, but what the heck is
this car? If it's a Bantam, I can't recognize it from the rear.
And I can't make out the spare-tire hubcap.
The hubcap on the spare tire looks to read "Simca".
It's a Simca. Tag reads '48 very neat and full of cuties!
it appears to be a topolino (fiat) ,hub cap says simca?
Absolutely amazing! This is my hometown, Texas City, Tx in the 60's. Just goes to show; you never know what will show up on the HAMB!!
The "Showboat" movie house had a tall tower that housed a radio station and actually broadcast from there, it was KTLW and used the handle "Katy-Lew", a country station. Visible is the cable that I guess had to do with broadcasting.
That entire block on the right has been razed and a small "replica" of the Showboat is there and is used for special events. The rest of the buildings exist in the most part.
It's a shame that whole block is almost vacant now, stores shut down and windows boarded up.
Simca was a French auto, founded by Fiat.
little of every thing here '53 Vette?
Richard, it's a cryin SHAME that the entire Houston Metro area has no PAST ! I still have a copy of Texas magazine that came with a Copy of The Houston Chronicle newspaper . In one issue , they had a story entitled : Houston, the Eraseable City. Saddly, I read all about my beloved former home on Houston Archecture.com . scrubba
Thanks, EVERYBODY, for noodling that out. I thought the capital letters might say SIMCA, but that left three lower-case letters unreadable. Still don't know about that, but at least we know the MAKE.
I THINK I see a '55 Chevy at the end of that row, so it could be '53-'55. pretty cool, someone used to actually drive them.
Hempstead, NY 1940ish
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