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Got an old photo of you as a kid next to a car?

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1 hour ago, Lebowski said:

 

I went to kindergarten at Glen Flora and then 8 years at St. Anastasia and then (unfortunately) 4 years at Carmel HS for Boys in Mundelein. A kid in my grade school class named Gary Berg lived at the corner of Jackson and Ridgeland. Most summers I caddied at Glen Flora CC or was out playing golf so I didn't play much baseball. I was in the Army from 1971-73 and then moved to California in 1977....

i never got into Golf although i knew  a couple of guys who caddied at Glen Flora. Names iffy, Barry someone and Something Bakanic I think.  My Glen Fora times started in 4th grade, then off to Danial Webster and WTHS later. No service fore, 4F(too fat to fight).

Time has dimmed names of others except those I still occasionally see. And I admit not too many of them.

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16 years old with a 36 year old car.  My first car.  The only kid in high school with a 36 Buick when everyone else was driving a Camaros, Mustangs, etc.

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this is me at the age of 18, replacing the rear leaf springs on my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina, that i bought the year before, 1973, the car is still with me 45 years later. the car was my second high school car, but the first car i paid for with my own money.

 

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We have lots of pics with me and cars, that was my 1st love outside the house, ha !  Here I am in 1949, which seems to be the oldest of my pics after learning to walk, and no idea whose car, but probably my aunts, as my folks didn't get a car until 52 or 53.  I was one of those brats that named the make of every car I could see, ha !

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Friend from next door and me (the smaller one) sitting on the running board of my Dad's 1st service truck, he had a TV sales and service business in the 50s and early 60s. I'm guessing this was around 1951.

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Not exactly a kid, though it feels that way now. This was taken in October of 1972, a few weeks before my 21st birthday. I'm the one in the front, grinning. My goal was to get an antique Rolls before I was 21 and I made it by a few weeks. We towed it home, down route 95, through the center of Providence, RI with a rope because we didn't know anyone who owned a trailer. My pal Paul Zangari is in the car and another friend, Drew Mowbray, standing by the door. Paul and his brother are still my only local "old car" friends.

 

The car is a '29 aluminum head PI. It didn't run because the engine was apart and had been since before I was born - which is why I could afford to buy it.

 

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This is me in Jan 1943 in Beauford S.C.

1941 Chevy in background

I was born on April18 1941

my mother wrote the note on the back of picture,

I just discovered the note on the photo ten minutes ago.

I was told many years ago that we were inBeauford S.C. because my father was a dredge boat man and was dredging Paris

Island slip for USMC

You gotta admit I was pretty cute then,went downhill since

Ken

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Ok, I finally found a picture of me, about 1959.  With a few of the neighborhood girls on my street.

 

 

 

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 We did not own a car when I was a child, but we always had trucks. I trust it is OK to show one of them.

I'm leaning on our Morris Commercial, en route to a horse show in Adelaide, a trip of 250 miles. Throughout my childhood I mainly rode on the backs of trucks. With 7 kids, there was little room in the cab. This would be around 1960.

 

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Being born in the 70's I missed all the cool cars.  First cool car I had a photo with,  would be this Duessy or Duessy II.  At that age I don't know if it was real or not.  We were on Vacation in Florida at Rosie Ogrady's Church street station.  Had to love the pre digital camera days.  Why Mom didn't have me move out from behind the pole,  I'm not sure.  That car Kind of left an impression.

Later when I finally got my first real old car a 1956 Olds I bought when I was 16. The first photo is a couple days after I got it and we took it out of the garage for photos. 

Second is a shot about a year and half later taken directly from my senior yearbook.  The third is a photo of me and my very small class from the same book.  Back when I had a full head of hair and a pompadour.  Man I miss those days. 

Last is a shot of my son trying to get him into digging old cars.  Looks like he is about ready to go cruise main drag in this one. 

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The ONLY photos I could find of me near an old car at an early age are these two of my 1965 Studebaker Commander 'rolling parts car'.  I already owned a 1964 Daytona which I bought in 1976 in far nicer shape when it was suggested I find a winter beater to drive when salt was used on the roads.  Just by chance, this running '65 Commander came up for sale the previous fall for $100, and it proved to be a reliable winter beater with an excellent heater.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, these photos were taken in March of 1978 by a friend of mine upon leaving his place, a month before my 18th birthday, and about a month and a half before I permanently parked it and parted it out, whereby it did yield a few parts for my '64 Daytona, of which I still own after 42 years.

 

Craig

 

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I have no idea why Dad took my picture in a high chair, but it's early-1958 and I'm next to their '56 Mercury Custom 2DRHT.

It was their first new car, and the one that took me home from the hospital in suburban L.A.

 

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My Cousin David was about three years older than me, standing next to the Mercury, a picture that West Peterson

kindly colorized for me many years ago. It was Heath Green and Classic White, a real stunner.

 

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TG

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The uploader would only let me add the three at once so this is continued from above. 

That's what's left of original paint on the 48 Chevy "super" .  Even better than the regular fleetline aero.  Not many came in the rare Super package. ;)  Supposably customized by a GI prior to going and not returning from Korea.  It was bought off his family in the late 90's I believe by the fellow I bought it from in 2008. 

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Here’s a couple of myself when I was bit younger not sure who’s Austin seven I’m standing beside but I used to love going to Vintage car rally’s and hitching a lift with who ever was willing to take me. Next photo is me and Dad with my 27 Chev just freshly restored I’m age 20

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I have one but it's X rated. Every Labor Day we had a family reunion at a park in Sioux Falls, SD and there were 13 children in my Dad's family so there were a bunch of folks. In 1941 when I was 5 years old someone snapped a shot of me standing in the middle of the roof of our 36 Nash and peeing off the passengers side, all about 40 feet away from the picnic tables. EVERYONE wanted a copy.

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On ‎6‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 11:08 AM, nzcarnerd said:

By 1960 we were using my grandfather's 1934 Buick (Series 40 with body by Holdens of Australia) for a trip away - I think this is Picton a town a day's drive north, at the north end of the South Island. I am the eldest of the three boys there. My mother is still in good health at 88. The car is still in storage awaiting restoration. which is probably not an economical prospect as the wood frame body need a full rebuild.

 

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I have edited the details in this one, and added something. I posted this photo on a facebook page and got an answer to the location. The Bellbird Motel in Picton. It is still there!

 

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I'm not in the photo but am the one behind the camera. Left to right are my sister, a neighbor boy and my brother posing in the 1927 Chevrolet my father FINALLY bought me after I pestered him a long time for an antique car. It was about 1957 and I was 14 at the time. He paid $25 for it.

 

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This was a true barn find, pictured here with my sister at the wheel just after we removed it from the barn. We pumped up the tires and my dad towed it home 70 miles with a rope. You wouldn't dare try that today. His friend steered and stopped the '27. I got it running and drove it around the neighborhood some but never got around to restoring it. 

 

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Not long after that I was able to purchase this 1928 Chrysler 52  from the original owner for $15. After replacing a broken axle I  got it running and actually drove it to high school and college occasionally and on a couple of AACA local tours, one about 100 miles long. With the help of a friend we replaced all the bad wood but never completed the restoration.

 

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By the time I got my drivers license I had four cars -- these two and a parts car for each. but ultimately life interfered (marriage, baby, etc.) and I sold them all to raise funds for a down-payment on our first home.

 

Don

 

 

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14 years old with my $25 or $30 '41 OLds.

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In the background of my project car at the time.

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One project car has always seemed so natural. I feel uncomfortable when they all run.

 

 

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