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In honor of Father’s Day

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Please post your favorite photo(s) of your father with his car(s). 

 

This is one of my father with the Skyliner. This is a picture of a photo, so it’s not real clear. Eventually, when I get unpacked from moving (again this week), I will try to post some others. I have some of him even as a teen in Inkster, (and probably Dearborn Heights also), Michigan, in the 50’s, with his first flatheads. 

 

Happy Father’s Day to you all. Wish I could spend it with my dad. 

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Here is my dad behind the wheel of his 26 Model T Fordor. My sister (left) my cousins (middle) and I (right) can't wait for our ride. Below is the same group at dad's memorial earlier this year. Missing him a lot today.

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Thank you for sharing Eric. Very neat pics. Sorry for your loss. I miss my father also due to his memory loss. I have to move this weekend and am unable to make the 4 hour trip to see him. I hope you find some peace in your happy memories with your father, as I do. 

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This was taken when my grandfather bought his brand new 34 Dodge.

My dad (at sixteen) at the wheel and his younger brother standing. Uncle Bill lost his life in WWII so I never met him.

I recall my dad commenting on his dad bragging that he drove his Dodge from Seattle to Detroit and back and never had to take a wrench to it.

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My Dad with me and our 1926 Chrysler Model 58 and my 1931 Dodge Brothers business coupe in the garage....thanks for instilling the old car bug in me, Dad. I miss you so.

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How I wish I could locate the photo I have of my father standing next to a 1948 Chrysler he bought in the early 1950s.  He was a fan of Chrysler’s all his life.  I got my shade tree mechanic skills from him as our cars usually came from the back lot line up at the local used car dealerships.

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In 1966 my dad bought a new Chevrolet 3/4 ton truck, long bed custom camper special with 327 cid, auto, and 4 barrel carb.   He kept it until recently when he gave it to my younger brother who just started to restore it to like new condition with the intention of giving it to his son when he is old enough to drive.   My nephew is three years old which means my brother has 13 years to get the truck restored.  

 

Attached is a picture of my brothers, and I, with the Chevy truck when new.   My oldest brother is on the left, younger brother in the middle, and I am on the right.

The second picture was taken about a month ago when my dad was released from a long stay in a nursing home.  Dad is in the middle, with my younger brother on the right and his son, the next owner of the truck, is on the left.  I guess you could say three generations and one truck.   My young nephew calls the truck "my truck" and one time managed to start the truck all by himself - at the age of three.   My brother did not know his son had started the truck until he heard the engine rev.   

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VL2. Great thread. You should know dads think it’s Father’s Day when ever our daughter shows up.  It doesn’t have to be a Hallmark weekend. 

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I don't have a pic of my dad with one of his cars but I do have one of him with a jeep owned by our favorite uncle. It was taken in 1945 when he was 18 and an MP in the Army. In the background is the Pentagon. He died in 2012. Happy Father's Day, Pop!

 

 

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Here is a picture of me and my dad, from about 10 years ago. (had black/white film in the camera) I  just got back from a road trip. Went to KS to pick up my 49 Cad. And was in the middle of vacuuming out half eaten acorns. Something was living in the car, and loved to pack in acorns, and eat just half, maybe the other half was being saved for the Y2K Apocalypse.   

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Victoria, my Dad wasn't much of a "poser", or even much of a car guy since he worked at dealerships all day,  so it was hard to get a pic of him, but here he is with our 55 Studebaker Champion and me acting like a monkey......  My Grandad, ( on Mom's side ) on the other hand loved cars and wasn't a bit bashful. He was my "other Dad".  Both gone, both dearly missed. The Chevy was Grandad's last car, my cousin is with him.

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I have this picture of my dad framed in the garage. He's being the "sidewalk engineer" as I dismantled my Fiat near the beginning its restoration. Sorely missed.

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My Dad loved cars and instilled that in me.  He didn't have old cars, but supported me in my endeavors.  When I turned 16 and was given a handed-down 8 year old Dodge (1961 Dodge Polara 2HT that he bought new), I told him I thought it needed a tune-up.  Thinking he would say, "We'll take it to the shop", he surprised me and said, "We'll buy the tools and parts and do it our self, if we break something we can't fix, then it will go to the shop".  We did my first tune-up together and it worked.  He loved attending shows and events with me.

 

Dad and his older sister on Grandpaw's 1919 Maxwell.  His sister is now 103.

 

 

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Here he is on the left with his life long friend with his first car.  This is about 1942.  Both of them left North Carolina for the first time to work in the Glenn L. Martin factory building the Martin B-26 Marauder in Baltimore.   Both were drafted from there, Dad serving in the 164th Combat Engineers in Europe.

 

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His last car, another coupe was a 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trafeo.  I miss him dearly.  He was a great father and friend and I would not be the person I am without him.LEB_Toro1a.jpg.dceee50a2785f7221e2333a88de01650.jpg

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My dad (b. 1915, d.2013) with his 1941 Nash and in his USMC uniform during WWII.  The best dad a son could have.

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Here is Dad with his 1920 Overland touring playing the part.

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Restoring his beloved 1928 Whippet.

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It took him 28 years to complete an amature restoration but he was proud of it!

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Thinking of you every time I look at the cars Dad.

RIP

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Victoria,  thanks for such a wonderful and timely thread. I also have to say how much I have appreciated the subsequent additions. 

I hope everyone enjoys the weekend. I'm taking my Lincoln and kids to the Motor Muster in Greenfield Village. It should be fun.

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Here is my Dad, I am named after him and he was the best traveling partner you could have.  From him, I learned how to enjoy traveling on the road, where to eat, where to stop.  It started when were young as we went everywhere by car. It has continued through life. We drove cross country both east West and North South.  It didn't matter to him where we went as long as we were going. I am leaving Monday for Denver and wish he was going with us.

 

He was a Navy pilot during WW2 and a private pilot afterwards and taught me how to fly.  He was a golfer since boyhood and instilled that love on all his sons. 

 

I miss him a lot and think of him often. 

 

Thanks Victoria for this thread.

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Fathers day ---

 my favirot 

me and my dad driving  my 1929 Doge  GOOD TIMES  . Me and my kids and wife departing for a long sail showing my kids how to have fun.sailing .both my boys are in to rebuilding cars. eat ,sleep,breathe , cars ,''go to church'' car's.  chip off the block!

me and my youngest daughter  are now looking for her first car to do a frame off together . { Daddy's little girl}  DAD taught me how to be a good DAD. 

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