The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stlouisgasser, Jul 17, 2009.
being a kid of the 90's nothing really cool a 80's mercury cougar
'39 Mercury, my dad bought it the day I was born, so it was just a couple of days old, too
'46 Lincoln ... Daddy didn't have money but he always had one COOL RIDE !!!!
Pre-war Mercury.....I don't know the exact year.........it was my Uncle's car.......my Dad was in Europe with Patton at the time (1944).
Thought I posted on this one...Mom and Dad bought a '37 Ford tudor flatback from the Reno Ford dealer in 1938. (it was his wife's 'Demo'...she drove it a year, turned it in, and my Mom had to have that little Ford V8! 85 H.P. with a Columbia axle, car was Dove gray)
Pearl Harbor was bombed in December, I was born October, 1942.
My uncle Loren drove Mom's '37 to O'Conner's Hospital to bring Mom and me home.
There was a standing 'bet' with that Ford. My dad was a truck driver, ("gear guy") and would bet friends that Mom's '37 would do 85 in second. Laughter would erupt, bets went as high as $10.
Dad would fire it up, seat 'em in the shotgun seat, and drive out Brokaw Rd. Second gear to 55, shift up into O.D., and wind it to 85...they couldn't believe it.
On the way home from the hospital, Uncle Loren asks Mom, "Will this thing really do 85 in second?"
37 Ford 4 door. I was pre war. Born Oct 41. Pearl Harbor in Dec.
Either Dads 283 3 speed 59 Biscayne 2 door, or the 390 4 speed 69 Mustang Fastback.
My dad was in the Navy and he brought me and my twin brother, my mom and another sailor's wife and baby home at the same time in a V12 Lincoln. Mom says they got a few stares when he left maternity with two women, all three with a baby.
'37 Olds four door sedan, I believe.
Moms New 67 t-bird 4 door , actually I was pretty lucky . they bought a house 3 months before I was born and dad ordered a 67 t bird before aug retool and it arrived a week before I was born ( oct 66) we had that car till my mom screwed up passenger rear door ( suicide door and the garage door pulling in the garage in 1970 then she got a 2 door one till the 1974 strike and got a 75 elite ..
1964 plymouth belvedere
The last new car my dad ever bought
Darned if I can remember!
What? You didn't get a monkey suit to come home in?
1950 Ford sedan
Not positive because I was very young back in January 1939. But probably the same 1934 Chevy 4-door we later went to Portland around 1942 or 43 and back to central Illinois a few years later.
'53 Chevrolet Bel Air.
A year later Dad traded it in on a new '56 Bel Air & my little sister came home in that.
I rode around in a milk delivery door to door truck before I went to the hospital. Well, you will figure it out.................................
It was '75. Came home in a 64 riviera.
It was either that or 61 vette, 27t touring, 28 hup, or a 61 xlh
Dad still owns the vette and the T.
"They say" that Dot Robinson of the Goulding sidecar family was born in a sidecar on her way to the hospital. No idea if it's true but that's the word among Indian motorcycle restorers.
My moms 1939 chevy 2dr sedan. I remember the car ,but not that particular ride .
Rode my chicken home from the hospital- bummed a chesterfield on the way
(Way better than the actual story, trust me)
Mom and dad brought me home behind the seat in a 1946 MG TC, right hand drive. He kept the car until the lat 80's then sold it to a guy from Germany. It was a fun car to drive and got lots of looks.
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In April 1985 I brough my youngest daughter home in a 1954 corvette.
I'm guessing a 49/50 Ford. My old man was obsessed with them in the 60's. He was way ahead of his time.
My Grandpas 1925 Willys Knight
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