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In honor of Father’s Day

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The senior assisted living facility where my father lives had a Fathers Day car show today.   I took my 1929 Studebaker President.    Some of the residents are over 100 years old.   They really enjoyed seeing my 1929.  I got to talk to many of the residents and relive with them the memories of cars older than mine that they had when they were just old used cars.   

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I remember my wife’s grand father always drove Buick’s. His last one was a 225 gun boat that her dad had to finally take the keys away from him as he was very dangerous on the road. He was living with her parents and they put the car in their garage (her mom’s car of course was left out on the drive). Little did they know he had a third set of keys. He opened the garage door got in, started it up, dropped it into gear and proceeded to drive it into the family room. Went for drive instead of reverse. Father’s Day 1974 an hour before the whole family was showing up for the picnic. Dad asked me to disable the car after that. 

Hope you all have a happy Father’s Day. 

Dave S 

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Here is Dad at about age ten. A relative had just purchased a brand new 1947 or 1948 Frazer from the Willow Run factory in Michigan and drove up to visit family in Saskatchewan (that's in Canada) and he got to steer this car around the farm yard sitting on the uncles' lap. It was a new and exciting experience for him and apparently made quite an impression, he now owns 4 Kaiser/Frazer automobiles.

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Here is my Dad... I'm not sure what year this is, he was born in 1931, so maybe he is 6 or 7 years old?? And the car behind him... I'm not sure of the make....   any ideas ?  The other picture is his first car that he purchased after serving in the Navy ... 1955 or 1956 Ford.  Dad passed in 2000, but thanks to him, I enjoy working and driving these vintage autos !

 

Happy Father's Day

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50 minutes ago, STEVE POLLARD said:

Here is my Dad... I'm not sure what year this is, he was born in 1931, so maybe he is 6 or 7 years old?? And the car behind him... I'm not sure of the make....   any ideas ?  The other picture is his first car that he purchased after serving in the Navy ... 1955 or 1956 Ford.  Dad passed in 2000, but thanks to him, I enjoy working and driving these vintage autos !

 

Happy Father's Day

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Pretty sure that’s a 56. The other maybe a 40’s Ford? You will get an answer here from the pros. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks guys for the information, I appreciate it. I remember him speaking about Crestliner, Saratoga and Karmann Ghia's that he had during the 50's...But  I do remember the Covair's and Impalas during the 1960's when I came along !

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My dad had a service station on Long Island, NY  and much time and energy was spent racing cars in the late 20's and 30's. The other picture is him coming home after stealing my car which he would do any time I slept late.900192750_dadsracecar.jpg.990fdaca28502ac275e217609ac8a3e3.jpg635430605_docin62.jpg.0870d947cf85c91119fc05deaf164bd3.jpg

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VL2,

Sorry I'm late to the party but here's a couple copies of copies of photos of my dad with cars from back when.  He was born in 1925 and passed away in 1971 after an accident. In the second photo he's with his father, my grandfather and finally,  in the last photo we see him in his Navy uniform after being recalled to active duty for the Korean war.

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