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
I'm assuming the slotted piece at the rear of the fender is a turn signal.
Dubbed "the original Porsche"
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.
“Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”
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.
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.