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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. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,711


    upload_2019-6-2_3-21-53.png 1958
    A 13 year old kid dressed with the stylish blue nylon jacket, white T-shirt, Dickies with creases, and desert boots. Standard garb for Long Beach area hot rod/drag racing teenagers.(Levis were thrown in the mix, when the Dickies got dirty…)


    The year was 1957 around November. My dad had just bought his new 1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 door sedan. After all of these years using and buying a 4 door sedan for the growing family, he wanted a two door. In looking at my brother’s new 1958 black Impala, which he had just purchased, my dad had a little envy going on with the 2 door sedan.

    Compared to the 1953 big, Buick, 4 door, two-tone sedan, the sleek (if it can be sleek) 1958 black Impala had it in droves over the big family Buick sedan. So, he took us around with him to purchase a new car. Of course we went to many different places, but we always ended up at the local Boulevard Buick on American Ave. (now, Long Beach Blvd. ) He immediately liked the two door Roadmaster sedan. My mom liked the convertible. If we had to make a choice, it would have been the 4 door hardtop sedan. We liked the idea of all windows rolled down creating a huge open air cave.


    My dad stayed with the 2 door Buick and later, my mom told us that after the last vacation with the two big teens, we would eventually have our own cars, so they did not need a big 4 door sedan any longer. As they got “older” they never swayed about buying more Buick sedans (all two door models). Then in the later years, they were called, “Grandpa” cars. These days, when we see them at shows or cruising on the street, we get thrown back into our family history and its episodes.
    Starting with a 1941 fastback Buick sedan up to a 1982 two door, every 4 years, a new Buick rolled into the driveway. (Except for his first ever car purchase in 1937.) Since then, it has been Buicks for 47 years.
    upload_2019-6-2_3-30-36.png A 1936 DODGE
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  2. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 436

    from west ky

    Not me but my wife at three and again at 5o something, at her grandpa's gravesite. we just had to recreate the photo. Her Dad's 55 in the background back then, old photos 008.JPG 2014-06-21_17.09.12.jpg and mine in the recent pic. I wish I could have located the original car, but it is long gone.
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  3. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 576


    Me in 1976 in my 64 Bonneville, 421 dual AFBs 4 speed hydro... Loved that car but was in trade school at the time and didn't have the money to do much with it. My neighbor gave me the P-22 intake with the AFBs and linkage, they worked perfectly right from the start! When I would nail the gas and downshift that hydro into that super low second, both AFB's would open all hell would brake loose! Man what a ride..

    Jeff 1976 64 Bonneville...jpg
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  4. nugget32
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 250


  5. japar
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 265

    from Seekonk Ma

    Thats is me age 15 in the Tux with my little brother Robby in 1972 at my sisters wedding . The Chevelle my brother-in-law purchased new and was parked in 1979. Sadly he passed away after along battle with M S . the car still sits in the garage till this day.. jcc5.jpg
  6. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,649


    This is our 36 Ford drag car we built as 16-17 year old teenagers in my Grandpas garage. It was originally flathed powered and later swapped out for a 327. Raced at the Westhampton Drag Strip in the early sixties. I'm the skinny kid IMG_0928.JPG in the middle.
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  7. Super 884dr
    Joined: Jun 7, 2019
    Posts: 3

    Super 884dr

    New to the site, so a bit late to post. At any rate, this is a pic of me and my first car, a '55 Olds 98 Holiday 2 Dr. This was somewhere about 1987. This was the old family car. They drove it until it wouldn't start anymore. My dad told me a couple years before this pic that if I could get it running, I could have it. It had worn out starter brushes. I remember spending hours pumping the flat tires up with a bicycle pump. I had to part ways with this car around 1989 when the fluid coupling decided it was going to be a zero stall converter, making it undrivable. In the 80's there was no internet to search, and shop mechanics would roll their eyes when I asked questions. I was the only Olds guy I knew, and nowhere to park a non driving rig, so sick to my stomach I ended up stuck having to sell it ($1,250). I still remember the S/N: 559A1240.
    Just a few months ago I finally filled that 30 year old empty spot with a '55 Super 88 4 dr that I dragged home from a farmers field. 70390004.jpg
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  8. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,719

    from SW Wyoming

    20180819_135056.jpg Me at 9 years old in Darrel Dexter's Chevelle Late Model at Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 1970.
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  9. Flamed48
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 572


    Me in Gerry steiners dragster as a toddler
    And me and my dad in his 55 on the family camping trip

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  10. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,189


    1932 atd81.jpg 1983.jpg 013.jpg 1935AA.jpeg Just a few :) All of these cars still exist and are still in the family.
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  11. This thread is like the proverbial double edged sword, all the fantastic photos of us as children with our family's and the knowledge that many of those people that meant so much to us are sadly gone. :( HRP
  12. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    Posts: 70


  13. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,378

    from California

    I was the third child. there are no pictures of me anywhere.
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  14. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 176


    This thread is like the proverbial double edged sword, all the fantastic photos of us as children with our family's and the knowledge that many of those people that meant so much to us are sadly gone. :( HRP

    Yep, your right HRP.... Many of us have been cut by that sword too...
  15. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 637


    My 1st car, powered by a self propelled reel lawnmower. I'm on the right, others are my siblings and an older cousin.
    Mike's Jeep.jpg
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