Saturday, January 05, 2013

cool, very damn cool.


has me wondering why the limits to what I can pull off, keep me from setting these horizontal instead of vertical... but I'm happy to have found this pair of gifs to share

A big variety of Coca Cola delivery trucks all found on Fifties50s.blogspot.com


I bet you didn't expect to see a VW van used as a factory owned delivery van!








 


found among the huge collection of Coke photos at http://fifties50s.blogspot.com

Photos of the Tucker I haven't seen before




as rare as the 40 Tuckers are, they were probably all on a used car lot at one time. Just a guess. It's very odd to see one used as a billboard though

All found on http://fifties50s.blogspot.com

Not a good looking car by any standard, the Checker Model A


found among the thousands of great old car photos at http://fifties50s.blogspot.com

For many more photos of this odd design: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/steve-has-keenest-checker-knowledge-ive.html

Does anyone know a member of Walter Seeley's family? Jim is trying to return a book to them


these were all found in the book that Jim bought, and he thinks that this book would be better kept by Walt's family





If you can help Jim get this book back to Walt's family, that would be a kindness. Jim's email is sourdoughjim@hotmail.com

Jim wrote the following:
The following letter is one that i wrote to the Antique Automobile Club of America seeking information on an auto restoration man, Walter Seeley.  This regards a book that I received which did belong to him and has some correspondence and a photo inside of it.  See attachments.  If you haven't read the book yet, I highly recommend it.  The Teetor family was involved with the auto industry from it's beginnings until the 1970's.  The note from Jackson Teetor is very interesting regarding a hybrid they experimented with in 1905 with the Waverly (Pope-Waverly) motor co.

Good Morning,
I have a book which, apparently, belonged to Walter Seeley.  From what I can find on the web, he was/is a member of AACA.  I would like to get this back to him or his heirs if he has passed on.
 
I was intrigued by a man named Ralph Teetor and purchased a book One Man's Vision  written by his daughter, Marjorie Meyer.  I so enjoyed the book I bought two more copies from Alibris.com at $.99 each.  To my surprise, one of the books appears to have belonged to a man mentioned in the book, Walter Seeley.  It contains items from the author and a photo of Ralph Teetor with Walter and Mrs. F.C. Deemer and one of the American Underslung automobiles that Walter had restored for Mr. Deemer.  Attached are photo's of the items in the book.  There is something written on the back of the photo but I did not remove it from it's place on the page.  I assume what's written on the photo is the same as the caption that Walter wrote in the book under the photo.
 
I penned a letter to Marjorie Meyer c/o Tedco Toys in Hagerstown, IN but received no response.  I'm sure this item would have some sentimental value to someone in the Seeley family and am trying to get it returned.  It seems obvious that Walter did treasure this volume with the items he placed inside of it.  It does no one any good sitting on my bookshelf in Newtonville, IN.
 
Please let me know if you could help.
Thank You,
Jim Warren

Need to price compare books and not get ripped off? Look at Bookprices.com

http://www.bookprices.com/search.php

I was looking to buy
One Man's Vision: The Life of Automotive Pioneer Ralph R. Teetor   when I found this site that compares the prices of many other websites so you won't waste time seeing where to spend your money instead of wasting it.

Thought you ought to know.

It looks at Alibris, Half.com, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and others

construction of a gas station in 1953 video, 12 minutes long

I missed the opportunity today to go, I figure I better arrive early to see everything, at the Motor Transport Museum of Campo

http://www.motortransportmuseum.org/index.htm

the museum has a small window for your visit, just Saturdays from 9 to 5

it's winter in Southern California, time for sand dunes and sand drags






above from http://www.dragtimes.com

General info about the Imperial County dunes recreation area http://www.desertusa.com/sandhills/sandhinfo.html

Top fuel, top alcohol, and top eliminator sand drags East of Hemet at http://www.socalsanddrags.com and the first events of 2013 will be March 1-3 and then April 12-14

But try to get actual information about where and when some sand drag racing is held? Nothing I could find in an hour of looking around. Sucks that no websites are actually informative, just commercialized and full of advertising I'll just keep on ignoring

Over at National Sand Drag News I learned a small bit about events and locations,
 Las Vegas Jeep Club Jamboree in the Dumont Dunes over President’s Day weekend
Avenal Sand Drags in Central California for their April race
Nitro Nationals at the Dirt 300 in Albuquerque, NM.
Green’s Dragstrip in Henderson, MI
Dome Valley Raceway in Wellton, AZ has announced that the 2013 Top Fuel Shootout will take place on January 25-27

Holley Gearhead News caption contest photo

http://www.holley.com/  or to get into the contest : https://www.facebook.com/HolleyPerformance

Nicklas wrote: "Toyota Starlet - now with launch-control"

I found a train tumblr and it's loaded!





you'll see such a variety of cool old locomotives, your boiler will explode!
just a sample of the cool trains at http://absurdonio.tumblr.com/tagged/locomotive

Friday, January 04, 2013

I found a fun photo site the celebrates Americana and the wonder years of the 40's 50's and 60's


How come I've never seen any barber shop with this genius approach to kids haircuts?
was also posted on Fifties50s.blogspot at another post about the cool old collectible stuff at Rosmalend Holland http://fifties50s.blogspot.com/2012/10/rosmalen-rock-around-jukebox-octobre.html where the vendors were charging 2 to 3 times the value of things according to the blogger, and I am pretty sure by the amount of focus on collectibles, he's an expert. Awesome photo gallery coverage of so many collectible events, like Hersheys etc etc





How did this train get into this predicatment?


Rare photo of the Honolulu Clipper out of the water, for other Clipper photos http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/04/hawaii-clipper-1930s-photos-from-wj-he.html


For a lot more, stick around here for my selections of the best their photos, or see them all at http://fifties50s.blogspot.com

Federico in Italy asked me about 1968 Dodge paint colors

Championship Snocross racing at Canterbury Park, Shakopee Minnesota tomorrow!



Championship snocross racing returns to Canterbury Park on January 4 and 5, 2013. Canterbury Park's Traxxas Snocross presented by Jimmy John’s brings the best extreme snowmobile riders in the country to Shakopee for two days of big air and fast racing.

 Don’t miss your chance to see this extreme winter action from the warm and comfort of the Canterbury Grandstand. General Admission tickets start at just $15. Upgrade to a reserved indoor seat for as little as $10 more.

 Canterbury Park's Traxxas Snocross is a part of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, a national snocross competition featuring the finest professional and amateur athletes in the sport.