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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stan Back, Apr 22, 2021.
Now that is interesting, I had never heard of it before.
Thanks for posting.
Amazing picture. Thanks for posting.
That must have been early on in the war when fears of Japanese invasion were rampant note that the woodies are still in civilian colours, not Olive drab as a military vehicle would be
. . . the photo's stamped Feb. 13, 1942.
I found this.
Another image. HRP
All these photo's kind of hint at why woodies were so popular in California after they were decommissioned from service the surfing community had the ideal mode of transportation and it appears there were plenty to choose from. HRP
Wow......probably about $7.5m at todays values just in that photo..
Some are different. Wonder what they were. The hood shape on the 2nd and 3rd ones in on the bottom looks like KB International, although I have never seen an International woody
Thank you guys for all the additional information. I've had the original wire photo from the Los Angeles Examiner for at least 30 years and wasn't aware of all that you added. Thanx again!
Super cool find guys.
Thanks for sharing! I had never read anything about this grooup before.
Oh you sheltered child ! Look up Cantrell bodies....Studes were the sexiest !
Well, geez, sorry to be an embarrassment to the hamb , but yes its an interesting article here http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/cantrell/cantrell.htm . the first hit for cantrell bodies is about dead babies found at the cantrell mortuary, that may be an interesting read too !
Dress right, dress. Ready, front. = Inspection prep for the big wigs.
Wish today's Hollywood stars were as patriotic as those in WW II.
That was a huge story in the Detroit Free Press when it happened.Gruesome to say the least.
Looks like Robert Young second from the left.
^^^It must be him^^
Most definitely Cesar Romero to left of Robert Young.
I'm wondering if that's all "Govt. Speak" for the Calif. relocation and internment of Japanese-Americans during the early years of the war
I would love to find those in a big forgotten military warehouse!
Sorry - should have included "truck" Cantrell Truck bodies - really hope you didn't have any bad dreams.
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