The Forward Look Network
The Forward Look Network
Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Chat | eBay | Calendars | Albums | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards
Jump to page : < 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... >
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forward Look NON-Technical Discussions -> 1955-1961 Forward Look MoPar General DiscussionMessage format
 
vedette
Posted 2007-05-01 8:05 PM (#81647)
Subject: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
OK here's a couple, first one is a 57 Plymouth Plaza in NY Battery in 1960. the second one is Fremont Street LV in 1958 with a 57 Chrysler four door HT at the front of pic.Please post more...



(New York 1960 ply cab.jpg)



(FREMONT_STREET_1958.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments New York 1960 ply cab.jpg (82KB - 775 downloads)
Attachments FREMONT_STREET_1958.jpg (109KB - 766 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-02 12:30 AM (#81682 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
A few from the collection...



(Modern-Motors.jpg)



(Lobster-Pot.jpg)



(Chevron.jpg)



(Windsor-Motel.jpg)



(Certilman-Motors.jpg)



(Ed's-Ghost-Town.jpg)



(Mowhawk-Airlines.jpg)



(CS-Hamilton.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Modern-Motors.jpg (38KB - 896 downloads)
Attachments Lobster-Pot.jpg (18KB - 774 downloads)
Attachments Chevron.jpg (32KB - 778 downloads)
Attachments Windsor-Motel.jpg (39KB - 787 downloads)
Attachments Certilman-Motors.jpg (30KB - 776 downloads)
Attachments Ed's-Ghost-Town.jpg (33KB - 858 downloads)
Attachments Mowhawk-Airlines.jpg (34KB - 742 downloads)
Attachments CS-Hamilton.jpg (28KB - 816 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-02 12:41 AM (#81683 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Also check out http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/Postcards/index.htm
Top of the page Bottom of the page
5859
Posted 2007-05-02 1:31 AM (#81686 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 2933
200050010010010010025
Location: Lemoore CA
that modern motors photo at night is so cool!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
hemidenis
Posted 2007-05-02 2:31 PM (#81703 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 3338
2000100010010010025
Location: Northen Virginia
wow great pictures, we would check that in tulsa ok if still there.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
hemidenis
Posted 2007-05-02 3:03 PM (#81706 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 3338
2000100010010010025
Location: Northen Virginia
Spady Mopar used Cars, Cape charles Virgina
and Newcastle motel in virginia beach, in the past and today

Edited by hemidenis 2007-05-02 3:05 PM




(60s.jpg)



(cape1.jpg)



(NewCastle.jpg)



(NewCastlenew.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 60s.jpg (34KB - 773 downloads)
Attachments cape1.jpg (31KB - 732 downloads)
Attachments NewCastle.jpg (77KB - 757 downloads)
Attachments NewCastlenew.jpg (85KB - 751 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-02 3:22 PM (#81709 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
Anybody notice the time, that Modern motor's photograph was taken, or precisely-how the cars were taken into/
out-of, the showroom?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
spinout
Posted 2007-05-02 3:47 PM (#81714 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



500100100100
Location: Bjorneborg, Finland
Is that Modern Motor's red convertible in foreground a '59 Plodge? Plymouth with Dodge front end. Canadian dealer? DeSoto and Dodge had separate dealers in US.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-02 4:04 PM (#81718 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
Mark's got a GOOD point!

Although there are an abundance of convertibles on the 'floor', has anyone ever seen a USED car indoor-showroom, too????
Top of the page Bottom of the page
vedette
Posted 2007-05-02 8:12 PM (#81762 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
Brilliant photos Brett,that red convertible at the front does look like a 59 Kingsway Custom.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-02 9:36 PM (#81768 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Yes it's a Plodge - Modern Motor Sales was in Montreal, Quebec.

Hungry for more?




(Verdun_Motors.jpg)



(Guy_Moothart.jpg)



(Mandia_Motors.jpg)



(Fred_Oakley.jpg)



(Glen_Canyon.jpg)



(Imperial_House.jpg)



(Coopers.jpg)



(Beau_Rivage.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Verdun_Motors.jpg (35KB - 747 downloads)
Attachments Guy_Moothart.jpg (15KB - 717 downloads)
Attachments Mandia_Motors.jpg (16KB - 718 downloads)
Attachments Fred_Oakley.jpg (14KB - 714 downloads)
Attachments Glen_Canyon.jpg (29KB - 686 downloads)
Attachments Imperial_House.jpg (21KB - 740 downloads)
Attachments Coopers.jpg (22KB - 702 downloads)
Attachments Beau_Rivage.jpg (25KB - 698 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Paddlewing
Posted 2007-05-08 3:07 PM (#82235 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Member

Posts: 12

Location: Sweden
Hello.
Here's a couple of more postcards...




(ScottsdaleDeSoto2.jpg)



(Montmagny57dodge2.jpg)



(YellowstoneLarkimperial2.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments ScottsdaleDeSoto2.jpg (103KB - 759 downloads)
Attachments Montmagny57dodge2.jpg (86KB - 689 downloads)
Attachments YellowstoneLarkimperial2.jpg (74KB - 726 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Windsor59
Posted 2007-05-09 7:41 AM (#82299 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 2503
2000500
Location: Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Ho.ho. the last pic was funny, but I will not stop my Chrysler if a beer will say hallo.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Nathan D. Manning
Posted 2007-05-09 3:03 PM (#82357 - in reply to #82299)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


1000500252525
Windsor59 - 2007-05-09 7:41 AM

Ho.ho. the last pic was funny, but I will not stop my Chrysler if a beer will say hallo.


Hey, Joakim...

Just to clarify things, you should ALWAYS stop when a BEER wants to say hallo...
It's a BEAR that you wanna pass up.

Ha!

-NM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-09 4:28 PM (#82368 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Summer, 1964.

K.



(pat196401.jpg)



(pat196402.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments pat196401.jpg (65KB - 684 downloads)
Attachments pat196402.jpg (62KB - 707 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
57burb
Posted 2007-05-09 4:52 PM (#82373 - in reply to #81682)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 3160
200010001002525
Location: DFW, TX
A current postcard at Barnes and Noble.



(Copy_of_59postcard.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Copy_of_59postcard.jpg (69KB - 690 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-09 4:57 PM (#82374 - in reply to #82368)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Pittsburgh, June 19th, 1966.

New Orleans, February 28th, 1964.

Philadelphia, June 17th, 1967.

Philadelphia, February 16th, 1967.

Philadelphia, June 20th, 1967.



(pittsburgh1966.jpg)



(neworleans1964.jpg)



(philly1967.jpg)



(philly1967a.jpg)



(philly1967c.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments pittsburgh1966.jpg (53KB - 731 downloads)
Attachments neworleans1964.jpg (47KB - 678 downloads)
Attachments philly1967.jpg (49KB - 682 downloads)
Attachments philly1967a.jpg (45KB - 699 downloads)
Attachments philly1967c.jpg (58KB - 678 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-09 5:05 PM (#82376 - in reply to #82374)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Toronto, September 12th, 1962:



(toronto1962.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments toronto1962.jpg (53KB - 710 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
5859
Posted 2007-05-09 5:41 PM (#82379 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 2933
200050010010010010025
Location: Lemoore CA
I don't know if it is the film or the way things actually looked, but those pictures of the forwardlooks in the 60's make them look severely antiquated compared to the other cars on the street, and the color shot of the 57 Plymouth sedan makes that car look pretty well used, when it is really only about years old.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-09 5:55 PM (#82381 - in reply to #82379)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Six or seven salty winters in Pittsburgh, with it's narrow streets, paving blocks (brick streets), steep grades, nasty discharge from the steel mills, etc. took an enormous toll on vehicles. Some of electric streetcars seen in these photos remained in service there from the 1940s into the 1990s, going through various degrees of rebuilding along the way.

Motorists had to patch rust holes to pass the annual inspections and many, many cars were bondo-ed up and partially repainted to sneak past the State inspectors. It gave them a more "wobegone" appearance in a decade or less.

Incidently, I remember many Forward Look Mopars, '58-'61 Ch*vys and '55-'60 F*rds with duct tape over the rust holes around the headlights and on top of the fenders, to keep slush from kicking up onto the windshields during winter. That was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the mid to late 1960s. Wisconsin did not have the stringent inspection standards Pennsylvania does and I've seen plywood floor patches, etc. in late '50s-early '60s cars in Southeastern Wisconsin.

K.

Edited by Kenny J. 2007-05-10 9:12 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-09 6:53 PM (#82386 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
James, I agree with you; the over-reaching style, of the late-50's FWDLK'ers took on a rather severe, garish appearance, like an older woman wearing too-much make up, after they had attained some age, and wear-and-tear. The newer body designs were more self-contained and less flamboyant,
and didn't serve to "shout-out" to an oberserver, like ours admittedly do (admit it: ours are NOT quiet designs!), which makes our cars
so much FUN, to drive!

The downside was, our cars tended to be discarded, rather than be restored whenever they stumbled, because there was always something newer-and-better
to be seen-in, rather than to have to be seen in a Yesterday's-car.


Of course, nowadays, its a DIFFERENT story!







Top of the page Bottom of the page
My58PlymouthFury
Posted 2007-05-09 7:02 PM (#82389 - in reply to #82386)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Extreme Veteran

Posts: 397
100100100252525
Location: McHenry Illinois
Great pics guys!

Dave W.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-09 8:47 PM (#82405 - in reply to #82379)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
5859 - 2007-05-09 2:41 PM

and the color shot of the 57 Plymouth sedan makes that car look pretty well used, when it is really only about (seven) years old.


The above quote was what I was replying to, Neil.

But yes, the early to mid '60s cars do make the finned monsters look outdated...just as the '55 to '61 Mopars made the '49-'54 versions look frumpy and out of date!

K.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
50scars
Posted 2007-05-10 8:31 AM (#82438 - in reply to #82405)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Elite Veteran

Posts: 662
5001002525
Location: Oakley, Ill
At the time, that was the idea of the style change--to make the ride you had now look old and outdated, so you'd need to buy a new one.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-10 5:07 PM (#82473 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
..in case anyone doesn't already know the name of that intrinsic design feature, it was called :"Planned Obsolescence", and it DID
extend to the expected lifetime of mechanical, as well as to body-design, features.

The car wears out, or looks dated, after about three years? Time to go out and buy another one!

Genius, huh?




Top of the page Bottom of the page
vedette
Posted 2007-05-10 8:13 PM (#82501 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
Kenny,lots of great street scenes with FLs in everyday use and trams/trolley buses.Brett,some more cool pictures of dealerships and bears admiring Imperials.thank you both.Neil,now I know where the "Bishop School of Valuations" got started,I bet those folks with the "planned obsolecence"automobiles were basically giving them away to you,it was definitely a "buyers"market,I bet you thought you were in heaven, Neil.

Edited by vedette 2007-05-10 8:15 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-10 10:21 PM (#82509 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
More portcards for page 2...





(Congregational_Church.jpg)



(Van_Wert_Courthouse.jpg)



(Samoset_House.jpg)



(Gables_Cabins.jpg)



(Louiseville_Que.jpg)



(Lariat_Motel.jpg)



(Winchester_Bay.jpg)



(Harrington_Apts.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Congregational_Church.jpg (29KB - 692 downloads)
Attachments Van_Wert_Courthouse.jpg (24KB - 678 downloads)
Attachments Samoset_House.jpg (26KB - 646 downloads)
Attachments Gables_Cabins.jpg (32KB - 676 downloads)
Attachments Louiseville_Que.jpg (28KB - 636 downloads)
Attachments Lariat_Motel.jpg (19KB - 642 downloads)
Attachments Winchester_Bay.jpg (24KB - 644 downloads)
Attachments Harrington_Apts.jpg (21KB - 622 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-11 11:20 AM (#82536 - in reply to #82473)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
d500neil - 2007-05-10 2:07 PM

..in case anyone doesn't already know the name of that intrinsic design feature, it was called :"Planned Obsolescence", and it DID
extend to the expected lifetime of mechanical, as well as to body-design, features...



That's the name of the game, for sure, Neil!

Incidently, I discovered this just before my seventh birthday.

I was in the garage, crawling under the cars (I believe I was chasing spiders after knocking them out of their webs. They ran for cover as I attempted to scoop them into a jar.)

Anyway, Dad's '59 Impala and Mom's '64 Bel Air wagon were parked side by side. As I crawled around in pursuit of my prey, I noticed the chassis, springs, shocks and exhaust were nearly identical. The sheet metal differences were cloaking two cars with virtually identical underpinnings.

K.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-11 5:34 PM (#82572 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
Hey, Kenny; nice cards. Mark: :"The Bishop School of Valuations" is also known as :"Fair Market Value", with the correlary of :"He who
wants [to buy/sell] "it' more ; "LOSES" [on the deal].

And, then, there's the bromide: :"Money TALKS, & Bull-sheet walks".

Now, about those postcards......




Top of the page Bottom of the page
ChristineFury
Posted 2007-05-11 10:15 PM (#82604 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Veteran

Posts: 243
10010025
Location: Auburndale Florida
Those all look good.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
5859
Posted 2007-05-12 5:25 AM (#82625 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 2933
200050010010010010025
Location: Lemoore CA
To me the pictures all look exciting "obviously a postcard trick" but what I mean is The cars are mostly shown traveling, going to new places, people are having fun boating and vacationing. Obviously a far cry from the real life of picking up groceries at the supermarket.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
5859
Posted 2007-05-12 5:26 AM (#82626 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 2933
200050010010010010025
Location: Lemoore CA
You know what would be cool in that boating picture? If the boats were the type that had the big fins.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
vedette
Posted 2007-05-16 7:51 PM (#83195 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
couple more..



(sanclemente1.jpg)



(artesia1.jpg)



(KHJ.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments sanclemente1.jpg (124KB - 654 downloads)
Attachments artesia1.jpg (131KB - 665 downloads)
Attachments KHJ.jpg (146KB - 645 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
vedette
Posted 2007-05-17 7:22 PM (#83303 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
more



(57 Dodge Coronet conv A&W.jpg)



(carpentersdrugs.jpg)



(platts56.jpg)



(16th_and_valencia_street.jpg)



(48508096_d45b2a1ded.jpg)



(49803972_68bb44f400.jpg)



(59812776_6af6256eb9.jpg)



(59882918_328c4fffa2.jpg)



(94833091_cb4b813c52.jpg)



(94826781_0020194922.jpg)



(101955896_9433477c07.jpg)



(225747358_212f5acf54.jpg)



(187499762_5ec38fdda9.jpg)



(226936991_2128d7c77c.jpg)



(253053214_f944b87f0e.jpg)



(442777456_ee86ee05cd.jpg)



(downtown60s.jpg)



(farmers1.jpg)



(newport1.jpg)



(waterworks.jpg)



(westwood3.jpg)



(183655013_e3e9eacfed.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 57 Dodge Coronet conv A&W.jpg (41KB - 721 downloads)
Attachments carpentersdrugs.jpg (53KB - 652 downloads)
Attachments platts56.jpg (48KB - 658 downloads)
Attachments 16th_and_valencia_street.jpg (61KB - 653 downloads)
Attachments 48508096_d45b2a1ded.jpg (164KB - 646 downloads)
Attachments 49803972_68bb44f400.jpg (138KB - 644 downloads)
Attachments 59812776_6af6256eb9.jpg (175KB - 815 downloads)
Attachments 59882918_328c4fffa2.jpg (155KB - 635 downloads)
Attachments 94833091_cb4b813c52.jpg (217KB - 702 downloads)
Attachments 94826781_0020194922.jpg (177KB - 833 downloads)
Attachments 101955896_9433477c07.jpg (174KB - 764 downloads)
Attachments 225747358_212f5acf54.jpg (192KB - 680 downloads)
Attachments 187499762_5ec38fdda9.jpg (201KB - 673 downloads)
Attachments 226936991_2128d7c77c.jpg (243KB - 662 downloads)
Attachments 253053214_f944b87f0e.jpg (213KB - 671 downloads)
Attachments 442777456_ee86ee05cd.jpg (116KB - 680 downloads)
Attachments downtown60s.jpg (51KB - 652 downloads)
Attachments farmers1.jpg (129KB - 678 downloads)
Attachments newport1.jpg (104KB - 660 downloads)
Attachments waterworks.jpg (16KB - 667 downloads)
Attachments westwood3.jpg (127KB - 678 downloads)
Attachments 183655013_e3e9eacfed.jpg (185KB - 692 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
BigBlockMopar
Posted 2007-05-17 8:02 PM (#83310 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 3352
200010001001001002525
Location: Netherlands
Awesome topic. Are the photo's posted available in larger formats?
I would love to make some prints of some of those for in my garage.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-18 7:06 PM (#83411 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
What is particularly interesting, about the BxW photo, of the '57 Coro convie, is that the car appears to have NON-white wheels!

Dodge advertising had their graphic-arts agency air-brush on body-matching wheel-colors, but, in actual practice, virtually (and-all-
that-I've-ever-seen, including my own car, which now has red-painted wheels) .... every real-world car has been found to have had
OEM white-painted wheels.

THIS photograph was apparently taken in the summertime, so that it is certainly possible that the owner custom-painted its wheels.

BUT: the owner, for whatever reason, did not bother to install SPINNER hubcaps, along with the painted wheels????

Also, the car is a 'stripper' model, having only one body color, no(!!) radio, or right-hand outside rear view mirror, and has non-
tinted windshield (or windows, by extrapolation).

It DOES have a two-tone steering wheel, though.

So, given, that this is a Coro, with apparently few options, to what extent would its owner have been interested in custom-painting
its wheels????

Ah, research......







Top of the page Bottom of the page
old mopar guy
Posted 2007-05-18 10:33 PM (#83441 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 1476
1000100100100100252525
Location: new york
its great to see these photos ,i can spot and identify almost every car in the photos . it was nice to see every car had a look all its own . mopar or not i would rather drive any car in these photos than any thing built today..... HAPPY MOTORING...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-19 4:17 PM (#83524 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Another reason to have DSL - more postcard images!




(Arcadia_FL.jpg)



(Bud's_BBQ.jpg)



(Morrison_Motel.jpg)



(Hardin_Courthouse.jpg)



(Valentino's.jpg)



(Horn_Motel.jpg)



(Main_ST-Racine_WI.jpg)



(Mercado_Juarez.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Arcadia_FL.jpg (28KB - 700 downloads)
Attachments Bud's_BBQ.jpg (36KB - 645 downloads)
Attachments Morrison_Motel.jpg (26KB - 632 downloads)
Attachments Hardin_Courthouse.jpg (43KB - 679 downloads)
Attachments Valentino's.jpg (29KB - 654 downloads)
Attachments Horn_Motel.jpg (36KB - 644 downloads)
Attachments Main_ST-Racine_WI.jpg (36KB - 641 downloads)
Attachments Mercado_Juarez.jpg (28KB - 653 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
big m
Posted 2007-05-19 7:13 PM (#83539 - in reply to #83441)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert 5K+

Posts: 7356
500020001001001002525
Location: Williams California
old mopar guy - 2007-05-18 7:33 PM

its great to see these photos ,i can spot and identify almost every car in the photos . it was nice to see every car had a look all its own . mopar or not i would rather drive any car in these photos than any thing built today..... HAPPY MOTORING...


Amen, brother! ---John
Top of the page Bottom of the page
vedette
Posted 2007-05-19 8:28 PM (#83545 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
every car had it's own character,i recognise them all,more pics





(RockParking1950s.jpg)



(b156.jpg)



(b765.jpg)



(towncntry1.jpg)



(town-hwy6-03-60s.jpg)



(beverly2.jpg)



(lot.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments RockParking1950s.jpg (77KB - 686 downloads)
Attachments b156.jpg (34KB - 666 downloads)
Attachments b765.jpg (86KB - 656 downloads)
Attachments towncntry1.jpg (91KB - 647 downloads)
Attachments town-hwy6-03-60s.jpg (70KB - 645 downloads)
Attachments beverly2.jpg (120KB - 634 downloads)
Attachments lot.jpg (58KB - 696 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
58 DESOTOS RULE
Posted 2007-05-21 2:46 PM (#83733 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 2201
2000100100
Location: The Bat Cave, Fairborn, OH

That was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the mid to late 1960s. Wisconsin did not have the stringent inspection standards Pennsylvania does and I've seen plywood floor patches, etc. in late '50s-early '60s cars in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Ohio didn't have a very stringent inspection standard in the 1960s either. My first year of college (1969) I had a well used 1959 Plymouth Suburban as my daily driver. It was only 10 years old at the time, but it had major rust out issues in the driver's and passenger's footwell. I fixed it by cutting plywood for both sides to put on the floorpan. It was necessary because without the plywood I would be running on the pavement like Fred Flintstone. I also needed the plywood as there was no sound metal to bolt the front seat to. It worked for awhile and made the seat operate normally again. Those were the days. :madman:  :laugh: 



Edited by 58 DESOTOS RULE 2007-05-21 2:47 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-21 10:15 PM (#83822 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
For those of you that admired the Modern Motors postcard on page one of this thread...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180120741909&cat...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Ex-finlover
Posted 2007-05-25 8:04 AM (#84174 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Veteran

Posts: 205
100100
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Almost off the main page... better add more!




(Underground_Copperama.jpg)



(Claude_Short_Dodge.jpg)



(Claude_Short_Used_Cars.jpg)



(Hooked_Rug_Shop.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Underground_Copperama.jpg (27KB - 692 downloads)
Attachments Claude_Short_Dodge.jpg (35KB - 714 downloads)
Attachments Claude_Short_Used_Cars.jpg (38KB - 755 downloads)
Attachments Hooked_Rug_Shop.jpg (38KB - 686 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Windsor59
Posted 2007-05-25 8:33 AM (#84175 - in reply to #84174)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 2503
2000500
Location: Upplands Väsby, Sweden
If any have pic at a Chrysler Windsor 1959 conv? I has not see any one at old post card.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-25 10:49 AM (#84183 - in reply to #84175)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
The black steel poles holding the streetlights in Brett's early 1960s Racine postcard were orginally used to hold the trolley wires for both local streetcars and the Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha Rapid Transit interurban trains. Many of those poles were still there the last time I visited Racine.

The photo of the parking lot Mark posted is labeled "RockParking1950s.jpg", but we can see early to mid 1960s cars scattered among the finned beauties.

I have service station pump island lights like those seen in the "McCue's Woodlawn Esso" postcard. One is used as lighted flagpole. The other will be used to light a portion of our backyard.

I also like Brett's shot of the "Hooked Rug Shop", but I suppose I'm biased towards those '59 Plymouth wagons.

K.

P.S.- I've included a photo of one of my gasoline pump island lights, while it was still in storage. It's from a 1940s Idaho Conoco service station. I added the photocell to the top.

Edited by Kenny J. 2007-05-25 10:50 AM




(islandlight001.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments islandlight001.jpg (67KB - 716 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-25 10:56 AM (#84185 - in reply to #84183)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Oh, and here's a shot of Racine, circa 1947, showing one of those Rapid Transit trains. These babies hit speeds in excess of 70 mph between towns, once they left the streets.

One of those black steel poles, holding an older style streetlight, can be seen on the far left. Another can be seen, a little further down the street.

No finned Mopars in this shot.

K.

Edited by Kenny J. 2007-05-25 10:58 AM




(tm11901191.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments tm11901191.jpg (54KB - 686 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
d500neil
Posted 2007-05-25 2:45 PM (#84200 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!

Posts: 19171
500050005000200020001002525
Location: bishop, ca
Brett includes a view of another "naked-sided" Windsor, as per another recent thread-discussion.

Anybody else notice how SMALL the seating-area is, in that Lincoln convertible (real good space-management, there!)





Top of the page Bottom of the page
Kenny J.
Posted 2007-05-26 10:24 AM (#84264 - in reply to #84200)
Subject: Re: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Inactive by user's request

50001000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
During a 1977 repaint, my '72 Satellite Sebring became a "naked-sided" car. Rather than deal with the flimsy trim which just collected dents, my folks had it all removed.

So it wound up looking like less than even a base line Satellite.

I doubt I will reinstall the correct the stock trim if I plan to use it as a driver.

K.

Edited by Kenny J. 2007-05-26 10:25 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
58 DESOTOS RULE
Posted 2007-05-26 11:37 AM (#84268 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards



Expert

Posts: 2201
2000100100
Location: The Bat Cave, Fairborn, OH
My parents had this Steve Allen LP you refer to above. I still have the album cover though I don't know what happened to the record. I liked the lines of the 1960 Dodge better anyway.

Edited by 58 DESOTOS RULE 2007-05-26 11:39 AM




(Steve Allen 1960 Plymouth.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Steve Allen 1960 Plymouth.jpg (185KB - 733 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
vedette
Posted 2007-05-26 9:48 PM (#84303 - in reply to #81647)
Subject: RE: Forwardlooks in old pictures/postcards


Expert

Posts: 3005
20001000
Location: Scotland
Kenny,the newest car I spotted in "The Rock Parking 1950s" photo was a 1966 Buick Electra 225 convertible....
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : < 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... >
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

Search for anything on eBay!

(Delete all cookies set by this site)