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      08-11-2012 12:22 PM #3151


      Chicago 1935
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      08-11-2012 12:29 PM #3152
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      Chicago 1935
      Add about 20 years and you're there.
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      08-11-2012 12:37 PM #3153
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Add about 20 years and you're there.
      aw, geez. Have I got dislexia or what?

      so... since I screwed that up royally I'll back up to 1910 and I hope to God this one is actually Chiago. Tag sez Dearborn Street Station



      Quote Originally Posted by cartalk
      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      08-11-2012 02:33 PM #3154
      I guess they don't call it the "Windy City" for nothing.





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      08-11-2012 02:59 PM #3155
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Add about 20 years and you're there.
      I was gonna say judging by the cars.
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      08-11-2012 04:17 PM #3156
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      I was gonna say judging by the cars.
      To be more precise, it's 1953. The movie "The Caddy" was released in August of '53.
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      08-11-2012 04:24 PM #3157
      I can't see why people lined up to see Jerry Lewis movies. I especially don't understand why he's become an institution in France. Stupid French.
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      08-11-2012 04:29 PM #3158
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      To be more precise, it's 1953. The movie "The Caddy" was released in August of '53.
      Exactly. Which is where I flipped the '53 into a '35.

      Moving onward and upward from Dean Martin movies now into snowy moods:

      North Avenue pedestrian bridge shot in '56

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      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      08-11-2012 04:36 PM #3159
      Quote Originally Posted by Powderkeg View Post
      I guess they don't call it the "Windy City" for nothing.





      1420 W. Norwood

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      I've driven down this block many, many times. And there's many, many more cars parked on it now in 2012.

    10. 08-11-2012 05:48 PM #3160
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      I've driven down this block many, many times. And there's many, many more cars parked on it now in 2012.
      Next time stop and take the same picture.

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      08-11-2012 11:57 PM #3161
      I always enjoy seeing how people got by back in the day.

      This was a converted stable into a garage.

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      08-12-2012 12:45 AM #3162
      Oh the joys of rear drive cars in the snowy upper midwest.

      Yikes!



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      Locking it up because it's going to get worse mileage than a 1 legged dog with a hang over - yet stir up more crap than a starving catfish in a landfill.

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      08-12-2012 03:47 AM #3163
      Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Dimento View Post
      Oh the joys of rear drive cars in the snowy upper midwest.

      Yikes!



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      More likely January of 1967. That's a '65 or later Corvair on the left, and EVERYONE took photos of the Great Blizzard of '67 in Chicagoland. It was one of the landmark events of everyone's lives who went through it, including me.
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      08-12-2012 09:36 AM #3164
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      More likely January of 1967. That's a '65 or later Corvair on the left, and EVERYONE took photos of the Great Blizzard of '67 in Chicagoland. It was one of the landmark events of everyone's lives who went through it, including me.
      Nice. I guess I should start looking at the cars instead of the photo tag (said circa 1960). You definitely have an affinity for corvair recognition.
      If I'd bothered to look at the Olds on the right, I'd have seen it's a '62.

      Thanks, Larry. And I love historic snow shots. I had no idea that was a landmark event from the first pic. But certainly looks like a wild time. And a veritable car-recognition playground.











      I also hear you love Kodachrome.



      Some of the photos look rather serene



      January 1967 blizzard in Elmwood Park, IL.
      At 5:02 a.m. on this date, it began to snow. Nothing remarkable about that. It was January in Chicago, and, besides, 4 inches of snow had been predicted. But it kept snowing, all through this miserable Thursday and into early Friday morning, until it finally stopped at 10:10 a.m. By the end, 23 inches covered Chicago and the suburbs, the largest single snowfall in the city's history.

      Thousands were stranded in offices, in schools, in buses. About 50,000 abandoned cars and 800 Chicago Transit Authority buses littered the streets and expressways.All most people wanted to do was get home. One woman who worked downtown and lived on the city's North Side--normally a 35-minute commute--spent four hours making the trip.
      Only two days before, the temperature had reached a record 65 degrees.
      it was great to be a child during the Blizzard of '67. There were mountains of snow to play in, and plenty of time to play in them: Schools were closed for several days.






      I can see where shoveling snow could lead to a heart attack.









      Convenient to have a river to dump the snow into so easily





      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Locking it up because it's going to get worse mileage than a 1 legged dog with a hang over - yet stir up more crap than a starving catfish in a landfill.

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      08-12-2012 11:46 AM #3165
      I'm assuming the slotted piece at the rear of the fender is a turn signal.



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      In 1938 with the Berlin Rome road race ahead, Porsche design studio began working on its Type 64 prototype. Its special design using streamlined aluminium body, placing the driver in the middle of the car. With all four wheels covered, front ones using rollers in order to let the steering wheel push it. As a race prototype the Porsche type 64 (VW 60 K 10) had two reserve wheels, one behind, one front. Propelled by a rear engine along the gearbox, like the upcoming Porsche 356 series.

      The engine was a four cylinder developping 40 HP specially mounted for race , using larger valves and twin carburettors. Nearly every pieces of the Porsche Type 64 (VW 60 K 10), from the chassis to smaller one were manufactured with weight saving in mind. Its aerodynamic shape allowed a theorical max speed 180 km/h with a long gear ratio in its most efficient setup.

      Because of the second world war debut, the car was never given a chance to perform.

      Known as the "original Porsche" the Porsche Type 64 with its pionneer-minded characteristic (shape, propulsion,....) is clearly the announcer of the Porsche 356.
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      The photo shows the Goodyear Puritan mooring to the top of a Goodyear Zeppelin Corp 1929 Buick Bus, at the Washington D.C. Airport on November 23, 1930. You can find the rest of this interesting story on The Old Motor.
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      08-12-2012 01:11 PM #3167
      ^ all those pics of the Blizzard of '67 are rozaps. And taken from the 1st photos that appear in a Google image search.

      Sorry.

      That was like the Chicago blizzard of 2011. Everyone took pics of snowdrifts (and then put them on Facebook).

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      08-12-2012 01:21 PM #3168
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      ^ all those pics of the Blizzard of '67 are rozaps.
      In a thread of this many pages you are gonna get some repeats.

      Big deal.

      Moving on.



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      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      It's all about the tires. I drove my M3 in the snow. With the summer tires on, it was the safest car in the world in the snow. In fact, it was a statue. You could not make it move with half an inch of snow on the ground.

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      08-12-2012 01:54 PM #3170
      Quote Originally Posted by Terandyne View Post
      I always enjoy seeing how people got by back in the day.

      This was a converted stable into a garage.

      Mad camber?
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      08-12-2012 02:43 PM #3171
      Crunch time~!



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      It has ultra low miles because it doesn't run most of the time

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      08-12-2012 02:49 PM #3172
      Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Hopkins View Post
      Crunch time~!

      Cadillac? Hard to tell. I'm going by the Dagmars and hooded headlights. Can't fully read the script.
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      08-12-2012 03:15 PM #3173
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Cadillac? Hard to tell. I'm going by the Dagmars and hooded headlights. Can't fully read the script.
      Seems like it. The photo was also listed in a Caddy pic site as well as the tow truck place I pulled it from.

      Some of these Caddies look interesting





      Quote Originally Posted by classicjetta View Post
      It has ultra low miles because it doesn't run most of the time

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      08-12-2012 04:40 PM #3174
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      Rather gaudy.

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      The scene is at the Ford Motor Companies new “Proving Ground” near Romeo, north of Detroit, MI, during the spring of 1957. The 1957 Ford four door hardtop has just completed a run down a 29 percent grade which is followed by a short level area and is now airborne over a second 17 percent section of roadway which also slopes downward. More details at The Old Motor.
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      08-13-2012 08:33 AM #3177
      Saw one with a very rare hardtop a week ago Sunday.

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      I've got to get together with my buddy and his father and uncle. As kids growing up in the Minneapolis area, they used to go to all of the local dealerships and just take pictures of stuff. They were so fascinated by cars. So there are stacks of photos of brand new cars sitting on dealer lots in the 1950's. We owe it to the car world to scan and archive those babies.
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      This is Miss Helen Fleming, 18 of Golden, Colorado, she was chosen to be “Miss Dangerous Curves of 1954″ and she reigned over the Buffalo Bill Mountain hill climb for sports cars on August 7 th. and 8 th. In addition to that press clipping on the back of the photo is a note mentioning Lookout Mountain. It was published in an unknown area newspaper. The car is a Jaguar carrying a very interesting non-standard bumper. The Old Motor press photo.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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