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sunroof Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:18 am

Well, if it has to be 25 years old then this one just qualifies:

I bought a house in 1986 just down the street from my father which was where I was storing my car. I got a couple of buddies to help me push it down the lane about a block to my new house. Technically the picture doesn't turn 25 until November but I thought I could stretch it a little.

Here is a 1955 Canadian custom. This was my fathers boss at the mattress factory. They had gone to Lac Du Bonnet fishing one summer day in 1961:

Notice how the wheel centers are darker than the wheel outers, this should give a clue as to what colour the car was.


Blue Baron Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:48 am

I think even in '55, Canadian Customs would have had turn signals and not semaphores.

Another mystery. :lol:

Buba Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:58 am

here you can see some old pics

This Oval is from a friend, It was own new by his granfather in the Argenitna´s patagonia and my friend still own it.

Also you can see an old movie taken by his grandfather over an icy lake on circa 1958

you can download from this link on my site.


Blue Baron Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:31 pm

Blue Baron Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:15 am

Blue Baron Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:33 pm

Blue Baron Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:52 pm

SJ_BIKER Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:44 pm

Are these european cars only?

SJ_BIKER Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:12 pm

SJ_BIKER Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:21 pm

Jacks Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:47 pm

Euro? The surfin one looks like an Aussie RHD.

Blue Baron Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:51 am

They're whatever cool old photos you want to post.

EverettB Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:23 pm

Thanks to Clive for sending this one

Blue Baron Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:15 pm

Cool wheel ramps.

Blue Baron Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:23 am

cj1971 Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:52 am

Thanks to Everett for loading a photo from August 1967 of an accident on the 15in gauge Romney Hythe&Dymchurch Railway.The locomotive No;5 Hercules (4-8-2)driver Jim Brodie was knocked out on a sheep bridge,hence why the train didn't stop in the terminus station at Hythe Kent.

Blue Baron Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:48 am

That little bitty train looks like something from a carnival.

cj1971 Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:42 am

That itty bitty train was first started by two well known racing drivers of the 1920's-Count Louis Zborowski and Capt.Howey.......
Zborowski being famous for racing Chitty Bang car's,later written about by Ian Fleming-thus becoming the film Chitty Chitty Ban Bang.

Blue Baron Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:51 pm

Here's another cool vintage oval photo from Pogel.

kingd33 Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:52 am


The story behind this:
Grandfathers flight was delayed in Chicago and he did not want to wait,seen this bug for sale,bought it and drove it home instead of waiting.

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