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58 Ray
Posted 2007-12-03 12:30 AM (#105687)
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1960 - Central City, CO.

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2007-12-19 6:22 PM (#107775 - in reply to #105687)
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Ray, that is fantastic! I have been trying to find the photo of a '57 Plymouth racing up Pikes Peak that was on Colorado Racing Memories, but I can't find it any more. I wish poor old Central City still looked like that!
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Tony
Posted 2007-12-19 10:04 PM (#107825 - in reply to #107775)
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His sponsor, Perkins Motors, is still in business as Perkins Motor City Dodge, in SW Colorado Springs.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2007-12-20 11:22 AM (#107877 - in reply to #107825)
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This photo of downtown Golden was taken in 1957 and came from the Historic Golden website:

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58 Ray
Posted 2008-02-11 9:03 PM (#114596 - in reply to #105687)
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Downtown Trinidad, CO. 1960-61

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58 Ray
Posted 2008-02-11 9:27 PM (#114598 - in reply to #105687)
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Here's one for Mike, since I keep posting Plymie pics.

Berthoud Pass, CO. 1960-61 (I think)

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58 Ray
Posted 2008-02-11 10:49 PM (#114611 - in reply to #105687)
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Leadville, CO. 1958
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-02-12 11:59 AM (#114659 - in reply to #114611)
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Those are absolutely fantastic Ray!
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GaryS
Posted 2008-02-12 12:25 PM (#114667 - in reply to #105687)
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Great pictures, but I question the 1957 date on the Golden downtown shot. It looks like a '58 and '59 Ch**y, and a '59 Olds parked on the street.

While stationed at Lowry in 1959 I used to make trips to Golden to fill up on gas. They were having a gas war, and I paid 17 cents a gallon. It was 24 cents in Denver at the time, and it was actually worth the drive to fill up.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-02-12 12:31 PM (#114668 - in reply to #114667)
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Good eyes, Gary. That certainly is not 1957. Not the first time a website has been wrong on a date, I'm sure! That is a good story about the Golden gas war too. I tried to look for a price near the Conoco sign, but I couldn't find one.
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-17 3:06 PM (#155835 - in reply to #105687)
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I also posted these in the General Discussion section. They are of my parent's 1956 Chrysler Windsor. These are the Colorado shots.




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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-12-18 10:30 AM (#155918 - in reply to #155835)
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Fantastic, Stanford! What a neat wagon - you have told me about that car before - I am glad you posted some pictures of it. A couple of questions for you: what year you think these were taken? Also, the Garden of the Gods stands out, but are the other pictures taken on Trail Ridge Road?

There is something about Kodak film that is warmer than digital photos! These are a real treat.
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-18 11:47 AM (#155936 - in reply to #105687)
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These were taken in 1956. My parents picked up the car at the factory, and this is on the drive home.

My parents kept detailed records of their pictures, and these were labeled at Loveland Pass. I agree that they look more like Trail Ridge Road. It would be fun to try and find the photo locations.

Notice that all men in the pictures are wearing slacks, and the are women wearing skirts or dresses. My mother (and most women) wore skirts or dresses even when camping. My father rarely wore shorts. He normally dressed in slacks and black shoes, even on vacation.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-12-18 12:20 PM (#155940 - in reply to #155936)
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I just read the other thread! Maybe you could do a "then and now" ala John Fielder! Wearing the slacks and short sleaves was probably a big relief compared to the daily work suit! That is pretty impressive to have such nice color photographs in 1956, but now I know that your parents were no shutterbug slouches.
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-18 5:40 PM (#155965 - in reply to #155940)
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Going back to my mother's apparel, she was an active woman who rode a single speed bike in the mountains, was a marks woman, and until much later in life would walk for miles just for the fun of it. My father is in this next picture so my mother was the one taking it. To get this angle she had to climb up on something while wearing a skirt.

Look at the picture of Balanced Rock. My sister and brother are the highest people on the rock. If there was something to climb, they both would be. This rock is tame compared to the trees and boulders they often climbed. The difference is that my sister did it often in a dress.



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ACESN8S
Posted 2008-12-18 7:22 PM (#155988 - in reply to #155965)
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These old pic are amazing,It has me going through all my old photos lookin for FL cars?
I`ll keep you posted with what I find !!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2008-12-19 1:50 AM (#156042 - in reply to #155988)
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Today, ... "Daddy" would be wearing the dress.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-12-19 10:26 AM (#156063 - in reply to #156042)
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Careful, Doc! That hits a little close to home - I own a kilt
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-19 11:37 AM (#156076 - in reply to #156063)
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Mike - Do you go the full 9 yards with your Scottish attire? Do you go to festivals? (Yes I do know where "full 9 yards" came from.)

Doc - This is the couple that always dressed "properly", taken in the 70's. He's still alive, working hard, and dressing business casual. If he thought wearing a dress would make a point, he would.





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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-12-19 11:53 AM (#156077 - in reply to #156076)
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I was married in my kilt (it caused quite a controversy). I have been to a few festivals and I usually wear my sporan, flashes, plaid, and full finery when I wear my kilt. Ok: educate me. I had heard that the "whole nine yards" may have had a WWII military origin, where a full clip of aircraft artilliary was measured at nine yards. Thus, to give them the full nine yards was to empty the entire clip. I understand there are other theories. Does nine yards equal the amount of material required to make a kilt?

That's a nice picture of your parents - they look like a fun loving couple!
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-19 12:04 PM (#156079 - in reply to #105687)
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I have read that it is the 9 yards required to make the kilt.
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-19 12:08 PM (#156080 - in reply to #105687)
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wikipedia tends to support the WW II use more than the kilt use.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2008-12-19 12:30 PM (#156082 - in reply to #156079)
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After the DeSoto National meet in 1992, the wife and heir apparent wanted to check out San Francisco. A bunch of family still lives in the Bay area and we talk my (now 94 year old) Grandmother into going downtown with us.

We parked the car in Richmond and rode the BART into the city.

Coming up the stairs from the underground station there on Market St. we discovered of all days to visit S.F. we chose "pride parade day", which was rolling down Market in all its techno-runway thumpin' glory.

The girls were jaw-dropped and thought this was better than going to the zoo. Grandmother, however, was less than amused. From the nude swarm of gold-painted women on unicycles to the goosestepping Wehrmacht formation in axxless chaps ... my dear old Grandma was pretty much convinced she was witnessing the total collapse of society. When I pointed out the bondage boys whipping a Christ-like figure on a cross as "a religious tribute" I got the "grandma look". When I suggested the float of pseudo Marilyn Monroes singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President. was not only patriotic, but those hairy chests looked great in a ****tail dress, Grandma informed the troupe it was time to go.

My Grandparents' generation was in the prime of life in the 50's. It was this Grandfather that took me to new model year unveilings and told me about the "Three P's" .... Pierce, Peerless, and Packard. He always wore a suit and if it was time to mow the lawn or just relax, there were some retired slacks and pair of loafers for the job.

Frankly, I am more inclined toward slacks and loafers than axxless chaps and an SS officers cap, .. at least when mowing the lawn or grocery shopping. But that's just me.

BTW, Mike - in 20 minutes of watching the parade, I saw no kilts of any sort. Wrong parade. Kilts come out for the squeezebag that sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard parade.
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55BlueHeron
Posted 2008-12-19 1:54 PM (#156092 - in reply to #105687)
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I like the story. My grandfather accepted everyone for who they were. My grandmother would have had a heart attack.

"Frankly, I am more inclined toward slacks and loafers than axxless chaps and an SS officers cap" I know S.F. It is cold regardless of the season, and with that outfit you'd freeze your manhood off!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2008-12-19 2:09 PM (#156095 - in reply to #156092)
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To this day, this trip to S.F. remains one of the most talked about things that ever happened between Grandma and myself. The WHOLE family heard all about it after we left, so it comes up all the time. Of course, I always have to ask her if she has it "penciled in" on her calender so we can do it again.

Funny, but she never follows through !
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-12-19 4:21 PM (#156111 - in reply to #156095)
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Love, it Doc!
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58 Ray
Posted 2008-12-30 1:01 AM (#157191 - in reply to #105687)
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1959 - South Broadway - Denver (Couple of 57 Plymies on the right, might be some other FL's)

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Sonoramic60
Posted 2008-12-30 12:40 PM (#157252 - in reply to #156080)
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Stanford --
The most common machine gun mounted in American fighter aircraft in WWII was the Browning .50 Cal. M2-AN (a version of the old "Ma Deuce," the M-2). A complete (i.e., case, projectile, and disintegrating link) "50 Caliber" or "Point Fifty" (in RAF or RAC lingo) round is approximately 3/4" wide. The maximum number of rounds carried in a fighter such as the P-51 was 450 rounds per gun, so 450X0.75"/36=9.375, or "the whole nine yards."
Mike --
I'm curious: why did you wear the kilt at your wedding? Did you lose an election bet? It's so much easier being of Slovenian descent -- all we are obliged to do is eat klobase and drink beer!
Joe
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2008-12-30 4:45 PM (#157290 - in reply to #157252)
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I actually WON the bet!

It is neat to see angled parking on Broadway! I can't tell where this was, but it appears to be looking south. I suspect if it was looking north, you would see downtown in the distance. This might be south of the "miracle mile" or you would probably see the old Woolworth Building on the west side of the street. Great picture!
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58 Ray
Posted 2009-01-01 1:37 AM (#157467 - in reply to #105687)
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It has to be facing south. 

Cave of the Winds:

 

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2014-04-21 5:58 PM (#437163 - in reply to #157467)
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A very dressy 1955 Dodge at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2014-04-23 6:04 PM (#437450 - in reply to #437163)
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...and a 1957 Plymouth making it's way up. I know I have seen a photo of a 1958 Plymouth with "Perkins Chrysler Plymouth" painted on the side, but darned if I can find it...



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Rodger
Posted 2014-06-15 11:20 PM (#445279 - in reply to #105687)
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This just appeared on the other part of this site.



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2014-06-20 4:07 PM (#445886 - in reply to #445279)
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Fantastic! I never saw the old Antlers in person. The new building has a few of the old touches, but none of the character.
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Rodger
Posted 2014-06-26 5:22 PM (#446802 - in reply to #105687)
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Does a view of The Royal Gorge count ???



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2014-06-26 5:25 PM (#446806 - in reply to #446802)
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back when cars could drive over it! That must have been a creepy feeling - right in the middle of that one in your 1959 Plymouth wagon!
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2014-06-26 5:52 PM (#446812 - in reply to #446806)
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I will try a couple.



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-05-08 2:10 PM (#562982 - in reply to #446812)
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This one appeared in the big thread up top.  It sure looks like the Rockies - maybe Colorado, but I can't place where.  Does anyone know?





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