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Folks Of Interest Who has pictures of themselves as kids with old cars?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,477


    Saw a fin of a '59 Chevy a few pix back and reminded me I had another pic or two to share. The first one is of my Dad and I working on my ol' High School Studebaker...(I was 16 at the time and this was months before I got my first '57 Chevy)...Dad in his coveralls and me bending over getting something out of the trunk...

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    Aaaaannnnddd here's a pic of my '57 150 two door sitting in our front yard after someone rear ended it while it sat on the street one night (this about 1962 or 1963)...I'd driven it a lot and was out of HS at this time...We (my Dad mostly) decided to give my '57 to my brother - (Dad was a mechanic and body man-could fix the '57).
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    and since I needed a car to go to art school in Omaha, NE, he'd give me the '59 Chevy he'd just rebuilt (new front fender, hood, bumper, etc) from a wreck...he'd bought the car for $200. The '59 had a 348" in it...and boy did I have fun with that car...!!!

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    I'm on the left, nephew is in the middle and brother Dan in front of my '59...You can read about the Studey, the '57 and the '59 in my first two books: "Bangin' Gears & Bustin' Heads" and "Fast Cars, 4-speeds and Fist-fights"...available on Amazon...

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  2. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,483

    lumpy 63

    Picture of me and my sister when I first got my '57. I was 13 years old at the time. Still own the car. 993.jpeg
  3. Me 1949! I still drive a Roadster and carry a Gun!:cool:
  4. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 574

    from Texas

    Me at about 2 or 3 in my dad's AA/FA, Different Drummer. Under construction at the time, but I always liked hanging out. Blake in Different Drummer.jpg
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  5. Me and my 1930 DeSoto straight eight sedan.... Picture 1000.jpg
  6. Picture 26851.jpg Me driving my Mom and Shamu in a parade in San Diego in the 1970s. The car is a 1930 Plymouth-U roadster.
  7. Me on the left back in 1980 or so with my buddy Monty Ostberg and his 1947 Chrysler New Yorker club coupe.... Picture 26822.jpg
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  8. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,857


    Researching through our own family albums has brought on some ancient memories and surprises. Any old photo from the Brownie or pre-Brownie camera days are amazing. Just think of the time spent sitting in photo albums for that long of time. When our mom passed away and we sold our long time, Westside of Long Beach house (1953-1998), of course, we found a ton of photo albums. We were sad and impressed at the same time.

    Most people had a wide array of early twin lens cameras that the press photographers used for their stories. There were news guys that used the huge Graflex pop flash 4x5 units for clarity. Some used the old rangefinder cameras that were the early version of the point and shoot category. At any rate, those old photos are historical for anyone, especially to the remaining families.

    They all must be preserved for history. So, start scanning them and save them to various external hard drives and computers. Those are things you cannot recreate, so grab the small hard drives and escape in an emergency...all else is replaceable.

    My dad was a little crazy with his choice. A friend of his was a press photographer in Los Angeles. One day, he showed us his new, hard shell, brown suitcase that housed all of the parts for this huge Graflex 4x5 bellows camera. Inside were, the big camera, the chromed, tall pop flash pole unit, the multiple raw film cases, a light meter, a large cloth to cover his head and camera when taking outdoor photos to block out the light. We are talking very old school, here.

    Every time my wife sees an old photo from one of our family photo albums, she is amazed at the idea that someone lugged this apparatus around to take family photos at the parks, beaches, harbors, vacations, and around the house/yard. Most of her own family’s old photos came from a cool Brownie camera. But, they are digitally preserved.


    There is a thread called Family Photo Album here on the HAMB. There are plenty of old cars and people. So, here is one photo that has not been posted on that thread. The photo shows my dad’s 1941 Buick Fastback and a couple of rambunctious, tough, sporty type kids posing for a photo that we thought took all day to set up and shoot. (check out the great “scowl” that lasted into the teenage years…)
    upload_2019-3-12_4-27-35.png 1941 Buick in front of our first "real house" on the far reaches of the Westside of Long Beach. (1948-53)

    That photo was taken in early 1949. Within a few weeks later, my dad drove home with a new black 1949, 4 door, Buick Roadmaster. (still too big to fit in the rear yard garage openings)

    In early 1948, we moved to the Westside of Long Beach, to a Craftsman house, now demolished and replaced with a new elementary school in modern times. The house and big back yard were backed up to the Terminal Island Freeway at 2335 Webster Ave. (about a half mile from the Willow St. end of Lions Dragstrip, later in 1955.)

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  9. Sod Buster
    Joined: Feb 28, 2019
    Posts: 185

    Sod Buster

  10. Me in '62 working on the family Town and Country station wagon, 1957. The car was red and white and had the seek/scan radio and automatic trans. I grew up in SE Virginia and this car took us to Greenville SC twice a year to visit family and to Daytona Beach once before the folks bought their first new car in 1966.

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  11. My oldest son and daughter in the bed of their uncle's '57 Chevy.

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  12. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 208


    Here's one of me with my Mom right after I was born in my Dad's 39 Chevy coupe?? This might have been on the way home from the hospital, we both have our bracelets still on. He called it "The Red Witch" this was taken in 1960..

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  13. HEMI32 - 1963.jpg
    Me "driving" the Coupe (1962)

    Andy's 3rd Annual Picnic - July '69 -  Kodachrome 5.jpg
    Two Knuckleheads (my younger brother & I) checking out a Nailhead at Andy's Picnic (1969)

    Andy's 3rd Annual Picnic - July '69 -  Kodachrome 14.jpg
    Later in the day, (sans our plaid button-down collar shirts) we were
    eye-balling the 327ci 'Vette engine in Dennis DeBenedictis '23 T

    HEMI32's first trip to B'ville (1970).jpg
    My first trip to Bonneville (1970) ... with my mother and younger siblings

    HEMI32 & Siblings (circa 1971).jpg
    My siblings & I posing with the Coupe (1971)

    HEMI32 & Siblings (circa 1975).jpg
    My siblings & I posing with the Coupe (1975)​
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  14. Super/Stock Poncho
    Joined: May 11, 2009
    Posts: 115

    Super/Stock Poncho
    from Missouri

    Top photo is my brother and I in 1965 on Dad's 60 Impala.
    Bottom Photo is us in 2018.
    I'm on the right. Tim & Kip.jpg
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  15. muddywater
    Joined: Jul 3, 2016
    Posts: 3

    from East tn

  16. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 603


    Dad's first car, 1950 Olds I think, on Skyline Drive overlooking Reading Pa. Me with the play rifle and my sister right behind!! Check out the rear whitewalls!! image00001085.jpeg
  17. VOETOM
    Joined: Aug 6, 2006
    Posts: 290

    from MO

    Ron, You are correct. the car is in pretty decent shape still. My cousin has it in southeastern Kansas. hope someday they do something with it too.


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  18. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,563

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Very ironic that I saw this the other day while at work on break browsing my phone and that red pontiac just stuck out to me but I didnt have time to comment so I just now looked it up on my home PC again and what do you know a few pages later someone else commented....(great thread!) but that red pontiac is a standout beauty that needs to be brought back, Do you not have a interest in acquiring it and doing something with it or just not in the cards?
    Hey I couldnt either but maybe if it had that kind of family history I could figure out a way, sure is a beaut,
    That may be the first solid red one Ive saw??? Dunno but I like it! Looks just right with those wide whites, dual exhaust, etc.
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  19. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 337


    My first car (Bugeye) and second ('56Merc) in 1965
    Bugeye.jpg 56Merc.jpg
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  20. Circa 1961, me in front of my Aunt's '53 Victoria, next to my Mom's '51 Sedan and Uncle's '55 Studebaker. Later that year, me in front of a Cord that was parked in front of an abandoned motel somewhere in Central Virginia on Rt. 29. Disregard the silly hat!:( 03132019.jpg
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  21. Age 10, building models. The "gateway drug" leading to the addiction of the real thing.:D;) 07032014.jpg 20181006_094415.jpg
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  22. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 603


    image00000305.jpeg image00000353.jpeg image00000289.jpeg My first ride, 6 banger/cast iron glide, silver with a white roof/red interior, paid $ 160.00 and drove her home, this pic is after a driveway blue paint job and a 327/300 horse and 3 speed. Miss the prices from back then. Paid $275.00 to buy a 327/300, bell housing, clutch/flywheel and clutch pedal and rods, 3 speed/shifter and have it installed at Forriers Garage in Reading, Pa. Drove it home with open exhaust, best day ever!!! I was 19!
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  23. Chief 64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 228

    Chief 64

    88D0B331-ADD6-44DF-B7D9-5E968034F7AE.jpeg I know this thread is supposed to be of yourself but My Dad was a car guy so I hope this is Okay. This picture is of my uncle and my Dad. Since my uncle was born in 1925 and my Dad was born in 1930, I am guessing the picture was taken in 1941 or so because my uncle would be 16 and my Dad 11 years old. This is my uncles 1st car, a 34 Ford. This picture was taken in Detroit at my Grandparents house which was a mile from the old Alexander Bros custom shop. Every time I see this picture I wonder what happened to the coupe and did it by chance get chopped at Alexander bros. Maybe it is even a hambers car......
  24. alsancle
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 1,565


  25. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,772

    41 C28

    A couple of me, one mom and me.jpg little donnie ply.jpg with Mom and one in front of my Uncle's Plymouth (I think).
  26. 5brown1
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 211


    Me on my Mom's 48 Nash coupe. I eventually got the car and she always said she knew where I was -
    under the hood of a car.

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  27. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,481


    Loving this Thread, got to find pic of my first car , me sitting a metal pedal fire truck, 1951 or so. This Pic and others I have posted were taken by my Mom with a Browney ? box camera, I remember looking in the little viewfinder and image being upside down. As a kid I never thought much about pictures, fortunate my Mom did and recorded some history of our family, I realized around the time this Pic was taken that I should start with pic's so when I'm Old ( I Am ) I will have a recorded history. To this day I miss my Mother, she was the Best. I hope years down the road my children will remember me and hopefully say, Dad was an OK guy.
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  28. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,781


    [QUOTE=". Disregard the silly hat!:([/QUOTE]

    Ya if you didn't wear that hat all the time!! Probably still have it and wear it secretively. Even your wife doesn't know about it!.. When no one is looking you run out the garage and pull it out of its secret hiding place, put it on and sit in and old car making engine revving noises. I just know it!! LOL ;):D:oops::rolleyes:

    (Forgive me....I don't now what just got into me. haha)
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  29. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,704


    Awesome pictures! The fact that some of you all still have the cars in the family is great!

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  30. Meteor Man
    Joined: Jun 6, 2004
    Posts: 18

    Meteor Man


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